New covalent and non-covalent SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors discovered in silico

With the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), it came to light that there were no specific and highly effective preventive or therapeutic agents against this virus. The result has been an enormous amount of studies reporting the efficacy or otherwise of novel drug candidates or repurposed drugs […]

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Researchers explore early stages of ribosome formation to identify new targets for antibiotics

Ribosome formation is viewed as a promising potential target for new antibacterial agents. Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have gained new insights into this multifaceted process. The formation of ribosomal components involves multiple helper proteins which, much like instruments in an orchestra, interact in a coordinated way. One of these helper proteins – protein ObgE – acts as the […]

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Nivestim

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. NIVESTIM® Filgrastim [rbe] (fil-GRAS-tim) Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Nivestim. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. […]

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Canada slaps tough controls on Californian lettuce over E.coli risk

Canada’s food inspection agency announced on Friday it was restricting imports of romaine lettuce from parts of the US state of California linked to several recent outbreaks of E. coli food poisoning. Importers will have to prove that any romaine brought into Canada does not originate from the Salinas Valley in California—the source of the past poisonings. They can also […]

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Swimming advisory issued for beach in Summerland

A swimming advisory has been issued for the south end of Gordon Beggs Rotary Beach in Summerland. Issued by the District of Summerland on Friday, the advisory says swimming and water recreational activities at the beach are not recommended until further notice due to bacterial counts exceeding Health Canada guidelines. According to Interior Health, water samples are taken weekly across […]

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Toddler Dies from E. Coli After Visiting Petting Zoo at County Fair

A toddler died from an E. coli infection, and three other children fell ill with the same disease, after visiting the San Diego County Fair last month, according to health officials. On Friday (June 28), the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced that four children ages 2 to 13 had become infected with E. coli after attending […]

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SMDHU warning residents not to eat romaine lettuce after E. coli outbreak

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is reminding residents to avoid eating romaine lettuce. According to a news release issued on Wednesday, the SMDHU says residents should avoid eating romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce following a notice from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) of an E. coli outbreak. The health unit says E. coli […]

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Sobeys, Metro pulling romaine lettuce from Canadian stores in response to E. coli warning

Two major grocery chains are pulling romaine lettuce from their Canadian stores, in response to a public health warning about possible E. coli contamination. Sobeys and Metro have both said that they have stopped selling romaine lettuce. Sobeys has removed it from stores nationwide, while Metro only operates in Ontario and Quebec. Related Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak prompts warning […]

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