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Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 30, 2020  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine News  Jul 26, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine News: Dynavax Technologies, a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical based in California has partnered with Taiwan-based Medigen Vaccine Biologics to develop a new adjuvanted Covid-19 vaccine candidate.   The new collaborative vaccine development will leverage on Medigen’s stable prefusion form of the SARS-CoV2 recombinant spike protein in combination with Dynavax&rs...
Source: COVID-19 News  Jul 26, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from Singapore’s Duke-NUS Medical School have discovered SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell immunity in recovered COVID-19 and SARS patients and in uninfected individuals as well. The Singapore study shows that SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells are present in all recovered COVID-19 patients and interestingly these T cells were also found in all subjects who recovered f...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 26, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A new study led by scientists from Scripps Research has discovered a common molecular feature found in many of the human antibodies that neutralize SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.   By reviewing data on nearly 300 anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies that their labs and others have found in convalescent COVID-19 patients over the past few months, the r...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 25, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-New York, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, and Zhejiang University of Technology-China in study involving the test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, found that an extract from edible seaweeds called fucoidan substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antivira...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 25, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Korean researchers in a new study found raised levels of transforming growth factor beta-induced protein (TGFBIp) in blood sampled from roughly 100 people hospitalized for COVID-19, and further found that elevated levels of both the normal and acetylated forms of TGFBIp correlated with the severity of disease symptoms in these patients.   The researchers suggest that a...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 25, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in Emerging Microbes & Infections gives new insights into the virus-host interplay enabling newer perspectives about how to tackle the virus. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22221751.2020.1799723   The prevailing COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has created an unprecede...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  Jul 25, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Innovations: Scientists from George Washington University (GW) have developed a miniscule device that could allow public health professionals to immediately diagnose and track COVID-19 infection using cell phones.   The university’s Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) awarded a US$50,000 COVID-19 Technology Maturation Grant to the team, led by Dr  Mona Zaghloul and...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 25, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University System have established a possible link between the hormone Leptin and the increased risk of severity and mortality in obese COVID-19 patients.   Leptin is a hormone that connects the body's metabolism and immune response system and it may explain why the COVID-19 idisease is so d...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Jul 25, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Genomics: Research in Netherlands led Radboud University Medical Center-Nijmegen have uncovered that host variants of the X chromosomal gene called TLR7 could be one of the factors that leads to severity in COVID-19 patients.   The research findings were published in the JAMA journal. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2768926   Present observations suggest that...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Jul 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Genomics: Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) have discovered how the non-structural protein 16 (nsp16) of the SARS-CoV-2 , in conjunction with nsp10, methylates the 5′-end of virally encoded mRNAs to mimic cellular mRNAs, thus protecting the virus from host innate immune restriction.    The research findi...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jul 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: The world is about 6 months (Note that on January 23, 2020, WHO chief Tedros publicly described the spread of the new coronavirus in China as “limited.”, and only on January 30, 2020,The World Health Organization finally declares it an international health emergency but not a pandemic just yet) into the COVID-19 pandemic and to date, we have officially more than...
Source: Medicine Alert  Jul 24, 2020  2 years ago
Medicine Alert: Pennsylvania State University researchers along with scientists from La Jolla Institute for Immunology-California and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, have found that in rats and human cells in vitro, LCCBs cause changes in blood vessels known as vascular remodeling that reduce blood flow and increase pressure and could potentially lead to heart failure.   The study finding...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Israeli biotech company, Nanoscent has developed a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus breathalyzer test that gives results in less than 30 seconds, billing it as a "front line" tool that can help restore a sense of normality during the pandemic. The breathalyser is not meant to replace lab tests, but is a mass screening tool   The company said an extensive trial in Israe...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from the Rockefeller University-New York, New York Blood Center, Università della Svizzera italiana,-Switzerland and Howard Hughes Medical Institute have discovered in a new study that mutated SARS-Cov-2 spike protein variants can evade neutralizing antibodies .   Furthermore the researchers warn that the emergence of antibody-resistant SARS-CoV-2 varian...
Source: COVID-19 Hand Sanitizer  Jul 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Hand Sanitizer: CAGE Bio Inc., a California based biotech startup announced discovery of a novel hand sanitizer that offers long-lasting protection from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and other harmful viruses, bacteria, and fungi.  It kills germs on contact and, unlike common hand sanitizers, provides protection against their transmission for more than four hours after applying to skin....
