UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen more than 6 million people get the first of two doses—even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that three-quarters of the U.K.’s over-80s have received a vaccine shot. He said three-quarters of nursing home residents have also had their first […]

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Ultraviolet B exposure expands proenkephalin+ regulatory T cells with a healing function

Ultraviolet B (UVB) is used as an effective therapy for individuals with psoriasis and atopic dermatitis because it has an immunosuppressive effect. The immune system develops to protect the body from infection or cancer. Its activation affects many physiological functions. Regulatory T (Treg) cells, expressing CD25 and Foxp3, constitute about 5-10% of peripheral CD4+T cells and work as brake on […]

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Denver expands free coronavirus testing to individuals without COVID-19 symptoms

People who don’t have symptoms of the novel coronavirus but believe they were exposed to someone with the respiratory illness will now be able get checked at the Pepsi Center, where Denver has a free, drive-up testing site. The expansion of the guidelines regarding who can get tested comes at city officials also are urging the thousands of people protesting […]

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Using lungs from increased-risk donors expands donor pool, maintains current survival rates

Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that using lungs from donors who are considered high risk for certain infectious diseases compared to standard risk donors results in similar one-year survival for recipients. In addition, researchers saw no difference in rejection or graft (donor lung) survival after one year in patients receiving lungs from increased-risk donors. The study was published recently in […]

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