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Study evaluates SARS-CoV-2-specific antibody response in human milk

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 22:15
In a recent study published in the journal Communications Biology, researchers investigated the effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine booster on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-specific antibodies in the milk of lactating women. Additionally, they explored whether the booster-induced antibody response differed from the homologous and heterologous boosting schedule of their primary vaccination.

Keto diet as a PCOS treatment

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 21:18
A recent study explores the role of the ketogenic diet in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Children's tonsils are major sites of prolonged SARS-CoV-2 infection

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 19:43
A recent study evaluates the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in children’s tonsils during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Antiviral activity of natural flavonoids against various coronaviruses

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 19:26
A recent study describes the binding affinity and docking sites of several natural compounds, as well as their inhibitory activity against 3CLpro.

Microbial polyphenols in Mediterranean diet improve cardiovascular health

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 17:26
Researchers observe a robust association between urinary phenolic metabolites, Mediterranean diet adherence, and a healthier cardiovascular status.

Pregnancy has no effect on long-term immune response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 17:14
The immunologic milieu of pregnancy has no effect on the durability of the anti-S IgG response to COVID-19 vaccination

Autistic individuals experience pain at a higher intensity than general population, study finds

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 14:05
A new study has examined the pain perception among people with autism and found that they experience pain at a higher intensity than the general population and are less adaptable to the sensation.

Inaccurately recording the start of anesthesia care results in lost billing time for medical centers

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 13:31
Inaccurately recording the start of anesthesia care during a procedure is common and results in significant lost billing time for anesthesia practices and medical centers, suggests a study being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' ADVANCE 2023, the Anesthesiology Business Event.

Serotonin can potentially accelerate degenerative mitral regurgitation, study says

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 13:04
Serotonin can impact the mitral valve of the heart and potentially accelerate a cardiac condition known as degenerative mitral regurgitation, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University's Department of Surgery in collaboration with the Pediatric Heart Valve Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Valley Hospital Heart Institute.

Doctoral research presents predictive value of biomarkers for inflammatory bowel diseases

Rss Feed - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 11:36
Under the supervision of four professors from the UMCG departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Pathology and Medical Biology, Bourgonje conducted doctoral research on the predictive value of biomarkers for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Biology underlying pair bonding and parenting may not be dictated by oxytocin receptors, study shows

Rss Feed - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 21:35
Turning a decades-old dogma on its head, new research from scientists at UC San Francisco and Stanford Medicine shows that the receptor for oxytocin, a hormone considered essential to forming social bonds, may not play the critical role that scientists have assigned to it for the past 30 years.

Nerve stimulation therapy for spinal cord injuries shows promise in animal studies

Rss Feed - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 21:25
A nerve stimulation therapy developed at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is showing promise in animal studies and may eventually allow people with spinal cord injuries to regain function of their arms.

Researchers discover how measles virus can cause a rare but fatal neurological disorder

Rss Feed - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 21:17
Researchers in Japan have uncovered the mechanism for how the measles virus can cause subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, or SSPE, a rare but fatal neurological disorder that can occur several years after a measles infection.

COVID vaccines and first boosters provided protection to pregnant women during Omicron surge

Rss Feed - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 20:51
COVID vaccines and first boosters provided significant protection to pregnant women against severe complications and death, even after the arrival of the new Omicron variant, according to a study published this week in The Lancet medical journal.

Treatment to boost white blood cells may benefit patients with glioblastoma

Rss Feed - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 20:31
A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals at least one cause of low white blood cell counts in patients treated for glioblastoma and demonstrates a potential treatment strategy that improves survival in mice.

Chemotherapy in the afternoon proved to be effective for female lymphoma patients

Rss Feed - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 13:51
Chemotherapy is a commonly used regimen for cancer treatment, but it is also a double-edged sword. While the drugs are highly effective at killing cancer cells, they are also notorious for killing healthy cells in the body.

Researchers explore respiratory syncytial virus infection before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rss Feed - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 10:36
Researchers assessed the occurrence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection prior tobefore and at the time of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Protein adduction and p53 tumor suppressor inhibition

Rss Feed - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 10:12
Researchers assessed the impact of protein adduction on p53 tumor suppressor inhibition.

Exploring an artificial neural network-based approach for detecting potentially infectious coronaviruses

Rss Feed - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 09:10
Researchers used a machine-learning (ML)-based model to identify non-human CoVs (coronaviruses) that might cause human infections.

Is there an association between parental education level and the risk of malnutrition among children?

Rss Feed - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 08:28
Researchers assessed the correlation between parental education level and the risk of malnutrition among children and parents.