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CDC Warns That COVID-19 Vaccine Might Spur Transient Sickness

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 — At least three new COVID-19 vaccine candidates are already in the pipeline, with a roll-out expected early in the new year. But on Monday, experts attending a meeting of an advisory committee to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stressed that Americans who receive the vaccine should not […]

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Potential new therapies for Alzheimer’s are revealed through network modeling of its complex molecular interactions

Researchers from Mount Sinai and the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Japan have identified new molecular mechanisms driving late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD), as well as a promising therapeutic candidate for treatment, according to a study in the journal Neuron. LOAD is the most prevalent form of dementia among people over age 65, a […]

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Severe scoliosis in African-Americans focus of $3.2 million grant

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a five-year, $3.2 million grant to study the genetic basis of the musculoskeletal disorder scoliosis, and particularly how it affects African Americans and other underrepresented minorities. The grant was awarded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the […]

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Live Updates: NY Dems attend birthday party without masks amid surge in cases

Small businesses are ‘hanging on by a thread’ amid coronavirus restrictions: Emily Compagno Protesters take to streets after California issues new lockdown orders; reaction from ‘Outnumbered’ panel. High-profile Brooklyn Democrats came under fire last week for attending a birthday party at which many of the attendees were neither wearing a mask nor social distancing. Yet when news broke of […]

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FDA Authorizes Use of Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 — A combination of two monoclonal antibodies was granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday. The combination of casirivimab and imdevimab, which must be administered together by intravenous infusion, is approved for use in treating patients ages 12 years […]

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International virus sleuths expected to go to China soon: WHO

The World Health Organization said Monday it had received reassurances from Beijing that international experts would soon be able to travel to China to help investigate the animal origins of COVID-19. “We fully expect and have reassurances from our Chinese government colleagues that the trip to the field… will be facilitated, and as soon as […]

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Oxford COVID-19 vaccine up to 90% effective (with the right dose)

A third major coronavirus vaccine candidate has revealed promising results in late-stage trials, as researchers announced the so-called Oxford vaccine is around 70% effective in preventing COVID-19; and it can be 90% effective when given at a specific dose, according to a statement released on Monday (Nov. 23). The news follows recent announcements from Pfizer […]