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Source: V483G Mutation  Sep 21, 2020  3 hours ago
V483G Mutation: Researchers And health Officials are warning that  that a mutant strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the V483G strain is fast making appearances in various countries including India, Brazil, The Middles-East, UK and even in the United States.   According to genomic experts and immunologist, the V483 strain is resistant to the neutralizing properties of antibodies and ...
Source: Post-COVID Myocarditis  Sep 21, 2020  5 hours ago
Post-COVID Myocarditis: As a result of alarming data showing that a majority of recovered COVID-19 patients have some sort of heart tissue damage after being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus irrespective of whatever the conditions they had endured ie from mild, moderate , severe or asymptomatic, there is a huge rush by many concerned to go for heart screenings. https://www.thailandmedical....
Source: America Coronavirus   Sep 21, 2020  8 hours ago
America Coronavirus: American official COVID-19 infection rates hits 6.81 million and 200,014 Americans have died from the COVID-19 so far though actual figures are expected to be much higher. Americans are expected to have a great time for the rest of the year and also an interesting year end festive season never experienced in its history starting from next month’s Halloween as many more a...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Sep 21, 2020  10 hours ago
COVID-19 Latest: A new study by French researchers from Aix-Marseille University, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Institut Paoli Calmettes and Laboratoire d’Immunologie-Marseille, including the controversial  French physician and microbiologist Professor Dr Didier Raoult have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus basically causes immunoparalysis in the human hos...
Source: COVID-19 Scams  Sep 21, 2020  11 hours ago
COVID-19 Scams: Of all the stupidity and craziness which not many people are questioning (the intelligence levels in America has sunk to its lowest!) is the new American standard for drug approvals set by the US FDA under the Trump administration in which as long you can demonstrate somehow by whatever means that a drug is able to shorten hospitalization stays, Voila! You get approved and you can ...
Source: Drugs-COVID-19  Sep 21, 2020  17 hours ago
Drugs-COVID-19: Spanish researchers from the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Malaga (UMA) and the Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND) have identified 4-Phenylbutiric acid or 4-PBA as a possible drug candidate to treat the various inflammatory and immune issues resulting from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection that causes COVID-19 disease.   The s...
Source: Disinfectants-COVID-19  Sep 20, 2020  1 day ago
Disinfectants-COVID-19: To curb the problem of current COVID-19 disinfectants taking time to sanitize surfaces and the impracticability of using them on high-contact areas such as door handles, elevators, and bannisters due to ‘wearing-off' effects, researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) are co-developing a new, rapid-acting, long-lasting disinfectant spray that instant...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Sep 20, 2020  1 day ago
COVID-19 Research: Japanese researchers from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and Osaka University have engineered to create soluble ACE2 (sACE2) in human cells that have enhanced affinity to receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the SARS-CoV-2 thus serving as decoy while also neutralizing the novel coronavirus.   The research findings were published on a preprint serve and are curre...
Source: Mpro Inhibitors  Sep 19, 2020  2 days ago
Mpro Inhibitors: A new study led by researchers from the university of Arizona with additional support from the University of Athens shows that all previous studies indicating that Mpro Inhibitors Such As Ebselen, Disulfiram, Carmofur, PX-12, Tideglusib, And Shikonin have antiviral properties against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are invalidated as the new research shows that these Mpro inhibitors ar...
Source: Ketogenic Diet And COVID-19  Sep 19, 2020  2 days ago
Ketogenic Diet And COVID-19: Researchers in a new study led by Yale School of Medicine but also involving scientist from New York University Langone Health and Washington University School of Medicine, advocate a ketogenic diet (A diet in high fat, low carbohydrate) for elderly COVID-19 patients and even those not infected yet it is capable of mitigating clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in this vulne...
Source: Coronavirus Breakthrough  Sep 19, 2020  2 days ago
Coronavirus Breakthrough:  Researchers from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in a new study have discovered that as a result localized inflammation in the lungs, a deficiency of the anticoagulant protein S results that leads to thrombosis in COVID-19 patients. The localized inflammation also leads to elevated levels of tissue factor, a protein found in blood that initiates the clott...
Source: ACE2  Sep 19, 2020  2 days ago
A new study by experts from the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Wisconsin-Madison reveals that the genetic variants of human angiotensin 2 or ACE2 receptors can have altered recognition by SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the causative agent COVID-19) pandemic.   Comprehending how human ACE2 genetic variants differ in their recognition by SARS-CoV-2 can have a major impact in le...
Source: Strokes And COVID-19  Sep 19, 2020  3 days ago
Strokes And COVID-19: According to a new study from University of Alabama at Birmingham led by Dr Chen Lin, M.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, stroke patients who also have COVID-19 showed increased systemic inflammation, a more serious stroke severity and a much higher rate of death, compared to stroke patients who did not have COVID-19.   The new study finding co...
Source: Fatigue  Sep 18, 2020  3 days ago
Fatigue: Study findings from a new research by Dr Liam Townsend, St James's Hospital and Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and colleagues showed that that persistent fatigue occurs in more than half of patients recovered from COVID-19, regardless of the seriousness of their infection.   The study findings were presented online at the recent ESCM...
Source: ACE2  Sep 18, 2020  3 days ago
ACE2: Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic which started in Wuhan, China and spread to the rest of the world (thanks due to the incompetency of a certainHealth Organization) with disastrous effects both on the lives and economic aspects of billions of people globally with the exception of China which seems to have escaped the disastrous effects mysteriously, global researchers are now realizing...
Source: Coronavirus Supplements  Sep 18, 2020  3 days ago
Coronavirus Supplements: Researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), FDA, Silver Spring have demonstrated in vitro studies that bromelain extracted from pineapples is able to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Vero E6 cells via a  multitude of ways.   The study findings are published on a preprint server and are...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Sep 18, 2020  4 days ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A new research by scientists from the Rockefeller University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill shows that a combination of neutralizing antibodies with intact Fc effector function can effectively reduce the viral load and prevent infection.   The study results were published on a preprint server and are pending peer review. https://www.biorxiv.o...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Sep 18, 2020  4 days ago
COVID-19 Research: Contrary to a fallacy that has been installed in many through fake misinformation disseminated by so called medical ‘experts’ and health organizations during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic that only the elderly are susceptible to COVID-19 and that younger adults are most likely to withstand the infections and only endure mild symptoms, new data is showing ...
Source: Coronavirus Latest  Sep 17, 2020  4 days ago
Coronavirus Latest: Researchers from the Crick's Structural Biology of Disease Processes Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute-London have found that the spike protein on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can adopt at least ten distinct structural states, when in contact with the human virus receptor ACE2. The structural states of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, binding to the huma...
Source: Botox Injections  Sep 17, 2020  4 days ago
Botox injections of high doses might lead to bone loss according to researchers from New York University. Typically botox injections to manage jaw and facial pain do not result in clinically significant changes in jaw bone when used short term and in low doses, according to researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. However, they found evidence of bone loss when higher doses were used.   Their...
Source: Omega-3 Supplements  Sep 17, 2020  4 days ago
Omega-3 Supplements:  A new meta-analysis study of 40 past studies involving a total of more than 135,267 participants indicates that EPA and DHA supplementation reduces multiple types of cardiovascular risk and also improves hearth health.   The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journal: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/...
Source: Coronavirus Antivirals  Sep 17, 2020  4 days ago
Coronavirus Antivirals: Researchers from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai-China have identified the antibiotic Ceftazidime as possible antiviral candidate to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and treat the COVID-19 disease. The research findings were published on a preprint server and have yet to be peer reviewed. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.14.295956v1   ...
Source: COVID-19 Immunotherapy  Sep 17, 2020  4 days ago
COVID-19 Immunotherapy: Researchers from Corvus Pharmaceuticals Inc-California, Temple University-Philadelphia and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-New York in a phase 1 clinical trial have demonstrated that using a Inhibitor Of CD73 Enzymatic Activity called CPI-006, the researchers were able to induce the effective B Cell and Humoral response to SARS-CoV-2 infection in COVID-19 patients e...
Source: India News  Sep 17, 2020  4 days ago
India News: Researchers and scientists from the Virology Division of India’s Defense Research and Development Establishment has discovered  that there are multiple viral introduction events in central India, and SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus with D614G mutation is the prevalently circulating strain. Even more concerning are new mutation variants emerging in India.   The study ...
Source: COVID-19 Meds  Sep 17, 2020  4 days ago
COVID-19 Meds: A new vitro study led by Austrian researchers from the University of Vienna has demonstrated that the nasal antihistamine Azelastine was able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infections in assays using reconstituted human nasal tissue and Vero E6 monkey kidney epithelial cells. The study team says that Azalastine is a prospective drug candidate that could be used to reduce viral transmission i...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Sep 17, 2020  5 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Azithromycin, a commonly-prescribed antibiotic that also is being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19 according to a new study by researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago, by itself is not associated with an increase in cardiac events; however, if taken with certain other drugs that affect the electrical functioning of the heart, then cardiac events increa...
Source: COVID-19 T Cells  Sep 17, 2020  5 days ago
COVID-19 T Cells: Since the debut of the SARS-CoV-2, scientist have been trying to figure out if the immune system actually  helps or is making things more worse in the case of the COVID-19 disease but a new study by researchers from  La Jolla Institute for Immunology- California  clearly argues in favor of the immune system.   By examining all three branches of adaptive immu...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Sep 16, 2020  5 days ago
U.S. Medical News: It simply frightening what’s happening in America at the moment. Literally every agency from the FDA, NIH, CDC to the State Health Departments is being manipulated by the White House and supported by certain media and social media platforms including Twitter (it might come as a shock to many but Twitter is actually pro-Trump despite the farce about labeling some of his twe...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Sep 16, 2020  5 days ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus needs a carbohydrate compound called heparin sulfate which is also found on lung cell surfaces and acts as a co-receptor for viral entry as it facilitates binding to te ACE2 receptors.   The study team said that SARS-CoV-2 spike protein interacts with both ...
Source: World COVID-19 News  Sep 16, 2020  5 days ago
World COVID-19 News: As India's total of coronavirus infections passed 5 million on Wednesday, and cases are still continuing to soar, its public healthcare system is on the verge of a collapse as they are no longer hospital beds in many states and already there is a growing shortage of medical supplies and even oxygen for medical use.   India has has added more than 1 million cases of ...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  Sep 16, 2020  5 days ago
COVID-19 Immunity: A new European study by researchers from University of Amsterdam-Netherland, INGENASA Institute-Spain and University of Antwerp-Belgium have found that immunity to four existing seasonal coronaviruses are short-lasting and that the duration of protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2 may be also short-lived.   The study findings are from a case study of ten healthy subjects...
Source: Coronavirus News  Sep 16, 2020  5 days ago
Coronavirus News: A new study by Chinese researchers from Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University-Xi'an,has found that microfiber pillows are excellent reservoirs of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. What is alarming is that not are these type of pillows used extensively in home stings globally but more so in hotels, cinemas, trains, airplanes, ships and co...
Source: Flu Pandemic  Sep 16, 2020  6 days ago
Flu Pandemic: According to new reports by American scientist and even army intelligence, China is facing a new outbreak of Swine Flu called G4 EA H1N1 that it trying hard to control and at the same time conceal from the rest of the world. Report of the new viral swine flu strain first emerged in media in June and July but was played down as usual by WHO and also The Chinese authorities.   S...
Source: Flu-COVID-19  Sep 15, 2020  6 days ago
Flu-COVID-19: German researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and French scientists from the Institut Pasteur in Paris used a mathematical model to study the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. They found that the decrease of COVID-19 cases in spring was not only related to countermeasures but more importantly due to the end of the flu season. Influenz...
Source: Coronavirus Updates  Sep 15, 2020  6 days ago
Coronavirus Updates: UK Facing Test Kit Shortages British healthcare services are being jeopardized by lack of access to COVID-19 testing, hospital bosses in England warned on Tuesday. NHS Providers, which represents the heads of hospital trusts in the state-run National Health Service, said there were "current capacity problems with the testing regime". Its chief executive Chris Hopso...
Source: Pancreatic Cancer  Sep 15, 2020  6 days ago
Pancreatic Cancer: Oncologist and genomic scientists led by Mayo Clinic and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen),along with teams from University of California-San Diego,  Sloan Kettering Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and  University of Nebraska in a new study have  identified specific potential therapeutic targets for the most aggressive and letha...
Source: Coronavirus News  Sep 15, 2020  6 days ago
Coronavirus News: Middle-east researchers from the American University of Beirut-Lebanon and Qatar University-Doha say that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that caused the COVID-019 disease will ultimately become a seasonal virus just like influenza but not just yet. It only till a global herd immunity is achieved that will this happen.   Their review was published in the journal: Frontiers in P...
Source: COVID-19 Warning  Sep 15, 2020  6 days ago
COVID-19 Warning: Humanity has sunk to its lowest especially in Western societies like those in America where as a result differences of opinion and thoughts, groups of malicious individuals are willing to cause harm to others without thinking of the consequences. A Biohacker Kit Sold online for making homemade biological weapons with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus Credit: Thailand Medical News. &nb...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Sep 15, 2020  6 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: As there is growing public concern especially from the scientific community about the recent adverse reactions from AstraZenaca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial, the U.S.FDA is considering whether to follow British regulators in resuming a COVID-19 vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched a...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Sep 15, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Latest: Scientist from the Aix-Marseille University-France and Méditerranée Infection Foundation (IHU)- France  in a new controversial study shows that the time of the day can affect infection with the SARS-CoV-2, as well as guide subsequent host immune response implying that circadian rhythm may well be a novel target for managing viral progression.   The study ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Sep 15, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 News: An international study lead by researchers from 25 institutions in Europe, America and Australia have found that smoking increases ACE2 receptors expression while inhaling corticosteroids has the opposite effect of suppressing the expression of these virus binding receptors.   The study findings in brief found that genes encoding viral receptors and activating protease are in...
Source: COVID-19 Second Wave Preparations  Sep 15, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Second Wave Preparations: Researchers from John Hopkins University School of Medicine in a new study have found that it is useful for a pulse oximeter to be used at home to monitor COVID-19 patients.   The study was published on a preprint server and has yet to have been peer-reviewed. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.01.20184937v1   Accordingly a pulse oximeter...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Sep 14, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine claim to have isolated the smallest biological molecule to date that completely and specifically neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   The research findings were published in the journal: Cell https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(20)31148-X.pdf?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%...
Source: Coronavirus Research  Sep 14, 2020  7 days ago
Coronavirus Research: Scientist from Yale University School Of Medicine, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Memphis, National Institutes of Health-Bethesda, Columbia University and  Montreal University-Canada using an imaging platform that utilizes single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) have discovered that the spike proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has 4 d...
Source: News-Coronavirus  Sep 14, 2020  7 days ago
WHO (World Health Organization) reported 307,930 new cases worldwide on Sunday, the highest daily figure in its database since the beginning of the pandemic.   The surge has sparked concern in Europe, where Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz warned that his country was facing "the beginning of the second wave".   At the same time the Czech Republic has also faced a surge, wit...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Sep 14, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine : The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, today (Monday,14th September)  sharply criticized pharmaceutical and biotech  companies working on COVID-19 vaccines over a near total lack of transparency on the companies’ respective trials, including setbacks with AstraZeneca’s vaccine trial that briefly forced its suspensio...
Source: Coronavirus News  Sep 14, 2020  7 days ago
Coronavirus News: Researchers from the Department of Hydrobiology at the Institute of DACBiol at the Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco-Mexico are warning that careful attention and monitoring needs to be paid to the aquatic life forms and water life as they could be potential impacts from the current COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers expressed their concerns and study findings...
Source: Vaccines-COVID-19  Sep 14, 2020  8 days ago
Vaccines-COVID-19: Indian researchers from vaccine developer Bharat Biotech International Ltd in collaboration with researchers National Institute of Virology-Indian Council of Medical Research have conducted a preclinical study demonstrating the safety and efficacy of a new candidate vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the pathogen that causes the COVID-19 disease.   The ...
Source: COVID-19 Mask  Sep 14, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Mask: A study and development team from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has successfully produced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80%, which can be enhanced to almost 100% with exposure to sunlight for around 10 minutes. Initial tests also showed very promising results in the deactivation of two species of coronaviruses. The graphene masks are easily...
Source: Latest COVID-19  Sep 13, 2020  8 days ago
Latest COVID-19 studies by researchers from the Regenerative Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine- Chicago have shown that proning (the technique of placing a patient in a face down position to ease breathing and reduce mortality rates) of severely ill COVID-19 patients on ventilators can cause permanent nerve...
Source: U.S. Coronavirus News  Sep 13, 2020  8 days ago
U.S. Coronavirus News: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that there have been 792 confirmed cases of a rare condition in children that is linked to COVID-19 in the United States and warns that there are lots more of suspected cases being investigated and that these figures are rising.   The U.S. CDC  added that multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C...
Source:ACE-i And ARBs-COVID-19   Sep 13, 2020  8 days ago
ACE-i And ARBs-COVID-19: According to latest research findings presented at the virtual American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2020 Scientific Sessions that was held Sept. 10-13, 2020, reducing or eliminating high blood pressure medications if blood pressure becomes hypotensive, falling below 120/70 mm Hg, could prevent acute kidney injury (AKI) and death in COVID-19 patients. ...
Source: COVID-19 Breakthrough  Sep 13, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Breakthrough: Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Senhwa Biosciences that is based in Taiwan with offices in San Diego has announced that its investigational drug, Silmitasertib has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness after the first patient with severe COVID-19 demonstrated remarkable recovery after using the drug. Senhwa Biosciences is a company focused on next generation DNA Da...
