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COVID-19 News - Japan  Apr 19, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: On Tuesday, Japan's health ministry reported 11,589 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 deaths. The number of seriously ill patients declined by two from Monday, totaling 55. In comparison to the previous week, new case numbers increased in 37 prefectures and decreased in 10 others.   Tokyo experienced a significant rise in cases, with 1,696 new infections, up 206 from a week ag...
COVID-19 Research  Apr 19, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 Research: The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges to researchers and physicians, as the SARS-CoV-2 virus has demonstrated the ability to infect various organs, including the liver. Liver damage and liver failure are often associated with severe cases of COVID-19, accompanied by the systemic upregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF...
COVID-19 News - Thymosin Alpha 1  Apr 18, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: Thymosin α1 (Tα1) is a small but mighty immunostimulatory peptide that has been making waves in the field of viral infectious diseases. It has emerged as a powerful immune enhancer in the fight against formidable foes such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and AIDS. This miraculous peptide has the ability to influence the functions of various immune cells, like T cells, B cel...
Thailand Medical- COVID-19 Surge  Apr 18, 2023  10 months ago
Thailand Medical authorities are bracing for an unprecedented explosion of COVID-19 cases as the nation's wild Songkran celebrations in the last few days fuel fears of a new surge in COVID-19 cases. Patong, Phuket, April13th 2023   This new surge is expected to be potentially driven by a variety of new XBB sub-lineages including XBB.1.16, XBB.1.9.1, XBB.1.9.2 and XBB.2.3 and also their ...
Medical News - Microscopic Colitis  Apr 18, 2023  10 months ago
Medical News: An alarming and potentially life-altering bowel condition is on the rise, plaguing tens of thousands of unsuspecting adults in the UK. As the nation grapples with this medical crisis, experts are calling for urgent action, increased awareness, and funding for research to combat this debilitating disease.   Microscopic colitis, an inflammation of the large intestine, has expert...
COVID-19 News - Malaysia  Apr 18, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: Malaysia is witnessing a concerning surge in COVID-19 cases just before the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, raising fears of a new wave of infections. Public health experts are urging citizens to mask up once more and take necessary precautions to prevent further spread of the virus.   In the 14 days leading up to April 8, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia...
COVID-19 News - Circulating T Follicular Helper Cells  Apr 17, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has revealed a wide range of clinical outcomes among infected individuals, from asymptomatic to severe cases. While scientists have identified some factors that could affect the severity of the disease, the exact immunological parameters behind these varying outcomes remain unclear.   A study team from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Ho...
COVID-19 News - COVID-19 Variants  Apr 16, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to wreak havoc worldwide, a groundbreaking new study by American researchers suggests that relying solely on vaccination efforts may not be enough to slow the rapid emergence of immune-evading SARS-CoV-2 variants. This bombshell report could turn the world's entire approach to managing the ongoing COVID-19 crisis on its head!   The res...
COVID-19 News -Novel Fold - Nsp9  Apr 16, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has had a devastating impact on global health and the economy. The development of vaccines and therapeutic agents targeting various viral components is crucial to combat the virus effectively. In a recent study by researchers from Monash University-Australia, the study team uncovered a...
U.S. Medical News - XBB.1.16 Gaining Traction In America  Apr 15, 2023  11 months ago
U.S. Medical News: Despite concerted efforts by the Biden administration to conceal the real impact of the COVID-19 crisis in the country, certain public figures that cannot be concealed or downplayed are indicating that the country should brace itself for another offensive onslaught by various new XBB sub-lineages including the XBB.1.16 and XBB.2.3 sub-lineages and their latest spawns.   W...
COVID-19 News - SARS-Cov-2 - Cell Nucleus  Apr 15, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has caused significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. In addition to acute infection, long-term complications, known as Long COVID or Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC), have become a major concern. The cytopathic effects of SARS...
COVID-19 News - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)   Apr 15, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: A groundbreaking meta-analysis by researchers from the University of Bologna-Italy has revealed that COVID-19 survivors are at a significantly higher risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) compared to those who have never contracted the virus. With over 647 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, the long-term consequences of the virus are becoming a mounting conce...
COVID-19 News - Hearing Loss  Apr 15, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: A nurse's personal battle with COVID-19 related hearing loss has sparked alarms on a little-known side effect and has prompted further research into this COVID-19 effect that seems to be growing in terms of reported cases.   Kim Gibson, a nursing lecturer at the University of South Australia and registered nurse with a clinical background in neonatal intensive care, never...
COVID-19 News - Deficient Phagocytosis In Monocytes  Apr 14, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News : The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of the human immune system to opportunistic infections, especially among those with severe illness. One such opportunistic infection is mucormycosis, a life-threatening fungal infection that has been increasingly reported in COVID-19 patients, particularly in India as covered in numerous past COVID-19 News articles. The...
