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Rapid infectious disease shifts in Chinese children and adolescents prior to COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Deaths of children and adolescents in China due to infectious diseases were becoming rare prior to the covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study. more
Why the coronavirus slipped past disease detectives  LIVE SCIENCE · 16 hours
Groups of scientists tasked with identifying pandemic-prone microbes like the novel coronavirus were stretched too far and thin. more
New family of molecules to join altered receptors in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
An article published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry shows a new family of molecules with high affinity to join imidazoline receptors,... more
Deaths of Chinese children, adolescents from infectious diseases prior to COVID-19 found to be rare  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Deaths of children and adolescents in China due to infectious diseases were becoming rare prior to the COVID-19... more
Study of rare genetic disorder that causes severe eyesight problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Nagano prefecture is home to a group of people effected with a rare genetic neurodegenerative disorder called familial amyloid polyneuropathies. This disease impacts the gene encoding protein transthyretin... more
Fox News’ Jesse Watters said travel bans ‘more critical in saving lives’ than COVID testing. He’s wrong.  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Defending President Donald Trump's coronavirus response, Fox News commentator Jesse Watters highlighted federal efforts... more
'Disaster' feared if sick moved to California nursing homes  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A California directive that could open the way for some patients sickened with COVID-19 to be sent from overburdened hospitals to nursing homes is being criticized by industry officials who... more
How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists. Although it's not yet known how important this is to... more
International Panel Releases Guidelines on Management of ICU Patients with COVID-19  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 panel, which includes 36 experts from 12 countries, has... more
New treatment for childhood anxiety works by changing parent behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A study reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), is as efficacious as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of childhood... more
Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic's advance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research. In laboratory experiments, the masks significantly... more
Even if you test negative for COVID-19, assume you have it, experts say  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
No diagnostic test is 100% accurate, but experts have still expressed concern at the accuracy of the COVID-19 tests. more
Tissue dynamics provide clues to human disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have studied oscillating patterns of gene expression, coordinated across time and space within a tissue grown in vitro, to explore the molecular causes of a rare human hereditary disease known as spondylocostal dysostosis. more
Science News » Supporting Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic  NIMH · 2 days
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful – it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense... more
GlobalData: Rapid POC tests to accelerate testing capacity for diagnosing COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
There is a current worldwide lack of testing capacity for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The frontline response for diagnosing COVID-19 has been polymerase chain reaction... more
COVID-19 adversely impacts patients with cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
COVID-19 has a significant impact on patients with pre-existing conditions, many of which fall under the cardiovascular and metabolic disorder category. more
UK diagnostics firm develops rapid test to fight against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A team of UK biotech experts are close to delivering a sophisticated and affordable testing technology that will complement the simple binary COVID-19 tests currently in use. more
Investigating Human Disease with Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Dr. Andrew Webb describes how his lab uses mass spectrometry-based techniques to understand the role of post-translational modifications in human disease. more
First SARS-CoV-2 genomes in Austria openly available  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The COVID-19 outbreak caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 12 March 2020. It is thought to have been transmitted from wild animals to humans... more
COVID-19: How satellites can help  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has virtually paralyzed daily life as we know it. Even when the spread of this highly infectious disease has been stemmed, the world will face huge challenges getting back to normal. To help support... more
As the country disinfects, diabetes patients can’t find rubbing alcohol  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
While the masses hunt for toilet paper, Caroline Gregory and other people with diabetes are on a different mission: scouring stores for the rubbing alcohol or alcohol swabs... more
The Latest: German official says deaths likely undercounted  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The head of Germany’s disease control agency says the number of people who die of COVID-19 is likely being undercounted more
Robots can play a major role in COVID-19 battle  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Robots can significantly help in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that is spreading across the globe. As the number of cases tops one million, and the death toll... more
Loss of smell hints at coronavirus infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The most common signs and symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) include fever, dry cough, and difficulty of breathing. But patients who were infected recall another bizarre symptom tied to the coronavirus infection – loss... more
Study shows way to safely remove low-risk penicillin allergy labels in ICU patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Many patients previously diagnosed with a penicillin allergy can have their allergy label removed after testing and safely undergo treatment with penicillin... more
UK lockdown is slowing down coronavirus spread, study says  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has rippled across the globe and affected about 180 countries and territories. The number of infections skyrocketed, prompting many countries and territories to impose lockdowns... more
How to legally and ethically respond to COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Few novel or emerging infectious diseases have posed such vital ethical challenges so quickly and dramatically as the novel coronavirus. more
Study investigates if the body's immune response to infections changes with seasons  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Ground breaking new research is underway at the University of Surrey in collaboration with Columbia University to investigate if the body's immune response to... more
Lessons learned from the Italian COVID‐19 outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
As Italy grapples with the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a new study has shed light on the country’s fight against the deadly disease. Italy is one of the hardest-hit countries of the global... more
COVID-19: What the illness looks like  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
With increasing information about COVID-19 disease gathered first-hand, a more accurate picture of the clinical features is coming together. more
Starving pancreatic cancer cells of cysteine may induce tumor ferroptosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests a compound in development for a rare kidney stone disease may... more