Source: Coronavirus News  Sep 13, 2020  8 days ago
Coronavirus News: There are unproven speculations by medical experts and scientific researchers circulating around about a particular South-East Asian country where it is estimated that about 4% of its population of locals might have already contracted the ‘milder’ strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus but almost 96 percent of these infected locals are asymptomatic while the rest might...
Source: Vaccines-COVID-19  Sep 13, 2020  9 days ago
Vaccines-COVID-19: The world’s oral recombinant adenoviral mucosal COVID-19 vaccine by Vaxart, Inc, a California based biotechnology company that is administered by tablet rather than by injection, has demonstrated positive results in a inducing potent systemic and mucosal immune responses in preclinical studies.   The study findings were published on a preprint server and are current...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Sep 12, 2020  9 days ago
COVID-19 Treatments: Researchers from Mississippi have in a new study found that utilizing both the antihistamines Cetirizine and Famotidine appears to reduce pulmonary symptoms and may have other benefits in patients with COVID-19. The study findings were published in the journal:  Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1094553920301462?...
Source: Ovarian Cancer  Sep 12, 2020  9 days ago
Ovarian Cancer:  Researchers from Finland have developed a new quantitative lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) of aberrantly glycosylated CA125 which is widely superior to the conventional CA125 immunoassay (CA125IA).  The new diagnostic was also faster and much more accurate than current conventional CA125 test.   With a 30 min read-out time, the LFIA showed 72% sensitiv...
Source: Coronavirus News  Sep 12, 2020  9 days ago
Coronavirus News: As most people once again go out freely this weekend in denial of what is coming and how they are indirectly contributing to it, the official global COVID-19 deaths has now reached 916,125 while the official numbers of those infected have now reached more than 28.5 million. As we all know by the now the reality is that the actual numbers are much higher than this and it is going ...
Source: Teen Health  Sep 12, 2020  9 days ago
Teen Health: Health authorities worldwide are warning of a new internet dare, broadcast widely on the China-owned teen app TikTok (an app for the intellectually challenged?) which urges kids to overdose on the over-the-counter antihistamine Benadryl. The 15th Year Old Girl Who Died From The 'Benadryl Challenge" promoted on the China-onwed app Tik Tok   The "Benadryl Challenge&...
Source: Influenza 2020/2021  Sep 12, 2020  9 days ago
Influenza 2020/2021: Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine- University of Pennsylvania have found that middle-aged individuals ie those born in the late 1960s and the 1970s may be in a perpetual state of H3N2 influenza virus susceptibility because their antibodies bind to H3N2 viruses but fail to prevent infections.   The study findings were published in the journal: Nature Commu...
Source: COVID-19-Livestock  Sep 12, 2020  10 days ago
COVID-19-Livestock: A new study by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency-Manitoba involving researchers from University of Manitoba and also from the Iowa State University-U.S. has found that pigs are also susceptible to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The study results could have a magnitude effects on the livestock industry and also has implications on zoonotic transmissions and potential induced muta...
Source: T Cells-COVID-19  Sep 11, 2020  10 days ago
T Cells-Covid-19: Australian researchers from University of Melbourne, Monash University, La Trobe University, James Cook University and University of Tasmania have discovered that killer T cells, key immune cells in fighting viral infections, are present at much lower levels in individuals with COVID-19, compared to influenza or glandular fever.   As CD8+ T cell memory promotes rapid ...
Source: Herbs-COVID-19  Sep 11, 2020  10 days ago
Herbs-COVID-19: While the Western (America, Europe, Australia and Canada) world that loves to typically denounce herbal therapies are getting infected and dying by the droves and pinning their hopes on overpriced toxic drugs churned out by their greedy pharmaceutical companies and aided by their corrupted governments and further supported by their ‘bastard’ media and social media platf...
Source: Myanmar COVID-19 News  Sep 11, 2020  10 days ago
Myanmar COVID-19 News: Authorities in Myanmar on Friday announced its toughest measures so far to control the spread of the coronavirus, banning travel out of the country's biggest city, Yangon, and grounding all domestic flights. The city is experiencing a huge surge cases and hospital are overflowing with test kits being scarce.   Travel in and out of the city by other transport syste...
Source: Antibodies COVID-19  Sep 11, 2020  10 days ago
Antibodies COVID-19: Another study by researchers from Nanjing University Medical School -China led by Dr Chao Wu and Dr Rui Huang, both infectious disease and immunology specialists show that various factors contribute to the fact that antibodies might not be a good solution to treat COVID-19 coupled with the fact that most convalescent treatments did not produce positive results due to lack of t...
Source: Immunology  Sep 11, 2020  11 days ago
Immunology: Researchers from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill have in a new study for the first time, determined the high-resolution structure of a key DNA-sensing protein in the innate immune system called cGAS while it is bound to the nucleosome which is the all-important unit of DNA packaging inside a cell's nucleus.   Cyclic GMP-AMP synthase or cGAS, belong to the&n...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Sep 11, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 Immunology: According to Professor Dr Marc Hellerstein of the University of California-Berkeley, althought more than 120 companies have rushed into vaccine development against COVID-19 as the U.S. government pushes for a vaccine rollout at "warp speed"-possibly by the end of the 2020,  the bar set for an effective, long-lasting vaccine is far too low and may prove dangerous...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Sep 11, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researchers from Indiana University-U.S. led by Professor Dr Nir Menachemi from the university’s School of Public Health has found that the COVID-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is hundreds of times more deadly for individuals over 60 compared to those under 40.   The study findings were published in the journal: Annals Of Internal Med...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Sep 10, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 Warnings: Researchers from Huazhong Agricultural University-China  led By Dr Meilin Jin, a Professor from the Department of Agricultural Microbiology have in a new study that was based in Wuhan have discovered that more cats might be contracting the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus  than first believed.   The study also shows that cats are fighting off the virus with naturally deve...
Source: COVID-19 World News  Sep 10, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 World News: The world is now seeing daily infection rates of average above 240,000 new infections per day for the last 2 months with the record highest that was on the 4th of September with almost 300,683 reported cases. As of today the total number of infections has reached almost 28 million with global COVID-19 deaths amounting to about 904,124. Forget about the recovery rates as we now...
Source: COVID-19 News  Sep 10, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 News: British researchers led by the University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust and  various British hospitals and medical universities have found that as many as one in 100 patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 will eventually develop a condition known as pneumothorax or  'punctured lung'. The condition was also ...
Source: COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma  Sep 10, 2020  12 days ago
COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma: An open-label, parallel-arm, phase II, multicentre, randomized controlled trial (PLACID) in India has shown that the use of convalescent plasma as a therapeutic for moderate COVID-19 patients showed no positive effects and did not improve the outcome of the patients.   The study findings are published on a preprint server and are currently being peer reviewed. ...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Sep 10, 2020  12 days ago
COVID-19 Latest: Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine-Mount Sinai are warning the manifestation of AKI or acute kidney injury is on the exponential rise in hospitalized COVID-19 patients and a high proportion are dying as a result or will never recover from it even after being discharged.   The research findings are published in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. https://ja...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Sep 10, 2020  12 days ago
A new COVID-19 Research by scientist from Murdoch University-Australia led by Professor Dr Jeremy K. Nicholson and Professor Dr Elaine Holmes have discovered that by comparing lipoproteins and metabolites in the blood of COVID-19 patients and healthy subjects, not only are signs of multi-organ damage apparent but a distinct metabolite signature was observed in COVID-19 patients that could be furth...
Source: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome or MIS-C  Sep 09, 2020  12 days ago
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome or MIS-C could be triggered by high antiviral antibody levels in COVID-19 Infected Children according to researchers from at Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.   The study team said that measuring blood antibody levels against SARS-CoV-2 may distinguish children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), ...
Source: Anxiety and Stress  Sep 09, 2020  12 days ago
Anxiety and Stress: Researchers from Washington State University have found in a new study that exercise which typically helps by reducing anxiety and stress is unable to help with COVID-19 related mental issues.   Surprisingly in a study of twins led by the study team, individuals who reported increasing their physical activity after the start of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders reported highe...
Source: COVID-19 Alerts  Sep 09, 2020  12 days ago
COVID-19 Alerts: According to a new UK study by Universities of Warwick and Birmingham, home-testing kits sold online in the UK, US and elsewhere in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis were provided with incomplete and in most cases, misleading information on how accurate they were.   Worst till there were reports from other regulatory bodies, medical institutions and consumer boards that some...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  Sep 09, 2020  12 days ago
COVID-19 Immunity is short-lived for those who had mild symptoms when they were first infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus or were asymptomatic according to a new study by Chinese researchers from the Army Medical University in Chongqing led by Dr Ye Lilin, a leading Immunologist from the University’s Institute of Immunology.   The study also indicates that the absence of the key ...
Source:   Sep 09, 2020  12 days ago
Vaccine-COVID-19: It was announced the last few hours that the large phase 3 clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 developed by the University of Oxford and Astrazenaca was stopped in the last 24 hours and put on hold as a result of reported serious adverse reactions.   The sudden stoppage affected numerous testing sites globally especially in the United States and United Kingdom a...
Source: Drugs And COVID-19  Sep 09, 2020  13 days ago
Drugs And COVID-19: Danish researchers led by Dr Anton Pottegård of the University of Southern Denmark along with other scientists from Aarhus University Hospital and the Danish Medicines Agency have in a new study found that the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, is not associated with any adverse effects in people who have tested p...
Source: COVID-19 News  Sep 09, 2020  13 days ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-U.S. have in a new study shown that the blood clotting protein factor V plays a very critical role in the outcomes of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.   Factor V (pronounced factor five) is a protein of the coagulation system, sometimes referred to as proaccelerin or labile factor. In contrast to most other coagul...
Source: Anti-Aging News  Sep 08, 2020  13 days ago
Anti-Aging News: A new study involving a collaboration of Italian researchers from 11 medical universities and institutes and also the Stem Cell Institute At Leuven-Belgium indicates that the hormone, ghrelin, may help protect the elderly population from muscle loss.   The study which involved administering a particular form of ghrelin to older mice saw muscle mass and strength being restor...
Source: COVID-19 Second Wave  Sep 08, 2020  13 days ago
COVID-19 Second Wave: Before anyone accuse us of fear mongering, first look at some simple facts…..when the COVID-19 pandemic first broke out, it started with a couple of hundred infected individuals that caused the virus to spread worldwide. Today despite border controls or closures, we have millions of people worldwide who are infected and millions more in our midst that are asymptomatic....
Source: HIV News  Sep 08, 2020  13 days ago
HIV News: Researchers from University of Michigan Health System have discovered that a class of antibiotics called pleicomacrolides allows the immune system to kill HIV infected cells by inhibiting the Nef proteins.   The research finds are published in the Journal of The Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences of The United States Of America (Concanamycin A counteracts HIV-1 Nef to...
Source: COVID-19 Gut  Sep 08, 2020  13 days ago
COVID-19-Gut: A new study by researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong has found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may continue to infect and replicate in the digestive tract after clearing in the airways. https://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press_detail.php?id=3356   It was also observed that COVID-19 patients have active and prolonged gut viral infection, even in the absence of gastro...
Source: Diagnostics-COVID-19  Sep 08, 2020  13 days ago
Diagnostics-COVID-19: UK based biotech firm Avacta Group plc ,the developer of Affimer® biotherapeutics and reagents has announced the launch of an ultra-sensitive ELISA laboratory test for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to support global research efforts into the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Dr Alastair Smith, Avacta’s chief executive   ELISAS or enzyme l...
Source: Drugs-COVID-19  Sep 08, 2020  13 days ago
Drugs-COVID-19: Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-New York in a new study suggest that using drugs such as PI3K/mTOR And Topoisomerase inhibitors reduces ACE2 expression and reduces risk and an individual’s susceptibility to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease.   As ACE2 are the main and first receptors that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus uses...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Sep 08, 2020  14 days ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine-Mount Sinai in a new study have found that D-Dimers, a fragment protein produced by the breakup of fibrin clots can be used as a biomarker to determine which patients are at the risk of dying.   Information such as this which predicts a COVID-19 patient’s risk of mortality is useful in designing clinical treatment protoco...
Source: Influenza Vaccinations And COVID-19  Sep 07, 2020  14 days ago
Influenza Vaccinations And COVID-19: A new study by Canadian researchers from Laval University and McGill University show that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) can offer a certain degree of protection against the COVID-19 disease  compared to inactivated influenza vaccines (IIV) containing three or four variants. The study findings also suggest that inactivated influenza vaccines II...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Via Frozen Food  Sep 07, 2020  14 days ago
SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Via Frozen Food: A new research by Chinese researchers from the South China Agricultural University-Guangzhou, Institute of Animal Health-Guangdong and Fudan University-Shanghai has confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to survive on seafood such as salmon for up to 8 days at 4 degrees Celsius which is the temperature of most frozen storage facilities for seafoo...
Source: COVID-19 Next Generation Vaccines  Sep 07, 2020  14 days ago
COVID-19 Next Generation Vaccines: Cambridge based Elicio Therapeutics has developed a next generation COVID-19 vaccine ELI-005 that is expected to start initial clinical trials soon. Unlike most of the current genetic based vaccines under development or in phase 3 trials, this lymph node-targeting vaccine is composed of an adjuvant developed using the company’s Amphiphile technology and the...
Source: India COVID-19-Coronavirus News  Sep 07, 2020  14 days ago
India COVID-19-Coronavirus News: India reported its fourth documented case of COVID-19 reinfection in the IT city Bengaluru on Sunday. Someone Should Really Show Him How To Wear A Mask Correctly   The patient, a female aged 27 years from the southern Indian city who got recovered from an initial infection from SARS-CoV-2 in July, has tested positive again for the virus. The confirmation of ...
Source: United Kingdom And Israel COVID-19 News  Sep 07, 2020  15 days ago
United Kingdom reported almost 3,000 new coronavirus cases over 24 hours, a level not seen since late May according to health authorities on Sunday.   Also it was reported that two more people had died after testing positive over the past 28 days, bringing Britain’s overall death toll to 41,551, Europe's highest.   Also, 2,990 new cases were recorded, significantly higher tha...
Source: Herbs For COVID-19  Sep 07, 2020  15 days ago
Herbs For COVID-19: A number of studies are now emerging showing that the phytochemical Tryptanthrin extracted from the leaves of the Strobilanthes Cusia plant also known as Assam Indigo or Chinese Rain Bell has potential efficacy as an antiviral against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the deadly COVID-19 disease.   Scientifically known as Strobilanthes Cusia, the plant blooms ...
Source: Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs  Sep 06, 2020  15 days ago
Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs which already have a bad reputation due to various numerous medical and health complications associated with it now has another new complication associated with its use ie risk of developing fatty liver disease   https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/ppis-or-acid-reflux-drugs-affects-cognitive-abilities-of-breast-cancer-survivors   https://www.thailandmed...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Sep 06, 2020  15 days ago
COVID-19 research by German scientists from the University of Tuebingen shows that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus basically paralyzes the cytotoxic and metabolic functions of the human host immune cells which leads to disease severity and progression.   The study findings are published on a preprint server and are currently being peer-reviewed. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.04...
Source: Australia COVID-19  Sep 06, 2020  15 days ago
The COVID-19 lockdown in the Australian second-biggest city of Melbourne has been extended by another two weeks according to government and health officials who said that new cases had not dropped enough to prevent another surge. An Australian Protester In Melbourne.   Australians in Melbourne were due to exit a harsh six-week lockdown next weekend but face continued restrictions for months...
Source: Thailand COVID-19 News  Sep 06, 2020  15 days ago
Thailand COVID-19 News:  6 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Thailand today (Sunday, 6th September) of which three could be COVID-19 reinfections! Westerners Not Wearing Mask Still A Common Sight In Thailand   The CCSA or Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration Thailand said that of the 6 cases, 3 were Thai male nationals who had been previously infected in Singapore but had sin...
Source: COVID-19 Antibody  Sep 06, 2020  15 days ago
COVID-19 antibody immunity and virus neutralizing capabilities will be critical to control the anticipated worsening of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic however already emerging studies are indicating that there could be many complications and disappointments although numerous pharmaceutical and biotech companies along with certain governments are trying to conceal these news in order to either profit from...
Source: America COVID-19 News  Sep 06, 2020  15 days ago
America COVID-19 News: COVID-19 cases are rising in the various campuses of U.S. colleges and universities, leading authorities to react in a vast array of ways including reverting back to classes going online and a sudden rise of disciplinary actions and dismissals as school authorities try to maintain control in the campuses.   It was found that most of the students breaking social distan...
Source: Narsoplimab And COVID-19  Sep 06, 2020  16 days ago
Narsoplimab And COVID-19: Researchers are now saying that treatments for COVID-19 may be focusing on at the wrong elements of the disease based on emerging data from Bergamo, Italy, the epicenter of the pandemic in Europe.   Italian researchers realized, as they combed through the data, that COVID-19 is an endothelia injury rather than a pulmonary event and that stopping the complement casc...
Source: World COVID-19 News  Sep 05, 2020  16 days ago
World COVID-19 News: The Global COVID-19 pandemic is not showing any signs of slowing down, on the contrary tell-tale signs are indicating that it is going to get worse and that a real second wave is fast approaching.   In the last 24 hours the world saw its highest record of daily reported new COVID-19 infections of 299,185 cases. The total global deaths from the COVID-19 disease is now 87...
