U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plan to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with the emergence of the Omicron variant, during his visit to the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., December 2, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe Biden on Thursday said his plan to fight Covid during the
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This first-in-human study of golodirsen showed its long-term safety and biologic activity in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The approved exon-skipping therapy is designed to enable the production of functional dystrophin proteins, as described in the peer-reviewed journal Nucleic Acid Therapeutics. Golodirsen was tested in ambulatory patients with exon 53 skip amenable DMD. They
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The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has significantly impacted the healthcare system and the global economy. To date, COVID-19 has claimed more than 5.21 million lives worldwide. Study: Main protease mutants of SARS-CoV-2 variants remain susceptible to PF-07321332. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock Background In response
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US President Joe Biden speaks about the Covid-19 vaccine shots administered in the US in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration is tightening travel rules to and within the U.S., requiring all in-bound international passengers to test for Covid within
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Many countries have implemented various nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) such as social distancing mandates and lockdowns in response to the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic. Although these measures reduced stress on the healthcare system in the absence of vaccines, they were associated with major socioeconomic costs. This led to a revival of the debate on whether
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SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific struggled for direction in Thursday trade, as concerns over the economic impact of the omicron Covid variant continue to weigh on investor sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.38%, reversing earlier losses. Shares of Razer in the city, however, dropped more than 12% in choppy trade. The company said
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Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach empties into the small intestine more slowly than it should. Diet and nutrition play a significant role for people who have gastroparesis. Madelynn Strong, a clinical dietitian at Mayo Clinic, recommends some strategies and foods that may help speed up gastric emptying. To learn more, visit https://mayocl.in/2Nz8cIz
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In pediatric and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah), DNA sequencing-based detection of residual disease between three and 12 months accurately identified all patients who would eventually relapse, while other methods were less predictive. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Blood Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American
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Maxym Marusenko | NurPhoto | Getty Images Hospitalizations are rising across South Africa, but it’s still too early to know whether the omicron variant is driving an increase in severe Covid-19 cases, according to the World Health Organization. Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid technical lead for the WHO, said Wednesday that some patients infected with omicron
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Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — In her first day facing questions from the prosecution, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes admitted that she tried to get News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch
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As the COVID-19 pandemic nears the two-year mark, Northwestern Medicine scientists continue to tackle every facet of the disease, from investigating coronavirus vaccines’ potential for providing immunity against similar coronaviruses to developing novel rapid antigen-based tests and examining disparities in COVID-19 case and mortality rates in Chicago. Coronavirus vaccines may provide cross-protective immunity Northwestern Medicine
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During the first 9 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers did not find a significant difference in the number of new cancer diagnoses in Canadian children compared with before the pandemic, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.210659. “Our findings suggest that among children in Canada, cancer diagnosis was not
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In a recent preprint study researchers from the UK predicted the infection rate by far-field airborne transmission (that occurs at distances of greater than two meters) of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) indoors – showing the probability of transmission increase with occupancy. The researchers observed that far-field transmission is likely to be a
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Saliva samples are easy to obtain and useful for measuring antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in children, which could facilitate epidemiological surveillance in school settings. The study, a collaboration between the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation, and the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (HSJD), followed over 1,500 children who
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Much of the current discussion on reducing the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has wrongly focused on the effectiveness of individual interventions, especially vaccination. As new virus variants emerge, with increased transmissibility and immune evasion properties, it seems indubitable that various protective measures must be combined to achieve a synergistic
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A team of UK-based scientists has recently evaluated the effectiveness of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in preventing household transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in England. Their findings indicate that the vaccines effectively reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 alpha and delta variants from breakthrough infections in the household setting, despite having reduced
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