Trial drug could potentially inhibit COVID-19, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A drug already tested against lung disease could potentially inhibit COVID-19 by reducing the coronavirus load that enters the lungs and other organs. more
Nanoneedle technology licensed for early detection of disease, biomarker discovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A Boston-based startup company, NanoMosaic LLC, intends to commercialize a high-throughput, high-sensitivity platform for analyte detection developed at Harvard University. more
Potential of using psychedelic drugs in psychiatry  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Before they were banned about a half century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. Researchers say it's time for regulators, scientists, and... more
COVID-19 Candidate Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam has developed a potential vaccine against... more
How COVID-19 disease models shape shutdowns, and detecting emotions in mice  Science Magazine · 3 days
On this week’s show: The importance of forecasting in pandemic policy, and artificial intelligence that can detect facial expressions in mice more
Study: China’s Control Measures Delayed Spread of COVID-19, Prevented 744,000 Cases  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Responding to an outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease,... more
Iran parliament speaker, Israeli health minister have virus  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Iran’s parliament says speaker Ali Larijani has contracted the new coronavirus, the country's highest-ranking government figure yet to catch the disease, while in Israel several top officials entered quarantine when the health... more
Newly discovered biostability in DNA structures may lead to enhanced design of therapeutics  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers discovered an already existing biostable DNA motif applicable to the design of new drug carriers and diagnostics. more
Whooping cranes form larger flocks as wetlands are lost—and it may put them at risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Over the past few decades, the critically endangered whooping crane (Grus Americana) has experienced considerable recovery. However, in... more
Penn State engineer developing point-of-care testing device to diagnose COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A point-of-care testing device that may help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in Penn State's College... more
Medical teams need to be extra vigilant when dealing with diabetics during COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Doctors need to pay particular attention to patients with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus in relation to COVID-19 infections, say... more
Patients with chronic liver disease need specific care during COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Currently, there are limited data on the impact of pre-existing liver disease and the course of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with many open questions. more
Virus spreads through South Dakota family's close ties  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Infectious disease experts say that while the coronavirus spreads fast in cities, rural communities are also vulnerable because of strong family ties more
Researchers team up with U.S. Coast Guard to release three baby sea turtles  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic escalates, marine biologists at Florida Atlantic University acknowledge that "wild" life must go on. Three... more
Study shows efficacy of parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions),... more
A 3-D-printed brain could make it easier to find cancer treatments  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Glioblastoma is the deadliest form of brain tumor—less than 10 percent of people who are diagnosed with it will survive more than five years. more
Plant protection: Communication instead of poison  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Increasing drought and heat seriously affect plants. In the Upper Rhine area, for example, climate change results in the development of new plant diseases, an example being Esca, a disease that causes vines to die. Researchers... more
Bioengineering biomimetic human small muscular pulmonary arteries  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
During the progression of pulmonary hypertension, structural and functional changes in the small muscular arteries play a significant role and contribute to the disease. Bioengineers aim to develop advanced, anatomically biomimetic in vitro models... more
COVID-19: how can satellites help?  ESA · 3 days
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has virtually paralysed daily life as we know it. Even when the spread of this highly infectious disease has been stemmed, the... more
The Latest: Fauci unsure why some get sicker than others  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Dr. Anthony Fauci  says medical experts don't know why some seemingly healthy people infected by the new coronavirus develop only mild or no symptoms but others become very... more
Rodents and a rocket carried these researchers' dreams to space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The human body evolved within the constant force of Earth's gravity. To prevent bone and muscle atrophy during their stays in space, astronauts must exercise every day. For... more
Study looks at Russian trolls that polarize vaccination efforts  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
There has always been controversy surrounding vaccines, but in the past, that was usually overridden by fear of the disease itself. The diseases vaccines prevent can be dangerous or even... more
Patients with hypertension, diabetes and heart disease more likely to die from COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) evolves, important information emerges, thanks to studies and analyses undertaken by scientists and health experts. With more... more
Scientists estimate 2 to 3 percent of Hubei Province’s population has been infected with coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has shocked the world. It was first reported in Wuhan City, Hubei Province,... more
The Latest: Israel's health minister has new coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Israel's health minister, who has had frequent contact in recent weeks with Prime Minister Netanyahu and other top officials, has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus more
Israel's health minister has virus, top officials to isolate  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Israel's health minister, who has had frequent contact with top officials, has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus and is being treated in isolation more
What are coronaviruses and COVID-19?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The current COVID-19 pandemic is caused by a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. more
Tracking tau protein yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. more
PREDICT receives extension to provide emergency support for COVID-19 outbreak response  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
PREDICT will provide emergency support to other countries for outbreak response including technical support for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease... more
Measuring the severity of COVID-19 using a model-based analysis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have modeled the progression and severity of COVID-19. Their study titled “Estimates of the severity of coronavirus disease 2019: a model-based analysis” was published in the latest issue of... more
CVD risk among people with HIV varies by geography, income  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
People living with human immunodeficiency virus infection are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people without HIV. more
