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Antibody test developed for COVID-19 that is sensitive, specific and scalable

1 week ago from Science Daily

An antibody test for the virus that causes COVID-19 is more accurate and can handle a much larger number of donor samples at lower overall cost than standard antibody tests...

College athletes show signs of possible heart injury after COVID-19

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Amid growing concerns that a bout of COVID-19 might damage the heart, a small study is reporting signs of an inflammatory heart condition in college athletes who had the infection. More than...

New veterans have 93% higher risk for suicide than general public, study finds

1 week ago from UPI

New military veterans are 93% more likely to die by suicide than the general public, an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open found.

New immunotherapy to beat cancer

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have succeeded in neutralizing a molecule that blocks the immune system against cancer. The researchers discovered that this new immunotherapy increases the action of another well-known but not always...

Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler injures finger while putting on pants

1 week ago from UPI

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler will not be starting against the Florida Marlins after injuring the nail on his right middle finger while putting on his pants.

TikTok 'Benadryl Challenge' has killed at least one teen

1 week ago from UPI

A new Internet dare, broadcast widely on teen-friendly TikTok, urges kids to overdose on the over-the-counter antihistamine Benadryl.

Gene that drives ovarian cancer identified

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have pinpointed which specific genes drive - or delay - high-grade serious ovarian carcinoma.

Households in 4 major cities report ‘serious financial problems’

1 week ago from Harvard Science

At least half of households in the four largest U.S. cities — New York City (53 percent), Los Angeles (56 percent), Chicago (50 percent), and Houston (63 percent) — report facing serious financial...

Pandemic has led to 'infodemic' of scientific literature, researchers warn

1 week ago from UPI

The rush to conduct and publish research in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to what scientists are calling an "infodemic" -- an overwhelming flow of scientific literature,...

Lab-on-paper strip: Small, inexpensive platform for diagnosing tropical fevers

1 week ago from Physorg

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important it is to have tools that can rapidly diagnose viral infectious diseases. Aside from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has currently taken the...

Uncovering the science of Indigenous fermentation

1 week ago from Science Daily

Wine scientists are shedding scientific light on the processes underlying traditional practices of Australian Aboriginal people to produce fermented beverages. The scientists have discovered the complex microbial communities associated with...

Stronger bones thanks to heat and microbiota

1 week ago from Science Daily

Osteoporosis is characterized by a deterioration of the bones and an increased risk of fractures. With one third of postmenopausal women affected, it is a major public health problem. A...

Trump downplayed the threat from COVID-19. Here’s how we could’ve fought back harder.

1 week ago from PopSci

There were many actions the White House could have used to keep infection rates down and save lives, experts say, even in the absence of a vaccine or effective treatment. (Pexels/)President Trump knew...

Look: Alec Baldwin, wife Hilaria name son Eduardo Pau Lucas

1 week ago from UPI

Hilaria Baldwin introduced Eduardo Pau Lucas, her newborn son and fifth child with Alec Baldwin.

Study finds evidence of heart damage in college athletes with COVID-19

1 week ago from UPI

Up to 15% of college athletes experience heart inflammation after battling COVID-19, a study published Friday by JAMA Cardiology found.

Alberta doctors' billings to be made public within next two months

1 week ago from CBC: Health

The physician payments data from the province’s last three fiscal years, dating back to 2017–2018, will be published, according to Steve Buick, press secretary to the Minister of Health.

Stem cell research delivers new points of attack against Parkinson's disease

1 week ago from Science Daily

An interdisciplinary research team experimented on patient-based cell cultures in the laboratory. The new combination of active substances they identified will have to undergo clinical trials before they can be...

Family of San Quentin inmate who contracted COVID-19 files wrongful death claim

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

Family of San Quentin inmate dead after getting COVID-19 files death claim cites transfer of infected

Water borrowing: An invisible, global coping strategy for household water issues

1 week ago from Physorg

Nearly 2 billion people worldwide lack access to a safe, managed water supply. Despite decades of research on how people cope with this problem, the practice of borrowing water from...

Dangerous bacteria is showing up in school water systems

1 week ago from Physorg

As schools cautiously reopen for the fall semester, several have discovered potentially harmful bacteria in their water systems. Parents are likely concerned about what this means for their children, and...

Golfer John Daly, 54, says he has bladder cancer

1 week ago from UPI

Professional golfer John Daly, a two-time major champion, says he has bladder cancer.

Significant leap forward in method for cancer treatment

1 week ago from Physorg

Eindhoven University of Technology Professor Jan C.M. van Hest has announced a breakthrough in non-invasive cancer treatment. His Institute for Complex Molecular Systems partnered with several Chinese research institutions to...

Is the future of COVID-19 testing at home?

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Instead of waiting in a long line for a COVID-19 test that involves getting a swab stuck up the nose and sometimes waiting days for results, scientists are developing saliva-based...

Column: Political emails are nearly impossible to stop, proving 'democracy can be annoying'

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

A Long Beach Democrat says she receives emails from the Trump campaign every day. Experts say there's little that people like her can do to stop it.

In photos: Preview: Sotheby's 'The History and Impact of Hip Hop' auction

1 week ago from UPI

The auction, featuring the late Notorious B.I.G.'s crown, will take place on Sept. 15, 2020, at Sotheby's New York. It is the first-ever dedicated Hip Hop auction to be presented...

COVID-19 cases, deaths up again across U.S.; Dr. Anthony Fauci says 'hunker down'

1 week ago from UPI

There were more than 35,000 new COVID-19 cases in the United States on Thursday and deaths were up again, according to updated data from Johns Hopkins University.

India again sets daily infections record; worldwide cases top 28M

1 week ago from UPI

For the second day in a row, India reported a record number of infections as global cases surpassed the 28 million mark.

Leg fat linked to lower risk for high blood pressure

1 week ago from UPI

People with fatter legs appear less likely to have high blood pressure, new research suggests.