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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Coronavirus antibodies may disappear in a YEAR in mild cases

Coronavirus antibody levels plummet after three months for survivors of mild infections – and will likely DISAPPEAR within a year, study finds Researchers looked at 30 coronavirus patients with mild cases and four housemates who were presumed to have the virus Antibodies dropped sharply over the first three months and…

Gene-controlling mechanisms play key role in cancer progression

As cancer cells evolve, many of their genes become overactive while others are turned down. These genetic changes can help tumors grow out of control and become more aggressive, adapt to changing conditions, and eventually lead the tumor to metastasize and spread elsewhere in the body. MIT and Harvard University…

Researchers capture cell-level details of curved cornea

Researchers have, for the first time, acquired optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the curved layers of a person’s cornea with cell-level detail and a large viewing area. The new OCT instrument enables improved monitoring of eye diseases as well as general health conditions such as diabetes, which alter the…

Scientists discover coronavirus in EARS of two dead patients

Scientists discover coronavirus in the EARS of two dead Covid-positive patients as studies suggest hearing loss may be a rare symptom of the infection Researchers looked at three patients who tested positive for coronavirus before their deaths One patient had high viral loads in her right middle ear while another…

Research identifies how doctor-patient interactions can increase physical activity

Patients are open to have conversations about physical activity programs in the community to improve their health, if recommended by their doctor, new research led by the University of St. Andrews has found. The research, funded by the NHS Fife Endowment Fund, investigated the views of both primary care health professionals…

Sikh man creates longer face masks for people with beards and turbans

Despite research showing that masks provide some protection against spreading coronavirus, some people are still unwilling to wear face coverings. Research also shows that men are less willing tham women to gear up. But for some, the equipment might not be so protective. This is true for Sikh or Muslim…

Minnesota mom dies of coronavirus, weeks after giving birth on ventilator

Thousands of nurses head to Florida hot zone amid coronavirus pandemic South Florida is being considered the epicenter for the coronavirus resurgence, as the state experiences increase in positive cases and hospital capacity; Phil Keating reports from Miami. A Minnesota mother infected with coronavirus will never get the chance to…

Calcium channel subunits play a major role in autistic disorders

The ability of the human brain to process and store information is determined to a large extent by the connectivity between nerve cells. Chemical synapses are very important in this context as they constitute the interface for the transmission of information between individual nerve cells. Abnormalities in the formation of…