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Researchers isolate human monoclonal antibodies that may neutralize several norovirus variants

Researchers isolate human monoclonal antibodies that may neutralize several norovirus variants

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, have taken a big step toward developing targeted treatments and vaccines against a family of viruses that attacks the gastrointestinal tract. Each year in the United States circulating strains of the human norovirus are responsible for approximately 20 million …

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Researchers develop model to estimate false-negative rate for COVID-19 tests

Adherence to UK’s test, trace, and isolate system is low

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Levels of adherence to the UK’s test, trace, and isolate system and understanding of the main symptoms of COVID-19 are low, particularly among men, younger age groups, people with a dependent child in the home, key workers, and those experiencing greater financial hardship, finds an analysis of online survey data published …

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Using molecular ‘cookie cutters’ to isolate first ever COVID-19 encounter complex

Using molecular ‘cookie cutters’ to isolate first ever COVID-19 encounter complex

Mar 27 2021 University of Birmingham researchers are working to isolate and extract the COVID-19 encounter complex in a form that is stable enough for identification of target sites for future anti-viral drugs. The encounter complex is formed when the COVID-19 spike latches onto a binding site on an ACE-2 receptor, which is a complex …

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Air travelers to Canada to isolate at hotels starting Feb 22

Air travelers to Canada to isolate at hotels starting Feb 22

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) Air travelers to Canada will quarantine in a hotel starting on Feb. 22 as they await the result of a coronavirus test, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Trudeau previously announced …

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Pooled testing among recommendations to fix test, trace and isolate system

Pooled testing among recommendations to fix test, trace and isolate system Pooled testing among recommendations to fix test, trace and isolate system Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In a series of recommendations to fix the struggling COVID-19 test, trace and isolate system in England, health researchers from University College London and the London School of Hygiene …

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Isolate yourself or face prison, Finland tells new arrivals

Isolate yourself or face prison, Finland tells new arrivals Isolate yourself or face prison, Finland tells new arrivals Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain People arriving in Finland from coronavirus “risk countries” have to self-isolate for 14 days or risk a fine or up to three months’ imprisonment, ministers announced on Monday. Until now the Nordic country …

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Tunisia workers isolate in factory making anti-virus gear

In Tunisia, 150 people—mostly women—have isolated themselves in a factory for a month to make protective gear like masks to help their country’s fight against coronavirus. Due to strict measures to prevent COVID-19 contamination, journalists are not allowed to visit the Consomed factory where 110 women and 40 men—including a doctor, cooks and the director—are …

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Researchers isolate gut bacteria that can prevent and cure rotavirus infection

Transmission electron micrograph of intact rotavirus particles, double-shelled Transmission electron micrograph of intact rotavirus particles, double-shelled. Credit: CDC The presence of specific microbiota, or microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, can prevent and cure rotavirus infection, which is the leading cause of severe, life-threatening diarrhea in children worldwide, according to a new study by …

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Researchers isolate switch that kills inactive HIV

Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID Using genetic sequencing, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified a principal cellular player controlling HIV reproduction in immune cells which, when turned off or deleted, eliminates dormant HIV reservoirs. “This is one of the key switches that the HIV field has …

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Scientists isolate protective proteins that influence outcomes for type 2 diabetes

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, have, for the first time, discovered a family of proteins that are associated with lower blood sugar levels among obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Their research is published today in the international journal Nature Communications. The study showed that patients with …

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