Source: US COVID-19 News  Jul 23, 2020  2 years ago
US COVID-19 News: As Of 2.30am (California, Thursday 23rd July), the number of newly infected COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours(for the 22nd of July) is now 63,782 with numbers still expected to rise due to delays of reporting by certain counties and states. This brings the total number infected in the United States to 4,001,315 ( we do not base our figures on John Hopkins Dashboard or the US ...
Source: U.S. News  Jul 23, 2020  2 years ago
U.S. News: America has indicted two Chinese nationals for hacking into the computer systems of hundreds of companies, governments, non-governmental organizations and more to steal trade secrets, including data on treatments related to COVID-19 for themselves and in certain cases for the Chinese Government according to the charge sheets.   The American Department of Justice indicted Li Xi...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: California based Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc., a clinical-stage messenger RNA medicines company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics for rare diseases and vaccines, and Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore's flagship research-intensive graduate entry medical school, announced that the Clinical Trial Application for COVID-19 vaccine ...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Jul 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Genomics: A new genomic and molecular biology  study by American and Chinese researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences-Shanghai, Harvard Medical School, University Of Michigan, Fudan University –Shanghai and various genomic labs in China has revealed that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is mutating and evolving constantly to evade the human immunity responses.   The st...
Source: UK Medical News  Jul 23, 2020  2 years ago
UK Medical News: Medical experts at the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) are warning that Britain must prepare now for a potential new wave of COVID-19 infections that could be worse than the first.   The report: Preparing for a challenging winter 2020/21 calls for ‘intense preparation’ throughout the rest of July and August to reduce the risk of the health service be...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations  Jul 23, 2020  2 years ago
SARS-CoV-2 Mutations: University Of Bath and University Of Edinburgh scientists investigating the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 say that its mutation seems to be directed by human proteins that degrade it, but natural selection of the virus enables it to bounce back. The findings could help in the design of vaccines against the virus.   The research findings a...
Source: America-US-United States News  Jul 22, 2020  2 years ago
America-U.S.-United States News: The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating economic and human impact on California child care centers, forcing hundreds of them to close while others remain open at the risk of illness to both children and staff, according to a new report from the University of California, Berkeley. At Rockridge Little School in Oakland, California, owner Holly Gold has had to...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Heron Therapeutics, Inc, a commercial-stage biotechnology company announced the initiation of the GUARDS-1 Study, a Phase 2 clinical study evaluating CINVANTI (aprepitant) injectable emulsion in early hospitalized patients with COVID-19.   The research study initiation follows clearance from the U.S. FDA of Heron's Investigational New Drug application for CINVANTI for th...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19-Antibodies: Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center have isolated antibodies from several COVID-19 patients that, to date, are among the most potent in neutralizing the SARS-CoV-2 virus.   These isolated potent antibodies could be produced in large quantities by pharmaceutical companies to treat patients, especially early in the course of infection, and to preven...
Source: COVID-19 News  Jul 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers have known for several months now that the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus can become suspended in microdroplets expelled by patients when they speak and breathe, but until now there was no real scientific evidence that these tiny particles are infectious.   A recent study by scientists at the University of Nebraska that was uploaded to a medical preprint site this week ha...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Biophramaceutical company Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. has received clearance from the US FDA to initiate a Phase 2 trial of Abivertinib in patients with COVID-19 who have moderate to severe pulmonary symptoms.   The drug Abivertinib is a novel small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that selectively targets both mutant forms of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EG...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Progress  Jul 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine Progress: The Phase ½ clinical trial of BioNTech And Pfizer’s BNT162b1 RNA-Based Vaccine has demonstrated that the vaccine is able to elicit both T Cell And Neutralizing Antibodies Response.   The trial results were published by researchers from Germany and the United States on a preprint server and are yet to have been peer-reviewed. https://www.medrxiv.org/co...
Source: COVID-19 Scandals  Jul 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Scandals: Remdesivir is coming under more spotlight as more doctors questions its effectiveness not only in terms of its ability to cut death rates but also on its claims to shorten hospitalization stays. https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m2839   Many subsequent studies that emerged after the criticisms seems suspicious as some look as if the  researchers or institutions wer...

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