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What is the epidemiology of monkeypox infections?

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 16:00
A new study has described the epidemiology of monkeypox infections to understand the severity and extent of recent outbreaks in non-endemic countries.

Mechanistic insights into engineered ACE2 receptor traps

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 15:10
Researchers determined the cryo-electron microscopic (cryo-EM) structures of engineered angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor traps.

Bispecific antibody exhibits high breadth and potency against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sub-lineages

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 11:07
In a new study, researchers developed bispecific-antibodies (bsAbs) against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sub-lineages.

What is the genomic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 infections in households?

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:38
In a new study, researchers assessed the genomic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 in households.

People with blood-related cancers more likely to experience COVID breakthrough infections

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:28
Individuals with blood-related cancers are more likely to experience a COVID-19 infection even after being vaccinated, a University of Kansas Cancer Center study has found.

Influence of SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection and age on humoral immunity post-three-dose COVID-19 vaccination

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:16
In a new study, researchers briefly reported the effect of SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection and age on humoral immunity following triple-dose SARS-CoV-2 messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccination.

New nurse-led techniques show promise in reducing children's needle fear

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:12
Tears, tantrums, and distress – when it comes to needles, many children struggle with anxiety. But with vaccinations becoming more regular, finding ways to help reduce needle-related fear and pain is high on the agenda.

Clinicians' reluctance to discuss possible harms of anal sex may be failing a generation of young women

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:09
Clinicians' reluctance to discuss possible harms of anal sex is letting down a generation of young women who are unaware of the risks, warn researchers in The BMJ today.

What is the impact of heat treatment on monkeypox virus?

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 09:51
In newly released research, investigators determined the inactivation of monkeypox virus (MPXV) by heat treatment.

Auckland scientists develop novel mobile-phone-based therapy for tinnitus

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 09:23
After 20 years searching for a cure for tinnitus, researchers at the University of Auckland are excited by 'encouraging results' from a clinical trial of a mobile-phone-based therapy. The study randomized 61 patients to one of two treatments, the prototype of the new 'digital polytherapeutic' or a popular self-help app producing white noise.

What are the unique traits of Long COVID?

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 09:04
In a new study, researchers identified distinctive characteristics of post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) via immune profiling.

Vitamin D promising for depression, study says

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 08:56
An extensive meta-analysis suggests that vitamin D supplementation may alleviate depressive symptoms in adults with depression. Conducted by an international team of researchers, the meta-analysis includes dozens of studies from around the world.

What is the impact of COVID-19 on male reproductive health?

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 07:40
In a recent study, researchers assessed male reproductive health three months after COVID-19 infection.

Remdesivir activates urotensin II receptor and induces cardiomyocyte dysfunction

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 07:26
In newly released research, scientists assessed the cardiac effects of remdesivir.

How should we react to the global monkeypox outbreak?

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 07:09
In a new study, researchers assessed the various aspects of the global monkeypox outbreak.

What is the association between diet of lactating mothers and breast milk oxidant-antioxidant status?

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 06:35
Researchers assessed the association between maternal diet and the oxidant-antioxidant status in breast milk.

Depression may be the strongest predictor of COVID-19-associated persistent brain fog, study finds

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 06:17
In a new study, researchers assessed the prevalence of cognitive complaints in COVID-19 patients and explored the factors associated with brain fog after one year of COVID-19 diagnosis.

How is artificial intelligence used in COVID-19 research?

Rss Feed - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 05:51
A new study discussed the roles of artificial intelligence (AI) in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Experts urge FDA to include T cell responses when evaluating COVID vaccines

Rss Feed - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 22:02
Now, a group of prominent scientists and physicians are urging the FDA to include in its guidance to vaccine developers a recommendation for T-cell assessment in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials to more comprehensively measure immune response.

Novel zoonotic Langya virus identified in China

Rss Feed - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 21:31
Scientists discuss their discovery of the novel Langya henipavirus in eastern China.