Candidate hepatitis C mRNA vaccine induces protective immunity in animal model

In a recent study published in the npj vaccines journal, researchers assessed the immune protection elicited by messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccines delivering Hepatitis C virus (HCV) E1 and modified E2. Study: Hepatitis C virus E1 and modified E2 delivered from an mRNA vaccine induces protective immunity. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock Background HCV infection causes asymptomatic liver damage and is […]

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Carol Vorderman says she's 'absolutely disgusted' in rant at MPs

Carol Vorderman says she’s ‘absolutely disgusted’ by pair of Government ministers during explosive rant at MPs about menopause: Star attacks minister for comparing ‘women going through terrible, terrible menopausal symptoms with those with ginger hair’ Carol Vorderman spoke to the Women and Equalities Select Committee today She told MPs she was ‘horrified’ by Equality Minister Kemi Badenoch’s speech  The Government […]

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Nearly 1 in 5 UK adults may have misophonia, experiencing significant negative responses to sounds

Around 18% of the UK general population may have misophonia, decreased tolerance to certain sounds, according to a study published March 22, 2023 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Silia Vitoratou from King’s College London, UK, and colleagues. People with misophonia have strong negative reactions when hearing certain common sounds, such as chewing or sniffing. There’s little research on […]

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Medtronic and NVIDIA announce medical device collaboration

As part of NVIDIA’s GTC 2023 conference, the company focusing on metaverse and artificial intelligence across industries announced several AI-driven partnerships to advance medical devices and medical imaging, including its collaboration with Medtronic, the world’s largest healthcare technology provider. Creating a common platform for Medtronic systems Medtronic and NVIDIA announced that they are partnering to accelerate the development of AI in […]

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Low-cost, universal oral COVID-19 vaccine prevents severe respiratory illness in hamsters

A UCLA-led team has developed an inexpensive, universal oral COVID-19 vaccine that prevented severe respiratory illness and weight loss when tested in hamsters, which are naturally susceptible to SARS-CoV-2. It proved as effective as vaccines administered by injection or intranasally in the research. If ultimately approved for human use, it could be a weapon against all COVID-19 variants and boost […]

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