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Source: B.1.x Lineage  Apr 06, 2021  12 days ago
Researchers from the Genomics Institute of the University of California-Santa Cruz have discovered a disturbing new SARS-CoV-2 lineage called B.1.x that has multiple mutations on it that are found in other Variants of Concern (VOCs) but is not a recombinant strain itself. However due to the presence of a large deletion on its ORF8 (B.1.x contains a large deletion in ORF8 ie a 35bp deletion that in...
Source: COVID-19 News  Apr 03, 2021  15 days ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from Oxford University has found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus inhibits the host cellular response to interferon.   The study found that human host cells respond to infection by SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus by producing cytokines including type I and III interferons (IFNs) and proinflammatory factors such as IL6 and TNF.   Typically interferons (IF...
Source: Coronavirus News  Apr 01, 2021  17 days ago
Virus News: Italian researchers have identified a new SARS-CoV-2 mutation called T478K that is spreading at alarming speeds globally especially in Mexico and North America and might end up being a dominant mutation.   Numerous SARS-CoV-2 variants have emerged, posing a renewed threat to COVID-19 containment and to vaccine and drug efficacy. In this study, the researchers analyzed more than ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2-Variant-News  Mar 31, 2021  18 days ago
Europe’s New B.1.214.2 Variant   Researchers from University of Liege in Belgium have identified another new worrying variant that is also fast spreading around Europe.   The new variant is reported to have a variety of key spike mutations and a 9bp spike insertion on it.   The new variant, B.1.214.2, has been sequenced 332 times and was first identified in Switzerland, alth...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 And Cancer  Mar 30, 2021  18 days ago
SARS-CoV-2 And Cancer: A new study by Chinese researchers from Hunan University has found the presence of thousands of viral proteins known as circRNAs encoded by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus with some that have the potential to trigger cellular and genetic reactions that can lead to cancer ultimately.   It is already known that the life-threatening coronaviruses MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-1 and SARS...
Source: Arizona Variant B.1.243.1   Mar 29, 2021  20 days ago
Variant News: Despite being warned by certain American search engines, social media, wire agencies and government entities, Thailand Medical News will still continue to report on any latest credible and verified information about the emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, coronavirus research data and also about any possible adverse effects or efficacy issues concerning the COVID-19 vaccines. More than eve...
Source: BREAKING NEWS! Deadly SARS-CoV-2 Variant With The Most Ever Mutations And Deletions Found In Tanzania!   Mar 28, 2021  21 days ago
The current COVID-19 pandemic is already changing course despite the advent of the COVID-19 vaccines with dubious efficacies due to the constant emergence of various ‘Variants of Concern’ or VOCs  that are fast spreading across the world and becoming dominant.   However a new alarming discovery in Tanzania could help accelerate the current pandemic such that a sizable perce...
Source: Long-COVID News  Mar 27, 2021  22 days ago
Long-COVID News: A new study by researchers from Northwestern University, USA showed that non-hospitalized ‘recovered’ COVID-19 patients who had mild or even in some cases asymptomatic conditions when infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus initially, reportied manifestations of persistent neurological symptoms for weeks after so called recovery!   Typically most SARS‐CoV‐2‐inf...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 And The Mouth  Mar 25, 2021  24 days ago
A new study by researchers from multi-research intuitions led by the National Institutes of Health and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found alarming evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus also infects cells in the mouth.   Although there were obvious signs of oral infection including taste loss, dry mouth and mucosal lesions such as ulcerations, enanthema and macules,...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Double Mutant Variant  Mar 24, 2021  25 days ago
The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG), a grouping of 10 national laboratories that was established by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has discovered a rare double mutant variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus circulating around along with a variety of new variants including some that should be deemed immediately as being variants of concern or VOC.   A statement i...