Long COVID - Autoantibodies Production Enhanced Even In Mild COVID-19  Apr 14, 2023  11 months ago
Long COVID: New study findings are raising alarm bells as scientists have discovered that even mild cases of COVID-19 can lead to long-term autoimmune issues in patients, whether they suffer from long COVID or not. Furthermore, vaccination doesn't seem to help in reducing autoantibody levels in these individuals. These discoveries call for an urgent reassessment of vaccination and infection pr...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 - Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy   Apr 14, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: Once considered rare in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, more cases studies of acute necrotizing encephalopathy are emerging globally with a new trend showing that its now mostly young adults or infants developing the condition!   Acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE) was first described in 1995 as a complication of viral respiratory tract infection in pediatric patie...
Medical News - T Cells - Extracellular Vesicles  Apr 14, 2023  11 months ago
Medical News: A recent study led by Professor Dr Thomas Brocker and Dr Jan Kranich from LMU's Biomedical Center-Germany has demonstrated the significant role of extracellular vesicles (EVs) in enhancing the immune response of T cells, a crucial component of the immune system responsible for defending against viral infections. The study utilized a mouse model to explore the interaction between ...
COVID-19 News  Apr 13, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: I still cannot phantom how in this modern and technologically advanced age we can let entities like the WHO, the U.S. CDC, US.NIH, various elected politicians and government leaders around the world (many with no medical backgrounds!) and also the so-called medical experts whose daily advice is to simply get vaccinated or get a booster,….simply control all the COVID-19 narrat...
COVID-19 News - SLC6A20 Gene  Apr 13, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been trying to understand the factors that increase the risk of severe illness and death. One of the areas that has drawn significant attention is the increased vulnerability of cancer patients to COVID-19. The SLC6A20 gene, found on chromosome 3p31.21, has been identified as a key causal gene associated with the severit...
COVID-19 News - India Records Highest COVID-19 Cases in Over 7 Months  Apr 12, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: India has registered 7,830 new COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours, the highest single-day rise in 223 days, raising the active case count to 40,215. The country recorded a single-day jump of 7,946 COVID-19 cases on September 1 last year.   The COVID-19 death toll has increased to 531,016, with 16 new fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, two each in Delhi, Punjab and...
Medical News - China - GISAID - GenBAse  Apr 12, 2023  11 months ago
Medical News: China has stopped uploading any genomic sequencing on the ‘International’ GISAID platform since the start of April 2023 and has instead only focused on updating all new genomic sequencings on its own platform called GenBAse. https://ngdc.cncb.ac.cn/genbase/   Earlier a scandal was breaking out as many international researchers were not happy with China’s cont...
COVID-19 News - Australia - Bad Onslaught Coming  Apr 12, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: The Easter long weekend has come and gone, but Australia is reeling from the aftershocks of family gatherings and increased travel. With COVID-19 cases surging across the nation, health experts are warning that this could be the beginning of a disastrous new wave of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. The state of Victoria alone has seen an alarming 60% increase in cases in ju...
HIV News - HIV Genomes in Monocytes  Apr 12, 2023  11 months ago
HIV News: In the pursuit of HIV eradication, scientists have been examining various hiding places or reservoirs where the virus can store its genetic material. Recent research conducted by a team from Johns Hopkins Medicine has discovered evidence that HIV genomes can persist in a stable reservoir within circulating white blood cells called monocytes. This discovery may provide a new direction for...
COVID-19 News- ORF3A - Clic-Like Chloride Channel-1 (CLCC1)   Apr 11, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: The ongoing battle against COVID-19 has led scientists to explore various aspects of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the disease. A deeper understanding of the interactions between the virus and the host's cellular machinery may provide novel therapeutic targets to mitigate the global impact of this pandemic.   While much attention including studies and COVID-19 New...
Health News - Instant Coffee - Aging  Apr 11, 2023  11 months ago
Heath News: In a groundbreaking study, scientist have uncovered the shocking truth about the link between coffee consumption and telomere length, which could ultimately affect aging and the development of diseases. The UK Biobank provided the data for this extensive investigation, which is the first to evaluate the causal association between coffee consumption and telomere length using such a larg...
COVID-19 News - Dysnatremia  Apr 11, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: In the relentless battle against COVID-19, a frequently overlooked but essential aspect of patient care is sodium imbalance. As one of the most common electrolyte disturbances in medical practice, dysnatremia, encompassing both hyponatremia and hypernatremia, has a profound impact on patient outcomes. In this in-depth analysis of the COLOS study, Polish researchers from Wroclaw Medi...
U.S. Medical News - Blastomycosis Outbreak - Michigan  Apr 11, 2023  11 months ago
U.S. Medical News: An extraordinary outbreak of blastomycosis, a rare but potentially fatal fungal infection, has affected nearly 100 workers at the Escanaba Billerud Paper Mill in Michigan and seems to be now affecting other individuals not linked to the outbreak area! Pic Credit: Dr_Microbe /Getty Images/iStockphoto The outbreak is believed to be the largest recorded in US history, surpassing...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 - Endoplasmic Reticulum   Apr 10, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a complex, interconnected network of channels and flattened sacs that plays a pivotal role in various cellular functions, including protein synthesis, folding, transport, and the regulation of intracellular calcium (Ca2+) levels. The ER has been identified as a critical player in the replicative cycle of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-1...
