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1766 Study links COVID-19 to multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

Study links COVID-19 to multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 10 2020 At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April, a 14-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency department at Nemours Children’s Health System in Delaware
1760 Warm weather increases human mobility, and SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Warm weather increases human mobility, and SARS-CoV-2 transmission

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There have been several studies showing that with human coronaviruses other than the SARS or SARS-CoV-2 pathogens, the virus persists for shorter periods in warmer weather than in other conditions. A
1756 Antibody-mediated platelet death linked to COVID-19 severity

Antibody-mediated platelet death linked to COVID-19 severity

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Even as the evidence of the central role played by immune dysregulation in severe COVID-19 pours in, the coagulation system is also being seen to be significantly disrupted in this condition. A new study
1751 Study: Patients with thyroid inflammation may be at greater risk of developing anxiety

Study: Patients with thyroid inflammation may be at greater risk of developing anxiety

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 7 2020 Patients with autoimmune inflammation of their thyroid may be at greater risk of developing anxiety, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. The
1747 Twitter-propagated COVID-19 misinformation from credible sources has a huge impact

Twitter-propagated COVID-19 misinformation from credible sources has a huge impact

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 5 2020 In March, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, a tweet from the French Health Minister, Olivier Verán, advised patients with COVID-19 not
1741 Extra priority should be given to worst-off countries in COVID-19 vaccine allocation, says expert

Extra priority should be given to worst-off countries in COVID-19 vaccine allocation, says expert

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 4 2020 In contrast to WHO´s and other expert´s advice, the worst-off countries should be extra prioritised when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine allocation, according
1735 Illinois professor looks at daily survival strategies of Beirut's LGBTQ residents

Illinois professor looks at daily survival strategies of Beirut’s LGBTQ residents

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 4 2020 Daily life in Beirut is subject to violence and an ever-changing series of disruptions – a reality that residents refer to as “al-wad” or
1729 A global study to determine COVID-19 health and psychosocial consequences

A global study to determine COVID-19 health and psychosocial consequences

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Even as the COVID-19 pandemic enters into its ninth month, much remains unknown about the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19 disease. One such area is the possible
1722 ACE2/TMPRSS2 not expressed in pancreatic islet endocrine cells

ACE2/TMPRSS2 not expressed in pancreatic islet endocrine cells

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A new study by researchers at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in August 2020 reports
1717 Eating ultraprocessed food shortens your telomeres

Eating ultraprocessed food shortens your telomeres

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Research has shown that telomeres (TL) are markers of biological age in the genetic material. These are the non-coding regions of chromosomes. As well as genetic factors, several lifestyle factors can
1710 Serum protein shows therapeutic value against severe COVID-19-like features in mouse model

Serum protein shows therapeutic value against severe COVID-19-like features in mouse model

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The current pandemic of COVID-19 is due to the single-stranded RNA virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is generally acquired by inhalation of respiratory droplets.
1703 FDA announces public meeting to discuss development and licensure of COVID-19 vaccines

FDA announces public meeting to discuss development and licensure of COVID-19 vaccines

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that a public meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will be held on CutOct. 22, 2020, to discuss the general matter
1697 Massive cellular energy audit identifies genes that drive energy production, consumption

Massive cellular energy audit identifies genes that drive energy production, consumption

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 28 2020 TK Adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, is the cellular energy currency that is as valuable to the human body as the dollar is to the US economy. Too high or too
1691 Study finds increase in medical errors following the spring change to daylight saving time

Study finds increase in medical errors following the spring change to daylight saving time

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 27 2020 Seeking medical care after springing forward to daylight saving time could be a risky proposition. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found a statistically significant
1685 Scientists discover possible biomarkers for detecting opioid use disorder during pregnancy

Scientists discover possible biomarkers for detecting opioid use disorder during pregnancy

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 26 2020 Scientists at the University of Missouri have discovered possible biological markers that they hope could one day help identify the presence of an opioid use
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