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Study: Change in Profile of COVID-19 Deaths in the Western Cape during the Fourth Wave. Image Credit: Darryl Fonseka / Shutterstock.com

Research shows fewer deaths related to COVID-19 in Cape Town during fourth wave

In a recent study published on the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers observe changes in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related deaths during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cape Town, the western province of South Africa. Study: Change in Profile of COVID-19 Deaths in the Western Cape during the Fourth Wave. Image Credit: Darryl Fonseka …

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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 M√ľnster, 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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WHO warns against dismissing AstraZeneca vaccine after setbacks

One in ten people may still be infectious for COVID after ten days, new research indicates

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain One in 10 people may have clinically relevant levels of potentially infectious SARS-CoV-2 past the 10 day quarantine period, according to new research. The study, led by the University of Exeter and funded by Animal Free Research UK, used a newly adapted test which can detect whether the virus was potentially …

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Research shows childhood abuse can lead to poor stress management, worse health in adults

Research shows childhood abuse can lead to poor stress management, worse health in adults

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain People who suffer abuse or neglect as children may have trouble managing stress later in life, a problem that’s linked to a host of negative health conditions, according to new research from Rice University. The study, “Childhood maltreatment, subjective social status, and health disparities in bereavement,” examined how 130 adults who …

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Preliminary research suggests SARS-CoV-2 virus less infectious within five minutes of exposure to air

Preliminary research suggests SARS-CoV-2 virus less infectious within five minutes of exposure to air

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In a study that has not yet been peer-reviewed or accepted for publication, researchers at Bristol University in the U.K. have found evidence that suggests the SARS-CoV-2 virus becomes less infectious within five minutes of exposure to air. The team has published a paper on the pre-print server MedRxiv describing tests …

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New research sheds light on COVID-19 vaccine inequities in California

New research sheds light on COVID-19 vaccine inequities in California

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As the pandemic stretches into its third year, people around the globe have benefitted from cutting-edge vaccines that have prevented infection with COVID-19 or mitigated its impact. Yet, vaccine access has not been distributed evenly across populations. In the United States, data show significant disparities in vaccine adoption among more vulnerable …

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Research shows hemp compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells

Research shows hemp compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells

Credit: Oregon State University Hemp compounds identified by Oregon State University research via a chemical screening technique invented at OSU show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells. Findings of the study led by Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy …

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Veterans took an especially bad hit during the pandemic

Research could help veterans transition to civilian life

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A UTSA management professor and his students have partnered with a Marine Corps combat veteran to shed light on the need for new veterans programs in the post-9/11 world, especially those that create a strong sense of community for vets. Bruce Stanfill, an associate professor in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College …

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Research on human brain development sheds light on neurodevelopmental disorders

Research on human brain development sheds light on neurodevelopmental disorders

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has found that some processes behind the early development of GABAergic neurons, neurons that produce the main inhibitory chemical messenger in the central nervous system, are consistent between humans and mice. The research, published in Science, …

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New research analyzes inequities and health impacts of flooding

New research analyzes inequities and health impacts of flooding

Flooding is the most expensive natural disaster in the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), costing the country more than $1 trillion in inflation-adjusted dollars since 1980. Rising sea level and more intense storms could be devastating for the more than 40 percent of Americans who live in coastal areas. …

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