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Study evaluates post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 in US university

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 09:24
Researchers examined the prevalence and predictors of long coronavirus disease (COVID) in a sample representing a Washington, DC University staff in the United States of America (USA).

Researchers develop a new smartphone-based tool to detect visual impairment in young children

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 08:58
Researchers conducted a prospective, multicenter, observational study between 14 January 2020 and 30 January 2022 in China.

The safety profile of the first and second monovalent and bivalent BNT162b2 mRNA booster vaccines in older adults

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 08:51
Researchers evaluated the safety profiles of booster doses of the monovalent and bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2 in adults above the age of 60.

What are the long-term effects of PM2.5 components on the prevalence of hypertension?

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 08:28
Researchers conducted a nationwide cross-sectional analysis of the long-term consequences of particulate matter and its five components on hypertension among participants from 13 Chinese provinces.

Human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus detection using ribonucleic acid sequencing among smokers

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 08:19
Researchers identified serological Hepatitis C virus (HCV) signatures and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) signatures through the secondary utilization of ribonucleic acid sequencing (RNA-seq) analysis data among previous and existing smokers with or without COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Direct stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy combined with different labeling approaches for the visualization and quantification of ACE2 on different cells

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 07:59
Researchers performed dSTORM (direct stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy) with several labeling techniques for visualizing and quantifying ACE2 receptor expression on various cells.

Evidence of increased antipsychotic medication prescription rates among individuals with dementia during COVID-19 pandemic

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 07:54
Researchers investigated global trends in antipsychotic medication prescribing for individuals with dementia during the pre-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic period and the pandemic period.

Importance of Global Pandemic Predictions for Future Outbreaks; How prepared are we?

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 07:50
In this interview, we speak to Ron Gutman, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Intrivo, about the importance of global pandemic predictions for future outbreaks.

Third booster dose of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine associated with 90% reduction in COVID-19 deaths

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 07:29
A booster (third) dose of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was associated with a 90% reduction in death in people with multiple health conditions compared to 2 doses, according to a new study from Hong Kong published in CMAJ.

Repression of endothelial TLR3 is a potential mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 infection-associated lung vascular remodeling

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 06:29
Researchers investigated whether endothelial TLR3 insufficiency contributes to lung vascular remodeling induced by SARS-CoV-2.

Researchers develop scale to assess antibiotic resistance awareness among healthcare professionals

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 06:14
Researchers developed an antibiotic resistance (ABR) awareness scale to assess ABR awareness among human healthcare professionals (HHCPs) and animal healthcare professionals (AHCPs).

Does a second monovalent SARS-CoV-2 mRNA booster increase neutralizing activity to Omicron variants in nursing home residents and healthcare workers?

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 06:00
Researchers investigated whether the second booster dose of monovalent COVID-19 mRNA vaccines increases antibody titers and neutralization potential against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron VOC among NH residents and HCWs.

Study suggests robust lung mucosal immunity against SARS-CoV-2 can be better achieved through hybrid immunity, as opposed to peripheral vaccination alone

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 04:41
Researchers characterized immunological responses by pulmonary mucosal tissues post-COVID-19 vaccination and/or SARS-CoV-2 infection, to assess the impact of hybrid immune protection on the durability of mucosal immunological responses.

Scientists Develop a Cancer Vaccine to Simultaneously Kill and Prevent Brain Cancer

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 03:45
Dual-action cell therapy engineered to eliminate established tumors and train the immune system to eradicate primary tumor and prevent cancer’s recurrence.

NUS scientists breathe new life into an existing drug to fight T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 00:08
​A team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore, led by Associate Professor Takaomi Sanda and Dr Lim Fang Qi, has breathed new life into an existing drug—combatting a type of blood cancer called T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or T-ALL.

Research supports weight-neutral care for women with binge eating disorders

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 23:37
In a recent study published in the journal eClinical Medicine, researchers in the United States reported findings of qualitative research that they pursued to understand the perceived impact of weight stigma and weight-neutral care among women receiving treatment for binge eating disorder (BED) with type 2 diabetes. BED is the most common eating disorder in the United States (US).

Decreasing anesthetics during procedures without compromising patient care can reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 23:27
Anesthesiologists can play a role in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming by decreasing the amount of anesthetic gas provided during procedures without compromising patient care, suggests new research being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' ADVANCE 2023, the Anesthesiology Business Event.

A wearable ultrasound sensor provides real-time cardiac imaging

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 23:19
In a recent article published in the journal Nature, a team of researchers described a wearable ultrasonic device that allows cardiac function to be assessed directly in real-time, with improved coupling between human skin and the device, making the examination of the left ventricle during motion possible from different views.

Magnetic microrobot probe can quantify the stiffness and traction forces of cell colonies and embryos in vivo

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 22:48
In a recent study published in the journal Science Robotics, a team of researchers created a magnetic microrobot probe that can quantify the stiffness and traction force of tumor cell colonies and developing vertebrate embryos.

Study shows COVID-19 induces body fat and other metabolic changes

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 22:31
In a recent study published in the journal Cureus, researchers explored the relationship between severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and levels of serum insulin, body fat distribution, and insulin resistance (IR) estimated by homeostasis model assessment (HOMA).