Month: January 2021

Childhood trauma could affect the trajectory of multiple sclerosis development and response to treatment in adulthood, a new study in mice found. Mice that had experienced stress when young were more likely to develop the autoimmune disorder and less likely to respond to a common treatment, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign found. However,
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Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing regarding Iran-U.S. relations on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON – A group of 10 Republican senators called on President Joe Biden to consider a smaller, alternative
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Simulation can be a viable way to quickly evaluate and refine new medical guidelines and educate hospital staff in new procedures, a recent study from UT Southwestern’s Department of Pediatrics shows. The findings, published recently in the journal Pediatric Quality and Safety and originally shaped around new COVID-19-related pediatric resuscitation procedures at UTSW and Children’s
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A new report combining forecasting and expert prediction data, predicts that 125,000 lives could be saved by the end of 2021 if 50% or more of the U.S. population initiated COVID vaccination by March 1, 2021. “Meta and consensus forecast of COVID-19 targets,” developed by Thomas McAndrew, a computational scientist and faculty member at Lehigh
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Friday cheered the results of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine trial, telling CNBC he believes they bode well for the U.S. fight against the pandemic. J&J said earlier in the day its vaccine demonstrated 66% effectiveness overall in preventing the disease, although the level of protection varied by region. In the U.S., for example,
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New research from the University of Iowa and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center demonstrates that offspring can be protected from the effects of prenatal stress by administering a neuroprotective compound during pregnancy. Working in a mouse model, Rachel Schroeder, a student in the UI Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, drew a connection between the work
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A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York, January 29, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters Moderna has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for permission to fill its Covid-19 vaccine vials with
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Nagoya University researchers and colleagues have revealed that colorectal cancer tissues contain at least two types of fibroblasts (a type of cells found in connective tissue), namely, cancer-promoting fibroblasts and cancer-restraining fibroblasts, and that the balance between them is largely involved in the progression of colorectal cancer. Their findings, recently published in the journal Gastroenterology,
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Johnson & Johnson board member Dr. Mark McClellan told CNBC Friday that there could be enough vaccinations for the entire U.S. adult population by the summer.  “Assuming all of the close review of the J&J data all pans out, we’re going to have the capacity between Moderna, Pfizer, J&J, to have enough vaccines available by
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Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine illustration Dado Ruvic | Reuters Johnson & Johnson said Friday that its one-dose coronavirus vaccine was 72% effective in protecting against Covid-19 in the United States. The vaccine, however, was less potent in other regions, it said. The highly anticipated results were based on 468 confirmed Covid-19 infections among the
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SINGAPORE — Thailand will receive its first batch of vaccines next month and plans to start producing its own, according to its finance minister. For a start, about 100,000 doses will be arriving, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Friday. “The first vaccines will be coming to Thailand next month, the first lot,”
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A cross-institutional research group has revealed for the first time in the world that infants with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection who were treated with a combination of immunoglobulin fetal therapy and neonatal therapy with antiviral drugs were less likely to experience the severe aftereffects associated with the infection than those who only received the
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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice lauded his state’s coronavirus vaccine distribution success, and claimed that if the Mountain State had the “doses by Valentine’s Day, every person in this state, 65 years of age and older, would be vaccinated.”  West Virginia has spent the past three weeks as either the number one or number two
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Historically redlined neighborhoods are more likely to have a paucity of greenspace today compared to other neighborhoods. The study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco, demonstrates the lasting effects of redlining, a racist mortgage appraisal practice of the 1930s that established and
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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a news conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pfizer and Moderna‘s current Covid-19 vaccines can be easily adapted to target
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