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Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 04, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Latest: Researchers from the University of Kent-UK, Goethe University-Germany and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology-Germany have identified Transferrin as potential contributor to COVID-19 severity.   The research findings are published in the journal: Diagnostics. https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4418/10/8/539   Transferrins are glycoproteins found in ve...
Source: WHO  Aug 03, 2020  1 year ago
WHO: The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, despite the rush to discover effective vaccines. Instead the WHO urged governments and citizens to focus on doing the known basics, such as testing, contact tracing, maintaining physical distance and wearing a mask in order to suppress the pandemi...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 03, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Latest: Researchers from the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic-Ohio and Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at University of Buffalo in a new study show that the novel coronavirus can bring on a variety of neuromuscular conditions in patients who previously had none, and that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can exacerbate symptoms in patients with preexisting conditions ...
Source: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome  Aug 03, 2020  1 year ago
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: According a new study by researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Copenhagen, women in their 30s and 40s with a common condition affecting how the ovaries work are more likely to get heart disease. The condition is known as polycystic ovary syndrome.   The research findings were published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiol...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 03, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the immune system’s oldest branches, called complement, may be influencing the severity of COVID-19 disease.   Interestingly among other findings linking complement to COVID, the researchers found that people with age-related macular degeneration; a disorder c...
Source: U.S. COVID-19 News  Aug 03, 2020  1 year ago
U.S. COVID-19 News: America has now emerged as one of the worst managed countries in terms of the COVID-19 crisis despite formerly being the leader in scientific and medical advancements. In terms of the way that the COVID-19 crisis is being managed, the US is now on par as some of the third world countries and its credibility in terms of being a medical industry leader is now being questioned. ...
Source: Post-COVID Fatigue  Aug 03, 2020  1 year ago
Post-COVID Fatigue: Irish researchers from St James’s Hospital-Dublin and Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at Trinity College Dublin based on a new research, claim that between 44 to 70 percent of recovered COVID-19 patients experience severe fatigue irrespective of COVID-19 disease severity.   The research findings are published on a preprint server and have yet to be peer re...
Sourec: COVID-19 News  Aug 03, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Numerous clinical reports are indicating that dormant Herpes Zoster and Herpes Simplex could be activated by the COVID-19 infections due to deterioration of systemic health and the immunity system. Some medical doctors and researchers are also suggesting that the manifestation of Herpes Zoster or Herpes Simplex could be an indication of a latent COVID-19 infection that has not been ...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Aug 03, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Vaccines:  American researchers from ImmunityBio Inc. and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have developed a next generation COVID-19 vaccine: the bivalent human adenovirus serotype 5 (hAd5) vaccine for inducing both cellular and humoral immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, using both an S protein sequence optimized for cell surface expression...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 03, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Researchers from Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Austria have shown that antibodies with potent neutralizing activity against a well-established seasonal coronavirus had no neutralizing activity against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   The research findings are published on a preprint server and are pending peer review. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.30.228213v1...
Source: Medical Innovations  Aug 03, 2020  1 year ago
Medical Innovations: MIT engineers have developed an innovative method to monitor pneumonia or other lung diseases by analyzing the breath exhaled by a patient. The new platform can also be improvised to detect pathogens including SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. MIT engineers have designed nanoparticle sensors that can diagnose lung diseases. If a disease-associated protein is present in t...
Source: HIV Research  Aug 02, 2020  1 year ago
HIV Research: The significant impact and prevalence of heart disease and other critical comorbidities on an aging global population with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have emerged from a suite of articles in The Journal of Infectious Diseases that contains the first swath of important data from the world's largest study of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in people with H...
Source: COVID-19 Ophthalmology  Aug 02, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Ophthalmology: As early as February, Thailand Medical News had warned readers about the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could affect the eyes (https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-news:-new-report-in-lancet-confirms-that-coronavirus-can-spread-through-eyes) but we were met by skepticism from many American readers and American medical professionals. In May we covered another...
Source: Philippines COVID-19 News  Aug 02, 2020  1 year ago
Philippines COVID-19 News: The Philippines reported more than 5032 new cases in the last 24 hours bring the total number of infected cases to 103,185, including more than 2,000 deaths. The Philippines has the second-most cases in Southeast Asia after Indonesia, and has had more infections than China, where the pandemic began late last year.   Doctors are saying that the official figures are...
