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Newswise: COVID-19 Peer Hub combats vaccine avoidance amid pandemic
Released: 27-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
COVID-19 Peer Hub combats vaccine avoidance amid pandemic
University of South Australia

UniSA researchers are evaluating a new vaccination education initiative – the COVID-19 Peer Hub – to help immunisation and public health professionals to tackle the emerging dangers of vaccine hesitancy amid the pandemic.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 12:45 PM EST
SARS-CoV-2 mutations do not appear to increase transmissibility
University College London

None of the mutations currently documented in the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear to increase its transmissibility in humans, according to a study led by UCL researchers.

Newswise: COVID-19 vaccine candidate tested preclinically at UAB nears first clinical test in people
Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
COVID-19 vaccine candidate tested preclinically at UAB nears first clinical test in people
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Maryland-based Altimmune Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has submitted an Investigational New Drug, or IND, application to the United States Food and Drug Administration to commence a Phase 1 clinical study of its single-dose intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AdCOVID.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
BIDMC researchers reveal how genetic variations are linked to COVID-19 disease severity
Beth Israel Lahey Health

New research BIDMC-led sheds light on the genetic risk factors that make individuals more or less susceptible to severe COVID-19.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 10:45 AM EST
Grabbing viruses out of thin air
Tohoku University

The future could hold portable and wearable sensors for detecting viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment. But we're not there yet.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 10:20 AM EST
Tracking COVID-19 trends in hard-hit states
Louisiana State University

Currently, there are over 10 million confirmed cases and more than 240,000 casualties attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S.

Released: 25-Nov-2020 9:55 AM EST
More Health Systems Join National #MaskUp Campaign
Cleveland Clinic

Many more health systems are joining the national #MaskUp campaign encouraging Americans to stop the spread of COVID-19 by following safety guidelines. Over just a few days, another 19 health systems with hundreds of hospitals united with 100 health systems nationwide with hospitals numbering in the thousands. The public service campaign is critical to the health and well-being of all Americans. It is a plea from healthcare professionals everywhere: wear a mask and follow other precautions to save lives and help get our country back on its feet.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 7:35 AM EST
Warwick scientists design model to predict cellular drug targets against Covid-19
University of Warwick

The covid-19 virus, like all viruses relies on their host for reproduction

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Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:40 PM EST
New therapy for flu may help in fight against COVID-19
Purdue University

A new therapy for influenza virus infections that may also prove effective against many other pathogenic virus infections, including HIV and COVID-19, has been developed by Purdue University scientists.

Newswise: Research Helps Identify High-Risk Populations to aid
Health Officials Combating the Pandemic
Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:25 PM EST
Research Helps Identify High-Risk Populations to aid Health Officials Combating the Pandemic
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A team of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers has developed a method to better guide public policy related to the control and prevention of COVID-19, based on identifying those most at risk in the pandemic

Newswise: Schooling Disrupted by the Pandemic in the United States Likely to Have Life-Long Impact, Study Says
Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:10 PM EST
Schooling Disrupted by the Pandemic in the United States Likely to Have Life-Long Impact, Study Says
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A team that includes UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers has found American children whose educations have been disrupted by the pandemic, even as little as 2-4 months, may face shortened life spans.

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Released: 24-Nov-2020 2:55 PM EST
HD B-roll of Cedars-Sinai Vaccine Storage Freezers Now Available for Download
Cedars-Sinai

B-roll available: Video shot today showing the freezers where Cedars-Sinai will store COVID-19 vaccines. Please note: There are NO vaccines in the video. The vaccines will not arrive until next month.

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Released: 24-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST
Areas where the next pandemic could emerge are revealed
University of Sydney

Almost half the world's most connected cities straddle animal-human spillover hotspots

Newswise: Over the holidays, replacing the furnace filter could help protect people from COVID-19 indoors
Released: 24-Nov-2020 11:35 AM EST
Over the holidays, replacing the furnace filter could help protect people from COVID-19 indoors
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Yang Wang, assistant professor of environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, advises homeowners to replace their furnace filter to help protect families from COVID-19 over the holidays.

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19-Nov-2020 10:40 AM EST
Face Masks Slow Spread of COVID-19; Types of Masks, Length of Use Matter
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Using face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19 has been widely recommended by health professionals. This has triggered studies of the materials, design, and other issues affecting the way face masks work. In Physics of Fluids, investigators looked at research on face masks and their use and summarized what we know about the way they filter or block the virus. They also summarize design issues that still need to be addressed.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 10:20 AM EST
UChicago Medicine and UIC researchers to study expanded access to rapid COVID-19 testing
University of Chicago Medical Center

As part of the NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics program, researchers will provide at-home COVID-19 tests and digital educational tools to underserved communities in the Chicago area.