Source: Coronavirus Cases In India  Sep 05, 2020  16 days ago
India coronavirus cases have crossed the 4 million mark on Saturday as the country also reported its record highest number of COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours which was said to be 86,430 cases.   India is reported to be behind the United States which has more than 6.3 million cases and Brazil which has more than 4.1 million cases.   However many Indian experts and medical profession...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Sep 05, 2020  16 days ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researchers from Radboud University Medical Center-Netherlands questions as to whether it is really to assume that cytokine storms are truly causing disease severity in the case of COVID-19 as new emerging data questions the unproven hypothesis.   In the study it was observed that although IL-6 levels are elevated in severe COVID-19, they are lower than lev...
Source: COVID-19 Alerts  Sep 05, 2020  17 days ago
COVID-19 Alerts: Researchers from Texas Children's Hospital-Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio and Georgetown University-Washington have discovered in a new study that the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), linked to COVID-19, damages the heart to such an extent that some children will need lifelong monitoring and interventions.   The numb...
Source: Common Cold-COVID-19  Sep 05, 2020  17 days ago
Common Cold-COVID-19: Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine have discovered that the Rhinovirus which causes most of the common colds can prevent the flu virus from infecting airways by jumpstarting the body's antiviral defenses.   The study findings help answer a the strange phenomena surrounding the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic in which an expected surge in swi...
Source: COVID-19 And Unconventional T Cells   Sep 04, 2020  17 days ago
French researchers have discovered that a class of immune cells known as unconventional T cells (uT cells) plays a role in the progression of COVID-19 disease into its severity forms. Furthermore it was proposed that these unconventional T Cells could be also used as biomarkers to determine COVID-19 severity risks.   So called unconventional T cells are a diverse class of immune c...
Source: D614G Mutation  Sep 04, 2020  17 days ago
D614G Mutation: According to a new study by researchers from University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston-Texas, the mutation of the spike proteins of the new strain D614G has indeed made the new strain more infectious. This new study also reaffirms other previous studies about the new D614 strain being more infectious contrary to some so called Singaporean ‘experts’ making comments t...
Source: COVID-19 And Fatty Liver Disease  Sep 04, 2020  17 days ago
COVID-19 And Fatty Liver Disease: Researchers from the University of Minnesota and John Hopkins School of Medicine in a new observational study reveal that individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis have increased odds of hospitalization due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19); conversely, metabolic surgery was found to be protective against the admission of inf...
Source: COVID-19 And Metformin  Sep 04, 2020  17 days ago
COVID-19 And Metformin: A new study comprising researchers from China, America and UK have shown that metformin as a diabetic drug for COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes was associated with higher incidence of acidosis which could lead to kidney complications but it was not associated with higher mortality rates.   The study findings were published in the journal: Cell Metabolism https:...
Source: COVID-19-Heart  Sep 04, 2020  18 days ago
COVID-19-Heart: Despite early reports and studies that showed the heart was affected by a variety of ways by the SARS-CoV-2 infection including just recent studies that showed the SARS-CoV-2 was able to attack the heart tissues directly and despite so many numerous articles that that showed that the emerging impact of the COVID-19 on heart health, in the last few days doctors and researchers are r...
Source: COVID-19 Pediatrics  Sep 03, 2020  18 days ago
COVID-19 Pediatrics: Researchers from the Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC in a new study on the kinetics of viral clearance and antibody production across age groups in SARS-CoV-2 infected children found that the virus and the corresponding antibodies can co-exists simultaneously raisng lots of questions and possible implications.   The study is available on a preprint f...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Sep 03, 2020  18 days ago
A new COVID-19 Research study published the JAMA Journal that involved an international collaboration of huge magnitude has shown that widely available corticosteroids improved the survival rates of COVID-19 patients experiencing severity and in critical conditions. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2770279   Researchers and medical experts pooled data from 121 hospitals in ...
Source: Cancer And Hair Dyes  Sep 03, 2020  19 days ago
A cohort study by researchers from Harvard Medical School on women in the United States who use permanent hair dye products to color their hair at home has found that most do not experience greater risk of most cancers or greater cancer related mortality.   The study findings were published in the British Medical Journal. https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m2942   Although the study f...
Source: COVID-19 And Plasmin  Sep 03, 2020  19 days ago
COVID-19 Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in an attempt to answer a question as to why the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus more dangerous in individuals with comorbidities have managed to propose a hypothesis that an extracellular protease called plasmin might be responsible for aiding the accelerating the virus activities at the furin sites. The team also proposed that the widely a...
Source: Polio Vaccine  Sep 02, 2020  19 days ago
Vaccines are basically meant to protect individuals against a disease but in some cases the things could go wrong and backfire especially when proper studies are not conducted and things are expedited over monetary concerns.   The WHO or World Health Organization finally admitted that  a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in Chad, a week after ...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Sep 02, 2020  19 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine researchers from UK and Taiwan have demonstrated the potential of a new candidate vaccine called RBD-SpyVLP against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in animal models.   In vivo trials involving animal models such as mice and pigs, low doses of the vaccine triggered a potent neutralizing antibody response that was stronger than the response induced by serum taken from patients who...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Sep 02, 2020  19 days ago
Thailand Coronavirus News: Thailand celebrated its 100 Days without any local COVID-19 cases or transmissions. The country has been lucky as it was only exposed to the milder strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus since the epidemic plus it is speculated that due to epigenetic changes as a result of the excessive usage of herbs in Thai cuisines and dietary habits, Thais have developed a robust and ...
Source: COVID-19 And Diabetes  Sep 02, 2020  19 days ago
COVID-19 related diabetes being found in SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who were previously healthy and never had the disease before is causing a dilemma among the medical community as studies are showing that ACE-2 expression is not found in the pancreatic beta cells although it is found in other areas of the pancreas and to date no SARS-CoV-2 virus particles were ever detected in the pancreas...
Source: COVID-19 Spread   Sep 02, 2020  20 days ago
A new study of COVID-19 spread via airborne mode is published in the journal: JAMA Internal Medicine provides new evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can simply spread in the air. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2770172   In the incident in China, an infected individual on a poorly ventilated Chinese bus caused the COVID-19 spread to nearly two dozen o...
Source: COVID-19 T Cells  Sep 01, 2020  20 days ago
Even a strong T Cell response against the spike, membrane, and nucleocapsid SARS-CoV-2 proteins is not associated with recovery in critical COVID-19 patients according to a new study by German researchers from Marien Hospital and the department of Virology of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) as well as the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, the Clinic of Anesthesiology and the Institute for Virolog...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs-Prunella Vulgaris  Sep 01, 2020  20 days ago
A research on herbs that can treat COVID-19 by Canadian researchers from the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba-Canada has shown the extracts from the herb  Prunella Vulgaris is able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus entry into cells in a vitro study.   The research findings are published on a preprint server and are currently bein...
Source: Epigenetics  Sep 01, 2020  20 days ago
Epigenetics changes linked to aging was observed in people who eat a lot of industrially processed junk food as they are  likely to exhibit a change in their chromosomes linked to ageing, according to study by researchers from University of Navarra in Spain.   The study found that three or more servings of so-called "ultra-processed food" per day doubled the odds that st...
Source: Oxytocin and Gastroenterology  Sep 01, 2020  20 days ago
Oxytocin which is also known as the love hormone, plays an important role in stress' disruption of digestion such as bloating, discomfort, nausea, and diarrhea according to a new study by researchers from Penn State University- College of Medicine that was sponsored by a grant from the U.S. National Institute of Health.   The study findings are published in The Journal of Physiology. ht...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Sep 01, 2020  20 days ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: Researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University, George Mason University-Virginia and SINTX Technologies Inc-Utah in a new study have demonstrated that the synthetic compound silicon nitride, which is used in medical implants and high mechanical performance engineering applications, is capable of inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at varying concentrat...
Source: Coronavirus-COVID-19  Sep 01, 2020  21 days ago
Coronavirus-COVID-19: Eight months down the road we have already hit 25.5 million people globally infected with COVID-19 disease according to official reports with a realistic figure being at least ten fold due to issues of insufficient testing, figures being concealed etc. Forget about the recovery, it is a very arbitrary term. Once you are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus you might &lsqu...
Source: Eye-Problems-COVID-19  Sep 01, 2020  21 days ago
Eye-Problems-COVID-19: A study by Chinese researchers from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan have showed that although most children developed eye symptoms later after contracting COVID-19 disease and as the disease progresses, there is a also growing occurrence of ocular issues appearing as the first sign of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children.   The study findings we...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 31, 2020  21 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: New studies are showing that T cell immunity is necessary to provide robust and durable protection against reinfection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This implies that the epitopes specific to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which are capable of eliciting this type of response across a huge number of individuals need to be identified.   An epitope, also known as ant...
Source: Neuro-COVID  Aug 31, 2020  21 days ago
Neuro-COVID: Spanish researchers from Universidad Complutense- Madrid reported two cases studies in which COVID-19 patients were manifesting new neurological conditions not witnessed before in COVID-19 patients.   One 50 year old  male patient from the University Hospital “Príncipe de Asturias,” Alcalá de Henares-madrid was reported to exhibit the neurological...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 31, 2020  21 days ago
COVID-19 Research: German Researchers from the Goethe University In Frankfurt have discovered that inhibiting growth factor receptor(GFR) signaling using prominent anticancer druglike  pictilisib, omipalisib, RO5126766, lonafarnib, and sorafenib prevented SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication in vitro.   The study findings were published in the journal: Molecular Cell. https://www.science...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 31, 2020  21 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: The chief of the US Food and Drug Administration, Dr Stephen Hahn raised the possibility that a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus might be given emergency approval even before the end of trials designed to ensure its safety and effectiveness.   However such a request for extraordinary approval would have to come from the vaccine developer, Dr Stephen Hah...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 31, 2020  21 days ago
COVID-19 News: Indians are being warned to avoid consuming raw milk unless boiled or pasteurized as a safety precaution as a new German study has shown that cows can get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. India is one of the few countries in the world where many still consume raw milk or use raw milk for yoghurt production or for other food products.   Though they are no studies to v...
Source: Twitter  Aug 31, 2020  21 days ago
Our twitter account has been compromised since Saturday and we are still unable to get into the account as Twitter keeps on asking for a code that they say they will send via our mobile number but they never call. We can still access to change our passwords via codes twitter sends by sms but we cannot regain control of the account till they send a code via calling us! There has been no respond fr...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 31, 2020  22 days ago
COVID-19 Treatments: Researchers from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School reports the potential of a new class of drugs called CAR NK cells, which could be used off-the-shelf to treat COVID-19.   Their research findings were published on a preprint server and have yet to be peer-reviewed. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.11.247320v1   Present medical interventions in COVID...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 31, 2020  22 days ago
Coronavirus News: Malaysian researchers from the International Medical University-Kuala Lumpur and also involving another Malaysian researcher from the University of Huddersfield-UK have found from a study involving meta-analysis of data of more than 9000 COVID-19 patients that statin usage  was associated with a reduced risk of a severe or fatal course of COVID-19 by about 30%. The study fi...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Aug 30, 2020  22 days ago
COVID-19 Warnings: There have been more case reports and studies emerging globally of COVID-19 patients who had initially only experienced mild symptoms or in some cases were simply asymptomatic despite testing positive from SARS-CoV-2 later developing chronic heart conditions.   It was already known that ‘recovered’ hospitalized COVID-19 patients were often at risk of cardiovas...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 30, 2020  22 days ago
COVID-19 Research: A study led by researchers from  University of Tennessee, Amcyte Pharmaceutical Inc, 3LogixBio Inc and researchers from Argentina have demonstrated the antiviral effects of three candidate nasal spray formulations against  the SARS-CoV-2, the agent that causes the COVID-19 disease that were based using a seaweed extract called Iota-Carrageenan and also Xylitol an artif...
Source: Heart Attacks:   Aug 30, 2020  22 days ago
Heart Attacks: It is already a known fact that a heart attack can leave parts of the heart permanently scarred and stiff, resulting in prolonged disability and potential progression toward heart failure. Medical researchers have studied various ways to repair or regenerate such damaged heart tissue with only limited success.   However a new study led by chemist Dr Matthew Disney, Ph.D., fro...
Source: Coronavirus Latest News  Aug 30, 2020  23 days ago
Coronavirus Latest News: Researchers from the Children’s National Hospital and Research Institute-Washington DC and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in an editorial review published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal are warning that numerous studies are showing that in majority of children infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, even though they might on...
Source: World COVID-19 News  Aug 29, 2020  23 days ago
World COVID-19 News: Despite comments from certain authorities and agencies around the world that the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing down, there is no statistical proof of that except in countries that are concealing figures or countries that are in the midst of doing so such as the United States with its new regulations and guidelines on COVID-19 testing and also reporting methods. In fact, if we c...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Aug 29, 2020  23 days ago
COVID-19 Supplements: A new study by researchers from University of Louisville School of Medicine indicate that Vitamin B1 or Thiamine could be used as an adjuvant in COVID-19 treatment protocols as it can help reduce Th17 cell proinflammatory response and also help in various neurological issues that COVID-19 patients might face. The research findings were published on a preprint server and have...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 29, 2020  23 days ago
COVID-19 Research: A detailed study of ACE2, the gateway receptor for SARS-CoV-2 led by Dr Walter Lukiw, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology and Ophthalmology at LSU Health New Orleans' Neuroscience Center of Excellence and School of Medicine, may help explain the wide variety of symptoms and organs involved with SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19.   The study results suggest tha...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Aug 29, 2020  24 days ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Genomic and biotech researchers from the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub-San Francisco, and collaborators have warned against only targeting one viral gene when carrying out reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).   The study team conducted a study showing that a mutation had arisen in th...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms And Clinical Care  Aug 29, 2020  24 days ago
COVID-19 Symptoms And Clinical Care: A new study led by researchers from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, and also from other medical schools and institutions have  discovered that in certain infected COVID-19 patients, typical symptoms of the disease might not manifest itself but the individuals will instead normally develop acute pancreatitis first prior to diseas...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 28, 2020  24 days ago
COVID-19 News: A new research from the University of Milan have identified the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the heart tissue of deceased COVID-19 patients who had died from respiratory failure, without showing any signs of cardiac involvement.   The study showed that the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus was present in the cardiomyocytes of all six deceased patients who had gone through autopsy, and that ...
Source: Myanmar COVID-19 News  Aug 28, 2020  25 days ago
Myanmar COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 crisis is gradually rising as health authorities in Myanmar on Thursday reported 22 new covid-19 cases bring the total in the country to 602 within a eleven day period. The highest number of COVID-19 cases was recorded the day before with 106 new infections.   What is concerning however is that most of the cases are the new of the new variant SARS-CoV-2 s...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 28, 2020  25 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Canadian researchers from the University of Alberta are preparing to launch clinical trials of a drug called GC376 ( A prodrug of the parent drug called GC373) used to cure a deadly disease caused by a coronavirus in cats and they expect will also be effective as a treatment for humans against COVID-19 after successful vitro studies.   The study findings or the vitro trials ...
Source: Acne Treatments  Aug 27, 2020  25 days ago
Acne Treatments: Acne has always been a nightmare for teenagers and also young adults for literally every decade and despite the vast amount of brands and product ranges of skin cares items; most often have to revert back to a dermatologist to get a dose of oral and topical antibiotics to get rid of the bacteria aggravating the condition. However, dermatologists do not have much of range of antibi...
Source: Biotech News  Aug 27, 2020  25 days ago
Biotech News: MIT (Massachusetts Institute Of Technology) biotech engineers have developed a temporary film that could deliver drugs or aid in digestion and may help treat diabetes, infections, and other conditions. Postdoctoral associate Junwei Li, lead author of the study, holds an example of a capsule containing their enzyme. Credit: Image by Melanie Gonick/MIT Utilizing enzymes found in the...
Source: Nitric Oxide For COVID-19  Aug 27, 2020  25 days ago
Nitric Oxide For COVID-19: According to researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), inhaled nitric oxide (NO) can be a valuable adjunct respiratory therapy for pregnant women with severe and critical COVID-19. It was found that the delivery of the therapeutic gas to six COVID-19 pregnant patients admitted to MGH, resulted in a rapid and sustained improvement in cardiopulmonary function...
Source: Medical Innovations  Aug 27, 2020  25 days ago
Medical Innovations: A new study by Japanese Conglomerate Panasonic in collaboration with Dr Mayo Yasugi, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Science, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University has verified and demonstrated the inhibitory effect of the hydroxyl radicals contained in water (nano-sized electrostatic atomized water particle) on...
Source: COVID-19 Antigen Test  Aug 27, 2020  25 days ago
COVID-19 Antigen Test: The US FDA today announced that it has issued an emergency use authorization for the first antigen test where results can be read directly from the testing card, a similar design to some pregnancy tests.   This easy use but simple design test kits are fast and efficient for healthcare providers and patients and does not need the use of an analyzer.   Dr Jeff Shur...
Source: Human Genes  Aug 27, 2020  25 days ago
Human Genes: A new international collaborative study shows that human host genes also play a role in the COVID-19 infections, symptoms and also progression of the disease. The study findings were published on a preprint server and have yet to have been peer-reviewed. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.21.20177246v1   COVID-19 causes a broad spectrum of symptoms from none at all...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Aug 27, 2020  25 days ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: A natural chemical compound called Citriodiol which is obtained from the essential oil of the lemon-scented gum consisting of citronellal from the eucalyptus citriodora tree had been found to be able to destroy the strain of coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease according to a preliminary study by Britain's defense laboratory. https://assets.publishing....
