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Medical Xpress / Experimental COVID-19 vaccine safe, generates immune response

An investigational vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was generally well tolerated and prompted neutralizing antibody activity in healthy ...

2 hours ago in Vaccination
Medical Xpress / Rapid genome sequencing and screening help hospital manage COVID-19 outbreaks

Cambridge researchers have shown how rapid genome sequencing of virus samples and enhanced testing of hospital staff can help to identify clusters of healthcare-associated COVID-19 infections.

Medical Xpress / Vaccine additives can enhance immune flexibility, with implications for flu and SARS-CoV-2

A vaccine additive known as an adjuvant can enhance responses to a vaccine containing the exotic avian flu virus H5N1, so that both rookie and veteran elements of the immune response are strengthened, according to results ...

20 hours ago in Vaccination
Medical Xpress / About 5,000 heart attack sufferers in England missed out on lifesaving hospital treatment due to pandemic

Researchers at the University of Oxford, working with NHS Digital, in collaboration with experts from the University of Keele, the University of Leeds, Imperial College London, University College London, Barts Health NHS ...

Medical Xpress / Significant disparities in U.S. life expectancy found at census-tract level

Life expectancy in the U.S. varies widely when analyzed at the census-tract level and the method may provide a more detailed picture of health disparities in the U.S. than other widely used analyses of life expectancy, according ...

20 hours ago in Health
Medical Xpress / Vision scientists discover why humans literally don't see eye to eye

We humans may not always see eye to eye on politics, religion, sports and other matters of debate. But at least we can agree on the location and size of objects in our physical surroundings. Or can we?

15 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Discovery of 'thought worms' opens window to the mind

Queen's University researchers uncover brain-based marker of new thoughts and discover we have more than 6,000 thoughts each day.

18 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Unexpected associations found between drug response and cell changes in brain cancer

Therapies for treating glioblastoma brain cancer can be delivered with greater precision and existing drugs can be used in new ways. These are the conclusions from a study from Uppsala University investigating a large number ...

15 hours ago in Medications
Medical Xpress / Baby infected with COVID-19 in the womb: study

Doctors in France have described what they said was the first confirmed case of a newborn infected in the womb with COVID-19 by the mother.

17 hours ago in Obstetrics & gynaecology
Medical Xpress / Scientists find new link between delirium and brain energy disruption

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered a new link between impaired brain energy metabolism and delirium—a disorienting and distressing disorder particularly common in the elderly and one that is currently ...

17 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / COVID-19's silent spread

A UF/EPI professor helped develop a model that estimates slightly more than half of COVID-19 transmission is due to people with no symptoms. A third or more of these cases would need to be isolated, in addition to most symptomatic ...

Medical Xpress / How to map brain connections using DNA barcodes

A new method developed at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) uses DNA sequencing to efficiently map long-range connections between different regions of the brain. The approach dramatically reduces the cost of mapping brain-wide ...

17 hours ago in Genetics