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Research team finds new dual benefit mode of action for a drug candidate to fight COVID-19

Research team finds new dual benefit mode of action for a drug candidate to fight COVID-19

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A research team led by Prof. Stephan Ludwig, a virologist at the Institute of Virology at the University of Münster, has found a new dual attack mode of action while working on the development of a drug candidate against SARS-CoV-2 infections. This could constitute the basis for a broadly effective drug …

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Study finds hydroxychloroquine delays disability for least treatable form of multiple sclerosis

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A University of Calgary study has found promising results for the generic drug hydroxychloroquine when used to treat the evolution of disability of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the least treatable form of the autoimmune disease. MS affects about 90,000 Canadians with about 15 percent of those diagnosed with primary progressive …

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Study: SARS-CoV-2 Causes a Significant Stress Response Mediated by Small RNAs in the Blood of COVID-19 Patient. Image Credit: creativeneko/Shutterstock

Study finds SARS-CoV-2 infection caused significant changes in the levels of stress associated small RNAs

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been caused by a highly infectious RNA virus, namely, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This ongoing pandemic has immensely affected the global economy and healthcare system. SARS-CoV-2 symptoms could be mild, moderate, severe, or critical. Study: SARS-CoV-2 Causes a Significant Stress Response Mediated …

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Study finds evidence for increased activity of the brain’s immune system long before dementia onset

Study finds evidence for increased activity of the brain’s immune system long before dementia onset

Long before the onset of dementia, there is evidence for increased activity of the brain’s immune system. Researchers from DZNE and the University Hospital Bonn (UKB) come to this conclusion based on a study of more than 1,000 older adults. To this end, various proteins were measured in the cerebrospinal fluid: They served as so-called …

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Goal importance and others' behavior—not fear—lead to COVID-19 safety compliance

Face masks cut distance airborne pathogens could travel in half, new study finds

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The effectiveness of face masks has been a hotly debated topic since the emergence of COVID-19. However, a new study by researchers at the University of Central Florida offers more evidence that they work. In a study appearing today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the researchers found that face masks …

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Stress associated with an increased risk of getting COVID-19, study finds

Stress associated with an increased risk of getting COVID-19, study finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new study has found that people who experienced increased stress, anxiety and depression at the start of the pandemic, were at greater risk of getting COVID-19. The research, published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, found that greater psychological distress during the early phase of the pandemic was significantly associated with …

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Goldfish can drive fish tank on wheels, Israel study finds

Goldfish can drive fish tank on wheels, Israel study finds

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in southern Israel found that a goldfish’s innate navigational abilities allowed it to steer a vehicle towards a target if given a food reward. Goldfish may have short memories but, according to an Israeli university study, they might be able to drive. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the …

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Boosting the maternal microbiome sharply reduces biliary atresia risk, finds early-stage study

Boosting the maternal microbiome sharply reduces biliary atresia risk, finds early-stage study

A study led by experts at Cincinnati Children’s reports that in mice, biliary atresia risk can be reduced by manipulating the mother’s microbiome during pregnancy. Credit: Cincinnati Children’s Biliary atresia is a rare disease that occurs when a delicate tree-like set of ducts that carry bile from the liver to the intestine becomes scarred and …

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Composition of poplar tree microbiome changes dramatically over time, study finds

Composition of poplar tree microbiome changes dramatically over time, study finds

The science Recent work shows that the plant microbiome-;the microorganisms in a plant and its immediate environment-;influences plant health, survival, and fitness. The initial assembly of the microbiome is particularly important. Assembly refers to the processes that produce the types and numbers of species within the microbiome. This research characterized the initial assembly of the …

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Report finds world ill-prepared for next pandemic

Report finds world ill-prepared for next pandemic

(HealthDay)—The world isn’t ready to prevent or deal with another pandemic because many nations aren’t taking the necessary steps to prepare for what is likely an inevitable future scenario, a new report shows. The Global Health Security (GHS) index—an assessment of preparedness for various health emergencies and problems—is produced by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Economist …

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