Source: COVID-19 Clotting  Aug 27, 2020  26 days ago
COVID-19 Clotting: It has been found that a major complication occurring in most critically ill COVID-19 patients is clotting in the lung's small blood vessels which leads to low oxygen levels in the body. Understanding why blood clots occur and how to treat them is key to treating severe cases of COVID-19. A new study by researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western Univers...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Aug 27, 2020  26 days ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University in a news study have identified six molecules that can be used as biomarkers to predict how severely ill a patient will become.   The research findings were published in the Journal: Critical Care Explorations, the official journal of the Society Of Critical Care Medicine https://journals.lww.com/...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 27, 2020  26 days ago
COVID-19 Treatments: Despite an early initiative by researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine to show that anticoagulation therapy was associated with improved survival among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, many questions remained such as the size of the potential benefit, and about what dosage of this therapy might be more effective.   A new observational study by the same the resear...
Source: Pancreatic Cancer  Aug 26, 2020  26 days ago
Pancreatic Cancer: One of the most difficult cancers to treat and one that has a high mortality rate is pancreatic cancer. One of the reasons is for is that   pancreatic cancer is rarely detected at its early stages because symptoms often do not present themselves until after the cancer has progressed. Very often by the time the cancer is detected, invasive procedures such as surgery, ch...
Source: Nutrition and Health  Aug 26, 2020  26 days ago
Nutrition and Health: Medical researchers from the University of North Carolina recently published an analytical report in the British Medical Journal arguing for increased implementation of "food is medicine" interventions in the health care system.https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m2482 Dr Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of medicine at the University of N...
Source: Medical News  Aug 26, 2020  26 days ago
Medical News: Estradiol, the estrogen steroid hormone might confer a certain degree of protection to females claims a new study by European and American reseachers. According to a new study by researcher from Universitätsmedizin Berlin-Germany,  Sapienza University of Rome-Italy,  Sant’Andrea University Hospital-Italy and University of Virginia-USA, it appears that wom...
Source: Coronavirus Treatments  Aug 26, 2020  26 days ago
Coronavirus Treatments: Japanese researchers from Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases are banking their hopes on an inhaled steroid called ciclesonide as the drug has both antiviral and also anti-inflammatory properties against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In a recent study, the study team reports the in vitro suppression of both the MERS coronavirus and also the SARS-Cov-2 cor...
Source: COVID-19-Re-Infections  Aug 26, 2020  26 days ago
COVID-19 Re-Infections: First it was the case of a 33 year old Hong Kong man who local scientist claim was the first case of a documented COVID-19 reinfection. The genetic tests revealed that a 33-year-old man returning to Hong Kong from a trip to Spain in mid-August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he'd previously been infected with in March, said Dr. Kelvin Kai-Wang To,...
Source: COVID-19 Alerts  Aug 26, 2020  27 days ago
COVID-19 Alerts: It was publicly announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked the umbrella emergency use authorization (EUA) it granted in May for intubation boxes once thought to keep healthcare providers safer when performing procedures on patients with COVID-19.   The US FDA specified in its announcement on Friday that the change applies to boxes th...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 26, 2020  27 days ago
COVID-19 News: Despite a variety of neurological conditions being manifested in both COVID-1 patients and also in ‘recovered’ patients, such as headache, anosmia, ageusia, fatigue, confusion, seizure, and encephalopathy, scientist were not able to determine the way the virus was able to cross the brain barrier or ways it infected the central nervous system and there was no direct evide...
Source: Influenza  Aug 25, 2020  27 days ago
Influenza: A new large population-based study led by the US CDC and in collaboration with numerous institutions has shown that acute cardiovascular events, especially heart failure and ischemic heart disease, were found to be common among patients hospitalized with influenza.   The researchers suggest that vaccination is particularly important among those with cardiovascular risk factors. &...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 25, 2020  27 days ago
COVID-19 News: According to new research from the University of East Anglia-UK, medication for high blood pressure could improve COVID-19 survival rates and reduce the severity of infection.   The study team meta-analyzed data from a variety of sources involving more than 28,000 patients taking antihypertensives, a class of drugs that are used to treat hypertension also known as high blood ...
Source: Convalescent Plasma  Aug 25, 2020  27 days ago
Convalescent Plasma: Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Dr Stephen Hahn, apologized on Monday after misrepresenting a key statistic on how effective blood plasma is for treating COVID-19 when announcing an emergency approval measure. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn speaks as US President Donald Trump looks on during a press conference at the White House on Sunday The United Stat...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 25, 2020  27 days ago
COVID-19 Treatments: A new British study suggests that the use of antibiotics in individuals with COVID-19 could result in increased resistance to the drugs' benefits among the wider population.   The study findings were published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. https://academic.oup.com/jac/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jac/dkaa338/5891793?searchresult=1   The study fou...
Source: Fructose Sweeteners  Aug 25, 2020  27 days ago
Fructose Sweeteners: Contrary to previous fallacies, researchers from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine report that fructose adversely affects the liver only after it reaches the intestines, where the sugar disrupts the epithelial barrier protecting internal organs from bacterial toxins in the gut. The researchers say that developing treatments that prevent intestinal barri...
Source: Convalescent Plasma  Aug 25, 2020  27 days ago
Convalescent Plasma: WHO or the World Health Organization yesterday warned that using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat other patients is still considered an experimental therapy, voicing the concern as a U.S. boost for the treatment has many scientists afraid formal studies will be derailed.   Shockingly on Sunday, the U.S. FDA authorized what's called "emergency use&q...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 25, 2020  27 days ago
Coronavirus News: Initial scientific perceptions that interferons (IFNs) could help treat the COVID-19 disease are being challenged during the course of the last few months with a variety of emerging studies and it also leads us to question as to of many deaths could have been caused in the initial stages of the pandemic by doctors from China and elsewhere including in certain South-East Asian cou...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 25, 2020  28 days ago
Coronavirus News: According to a new, global study led by researchers from the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)-Israel, wastewater containing coronaviruses is more serious threat than ever imagined.   The research involves an international collaboration of 35 scientific researchers and evaluates recent studies on coronaviruses in wastewater...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 25, 2020  28 days ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Researchers from University of Massachusetts Medical School have discovered COVID specific IgA monoclonal antibodies that may provide effective immunity in the respiratory system against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, a potentially much needed critical feature of an effective vaccine.   The research findings were published in the journal: Nature Communications. https://www...
Source: Erectile Dysfunction  Aug 24, 2020  28 days ago
Erectile Dysfunction: A new meta-analysis study by researchers from Guangzhou Medical University, Guangdong-China has reported that the risk of erectile dysfunction in patients with gout was dramatically increased when compared with the general population, suggesting that clinicians should assess erectile function when treating an individual who suffers from gout.   The research findin...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Aug 24, 2020  28 days ago
COVID-19 Immunology: Researchers from Karolinska Institutet-Sweden in a new study have discovered that so-called natural killer (NK) cells were strongly activated early after SARS-CoV-2 infection but that the type of activation differed in patients with moderate and severe COVID-19.   This new discovery brings researchers one step closer toward understanding how the immune system contribute...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 24, 2020  28 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: A media release by Agence France-Presse(AFP) reports that a senior Catholic archbishop has warned he is "deeply troubled" by Australia's vaccine deal with AstraZeneca, saying the potential vaccine uses a fetal cell line that creates an "ethical quandary" for Christians.   This is the first time that Thailand Medical News is aware that fetal cell lin...
Source: Indonesia Coronavirus News  Aug 24, 2020  28 days ago
Indonesia Coronavirus News: In a shocking official announcement, authorities announced that foreign tourists will not be allowed to visit Bali for the rest of 2020 due to coronavirus concerns.   Bali’s governor said that the local administration was scrapping a plan to open up the Indonesian island from next month.   The scenic holiday hotspot re-opened beaches, temples and other...
Source: New Zealand Coronavirus News  Aug 24, 2020  28 days ago
New Zealand Coronavirus News: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday extended a lockdown in New Zealand's largest city, saying more time was needed to ensure a stubborn cluster of coronavirus infections was under control.   She also imposed mandatory mask wearing on public transport across the nation.   She said stay-at-home orders would remain in place across ...
Source: Weight Loss  Aug 24, 2020  28 days ago
Weight Loss: A new clinical trial study led by researchers from Oregon State University and included experts from Oregon Health & Science University and Boston University has demonstrated that alpha-lipoic acid given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people was able to help many the patients in the study slim down.   The study findings are published in the ...
Source: U.S. Coronavirus News  Aug 24, 2020  29 days ago
US Coronavirus News: In a shocking reversal of a planned stoppage of convalescent plasma treatments, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on late Sunday said it authorized the use of blood plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 as a treatment for the disease, a day after President Donald Trump blamed the agency for impeding the rollout of coronavirus vaccines and therapeuti...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Aug 24, 2020  29 days ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: A Singaporean science journalist based in Massachusetts, XiaoZhi Lim recently raised concerns about the usage of disinfectants that contain “quats”-quaternary ammonium compounds which has been found to be toxic and has so far proven to cause developmental and fertility problems in mice and also disrupt various cellular pathways with serious implications for huma...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 24, 2020  29 days ago
COVID-19 News: Netherlands based Hercules Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on developing small molecule inhibitors of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) for treatment of cancer and viral infections, has announced the publication of promising preclinical in-vivo trial results, showing efficacy of its Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) inhibitor HP163 against Zika virus infection ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 24, 2020  29 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs:  A randomized control trial of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on COPD patients led researchers to discover that inhaled corticosteroids could downregulate the expression of ACE2 receptors in the bronchial epithelial cells and also the epithelial cells in the airways. Furthermore the inhaled corticosteroids were found to also inhibit a human host protease gene ADAM17 that plays ...
Source: India Coronavirus News  Aug 23, 2020  29 days ago
India Coronavirus News: In the last 24 hours, India health authorities have reported 69,239 new COVID-19 cases and 912 deaths; bringing the total number of infected cases in India to now 3,044,940.The total number of COVID-19 deaths in India now stands at 56,815. Once again Indian medical doctors and healthcare professionals are crying foul and saying that what is truly occurring at ground levels ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 23, 2020  29 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Remdesivir has so far emerged as another controversial drug that was approved by the US FDA under the Trump administration for emergency use despite the fact that it not clearly demonstrated its efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus nor was there any long term safety studies ever conducted on it use. It was granted approval merely on the basis that it shortened hospitalizatio...
Source: COVID-19 Rehab  Aug 23, 2020  29 days ago
COVID-19 Rehab: Eight Months down the COVID-19 pandemic, globally there has been more than 805,000 deaths officially reported or an average of one death every 20 seconds. Officially there has been about 23.5 million people globally infected but the real realistic figure could come close to about 310 million people (or about 18 people getting infected every second). Contrary to lies or misinformati...
Source: HIV News  Aug 23, 2020  29 days ago
HIV News: The trend for HIV drug research is now shifting towards drugs with long lasting effects without the need for HIV patients to adhere to stringent daily regimens and doses which can be quiet stressful at times.   Scientists from the University of Utah Health in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Beth Israel Deacones...
Source: Cardiovascular Disease  Aug 23, 2020  30 days ago
Cardiovascular Disease: A new study led by Australian researchers from Edith Cowan University, University of Western Australia, Flinders University, University of Sydney and also American researchers from Harvard Medical School, University of Minnesota and HealthPartners Institute-Minneapolis shows that cruciferous vegetables could be the most beneficial when it comes to preventing advanced blood ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 23, 2020  30 days ago
COVID-19 Research:  A new bioinformatics study by researchers from University of Pennsylvania and Shanghai University studying the pathogenesis of this disease, by uncovering the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and cell signaling pathways that cause the disease characteristics have uncovered that cytokine-cytokine receptor interactions, P53 signaling pathways, and apoptosis are the main...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs  Aug 22, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Herbs: Various computational molecular docking studies have shown that phytochemicals present in green tea or Camellia sinensis has the potential to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944711320301185?via%3Dihub   https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07391102.2020.1779818   https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-19...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 22, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine-St. Louis have developed a vaccine that targets the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and can be administered through the nose in one dose.   Studies in mice models susceptible to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have proven to be effective in preventing infection.   The study team next plans to test the vaccine in nonhuman pri...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 22, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Rehab: Numerous studies have already demonstrated that COVID-19 also damages the heart, ie damage either caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus itself, or from inflammation triggered by the immune system's response to the virus or from increased clotting in heart vessels.   However there is now emerging evidence that heart damage may persist even after the patient recovers and, i...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Aug 22, 2020  1 month ago
U.S. Medical News: In what is shocking the medical community not only in America but also internationally, the white house has issued a new policy order midweek that removed all regulatory powers from the US FDA with regards to regulating and standardizing all medical laboratory test.   The new order which even stunned the US FDA, shocked health experts and laboratories because of its timin...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 22, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 News: A new international genomic study led by researchers from the University of California-Davis alarmingly indicates that humans are not the only species facing a potential threat from SARS-CoV-2. The study team discovered that many of the 410 different species of vertebrates included in the study comprising birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals were vulnerable due to the prese...
Source: COVID-19 Mutations  Aug 22, 2020  1 month ago
SARS-CoV-2 Mutations: A new machine learning model incorporating a new generation of artificial intelligence (AI), developed by researchers at Michigan State University indicate that mutations to the SARS-CoV-2 genome have made the virus more infectious. The machine learning model, developed by lead researcher Dr Guowei Wei, Professor in the departments of Mathematics and Biochemistry and ...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Aug 21, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Immunology: Australian scientist from Monash University, the University of Melbourne and James Cook University have made a disturbing discovery that infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus might compromise the activation of the CD8+ T-cell responses that would usually ameliorate disease and drive recovery.    The research findings are published on a preprint server...
Source: Europe Covid-19 News  Aug 21, 2020  1 month ago
Europe Covid-19 News: Europe is basically reverting back to the early days of the pandemic as new cases of COVID-19 infections are reaching record highs again.   Reports are showing that the pandemic was rebounding across the continent, often due to travel, summer holidays and parties plus youths and younger adults are adopting a carefree attitude and disregarding social distancing measures...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Aug 21, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Genomics: Researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the University of California-San Francisco have discovered that a protein encoded by the subgenomic sequence ORF9c of SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the low antiviral response in infected humans, enabling the successful replication of the virus in the host. These proteins are also most probably responsible fo...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Aug 21, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech has released additional Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity data from their ongoing U.S. study of the BNT162 mRNA-based vaccine program against SARS-CoV-2, which has advanced into Phase 2/3 evaluation.   The clinical data is published on a preprint server and is pending peer-review. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 21, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: It was announced yesterday that the US FDA has put on hold the emergency approval of blood plasma as a potential COVID-19 treatment.   Only a week ago, Mayo Clinic came up with press releases that a massive convalescent plasma therapy trial study was a success.   Thailand Medical News was the first to report that the study results were nothing more than misinf...
Source: COVID-19 And Children  Aug 21, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 And Children: Although children infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus seems to either appear asymptomatic or merely experience mild symptoms, worrying emerging studies are causing a concern that besides multi-inflammatory syndrome disease or MIC-C that could manifest much later after infection, the virus could be in the meanwhile be affecting children in a variety of ways, one of which...
Source: COVID-19 Study  Aug 21, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Study: The latest post-mortem examinations performed on 10 dead COVID-19 patients by researchers from Imperial College London showed conditions far worse that seen in earlier autopsy studies. Blood Clots In Lungs   The researchers found that all dead patients had massive lung injuries and early scarring of the lungs as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, as well as injury to th...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 20, 2020  1 month ago
Coronavirus News: A new study has confirmed that a high proportion of children in the United States are asymptomatic and infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, with high viral loads in their airways and are basically silent spreaders of the COVID-19 disease.   The study findings were published in the Journal of Pediatrics. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(20)31023-4/fulltext &nbs...
Source: Germany and COVID-19  Aug 20, 2020  1 month ago
Germany and COVID-19: Authorities in Germany are on high alert as the country recorded 1,707 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the highest ever daily number of infections since April.   The country had initially fared much better than its neighbors as a result of strict measures during the start of the global pandemic. It also had the among the lowest mortality rates in Europe w...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 20, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 News: It is becoming obvious that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is changing as it spreads to different countries and regions. This is due spontaneous adaptive mutations, shaped by the different selection pressures exerted by varying environmental conditions and hosts.   A new study by Indian researchers from the JIS Institute of Advanced Studies and Research-Kolkata and the School of ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 20, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Canadian researchers from Queen’s University-Ontario Novateur Ventures Inc.-Vancouver  in a new study propose that  two generic anti-inflammatory drugs,  zileuton and montelukast typically used in asthma treatments, be used to treat COVID-19 patients because of their potential to dampen disease progression and severity.   The research findings were publi...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  Aug 20, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Immunity: A new study led by researchers from Harvard have shown that high levels of certain cytokines may also prevent individuals who are infected with COVID-19  from developing long-term immunity as affected patients were observed to make very few of the type of B cells needed to develop a durable immune response.   It has already been known that the release of massive amou...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 20, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from COVID-19 Radboud University Medical Center-Netherlands, University Medical Center Utrecht-Netherlands and  University of Bonn-Germany in a new study have shown that  patients with hypoxia responded positively to treatment with the drug lanadelumab, a Kinin B2 receptor antagonist.   These study findings have led to a follow-up study at ten Dutch hospi...
Source: Happy Hypoxia  Aug 19, 2020  1 month ago
Happy Hypoxia:  Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in a new study claim that COVID-19 causes significant dilation of the blood vessels of the lung, specifically the capillaries. This vasodilation is what is is contributing to the very low oxygen levels often seen in COVID-19 respiratory failure and also helps explain why the disease behaves differently than tradition...
Source: Nifedipine and Amlodipine  Aug 19, 2020  1 month ago
Nifedipine and Amlodipine: While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, there have been concerns on medications taken by patients for various cardiometabolic disorders as they are more vulnerable to the coronavirus infection.   It has been found that patients with diabetes, hypertension, and other comorbidities are at higher risk of death from the virus. https://www.nature...