Newswise: Over half of adults over 50 say they’ll get vaccinated against COVID-19, but many will want to wait, poll finds
20-Nov-2020 8:50 AM EST
Over half of adults over 50 say they’ll get vaccinated against COVID-19, but many will want to wait, poll finds
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new poll of adults ages 50 to 80 suggests that achieving the widespread vaccination against COVID-19 needed to protect this high-risk group and end the pandemic will be an uphill climb, and require clear, transparent communication from health providers and others.

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23-Nov-2020 4:00 PM EST
Home Health Care Improves COVID-19 Outcomes
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Survivors of COVID-19 are a vulnerable population who often have health ramifications from their illness and hospital stay. Upon returning home from acute care, large proportions of survivors experience functional dependencies, pain, dyspnea, and exhaustion. Until now, no data has been available on the outcomes of COVID-19 patients discharged home after hospitalization and their recovery needs.

Newswise: Global warming likely to increase disease risk for animals worldwide
Released: 23-Nov-2020 1:50 PM EST
Global warming likely to increase disease risk for animals worldwide
University of Notre Dame

Changes in climate can increase infectious disease risk in animals, researchers found — with the possibility that these diseases could spread to humans, they warn.

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Released: 23-Nov-2020 1:30 PM EST
Replication cycle of SARS-CoV-2 in 3D
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues, scientists are not only trying to find vaccines and drugs to combat it, but also to continuously learn more about the virus itself.

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Released: 23-Nov-2020 1:10 PM EST
Researchers create 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

In response to the critical shortage of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Radiology at University of South Florida (USF) Health in Tampa set out to design, validate and create NP swabs using a point-of-care 3D printer. Results of the first clinical trial of 3D-printed NP swabs for COVID-19 testing are being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Newswise: Researchers discover men fighting both cancer and COVID-19 at higher risk than women
Released: 23-Nov-2020 12:50 PM EST
Researchers discover men fighting both cancer and COVID-19 at higher risk than women
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Men with cancer and COVID-19 may be at significantly higher risk for severe symptoms and even death as compared to females fighting both, a University of Kansas Cancer Center research team has found.

Newswise: Study: COVID-19 Infection Combined with Blood Clots Worsen Patient Outcomes
Released: 23-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST
Study: COVID-19 Infection Combined with Blood Clots Worsen Patient Outcomes
University of California San Diego Health

While respiratory issues continue to be the most common symptom of a COVID-19 infection, new research indicates the disease could also be associated with an increased tendency of the blood to clot, leading to a higher risk of death from COVID-19.

Released: 23-Nov-2020 11:20 AM EST
Rensselaer-Developed Algorithm Accurately Predicts COVID-19 Patient Outcomes
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In research recently published online in Medical Image Analysis, a team of engineers demonstrated how a new algorithm they developed was able to successfully predict whether or not a COVID-19 patient would need ICU intervention. This artificial intelligence-based approach could be a valuable tool in determining a proper course of treatment for individual patients.

Released: 23-Nov-2020 11:20 AM EST
New tool helps predict outcomes for COVID-19
Kaiser Permanente

A new assessment tool developed by Kaiser Permanente researchers and physicians helps guide clinical decisions in emergency departments and urgent care centers

Newswise: Mount Sinai Health System Joins Thousands of Top U.S. Hospitals Encourage Everyone to #MaskUp
Released: 23-Nov-2020 11:00 AM EST
Mount Sinai Health System Joins Thousands of Top U.S. Hospitals Encourage Everyone to #MaskUp
Mount Sinai Health System

Growing numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths are troubling; facemasks can slow the trend

20-Nov-2020 10:30 AM EST
Study Involving Seven Major Children’s Hospitals Shows COVID-19 is Typically Mild in Children
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In the largest U.S. study of its kind to date, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and other PEDSnet sites report that of more than 135,000 pediatric patients tested for SARS-CoV-2 in pediatric health systems, 4% tested positive for the virus. However, the researchers also found patients from ethnic minorities, adolescents, patients with history of public insurance, and those with certain underlying medical conditions were more likely to test positive. More severe disease was seen in 7% of children with positive tests, with similar risk factors.

Released: 23-Nov-2020 10:45 AM EST
SFU researchers examine which approaches are most effective at reducing COVID-19 spread
Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University professors Paul Tupper and Caroline Colijn have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent.

Newswise: COVID-19 cases could nearly double before Biden takes office
20-Nov-2020 1:45 PM EST
COVID-19 cases could nearly double before Biden takes office
Washington University in St. Louis

President-elect Joe Biden has signaled that fighting the COVID-19 pandemic will be an immediate priority, but Inauguration Day is still two months away. Confirmed COVID-19 cases are likely to increase to 20 million by the end of January, predicts a Washington University in St. Louis forecasting model.