Source: Long COVID  Mar 23, 2021  25 days ago
A new study cum review by researchers from the University of Columbia and Harvard University shows that Long COVID health issues are fast rising and becoming an issue that could soon also start overburdening the healthcare systems across the world. The study was published in the peer reviewed journal: Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01283-z   In the COVID-19 pandemic has s...
Source: COVID-19-Thyroid Gland   Mar 22, 2021  27 days ago
A new study presented in the last 24 hours at the Endocrine Society's 2021 Annual Meeting (ENDO 2021) by researchers from Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Policlinico Hospital of Milan and the University of Milan in Italy has indicated that certain patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease seem to experience inflammation of the thyroid gland that is different from thyroid inflammation c...
Source: Aspirin-COVID-19  Mar 21, 2021  28 days ago
A new study led by researchers from George Washington University and also included scientists from the University of Maryland, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Northeast Georgia Health System, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, University of California-San Francisco and the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine have found that low dose aspirin may reduce the need for mechanical venti...
Source: G485R Mutation  Mar 19, 2021  30 days ago
As new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variants are fast emerging and spreading globally, threatening to change the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientist are now turning to studying each and every one of these new mutations found on the various variants to better understand the effects of these mutations.   Researchers from the University of Melbourne in a new study found that the G485R mu...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Mar 18, 2021  1 month ago
The study results of a research on the efficacy of Astrazeneca’s ChAdOx1 COVID-19 vaccine published in the peer reviewed New England Journal of Medicine shows that the vaccine has only about 10% efficacy against the B.1.351 South Africa Variant. https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2102214   The study findings showed that two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were found to h...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Spread   Mar 17, 2021  1 month ago
Coronavirus News: Chinese researchers from Jilin University-China are warning that based on emerging studies and case reports, cold chain transport and frozen goods can help spread the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus including across borders.   The research team published a letter in the Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://www.pnas.org/content/118/11/e2026093118   ...
Source: Variant News  Mar 17, 2021  1 month ago
Variant News: Researchers from Instituto Nacional de Salud-Bogotá and Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia have alarmingly discovered yet another SARS-CoV-2 variant in Colombia that is antibody resistant and bears the L249S and E484K spike substitutions. Despite the same mutations having convergently appeared in other mutant strains of the virus, most notably in variants of concern, the WHO ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2-Variants  Mar 17, 2021  1 month ago
A  new more deadly SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variant that is able to bypass standard PCR tests has been discovered in the northwestern region of Brittany in France.   The WHO has categorized the new SARS-CoV-2 variant as a ‘variant under investigation’ as French authorities are warning that the new strain is fast spreading and has been responsible for a number of deaths.  ...
Source: Second-Generation-SARS-CoV-2-Variants   Mar 15, 2021  1 month ago
Brazilian researchers have discovered a new so called second generation SARS-CoV-2 variant with a variety of mutations and deletions never seen before that appeared on another variant from the B1.1.33 lineage.   This new second generation variant of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has been detected in several regions of Brazil, the Ministry of Science and Technology's National Labora...
Source: Reverse Zoonosis of SARS-CoV-2 and Emerging Variants  Mar 14, 2021  1 month ago
A new study led by researchers from  Colorado State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine found that SARS-CoV-2 variants are rapidly emerging in animal hosts with alarming implications of the potential risk for human reinfection! The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus spillback from humans into domestic and wild animals has been well-documented. The study team compa...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus   Mar 12, 2021  1 month ago
A new study led by researchers from Harvard University Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has alarmingly found that about 10% of blood monocytes in COVID-19 patients are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. These monocytes subsequently die, leading to the release of cytokines, a feature commonly associated with severe and critical COVID-19...
Source: mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines  Mar 11, 2021  1 month ago
The leading prestigious medical publication: The British Medical Journal is raising concerns about the integrity of mRNA molecules used in COVID-19 vaccines after documents leaked from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) following a cyber-attack in December show that some early commercial batches of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine had lower than expected levels of intact mRNA molecules. &...
