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Goodbye, nasal swabs? Saliva tests can detect coronavirus infection, studies show

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Tests that look for the coronavirus in samples of saliva are about as reliable as tests that require a sample from the back of the nose, two new studies show.

Unique antibody profile sets gluten sensitivity apart from Celiac disease

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

People with gluten sensitivity have an antibody profile that differs from that of people with celiac disease, which could help doctors diagnose gluten sensitivity.

CDC: Nearly 30% of health workers with COVID-19 didn't know they had it

4 weeks ago from UPI

Up to 6% of the staff caring for COVID-19 at 13 hospitals across the country tested positive for the virus, but nearly 30% of them were asymptomatic and could have...

Novel Dual CAR T cell immunotherapy holds promise for targeting the HIV reservoir

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

A recent study describes a new Dual CAR T cell immunotherapy that can help fight HIV infection.

Entrepreneur offers 'ghost ship' tours of moored cruise ships

4 weeks ago from UPI

A British man who posted an ad for "ghost ship" tours of the empty cruise ships moored in the English Channel said the business has proven unexpectedly popular.

E-scooter injuries led to nearly 30,000 ER visits in 2019, study shows

4 weeks ago from UPI

Nearly 30,000 e-scooter riders visited emergency rooms across the United States in 2019 after sustaining injuries on the two-wheeled vehicles, a study published Monday by JAMA Network Open found.

Microgel immuno-acceptance method could improve pancreatic islet transplant success

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a new microgel drug delivery method that could extend the effectiveness of pancreatic islet transplantations -- from several years to possibly the entire lifespan of a recipient.

Fungi in gut linked to higher Alzheimer's risk can be reduced through ketogenic diet

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Specific fungi in the gut associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease and found in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can be altered in a beneficial manner by...

How antibiotics interact

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Understanding bottleneck effects in the translation of bacterial proteins can lead to a more effective combination of antibiotics.

Stylish sunglasses for active people

4 weeks ago from PopSci

Eyewear for people who love sports and adventure. (Yolanda Sun via Unsplash/)If you’ve got an active lifestyle and spend time working or exercising outdoors, a good pair of sports sunglasses is key...

Most Americans wear masks, but myths linger

4 weeks ago from UPI

Americans are generally well-versed about the use of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, although knowledge gaps about face coverings persist, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll reveals.

Physiological test for autism proves effective independent of co-occurring conditions

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Developing a physiological test for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one that measures certain components in the blood, has the potential to be a paradigm shift for diagnosing ASD. Researchers...

Algorithm aims to alert consumers before they use illicit online pharmacies

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed an algorithm that may be able to spot illicit online pharmacies that could be providing customers with substandard medications without their knowledge, among other potential problems.

Early rhythm control therapy improves outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation benefit from early rhythm control therapy, according to new results.

What I Learned from the Glucose Monitor

4 weeks ago from Science Blog

My fasting blood glucose has been creeping up over several years. (My fasting blood sugar is around 110, and HbA1c=5.7.) Recently, I tried a continuous glucose monitor for the first...

Wearable device could help EMTs, surgeons assess hemorrhage blood loss

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs), military medics, and emergency room physicians could one day be better able to treat victims of vehicular accidents, gunshot wounds, and battlefield injuries thanks to a...

Research shows how a diet change might help US veterans with Gulf War illness

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new study shows the results from a dietary intervention in U.S. veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness, a neurological disorder in veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War...

Novavax strikes deal with Canada for 76M COVID-19 vaccine doses

4 weeks ago from UPI

U.S. drugmaker Novavax announced Monday it has reached an agreement in principle to supply Canada's federal government with up to 76 million doses of its potential COVID-19 vaccine.

Biocompatible TeSex nano-alloys for PT/PA/CT/PET imaging-guided NIR-II-photothermal therapy

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Nanotheranostics, integrating diagnostic and therapeutic functions by nanoplatform, exhibits a great potential in precision and personalized medicine, and also raises the requirement on multifunctional nanomaterials in pursuit of both good...

Study advances research of cycads as an ecotoxin

4 weeks ago from Physorg

University of Guam research has revealed that younger cycad seeds pose a greater risk for toxicity when consumed than more mature seeds, bringing the scientific community one step closer to...

Vietnam farmers' poultry sales during outbreaks may increase virus transmission

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Small-scale poultry farmers in Vietnam tend to respond to viral outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) by rapidly selling their birds as a way to avoid financial loss, according...

Reprogramming cardiac fibroblast cells to transform into beating heart muscle

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have clarified the roles of matrix stiffness and mechanotransduction as well as the signaling pathways in the transformation of cardiac fibroblasts into contractile cardiomyocytes and show that soft substrates...

Antibody blockade effective in treatment of severe COVID-19

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers find an overlap in the pathogenesis of cytokine release syndrome and COVID-19, and show that the symptoms of both can be alleviated by IL-6 signaling blockade.

People with increased risk of Alzheimer's have deficits in navigating

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Alzheimer's patients develop severe symptoms of spatial disorientation as the disease progresses and are unable to find even the simplest ways.

For people with high blood pressure, telemonitoring may cut heart attack, stroke rate by 50%

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Adults with uncontrolled high blood pressure were about half as likely to have serious cardiovascular events in the five years after a pharmacist-led telemonitoring program compared to those receiving routine...

Insight on how to build a better flu vaccine

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Repeated exposure to influenza viruses may undermine the effectiveness of the annual flu vaccine. A team of researchers has developed an approach to assess whether a vaccine activates the kind...

Cell phone location used to estimate COVID-19 growth rates

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Cell phone location data shows that in counties where activity declined at workplaces and increased at home, coronavirus infection rates were lower.

Vietnam farmers’ poultry sales during outbreaks may increase virus transmission

4 weeks ago from Science Blog

Small-scale poultry farmers in Vietnam tend to respond to viral outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) by rapidly selling their birds as a way to avoid financial loss, according...