COVID-19 News - IL-10 Linked to Thrombotic Complications In COVID-19   Apr 10, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the scientific community has been working tirelessly to better understand theSARS-CoV-2 virus and its effects on patients. One area of significant interest is the role of cytokines i.e. small proteins secreted by cells that have a specific effect on the interactions between cells,  in the development of throm...
Health News - Olive Oil-Infused Coffee  Apr 10, 2023  11 months ago
Health News: Starbucks has recently stirred up a whirlwind of controversy with its innovative Oleato line of olive oil-infused coffee drinks. Initially launched in Milan in February, the Oleato line made its US debut in March 2023, showcasing a variety of beverages, from lattes and shaken espressos to golden foam cold brews, cortados, and even a martini. The concoctions incorporate Partanna cold-p...
COVID-19 News - Japan's New XBB Surge  Apr 10, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: For the first time in two and a half months, Japan is witnessing a concerning rise in COVID-19 cases. According to the health ministry, during the week ending April 4, the number of new infections increased by 1.03 times from the previous week. This surge was observed in 18 out of Japan's 47 prefectures, with the most significant increases in Fukui, Hokkaido, Akita, Tokyo, and I...
Thailand Medical -COVID-19  Apr 09, 2023  11 months ago
Thailand Medical: Experts and researchers globally are baffled as to how Thailand, a major tourism hub…. to date has no recorded cases of COVID-19 infections or deaths despite many other countries seeing a rise of new COVID-19 infections. The Songkran Holidays Hopefully Will Help Spread The Virus!   Countries like Singapore, Australia, India, Germany, Iran, Nepal, France, Kuwait are ...
COVID-19 News - 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA)  Apr 09, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, a natural amino acid, 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), is emerging as a potential antiviral for SARS-CoV-2 infections. This groundbreaking discovery could pave the way for an innovative treatment strategy that targets the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor, which plays a critical role in the virus's ability t...
COVID-19 News - XBB Sublineages In India  Apr 09, 2023  11 months ago
Indian scientists discovered new mutations like A27S and T747I along with mutations like T981S, I1998V, T323I, 306 G252V, A653V on circulating and emerging XBB sub-lineages in India with clinical evaluations confirming that multiple booster doses or a history of SARS-CoV-2 previous infection in the pre-Omicron era did not protect from these currently circulating recombinant sub-lineages and diseas...
Long COVID - SARS-CoV-2 - Mitochondria  Apr 09, 2023  11 months ago
Long COVID: Mitochondria, the cellular powerhouses, are crucial for cellular energy production and homeostasis. They form dynamic networks within cells, adapting their morphology to meet fluctuating energy demands. Interestingly, the mitochondrial network is vulnerable to perturbations in its dynamics and function due to interactions between SARS-CoV-2 proteins and certain mitochondrial proteins. ...
COVID-19 News - Celiac Disease  Apr 09, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left numerous people grappling with persistent post-COVID-19 symptoms, collectively known as long COVID.   Previous research and COVID-19 News coverages have shown that COVID-19 shares immunological traits with autoimmune diseases, including overactivity of certain immune cells. This has led to growing evidence linking COVID-19 with the devel...
Medical Devices - FreeStyle Libre Glucose Monitors  Apr 08, 2023  11 months ago
Medical Devices: More than 4 million FreeStyle Libre glucose monitors have been urgently recalled by Abbott after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced potential fire hazards associated with the devices. The lithium-ion batteries used in the system may get extremely hot, spark or catch fire if not properly stored, charged or exposed to liquids or foreign materials. This recall, cla...
Diabetes - Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)  Apr 08, 2023  11 months ago
Medical News: A new study by researchers from Sichuan University-China, Sun Yat-sen University-China and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China Hospital-China has shockingly found that diabetes can also contribute to the development of a variety of lung conditions including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and more so Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) due to its effects i...
COVID1-9 News - SARS-CoV-2 Infections Causes Gut Immunological Barrier Dysfunction  Apr 08, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from Medical School, University of Patras-Greece, University Hospital of Patras-Greece and Patras State General Hospital-Greece has found that SARS-CoV-2 infections often lead to the dysfunction of the gut’s immunological barrier. Key features of intestinal immune barrier disruption during SARS-CoV-2 infection. SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated wi...
Health News - Alcohol - Carcinogenic   Apr 08, 2023  11 months ago
Health News: The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has stunned the world by releasing updated guidelines that claim there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. https://ccsa.ca/sites/default/files/2022-08/CCSA-LRDG-Update-of-Canada%27s-LRDG-Final-report-for-public-consultation-en.pdf   Sadly in America, they even have biological males with mental issues promoting alcoho...
COVID-19 News -   Apr 08, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: Picture this: a massive crowd of people shouting in unison, “WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS!” Suddenly, a lone voice from the crowd sheepishly mutters, “I’m not.” This famous scene from the Monty Python comedy troupe brings to light the concept of immunodominant public antibody responses, an immune system phenomenon that could make us vulnerable to viral reinfe...