Source: Latest Cancer News  Mar 10, 2021  1 month ago
Oncology researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, in collaboration with Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Columbia University have develop a new tumor-penetrating therapy protocol, that can enhance the effects of chemotherapy, reduce metastasis and increase survival especially for patients with pancreatic cancer. The ...
Source: Recombination In SARS-CoV-2  Mar 10, 2021  1 month ago
American military researchers from the  Viral Diseases Branch-Walter Reed Army Institute of Research-Maryland, the  Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences-Bethesda, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine and the Emerging Infectious Diseases Branch, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research-Maryland have in a new study found evidence of SARS-CoV-2 ...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Mar 08, 2021  1 month ago
COVID-19 Immunology: A new study led by researchers from University of Milano-Bicocca-Italy which included support from scientists from the National Institute of Molecular Genetics-Italy, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University-Italy, San Raffaele Hospital-Italy and the University of California, Los Angeles-USA has found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to modulate dendritic cell maturation and...
Source: COVID-19 News  Mar 07, 2021  1 month ago
A new study by researchers from Jefferson Health- Pennsylvania has shown that intellectual disability puts individuals at higher risk of dying from COVID-19 compared to the general population.(Wonder if this would affect the majority in countries like the United States, United Kingdom and Thailand!)   The study involving 64,858,460 patients across 547 health care organizations in the U...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Viral Persistence  Mar 05, 2021  1 month ago
A new study led by researchers from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles along with scientists from New York Medical College, University of Southern California, Stanford University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found alarmingly found that the new SARS-CoV-2 variants are causing viral persistence in pediatric patients especially those with immunocom...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.317   Mar 04, 2021  1 month ago
Australia medical researchers are raising concerns over a new SARS-CoV-2 variant that was found in Queensland in the last 5 days. The strain is designated the name: B.1.1.317.   According to the open access site for researchers, CoV-Lineages that details Pango lineages real time, the B.1.1.317 lineage is thought to have originated in Russia and has been has been circulating in countries lik...
Source: Heart Failure -SARS-CoV-2  Mar 03, 2021  2 months ago
Despite attempts to downplay the seriousness of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections and the issue of Long COVID by Western health officials and experts, more studies are emerging on these areas especially on the myriad of heart issues arising as a result of having had COVID-19.   It has been speculated that a huge amount of excess deaths due to heart issues around the world are in fact been l...
Source: Interleukin-13-SARS-CoV-2  Mar 02, 2021  2 months ago
A new study by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco has found that human bronchial epithelial cells stimulated with Interleukin 13 were less susceptible to infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus compared to cells not stimulated by Interleukin 13.   Interleukin 13 or IL-13 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IL13 gene. IL-13 is ...
Source: Coronavirus Research  Mar 01, 2021  2 months ago
Researchers from the Karolinska Institute-Sweden, Södersjukhuset/The South General Hospital-Sweden, Stockholm University-Sweden, Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-India and Umeå University-Sweden have in a new study discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus typically hijacks the human host metabolic pathways for its replicative advantage.   It has been known that viruses typica...
Source:  Mar 01, 2021  2 months ago
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Yale University have actually identified a series of COVID-19 blood biomarkers that can actually predict the disease severity and outcomes in COVID-19 patients.   Pathologic immune hyperactivation is emerging as a key feature of critical illness in COVID-19, but the mechanisms involved remain poorly understood.   The study team carried out p...
Source: Spirulina Algae And COVID-19  Feb 28, 2021  2 months ago
A new study led by researchers from MIGAL-Galilee Research Institute-Israel and also involving scientists from MATIS-Food and Biotech Research and Development-Iceland and the University of Cambridge-UK shows that spirulina algae is able to reduce mortality rates in COVID-19 patients besides reducing inflammation.   According to the study abstract, “An array of infections, including th...
