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Brain model links herpes virus to development of Alzheimer's disease

Brain model links herpes virus to development of Alzheimer's disease

A new modeling study has identified a connection between Alzheimer's disease and herpes simplex-1. File photo by Max PixelBio-engineered models of the human brain infected with herpes simplex virus-1, or HSV-1, develop many of the same characteristics found in Alzheimer's disease, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the journal .Engineers and scientists at Tufts University used a 3D human-tissue culture model designed to mimic the components and conditions of the brain to demonstrate a possible causal relationship between sporadic Alzheimer's disease and HSV-1.After infecting...

May 6, 2020
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15-minute COVID-19 test proves accurate at confirming infection

15-minute COVID-19 test proves accurate at confirming infection

A new, fast COVID-19 test is found to be accurate at confirming disease in a new study. File photo by Twana Atkinson/U.S. Army/UPI |A new, point-of-care testing kit for that can deliver results in 15 minutes accurately diagnoses people more than 80 percent of time, according to an analysis published Friday in the journal .The test, called Respi-Strip, was designed for use in doctor's offices and health clinics by the Belgium-based Coris BioConcept. It is a type of immunochromatographic assay, or lateral flow test, which detects the presence or absence of a particular substance -- similar to...

May 8, 2020
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Remdesivir cuts COVID-19 death risk by 62%, drugmaker says

Remdesivir cuts COVID-19 death risk by 62%, drugmaker says

One Gilead study showed Friday that a large share of pediatric and female patients had recovered after 28 days of remdesivir treatment. File photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI |The antiviral drug remdesivir has demonstrated that it can lower the risk of death in patients, U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences reported in new data Friday.Calling the finding "important," Gilead released the data in a virtual event that's part of the 23rd International AIDS Conference.According to the data, remdesivir minimizes the risk of death by 62 percent in patients with the coronavirus, compared with standard care...

July 10, 2020
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South Korea trial uses survivor blood plasma to treat coronavirus

South Korea trial uses survivor blood plasma to treat coronavirus

A 67-year-old woman infected by the novel coronavirus suffered from pneumonia (L). She recovered after being treated with blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors (R). Image courtesy of Severance HospitalSouth Korea is using blood plasma from recovered coronavirus patients to test and potentially treat others.Severance Hospital in Seoul said Tuesday that, so far, its test of treating two critically ill patients with the blood plasma of survivors succeeded.The two patients -- a man in his early 70s and a woman in her late 60s -- recovered and one of them was discharged, the hospital said.Results...

April 7, 2020
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Mail-in voting doesn't benefit either party or invite more fraud, study says

Mail-in voting doesn't benefit either party or invite more fraud, study says

A man wears a protective mask as he passes a row of U.S. Postal Service mailboxes on Wall Street in New York City on March 20. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI |Mail-in voting doesn't favor one political party over another, nor does it invite more frequent incidents of fraud, according to new research at Stanford University., published Wednesday, found that despite opposition from President and other Republicans to using mail-in ballots, the postal voting method doesn't prove to be more beneficial to Democrats or Republicans.Stanford University's Democracy and Polarization Lab studied the issue...

April 16, 2020
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COVID-19 count revisions in China suggest it's more contagious than thought

COVID-19 count revisions in China suggest it's more contagious than thought

Chinese people continue to wear protective face masks outside in Beijing on Thursday even though the government has declared the threat of the Covid-19 outbreak basically finished. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI |Studies published this week are providing a clearer picture of the scope of the outbreak in China, suggesting that the virus is more contagious than thought -- but that social distancing works to limit its spread.Without social distancing measures, each confirmed case of COVID-19 would result in roughly three "secondary" cases, researchers in Wenzhou, China, say in a study published...

April 23, 2020
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Obese children 3 times more likely to need a ventilator with COVID-19, study finds

Obese children 3 times more likely to need a ventilator with COVID-19, study finds

Studies confirm that relatively few children with COVID-19 develop serious illness, but those that do typically have other health problems, including obesity and cancer. Photo by TeroVesalainen/PixabayObese children with might be at increased risk for a serious case, an analysis of hospitalized patients in New York City published Wednesday by said.Children age 2 or older who met the criteria for obesity were three times more likely to require a ventilator to treat their disease than those who had a healthy weight, the study found.However, severe disease caused by the new coronavirus,...

June 3, 2020
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Quest for COVID-19 vaccines: Where they stand

Quest for COVID-19 vaccines: Where they stand

The research and testing that goes into creating a new vaccine normally takes years, a process world leaders are hoping can be safely and effectively shortened to 18 months or less. File Photo by John Keith/Wikimedia CommonsAs the worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to rise, scientists across the globe are racing to find a vaccine.It often takes years to secure funding, research and develop a vaccine candidate, test it on humans and get regulatory approval. And that's all before pharmaceutical companies can begin the task of actually manufacturing millions of doses for...

May 29, 2020
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Knowledge of COVID-19 differs along racial, age, gender lines, survey finds

Knowledge of COVID-19 differs along racial, age, gender lines, survey finds

People gather in Washington Square Park for Memorial Day Weekend during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City in May 24. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI |African Americans, men and younger adults have less knowledge about and the risks posed by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, according to the results of a survey published Thursday by .Although roughly 80 percent of the respondents said they know the symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and how it's spread, African Americans and Latinx adults were up to 10 percent less likely to have accurate information in these...

June 18, 2020
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CDC: Child deaths from flu highest since 2009

CDC: Child deaths from flu highest since 2009

More children have died from influenza this year than any year since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, the CDC reported. File photo by /FlickrLicense: More children across the United States have died from the flu so far this winter than in any year since the 2009 pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.The agency's latest FluView report shows that 149 people age 18 and younger have died from influenza so far in 2019-20, the second-highest number since officials began tracking the statistic in 2004-05. In 2009, 217 children were killed by the virus.In all, the CDC...

March 20, 2020
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