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How mechanical forces nudge tumors toward malignancy

15 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers studying two forms of skin cancer identified a long-overlooked factor determining why some tumors are more likely to metastasize than others: the physical properties of the tissue in which...

Links among poor sleep, high blood pressure, gut microbiome discovered

15 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found associations among disrupted sleep, elevated blood pressure and changes in the gut microbiome. The research aimed to determine whether a 28-day period of disrupted sleep changed the...

CDC tells states to prepare for possible COVID-19 vaccine by late October

15 weeks ago from UPI

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified states to be ready to possibly distribute a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as late October.

Georgia QB Jamie Newman opts out of season over coronavirus concerns

15 weeks ago from UPI

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jamie Newman, who was expected to be the team's starter in 2020, has opted out of this season because of coronavirus concerns.

Retesting for COVID-19 four weeks after first symptoms may help limit spread, study says

15 weeks ago from UPI

People with confirmed COVID-19 should be retested four weeks after symptoms first appear to minimize their risk for spreading the virus, according to the authors of a study published Wednesday...

Study: Two drinks per day raises risk for obesity, metabolic syndrome

15 weeks ago from UPI

Drinking more than two standard-sized servings of alcohol per day raises the risk for obesity and metabolic syndrome in some people by more than 30%, according to a study presented...

Study: Two drinks per day raises risk for obesity, metabolic syndrome

15 weeks ago from UPI

Drinking more than two standard-sized servings of alcohol per day raises the risk for obesity and metabolic syndrome in some people by more than 30%, according to a study presented...

U.S. depression rates are triple pre-pandemic levels

15 weeks ago from UPI

As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across America, so has an epidemic of depression, a new study shows.

Kirk Cousins clarifies his 'If I die, I die' comment regarding the coronavirus

15 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins says he's following all the health protocols but he'd rather just take his chances with the coronavirus.

COVID-19 has likely tripled depression rate, study finds

15 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new study finds that 27.8 percent of U.S. adults had depression symptoms as of mid-April, compared to 8.5 percent before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Researchers identify proteins that prevent COVID-19 transmission through the placenta

15 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified properties in placenta tissue that may play an important role in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 from a mother with the virus to her fetus.

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

15 weeks ago from Science Daily

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.

Watch: Residents rescue donkey with plastic chair stuck around its head

15 weeks ago from UPI

A group of United Arab Emirates residents came to the rescue of a donkey spotted wandering loose with a plastic chair stuck around its head and neck.

These lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease

15 weeks ago from Science Daily

Active lifestyle choices such as eating vegetables, exercising and quitting smoking can reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease, a new study finds.

U.S. COVID-19 deaths over 1,000, 1st from biker rally; Miami schools hacked

15 weeks ago from UPI

New COVID-19 deaths in the United States have again exceeded 1,000, and top infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says it's possible a vaccine could come sooner than expected.

Herd immunity alone won’t stop COVID-19. Here’s why.

15 weeks ago from PopSci

Herd immunity is the point at which enough people in a population are immune to a disease—whether because they have already recovered from infection or been vaccinated—that the pathogen cannot easily spread through...

How do tumor cells divide in the crowd?

15 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists studied how cancer cells are able to divide in a crowded tumor tissue and connected it to the hallmark of cancer progression and metastasis, the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT).

Plasmin could be the link between COVID-19 comorbidities and serious illness

15 weeks ago from Science Daily

A drug that inhibits the protease plasmin is hypothesized to reduce the infectivity and virulence of the virus, as measured by reduced need for hospitalization within a week.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says vaccine could come early; U.S. deaths again over 1,000

15 weeks ago from UPI

New COVID-19 deaths in the United States have again exceeded 1,000, and top infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says it's possible a vaccine could come sooner than expected.

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins on COVID-19 risk: 'If I die, I die'

15 weeks ago from UPI

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will wear a mask this year out of respect for others amid the coronavirus pandemic, but said "if I die, I die," when asked about...

Steroids reduce deaths of critically ill COVID-19 patients, WHO confirms

15 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

In June, a large study in the United Kingdom suggested that the steroid dexamethasone could help reduce the risk of death for critically ill COVID-19 patients. Now, more evidence suggests that steroids are...

Germany: Alexei Navalny sickened with similar agent that poisoned Skripals in 2018

15 weeks ago from UPI

German officials said Wednesday Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent similar to the one that poisoned a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain...

Biological control agents can protect soybeans from sudden death syndrome

15 weeks ago from Physorg

Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is one of the most destructive diseases of soybean, with losses of nearly 1.7 million metric tons in 2014. The disease is especially severe in the...

How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect my college financial aid package?

15 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

The pandemic shouldn't affect your package, provided you still meet eligibility requirements, but if it upended your life, you may need more money.

Inflammation linked to Alzheimer's disease development

15 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered a direct link between the immune response to viruses and bacteria and the development of plaques in the brain that characterize Alzheimer's disease.

Gene therapy: Novel targets for congenital blindness

15 weeks ago from Science Daily

Retinitis pigmentosa is the most prevalent form of congenital blindness. Using a retinitis pigmentosa mouse model, researchers have now shown that targeted activation of genes of similar function can compensate...

Belly fat might increase prostate cancer risk for men

15 weeks ago from UPI

Men: A bulging belly may be bad for more than your heart. A new study suggests it might also up your risk of dying from prostate cancer.

Scent-Sensing Cells Have a Better Way to Fight Flu

15 weeks ago from Science Blog

Influenza researchers have long focused most of their efforts on the epithelial cells lining the lungs because these are the cells that become infected and killed while producing new copies...