Estimating the case fatality ratio for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 disease has affected 932,605 individuals and has taken 46,809 lives worldwide. Now, researchers have published a review on the likelihood of survival after... more
Researchers identify risk gene for Alzheimer's development  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Central South University in China have for the first time identified a gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. more
New CT scoring criteria for timely diagnosis, treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Updated CT scoring criteria that considers lobe involvement, as well as changes in CT findings (i.e., ground-glass opacity, crazy-paving pattern, and consolidation), could quantitatively... more
Remdesivir Has Therapeutic Potential against SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus, Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Two new papers published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy provide a summary of therapeutic compounds that... more
Measles virus nucleo- and phosphoproteins form liquid-like phase-separated compartments that promote nucleocapsid assembly  Science Magazine · 4 days
Many viruses are known to form cellular compartments, also called viral factories. Paramyxoviruses, including measles virus, colocalize their proteomic and genomic material... more
Plant disease primarily spreads via roadsides  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A precise statistical analysis reveals that on the Åland Islands a powdery mildew fungus that is a common parasite of the ribwort plantain primarily spreads via roadsides because traffic raises the spores found on roadsides efficiently... more
[Research Articles] Urinary detection of lung cancer in mice via noninvasive pulmonary protease profiling  Science Magazine · 4 days
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death, and patients most commonly present with incurable advanced-stage disease. U.S. national... more
First complete German shepherd DNA offers new tool to fight disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists have mapped the genome of the German shepherd, one of the world's most popular canine breeds, after using a blood sample from 'Nala,' a healthy... more
New 3-D cultured cells mimic the progress of NASH  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A research team led by scientists from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan, has successfully established 3-D cultured tissue that mimics liver fibrosis, a key characteristic of non-alcoholic... more
The discovery of new compounds for acting on the circadian clock  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The circadian clock controls a variety of biological phenomena that occur during the course of the day, such as sleeping and waking. Perturbation of the circadian... more
Urban dogs are more fearful than their cousins from the country  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Fearfulness is one of the most common behavioural disorders in dogs. As an emotion, fear is a normal and vital reaction that helps individuals survive in... more
Plant disease primarily spreads via roadsides  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An analysis based on mathematical statistics more precise than those previously carried out uncovered the reason why powdery mildew fungi on Åland are most abundant in roadsides and crossings. The specific cause was the fact that... more
Blocking iron transport could stop tuberculosis  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
One of the most devastating pathogens that lives inside human cells is Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis. According to the World Health Organization, 1.5 million people died in 2019 from this disease that generally... more
Thermo Fisher announces availability of AcroMetrix Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) RNA Control  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the availability of the Thermo Scientific AcroMetrix Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) RNA Control, its latest quality... more
New Vivalytic Viral Respiratory Tract Infection Array can identify SARS-CoV-2 virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A game-changing point of care coronavirus test from global diagnostics company Randox Laboratories and leading technology manufacturer Bosch Healthcare Solutions will launch in April 2020. more
Stronger pandemic response yields better economic recovery  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With much of the U.S. in shutdown mode to limit the spread of the Covid-19 disease, a debate has sprung up about when the country might "reopen" commerce, to limit economic fallout from the... more
Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be sequestered “indefinitely" and be prepared to send any ill... more
With coronavirus rare in rural Florida, experts dispute way forward  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has refused to issue a statewide "stay-at-home" order to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus because the disease has not hit many areas... more
Blood centers will collect plasma from COVID-19 survivors in bid for treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Blood donation centers across the U.S. are ramping up efforts to collect plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes it could... more
The Latest: Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 in US  ABC NEWS · 4 days
As the number of coronavirus deaths continues to surge in the United States, officials are warning the disease could kill between 100,000 and 240,000... more
Stem cells used to combat COVID-19 pneumonia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The novel coronavirus first emerged in December 2019, and since then, it rippled across 180 countries, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, many people are looking for answers.... more
Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 Americans  ABC NEWS · 4 days
As the number of coronavirus deaths continues to surge in the U.S., officials warn the disease could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, even if people continue to stay home... more
Pancreatitis drug Nafamostat shows promise for coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
With the increasing number of infections across the globe, scientists have resorted to studying existing drugs in the hope of discovering a cure for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A team of researchers has found... more
Purdue scientists working to speed up diagnostic, therapeutic solutions for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the U.S. and the world, Purdue University scientists are working to move solutions to diagnose and treat the virus to... more
Study: Genetic and neural factors influence ADHD diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Genetic studies of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show that it takes many common genetic variations combining together in one individual to increase risk substantially. more
Researchers say that NSAIDs, JAK inhibitors and TNF blockers are safe to use in COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, many theories have emerged about the disease and the treatments that can... more
Paper-based device to detect coronavirus in wastewater  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread to180 countries and territories, affecting more than 850,000 people. The transmission of the coronavirus is through respiratory droplets. However, the risk of transmission through feces is low, based... more
FDA to trial malaria drugs Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week provided the necessary authorization for clinical trials of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of the novel coronavirus. These... more
Study reveals how hormone leptin contributes to weight loss  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Some call it baby fat. But recent research has shown that adults have it too--which is a good thing. Brown fat, the so-called good fat that can protect against obesity... more
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