The list of known genetic mitochondrial disorders is ever-growing, and ongoing research continues to identify new disorders in this category. In an article recently published in Brain, a Japanese-European team of scientists, including researchers from Fujita Health University, describe mutations in the LIG3 gene, which plays a crucial role in mitochondrial DNA replication. These mutations
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As females age, their bodies typically undergo two significant changes that generally occur during adolescence and middle age. The first, known as menarche, is the time during puberty when a girl begins having monthly menstruation cycles, which often tends to range from 8-13 years of age. She enters the second change, known as menopause, 12
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Dr. Atul Gawande said he “thinks there is something distinct going on here” when it comes to blood clotting and Johnson & Johnson‘s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine. “We have an unusual kind of blood clotting syndrome, very specific to these vaccines, in the younger age group women, and it’s not like the other kinds of cases
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has undergone many mutations throughout the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many of which have been linked to immune escape from antibodies elicited by natural infection or vaccination. A new research paper posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server deals with the impact of these mutations on adaptive
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America’s temporary pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine will not interfere with President Joe Biden‘s goal of getting the nation to some semblance of normalcy by Independence Day, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health said Tuesday. “I think this is going to be a blip on the
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a respiratory virus with an unpredictable clinical profile. The most severe clinical features occur in elderly and frail individuals, as well as those with certain predisposing medical conditions such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. A new preprint research paper
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Bochnia Hospital paramedics wear protective equipment as they transport a patient suffering of COVID-19 to a local hospital on March 17, 2021 in Bochnia, Poland. Omar Marques | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The World Health Organization said Monday the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic is now “growing exponentially” at more than 4.4 million new
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection induces various health complications all over the body. New research published in the journal Nature found the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the lungs resulted in abnormal pneumocytes and spike protein-mediated cell fusion. Their findings also showed that TMEM16F protein activation induces cell fusion. Therefore, drugs inhibiting the
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Children may not be as infectious in spreading SARS-CoV-2 to others as previously thought, according to new University of Manitoba-led research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Our findings have important public health and clinical implications. If younger children are less capable of transmitting infectious virus, daycare, in-person school and cautious extracurricular activities may be
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You’ve been looking at the lives of the incredibly successful and want to know how you can replicate their success. Want to know the secret? It’s not their superhuman discipline or overpowering ambition. It’s a matter of devising the optimal systems to keep you consistently running at peak performance, helping you slowly inch your way
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Tick-borne encephalitis is a disease just as nasty as it sounds. Once bitten by an infected tick, some people develop flu-like symptoms that resolve quietly but leave behind rampant neurological disease–brain swelling, memory loss, and cognitive decline. Cases are on the rise in Central Europe and Russia with some 10,000 incidents reported each year. Vaccines
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Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and syringe are seen in front of displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Johnson & Johnson is scaling back shipments of its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine by 86% next week as it grapples with manufacturing issues at a major plant in
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Glomerulonephritis (GN) is a disease that damages the tiny filters in the kidneys called and can affect individuals of all ages, gender, and race or ethnicity. After diabetes and high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis is the third leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S. Mayo Clinic nephrologist, Dr. Nabeel Aslam explains more about the disorder,
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Psychosocial stress – typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments – may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The study specifically suggests
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Wealthy countries have received the vast majority of the world’s supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses, while poor countries have obtained less than 1%, the World Health Organization said at a press briefing Friday. Of the 700 million vaccine doses that have been distributed across the globe, “over 87% have gone to high-income or upper- and
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