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Organ transplant recipients remain vulnerable to COVID-19 even after second vaccine dose

In a new study, researchers show that although two doses of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus that causes COVID 19 -- confers some protection for people who have received solid organ transplants, it's still not enough to enable them to dispen.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyMay 7th, 2021

Judge slams hospital staff for comparing COVID vaccine mandate to Nazi crimes

Health care workers sued hospital over a vax mandate they say violates Nuremberg Code. Enlarge / An American flag flies outside the Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 202.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 31 min. ago

Toxin-adapted fish pass down epigenetic mutations to freshwater offspring

You can take a fish out of toxic water, but its epigenetic mutations will remain for at least two generations......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

Impact of COVID-19 on weddings reinforces need for marriage law reforms

Coronavirus disruption to weddings has highlighted the complexity and antiquity of marriage law and reinforced the need for reform, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

We have another highly effective COVID vaccine, based on different tech

While not needed for the US, it should help with the global vaccine push. Enlarge / A participant gets his second dose of the Novavax vaccine during the clinical trial. (credit: Karen Ducey / Getty Images) Today, a company called Novavax annou.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 31 min. ago

How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain

The UK public cares deeply about injustices. In the first few months of 2021, thousands of people took to the streets demanding much-needed social changes, from Black Lives Matter to Kill the Bill protests against the government's proposed new crime.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 58 min. ago

G7 Nations Promise Decarbonization, 870 Million Covid-19 Vaccines

Slashdot reader Charlotte Web writes: The "Group of Seven" (or G7) nations are some of the world's largest economies — the U.S. and Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy, and Japan. On Sunday they pledged $2 billion to help developing co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Pakistan Province May Block SIM Cards of Citizens Who Didn"t Get Covid-19 Vaccines

The government in Pakistan's largest province, Punjab, has decided to block SIM cards of unvaccinated citizens, reports the Hindustan Times (one of the largest newspapers in India), citing reports from news agency ANI. Dr. Rashid, the provincial he.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Florida"s Fired Covid-19 Data Manager "Permanently Suspended" From Twitter

Florida's fired Department of Health data manager Rebekah Jones has been "permanently suspended" from Twitter, "for violations of the Twitter Rules on spam and platform manipulation," a Twitter spokesperson tells Slashdot. Florida's Sun-Sentinel re.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Researchers warn that modern slavery has been exacerbated by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made more people vulnerable to modern slavery and caused an increase in worker exploitation and child labor around the world, Keele researchers have found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

UNESCO report calls for investments in science in the face of growing crises

Spending on science worldwide increased (+19 percent) between 2014 and 2018, as did the number of scientists (+13.7 percent). This trend has been further boosted by the COVID crisis, according to UNESCO's new science report, "The Race against Time fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

CDC To Meet On Rare Heart Inflammation Following COVID Vaccine

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that will convene an "emergency meeting" of its advisers on June 18th to discuss rare but higher-than-expected reports of heart inflam.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Linux Foundation Readies Global COVID Certificate Network

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: The Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPN) is getting the Global COVID Certificate Network (GCCN) ready for deployment. The GCCN [...] really is a coronavirus vaccine passport. It will do this by establi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Laughing Gas Can Help Treat Depression, Small Study Finds

PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from Gizmodo: A dose of laughing gas may just help some people with hard-to-treat depression, suggests a new, small clinical trial published Wednesday. The study found that people who inhaled nitrous oxide reported.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

The chipmaking factory of the world is battling Covid and the climate crisis

Taiwanese officials are fretting about whether a severe outbreak of Covid-19 could jeopardize the island's critical role in the global semiconductor supply chain. But there's another threat to the industry that experts worry may have even more drasti.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJun 11th, 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

Saliva can be more effective than nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing, researchers find

The addition of a simple processing step to saliva samples before testing may improve COVID-19 detection rate, eliminate the challenges of nasopharyngeal testing, and facilitate mass surveillance, researchers report......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Compound blocks SARS-CoV-2 and protects lung cells, study finds

Researchers report that Elovanoids, bioactive chemical messengers made from omega-3 very-long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, may block the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering cells and protect the air cells (alveoli) of the lung......»»

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

SARS-CoV-2 protease cuts human proteins; Possible link to COVID-19 symptoms

The SARS-CoV-2 papain-like protease (PLpro) plays an essential role in processing viral proteins needed for replication. In addition, the enzyme can cut and inactivate some human proteins important for an immune response. Now, researchers have found.....»»

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