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Study indicates interleukin-6-dependant pathway dysregulation as a key druggable feature of COVID-19
Researchers identified an interleukin 6 dependent alternative pathway as a therapeutic strategy against coronavirus disease 2019.
Can poor diet and lifestyle behaviors modify genomic susceptibility to impulsivity?
Researchers evaluated the effects of poor diet quality and lifestyle behaviors on modifying the genomic susceptibility to impulsivity.
Study finds recent shingles infection increases the risk of myocardial infarction
Researchers assessed myocardial infarction (MI) risk after zoster infection.
Study predicts the country-specific impact of maternal vaccination against respiratory syncytial virus
Researchers developed a mathematical model to predict the potential impact of maternal vaccination on RSV-related childhood mortality.
The importance of medicinal plants to treat and manage childhood diseases in the North West Province, South Africa
Researchers conducted an ethnobotanical survey in the North West Province of South Africa between April and August 2021 among 101 participants using semi-structured face-to-face interviews to gather information regarding medicinal plants they used for treating common childhood diseases.
Mediterranean and low-fat diets reduce the odds of mortality, heart attack in people at increased cardiovascular risk
Mediterranean and low-fat dietary programs reduce the likelihood of death and heart attack in patients at heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, finds the first comparative review based on randomized trials of seven popular dietary programs published by The BMJ today.
Babies' gut microbiome is not influenced by vaginal microbiome, new study suggests
New research suggests that exposure to the vaginal microbiome during birth may not influence babies' gut microbiome as has long been assumed.
The decision-making process for the launch of trials for COVID-19 repurposed antivirals
Researchers reviewed the decision-making process for performing randomized clinical trials for three drugs under consideration for repurposing for COVID-19 treatment: remdesivir, molnupiravir, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate.
Which functional and structural changes in the brain are associated with blood pressure elevation and cognitive impairment in humans?
Researchers identified brain structures related to cognitive impairment associated with elevated blood pressure (BP).
Study finds that current antiviral drugs retain efficacy against newly emerged Omicron subvariants
Researchers assessed the efficacy of antiviral medications against novel Omicron subvariants.
Study to compare effectiveness of pregnancy weight management interventions on gestational diabetes and weight gain
Study highlights potential of Africa's 'forgotten' food crops for climate resilience and nutrition
Scientists have identified several forgotten food crops in sub-Saharan Africa that can be incorporated into the cropping system to support climate resilience and nutrition in the region. The study has been published in the journal PNAS.
Green macroalgae Ulva: Future superfood?
A recent study published in the journal Algal Research summarized the existing knowledge on bioactive compounds in green seaweeds and Ulva spp., focusing on its application as a future superfood.
Study reveals consumer perceptions and attitudes toward spirulina and açaí foods
In a recent study published in the journal LWT - Food Science and Technology, researchers in Brazil and Switzerland examined consumer perceptions and attitudes towards açaí and Spirulina.
Study finds minimal impact of SARS-CoV-2 genome variability on current diagnostic molecular systems
The authors of a new study under review at the journal Scientific Reports and currently posted to the Research Square preprint* server proposed a novel analysis pipeline to help identify mutations in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) primer regions.
New review examines link between HDLC and different types of cancer
Researchers summarized studies on the association between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and different types of cancer
Study reveals wastewater as potential origin for mobile antibiotic resistance genes
Researchers found new evidence that wastewaters are a feasible environment for mobilizing antibiotic resistance genes.
Johns Hopkins Medicine surgeons to receive $21.4 million to advance xenotransplantation research
As part of the worldwide effort to facilitate a research and clinical pathway toward successful xenotransplantation -; the transplantation of living cells, tissues and organs from one species to another -; two Johns Hopkins Medicine surgeons, Kazuhiko Yamada, M.D., Ph.D., and Andrew Cameron, M.D., Ph.D., will receive a total of $21.4 million in funding over the next two years under two sponsored research agreements with biotechnology company United Therapeutics Corporation.
Lab-made antibodies may be able to cure people infected with yellow fever
New research from Oregon Health & Science University and collaborators indicates lab-made antibodies may be able to cure people infected with yellow fever, a virus for which there is no treatment.
Mouse avatars could help design more effective and personalized therapies for multiple myeloma
An international group of researchers, led by Dr. José Ángel Martínez-Climent at the Cima University of Navarra, has created mouse avatars of patients with multiple myeloma to study and develop personalized treatments against this blood cancer, the second most frequent hematological cancer and incurable in most cases.