Source: Gut Microbiome and COVID-19  Aug 19, 2020  1 month ago
Gut Microbiome and COVID-19:Researchers from Heifei, China in a new study claim that the intestinal microbiome of human hosts are altered as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 infection, resulting in the increased production of IL-18, a pro-inflammatory cytokine  in COVID-19 patients, causing inflammatory conditions and cytokine storms that can lead to severe disease progression. The study finding...
Source: Stem Cells  Aug 19, 2020  1 month ago
Stem Cells shielded via encapsulation in an alginate based hydrogel were found to be effective in reducing damage caused by heart attacks according to a new study by bioengineers and surgeons from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). A postdoctoral research associate at Rice University, displays a vial of alginate capsules loaded with mesenchymal stem cells. (Photo by Jeff Fitlo...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 19, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Latest: Italian researchers from Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, one of the oldest and largest hospitals in Milan in a new study report that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus not only infects and causes thyroid issues but is also capable of causing throxicosis.   The term thyrotoxicosis refers to the hypermetabolic clinical syndrome resulting from serum elevations in thyroid...
Source: D614G Strains  Aug 19, 2020  1 month ago
D614G Strains:  A  news agency report of a doctor from a South-east asian country that cannot even control the COVID-19 infections in its own backyard, claiming that the D614G strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is less deadly is an example of total irresponsible reporting and should be deemed as fake news and misinformation by health authorities across Asia immediately. There are no su...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 18, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A new study by researchers from New York University reports that up to about 75% of recovered COVID-19 patients have low neutralizing antibody titers. The study findings also showed that high titers of multiple antibody isotypes against both the SARS-CoV-2 spike receptor-binding domain and nucleoprotein are needed for effective and better neutralization.   The study fin...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 18, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 News: According to new study from the University of California-Davis and the Icahn School of Medicine-Mt. Sinai influenza viruses can spread through the air on dust, fibers, and other microscopic particles.   The research findings have shocking obvious implications for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus transmission as well. Many medical experts and researchers are concerned about the new find...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 18, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Canadian based Bold Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, have recently generated more key data supporting the rapid clinical development of a new therapeutic drug called BOLD-100 as an antiviral against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   The therapeutic drug BOLD-100 is a first-in-class ruthenium-based small molecule drug which selectively inhibits stress-ind...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 18, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Research: Various new emerging studies are indicating that that low levels of gelsolin, an immune system protein are associated with severe illness and organ failure in COVID-19 patients.   The focus on gelsolin levels and its correlations to COVID-19 severity was initially brought up by BioAegis Therapeutics Inc., a clinical stage, private company developing therapies fo...
Source: Anacardic Acid From Cashew Nut Shells  Aug 18, 2020  1 month ago
Anacardic Acid, a compound extracted from the shells of Cashew nuts is able to promote the repair of myelin in damaged nerve cells and tissues according to a new research by scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.   The protective sheath surrounding nerves is known as myelin. Damage to this covering or demyelination is a hallmark of multiple sclerosis and numerous other neurol...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 18, 2020  1 month ago
Coronavirus News: A study conducted by scientists from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, has alarmingly discovered that many species of marine mammal are highly vulnerable to infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Marine mammal species predicted to be susceptible belong to the IUCN Red list. Many of the species predicted to be susceptible are members of the IUCN Red list of Threa...
Source: Supplements For COVID-19  Aug 17, 2020  1 month ago
Supplements for COVID-19: Nitrate supplements could help the elderly especially in the COVID-19 context with regards to breathing and lung clearance according to researchers from the University of Florida.   Past studies have showed that nitrate supplements help muscles by improving use of calcium in the muscle. This finding that it's additionally affecting power is significant, es...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 17, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University have made a breakthrough in discovering that the N proteins of the SARS-C0V-2 coronavirus is able to form biomolecular condensates that helps the spread of virions and viral proteins to nearby healthy host cells.   The study by Dr Eric Ross and Dr Sean Cascari...
Source: South Korea COVID-19 News  Aug 17, 2020  1 month ago
South Korea COVID-19 News: South Korea is going through a new surge of COVID-19 cases almost reminiscent of the first time the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus struck in the country.   This time instead of a Christian cult church, a protestant church is involved with thousands of its members linked to a coronavirus cluster in Seoul already made to undergo compulsory quarantine.   On Monday, Sout...
Source: D614G Mutation  Aug 17, 2020  1 month ago
D614G Mutation: Since the original debut of the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus in December 2019, most of the South-East Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and even others like Hong Kong and Taiwan were spared from the severe symptoms of the disease and high death rates as we were all only exposed to the milder strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. A...
Source: COVID-19 Heart And Cardiovascular Conditions  Aug 17, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Heart And Cardiovascular Conditions: As of Monday (17th August ), the COVID-19 disease is seeing a new surge in infection cases all around the world from South Korea, Japan To France, Germany and Hong Kong. Official figures are now at a total of almost 21.7 million cases (realistic figures could be as high as 10 to 12 times) and the number of COVID-19 deaths globally has now reached more ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 17, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from Chongqing, China have developed membrane nanoparticles from ACE2-rich cells with a potent capability to block potential SARS-CoV-2 infections.   When developing therapeutic drugs or agents, one of the prime targets for researchers is the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), the primary receptor for SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein (S1 subunit), whic...
Source: Latest COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory  Aug 16, 2020  1 month ago
Latest COVID-19 Theory: We at Thailand Medical News typically avoid any kind unsubstantiated claims or theories and ‘cooked up’ studies and in fact we have been amused at the quality of misinformation that there is on the internet and some even perpetrated by health organizations, regulatory bodies, pharma giants, medical researchers and governments  using phenomenal resources and...
Source: Aromatherapy Treatments  Aug 15, 2020  1 month ago
Aromatherapy Treatments: Of late, there has been many companies in the United States, Britain, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore making fake claims and disseminating misinformation that the use of essentials and diffusers would help with prevention and treatment of COVID-19.   The public is warned that to date there are no proven medical or scientific studies that demonstrate that any essent...
Source: HIV Drug News  Aug 15, 2020  1 month ago
HIV Drug News: Researchers at the George Washington University in a new study have discovered that Fingolimod, a US FDA-approved immunosuppressive drug used to treat multiple sclerosis flare-ups, may be used to effectively block HIV infection and reduce the latent virus reservoir.   The research findings were published in the journal: PLOS Pathogens. https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 15, 2020  1 month ago
Coronavirus News: Sweden’s initial goal to attain herd immunity against the COVID-19 disease by adopting a policy of allowing the controlled spread of Covid-19 viral infection among the population has so far failed to deliver the expected results. Researchers from the University College of London commenting on recent antibody testing clinical and research findings, in a study paper publis...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 15, 2020  1 month ago
Latest COVID-19 News: A team researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham-U.S., Jagiellonian University Medical College-Poland and  Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology-Poland postulate that one of the reasons of the anomalous traits of the SARS-CoV-2 versus existing human coronaviruses in terms of the severity of the disease it causes and also the long term health complicatio...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 15, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago have identified by using state-of-the-art computer simulations, a potential drug candidate that can be repurposed to treat COVID-19.   The drug Ebselen also called PZ 51, DR3305 orSPI-1005, is a synthetic organoselenium drug molecule with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 15, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: According to researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, current SARS-CoV-2 serology assays and serology testing methods are misleading as there are two different types of detectable antibody responses in SARS-CoV-2, each telling a very different story and only truly understanding this may indicate ways to enhance public health efforts against the COVID...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Aug 15, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Warning: Day by day, we are witnessing once reputable medical institutions, medical journals, medical news sites and researchers simply sinking to lower levels due the search for instant recognition, fame and greed. Worst it is all happening these days mostly in America, a country once renowned for its standards and prowess in the research field but off late has sunk to those similar of t...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Aug 14, 2020  1 month ago
U.S. COVID-19 News: The total number of Americans who have died as a result of COVID-19 has now reach 167,360 while the official numbers of Americans who had been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has now reached about 5.26 million.(The US CDC claims that the real figure could be ten fold!) But what is worrisome is that almost about 17,185 Americans are in critical conditions nationwide wit...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 14, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Drugs: With global death rates now reaching more than 754,000 (168,000 just in America alone) and the official infected cases at more than 22 million, medical researchers are desperate to find drugs and treatment protocols that can at help reduce mortality rates. To date there is no real effective drugs that can really treat COVID-19 effectively (remdesivir ‘s efficacy is now being ...
Source: TB Treatments  Aug 14, 2020  1 month ago
TB Treatments: New protocols involving the drugs Bedaquiline and Delamanid  for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) have shown early effectiveness in 85 percent of patients in a cohort that included many individuals with serious comorbidities that would have excluded them from clinical trials, according to the results of a new international study. The clinical trial results, based on...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 14, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 News: Considering that the WHO or World Health Organization got involved and issued statements about the recent Chinese reports on food contaminated by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and that WHO officially claimed that food transmission is not possible was a serious cause of alarm among many. Considering WHO’s track record of fake news and misinformation since the outbreak starting wit...
Source: World Medical News  Aug 13, 2020  1 month ago
World Medical News: Authorities of a remote Russian region on Thursday announced that livestock herders and other residents of two districts on the border with Mongolia have to be vaccinated against bubonic plague.   The new order was issued after Mongolia's health ministry said Wednesday that bubonic plague killed a second man in the country's west. It was the l...
Source: Masks And COVID-19  Aug 13, 2020  1 month ago
Masks and COVID-19: The U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidelines advising individuals to avoid face masks that have vents or valves as they are not as effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.   The federal agency said that the purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control. Masks with o...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 13, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Treatments: University Of California-San Francisco scientists have developed a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2 involving an aerosol formulation of nanobodies that are basically antiviral molecules that inhibit the virus.   The research and development  lead by graduate student Michael Schoof, along with a team of researchers engineered a completely synthetic...
Source: Medical Innovations - John Hopkins University  Aug 13, 2020  1 month ago
Medical Innovations: Researchers from John Hopkins University have developed a new robotic system that allows medical staff to remotely operate ventilators and other bedside machines from outside intensive care rooms of patients suffering from infectious diseases such as COVID-19.   The remotely controlled robotic system is still being tested, but initial trials have demonstrated how i...
Source: Supplements For COVID-19  Aug 13, 2020  1 month ago
Supplements For COVID-19: Quercetin-a common plant based supplement is being viewed by some as a potential adjunct therapy for patients with COVID-19. Medical professionals who support the use of the supplement say it could be one part of a treatment regimen along with interventions like remdesivir or convalescent plasma, and that its over-the-counter availability and relatively goo...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 13, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: A new vaccine made from a mild virus genetically modified to carry a key gene from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is effective at preventing pneumonia in mice infected with the COVID-19 virus, according to research findings from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.   Co-senior author Dr Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Profess...
Source: Ibuprofen And COVID-19  Aug 13, 2020  1 month ago
Ibuprofen And COVID-19: A recent UK-based study conducted during the peak of hospital admissions in Britain from COVID-19 has found that the regular use of painkillers including ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac did not increase the risk of mortality from the SARS-CoV-2 infection..   The research findings published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/9/...
Source: Spain COVID-19 News  Aug 12, 2020  1 month ago
Spain COVID-19 News: Spanish health authorities are reporting of a massive spike of fresh COVID-19 cases in the Aragon region, with hospital overflowing and an acute shortage of hospital bed and ICU facilities.   It was reported that the spike in COVID-19 cases started with outbreaks in households in the impoverished working-class neighborhood of Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon.   Dr J...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 12, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from University of Waterloo, McMaster University, University of British Columbia, University of Nottingham, and Okinawa Institute of Science are now challenging previous accepted findings about how the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus affects lungs. It was previously assumed that all entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells occurs through a receptor on the cell surface, known as ACE...
Source: Vietnam News  Aug 12, 2020  1 month ago
Vietnam News: Vietnamese researchers in a study highlights how wild animal trade that increases risk of humans becoming infected by diseases such as Covid-19 are still being conducted in various markets across Vietnam. Rats Being Sold At A Market In Vietnam, Credit: WCS   In the study, various other coronaviruses were found in animals being sold in 58 out of 70 sites studied in the south of...
Source: COVID-19 Questions  Aug 12, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Questions: We continue our series of COVID-19 questions, sometimes posing questions that may sound ‘stupid’ but could provide new insights and challenge researchers for answers around the world so that more specific targeted studies can be conducted with relevant answers.   Of late there has been so much talk of T-Cells and the provision of immunity and protection again...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 12, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Research: Hyperglycemia or a condition of high blood sugar can aggravate and cause progression to severity in COVID-19 patients according to a new study by researchers from Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan. According to the researchers one of the possible explanations for this is because high sugar levels in the body triggers low inflammation which further aggravates the immunity ...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Aug 12, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Immunology: A new study by scientists from the School Of Medicine-Stanford University, Emory University-School of Medicine and University of Hong Kong Faculty Of Medicine identified immunological deviations and lapses that appear to highlight the difference between severe and mild cases of COVID-19.   The researchers observed that In PBMCs (Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells) of CO...
Source: Bhutan COVID-19 News  Aug 11, 2020  1 month ago
Bhutan COVID-19 News: The remote scenic and tranquil kingdom of Bhutan Bhutan famous for its gross national happiness went into a COVID-19 Lockdown today, marking the first time in its long history that the country has ever gone into a lockdown of such a scale.   Although the Himalayan kingdom has been largely protected from the COVID-19 crisis, a set of events is now worrying officials tha...
Source: Thailand Hospitals And Clinics  Aug 11, 2020  1 month ago
Thailand Hospitals And Clinics: The National Health Security Office (NHSO) had announced in mid-July that about eighteen community clinics in Bangkok were found to have embezzled money from the universal healthcare budget and that officials concerned would be duly punished.   However further investigations are still underway as it has emerged that more community clinics are also found to ha...
Source: New Zealand COVID-19 News  Aug 11, 2020  1 month ago
New Zealand COVID-19 News: Jacinda  Ardern , Prime Minister of New Zealand announced on today that health authorities have found four cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days. In this image from a video, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, and Direct...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 11, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A new detailed study by researchers from University of Washington shows that most SARS-CoV-2 antibodies last for about 3 months on the average with the neutralizing antibodies falling fourfold from 30 to 90 days from symptoms onset. However the effectiveness of these antibodies has not been validated as time progresses. Credit: Lisa Donohue, CoVPN   Typically most ...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Aug 11, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Supplements: If you thought that buying supplements was easy, think again. As a result of greed and profitability, many manufacturers especially those in Asia will find ways to put in the cheapest ingredient or form and not really focus on the true effectiveness of the product and whether it will truly help the end consumers.   The media has been abuzz recently about the proven ben...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Aug 11, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: Just as we thought that we have almost heard it all..a case study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine that has been peer-reviewed, reports of a rare case in which the patient exhibited persistent hiccups as an unusual symptom of COVID-19. https://www.ajemjournal.com/article/S0735-6757(20)30274-6/fulltext   Although a lot of new studies are emerging rep...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs  Aug 11, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Herbs: From the beginning of the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis in China, the Chinese health authorities brought in the top TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) experts to develop and test formulations against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and to treat various stages of the COVID-19 disease. Some were used alone and some were used as adjuvants alongside standard pharmaceuticals including the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 11, 2020  1 month ago
Thailand Medical: Local media has been reporting that there seems to be no announcements or follow ups from relevant authorities with regards to a case that was reported in July in which the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) had on the July 15 summoned 10 people suspected of being part of an illegal international surrogacy gang based in Thailand. Suspects charged In the case   It ...
Source: COVID-19 Rehab  Aug 11, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Rehab: Mayo Clinic medical experts are warning that the long term health effects from COVID-19 are varied and real and that both patients and physicians should pay more attention to these and not assume that it is not COVID-19 related when various medical conditions start manifesting.   Although common symptoms of COVID-19, such as cough, fever and shortness of breath, are now wide...
SourceL Neuro-COVID  Aug 10, 2020  1 month ago
Neuro-COVID: Dr Natalie C. Tronson, an Associate Professor of Psychology from the University of Michigan in an article in The Conversation warns of potential memory loss and also the possible conditions of dementia as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus effects on the brain.   Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell, to delirium, to an...
Source: COVID-19 Biomarkers  Aug 10, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Biomarkers: Medical and immunology researchers from the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard Medical School, and the University of Washington School of Medicine, have identified immune response markers that, collectively, were able to distinguish between those COVID-19 patients who convalesced from the infection, and those who did not survive the disease. &...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 10, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from Harvard Medical School warns that co-infections with endemic coronaviruses and other respiratory viruses can cause severe bronchiolitis in children.   The research findings were published in the journal: Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy Of Pediatrics. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2020/08/04/peds.2...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 10, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Results of the phase one trial of NovaVAx’s NVX-CoV2373 recombinant nanoparticle vaccine that is manufactured at Emergent Biosolutions, was found to be well tolerated and immunogenic including inducing T-cell response and neutralization antibodies four-fold higher than the mean observed in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Though several promising candidates are already on...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 10, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 News: Studies are indicating that individuals with existing chronic liver conditions especially severe cirrhosis are at a great risk of dying upon contracting the COVID-19 Disease.   Just 3 studies alone published in the Journal of Hepatology supports this conclusion with numerous other similar studies appearing in various other journals as well. https://www.journal-of-hepatology.e...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs And Therapeutic Teas  Aug 09, 2020  1 month ago
Therapeutic Teas is a range of herbal teas specially created for the COVID-19 crisis after 4 months of intense research and is still evolving daily based on emerging daily COVID-19 research.   3 blends have been created to date using a total of 25 herbs with 31 targeted phytochemicals present in these herbs.   The inspiration came from the Traditional Chinese Medicine formulations that...