Source: Neuro-COVID  Aug 02, 2020  1 year ago
Neuro-COVID: With the ever growing neurological complications being reported from not only newly infected COVID-19 patients but more so from so called ‘recovered’ COVID-19 patients, numerous medical professionals are calling for the international community to recognize Neuro-COVID as a new disease that needs to be handled differently and also for more healthcare professionals to recogn...
Source: COVID-19 Questions  Aug 02, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Questions: A question that has been circulating since March to now is whether or not the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could remain dormant in the human body or even conceal itself just like in the case of the HIV virus.   Before the question is even attempted to be answered, one has to look into what actually constitutes a recovery in the case of the COVID-19 disease.   According to...
Source: COVID-19 Mutations  Aug 01, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Mutations: A highly innovative machine learning model developed by researchers at Michigan State University that first indicated in June (https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.14669) that mutations to the SARS-CoV-2 genome have made the virus more infectious has once again raised the alarms that its platform is indicating that more mutations are occurring on the SAR-CoV-2  genome especially wit...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 01, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from Texas A & M University, University of Texas-Galveston and the University Of North Texas have identified a series of potent enzyme inhibitors that are able to suppress SARS-CoV-2 replication by interfering with one of the primary viral proteases.   The researchers urge rapid clinical and preclinical testing of their most potent compounds to meet the need ...
Source: Toxoplasma Gondii  Aug 01, 2020  1 year ago
Toxoplasma Gondii: A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA) indicates that more than two billion people are infected with a brain parasite spread by cats and contaminated meat, but most will never show symptoms and the research findings could have important implications for brain infections, neurodegenerative diseases and autoimmune disorders. The study...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Aug 01, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: The American National Institutes of Health is investing up to US$248.7 million in new technologies to address challenges associated with COVID-19 testing (which detects SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus). The Quidel Sofia SARS Antigen FIA test kit is for use in point-of-care settings, such as a doctor’s office or pharmacy. Credit: Quidel   The NIH’...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 01, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a team of Canadian researchers from the University of Alberta, a newly discovered mechanism at work in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients may also lead to new treatments for COVID-19. The Canadian study reveals how HIV attacks peroxisomes, organelles found in all cells that help regulate the immune system, lipid metabolism and cardiovascular health, br...
Source: COVID-19 Medical News  Aug 01, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Medical News: According to a new study by audiologists from the University of Manchester, a significant number of patients reported a deterioration in their hearing when questioned eight weeks after discharge from a hospital admission for COVID-19.   The study which is supported by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Center (BRC) was published in the International Journal of Au...
Source: Bacterial Pathogens  Jul 31, 2020  1 year ago
Bacterial Pathogens: A first ever landmark study using next-generation technology to comprehensively examine contaminants in oysters in Myanmar reveals alarming findings including the widespread presence of human bacterial pathogens and human-derived microdebris materials, including plastics, kerosene, paint, talc and milk supplement powders. The research led by scientists from the University o...
Source: Remdesivir And COVID-19  Jul 31, 2020  1 year ago
Remdesivir And COVID-19: Remdesivir that drug that has no proven antiviral properties nor proper credible studies to show how it really works except that it shortens hospitalization stays and was granted approval to treat COVID-19 by the US FDA under the Trump Administration is now coming under the spotlight again and we expect that this will not be the only concerns raised as feedback is coming i...
Source: Australia COVID-19 News  Jul 31, 2020  1 year ago
Australia COVID-19 News : The Australian state of Victoria and the nation's second-biggest city Melbourne are being considered for tighter restrictions by authorities as it was reported on Friday that hundreds more coronavirus cases were recorded despite more than three weeks in lockdown.   Despite the fact that greater Melbourne passed the halfway point of a lockdown initially intended...
Source: COVID-19 Alerts  Jul 31, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Alerts: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) which a condition typically only found in children with COVID-19 and exhibiting Kawasaki disease likeness is now being seen even in younger adults with COVID-19.   In a sobering case, the autopsy findings in a young COVID-19 patient who seemed to be recovering, then rapidly deteriorated and died, showed vasculitis of the small vessels...
