Three Teenagers With Influenza Die After Secondary Infection

The number of acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in the German population has dropped to 4.7% (Week 1). During the previous week, the figure was 7.3%. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has announced that the current value is like that of the pre-pandemic years. Nonetheless, there is still cause for concern: three teenagers with influenza infections died in the German state […]

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Roche Launches New Test to Detect Fast Spreading Omicron Subvariant

ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche has launched a new PCR test to detect a fast-spreading sub-variant of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus, the Swiss drugmaker said on Thursday. The new test specifically targets the XBB.1.5 Omicron variant and will help researchers closely track the virus’s lineage and provide insights into the epidemiology and impact it has on public health, the company […]

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An unexpected T cell exhaustion factor driving cancer immunotherapy resistance

A research team from the LKS Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has identified an unexpected driver of cancer immunotherapy resistance: the harmful effect of chronic Type I Interferon signaling on tumor-killing CD8+ T cells. These findings provided new insights into the development of exhausted CD8+ T cells, which no longer effectively limit tumor growth, and highlighted […]

Read more and Automata partner to manufacture precision engineered human cells at scale and pace

Automata, a leading robotics and automation company powering life sciences labs, today announced it is partnering with, to automate parts of the manufacturing process of their iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cell)-derived human cell products.’s precision reprogramming technology opti-ox is ideally suited for automation because it enables unprecedented consistency and scalability for the manufacture of human cells from iPSCs. The […]

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Pre-eclampsia raises risk of heart attack four-fold, study warns

Pregnancy complication suffered by the likes of Kim Kardashian may raise risk of heart attack by four-fold, study warns… so here’s the tell-tale signs to be aware of Pregnant women with pre-eclampsia four times more likely to have heart attack  A Danish study of a million pregnant women found stroke-risk was also higher Experts are calling for regular blood pressure […]

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Sleep disorders in parents and children associated with more parental stress, study finds

The rate of parental stress is greater among parents who have sleep disorders themselves, or have children with sleep disorders, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ray Merrill and Kayla Slavik of Brigham Young University, U.S., and colleagues. Sleep and stress disorders are known to have a two-way correlation, with stress […]

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Uptake low for COVID-19 vaccine boosters in immunocompromised adults

For immunocompromised adults, adherence to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mRNA monovalent COVID-19 booster dose recommendations is low, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in JAMA Network Open. Sara Y. Tartof, Ph.D., M.P.H., from Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena, and colleagues examined mRNA COVID-19 vaccine uptake and factors associated with uptake among immunocompromised adults from […]

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