Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2…

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COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise, research shows

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists today announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice,…

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Using chemistry to unlock the difference between cold- and hot-brew coffee

Cold brew may be the hottest trend in coffee-making, but not a lot is known about how this process alters the drink’s chemical characteristics. Scientists…

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Understanding how the protein tau moves between neurons yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. Found abundantly in…

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New CT scoring criteria for timely diagnosis, treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Updated CT scoring criteria that considers lobe involvement, as well as changes in CT findings, could quantitatively and accurately evaluate the progression of coronavirus disease…

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Global nuclear medicine community shares COVID-19 strategies and experiences

In an effort to provide safer working environments for nuclear medicine professionals and their patients, clinics across five continents have shared their approaches to containing…

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Regular exercise benefits immunity — even in isolation

Being in isolation without access to gyms and sports clubs should not mean people stop exercising, according to a new study from researchers at the…

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Caring for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

Older adults are at elevated risk for complications from COVID-19 and are dying at a higher rate than younger patients. In light of these concerns,…

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