UVB Radiation May Protect Against Severe COVID-19

Recent study results show that vitamin D may offer protection against critical disease and death. Vitamin D may protect against severe COVID-19 and death, the results of a study published in Scientific Reports show. “Our study adds further evidence that vitamin D might protect against severe COVID-19 infection. Conducting a...
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Children With Pre-Existing Conditions Experience More Severe COVID-19

The results of a review by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute finds that pediatric patients who are vaccinated get protection from the long-term effects of the disease. The results of a review by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal showed that children who have pre-existing conditions are more likely to experience severe COVID-19 symptoms than those without.
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Virus/antibiotic combo recruited to kill resistant bacteria

Sometimes, viruses can help us. According to a new study, a combination of antibiotics and a bacteria-killing virus eradicates harmful bacteria better than either one is capable of doing on its own. The research was carried out by scientists from the Université de Montpellier in France, and the University of...
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Droplets with coronaviruses last longer than previously thought

It is easier to get infected in winter than in summer - this is true for the Corona pandemic, for influenza and for other viral diseases. Relative humidity plays an important role in this. Outdoors, it is much higher outside in winter than in summer, as can be seen from the fact that our breath condenses into droplets in the cold air.

How an old viral infection increases risk for long Covid

For those of us who suffered through COVID-19 in the past 18 plus months, living with the symptoms of the virus over its two-week course was supposed to be the worst part. After all, dealing with fever, coughing, sneezing, headache and shortness of breath is no walk in the park.

Infants exposed to domestic violence have poorer cognitive development

COLUMBIA, Mo. – While assessing a pregnant woman with premature labor in 1983, Linda Bullock noticed bruises on the woman. When she asked what happened, the woman told Bullock a refrigerator had fallen on her while cleaning the kitchen. “Something didn’t seem right, but I didn’t know what to say...

Quantifying future impacts on coral reefs

Tropical and subtropical coral reefs will increasingly experience bleaching and substantial declines in productivity, calcification and survival within the next two decades under low and intermediate greenhouse gas emission scenarios. “In the coming decades, coral reefs will be subject to a plethora of stressors,” explains Shannon Klein, a research scientist...

Transformation of Glioma Cells to Neurons Developed as Novel Treatment Against High-Grade Glioblastomas

Gliomas act as the primary tumors that could be experienced by adults. This common tumor inflicts not only the said age group but developed in older adults as well. Gliomas have several types, but among the variants, the high-grade glioblastomas of GBMs are identified by experts as the most threatening and aggressive. GBMs intensive expressions are also the main reason why treating this type of glioma brings a lot of challenges.

Pediatric gaming technology symposium | EurekAlert!

Aurora, Colorado (September 17, 2021) Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) and Child’s Play Charity host the first annual virtual meeting of organizations and individuals to discuss best practices and the future of the fast-growing areas of gaming technology and expanded realities in pediatric health care. This symposium will cover wide-ranging topics encompassing everything from building young programs to deep dives that address and master common challenges.

New nano particles suppress resistance to cancer immunotherapy

A specially designed lipid nanoparticle could deliver immune-signaling molecules into liver macrophage cells to overcome resistance to anti-tumor immunotherapy. Hokkaido University scientists and colleagues in Japan have found a way that could help some patients overcome resistance to an immunotherapy treatment for cancer. The approach, proven in mice experiments, was reported in the Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer.

Child’s play: are Tibetan hand and foot traces the earliest example of parietal art?

Fossilised footprints, and more rarely, handprints, can be found around the world left as people went about their daily business, preserved by freak acts of geological preservation. In new research [] an international team describe ancient hand and footprints made deliberately which they argue represent art. Hand shapes are commonly...

Chemical discovery gets reluctant seeds to sprout

Seeds that would otherwise lie dormant will spring to life with the aid of a new chemical discovered by a UC Riverside-led team. Plants have the ability to perceive drought. When they do, they emit a hormone that helps them hold on to water. This same hormone, ABA, sends a message to seeds that it isn’t a good time to germinate, leading to lower crop yields and less food in places where it’s hot — an increasingly long list as a result of climate change.

COVID-19 is evolving to get better at becoming airborne, new study shows

Results of a new study led by the University of Maryland School of Public Health show that people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 exhale infectious virus in their breath – and those infected with the Alpha variant (the dominant strain circulating at the time this study was conducted) put 43 to 100 times more virus into the air than people infected with the original strains of the virus. The researchers also found that loose-fitting cloth and surgical masks reduced the amount of virus that gets into the air around infected people by about half. The study was published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Registration opens: IOP Publishing’s free-to-attend Environmental Research 2021 conference

Scientists, academics and policymakers dedicated to tackling environmental threats can now register to attend IOP Publishing’s (IOPP) Environmental Research 2021 conference. Taking place virtually between 15 and 19 November, participants will connect with leading experts to debate the direction and effectiveness of the latest environmental scientific research and work together to inspire global action.

Study: Individuals Recovered From COVID-19 Are Protected for Up to 6 Months

New research results show that patients with mild coronavirus produce antibodies that are able neutralize the infection. Most individuals with mild COVID-19 produced antibodies that protect the individual from reinfection for up to 6 months, the results of a study from Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan showed. “Previously,...

New engine design could muffle roar of fighter jets

Aerospace engineers at the University of Cincinnati have come up with a new nozzle design for F-18 fighter planes to dampen the deafening roar of the engines without hindering performance. Distinguished professor Ephraim Gutmark, an Ohio Eminent Scholar, and his students in UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science designed...

NIH Gives NYU $470 Million Award to Build COVID-19 RECOVER Initiative

The National Institutes of Health’s studies aim to research the long-term effects of the coronavirus. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) continue to build their Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative, a national study population of diverse research to gauge the long-term effects of COVID-19, after awarding a $470 million grant to New York University (NYU) Langone Health.

New cell type in human skin discovered to contribute to inflammatory skin diseases like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. A team of international scientists and clinical experts have unravelled a new cell type in human skin that contributes to inflammatory skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD) and psoriasis (PSO). Their study findings were published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine in September 2021. The team hails from A*STAR’s Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), in collaboration with the Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS), Singapore’s National Skin Centre, Department of Dermatology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, and industry partner Galderma.

Giant Penguin Fossil in New Zealand Discovered By School Children, 3D Scanning Methods Shows It Is From 34.6 Million Years

A group of schoolchildren recently discovered a fossil that paleontologists said is a previously unknown species of a giant prehistoric penguin. According to a Pop Science report, while "romping around Waikato, New Zealand," the students made an amazing discovery while hunting for fossils as part of their summer trip in their natural history club.