Month: May 2021

India faces a global health crisis as the number of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections reaches over 23.7 million. As the country’s health system buckles with increased admissions and a lack of resources, another health threat has emerged. Public health officials report a rare black fungus infection, called mucormycosis, which is increasingly
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A first-in-class drug under development for severe asthma passed what its developers hope is the final test: achieving its primary endpoint in a phase III registration trial dubbed NAVIGATOR and now reported in a major journal. Tezepelumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), cut the annualized rate of asthma exacerbations by more than
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Annually, more than 350,000 children in the world are affected by pediatric cancer. Radiation has improved outcomes dramatically, but the damage caused to healthy tissue can affect the long-term health of a child. While clinicians and radiation specialists design treatments using the most up-to-date information available, there hasn’t been a single guiding source of data
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insights from industryGermano TarantinoScientific DirectorPharmaNutra S.p.A In this interview, Germano Tarantino, the Scientific Director at PharmaNutra S.p.A, talks to NewsMed about long-COVID (also known as chronic COVID syndrome). To begin, can you tell us a bit about chronic COVID syndrome (also known as Long-COVID) and some of its symptoms? Long-COVID is a syndrome characterized by
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A novel gene therapy for severe combined immunodeficiency from adenosine deaminase deficiency (ADA-SCID) restored immune cell counts without death or need for enzyme replacement therapy, researchers reported. Survival without needing to re-initiate pegylated ADA enzyme replacement therapy, or have a rescue allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHCT), was 95% to 97% at last follow-up at
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under growing pressure to call for another nationwide lockdown in India as the overwhelmed health-care system struggles to fight a devastating second Covid-19 wave. But one member of Modi’s economic advisory council says state governments should have the final say in social restrictions instead. “All things considered, the current policy
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In this article PFE 22UA-DE National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins described the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid vaccine for kids aged 12 to 15 as “a big deal” in America’s push to reopen.  “This is exciting news,” said Collins. “We know that a million-and-a-half adolescents
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Gestures–such as pointing or waving–go hand in hand with a child’s first words, and twins lag behind single children in producing and using those gestures, two studies from Georgia State University psychology researchers show. Twins produce fewer gestures and gesture to fewer objects than other children, said principal researcher Seyda Ozcaliskan, an associate professor in
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Neonatal hypothermia — which occurs when an infant’s core body temperature falls below the normal range needed to maintain health — contributes to approximately one million deaths each year, and countless cases of stunted growth, almost exclusively in low- and middle-income countries. To address this common but preventable condition, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, engineers
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Countries like the UK, Israel, and the USA are now in the thick of successful vaccine campaigns against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the vaccine rollout continues, there have been thousands of anecdotal reports of receivers suffering symptoms of mild fatigue, achiness, and fever in
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On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Michelle Mauermann, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, explains peripheral neuropathy, a nerve condition that causes numbness and pain in the hands and feet. This interview originally aired March 7, 2020. Learn more about peripheral neuropathy: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352061?mc_id=us&utm_source=newsnetwork&utm_medium=l&utm_content=content&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=national&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=100721&_ga=2.129988495.281023481.1583070762-382127956.1576426874
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have developed an integrated, high-throughput system to better understand and possibly manipulate gene expression for treatment of disorders such as sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia. The research appears today in the journal Nature Genetics. Researchers used the system to identify dozens of DNA regulatory elements that act together
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Researchers have conducted an analysis of nationwide surveillance data from Israel demonstrating the real-world effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech’s BNT162b2 vaccine at protecting against infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The team – from the Israel Ministry of Health in Jerusalem, Pfizer in Collegeville, Philadelphia,
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May 6 2021 A global conference on human fertility has been warned of huge societal and ethical challenges regulating advances in gene editing in assisted reproduction. Speaking at the 10th Congress of the Asian Pacific Initiative of Reproduction (ASPIRE), Dr Catherine Racowsky said embryo gene editing was a growing likelihood among latest advances in IVF
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