Source: Coronavirus News  Feb 27, 2021  2 months ago
While the Western world especially countries like the United States and the United Kingdom  are trying to downplay issues about viral persistence in those that are deemed as ‘recovered’ from the COVID-19 disease , in other countries medical experts are focusing more studies on this issue. In the United States and also the United Kingdom, individuals are stupidly deemed as ‘r...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements-Vitamin 6  Feb 27, 2021  2 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: A new collaborative study involving researchers from Hiroshima University-Japan, Mahidol University-Thailand, Prajadhipok Memorial Hospital-Thailand, Xiamen University-China and Bangkok Chanthaburi Hospital-Thailand has shown that vitamin B6 may help calm cytokine storms and unclog blood clots linked to COVID-19’s lethality. The research was led by Professor Dr No...
Source: PASC (Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection)  Feb 26, 2021  2 months ago
A new study from the Netherlands involving medical scientists from the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Amsterdam UMC, Utrecht University, , Leiden University Medical Center and the University of Twente have confirmed that  that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is neuroinvasive as shown by viral RNA and inflammation in the brain.   The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may cause acute respira...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus   Feb 25, 2021  2 months ago
A new research carried out by scientists from De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester-UK has discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can linger in its infectious state for as long as three days on clothes and even cloth masks. https://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/news/2021/february/research-shows-coronavirus-can-survive-on-healthcare-uniforms-for-three-days.aspx Dr Laird Working On Her Study Cre...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants   Feb 25, 2021  2 months ago
A new study led by biotech company Adimab LLC that is based in New Hampshire-United States  along with researchers from the University of Texas-Austin and also from the division of Infectious Disease and International Health, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center-USA have revealed that long-lasting B cells are not able to recognize emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants. The startling new discovery has hu...
Source: Research  Feb 24, 2021  2 months ago
Thailand Medical News after successfully developing a blend of herbs and phytochemicals to act as potential prophylactic and therapeutic adjuvant to treat COVID-19 (Final stages of studies are ongoing  before the product proceed for regulatory approvals in a number of countries including Colombia, Brazil, India, Japan, Iran and Mexico) is now embarking on a second phase of research to develop...
Source: B.1.427/B.1.429 variant   Feb 24, 2021  2 months ago
Scientists from the University of California-San Francisco are warning the local variants B.1.427/B.1.429 are not only infectious and more transmissible along with the fact that it is immune evasive but rather studies have showed that it causes more severe conditions in those infected with it and is also more deadly.   The B.1.427/B.1.429 variant that emerged in late 2020 and surged to beco...
Source: Cannabinoids and COVID-19  Feb 23, 2021  2 months ago
A new study by scientists from multi-institutions in Brazil has demonstrated that cannabinoid receptor agonists exhibit anti-inflammatory and protective effects on SARS-CoV-2-infected human heart cells.   Among the extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19 is myocardial injury, caused both directly and indirectly by SARS-CoV-2, and which is associated with a high risk of mortality. One of t...
Source: Alzheimer’s Disease and COVID-19  Feb 23, 2021  2 months ago
Researchers from Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at the Clyde and Helen Wu Center for Molecular & Cardiology- Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York have in a news study discovered that systemic organ failure in COVID-19 disease is basically caused by oxidative stress while alarming they also found that evidence linking oxidative stress and ...
Source: Polyphenols and COVID-19   Feb 22, 2021  2 months ago
Researchers from the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC)-Spain, Sao Francisco University-Brazil and the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUCCAMP)- Brazil have in a new study discovered that polyphenols from plants are able to provide protective effects against the COVID-19 disease.   More and more countries besides the United States and the United Kingdom, are turni...
Source: Pulse Oximeters And COVId-19  Feb 22, 2021  2 months ago
The U.S. FDA issued a new guidance last Friday warning that pulse oximeters that have become popular during the COVID-19 pandemic for people to track their oxygen saturation may not always be accurate and that in some cases can actually lead to wrong readings and potentially put the lives of patients into high risk. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/pulse-oximeter-accuracy-...
