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2549 Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic make-up of both host and virus, say researchers

Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic make-up of both host and virus, say researchers

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A recent study conducted by a team of international scientists has revealed that the infectivity and pathogenicity of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) strongly depend on the
2541 What are the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission inside an aircraft cabin?

What are the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission inside an aircraft cabin?

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A team of US scientists has recently evaluated the risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection among passengers present inside an aircraft cabin. The findings suggest
2535 How has the UK-derived SARS-CoV-2 mutant strain spread internationally?

How has the UK-derived SARS-CoV-2 mutant strain spread internationally?

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Researchers analyzed Facebook-based mobility data and found that travelers from the UK may have spread the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) strain that originated there to
Atmospheric particulate matter may influence the transmission and evolution of SARS-CoV-2

Atmospheric particulate matter may influence the transmission and evolution of SARS-CoV-2

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A recent study conducted at the University of Malta Medical School, Malta, has revealed that a drop in the level of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), which are airborne pollutant particles with a diameter
2516 Over half of COVID-19 cases are spread by asymptomatic carriers, CDC study finds

Over half of COVID-19 cases are spread by asymptomatic carriers, CDC study finds

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More than a year into the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the number of cases continues to rise. To date, over
2496 Cancer patients benefit from using automated device to manage their symptoms

Cancer patients benefit from using automated device to manage their symptoms

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Hundreds of cancer patients have benefitted from using computer algorithms to manage their symptoms and improve their wellbeing in a unique UK trial. The early stage colorectal, breast or gynecological
COVID-19 ICU patients found to have higher burden of delirium and coma

COVID-19 ICU patients found to have higher burden of delirium and coma

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COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care in the early months of the pandemic were subject to a significantly higher burden of delirium and coma than is typically found in patients with acute respiratory
2486 How do SARS-CoV-2 antibodies change over time in recovered patients?

How do SARS-CoV-2 antibodies change over time in recovered patients?

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Researchers studied convalescent plasma from recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, with samples collected up to 34 weeks after recovery. They found IgG antibodies gradually declined
2473 Focused ultrasound shows potential to benefit people with Parkinson's disease

Focused ultrasound shows potential to benefit people with Parkinson’s disease

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A scalpel-free alternative to brain surgery has the potential to benefit people with Parkinson’s disease symptoms that are much more severe on one side of the body, new research suggests. More testing
2469 Study: Dual use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes may not cut risk of cardiovascular disease

Study: Dual use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes may not cut risk of cardiovascular disease

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death associated with smoking cigarettes. But as use of e-cigarettes (“vaping”) becomes more popular, including as a way to cut back on cigarettes,
2465 Loss of critical enzymatic processes can increase bone fracture risk

Loss of critical enzymatic processes can increase bone fracture risk

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A loss of enzymatic processes within the body can increase a person’s risk of bone fracture. This new insight was recently published in eLife by an international team of scientists and engineers
2461 Inflammation marker linked to increased fatigue in prostate cancer patients treated with ADT

Inflammation marker linked to increased fatigue in prostate cancer patients treated with ADT

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Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men in the U.S. For many patients, hormone therapy is a treatment option. This type of therapy, also called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT),
Older adults, minorities and people with lower incomes face inequities in telemedicine use

Older adults, minorities and people with lower incomes face inequities in telemedicine use

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After “COVID-19,” the term that most people will remember best from 2020 is likely to be “social distancing.” While it most commonly applied to social gatherings with family and
2453 Sustained immune dysregulation due to COVID-19 in non-hospitalized patients

Sustained immune dysregulation due to COVID-19 in non-hospitalized patients

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COVID-19, which has killed 1.7 million people worldwide, does not follow a uniform path. Many infected patients remain asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. Others, especially those with comorbidities,
2449 Protein employs twist‐and‐squeeze mechanism to expel chemotherapeutics from cancer cells

Protein employs twist‐and‐squeeze mechanism to expel chemotherapeutics from cancer cells

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In 1986, cellular biochemist Kazumitsu Ueda, currently at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), discovered that a protein called ABCB1 could transport multiple
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