Vaccination

Novel polyclonal antibody XAV-19 efficiently neutralizes UK and South African SARS-CoV-2 variants

14 days ago   |   By News Medical

A promising new study reports on the high neutralizing efficacy of a polyclonal swine antibody against SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen responsible for the novel COVID-19. By demonstrating the ability of this antibody to neutralize all currently circulating viral variants, the study suggests that it is ideal for development as a new and very effective therapy for COVID-19.
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Which SARS-CoV-2 spike mutants can evade T cell immunity?

14 days ago   |   By News Medical

A new study reports the capability of a new variant of the virus to escape specific cellular immunity, while possessing a higher binding affinity to the host cell binding receptor, the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 .
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Enhanced neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 South African variant with heterologous adjuvant vaccine candidate

14 days ago   |   By News Medical

A new study describes the use of a single dose of vaccine based on the viral protein called the receptor-binding domain to elicit powerful neutralizing activity against both the Wuhan strain and the most concerning VOC called the South African strain.
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South African and Brazilian SARS-CoV-2 variants can evade antibodies from therapies, vaccines, and infection

14 days ago   |   By News Medical

Researchers at the Infection Biology Unit, German Primate Center, and the Georg-August-University Göttingen in Germany have found that the B.1.351 and P.1 SARS-CoV-2 variants have the potential to evade therapeutic antibodies or antibodies induced by natural infection or vaccination.
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SARS-CoV-2 infection in young athletes tied to low risk for cardiac events

SARS-CoV-2 infection in young athletes tied to low risk for cardiac events

Collegiate athletes were unlikely to develop cardiac complications from SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published in Circulation. “Findings from this study provide an... Read more ...

Patient Lawsuits Cancelled; COVID Lobby Windfall; Faces of Breakthrough...

Patient Lawsuits Cancelled; COVID Lobby Windfall; Faces of Breakthrough Infection

Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week. UVA Health Cancels Patient Lawsuits The... Read more ...

In Depression, the Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

In Depression, the Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

Children as young as 9 years old have an increased risk of major depressive disorder and other psychopathologies if one or more generations in their family were also affected... Read more ...

J&J Pause Did Not Upend Vaccine Confidence: Poll

J&J Pause Did Not Upend Vaccine Confidence: Poll

A nationwide poll of 1000 Americans also finds the gap in overall vaccine beliefs between Republicans and Democrats could be narrowing. Read more ...

Peter Hotez Talks Russia, Lady Gaga, and the Antiscience Movement

Peter Hotez regularly counters antiscience rhetoric. He tells Eric Topol and Abraham Verghese how the movement cost lives in COVID-19, and that as clinicians, speaking up for... Read more ...

Study provides preliminary evidence for a neurocognitive subtype of PTSD

A major obstacle in understanding and treating posttraumatic stress disorder is its clinical and neurobiological heterogeneity. Read more ...

Tailored lenalidomide regimen benefits older patients with multiple myeloma

Tailored lenalidomide regimen benefits older patients with multiple myeloma

A dose-adjusted lenalidomide regimen that included discontinuation of dexamethasone after 9 months appeared safe and led to similar outcomes as continuous lenalidomide plus... Read more ...

JoJo Siwa Shares Adorable Pics With Girlfriend Kylie At Disneyland

JoJo Siwa Shares Adorable Pics With Girlfriend Kylie At Disneyland

JoJo Siwa and her girlfriend, Kylie Prew, look like they had the best day ever at Disneyland Ever since JoJo Siwa publicly came out by announcing that she's dating Kylie Prew... Read more ...

Free T4 may mediate association between pregnancy hormone, gestational...

Free T4 may mediate association between pregnancy hormone, gestational diabetes risk

A high human chorionic gonadotropin level in early pregnancy is associated with lower risk for developing gestational diabetes, with maternal free thyroxine level acting as an... Read more ...

Diabetes mortality more than double for Black vs. white adults in large US...

Diabetes mortality more than double for Black vs. white adults in large US cities

Diabetes mortality rates in the United States were more than twice as high for Black adults compared with white adults from 2008 to 2017, according to a study published in... Read more ...