insights from industryDr. Yinan JiangProduct Development ManagerACROBiosystems Inc. In this interview, Dr. Yinan Jiang discusses ACROBiosystems’ efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the search for a vaccine How has ACROBiosystems been involved in the fight against COVID-19? ACROBiosystems was founded in 2010, and we are a leading manufacturer of recombinant proteins and other critical
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(L-R) U.S. President Donald Trump and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci arrive for a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the press briefing room of the White House on March 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images President Donald Trump hasn’t attended a coronavirus task force meeting
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 22 2020 New questions are at the forefront as a study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology from nine children’s hospitals finds that most asymptomatic children who tested positive for COVID-19 had relatively low levels of the virus compared to symptomatic children. The authors caution that the reason for
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Results from a preliminary study showed novel voice and breath analysis using a smartphone app to be a useful measure of lung function, and researchers say the technique may prove to be a valuable tool for identifying and monitoring respiratory disease. Automated voice and breath analysis was found to have value for predicting lung function,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 23 2020 With nearly half of the world’s population at risk for life-threatening malaria infections, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers and their colleagues identified an important public health measure to control the disease. Use of preventive antimalarial treatments reduces by half the number of malaria infections among
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“Each year over a million people have new ankle sprains, and these are just the people who came to seek medical help,” says Dr. Glenn Shi, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon. “There are far more [sprains] that people are treating at home.” The ankle is quite a well-engineered joint, actually. But, because it’s a balancing
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A Southwest Airlines plane lands next to a United Airlines plane at San Francisco International Airport. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Airlines spent the first few weeks of the pandemic slashing routes and parking hundreds of planes to cut costs as passenger numbers fell to the lowest levels since the 1950s. Some airlines are now
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Patients with cancer and COVID-19 have a higher risk of severe disease and mortality, researchers reported. Of 89 cancer patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) due to COVID-19, 32 died, a mortality rate of 36%, reported Michael Dang, MD, a critical care fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City,
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Health workers are dressing with protective suits and face maks. The collection of swab samples by medical staff in the drive-in testing center of San Filippo Neri hospital in Roma, Italy on October 19, 2020. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images LONDON — Covid-19 is likely to become as “endemic” as the annual flu virus,
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Patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who reported using marijuana had less risk of in-hospital mortality and pneumonia than non-users, according to a nationwide population-based study. Use of marijuana was associated with a 37.6% reduction in the odds of dying in the hospital (OR 0.624, 95% CI 0.407-0.958, P=0.0309) among patients diagnosed with
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 21 2020 Researchers at McMaster University have found distinct effects of adversity early in life in the genomes of men compared to women who were born extremely preterm. The study, published online in the journal Development and Psychopathology, followed infants who weighed between 580 and 1000 grams at birth. The
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 21 2020 Synthetic estrogens from pharmaceuticals contaminate rivers and threaten the health of humans and fish. An effective and cost-efficient method for removing synthetic estrogen from bodies of water has been demonstrated in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Engineering Science. The researchers compared non-modified and modified forms of bentonite, a natural,
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A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters AstraZeneca shares fell Wednesday after a Brazilian health authority said a volunteer in its coronavirus vaccine study died. The Federal University of Sao Paulo, which is helping coordinate late-stage trials in Brazil,
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Blood collection specialist Niilo Juntunen removes the IV from recovered coronavirus patient Monica Jacobs as she finishes donating convalescent plasma at the Central Seattle Donor Center of Bloodworks Northwest during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global outbreak, in Seattle, Washington, September 2, 2020. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters A new study has identified the main factors that
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Members of the medical personnel move a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the CHR Centre Hospitalier Regional de la Citadelle hospital, in Liege, Belgium October 20, 2020. Yves Herman | Reuters The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating across the globe as U.S. cases climb and at least 10 other countries, half in Europe,
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Thought LeadersDr.Oscar MilletPrincipal InvestigatorPrecision Medicine And Metabolism Lab In this interview, Dr. Oscar Millet, group leader of the Precision Medicine and Metabolism group of the CIC bioGUNE, talked to News Medical about his research into the use of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) metabolomic analysis as a clinical screening tool. His team has used NMR
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In most places around the world today, testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is initially based on common symptoms. The assumption is that testing symptomatic individuals and tracing, testing, and isolating their positive contacts is the most efficient way of using limited testing resources. In the UK, the criteria for testing individuals
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb is warning that the United States is about “a week away from seeing a rapid acceleration in cases” of Covid-19 as the number of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations surge. In an interview on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Monday evening, the former FDA chief in the Trump administration explained that
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 19 2020 Like a cold front that moves in, setting the stage for severe weather, coronavirus infection triggers showers of infection-fighting immune molecules – showers that sometimes escalate into a chaotic immune response known as a cytokine storm. About 20 to 30 percent of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 develop severe
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