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Researchers improve efficacy of new malaria drug

Researchers improve efficacy of new malaria drug

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Artemisone is a promising substance in the fight against malaria. However, the active ingredient has yet to be used due its instability and because it is not easily absorbed by the body. A team from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has now pushed this a …

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Study: The importance of time post-vaccination in determining the decrease in vaccine efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. Image Credit: Rido / Shutterstock

Researchers examine the importance of time after COVID-19 vaccination

The vaccination program has commenced in many countries worldwide, which is marked as a significant milestone in curbing the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. These vaccines, which have received emergency authorization from different regulatory bodies around the world, such as the …

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Researchers model impact of blood pressure control programs at barbershops nationwide

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Hypertension, or high blood pressure, kills more Americans than any other health condition. It is especially prevalent in Black Americans and is exacerbated by structural barriers to accessing high quality healthcare. In a 2018 randomized trial called the Los Angeles Barbershop Blood Pressure Study (LABBPS), barbers were trained to screen their …

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Researchers uncover new regulatory mechanism for skin hair regeneration capacity

Researchers uncover new regulatory mechanism for skin hair regeneration capacity

Proposed model of miR-24 limiting the regenerative competence of HF progenitors. Credit: Prof. ZHANG Liang’s group Statistics from the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China show that the number of Chinese people with alopecia or hair loss has been rising sharply in recent years, and has exceeded 250 million. However, effective treatment …

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Researchers identify brain regions involved in seeking information about negative events

Researchers identify brain regions involved in seeking information about negative events

The term “doomscrolling” describes the act of endlessly scrolling through bad news on social media and reading every worrisome tidbit that pops up, a habit that unfortunately seems to have become common during the COVID-19 pandemic. The biology of our brains may play a role in that. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in …

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Researchers find new insight on the link between a gene and congenital heart disease

Researchers find new insight on the link between a gene and congenital heart disease

New insight on the link between a gene called SORBS2 and congenital heart disease has been published today in eLife, with findings that may help explain the cause of the disease in some patients. Some people with congenital heart disease are missing part of the long arm of chromosome 4, otherwise known as chromosome 4q. …

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Researchers identify gene linked to congenital heart disease

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New insight on the link between a gene called SORBS2 and congenital heart disease has been published today in eLife, with findings that may help explain the cause of the disease in some patients. Some people with congenital heart disease are missing part of the long arm of chromosome 4, otherwise …

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Mason researchers examine the potential anti-coronavirus activities of an over-the-counter drink

Mason researchers examine the potential anti-coronavirus activities of an over-the-counter drink

Could an over-the-counter health “shot” help fight COVID-19? George Mason University researchers think it just might. Cell and Bioscience recently highlighted research led by Yuntao Wu and Ramin Hakami in which they examined the potential anti-coronavirus activities of an over-the-counter drink called Respiratory Detox Shot (RDS). RDS is a remedy containing nine herbal ingredients traditionally …

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Researchers identify potential new antiviral drug for COVID-19

Researchers identify potential new antiviral drug for COVID-19

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID The experimental drug TEMPOL may be a promising oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19, suggests a study of cell cultures by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. …

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Study: Accelerated Antibody Discovery Targeting the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein for COVID-19 Therapeutic Potential. Image Credit: ktsdesign / Shutterstock

Researchers develop rapid antibody screening method for novel COVID-19 therapeutics development

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has severely impacted the health and wellbeing of the global population. With case numbers still skyrocketing in many parts of the world, the scientific community has rushed rapidly to develop treatments and vaccines to help mitigate disease severity and curtail viral transmission. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) …

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