Study estimates COVID vaccines saved nearly 20 million lives last year

New modeling from researchers at Imperial College London has estimated COVID-19 vaccines prevented nearly 20 million deaths worldwide in 2021. The study also concluded millions more lives could have been saved last year if vaccine distribution was more… Continue reading Study estimates COVID vaccines saved nearly 20 million lives last year

FDA bans Juul e-cigs after “insufficient” data on harmful chemicals

Following years of regulatory delays and court battles the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally called for all e-cigarette products from leading company Juul to be removed from sale in the United States. The FDA cited the primary reason fo… Continue reading FDA bans Juul e-cigs after “insufficient” data on harmful chemicals

Death of first pig-to-human heart transplant recipient remains a mystery

A new article published in The New England Journal of Medicine has offered insights into the world’s first pig-to-human heart transplant, which took place earlier this year. The researchers report the patient died unexpectedly nearly two months after t… Continue reading Death of first pig-to-human heart transplant recipient remains a mystery

Blood vessel discovery points to alternative cause of Alzheimer’s dementia

New research hypothesizes narrowing blood vessels in the brain plays a role in the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease

Following yet another failed clinical trial testing a novel drug designed to break up the aggregations of toxic proteins thought to be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests we look to a different part of the brain in the hopes of finding a treatment. Led by researchers from the University of Manchester the new study found disruptions to blood vessels in the brain may be contributing to the neurodegeneration seen in Alzheimer’s.

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Women significantly more likely to develop long COVID than men

A new review article has discovered females are much more likely to suffer from long COVID than males. The findings are curiously distinct from earlier studies that show men more often experience severe acute disease from COVID-19 compared to women.Con… Continue reading Women significantly more likely to develop long COVID than men

The 2022 Creative Photo Awards celebrate the weird side of photography

The Siena Creative Photo Awards is a little different from your average photo contest. Celebrating all kinds of post-production techniques and digital manipulations, this contest aims to redefine the art of photography and this year’s winners are defia… Continue reading The 2022 Creative Photo Awards celebrate the weird side of photography

Single MRI scan promises to diagnose early- and late-stage Alzheimer’s

Initial tests found an algorithm could identify Alzheimer's brain scans from healthy scans with 98 percent accuracy

Using machine learning, researchers have developed an algorithm that can accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease from a single MRI brain scan. The system is more accurate than any pre-existing diagnostic tool available to doctors and can also distinguish early-stage disease from more advanced stages.

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America’s first CRISPR trial is still nearly 100% effective 3 years on

Incredible new data presented recently at the European Hematology Association Congress has revealed an experimental CRISPR gene editing therapy is both safe and effective up to three years after treatment. The follow-up results come from one of the lon… Continue reading America’s first CRISPR trial is still nearly 100% effective 3 years on

Similarities between Alzheimer’s and long COVID found in new study

A new study has found distinct parallels between COVID-19 and Alzheimer's disease

New research led by scientists from Australia’s La Trobe University suggests proteins generated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus can form into aggregations similar to those found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers hypothesize this mechanism may underpin the persistent neurological symptoms such as brain fog seen in many patients suffering from long COVID.

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