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Population genetic screening shown to efficiently identify increased risk for inherited disease

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers suggest that community-based genetic screening has the potential to efficiently identify individuals who may be at increased risk for three common inherited (CDC Tier 1) genetic conditions known to...

Protecting beta cells against stress may guard against type 1 diabetes

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found an unusual strategy that eventually may help to guard transplanted beta cells or to slow the original onset of type 1 diabetes.

MicroRNA shows promise for hair regrowth

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a microRNA (miRNA) that could promote hair regeneration. This miRNA -- miR-218-5p -- plays an important role in regulating the pathway involved in follicle regeneration, and could...

Quest for COVID-19 vaccines: Where they stand

1 week ago from UPI

As the worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to rise, scientists across the globe are racing to find a vaccine.

Health and safety trump revenge as Dodgers hit the road to play the Astros

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

The Dodgers consider the perils of travel after many Miami Marlins test positive for COVID-19, and revenge over the Astros' sign-stealing is secondary.

Flu, pneumonia vaccinations tied to lower risk of Alzheimer's dementia

1 week ago from Science Daily

Flu (influenza) and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

Antibiotics alone successfully treat uncomplicated appendicitis in children

1 week ago from Science Daily

Of 1,068 patients from 10 health centers enrolled in the study, 67.1% of those who elected to initially manage their care through antibiotics alone experienced no harmful side effects and...

Ozzy Osbourne discusses Parkinson's diagnosis in new 'Biography'

1 week ago from UPI

A&E will premiere "Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne" on Sept. 7 in which the singer will discuss his recent Parkinson's diagnosis in a new interview.

NIST expands database that helps identify unknown compounds in milk

1 week ago from Physorg

Got milk? Most people have seen the famous ads featuring celebrities that highlight the importance of drinking milk for building strong bones. Research shows that milk has other benefits, especially...

First US Phase III trial of a COVID-19 vaccine begins

1 week ago from C&EN

Data from the 30,000-person trial of Moderna's vaccine could be available as early as November

Anti-climate action statements get more visibility in news coverage, study finds

1 week ago from Physorg

When organizations take a stand against actions to combat climate change, they get more news coverage than their pro-climate action peers, according to a new study by a Brown University...

Post-menopausal women don't need 2nd test for osteoporosis, study finds

1 week ago from UPI

Multiple bone density tests don't improve physicians' ability to determine the risk for osteoporosis-related hip, spine, forearm and shoulder fractures in postmenopausal women, a study in JAMA Internal Medicine found.

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine has started a nationwide, Phase 3 trial

1 week ago from PopSci

The pharmaceutical company Moderna Therapeutics, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts announced this week that it has started phase three trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Phase three is the last main phase of testing...

Stopping listeria reproduction 'in its tracks'

1 week ago from Physorg

Listeria contaminations can send food processing facilities into full crisis mode with mass product recalls, federal warnings and even hospitalization or death for people who consume the contaminated products. Destroying...

Wilbur Ross released from hospital

1 week ago from UPI

The Commerce Department said Monday that doctors released Commence Secretary Wilbur Ross from the hospital after he was admitted July 18 for "minor, non-coronavirus related issues."

Wealthier men are more likely to develop high blood pressure

1 week ago from Science Daily

Working men with higher incomes are more likely to develop high blood pressure, reports a new study.

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.

Lego-inspired bone and soft tissue repair with tiny, 3D-printed bricks

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new, 3D-printed technology that was inspired by Lego block toys is designed to help heal broken bones, and could one day even lead to lab-made organs for human transplant.

Plant-based diets shown to lower blood pressure even with limited meat and dairy

1 week ago from Science Daily

Consuming a plant-based diet can lower blood pressure even if small amounts of meat and dairy are consumed too, according to new research.

Lab-created virus may aid COVID-19 research, scientists say

1 week ago from UPI

A lab-created virus that's similar to but not as dangerous as the new coronavirus could aid efforts to create COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, according to scientists who created it.

Study: Three-quarters of adults with COVID-19 have heart damage after recovery

1 week ago from UPI

Seventy-eight percent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 showed evidence of heart damage caused by the disease weeks after they have recovered, according to a study published Monday by JAMA Cardiology.

Flu shot may lower risk for Alzheimer's disease, study says

1 week ago from UPI

Getting vaccinated to protect against pneumonia and flu may offer an unexpected benefit -- a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Vaginal ring for HIV prevention receives positive opinion from European regulator

1 week ago from Science Blog

A silicone vaginal ring identical to those used in the ASPIRE trial.Vaginal Ring Today the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced it has adopted a positive scientific opinion on the dapivirine...

Moderna begins 3rd stage of trial for COVID-19 vaccine candidate mRNA-1273

1 week ago from UPI

Drugmaker Moderna said Monday it has begun a 30,000-patient, third-stage clinical trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate -- a day after receiving an additional $472 million from the U.S. government.

COVID-19 has NBA wondering about long-term heart, lung problems for players

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

The NBA is ready to resume its season Thursday and a big unknown are the long-term health concerns if players get infected with COVID-19.

A popular heartburn medicine doesn’t work as a COVID-19 antiviral

1 week ago from

An over-the-counter heartburn remedy probably won’t directly stop coronavirus infections, a new study suggests. Anecdotal reports from China suggested people hospitalized with COVID-19 who were taking famotidine (sold under the brand name Pepcid)...

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Will vaccine sceptics make trials a headache?

The NHS soon needs to start flu vaccinations and Covid vaccine trials - but anti-vax attitudes seem to be spreading.

COVID-19 is probably more deadly to men than women, but scientists still aren't sure why

1 week ago from C&EN

Most available data suggest men may be more likely to die from coronavirus infections, but the reason why could be complicated