Using AI, researchers have created the first map of a group of proteins known as the Commander complex, which function as the body’s “postal workers.” The new understanding opens the door to new drugs and modalities for fighting everything from Alzheimer’s to infectious diseases to cancer.
Category: Medical, Science
Tags: Protein, Microscopes, Medical Imaging, Alzheimer’s Disease, Cancer, Coronavirus (COVID-19), University of Queensland, University of Bristol
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Back in 2016, four years before a pandemic saw the world grind to a halt, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was sounding the alarm on zoonotic diseases, identifying them as a key emerging issue of global concern.Continue ReadingCategory: … Continue reading AI could be the secret weapon in preventing the next global pandemic→
As the world marches on from the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak, scientists are busy scrutinizing data from millions of cases to assemble an arsenal of information ranging from just how widespread the disease is in our body tissue after death, to the ne… Continue reading Higher Omega-3 levels linked to better COVID-19 outcomes→
If there’s one thing that the past few years have made us of aware of, it’s the danger of respiratory viruses. An inhalable powder may one day help temporarily protect against them, by working with the natural layer of mucus in users’ lungs.Continue Re… Continue reading Inhalable powder designed to boost the lungs’ virus-blocking mucus→
Two recently published studies have highlighted the potential impact of SARS-CoV-2 infections during pregnancy. The studies found placental abnormalities and fetal haemorrhages could be associated with COVID during pregnancy. Researchers are now monitoring children exposed to the virus prenatally to investigate whether there are long-lasting neurodevelopmental effects.
Category: Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle
Tags: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pregnancy, Baby, Brain, Neuroscience, King’s College London
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Using machine learning to track symptom clusters in around 35,000 COVID patients, researchers have identified four distinct types of long COVID. The findings suggest long COVID is a diverse disease with a wide variety of clinical manifestations.Continu… Continue reading Four distinct subtypes of long COVID defined in machine learning study→
In the most comprehensive autopsy tissue study conducted to date, researchers have found traces of the SARS-CoV-2 virus throughout the entire body, from the brain and the heart to the eyes. The findings indicate the virus can cause persistent infection… Continue reading Large COVID autopsy study finds SARS-CoV-2 all over the human body→
Projections from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate the new SARS-CoV-2 variant XBB.1.5 has exploded in prevalence across the United States, rising from just 3% to over 40% in a few short weeks. The variant is thought to have … Continue reading Made in USA: XBB.1.5 fastest spreading variant since first Omicron wave→
Science is often a piecemeal process, progressing slowly through the incremental accumulation of knowledge. In the world of medical science this is particularly evident as small targeted research findings one year may, or may not, lead to massive life-… Continue reading The biggest medical milestones of 2022→
For many people, Wi-Fi is a figurative lifesaver. Now, new research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) might be able to turn it into a literal one as well. By modifying an off-the-shelf Wi-Fi router with a firmware update an… Continue reading Wi-Fi radio signals detect problematic breathing patterns→