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How to Decide Who Should Get a COVID-19 Vaccine First

14 weeks ago from Scientific American

Medical ethicist Ezekiel Emanuel discusses a framework for equitably allocating COVID-19 vaccines based on preventing premature deaths and mitigating long-term economic impacts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Deep immune profiling of COVID-19 patients reveals distinct immunotypes with therapeutic implications

14 weeks ago from Science NOW

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is currently a global pandemic, but human immune responses to the virus remain poorly understood. We used high-dimensional cytometry to analyze 125 COVID-19 patients and compare...

Systems biological assessment of immunity to mild versus severe COVID-19 infection in humans

14 weeks ago from Science NOW

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents a global crisis, yet major knowledge gaps remain about human immunity to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We analyzed immune responses in 76 COVID-19 patients and...

Amnesty International: Mexico, U.S. have had most health workers die of COVID-19

14 weeks ago from UPI

More front-line workers have died of COVID-19 in Mexico and the United States than any other nations, according to a report by Amnesty International Thursday.

New bio-containment unit protects healthcare workers from COVID-19, researchers say

14 weeks ago from UPI

A new individual bio-containment unit designed to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 blocks 99.99% of the airborne respiratory droplets that spread the virus, a study in Annals of Emergency Medicine...

Buccaneers coach Arians says Jones owns RB1 role despite Fournette signing

14 weeks ago from UPI

Coach Bruce Arians said Thursday that the RB1 role still belongs to Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones, despite the team's recent signing of veteran Leonard Fournette.

Dozens of hospitals poised to defy FDA on plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients

14 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Dozens of major hospitals may ignore an FDA decision allowing use of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients in order to focus on a clinical trial.

Dozens of hospitals poised to defy FDA on plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients

14 weeks ago from LA Times - Science

Dozens of major hospitals may ignore an FDA decision allowing use of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients in order to focus on a clinical trial.

Radiologists find chest X-rays highly predictive of COVID-19

14 weeks ago from Science Daily

Radiologists investigated the usefulness of chest X-rays in COVID-19 and found they could aid in a rapid diagnosis of the disease, especially in areas with limited testing capacity or delayed...

Attacking tumors from the inside

14 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new technology that allows researchers to peer inside malignant tumors shows that two experimental drugs can normalize aberrant blood vessels, oxygenation, and other aspects of the tumor microenvironment in...

How we sleep today may forecast when Alzheimer's disease begins

14 weeks ago from Science Daily

Neuroscientists have found a way to estimate, with some degree of accuracy, a time frame for when Alzheimer's is most likely to strike in a person's lifetime, based on their...

$18,900 alligator handbag destroyed over $50 import permit

14 weeks ago from UPI

An $18,900 alligator skin handbag was destroyed by customs officials in Australia over a $50 importation permit its owner failed to purchase.

Evelyn Halas gives birth to baby boy with Justin Halas

14 weeks ago from UPI

Evelyn Halas thanked fans for their well-wishes after welcoming her first child, a son, with her husband, Justin Halas.

L.A. County is easing COVID-19 restrictions again: What you need to know

14 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Health officials warn the reopenings come with warnings as the virus remains widespread in the community.

Corticosteroids can help COVID-19 patients with severe respiratory distress

14 weeks ago from PopSci

A meta-analysis found that patients who experienced severe cases of COVID-19 were about one third less likely to die if they received treatment with a corticosteroid. (Unsplash /)Three original papers published this week...

Therapeutic testbed for age-related macular degeneration

14 weeks ago from Science Daily

As we get older, many of our body's processes start slowing down. For instance, a cut on the hand will take longer to heal after middle age than in youth....

Katie Lee gives birth to baby girl: 'Our hearts are so full'

14 weeks ago from UPI

"The Kitchen" host Katie Lee welcomed a baby girl, Iris Marion, with her husband, Ryan Biegel.

Kremlin denies poisoning Alexei Navalny; OPCW 'gravely concerned'

14 weeks ago from UPI

The Kremlin said Thursday there's no reason to blame the Russian government for the poisoning of prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who is now hospitalized in Germany.

Tiny biological package gets drug right to the 'heart' of transplant rejection

14 weeks ago from Physorg

For patients who receive a heart transplant in the near future, the old adage, "Good things come in small packages," may become words to live by. In a recent study,...

Wearable, portable invention offers options for treating antibiotic-resistant infections

14 weeks ago from Science Daily

About 6 million people in the United States are affected by chronic wounds. Now, a team of innovators has developed a wearable solution that allows a patient to receive treatment...

Tiny biological package gets drug right to the 'heart' of transplant rejection

14 weeks ago from Science Daily

For patients who receive a heart transplant in the near future, the old adage, 'Good things come in small packages,' may become words to live by. Researchers have demonstrated in...

Obesity may alter immune system response to COVID-19

14 weeks ago from Science Daily

Obesity may cause a hyperactive immune system response to COVID-19 infection that makes it difficult to fight off the virus, according to a new paper.

Positive results of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine published in New England Journal of Medicine

14 weeks ago from UPI

Promising early-stage results for a potential COVID-19 vaccine from U.S. biotech firm Novavax have been published in a major peer-reviewed medical journal, an important phase in the approval process.

COVID ventilator patients can have permanent nerve damage

14 weeks ago from Science Blog

Severely ill COVID-19 patients on ventilators are placed in a prone (face down) position because it’s easier for them to breathe and reduces mortality. But that life-saving position can also...

Studies: E-cigarettes Don’t Help Smokers Quit and They May Become Addicted to Vaping

14 weeks ago from Science Blog

E-cigarettes are now the most popular product used for smoking cessation in the United States, ahead of all U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved cessation aids combined, from nicotine patches...

Experimental vaccine that boosts antigen production shows promise against COVID-19

14 weeks ago from Science Blog

A bioengineering technique to boost production of specific proteins could be the basis of an effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, new research suggests. Scientists manipulated a...

The dangers of polypharmacy: Do you really need all of those medications?

14 weeks ago from Science Blog

You generally take more medications as you get older. The doctor prescribes a statin to lower cholesterol, a steroid spray for allergies, a proton pump inhibitor for reflux, and a...

Still too soon to make genetically altered babies, panel says

14 weeks ago from CBC: Health

It's still too soon to try to make genetically edited babies because the science isn't advanced enough to ensure safety, says an international panel of experts who also mapped a...