Tag Archives: Medical specialties

23Jun/22

How monkeypox epidemic is likely to play out – in four graphs

Adam Kleczkowski, University of Strathclyde

The first case of monkeypox in a human was reported in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, there have been many monkeypox outbreaks, but they have been self-limiting, with chains of human transmission ending without establishing epidemics. The current outbreak, however, is different. There is more human-to-human transmission, and it is over a much broader geographical area.

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28Jan/22

Genetic ancestry provides important context for understanding global diversity in childhood leukemia

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are studying the impact of genetic ancestry on childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of pediatric cancer. The team found that ancestry itself is an independent factor contributing to differences in treatment outcomes. The scientists assembled an international cohort to determine how genetic ancestry affects leukemia biology and outcomes for modern therapy. The findings were published today in JAMA Oncology. Continue reading

04Dec/21

GreenLight (ENVI) and IAVI begin work on Omicron variant-adapted COVID-19 vaccine candidate

GreenLight Biosciences (ENVI) and IAVI, a nonprofit scientific research organization, today announced work on a messenger RNA vaccine candidate to tackle the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Continue reading

10Sep/21

Preventing the Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

You’ve been in a car accident and sustained a head injury. You recovered, but years later you begin having difficulty sleeping. You also become very sensitive to noise and bright lights, and find it hard to carry out your daily activities, or perform well at your job. This is a common situation after a traumatic brain injury—many people experience bad side effects months or years later. These long-term effects can last a few days or the rest of a person’s life. Read more

11Jul/21

Genetic factors linked to response to common antiviral medications

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists and collaborators in Sweden and Japan are reporting that the enzyme NUDT15 plays a role in how patients respond to antiviral therapy with the common drugs ganciclovir and acyclovir. The researchers showed that NUDT15 status can help predict how individuals will respond to treatment for cytomegalovirus, a serious infection common among people who receive bone marrow transplants. The paper was published today in Nature Communications. Continue reading

27May/21

As India Burns Amid a Lethal 2nd Wave, It’s Now Evident that the World Has Failed in Ensuring Equitable Access to Vaccines. While Vaccine Doses Reach 9.7 Billion by 2025, Will They be Equitably Distributed?

A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released the 1st edition of its report titled “COVID-19 Vaccines – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics”. The report presents fresh perspectives on what to expect post commercialization of COVID-19 vaccines amid the rising spirit of vaccine nationalism, selfish international politics over vaccines, inadequate market access, stockpiling, and vaccine patents that still remain firmly in place. Continue reading

21Sep/20

Axon Neuroscience to launch world’s first crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19

AXON Neuroscience (“Axon”), a clinical-stage biotech company and an industry leader in treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases with a unique peptide vaccine platform, is launching the world’s first independently-developed crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19 – ACvac1. Read more

02Aug/20

Brain Navi Develops New Robot Performing Nasal Swab Tests to Prevent Cross Infections

Inspired by the pandemic, Brain Navi developed a new robot to perform nasal swab tests autonomously to prevent cross infections so we can save the medical system and reestablish economies. The coronavirus caused the lock-in policy over the world. To reopen and reboot the economy in this pandemic, a large scale of testing is the essential key and solution, but it needs to be done “safely and effectively.” With the Brain Navi Nasal Swab Robot’s assistance, users can test safely around the clock, so as to spare medical health care workers from the high-risk environment during sample collecting. With the unique robotic help, users can control the spread of the virus while waiting for a vaccine and prevent cross-infections. Read more

28Jan/18

Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI) ‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

09Nov/17

Colombia seizes 12 tons of cocaine, its biggest ever haul

APARTADO, COLOMBIA (NOVEMBER 08, 2017) (MUTE) (COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Police seized more than 12 tons (11 metric tonnes) of cocaine from Colombia’s top crime gang on Wednesday (November 8), the biggest haul ever in the nation’s long-running fight against drug trafficking, President Juan Manuel Santos said. Continue reading