Source: COVID-19 Sepsis  Aug 09, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Sepsis: Italian researchers in a case report published on a preprint server warns of  bacterial or fungal infections that are drug resistant emerging in COVID-19 patients, often leading to treatment complications, sepsis and fatalities. https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202008.0198/v1   The researchers said that although co-infections with bacteria or fungi may be a frequen...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 09, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Biotech and medical researchers from the University of Chicago and Duke University have created a new vaccine technology platform that allows the generation of the more effective vaccines with the fewest side effects using self-assembling peptide nanofibers tagged with antigens to prime the immune system against a potential invasion.   The research findings were published ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 09, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Research: The research community has been abuzz with a new conspiracy theories the last 24 hours after Indian researchers from the MACS Agharkar Research Institute in Pune published a new research paper online questioning the origins of samples used for the genomic sequencings of the BAT RaTG13 coronavirus which has since been submitted to various international databases for comparisons a...
Source: Diabetes And Canagliflozin  Aug 09, 2020  1 month ago
Diabetes And Canagliflozin: A serious drug interaction between canagliflozin (Invokana) and rosuvastatin (Crestor) was thought to cause liver and muscle toxicity (myotoxoicty) in a female patient in Canada, according to a new published case report. The case report was published in the medical journal: Annals of Internal Medicine as reported by Dr David Juurlink, MD, PhD, of Sunnybrook Health Sc...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 09, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Latest: A new German study is proofing that contrary to what has been generally assumed so far, a severe course of COVID-19 does not solely result in a strong immune reaction, rather, the immune response is caught in a continuous loop of activation and inhibition.   Medical and immunology experts from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the University of Bonn, the Ger...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 09, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Treatments: For the last 6 weeks, Thailand Medical News has been advocating that COVID-19 treatments should be approached from a personalized medicine approach as the disease parthenogenesis and progression differs in every individuals due to genetic factors, underlying medical conditions, a variety of risk factors and also the genomic strains of the infecting virus as meta-analysis of va...
Source: Skin Cancer  Aug 08, 2020  1 month ago
Skin Cancer: A novel immunotherapy protocol involving adoptive T cell transfer combined with dendritic cell vaccination for the skin cancer malignant melanoma shows promising results.   The clinical research involving three severely ill patients who are now long-term survivors has given optimism for others in a similar predicament.   The research published in the journal: OncoImmunolog...
Source: COVID-19 Tips  Aug 08, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Tips: A research in the Open Research publishing platform: F1000Research, which has been peer-reviewed, claims that heat can be used as a therapeutic intervention for COVID-19. https://f1000research.com/articles/9-292/v2   It is known that viruses that are contained within a lipid membrane or “enveloped viruses” such as coronaviruses and rhinoviruses can ...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Aug 08, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Warnings:  Researchers from COVID-19 Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Unit, Hospital Universitario Virgen de Valme- Spain have discovered that the usage of the antivirals Lopinavir-Ritonavir (LPV-r ) can lead to numerous drug interactions that can be detrimental to health conditions and even cause death in certain situations as a result of these interactions. Despite numerous st...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 08, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Latest: A team of medical researchers from the Department of Urology and the Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York  in a review paper that focuses on the two diseases (Prostrate Cancer And COVID-19) advocate that  males with prostate cancer should be routinely tested for COVID-19.   Their research review was published in the j...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 08, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Treatments: With no proper effective antivirals against the SARS-CoV-2 to date and mounting skepticism about antibody therapies and vaccines due to conflicting research studies as to whether real long time immunity protection against the SARS-CoV-2 can be truly achieved and with issues arising from all so called discovered repurposed drugs to deal with anti-inflammatory issues and cytokin...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Aug 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Warnings: As daily evidence mounts that COVID-19 can damage the heart, cardiologists and medical experts are urging individuals to take precautions when doing vigorous exercise.   It has been reported that up to 30% of patients hospitalized with coronavirus infection have signs of cardiac injury plus it has been found in various studies that the SARS-CoV-2 is able to caus...
Source: India COVID-19 News  Aug 07, 2020  2 months ago
India COVID-19 News: India's official COVID-19 case tally hit two million on Friday, doubling in three weeks as the pandemic sweeps into smaller cities and rural areas, with experts warning the real toll could be much higher.   Another record daily jump of more than 62,482 fresh infections was recorded, according to health ministry data, making the South Asian giant only the t...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: Just like literally everything that we were told since the COVID-19 infections first broke out in China, nothing that we know then as a result of all the misinformation fed to us by the unscrupulous Chinese and their faked data or the initial misinformation from the clueless and incompetent WHO is really valid today. From the drugs that they claimed worked, to the pathogenesis and p...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Aug 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: Medical researchers from George Washington University (GW) have identified five blood biomarkers that are associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death in COVID-19 patients.   The research findings were published in the journal Future Medicine, with the hope that these findings will help physicians better predict outcomes for COVID-19 patients ...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Aug 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Genomics: Researchers from Emory University-Atlanta have confirmed that recombination events among the viral strains of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are already occurring and have detected the presence of such recombinant strains.   The research findings were published on a preprint server and are currently under peer-review. https://www.biorxiv....
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Aug 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: As the world eagerly anticipates the arrival of a truly effective COVID-19 vaccine, it is emerging that one country is most likely to least benefit from it despite spending the most money compared to any other country in the world to secure a sufficient supply of the vaccine for its population.   In the United States where more than 42 percent of its population is obese, ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 06, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researchers from the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) conducted  to investigate the impact of liver injury on clinical outcomes of over 1,000  COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong has found that around 20% of the patients manifest liver injuries.   The estimated risk of COVID-19 patients with liver injury experienci...
Source: America Covid-19 News  Aug 06, 2020  2 months ago
America Covid-19 News: The United States added 1,262 more deaths to its COVID-19 toll in the last 24 hours (Wednesday)   The largest economy in the world also added 53,158 new COVID-19 cases .   America has now recorded 4,818,328 cases in total, which have resulted in 157,930 deaths, making it by far the worst-hit country in the world.   US President Donald Trump nonetheless remai...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 06, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Maryland-based Novavax is yet another biopharma company reporting promising early-stage data for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.   The biopharma company announced data from Phase I of its Phase I/II placebo-controlled trial of its vaccine with and without Matrix-M adjuvant. The trial was conducted in healthy adults 18 to 59 years of age.   The vaccin...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Aug 06, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: A new survey identified dozens of potential long-term coronavirus symptoms that had previously been unreported, including hair loss.   The new research was conducted by a Dr Natalie Lambert, a doctor from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the grassroots COVID-19 survivor group using a social media poll. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e8b5f63562c0...
Source: Medical Journals  Aug 06, 2020  2 months ago
Medical Journals: In the last seven months, as result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount studies, research and clinical trials has greatly accelerated as scientist around the world are rushing to find more about the  SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, its genomic elements, its pathogenesis, treatments and cures.   Unfortunately while have lots of honest and credible researchers and research ins...
Source: COVID-19 Updates  Aug 06, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Updates: The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infects the respiratory tract and in severe cases, the infection can result in lung failure, which necessitates the use of mechanical ventilation. In addition, these patients develop further complications, such as pulmonary embolisms or thromboses (clots) in their veins. Whether or not virus-associated respiratory failure is functionally related to the ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 06, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from Uppsala University-Sweden have found the presence, throughout the human body, of the enzyme ACE2. This is thought to be the key protein used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for host cell entry and development of the disease COVID-19. In contrast to previous studies, the study shows that no or very little ACE2 protein is present in the normal respiratory system. The resu...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 06, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have now identified a protein called histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) as the orchestrator of the immune system's inflammation response to infection. By using both specially cultured cells and small animal models, HDAC3 was found to be directly involved in the production of agents that ...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 05, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Latest: Whatever we know about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it causes is changing rapidly day by day. Just when it was thought that we have discovered the way the virus works and how to possibly deal with it, a new opposing facet turns up often, dispelling all previous perceptions.   While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim thousands of lives around the...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 05, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna-Austria in an attempt to develop a test to determine whether COVID-19 patients develop protective antibodies after having the disease came across a shocking discovery in that there were certain antibodies that actually help the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus by enhancing its ability to bind to the ACE receptors even better.   Th...
Source: COVID-19 World News  Aug 05, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 World News: Contrary to what some morons are saying that the COVID-19 crisis is improving in the United States, 1,304 deaths due to the COVID-19 disease and 53,858 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours and more than 22,310 patients are now in critical conditions nationwide.   A total of 156,812 Americans have now died from the COVID-19 disease and more are expected to j...
Source: Gout And Arthritis  Aug 05, 2020  2 months ago
Gout and Arthritis: According to an analysis published in the Journal: Arthritis & Rheumatology, the prevalence of gout; a form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness, and tenderness in joints has increased across the world at an alarming rate from 1990 to 2017 and is still increasing exponentially. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/art.41404   The research ...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Aug 05, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: There is growing mounting evidence of the usage of Vitamin D to prevent severity of COVID-19 disease and now even as a prophylaxis to lower the risk of even contracting COVID-19.   The latest report published in the journal: Lancet by researchers from the London School Of Medicine and Dentistry -Queen Mary University Of London and School Of Clinical Medicine-University...
Source: COVID-19 Mutation  Aug 05, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Mutation: Genomic researchers from Karolinska Institutet-Sweden and the Federal University of Santa Catarina-Brazil have identified a novel mutation in a strain of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) obtained from a patient in Stockholm, Sweden, in late April.   The research findings are published on a preprint server and are currently undergoing peer revie...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Aug 05, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Immunology: A new study led by researchers from La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) indicates that memory helper T cells that recognize common cold coronaviruses also recognize matching sites on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.   According to the research paper, the immune system's 'memory' T cells keep track of the viruses they have seen before...
Souce: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 05, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: The United States has begun late stage clinical trials into a drug formulated to fight COVID-19, officials said Tuesday.   The drug is an antibody against the new coronavirus called LY-CoV555, which was identified in the blood sample of a recovered patient by Canada's Abcellera Biologics.   The identified antibody was then developed synthetically for&...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 05, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Treatments: According to researchers Brazil, photodynamic therapy can be an efficient ally to combat secondary infections in COVID-19 patients.   Utilization of the technique, which combines light and a photosensitizing chemical substance to kill microorganisms in the respiratory tract, is advocated as a complementary treatment in a feature published in Photodiagnosis and Phot...
Source: Head Lice  Aug 04, 2020  2 months ago
Head Lice: A novel prescription head lice treatment, developed by University of Melbourne Associate Professor Dr Vern Bowles, has been given Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, allowing it to be sold in the U.S.   The new treatment, Xeglyze, was developed by Hatchtech, an Australian pharmaceutical company and will be commercialised by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.   Hugh Alsop, ...
Source: Australia COVID-19 News  Aug 04, 2020  2 months ago
Australia COVID-19 News: To date a total of about 18,730 Australians have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 232 Australians have died from it. A total of 452 new cases was reported in the last 24 hours with majority of them being from the state of Victoria.   It is also reported than more than 1,100 Australian healthcare workers from Victoria have been infected with the SARS...
Source: COVID-19 Questions  Aug 04, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Questions: Some of you might be shocked at this question and might even think that it is a stupid question but just stop for a while….we know based on proven medical studies and research that certain viral infections caused by certain viruses can in fact lead to cancer such as the following:   -Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) This virus is best known for causing mononucleosis&...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 04, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Numerous new studies are emerging that shows high dose Vitamin C could be useful in treating COVID-19 patients after initial skepticisms by certain medical doctors and researchers linked to the big pharmaceutical companies who were most probably paying these unethical medical professionals. In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, results of an analysis published in the ...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 04, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Russia’s Minister for Health Mikhail Murashko announced that Russia is planning a nationwide program to vaccinate its population against COVID-19 starting in October. The vaccine has not yet completed clinical trials. Murashko indicated they would begin by vaccinating teachers and health care workers.   He also told the RIA state news agency that while in t...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  Aug 04, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Medical Devices: Majority of the critical care facilities around the world are on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Intubation is necessary to maintain many critical patients in the ICU, but too often obtaining an airway proves to be challenging.   In certain patients, intubation can take over a minute or more, potentially leading to serious consequences and also subj...
Source: COVID Rehab  Aug 04, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Rehab: With official figures showing that almost 18.5 million individuals infected with the COVID-19 disease and tens of millions more asymptomatic individuals and infected people who have yet to be tested, the medical and healthcare sectors worldwide is expected to be overwhelmed not only to deal with individuals getting infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the short term symptom...
Source: Sports Medicine  Aug 04, 2020  2 months ago
Sports Medicine: Researchers from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and the Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education have discovered that a type of asthma drug, known as ß2-agonists, can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes who don't have the respiratory condition.   Their research findings have been published in the British Journal of Spo...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 04, 2020  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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: COVID-19 Ophthalmology  Aug 02, 2020  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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: Remdesivir And COVID-19  Jul 31, 2020  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 Detection  Jul 27, 2020  2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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: COVID-19 Latest  Jul 26, 2020  2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 22, 2020  2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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...
Source: COVID-19 Heart Issues  Jul 22, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Heart Issues: Autopsies of COVID-19 patients by researchers from the department of pathology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans have revealed shocking damage to the hearts of COVID-19 patients that are not expected from typical inflammation of the heart muscle associated with myocarditis. Rather there was a unique pattern of cell death in scatter...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Jul 22, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Warnings: Researchers from Princeton University-USA, Georgia Institute of Technology-USA and McMaster University-Canada based on a new statistical study are warning that asymptomatic spread of the COVID-19 disease is likely to extend the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with more worsening effects.   The research findings were published in the journal: Epidemics. https://w...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 22, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: According to researchers from the George Washington University (GW), nitric oxide treatment can be pivotal in the world's fight against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. A review article on its usage is published in the journal Nitric Oxide. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1089860320301701?via%3Dihub   As a pharmaceutical compound,...
Source: COVID-19 Treatment Protocols  Jul 21, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-10 Treatment Protocols: Dutch researchers from Zuyderland Medical Center-Heerlen and Leiden University Medical Center-Zuid have developed a treatment protocol to reduce cytokine storm mortality in COVID-19 patients undergoing severe stages of the disease.   The journal of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) - The Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases has published findings ...
Source: COVID-19 Reinfections  Jul 21, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Reinfections: As early as late February, Thailand Medical News was reporting about cases of COVID-19 reinfections occurring in China from data supplied by Chinese researchers on the frontlines, https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/latest-more-cases-of-coronavirus-reinfections-emerging-among-cured-patients-in-china-causing-concern but many times Western Researchers (mostly those not ...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates  Jul 21, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: The clinical trial results of the Phase I/II trial of Oxford University and AstraZenaca’s ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine published in the scientific journal, The Lancet, indicate no early safety concerns and induces strong immune responses in both parts of the immune system. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31604-4/fulltext The ChA...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 21, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine:  The phase 2 trial of China’s Ad5 vectored COVID-19 vaccine candidate that was conducted in Wuhan has found that the vaccine is safe and induces an immune response, according to trial findings published in The Lancet. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31605-6/fulltext#%20   The phase 2 randomized trial sought to evaluate the ...
Source: COVID-19 Nutrition  Jul 21, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Nutrition: A study by researchers in Europe claims that COVID-19 mortality rates may be lower in countries where individuals consume high amounts of cabbage and cucumber.   Increasing average daily consumption of the vegetables by 1 gram may cut mortality rate, according to research, which has not been peer-reviewed. The research findings are published on a preprint server. https:/...
Source: COVID-19 Ventilators  Jul 21, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Ventilators: A recent study by researchers from University Of Liverpool and Liverpool University Hospitals show that the administration of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may help in avoiding mechanical ventilation in COVID-19 patients.   The results of the study are significant as CPAP is less invasive and less costly than invasive ventilation.   The research findi...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 21, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: According to newly published research from cardiologists at the University of Alberta, a new blood test that reliably predicts outcomes for heart failure patients could lead to new diagnostics and treatments for COVID-19 patients as well.   The medical researchers examined circulating angiotensin peptide levels in the blood of 110 people who were experiencing hear...
Source: COVID-19 Medications  Jul 20, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Medications: Synairgen, a British biotech company announced positive results from a clinical trial of its wholly-owned inhaled formulation of interferon beta in COVID-19 patients.   Synairgen indicated its nebulizer treatment resulted in a 79% lower risk of patients developing severe disease compared to those receiving a placebo. And the patients receiving the treatment &...
Source: Healthcare Innovations  Jul 20, 2020  2 months ago
Healthcare Innovations: Researchers from Northeastern University-Boston have created a new sensor that is capable of detecting the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus particle in the air. The new sensor would be a major game changer in the management of the current COVID-19 pandemic. A gas sensor used to detect airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus in Professor Nian Sun’s lab in Egan Research Center. Credit: Ruby ...
Source: Medical Innovations  Jul 20, 2020  2 months ago
Medical Innovations: Researchers led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology along with colleagues from University of Seville-Spain, Benefits Science Technologies-Boston, Hartford HealthCare-Connecticit, Azienda Socio-Sanitaria Territoriale di Cremona-Italy and HM Hospitals Spain have created a new online COVID-19 Mortality Risk calculator for all healthcare  professionals and even laymen to...
