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New Quantum Microscope Reveals Biological Detail Otherwise Impossible To See
News   Jun 10, 2021

Researchers have created a quantum microscope that can reveal biological structures that would otherwise be impossible to see.

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Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Generates Immune Response Against Variants
News   Jun 10, 2021

A study reports that the Ad26.COV2.S vaccine induced immune responses against all viral variants.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Efficacious in Cancer Patients
News   Jun 10, 2021

In a review of 200 patients with a wide spectrum of cancer diagnoses, researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, found that after full vaccination, 94% of patients overall demonstrated seroconversion, which was determined by the presence of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.

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New Method Optimizes Production of Insulin-Producing Cells
News   Jun 09, 2021

Scientists are developing a promising approach for treating type 1 diabetes using stem cells to create insulin-producing cells that could replace nonfunctional pancreatic cells.

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Therapeutic Potential of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Boosted by Microgel
News   Jun 09, 2021

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have shown that even after lung tissue has been damaged, it may be possible to reverse fibrosis and promote tissue repair through treatment with microgel-coated mesenchymal stromal cells.

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New Study Will Test Who Is Susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 Variants After COVID-19 Vaccine
News   Jun 09, 2021

A study will investigate whether it's possible to predict who remains susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 variants after having COVID-19 or receiving a COVID-19-specific vaccine.

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NIH Grant Supports Computational Search for Anticancer Drugs
News   Jun 08, 2021

A computer scientist has won a grant to develop a new approach to model and analyze protein-ligand interactions in cancer research.

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New Method for Rapid Detection of Viral Nucleic Acids Developed
News   Jun 08, 2021

The new method, RApid DIgital Crispr Approach (RADICA), is a molecular testing methodology that allows absolute quantification of viral nucleic acids in 40-60 minutes. It is four times faster and significantly less expensive than conventional polymerase chain reaction methods as it does not require costly equipment for precise temperature control and cycling.

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FDA Controversially Approves Alzheimer's Drug Aducanumab: First To Target Underlying Disease Mechanisms
News   Jun 07, 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration today (June 7) announced the results of their investigation into Biogen’s investigational treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the monoclonal antibody aducanumab. The agency announced that the compound, under the trade name Aduhelm, is to be approved for treatment, via the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway.

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UK Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for 12 to 15-Year-Olds, but They May Not Be Offered It
News   Jun 07, 2021

The UK Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has authorized an extension to the UK approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (BNT162b2), permitting its use in children aged 12–15.

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