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Clues to COVID-19 coronavirus’s vulnerability emerge from an antibody against SARS

Scripps Research Institute | 04-03-2020

An antibody recovered from a survivor of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s has revealed a potential vulnerability of the new coronavirus at the root of COVID-19, …

Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic’s advance

University of Maryland | 04-03-2020

Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including influenza, rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. …

Starving pancreatic cancer of cysteine may kill tumor cells

Columbia University Irving Medical Center | 04-02-2020

A new study suggests a compound that starves tumors of amino acid cysteine may have potential against pancreatic cancer. …

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

University of British Columbia | 04-02-2020

An international team of researchers has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. …

Website explains how hospitals can decontaminate and reuse N95 masks to fight COVID-19

Stanford School of Engineering | 04-02-2020

Researchers from 10 universities scoured the scientific literature to create N95decon.org, a web portal for trustworthy information on how to decontaminate used N95 masks. …

Medical teams need to be alert to the extra risks faced by diabetics from COVID-19

University of Leeds | 04-02-2020

Doctors need to pay particular attention to patients with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus in relation to COVID-19 infections, say leading endocrinologists. …

Blocking iron transport could stop tuberculosis

University of Zurich | 04-01-2020

Study identifies a bacterial iron transport protein essential for survival of the tuberculosis pathogen. …

Inherited mutation can predispose children to a type of brain tumor

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital | 04-01-2020

Investigators have identified ELP1 as a novel predisposition gene in the SHH subgroup of pediatric medulloblastoma. …

Virus-scanning tool could detect previous COVID-19 infections

HHMI | 03-31-2020

A research tool known as VirScan that can identify viruses that have infected a person in the past is being updated to detect COVID-19 infections. …

China’s control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

Penn State | 03-31-2020

An international team of researchers investigated the impact of control measures during the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China. …

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Biomedical Advances

Biomedical Advances

Clues to COVID-19 coronavirus’s vulnerability emerge from an antibody against SARS

Scripps Research Institute | 04-03-2020

An antibody recovered from a survivor of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s has revealed a potential vulnerability of the new coronavirus at the root of COVID-19, …

Clues to COVID-19 coronavirus’s vulnerability emerge from an antibody against SARS

Scripps Research Institute | 04-03-2020

An antibody recovered from a survivor of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s has revealed a potential vulnerability of the new coronavirus at the root of COVID-19, …

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and Lifestyle

How trans fats assist cell death

Tohoku University | 03-25-2020

Some trans fats enhance a pathway inside the cell that leads to cell death; drugs targeting this mechanism could help address diseases associated with these fats. …

How trans fats assist cell death

Tohoku University | 03-25-2020

Some trans fats enhance a pathway inside the cell that leads to cell death; drugs targeting this mechanism could help address diseases associated with these fats. …

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic’s advance

University of Maryland | 04-03-2020

Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including influenza, rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. …

Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic’s advance

University of Maryland | 04-03-2020

Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including influenza, rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. …