Source: Hong Kong COVID-19 News  Jul 20, 2020  2 months ago
Hong Kong COVID-19 News: SARS-CoV-2 infections are escalating and spreading out of control in Hong Kong with a record 108 new cases confirmed, the finance hub's leader said Sunday as she tightened social distancing measures to tackle the sudden surge in infections.   Hong Kong was one of the first places to be struck by the virus when it emerged from central China. However the city had ...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Jul 20, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: Vitamin D could play a supporting or adjuvant role in the treatment of COVID-19 disease as it is able to shut down certain pro-inflammatory responses to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in a timely manner according to a new collaborative research involving 10 medical research entities and institutions including Imperial College London-UK, University of Oxford-UK, The U.S. National ...
Source: Pharma News  Jul 20, 2020  2 months ago
Pharma News: One of the world’s biggest pharma giant Novartis, in a PR move publicly announced the launch an initiative to assist patients in low-income and lower-middle-income countries in getting access to affordable drugs for COVID-19.   The pharma company said that they are specifically making 15 drugs from its Sandoz division available that can be used to treat symptoms...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 20, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Leading Biopharmaceuticals company Biocon has secured approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for its plaque psoriasis drug Itolizumab (ALZUMAb) for emergency use in Covid-19 patients.   The regulatory approval is for 25mg / 5ml injection solution of the medicine to treat cytokine release syndrome (CRS) in moderate to severe acute respiratory distress synd...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 20, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research:  German researchers and virologists from the University Of Munich and Institute of Molecular Virology, ULM University have discovered that the spike protein Nsp1 from the SARS-Cov-2 has a central role in weakening the host anti-viral immune response by  effectively shutting down production of proteins in the host.   It was found that the SARS-CoV Nsp1 induces a ...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 19, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine:  It was announced that the First Phase-III clinical trial of Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm's inactivated Covid-19 vaccine has started in Abu Dhabi. Head of Abu Dhabi’s health department becomes first volunteer for Covid-19 Phase III Chinese vaccine trials Interestingly the UAE health authorities recently issued a permit for up to 15,000 vo...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Jul 19, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: A New study by researchers from Yale University show how lipidomic disruption and changes mark the severity of COVID-19 disease especially the start and progression of cytokine storms.   The research finding that is yet to be peer-reviewed is published on a preprint server. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.09.20149849v1   The research indirectly als...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Jul 19, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: Researchers from Spain, Peru and Colombia have collaborated to conduct a series of studies on the herb called Uncaria Tomentosa or Cat's claw on its efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   In an initial study using computational silico molecular docking analysis, it was found that the certain phytochemicals in the herb could inhibit the protease MPro re...
Source: COVID-19 Immunophenotyping  Jul 19, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Immunophenotyping: A major of the sign of SARS-CoV-2 infection is the broad-spectrum of disease severity. COVID-19 usually results in a mild disease course that resolves on its own. However, about 8 to 12% of patients develop severe symptoms that require intensive care with mechanical ventilation. Understanding this distinction, and uncovering the cause of the difference between mild dise...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 19, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Iran is one of the worse hit countries by the COVID-19 crisis and initially as a result of drug shortages and misinformation, Iranian physicians were using hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat many of its patients but as the lethal effects of the drug became known, many local researchers turned to drug-repurposing studies to find alternatives. One such identified drug was Febuxostat....
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Jul 19, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: Scientists from the Wuhan University of Bioengineering in China say that curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain coronaviruses especially an alpha-group coronavirus that infects pigs.   The new research in China showed that curcumin can prevent transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), an alpha-group coronavirus that inf...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 19, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research:  Researchers from Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University have identified genetic factors that may influence susceptibility to COVID-19.   These findings could pave the way for a personalized medicine approach for treating COVID-19 as it is emerging more day by day that COVID-19 is a highly complex disease with different pathogenesis paths in different i...
Source: COVID-19 Updates  Jul 18, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Updates: A study by German And Swedish researchers suggest that statins do not aggravate the risk of COVID-19 infection rather on the contrary may have some beneficial effect in some cases as they could reduce and even inhibit SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus entry into the cells of the human host. The study findings were published on a preprint server and is yet to have been peer-reviewed. https:...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 18, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new report by researchers from John Hopkins University School of Medicine suggests an infusion of cells that dampen the body's immune response might help individuals with severe cases of the new coronavirus recover more quickly.   In the report, two patients so sick with COVID-19 that they'd been put on a ventilator improved quickly when given an infusion of reg...
Source: India COVID-19 News  Jul 18, 2020  2 months ago
India COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 situation in India is totally grim as epidemiological modeling experts and medical researchers from Bengaluru are claiming that reported figures are not the least accurate as India does not have a proper reporting structure in place coupled with the fact that state governments are trying to conceal the actual impact of the crisis and also hospitals and doctors do ...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 18, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Roughly between 8 to 12% of individuals with COVID-19 disease progresses to a severe or critical form, including the development of severe pneumonia that progresses to acute respiratory distress syndrome.   Although these forms sometimes occur early in the course of the disease, clinical observations generally describe a two-stage progression of the disease, beginning ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 18, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Dexamethasone’s much-awaited official results from a UK trial of the steroid dexamethasone were published finally  a few hours ago in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirming its life-saving benefits for COVID-19 patients on ventilators but suggesting it may cause harm if given too early. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2021436?query=featured_home In...
Source: COVID-19 News  Jul 17, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: Scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 may be using a unique method of clathrin-mediated endocytosis to gain entry into the host cells.   The research findings are published on a preprint server and are pending peer review. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.13.201509v2 The Canadian researc...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 17, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Moderna has announced that said its COVID-19 vaccine candidate mRNA-1273 will advance to a 30,000-participant Phase III trial later this month, following publication of additional positive Phase I data from a study led by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The “COVE” Phase III study (NCT04470427) is expected to begin regis...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 17, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Researchers from Coney Island Hospital-New York in a new study have found that a simple rapid laboratory test, the eosinophil count, readily obtained from a routine complete blood cell count (CBC) can aid in the early recognition of COVID-19 in patients, as well as provide prognostic information.   Their research findings have been published in The Journal of the Ameri...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Jul 17, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: Medical researchers from University of California-Los Angeles, Beijing University and also Jinan University in Guangdong- China have discovered that a new stabilized nano-capsulized drug based on the antioxidant enzyme catalase could play a vital part in reducing the inflammation associated with progressive and severe COVID-19 disease.   The research findings have been...
Source: Medical Devices  Jul 17, 2020  2 months ago
Medical Devices For COVID-19: Northwestern University Researchers together with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have developed a new wearable medical device for continuous monitoring of COVID -19 patients after having conducted a study of existing consumer devices and other medical device wearables and found limitations in these devices. Credit: Northwestern University   The new extremely sticker l...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 17, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: Data from the Phase 1 trial of COVID-19 vaccine by AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s Jenner Institute is showing a robust defense against the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 13.6 million individuals across the globe   U.K. media yesterday began to report hints of data from the early-stage study of the vaccine candidate...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 17, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: According to emerging research reports from New York, COVID-19 is associated with life-threatening blood clots in the arteries of the legs. Researchers are saying that COVID-19 patients with symptoms of inadequate blood supply to the lower extremities tend to have larger clots and a significantly higher rate of amputation and death than uninfected individuals with the same con...
Source: COVID-19 News  Jul 17, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: Cannabidiol or CBD, may help reduce the cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation that is killing many patients with COVID-19, researchers say.   Though more work, including clinical trials to determine optimal dosage and timing, is needed before CBD becomes part of the treatment for COVID-19, researchers at the Dental College of Georgia and Medical College of ...
Source: U.S. COVID-19 News  Jul 16, 2020  2 months ago
U.S. COVID-19 News:  The total number of official COVID-19 Infections in America is now 3.51 million and the total number of Americans who have died from the COVID-19 is 139,012 (almost coming to 140,000). It is reported that almost 1.64 million of those infected have ‘recovered’ while about 27,213 are in critical conditions throughout the country. The US CDC had earlier said t...
Source: COVID-19 Spread  Jul 16, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Spread:  Smart and cautious individuals are now avoiding the public toilets or restrooms and suddenly, portable camping potties and female funnels have become must-have products, selling out at camping stores and back-ordered online nationwide in America.   Melissa Paul, a merchandising manager at REI, where sales of the Luggable Loo and Go Anywhere portable toilets ...
Source: COVID-19 Immune Response  Jul 16, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Immune Response: Scientists from the Penn Institute of Immunology-University of Pennsylvania have discovered three distinct immune responses to the SARS-CoV2 infection that could help predict the trajectory of disease in severe COVID-19 patients and may ultimately inform how to best treat them.   Senior author Dr E. John Wherry, Ph.D., chair of the department of Systems Pharmacolog...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Jul 16, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Immunology: Medical researchers from a Singapore study have uncovered the presence of virus-specific T cell immunity in individuals who recovered from COVID-19 and SARS, as well as some healthy study subjects who had never been infected by either virus.   The new findings from the research by scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School, in close collaboration with the National Universi...
Source: Biotech Startups  Jul 16, 2020  2 months ago
Biotech Startups: Utah based biotech startup; IDbyDNA’s explify platform for metagenomics analysis is transforming highly sophisticated research-only laboratory tools into practical diagnostics tools for easy routine hospital use.   With the new platform, doctors can now determine not just whether a patient has COVID-19, but also in the same test whether that patient has other respira...
Source: COVID-19 Transmission  Jul 16, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Transmission: Forget about the stupid idea proposed about immunity passports. If this new research is confirmed as really true, then maybe every human on the planet might have to start wearing tags to show blood groups types they belong to with blood groups  who can be super spreaders being isolated from the rest!   In this new modeling study led by Dr Peter Ellis from the&nbs...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 16, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A research team led by Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)'s Professor Dr Yaakov Nahmias says that a simple and inexpensive cholesterol-lowering drug called Fenofibrate (Tricor) that is been approved and on the market for decades could help downgrade the severity of COVID-19 disease. The early research finding which looks promising has been published in the preprint section of...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 16, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Heparin, a common drug, already approved by the US as an anticoagulant may also be a powerful tool in fighting COVID-19, according to research published in the journal: Antiviral Research. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0166354220302874?via%3Dihub   The SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, uses a surface spike protein to latch onto human c...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Jul 16, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: Although various skin rashes and breakouts are already being associated with COVID-19 now doctors in Spain doctors are reporting that rashes on the inside of the mouth are also occurring in some cases.   The study findings reporting this new emerging clinical symptom is published in the latest edition of the journal: JAMA Dermatology (Journal Of The American Medical Assoc...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A new study by researchers from Netherlands warns against the use of any COVID-19 therapies containing the IgG antibodies as these would react with the macrophages in the bodies of the infected and accelerate cytokine storms.   Though these IgG antibodies are more prevalent in large amounts in patients with severe COVID-19 conditions, they are also found in very small a...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine:  The Phase 1 trial of an investigational vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, was generally well tolerated and prompted neutralizing antibody activity in healthy adults, according to US NIH authorities.   The interim results of the trial were published yesterday in The New England Journal of Medicine....
Source: COVID-19 Heart Issues  Jul 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Heart Issues: To date more than 22% of all COVID-19-associated deaths are from cardiac complications, yet the mechanisms from which these complications arise have remained a topic of debate in the cardiology community.   One common hypothesis centers on the infection of the heart itself, but the understanding of which cells may be infected is unclear.   In order to address thi...
Source: COVID-19 Delirium  Jul 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Delirium: Trinity College Researchers in Dublin have identified a connection between aberrant energy metabolism in the brain and delirium ie the state of impaired cognition in individuals who are unwell. This mental symptom is proving common in individuals hospitalized with COVID-19.   The research findings were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Neuroscience. https://w...
Source: COVID-19-News  Jul 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: In a new detailed study conducted by researchers from the University Hospital of Salamanca in Spain that was funded by the Spanish Ministry For Science, in was found that more than 40 percent of 139 health care workers who had recovered from COVID-19 were found to have Pericarditis Or/And Myocarditis when they were examined about 10 weeks later. More than 42 % experienced symptoms a...
Source: COVID-19 Rehab  Jul 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Rehab: As the number of confirmed global COVID-19 cases is fast approaching 14 million and many experts are saying that the numbers could actually be as high as 10 to 20 times that figure due to underreporting by many countries and also due to concealments in some cases, it is becoming apparent day by day and an emerging fact that there is a whole list of long term health complications ar...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID- 19 Vaccine: Canadian biophamaceutical company Medicago that is based in Quebec with branches in the U.S. announced that it has begun Phase I clinical trial for its plant-derived COVID-19 vaccine candidate. It has already administered the first doses of the candidate in healthy human subjects, and the company intends to initiate a Phase II/III trial this coming October.   Dr Nath...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: American researchers from Duke University-Durham have made an important discovery about the spike protein SARS-CoV-2 that could have a broad impact on vaccine studies.   The S or spike protein is the structure that binds to host cell angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) to enable viral attachment and entry during the infection process. The spike protein is also...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: According to an international study led by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, depressed mood or anxiety exhibited in COVID-19 patients may possibly be a sign that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is affecting the central nervous system.   The research findings are published in the journal: Laryngoscope. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/lary.28964 &...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 14, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from New York University Langone Health in a retrospective study, found that the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 collected from patients in the emergency department is significantly higher in patients with fewer or milder symptoms who did not require hospitalization, the opposite of what might be expected. They also found that a patient's history of cancer and cardiovas...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jul 14, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Pandemic:  A modeling study by Imperial College London and Oxford University predicts that the global healthcare industry will be disrupted the next 5 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that there will be a huge surge in deaths for those who contract or are suffering from HIV, TB and Malaria.   Certain low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) could see HIV, tuber...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements-Zinc  Jul 14, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: It seems that certain doctors, (those unethical ones getting commissions from Pharma giants), fact checkers (those buffoons who failed in their careers and work as fact checkers for garbage companies like Facebook) and certain corrupted  government authorities tend to have an affinity for always discounting the fact that vitamins, supplements and herbs could help in cert...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein  Jul 14, 2020  2 months ago
SARS-CoV-2  Spike Protein: In most of the research concerning  vaccine and antiviral development, the key target is the spike (S) protein of the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus, a trimeric component of the viral particle that is responsible for binding to the host receptor, ie the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).   A new research by scientists from Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Jul 14, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: Medical researchers from King’s College London and Zoe Global Ltd have conducted a study suggesting that skin rashes could be valuable predictors of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).   The research finds are being peer-reviewed and are currently published on a preprint server. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.10.20150656v1   The large and deta...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 14, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: There are more than 140 SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in development and the race for a successful candidate to help prevent COVID-19 is making many researchers jumpstart processes and in some cases even by pass safety protocols.   Although an effective and safe vaccine would be a major advance in the fight against COVID-19, there are challenges in evaluating the efficacy of&nb...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  Jul 14, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Immunity: Researchers from King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in a long and detailed study discovered that there is a rapid decline in the levels of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies during the weeks following initial infection. This raises questions over the potential for re-infection, the effectiveness that may be expected from va...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 13, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A new research led Scripps Research Institute has discovered a common molecular feature found in many of the human antibodies that neutralize SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.   The researchers reviewed 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....
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 13, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Maryland based Altimmune, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has reported positive results from the preclinical studies conducted in mice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham of its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AdCOVID.   The research studies; a collaboration between the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Altimmune showed strong serum neutr...
Source: Thailand COVID-19  Jul 13, 2020  2 months ago
Thailand COVID-19: Thailand is reporting new COVID-19 cases from foreigners and Thais coming from Muslim countries like Pakistan, Egypt, UAE, Kuwait etc. Many local Thais are getting upset with the government for allowing flights to resume from these countries and are calling for a ban for all flights and arrivals from these countries.   In what is now becoming a major health scare that is ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 13, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A relatively large and detailed clinical trial performed by Japanese researchers has showed inconclusive data from Covid-19 patients treated with Fujifilm’s Avigan drug also known as favipiravir. Fujita Health University researcher Professor Dr Yohei Doi said that the drug led to improvement in patients treated early, compared to those who received delayed dose...
Source: China COVID-19 News  Jul 13, 2020  2 months ago
China COVID-19 News:  A prominent Chinese doctor from Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University who has been supplying us with research studies and information but on conditions of anonymity since the start of the outbreak has claimed to say that the situation in China is more dire that thought as he claims that millions of Chinese country wide are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus but do no...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Jul 13, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Immunology:  A new study by German researchers from Saarland University shows that there are higher levels of anti-SARS-CoV-2 T cells, which show significant alterations in the phenotype and function in COVID-19 patients.   Initial research had already shown that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causes broad changes in cellular immune response, seen chiefly as lymphopenia, altera...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  Jul 13, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Mask: Medical and Engineering Researchers from MIT and Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a new face mask that they believe could stop viral particles as effectively as N95 masks. Unlike N95 masks, the new masks were designed to be easily sterilized and used many times. The masks are based on the shape of the 3M 1860 style of N95 masks, the type n...
Source: COVID-19 Cellular Therapy  Jul 13, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Cellular Therapy. Spanish researchers announced that a cellular therapy tested on 13 intubated patients with mechanical ventilation has shown to be efficient for the clinical improvement of critical cases of COVID-19.   The research which is the broadest published to date in these conditions, has been published in journal: The Lancet's EClinical Medicine, after proving that the...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 13, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from the department of molecular medicine at Scripps Research Institute - Florida in a new study have discovered that cholesterol saturation in host cells helps to facilitate viral entry of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   Their research findings were published on a preprint server but are yet to have been peer-reviewed. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/20...
