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Novel diabetes drug candidate shows promising properties in human islets and mouse models

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered a new drug candidate that offers a major advance in the treatment for diabetes. Tested on isolated human and mouse pancreatic islets, mouse and rat cell cultures...

Health Canada authorizes drug remdesivir for severe COVID-19 cases

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Health Canada has authorized with conditions the drug remdesivir for patients with severe COVID-19, although Canada's top doctor says the supply is limited.

Medieval medicine remedy could provide new treatment for modern day infections

1 week ago from Science Daily

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing battle for scientists to overcome, as more antimicrobials are urgently needed to treat biofilm-associated infections. However scientists say research into natural antimicrobials could provide candidates...

Gene variations at birth reveal origins of inflammation and immune disease

1 week ago from Science Daily

A study has pinpointed a number of areas of the human genome that may help explain the neonatal origins of chronic immune and inflammatory diseases of later life, including type...

Panel chairman: AG Willam Barr has enabled President Donald Trump's 'worst failings'

1 week ago from UPI

The Democratic chairman of the House judiciary committee accused Attorney General William Barr at a hearing Tuesday of enabling the "worst failings" of President Donald Trump.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: 'We just can't afford another surge' of COVID-19 cases

1 week ago from UPI

Florida on Tuesday reported its highest single-day COVID-19 death toll to date and the United States' top infectious diseases expert warned Midwest states with rising rates against easing restrictions too...

Identification of new 'oxidative stress sensor' MTK1

1 week ago from Physorg

In an aging society, various studies are being conducted to explore the relationship between active oxygen and aging-related diseases such as cancer, chronic inflammatory diseases, and metabolic syndrome.

Antibiotics could replace surgery for some kids with appendicitis

1 week ago from PopSci

For children who have uncomplicated appendicitis, non-surgical treatment can mean they spend less time being sick and don’t have to deal with the risks of surgical complications. (Unsplash/)It used to be that appendicitis...

School lunch program changes improved diets of participating children, study says

1 week ago from UPI

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has improved the "dietary quality" of schoolchildren participating in the National School Lunch Program, according to a study published Tuesday by JAMA.

In nation’s 2 largest metros, Blacks and Latinos are more likely to die from COVID-19

1 week ago from Science Blog

A study published today by the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative found that Latino and Black residents of Los Angeles County and New York City are roughly twice as likely as...

Alberta added 8 more COVID-19 deaths, 304 new cases over past 3 days

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Alberta reported 304 new cases of COVID-19 over the past three days and added eight more deaths to a growing total that has now reached 186.

Calgary doctor says 'dramatic' 40% drop in preterm births during lockdown could be global trend

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Doctors in countries including Denmark, Ireland, Australia, the U.S. and Canada have been reporting that fewer preterm babies are being born.

Nunavut woman who flew to N.W.T. for surgery turned away due to hospital's equipment issues

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Last week, Brenda Ongahak travelled from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, to Yellowknife for knee surgery — only to be told the hospital would be delaying her procedure due to faulty equipment.

FDA expands list of potentially dangerous hand sanitizers

1 week ago from UPI

The Food and Drug Administration updated its list warning of sanitizers that include methanol, which can be toxic if absorbed through the skin.

An Immune Protein Could Prevent Severe COVID-19--if It Is Given at the Right Time

1 week ago from Scientific American

The antiviral interferon might help early but exacerbate disease in later stages -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Lasers to destroy bladder stones in animals

1 week ago from Physorg

Urinary tract stones in cats and dogs can now be 'pulverised' by new laser technology acquired by The University of Queensland's veterinary hospital.

Pandemic-related stress holds steady, but fears and frustrations rise

1 week ago from Physorg

While the issue of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 continues to be highly politicized, a new survey by the American Psychological Association shows a consensus among Republicans and...

The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

1 week ago from Physorg

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now.

Scientists identify a cat in the UK infected with SARS-CoV-2

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of scientists at the University of Glasgow has identified a cat in the UK that was infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Watch live: National Guardsman testifies on federal response to D.C. protest

1 week ago from UPI

A National Guard officer who saw federal police forcefully disperse protesters near the White House last month will testify in Congress Tuesday and criticize the Trump administration's handling of activists.

An Immune Protein Could Prevent Severe COVID-19--if It Is Given at the Right Time

1 week ago from Scientific American

The antiviral interferon might help early but exacerbate disease in later stages -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Medieval medicine remedy could provide new treatment for modern day infections

1 week ago from Physorg

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing battle for scientists to overcome, as more antimicrobials are urgently needed to treat biofilm-associated infections. However scientists from the School of Life Sciences at the...

Garmin says recent outage caused by cyberattack

1 week ago from UPI

Wearable fitness device maker Garmin said it was the victim of a cyberattack last week that interrupted a number of its services and it was working to get them back...

Safe work protocols can increase the likelihood the business will fail

1 week ago from Physorg

There are conflicting predictions on the relationship between worker safety and organization survival. New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds organizations that provide a safe workplace have a...

Masks can mitigate risk of COVID-19 'super spreaders' in rooms

1 week ago from UPI

Face masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among folks trapped in a room with an infected "super spreader," a new Swiss study claims.

Pfizer begins late-stage trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate

1 week ago from UPI

U.S. pharmaceutical Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech said they have started a late-stage human study of their coronavirus vaccine candidate.

PTSD therapy doesn't trigger drug relapse in addiction patients

1 week ago from UPI

Talk therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder doesn't appear to increase addiction treatment patients' risk of relapse, a small new study says.

U.S., Florida see decline in new COVID-19 cases, deaths

1 week ago from UPI

The United States saw a decrease in new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and Florida reported its lowest single-day tally in almost three weeks.