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Transgender college students more likely to suffer from sleep disorders and mental health issues

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 14:25
Transgender individuals are more likely to experience discrimination, isolation, and lack of social support.

Study reveals the benefits of using thalidomide in patients with severe arteriovenous malformations

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 14:07
The same properties that caused birth defects when it was given to pregnant women, the inhibition of blood vessel formation (anti-angiogenesis), have led to an interest in thalidomide's therapeutic utility in other fields.

Super-immunity in a camelid extensively immunized with the SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 06:34
A recent study published in Cell Reports reported the development of pan-sarbecovirus nanobodies (psNbs).

Study suggests the gut microbiota may be one of the factors determining the physiological inter-sex differences in pain perception

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 06:09
Researchers investigated whether the gut-brain axis could influence pain thresholds.

Study investigates SARS-CoV-2 escape from nirmatrelvir

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 05:43
Researchers assessed SARS-CoV-2 Alpha, Delta, and Omicron variants’ resistance to nirmatrelvir, a protease inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2.

The effect on newborns’ health from marijuana use during pregnancy

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 05:20
Researchers assessed the impact of marijuana use on neonatal outcomes.

The physiological relevance and effects of probable in vivo transformation of CBD to delta9-THC in humans

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 05:03
Researchers reviewed studies on the probable conversion of orally administered cannabidiol (CBD) to delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta9-THC or THC) in humans.

A suspected zoonotic SARS-CoV-2 transmission from a cat to a human

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 04:24
Researchers investigated a suspected cat to human transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

Association of neuronal and non-neuronal GABA with neuropsychiatric illness in COVID-19 patients

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 01:41
A new study published in the journal Reports focused on the hijacking of the pancreatic, endothelial, and gut GABA by SARS-CoV-2 and its associated pathology along with interventions.

Core body temperature increases host resistance to influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 infection

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 01:09
A recent article posted to the Research Square* preprint server demonstrated that high body temperature elevates gut microbiota-reliant host resistance against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and influenza A viral infection.

Study reveals a potential ‘vicious circle’ between satisfaction with partners and mental health for males

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 01:08
A new study investigating if mental health helps shape satisfaction with partners has revealed there are differences between females and males – with men having the potential to experience a ‘vicious circle’.

Exploring the impact of climate change on lymphedema symptoms

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 00:57
Flinders University studies to determine if people with lymphoedema experience symptom variations due to varying climatic conditions aim to provide better treatment outcomes for patients trying to cope with longstanding swelling in their limbs.

Study shows evidence of social benefits for autistic children with imaginary friends

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 00:48
A new study from York St John University has shown for the first time that parents of autistic children with imaginary friends report that their children are better able to understand others' minds and have stronger social skills than those autistic children with no imaginary friend.

Efficacy of BNT162b2 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sublineages and Deltacron

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 00:46
In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* pre-print server, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Pfizer Vaccines Research & Development and BioNTech assessed the neutralization titers of sera from individuals vaccinated with the BNT162b2 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine and previously infected with the Omicron sublineage BA.1.

Healthy diet interventions targeting parents of young children could provide benefits for both

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 00:32
Parents are the most important ‘agents of change’ for influencing child lifestyle behaviours – so healthy diet interventions aimed at engaging only parents can be more effective than those aimed at both parents and their children, according to researchers from Flinders University, the University of Newcastle and University of Wollongong.

Study finds Moderna COVID vaccine efficacy peaks at 94% after 120 days

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 00:24
A recent research letter posted to the JAMA Network Open assessed the durability of immunity conferred by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-1273 vaccine.

Tackling psychological distress among older people in rural Australian communities

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 00:18
Psychological distress is acute for older people with multiple health difficulties in rural and remote areas of Australia, leading to higher health services use – but Flinders University researchers suggest that increased psychological screening in a clinical setting can help improve this situation.

Study reports robust immunity to SARS-CoV-2 including Omicron BA.1 for all three primary vaccines

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 00:05
In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, researchers in the United Kingdom investigated the effect of two Pfizer/BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine doses or Oxford/AstraZeneca AZ1222 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination and a subsequent BNT162b2 booster dose in a cohort of healthcare workers (HCWs) over six to nine months.

Research reveals why a large group of cancers are vulnerable to FDA-approved IDH1 inhibitors

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 23:55
A drug used to target IDH1 mutations in select cancers also appears to inhibit the wild-type form of the enzyme, under certain conditions.

First-of-its-kind study uses health data to build the most complete picture of COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 23:48
Study published in The Lancet Digital Health used health data from 57 million people in England to build the most complete picture of the pandemic in a single country to date.