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Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss FDA Preparing to Expand Use of Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine to Adolescents as Young as 12 by Next Week

Stanley H. Weiss, an epidemiologist in infectious and chronic diseases and a professor at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the Rutgers School of Public Health available for media interviews to discuss the FDA preparing to expand use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to adolescents as young as 12 by next week.



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Released: 10-Jun-2021 4:45 PM EDT
How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer? Largest U.S. study shares first results
University of Alabama at Birmingham

New findings include a significant increase in risk of death among patients who had recently had chemotherapy.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Study Identifies How COVID-19 Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease-like Cognitive Impairment
Cleveland Clinic

A new Cleveland Clinic-led study has identified mechanisms by which COVID-19 can lead to Alzheimer’s disease-like dementia. The findings, published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, indicate an overlap between COVID-19 and brain changes common in Alzheimer’s, and may help inform risk management and therapeutic strategies for COVID-19-associated cognitive impairment.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 3:25 PM EDT
5 Leadership Strategies for Better Adapting in a Crisis
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith management expert and futurist Oliver Schlake describes how companies can prepare for the next crisis as the economy gradually emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

7-Jun-2021 2:30 PM EDT
COVID-19 Creates Hearing, Balance Disorders, Aggravates Tinnitus Symptoms
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Evidence suggests auditory and vestibular effects should be added to the growing list of physiological impacts of COVID-19. During the 180th Meeting, Colleen Le Prell from the University of Texas at Dallas will talk about hearing and balance disorders associated with coronavirus infection and how pandemic-related stress and anxiety may aggravate tinnitus symptoms. Her presentation, "Hearing disorders secondary to infection with SARS-CoV-2," will take place Thursday, June 10.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 10:55 AM EDT
NCCN Cancer Experts Answer Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s patient information team provides a patient and caregiver version of recently-updated, evidence-based expert consensus recommendations for vaccinating people with cancer against COVID-19.

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Released: 10-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
DOE scientists deploy creativity, speed to disrupt COVID-19
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

An ORNL-led team comprising researchers from multiple DOE national laboratories is using artificial intelligence and computational screening techniques – in combination with experimental validation – to identify and design five promising drug therapy approaches to target the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Warmer temperatures lessen COVID-19 spread, but control measures still needed
Imperial College London

New research shows transmission of the virus behind COVID-19 varies seasonally, but warmer conditions are not enough to prevent transmission.

8-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 safe, effective for transplant patients
Mayo Clinic

Treating transplant patients with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies is safe and helps prevent serious illness, according to a Mayo Clinic study recently published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. These results are especially important because transplant patients who are infected with COVID-19 have a higher risk of severe illness and death.

4-Jun-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Study Examines COVID-19 Among Patients Receiving Home Dialysis
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Patients with kidney failure who are undergoing dialysis—whether at dialysis clinics or at home—face a higher risk of developing COVID-19 and a higher risk of dying from the disease.

4-Jun-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Immune Responses After COVID-19 Vaccination in Kidney Transplant Recipients and Patients on Dialysis
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A large majority of patients with kidney failure on dialysis—but not kidney transplant recipients—developed antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 after COVID-19 vaccination. • Vaccination also led to strong T cell responses against the virus that causes COVID-19 in all patients on dialysis, and in nearly 58% of kidney transplant recipients.


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