Friday, December 1, 2023


Food Insufficiency During the Pandemic Linked to Depression, Anxiety

A new research shows rise in food insufficiency during the pandemic is linked to worsened mental health. Receipt of free groceries or meals alleviated the mental health burden.

Food Chemicals Can Inhibit a Key SARS-CoV-2 Enzyme

New research shows chemical compounds in foods or beverages like green tea, muscadine grapes and dark chocolate can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease, in the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

COVID-19 Virus Enters the Brain, New Study Reports

Evidence sows that people with COVID-19 may experience brain fog and fatigue. A study published in Nature Neuroscience shows how spike protein crosses the blood-brain barrier.

Scientists Identified SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Proteins

Using a newly developed method Japanese scientists identified proteins that bind and neutralize SARS-CoV-2, and block virus ability to infect cells invitro.

Study Links Strict Social Distancing to Much Lower Chance of COVID-19 Infection

Maintaining strict social distancing is associated with a lower risk of testing COVID-19 positive—suggests a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

COVID-Stress May Be Hard to Beat Even with Exercise

Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress, but it may not be enough for the levels caused by COVID-19, find researchers Washington State University.

The Lancet: Trials Find Russian Vaccine Candidates Generate Antibody Response and No Serious Adverse Events

The two 42-day trials—including 38 healthy adults each—did not find any serious adverse effects among participants, and confirmed that the vaccine candidates elicit an antibody response, reported The Lancet

Investigational COVID-19 Vaccine Prevents Disease in Animals

In a recent published work BIDMC researchers showed that a candidate COVID-19 vaccine raised antibodies that protected non-human primates against SARS-CoV-2.

Virus SARS-CoV-2 in the Blood Can Predict Severe COVID-19 Patients

Blood tests for SARS-CoV-2 can identify patients at high risk. Covid-19 patients with negative blood RNA tests have a good chance of rapid recovery.

Japan Study Finds Effective Treatment for Severe COVID-19 Patients

As scientists around the world are in the race to develop an effective vaccine against Covid-19, a group of Japanese scientists has tested a...

Elderly Adults Facing Greater Depression During COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers at Indiana University (IU) have found that older adults experienced more significant depression and loneliness during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Will a Vaccine Provide Long-term Protection Against SARS-CoV-2?

Reports stating antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 may not last longer ask questions if the vaccine would provide long-term protection against the virus.

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