Source: COVID-19 And Children  Jul 31, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 And Children: A new study by researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital-Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine-Chicago have found that young children under age 5 with mild to moderate COVID-19 had high amounts of SARS-CoV-2 in their upper respiratory tract versus adults or older children.   The research findings were published in t...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jul 30, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Latest: Doctors at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have reported that a significant proportion of patients with severe COVID-19 disease who required intensive care developed unanticipated disabling neurological deficits that were related to a neurological condition known as mononeuritis multiplex.   The research findings are published on a preprint server and are...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 30, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Most people have a fallacy that tetracyclines only work as antibiotics without knowing that these drugs also possess immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties as well.   The SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus seems to attack the human airway epithelium primarily. In severely affected patients, the illness progresses to hypoxemic respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress...
Source: Coronavirus News  Jul 30, 2020  1 year ago
Coronavirus News: An international research team of Chinese, European, and U.S. scientists, say that the SARS-CoV-2 lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic has been circulating in bats for 40–70 years and likely includes other viruses with the ability to infect humans. This finding, which is derived from a newly constructed evolutionary history of SARS-CoV-2, has implications for the p...
Source: COVID-19 And Tocilizumab  Jul 30, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 And Tocilizumab: Thailand Medical News EXCLUSIVE-While PR companies employed by certain pharma giants to hush up their failures are currently busy; we at Thailand Medical News are adopting the ‘rebel boy attitude’ for another pharma exposé.   The extremely expensive immunosuppressive Tocilizumab or Actemra which was heavily touted by many researchers and doctors ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 30, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: German researchers from Goethe University, University Hospital Frankfurt and Max Planck Institute of Biophysics have discovered a compound to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus from using human host cells to produce the vital protein called PLpro, hence blocking the virus replication processes and also strengthening the anti-viral immune response at the same time as it has been ...
Source: COVID-19 Warning  Jul 30, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Warning: According to researchers from Maine Medical Center- Portland and Tufts University Scholl of Medicine-Boston, COVID-19 may increase the risk of blood clots in women who are pregnant or taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy.   It has already been observed that one of the many complications of COVID-19 is the formation of blood clots in previo...
Source: COVID-19 News  Jul 29, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from John Hopkins Medical School including a team of otolaryngologists and pathologists has confirmed that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can colonize the middle ear and mastoid region of the head behind the ear.   The medical report was published in the journal: JAMA Otolaryngology. (a journal of the American Medical Association.) https://jamanetwork...
Source: COVID-19 Hand Sanitizers  Jul 29, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Hand Sanitizers: The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is warning consumers not to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing methanol, or wood alcohol, which is used in fuel and antifreeze and is toxic if absorbed through the skin or life-threatening if ingested.   Furthermore most of these products were found to be not effective against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, further...
Source: Lungs And Pulmonology  Jul 29, 2020  1 year ago
Lungs and Pulmonology: A new study led by researchers from University Of California-Los Angeles Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute and involving numerous other institutions reveals how aging can cause lung regeneration to go awry, which can potentially lead to lung cancer and other diseases. The condition also increases susceptibility to other pathogens including various...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 29, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from the Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital have launched a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of dornase alfa (Pulmozyme) in patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia and respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation.   The protein Dornase alfa (proprietary name Pulmozyme from Genentech) is a h...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jul 29, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: Research scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health report that two doses of an experimental vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) induced robust immune responses and rapidly controlled the coronavirus in the upper and lower airways of rhesus macaques exposed to SARS-CoV-2.  ...
Source: COVID-19 Severity  Jul 29, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Severity: A new Irish study led by researchers from University College Dublin and with other institutions involved have discovered the presence of circulating platelets with a unique hyperactive phenotype in COVID-19 patients.   The research findings published on a preprint server and yet to be peer-reviewed reports a bidirectional relationship between COVID-19 and coagulation abno...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Jul 28, 2020  1 year ago
U.S. Medical News: A novel hospital workforce estimator developed by the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity (Mullan Institute) at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) shows that 11 American states with surging COVID-19 rates are currently at risk of straining their supply of intensivists, doctors who are trained to work...
Source: Vietnam COVID-19 News  Jul 28, 2020  1 year ago
Vietnam COVID-19 News: Vietnam that had so far been largely protected from the ravages of the COVID-19 crisis and has for a record time reported no local transmissions surprisingly today (28th July) locked down its third-largest city for two weeks after 15 cases of COVID-19 were found in a hospital according to local health officials.   It was announced that public transport into and out of...
