Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that the chance of a false negative result — when a virus is not detected in a person who actually is, or recently has been, infected — is greater than 1 in 5 and, at times, far higher.READ MORE
Giving beneficial bacteria to stressed mothers during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy prevents an autism-like disorder in their offspring, according to a new animal study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
Abnormally high levels of an immune-system molecule, interleukin-6 (IL-6), prior to Huntington’s disease symptoms suggested it led to disease progression. However, Huntington’s model mice bred to lack IL-6 showed exacerbated symptoms compared to mice that still had it, indicating a complex relationship.
Following on from remdesivir’s promising results from previous studies, a new trial is now investigating remdesivir in combination with baricitinib or placebo as a treatment for COVID-19, in a double-blind, randomized trial.READ MORE
Bacteria, fungi and plants sometimes produce metal-binding substances that could be harnessed, for example for the extraction of raw materials, for their separation, for cleaning soils or for medical purposes.READ MORE
Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine analysed data from the UK Biobank, and found high risk of severe COVID-19 infection among European ancestry participants who carry two faulty copies of the APOE gene (termed e4e4).READ MORE
A team from The University of Michigan has created the "OncCOVID app". This new app draws on global cancer and coronavirus data to create an individualized mortality risk assessment for receiving immediate versus delayed cancer treatment.READ MORE
A new study has uncovered how phages alter the ability of ocean-dwelling bacteria to store carbon and counter the greenhouse gas effect arising from fossil fuel consumption.READ MORE