Source: Hand Sanitizer  Jul 12, 2020  2 months ago
Hand Sanitizer Reaction: A report was published in the Oxford journal: Alcohol and Alcoholism in which a case study was highlighted involving Disulfiram-Ethanol reactions by hand-sanitizer usage. The case warn patients recovering from alcoholic addiction and are on the drug Disulfiram to be ware when using ethanol containing hand sanitizers. https://academic.oup.com/alcalc/article-abstract/55/4/34...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 12, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: One of Boehringer Ingelheim’s research programs has uncovered unique 28 antibodies that the company plans to move into further testing.   A study team led by Cologne University Hospital and the German Center for Infection Research studied the antibody response to COVID-19 in 12 people who recovered from the virus, as well as immune cells from 48 healthy people col...
Source: COVID-19 Meds  Jul 12, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Meds: With more than 140 vaccine projects and more than 420 drug trials under way and governments in Europe and the United States investing billions of dollars in research, trials and manufacturing, there is concern that richer nations could scoop up promising medicines against the new coronavirus, leaving developing countries empty-handed. Bill Gates, Billionaire philanthropist (wish h...
Source: Remdesivir  Jul 12, 2020  2 months ago
Remdesivir: Pharma giant Gilead Sciences wasted no time beginning testing of an inhaled formulation of its COVID-19 drug remdesivir for mild and less severe COVID-19 patients with the hope that the US FDA and Trump administration will support its approval again and buy up overpriced stocks once again with tax payers monies. We are not sure what basis the inhaled version of the drug will be approve...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jul 12, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Latest: More than 55 European researchers from 13 research centers across Germany, Netherlands and Greece provide the first evidence for the use of whole blood transcriptomics to distinguish COVID-19 disease from other infections, and also to monitor and potentially predict disease outcomes. Such as approach helps further dissect molecular phenotypes and stratify COVID-19 patients, as wel...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 12, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: European researchers from Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven-Belgium, Karolinska Institutet-Sweden, Dresden University of Technology-Germany, University of Cambridge-UK and University of Oslo-Norway have in a new collaborative study shown that genes involved in severe SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection are expressed to a higher degree in older heart muscle cells or cardiomyocytes than...
Source: COVID-19 Virucides  Jul 11, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Virucides: Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School In Singapore shows that Povidone-Iodine demonstrates rapid in vitro virucidal activity against sars-cov-2 coronavirus in a new study. The research findings were published in the journal: Infectious Disease and Therapy Journal. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40121-020-00316-3   Povidone-iodine (PVP-I), which is highly ef...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 11, 2020  2 months ago
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Source: COVID-19 Aerosol Box  Jul 11, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Aerosol Boxes meant to protect doctors and nurses when they intubate COVID-19 patients may actually increase their exposure to airborne SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus particles according to a new Australian study.   The study findings are published in the journal: Anaesthesia,the  official journal of the Association of Anaesthetists. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/an...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jul 11, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Latest: Emerging research from China shows that certain COVID-19 patients without a previous diagnosis of diabetes are showing abnormally high blood sugar and this  is often associated with more than double the risk of death and also an increased risk of severe complications. One of the possible explanations for this phenomenon is that the endocrine system is being affected along wit...
Source: COVID-19 News  Jul 11, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from the University Of Basel have published a new study that focuses of the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 emergence amidst Community-Acquired Respiratory Viruses(CARVs) with implications of what we can expect in the coming winter.   The study traces how COVID-19 became the predominant cause of respiratory infection in the period from early January until the present. ...
Source:   Jul 10, 2020  2 months ago
New Viral Pneumonia:The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan has warned of a deadly “unknown pneumonia” after the former Soviet republic reported a spike in pneumonia cases since June.The embassy that that is not the current SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus but stopped short of saying what it was. The embassy said in a warning to Chinese citizens in the country, “The death rate of this disease ...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 10, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: American researchers led by the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University Of Connecticut have developed highly specific and sensitive assays that could improve understanding of the antibody response in the COVID-19 disease and also help to determine the effectiveness of vaccines.   The new assays uncovered dynamic changes in the level of antibodies against the SARS-Co...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Jul 10, 2020  2 months ago
US COVID-19 News: America posted 65,551 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.   USA is the hardest-hit country in the world by the pandemic, has a total caseload of more than 3.22 million, with 135,018 deaths. (As of 10th July, 3am California,m Source  Worldometer)   It was also reported that more ...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Trials  Jul 10, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Trials: Medical researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma to prevent COVID-19 after a known exposure to the virus.   Convalescent plasma therapy involves infusing patients with antibodies extracted from the blood of donors who have successfully...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Trials  Jul 10, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Trials: Medical researchers are saying that low-dose radiation therapy seems to improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients. At least a dozen clinical trials are underway throughout the world to further explore the benefits. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?cond=COVID-19&term=low-dose+radiation&cntry=&state=&city=&dist=   The latest two trial...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jul 10, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: The U.S.National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has founded a new clinical trials network focused on enrolling volunteers in clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines and monoclonal antibodies.   Various media have recently reported that sponsor companies are struggling to enroll patients in clinical trials for COVID-19 va...
Source: COVID-19 Controversies  Jul 10, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Controversies: Despite the fact that Pharmaceutical giant Gilead has huge resources and research facilities, it was never demonstrated that Remdesivir had any direct effects in terms of inhibiting the SARS-CoV-2 replication capability in vitro or vivo studies. The only things it had that made the Trump administration pass the FDA approval as a drug for COVID-19 was 'half-baked' st...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 10, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Despite numerous studies showing that Lopinavir and Ritonavir are not effective to treat COVID-19, we still have numerous ignorant countries and doctors still using those drugs in their treatment protocols. Now a new French study shows that older, critically ill patients with COVID-19 who received a combination of the antiretroviral medications lopinavir and ritonavir experienced ...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Jul 09, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Genomics: University Of Otago-New Zealand researchers studying the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has discovered that a particular binding site of virus targeting host microRNA miR197-5p has mutated more than 40 times since March and is now present in more than 75 percent of SARS-CoV-2 global isolates. The findings also have implications for cardiovascular issues.   The research findings w...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 09, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: There is now an increased demand for a variety of drugs to treat the growing variety of symptoms and conditions associated with COVID-19. One of which is the assortment of different types of neurological conditions. Just for one neurological category of symptoms which is delirium, BioXcel Therapeutics, which is based in Connecticut has developed a new drug called BXCL510.   ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 09, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: R-Pharm, a Russian pharmaceutical company has secured regulatory approval for the use of its antiviral drug Coronavir, to treat patients suffering from Covid-19. The company released the announcement today to Russian media.   The regulatory approval comes after a clinical trial in mild to moderate Covid-19 patients showed that the drug is highly effective in blocking replica...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Jul 09, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Genomics:  Swiss Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics-Zurich, University of Bern and Institute of Virology and Immunology-Bern have discovered the detailed functional process by which the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus NSP1 Protein Inhibits Host Translation.   Their study published in a preprint server shows that the 5’ end of the RNA molecule is ca...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Jul 09, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: The American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just approved two disinfection sprays that can kill severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on surfaces. The agency gave the green light to Lysol Disinfectant Spray, and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist, as two products that can effectively kil...
Source: COVID-19 Nutrition  Jul 09, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Nutrition: A new but intriguing European study involving the collaboration of 13 research centers and universities in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Franca and Switzerland suggests that COVID-19 mortality rates are likely to be lower in countries where diets are rich in fermented vegetables.   Though the study is published on a preprint server, it is currently being peer-reviewed by a f...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 09, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Researchers from the University of Exeter have developed a revolutionary new device that could allow health professionals to accurately test patients' antibody response to COVID-19 in as little as seven minutes.   The new pioneering COVID-19 Triple Antibody Test has been produced by the University of Exeter spin-out company Attomarker Ltd and is set to spearhead th...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 08, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Researchers from Tulane University-New Orleans, University of Illinois-Chicago and University of Georgia have created a synthetic antibody that on mouse models demonstrated to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This could help prevent infection as well as treat COVID-19 in those who already have it.   Typically the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, gains entry into cells...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 08, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: German researchers from Max Planck Institute, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and the Institute of Biophysics, Goethe University-Frankfurt have conducted a news study on the structural dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and have identified epitopes that could be possible immune targets for the development of vaccines or other therapeutics.   The resear...
Source: COVID-19 Neurology  Jul 08, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Neurology: German researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that the neurological symptoms observed in some COVID-19 patients may be caused by autoantibodies targeting the brain.   The research team says that although some autoantibodies still need to be identified, they may at least partly explain the multiple organ disease that can occur in COVI...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 08, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Medical researchers from Queensland University of Technology and Oxford University are working in collaboration to begin human clinical trials of inhaled corticosteroids, commonly used for asthma patients, on patients with COVID-19. The researchers believe that this could be useful for patients with the novel coronavirus infection. Research has shown that some corticosteroids,&nbs...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  Jul 08, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Innovations: Experts from the University of Houston, in collaboration with a private company called Medistar, have designed a "catch and kill" air filter that can trap the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly.   Dr Zhifeng Ren, director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH, collaborated with Monzer Hourani, CEO of Medistar, a Houston-based...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates  Jul 08, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: Maryland based Biotech company Novavax announced that it has been awarded US$1.6 billion toward late-stage clinical trials and large-scale manufacturing to produce 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine starting this year through the Trump’s administration “Operation Warp Speed” program.   The new funding will enable Novavax  to complete la...
Source: COVID-19 Neurology  Jul 08, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Neurology:  A new study by University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) indicate that more neurological conditions are being manifested in COVID-19 patients. Besides delirium, brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage, a large number of patients are now shown to be inflicted with ADEM or Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis and its prevalence is gr...
Source: Guillain-Barre Syndrome And COVID-19  Jul 08, 2020  3 months ago
Guillain-Barre Syndrome: A new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease by researchers from Department of Neurology and Neuroscience Institute, Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania show that COVID-19 is linked with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. https://journals.lww.com/jcnmd/FullText/2020/06000/Novel_Coronavirus__COVID_19__Associated.7.aspx   ...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Jul 08, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: A new study by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital warns about how and when type III Interferons should be used in the treatment of COVID019 as using it in later stages of severity can do more harm.   The research findings were published in the journal: Science. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/06/10/science.abc3545   The human imm...
Source: COVID-19 Research-Liver Fibrosis  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: According to researchers in Spain, middle-aged COVID-19 patients showing signs of advanced liver fibrosis, as estimated by the Fibrosis Index Based on 4 Factors (FIB-4), are at greater likelihood of requiring mechanical ventilation.   Dr Luis Ibanez-Samaniego from the  Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maran, in Madrid who is the lead researcher said that not m...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings- Captopril  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Warnings: A US based study involving researchers from University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy, Kansas State University and North Carolina State University has found that the high blood pressure drug Captopril to be associated with a higher rate of pulmonary adverse reactions in patients with diabetes than that of other ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). ...
Source: COVID-19 Seroprevalence  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Seroprevalence: The Spanish ENE-COVID national seroprevalence study concludes that 5% of its population has antibodies. This percentage has hardly changed in the three waves of which the study consists: in the first it was estimated at 5% and in the second and third it was 5.2%, results that confirm that, despite the great impact of the pandemic in Spain, the figures are not high, which r...
Source: COVID-19 Case Study  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Case Study: Numerous patients with severe COVID-19 remain unresponsive after surviving critical illness. Medical Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) presents  a case in which a patient with severe COVID-19 who, despite prolonged unresponsiveness and structural brain abnormalities, demonstrated functionally intact brain connections when functional MRI was used and we...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: In a new study by researchers from US NIH, Columbia University and John Hopkins University, it has been shown that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is proving itself to be an elusive foe, evading immune surveillance while instigating hyper-inflammatory responses that eventually destroy the host in a significant minority of cases. The study reports the role of pH in helping the virus e...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine News  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine News: Biotech manufacturing company-Emergent BioSolutions, based in Maryland, entered a five-year manufacturing services deal with Janssen Pharmaceutical, a Johnson & Johnson company, to manufacture J&J’s Ad26.COV2-S COVID-19 vaccine. Emergent will handle contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) services in a deal that is valued at ...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: New York based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced its double-antibody cocktail against COVID-19 is advancing into Phase III studies, less than a month after the start of its first clinical trial, with preliminary data from one study expected to be reported later this summer. Regeneron's Biotech Plant   The biotech company said it is proceeding with clinical develop...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Medical Devices: To date, emerging studies suggests that COVID-19 patients are at a higher risk of stroke and promptly diagnosing and treating such patients is a priority in hospitals across the world.   Furthermore, identifying which COVID-19 patients are at increased risk of developing a stroke is also important, and may help with preemptive treatment and monitoring.   Los A...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: It was announced that vaccine candidate COVAX-19 developed by Vaxine Pty Ltd and Flinders University will commence Phase 1 trials at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) to test its efficacy.   The phase I trial will provide initial safety and immune response data on 40 healthy participants aged between 18 and 65 years who have already been pre-screened.   Resear...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine scientists along with pharmaceutical experts from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy have identified several existing drug compounds that block replication of the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) within human cells grown in the laboratory. The identified inhibitors all demon...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by  Dr Anna Aksenova, a senior research associate at the Laboratory of Amyloid Biology at St Petersburg University, has advanced a hypothesis that the severe course of COVID-19 may be associated with the von Willebrand factor, a blood glycoprotein that is one of the main components of the blood coagulation system.   The research findings have been peer re...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A research in which US Military bioweapon researchers tested the stability of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen on various surfaces, including paper currency and pig skin showed that the novel coronavirus can live for days on animal skin at room temperature and even up to 2 weeks on refrigerated pig skin.   The study has huge implications in the food industry, meat processing plant...
Source : Masks  Jul 06, 2020  3 months ago
We apologize to readers first for posting such an article on our site but we simply just could not resist the kind of stupidity materializing from the COVID-19 pandemic! While many Americans and Europeans are refusing to wear protective mask against the SARS-V-2 coronavirus either due to political reasons or sheer stupidity, across the globe in India, we have the protective mask evolving into a f...
Source: Bubonic Plague China  Jul 06, 2020  3 months ago
Bubonic Plague: China health authorities have reported an outbreak of Bubonic Plague in the inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.   Bubonic plague, caused by bacterial infection, was responsible for one of the deadliest epidemics in human history  ie the Black Death which killed about 50 million people across Africa, Asia and Europe in the 14th Century.   There have been a handful of ...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Jul 06, 2020  3 months ago
GOVID-19 Genomics: A major genetic risk variant found on the SARs-CoV-2 coronavirus RNA which comprises of a stretch of six genes that seems to increase the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus was found to be part of a stretch of DNA passed down from Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, according to a new study by genomic experts from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology-German...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 06, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine:  Professor of vaccinology at the University of Oxford, and one of the scientists leading the vaccine initiative, Dr Sarah Gilbert, told the U.K.'s Science and Technology Committee last week that their candidate vaccine has progressed to the phase III trial in the United Kingdom.   Phase III trials typically involves tens of thousands of research participants acros...
Source: Flu Vaccine  Jul 06, 2020  3 months ago
Flu Vaccine: Researchers from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, the University of Basel and University of Sao Paulo Medical School in a new research involving over 92,000 patients with COVID-19 in Brazil shows that the risks of severe disease, ventilatory support requirement, and death are reduced with a recent trivalent influenza vaccine. The research findings were printed on a pre...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 06, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: A new research from the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine suggests doctors can examine COVID-19 patients' blood to identify those at greatest risk of severe illness and to pinpoint those most likely to need a ventilator. The main biomarker that should be looked out for is the cytokine IL-13 (Interleukin 13). High levels of IL-13 were associated with worsened...
Source: Generic Remdesivir  Jul 06, 2020  3 months ago
Generic Remdesivir: The Trump administration last week proudly announced that it had secured 500,000 doses of Gilead’s remdesivir at prices that were set by Gilead at between US$2,340 to US$3,120. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-remdesivir-gilead-sets-price-at-us$2,340-to-us$3,120-for-drug-that-has-no-safety-studies-or-true-efficacy-except-that-it-shortens-hospitaliza  ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Is Airborne  Jul 06, 2020  3 months ago
WHO: Despite mounting evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is airborne and that the general public worldwide needs to be aware of this, the WHO (World Health Organization) is still taking a stance that it is not the case but is only spread by large respiratory droplets that, once expelled by infected people in coughs and sneezes, fall quickly to the floor.   The  WHO lead by black ...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 05, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: The US FDA last week  on  granted Emergency Use Authorization to a new molecular diagnostic test from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that can detect and differentiate the viruses that cause COVID-19 and flu.   The new Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Multiplex Assay is a real-time RT-PCR test intended for the simultaneous detection and differ...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  Jul 05, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Innovations: The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought a slew of new challenges for clinical facilities, including how to deliver as much care as possible at a distance or remotely not only for precautionary measures to safeguard the wellbeing of healthcare staff but only for better monitoring of COVID-19 patients..   Researchers from the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at To...
Source: Autoimmunity  Jul 05, 2020  3 months ago
Autoimmunity: In normal roles, the immune system is supposed to protect from external microbial invaders, but sometimes it turns its efforts inward, potentially resulting in autoimmune diseases.   Researchers from Osaka University In a new study have discovered how reversible modifications to DNA by certain proteins protect from autoimmune diseases, and conversely, how the absence of these ...
Source: COVID-19 And HIV  Jul 05, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 And HIV: Individuals with HIV who were hospitalized with COVID-19 did not have worse results than COVID-19 patients without HIV, according to new research by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.   The research findings were published in the journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa880/5864410?searchresult=1   Study...
Source:  Jul 05, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Pharma News: Pharma giant Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced that the US FDA has cleared its investigational new drug application (IND) for M5049 for the treatment of patients with Covid-19 pneumonia. Merck will initiate a Phase II randomized, controlled clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of M5049 in this patient population. M5049 is a potentially fi...