Source: China COVID-19 News  Jul 28, 2020  1 year ago
CHINA COVID-19 News:  A COVID-19 cluster in a port city of Dalian in northeast China has spread to other provinces and prompted fresh restrictions, health authorities said Tuesday, as Beijing scrambles to prevent a second wave of infections.   Although China had largely brought the virus under control since it first emerged in the country late last year, through a series of strict lock...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 28, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from Yale School of Medicine and the biopharmaceutical firm AI Therapeutics have launched a multi-institutional clinical trial of a drug for treating COVID-19.   The drug known as LAM-002A (apilimod), has a proven safety record. Preliminary research has shown it can block cellular entry and trafficking of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19.   Past t...
Source: ASCO  Jul 28, 2020  1 year ago
ASCO: The American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD, MMSc, as the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), the flagship journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  Dr Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD, MMSc Credit:University of Rochester Medical Center The Journal o...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Jul 28, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Supplements: A new Israeli research has again confirmed that Vitamin D plays a very important role in the COVID-19 disease. In this new research it was found that low Vitamin D levels in blood plasma was a risk factor for contracting the COVID-19 disease.   The research findings were published in The FEBS Journal. https://febs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/febs.15495 &nbs...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology:  Jul 28, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Immunology: According to a new study by researchers from Yale University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the differing immune system responses of patients with COVID-19 can help predict who will experience moderate and severe consequences of disease.   The study findings may help identify individuals at high risk of severe illness early in their hospitalization and suggest dru...
Source: COVID-19 Detection  Jul 27, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Detection: According to a new German study led by researchers from University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, trained dogs can sniff out coronavirus infections.   The research team said that dogs have smell receptors up to 10,000 times more powerful and accurate than humans. That allows certain trained dogs to sniff out diseases like cancer, malaria and ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 27, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research:  Researchers from Italy, Belgium and America in a new collaborative study have found the possible causes of numerous COVID-19 patients who never had diabetes before and were healthy prior to contracting the SARS-CoV02 coronavirus suddenly developing diabetes. According to their research findings, the pancreatic islet beta cells which produce insulin could be infected by the...
Source: World COVID-19 News  Jul 27, 2020  1 year ago
World COVID-19 News: China this morning reported its highest number of coronavirus cases in three months, part of a worrying swell of second and third-wave infections that are hitting Asia and Europe. China where the coronavirus was first reported in December last year recorded 61 cases on Monday, the highest daily figure since April.   The new second-wave surge was propelled by clusters in...
Source: U.S. COVID-19 News  Jul 27, 2020  1 year ago
U.S. COVID-19 News: Thai media yesterday reported that the United States Embassy In Bangkok, Thailand had send thousands of boxes of protective mask to the province of Chiang Rai province for distribution to Thai hilltribe individuals. US embassy offcials in Thailadn donating protective mask to Thais. Photo Credit: US Embassy, Bangkok   This was shocking news for the teams at Thailand Medic...
Source: U.S. COVID-19 News  Jul 27, 2020  1 year ago
U.S. COVID-19 News: The exponential rise in COVID-19 cases are forcing more and more hospitals in affected states to start setting up “death panels” to decide who lives and who dies as there is a growing shortage of resources, ICUs, ventilators and other medical resources in many hospitals.   Certain counties are resembling third world countries and trump supporters and Republic...
Source: Myopathy  Jul 26, 2020  1 year ago
Myopathy: Although statins are commonly prescribed to millions of individuals globally to reduce their risks of suffering heart attacks and strokes, many alsos develop myopathy as a result of taking these drugs.    Now, researchers from the University of Oxford, in collaboration with other researchers, have identified a combination of factors that put some patients at higher risk of my...
Source: AMD Or Age-Related Macular Degeneration  Jul 26, 2020  1 year ago
AMD or Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that the blood protein vitronectin is a promising drug target for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older.   The new study, published in the journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Scien...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jul 26, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19-Latest: A study led by Boston Children's Hospital has found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus spike proteins bind to human cells via the ACE2 receptor and then dramatically change shape, jack-knifing to fuse the cell membrane with the coronavirus's outer membrane and opening the door to coronavirus infection.   The study for the first time freeze-frames the spike protein i...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Jul 26, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: A recent study published in  American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR),indicates that lung ultrasound (US) was highly sensitive for detecting abnormalities in patients with COVID-19 disease, with B-lines, a thickened pleural line, and pulmonary consolidation the most commonly observed features. https://www.ajronline.org/doi/10.2214/AJR.20.23513   The usage of l...

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