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Study: Immune Response to Vaccination against COVID-19 in Breastfeeding Health Workers. Image Credit: evso / Shutterstock

Study shows a robust immune response to COVID-19 vaccine in breastfeeding health workers

A recent study by researchers from Poland, published in the journal Vaccines, shows how levels of IgA and IgG antibodies specific to the spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2 increase in both breast milk and serum samples of mothers following vaccination against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – with important implications for further vaccine planning endeavors. The ongoing COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 dual-antibody therapies effective against variants in animal study

COVID-19 dual-antibody therapies effective against variants in animal study

MD/PhD student Rita Chen (left) and Brett Case, a postdoctoral researcher, prepare to work with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, under strict biosafety conditions. Chen, Case and MD/PhD student Emma Winkler co-led a study with virologist and immunologist Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, at the School of Medicine, to assess how well antibody-based drugs …

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Women treated with fertility drugs do not have increased breast cancer risk, study shows

Women treated with fertility drugs do not have increased breast cancer risk, study shows

Drugs routinely used during fertility treatments to release eggs do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, new research has shown. Researchers from King’s College London, in partnership with King’s Fertility, analyzed studies involving 1.8 million women undergoing fertility treatments. These women were followed up in studies for an average period of 27 years …

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Study details health risks, growth patterns, and treatment outcomes of people with achondroplasia

Study details health risks, growth patterns, and treatment outcomes of people with achondroplasia

In a retrospective study believed to be one of the largest of its kind, researchers say they have successfully charted the health risks, growth patterns, and medical and surgical outcomes of 1,374 people with the most common form of dwarfism, called achondroplasia, seen over a 60-year period at four academic medical centers, including Johns Hopkins …

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Specialists create software to study the spatial distribution of COVID-19

Specialists create software to study the spatial distribution of COVID-19

Figure 1. Connectivity Structure From Functional Networks Analysis Specialists from several centers, including the University of Valencia, have developed customized software that makes it possible to study the spatial distribution of the COVID-19 pandemic online. The tool works by tracking patients in space and time and thus facilitates controlling the transmission of the virus and …

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Study: Potential natural candidates in the treatment of coronavirus infections. Image Credit: C.Aphirak / Shutterstock

Study reviews natural drug candidates for potential treatment of COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been both prolonged and deadly, disrupting ordinary life and business activity to an extent unprecedented over the last hundred years. The agent responsible for this, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has shown itself largely unaffected by a host of repurposed and newly developed drugs and …

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Study evaluates potential causes of increased transmission in SARS-CoV-2 variants

Study evaluates potential causes of increased transmission in SARS-CoV-2 variants

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 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: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH Although two SARS-CoV-2 variants are associated with higher transmission, patients with these variants show no evidence of …

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Study analyzes uveitis risk after antirheumatic drug withdrawal in children with arthritis

Study analyzes uveitis risk after antirheumatic drug withdrawal in children with arthritis

Uveitis is an inflammation of the eye and is a common extra-articular manifestation associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). It can cause vision-threatening complications, and if left uncontrolled may even lead to blindness. The majority of children develop uveitis within the first 2 years after arthritis symptom onset, but it can continue into adulthood. This …

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Study examines symptoms before and after kidney transplantation

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Investigators have examined how various symptoms experienced by individuals with kidney failure are impacted by kidney transplantation. The findings will appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. People with kidney failure must often deal with numerous symptoms, such as fatigue, cramping, muscle soreness, numbness, dizziness, and loss of appetite. Although kidney …

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Study examines heart and kidney outcomes of adults with nephrotic syndrome

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A form of kidney disease called primary nephrotic syndrome is characterized by high urinary excretion of protein, low protein in the blood, high cholesterol, and swelling in the arms and legs. Patients may face a range of negative health outcomes, but the extent of these effects are unknown. In a study …

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