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Interleukin-33 involved in immunity to Sars-CoV-2

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists and physicians worldwide undertook enormous efforts to understand the disease caused by the virus. In their latest collaborative study, researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg and

Vaccines and functional neurological disorder: A complex story, say experts

BOSTON — Videos of people experiencing severe neurological symptoms, including convulsions and difficulty walking, purportedly after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, have surfaced on Facebook, YouTube and other social media channels. The millions of people watching these videos might conclude that

Society is not ready to make human brains

Stem cell research has allowed medicine to go places that were once science fiction. Using stem cells, scientists have manufactured heart cells, brain cells and other cell types that they are now transplanting into patients as a form of cell

Sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths, study shows

Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from Covid-19, an observational study suggests. Increased exposure to the sun’s rays – specifically UVA – could act as a simple public health intervention if further research establishes it causes a reduction in

Secure type: consumers say compact logos signal product safety

Chestnut Hill, Mass. (4/6/2021) — Compact logos can encourage favorable brand evaluations by signaling product safety, according to a new study by researchers at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management and Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, who reviewed the opinions

Antifungal and antidepressant drugs may help protect against COVID-19

New research published in the British Journal of Pharmacology indicates that two currently available medications–an antifungal drug and an antidepressant–can effectively inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19 in laboratory cells. Investigators found that the antifungal itraconazole and the antidepressant fluoxetine each blocked

New insights on cause of anaphylaxis following COVID-19 vaccination

On the first day of the UK campaign for COVID-19 vaccination, there were reports of two cases of anaphylaxis–a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction–within minutes of administration of the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine. Subsequently further cases of suspected anaphylaxis to the

Urolithin A shows effective against muscular dystrophy

Progression of Duchenne Muscle Dystrophy (DMD) can be delayed in mice by supplementing their diets with Urolithin A, according to new results reported today. The findings, published in Science Translational Medicine, raise hopes that new treatment options could one-day be developed

Clinical trial completion rates decline during COVID-19 pandemic

HERSHEY, Pa.– Social distancing and lockdowns may have reduced the spread of COVID-19, but researchers from Penn State College of Medicine also report those actions may have affected clinical researchers’ ability to finish trials. Study completion rates dropped worldwide between

Public trust in the CDC falls during coronavirus pandemic

Public trust in the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has fallen during the coronavirus pandemic, with the decline bringing overall population-level trust in the agency to the same lower level of trust long held by Black Americans about

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Running with face masks potentially deadly, Sars-Cov-2 May be easily deactivated by Sunlight after all plus Data.

Running with face masks potentially deadly, Sars-Cov-2 May be easily deactivated by Sunlight after all plus Data. Running with face masks/respirators detrimental to respiratory and cardiovascular systems https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/cl-rwf032721.php#.YGJ34RGA3X8.wordpress A second look at sunlight, Researchers urge a closer examination of sunlight’s

Exposure to harmful chemicals in plastic may contribute to postpartum depression

WASHINGTON–Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may influence hormonal shifts during pregnancy as well as contribute to postpartum depression, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Postpartum depression is a serious and common psychiatric disorder that affects

New risk factors linked to increased risk of COVID-19 infection

As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, researchers have found associations between certain lifestyle factors and a person’s risk of getting infected. While it has already been established that those with Type II diabetes and a high body mass index (BMI) are

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