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Multi-drug resistant infection about to evolve within cystic fibrosis patients

Scientists have been able to track how a multi-drug resistant organism is able to evolve and spread widely among cystic fibrosis patients - showing that it can evolve rapidly within an individual during chronic infection. The researchers say their fi.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyApr 30th, 2021

AI model examines virus spread from animals to humans

A new model that applies artificial intelligence to carbohydrates improves the understanding of the infection process and could help predict which viruses are likely to spread from animals to humans. This is reported in a recent study led by research.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 45 min. ago

YouTube bans election, alcohol and prescription drug ads from its masthead

YouTube is banning several types of advertisers from one of the most prominent spots on its homepage......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Also Leaving Freenode: FSF, GNU, plus Linux and Python support channels

Freenode's Linux support channel has an official web page at freenode.linux.community, which now bears this announcement: 22+ year old ##linux on freenode has been seized by freenode staff The community's (multi-platform) site reminds visitors of.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Three experts resign as FDA advisers over approval of Alzheimer’s drug

One former adviser accused the FDA of presenting “slanted” questions to committee. Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly) Fallout continues from the Food an.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Three experts resign as FDA advisors over approval of Alzheimer’s drug

One former advisor accused the FDA of presenting “slanted” questions to committee. Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly) Fallout continues from the Food an.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Third Member of US FDA Advisory Panel Resigns Over Alzheimer"s Drug Approval

A third member of a panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has resigned in protest over the agency's decision to approve Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment despite the committee's recommendation against doing so. Reute.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Predisposition to addiction may be genetic, study finds

People who have a high sensation-seeking trait in the brain could be more susceptible to drug addition, according to a new study......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Study confirms safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination in people with cancer

In a review of 200 patients with a wide spectrum of cancer diagnoses, researchers found that after full vaccination, 94 percent of patients overall demonstrated seroconversion, which was determined by the presence of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spik.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Nearly one in five patients who die from unexplained sudden cardiac death have suspicious gene, study finds

Researchers have found that nearly 20 percent of patients with unexplained sudden cardiac death -- most of whom were under age 50 -- carried rare genetic variants. These variants likely raised their risk of sudden cardiac death......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

New way to 3D-print custom medical devices to boost performance and bacterial resistance

Using a new 3D printing process, researchers have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offers better shape and durability, while cutting the risk of bacterial infection at the.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 safe, effective for transplant patients, study finds

Treating transplant patients with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies is safe and helps prevent serious illness, according to a new study. These results are especially important because transplant patients who are infected w.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Laughing gas relieves symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression

Researchers have found that a single, one-hour treatment that involves breathing in a mixture of oxygen and the anesthetic drug nitrous oxide -- otherwise known as laughing gas -- can significantly improve symptoms in people with treatment-resistant.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Common diabetes drug shows promise as treatment for COVID-19 lung inflammation

Researchers identify the molecular mechanism for the anti-inflammatory activity of diabetes drug metformin and, in mouse studies, say it prevents lung inflammation in animals infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Better-fitting face masks greatly improve COVID-19 protection

Researchers have found that while N95 masks are effective barriers against airborne diseases like COVID-19, poorly fitting masks can have substantial leaks around the face that reduce their effectiveness and increase the risk of infection......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Study finds COVID-19 vaccines safe for IBD patients

Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) do not appear to have increased risk of side effects from the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, according to a recent study. In fact, those being treated with advanced immune-modifying therapies may.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Scientists uncover the mysteries of how viruses evolve

An international team of researchers have shed new light on the early stages of viral evolution......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Three factors may predict college students" loss of self-control, study finds

Joining a club that sparks a new interest, playing a new intramural sport or finding a new group of friends may be just as indicative of a college freshman's loss of self-control as drinking or drug use, according to new research at West Virginia Uni.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

A mitochondria-targeted fluorescent probe for cisplatin

NUS chemists have developed a mitochondria-targeted fluorescent probe for real-time imaging of clinically important anticancer drug cisplatin in live cancer cell models......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Decoded genome of little-known disease offers hope for citrus

Scientists are hoping the RNA of an obscure infection can one day be used like a Trojan horse to deliver life-saving treatments to citrus trees......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

CLEAR study paves the way for novel electron-based cancer therapy

There are some cancer tumors that not even surgery, chemotherapy or traditional radiation therapy can cure. These resistant tumors contribute to making the disease one of the main causes of mortality worldwide, but the scientific community is teeming.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021