NY Schools Told to Keep Masks After Judge Overturns Mandate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New York state education officials told school administrators to continue enforcing the state’s mask mandate for students and teachers Tuesday despite a judge’s ruling overturning it, causing confusion as some districts rushed to make masks optional. The Education Department said the state had filed notice that […]

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Yes Signaling Pathway Implicated in Liver Cancer Development

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Yes, a tyrosine kinase, drove the spread and aggressiveness of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) in cells, mouse models, and an analysis of patient data. “The good news is that Yes is pharmacologically tractable, and our pre-clinical findings provide a strong rationale for targeting Yes in advanced HCC,” Dr. Sylvain Meloche of the University of Montreal in […]

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Experts emphasise the role of wellbeing in human health

The importance of wellbeing and its role in health has been highlighted in a new paper by Swansea University academics. GENIAL Science, co-founded by Professor Andrew Kemp, of the School of Psychology, is a collaborative research project between Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) and the University. Comprised of academics, clinicians, Ph.D. and MSc students, it is committed to advancing […]

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Broad and potent neutralizing activity of human IgG1 LALA antibody against SARS-CoV-2 variants

The rapid outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) worldwide has resulted in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This pandemic has massively affected the healthcare system and economy globally. Scientists and policymakers have formulated many pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical strategies to contain the pandemic. Study: Discovery of a SARS-CoV-2 Broadly-Acting Neutralizing Antibody with Activity against Omicron and […]

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Attenuated tissue immune responses against SARS-CoV-2 in obese and non-obese patients

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers analyzed the lung and peripheral blood immune responses associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in obese (Ob) and non-Ob (N-Ob) patients. Study: Obesity associated with attenuated tissue immune cell responses in COVID-19. Image Credit: Eve Orea/Shutterstock Background To date, no studies have addressed the effect of obesity […]

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Is omicron infection inevitable?

Omicron, the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant, is spreading like wildfire across the country. Some experts say it is so transmissible that many people, including those who are vaccinated and boosted, are likely to get it. That is worrisome news, especially to parents of children who are not yet eligible for vaccination. But other experts think that because the news is changing […]

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WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic

The head of the World Health Organization is warning that conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge and says it’s dangerous to assume omicron is the last one or that “we are in the endgame,” while saying the acute phase of the pandemic could still end this year—if some key targets are met. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director-general, […]

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Researchers identify immunological markers for SARS-CoV-2 reinfection

Many experts now predict that COVID-19, which so far has killed more than 5.5 million people worldwide, will remain endemic as new, infectious variants of SARS-CoV-2 emerge. These new variants could pose a greater risk of reinfection—infecting people who have already had COVID19—than previous ones. The rapid identification of reinfection cases and surges could improve public health responses and reveal […]

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Breathing coordinates neuronal activity in the brain regions during sleep

LMU neuroscientists have shown that breathing coordinates neuronal activity throughout the brain during sleep and quiet. While we sleep, the brain is not switched off, but is busy with "saving" the important memories of the day. To achieve that, brain regions are synchronized to coordinate the transmission of information between them. Yet, the mechanisms that enable this synchronization across multiple […]

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Screening of non-smoking women in Taiwan associated with lung cancer overdiagnosis

A new study based on data from a national cancer registry in Taiwan found evidence that lung cancer screening may be leading to overdiagnosis at the population level. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) has been promoted in Taiwan to people, especially young women, who do not have a history of smoking. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and collaborators at Taipei […]

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