Vaccine development software shows promise in influenza effort, could help defeat coronavirus

A novel computer algorithm that could create a broadly reactive influenza vaccine for swine flu also offers a path toward a pan-influenza vaccine and possibly a pan-coronavirus vaccine as well, according to a new paper published in Nature Communications. “This work takes us a step closer to a pan-swine flu virus vaccine,” said Bette Korber, a computational biologist at Los […]

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Merck to help produce rival J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine, official says – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved coronavirus vaccine in an effort to expand supply more quickly, a Biden administration official confirmed Tuesday. The announcement comes as the White House looks to speed the production of the single-dose vaccine. Officials have said J&J faced unexpected production issues with its vaccine and produced […]

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HEALTH NOTES: Antibiotics 'help treat depression'

HEALTH NOTES: Antibiotics ‘help treat depression’ Antibiotics could be used to treat certain forms of depression, say British researchers. Doctors at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation recruited 39 patients suffering ‘treatment-resistant’ depression and gave half of them the antibiotic minocycline.  While not all of them responded to the antibiotic, others showed improvement in symptoms. Minocycline is an immune system-suppressant […]

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Study profiles immune cells fighting COVID-19, may help guide next-gen vaccine development

Even as the first vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are being distributed, scientists and clinicians around the world have remained steadfast in their efforts to better understand how the human immune system responds to the virus and protects people against it. Now, a research team—led by Johns Hopkins Medicine and in collaboration with ImmunoScape, a U.S.-Singapore biotechnology […]

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How Dogs Might Help Sniff Out Coronavirus Infections at Miami Heat Games

Like everything else, sporting events have been thrown into turmoil by the COVID-19 pandemic. Games have been cancelled and postponed, and fans haven't been allowed in many stadiums for several months. (Fan attendance across the country depends on a number of factors, including local coronavirus guidelines, which vary by state.) In Florida, the Miami Heat have announced they'll use coronavirus-sniffing […]

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Simple, cheap test can help save lives from colorectal cancer

New research has demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially saving lives. Led by the University of Exeter, and supported by the Peninsula and the Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon, and Gloucestershire Cancer Alliances, and by the Cancer Research UK CanTest Collaborative, a new study published today […]

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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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