Source: H5N8 Avian Flu  Feb 21, 2021  2 months ago
Just as the world is beginning to deal with the threat of emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants globally, Russia announced on Saturday that its scientists had detected the first cases of transmission of the H5N8 strain of avian flu to humans and had alerted the World Health Organization.   Russian health authorities had discovered the first human cases of the highly infectious H5N8 bird flu vir...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Feb 20, 2021  2 months ago
Japanese Authorities have identified another alarming SARS-CoV-2 variant that bears the immune evasive mutation E484K. Japanese health authorities have confirmed the identification of the  new variant of  SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus also said that an infection cluster involving this new variant has emerged at a Tokyo immigration facility, presenting new challenges as the country tries to over...
Source: SARS-CoV-2-Cancer   Feb 20, 2021  2 months ago
Malaysian Researchers Dr Suresh Kumar and Dr Kang Soon Nan from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Management and Science University-Malaysia and Dr Kalimuthu Karuppanan from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford-UK have in a new study discovered that SARS-CoV-2 infections and lung cancer sh...
Source: Genetics and COVID-19  Feb 19, 2021  2 months ago
Genetics and COVID-19: A new study by researchers from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine confirms that human genetics plays a critical role in determining immunity to COVID-19.   The SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies develop within two weeks of a SARS-CoV-2 infection, but their durability and intensity can vary by individual, prompting concerns about the prospects o...
Source: COVID-19-Heart-Issues  Feb 18, 2021  2 months ago
COVID-19-Heart-Issues: A new study by researchers from the University College London, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Barts Heart Centre and the National Heart and Lung Institute-UK has found that more than 50% of patients who have been hospitalized with severe COVID-19 and who show raised levels of a protein called troponin have damage to t...
Source: COVID-19-Related Disseminated Leukoencephalopathy,   Feb 18, 2021  2 months ago
A new study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania involving brain MRIs of COVID-19 patients showed an alarmingly fact that many exhibited a condition known as Leukoencephalopathy.   Leukoencephalopathy refers to disorders of brain white matter. Neurologists have long appreciated the importance of white matter in the normal function of the central nervous system (CNS), and ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Reassortant Strains  Feb 17, 2021  2 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Reassortant Strains:  Since late 2020, Thailand Medical News has been predicting the emergence of reassortant strains during this COVID-19 pandemic in which the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus might combine with other coronaviruses or even other viruses to produce a totally new strain with unique characteristics.   Such a reassortant strain has finally emerged in Los Angeles although...
Source: COVID-19 Disease  Feb 17, 2021  2 months ago
A new French study by researchers from the Foundation Adolphe de Rothschild Hospital in Paris have found that COVID-19 causes a potentially dangerous eye condition in a segment of patients that are severely infected in which the formation of nodules are observed in the macular regions of the eyes.   The study findings report 9 patients (1/9 [11%] woman and 8/9 [89%] men, mean age 56 ±...
Source: B.1.526 Variant  Feb 16, 2021  2 months ago
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology while using a newly developed software tool by the institute called the Variant Database (VDB) to monitor the rapid changing landscape of spike mutations, chanced upon an emerging lineage of viral isolates in the New York region that shares mutations with previously reported variants. The most common sets of spike mutations in this new vari...
Source: B.1.525 Variant  Feb 16, 2021  2 months ago
While the United Kingdom is celebrating its milestone of hitting more than 15 million vaccinations, a new concerning SARS-CoV-2 variant has made its debut in the country with more than 32 cases so far identified and more worrisome is the fact that there could be thousands more as the new variant also yields a S gene dropout in PCR tests, making it more difficult to be picked up by current testing ...
Source: A.23.1 Variant  Feb 16, 2021  2 months ago
Researchers from Uganda and the United Kingdom have identified a new SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern deemed as being more lethal that is currently circulating in Uganda.   The study team comprising of researchers from the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit-Uganda, the Central Public Health Laboratories of the Republic of Uganda, the  Institute for Evolutionary Biology, University ...

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