Friday, December 1, 2023

Health & Medicine

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020: CRISPR/Cas9 Method for Genome Editing

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for discovering CRISPR/Cas9, one of gene technology's sharpest tools.

New Compound Derived from Blueberry Can Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Blueberry compound inhibits proliferation of Dendritic cells and T cells responsible for "hyper" immune response causing inflammatory bowel disease—FASEB.

US Adults Experienced Increased COVID-19-related Mental Health Challenges

U.S. adults experienced symptoms associated with acute stress and depression as COVID-19 cases and deaths skyrocketed between mid-March and mid-April 2020.

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.

Loneliness Predicts Development of Type 2 Diabetes

According to recent research, those with no or few meaningful social relationships are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. This finding highlights the strong link between loneliness and the disease.

Immune System Affects Body and Mind, Study Finds

Body's immune cells surround the brain, and produce a molecule called interleukin-17 (IL-17). Absorbed by the nerve cells in the brain, the molecule play an essential component for normal behavior—the findings are published on Sept. 14 in Nature Immunology.

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.

Vitamin D Levels in the Blood Can Predict Future Health Risks and Death

Free, circulating vitamin D levels in the blood may be a better predictor of future health risks in aging men, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020.

Prostate Cancer: Study Highlights Possible Causes of Racial Disparities in Deaths

New research highlights potential causes of racial disparities in deaths following prostate cancer surgery. The findings are published in the journal CANCER.

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

Red Hot Meat May Contribute to Heart Disease

Red-hot meat consumption elevated the level of a protein molecule that may raise the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetic complications. News analysis revealed.

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