New weapon against resistant bacteria

Every day, people die from simple infections even though they have been treated with antibiotics. This is because more and more bacteria have become resistant to the types of antibiotics that doctors can prescribe. “It’s a huge societal problem and a crisis that we must solve. For example, by developing new antibiotics that can defeat the resistant bacteria,” says professor […]

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Human immune cells have natural alarm system against HIV

Treatment for HIV has improved tremendously over the past 30 years; once a death sentence, the disease is now a manageable lifelong condition in many parts of the world. Life expectancy is about the same as that of individuals without HIV, though patients must adhere to a strict regimen of daily antiretroviral therapy, or the virus will come out of […]

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Kazakhstan begins using Russian vaccine against coronavirus

Kazakhstan began its coronavirus vaccination campaign Monday with top health officials receiving Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. The ministry said that the first delivery of 22,000 doses of Sputnik V had arrived and would be distributed across the country of around 18.5 million. Deputy health minister Erlan Kiyasov said he didn’t “feel any sort of discomfort” after the Monday morning injection, […]

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Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine protects against UK, South African variants

Dr. Marty Makary on new coronavirus variant found in South Africa: ‘I’m really concerned’ Fox News contributor tells ‘America’s News HQ’ the new variant may ‘partially evade’ treatment measures. Moderna on Monday vowed confidence in its COVID-19 vaccine’s ability to remain effective against emerging strains of the virus, namely the South African and U.K. variants, following results from a yet-to-be […]

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A flow of fresh air protects against coronavirus

People who are required to serve a large number of customers at a checkout or counter are at a particularly high risk of exposure to COVID-19. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, a type of air lock was therefore developed to shield work stations from the surrounding air using constant ventilation. This “protective canopy” will be unveiled to […]

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A new way to help the immune system fight back against cancer

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are breaking new ground to make cancer cells more susceptible to attack by the body’s own immune system. Working in mice, a team led by Jamey Weichert, professor of radiology, and Zachary Morris, professor of human oncology, is combining two different techniques in its approach, using targeted radionuclide […]

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AI platform finds best combination of available therapies against COVID-19

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has utilized a ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) platform to derive an optimal combination of available therapies against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. Their results showed that the optimal drug therapy was a combination of the drugs remdesivir, ritonavir, and lopinavir at specific doses. Remdesivir is a broad antiviral medication […]

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Patients with heart rhythm disorder warned against heavy alcohol consumption

Fourteen drinks a week is linked with a higher risk of health problems including stroke and embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to research published in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 “Our study suggests that atrial fibrillation patients should avoid heavy alcohol consumption to prevent stroke and other complications,” said author Dr. Boyoung […]

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Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19 Achieved Evidence of Efficacy in First Interim Analysis from Phase 3 Study

NEW YORK & MAINZ, GERMANY–(BUSINESS WIRE) November 9, 2020 Vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis Analysis evaluated 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in trial participants Study enrolled 43,538 participants, with 42% having diverse backgrounds, and no serious safety concerns […]

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