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Cancer drug helped delay progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in mice

1 hour 15 sec ago
Researchers at UBC’s School of Biomedical Engineering have discovered that an existing cancer drug could have potential as a treatment for muscular dystrophy.

Scientists prove the “neuroprotective” function of p62 protein in a mouse model

1 hour 40 min ago
Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are defined by pathogenic accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain.

Study highlights the pressing need to support people who have been shielding from Covid-19

2 hours 41 min ago
Research from a new study suggests that health anxiety among the clinically vulnerable groups who shielded at home has risen since the first pandemic wave, despite developments in viral treatment and the roll-out of the vaccination programme.

Most therapeutic antibodies for treating COVID-19 patients do not inhibit emerging Omicron subvariants

4 hours 33 min ago
The Omicron subvariants BA.1 and BA.2 of SARS-CoV-2 have dominated the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2022. In many countries, these viruses are now outcompeted by emerging subvariants, with BA.5 being responsible for the current uptick of cases in Germany.

Study finds significant difference in the gut microbiota of men with prostate cancer

5 hours 51 sec ago
Researchers have found a significant difference in the gut microbiota of men with prostate cancer, compared with those who have benign biopsies.

Remdesivir resistance in renal transplant patients with long COVID-19

6 hours 31 min ago
A new study has reported two renal transplant cases, in which individuals, after being exposed to remdesivir, developed a resistance to the drug.

Exploring association of fetal and infant weight growth patterns with impaired arterial health

7 hours 24 min ago
A new study examined the association of weight growth patterns during infancy and fetal periods with carotid distensibility and cIMT in children who are 10 years of age.

Somatic hypermutations found to enhance humoral immunity against SARS-CoV-2 variants

7 hours 30 min ago
Researchers explored the molecular basis for increased immunity against heterologous SARS-CoV-2 strains after repeated antigen exposures.

The antiviral effects of thiol drugs in COVID-19

8 hours 15 sec ago
A recent study investigated the effects of thiol drugs on SARS-CoV-2.

Study evaluates if adults with obesity and a history of SARS-CoV-2 infection demonstrate poorer T cell immunity

8 hours 41 min ago
Researchers assessed the association between obesity and T cell frequencies specific to the SARS-CoV-2 antigen.

The impact of pre-existing immunity on mRNA booster doses of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 vaccines against SARS-CoV-2

9 hours 7 min ago
Researchers assessed the impact of pre-existing immunity on mRNA booster doses of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 vaccines against SARS-CoV-2.

How sleep distress associated with melatonin imbalance may play a role in the presence, intensity, and severity of anosmia

10 hours 15 min ago
In a recent study published in the International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, researchers assessed the role of melatonin in COVID-19-associated anosmia.

HIV accelerates epigenetic aging soon after initial HIV infection

12 hours 35 min ago
HIV has an "early and substantial" impact on aging in infected people, accelerating biological changes in the body associated with normal aging within just two to three years of infection, according to a study by UCLA researchers and colleagues.

Stopping a pervasive bacterium that makes millions sick each year

12 hours 48 min ago
As we head outdoors this summer, scientists are working to clip the long, flexible appendages that enable the common bacterium Campylobacter jejuni to make its way from undercooked poultry and natural waterways into our intestinal tract where it makes millions of us sick each year.

SARS-CoV-2 can evade Paxlovid by multiple mechanisms

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 23:06
In a recent article posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the University of South Florida, and the Catholic University of America demonstrated that the natural severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) main protease (Mpro) mutations result in nirmatrelvir resistance.

Mosaic-8 RBD-nanoparticles show promise against current and future SARS-CoV-2 variants

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 22:36
A recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server supports using mosaic sarbecovirus receptor-binding domain (RBD)-nanoparticles to discover therapeutic pan-variant and pan-sarbecovirus monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and to induce mAbs by vaccination.

Evidence review on "long-distance" airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 22:09
In a recent study published in the BMJ, researchers investigated the factors that might influence the long-distance (more than two meters) airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) in real-world indoor settings, e.g., workplaces and residential apartments.

BNT162b2 vaccine induces moderate SARS-CoV-2 immunity in children 5 to 11

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 21:48
In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of the BNT162b2 vaccine against the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant of concern (VOC) Omicron in five to 11-year-old children.

Omicron subvariants BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 show higher neutralization resistance to antibodies

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 21:32
In a recent study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, researchers investigated the neutralization sensitivity of the emerging Omicron sub-variants, BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5.