Newswise: Virtual ISPOR Europe 2020 Live Conference Concluded
Released: 23-Nov-2020 1:05 AM EST
Virtual ISPOR Europe 2020 Live Conference Concluded
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) announced that the on demand version of its Virtual ISPOR Europe 2020 conference is now available to registrants through 31 December 2020. ISPOR Europe is the leading European conference for HEOR.

Newswise: Some Parents Prioritize Thanksgiving Traditions Over Reducing COVID-19 Risks
18-Nov-2020 9:45 AM EST
Some Parents Prioritize Thanksgiving Traditions Over Reducing COVID-19 Risks
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

One in three parents say the benefits of gathering with family for the holidays are worth the risk of spreading or getting the virus, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine.

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Released: 20-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST
Gordon Bell Special Prize for COVID-19 Research Announced
University of California San Diego

A research team, including scientists from UC San Diego, Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, wins the Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research, presented during the SC20 virtual conference.

Newswise: Testing Wastewater for COVID-19
Released: 20-Nov-2020 2:25 PM EST
Testing Wastewater for COVID-19
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV researcher Edwin Oh and colleagues have implemented wastewater surveillance programs to screen samples for the presence of COVID-19 and to extract the RNA from the SARS-COV-2 virus to find targets that make vaccines more effective.

Released: 20-Nov-2020 2:00 PM EST
Three reasons why COVID-19 can cause silent hypoxia
Boston University

Scientists are still solving the many puzzling aspects of how the novel coronavirus attacks the lungs and other parts of the body.

Released: 20-Nov-2020 1:40 PM EST
MMR vaccine could protect against COVID-19
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine has been theorized to provide protection against COVID-19.

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Released: 20-Nov-2020 1:35 PM EST
T-cell abnormalities in severe COVID-19 cases
Kumamoto University

There is an idea within the coronavirus research field that there is some kind of T cell abnormality in critically ill COVID-19 patients, but specific details have not yet been clarified.

Released: 20-Nov-2020 1:15 PM EST
Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are detected up to 3 months after infection
Barcelona Institute for Global Health

A new study in health care workers led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by "la Caixa" Foundation and the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, shows that IgA and IgM antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 decay quickly, while IgG antibody levels are maintained for at least three months after infection.

Released: 20-Nov-2020 12:15 PM EST
AACI Urges President Trump to Share Key COVID-19 Information With Biden Transition Team
Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

In a November 20 letter, the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) called on the Trump administration to share vital information about its coronavirus response with President-elect Joe Biden and his transition team.

Newswise: SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Model Offers Decision-Making Pathways for Safe School Opening
Released: 20-Nov-2020 11:50 AM EST
SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Model Offers Decision-Making Pathways for Safe School Opening
University of Vermont

Can schools safely remain open or reopen during periods of significant community spread of COVID-19? According to predictions from a model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the school setting, yes – if appropriate precautions are followed both in school and in the community.

Newswise: Here’s What We’ve Learned About COVID-19
Released: 20-Nov-2020 11:25 AM EST
Here’s What We’ve Learned About COVID-19
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T's Master Question List is updated every week with the latest trustworthy COVID-19 information and data relevant to weathering the pandemic.

Newswise: Study: TB Vaccine Linked to Lower Risk of Contracting COVID-19
Released: 20-Nov-2020 10:40 AM EST
Study: TB Vaccine Linked to Lower Risk of Contracting COVID-19
Cedars-Sinai

A widely used tuberculosis vaccine is associated with reduced likelihood of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai. The findings raise the possibility that a vaccine already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may help prevent coronavirus infections or reduce severity of the disease.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 4:10 PM EST
Afro-Caribbean patients with severe kidney disease at greater risk of hospitalisation from COVID-19
King's College London

Afro-Caribbean people with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) are more likely to be hospitalised with COVID-19 than other ethnicities, a study has found.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 4:05 PM EST
E-cigarette Users at Greater Risk of Poor Immune Response to Viruses
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

In a controlled study, scientists found that smokers and e-cigarette users exhibited significantly altered immune responses to a model of influenza virus infection, suggesting increased susceptibility to disease, including COVID-19

16-Nov-2020 2:45 PM EST
January 2021 highlights from AJPH
American Public Health Association (APHA)

Highlights from January 2021 issue of AJPH. Better use of HIV prevention funds could substantially cut new infections; Study explores link between natural disasters, onset of headaches, digestive and back problems; Backpack medicine a promising way to reach people who are homeless during COVID-19; Successful contact tracing programs require a sustainable workforce


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