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Using sponges to wipe out cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Manzamine A, a natural product derived from certain groups of sponges, can block the growth of cervical cancer cells, report researchers. Manzamine A targets a protein that is highly expressed in many cancers, including cervical cancer,... more
The Latest: Turkey passes 500 coronavirus deaths  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Turkey’s health minister reported 76 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll in the country to 501 more
Rapid infectious disease shifts in Chinese children and adolescents prior to COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Deaths of children and adolescents in China due to infectious diseases were becoming rare prior to the covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study. more
The Latest: Lombardy region makes people wear masks outside  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Italy’s virus-ravaged Lombardy region is now requiring residents to wear a protective mask when they go outside in a bid to further trim infections more
The Latest: DC surpasses 900 coronavirus cases  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
The District of Columbia has announced 145 new positive infections from the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total up to 902, with six new deaths bringing the total to 15 more
A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
Tens of thousands of U.S. medical workers are suddenly out of work as casualties of measures to prioritize coronavirus patients at hospitals and of the economic troubles the crisis is... more
Hunt for medical supplies creates marketplace of desperation  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
Intense global demand to get protective equipment for doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus battle is prompting states and hospitals to compete against themselves in a shady marketplace... more
Why the coronavirus slipped past disease detectives  LIVE SCIENCE · 12 hours
Groups of scientists tasked with identifying pandemic-prone microbes like the novel coronavirus were stretched too far and thin. more
New York has been crushed by COVID-19. Will other US cities be spared?  LIVE SCIENCE · 13 hours
The number of coronavirus cases continue to shoot up in New York City, and are overwhelming the city's health care systems. Other... more
Front-line medical staff deaths grow, highlight virus risks  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
Air raid sirens sounded across China and flags flew at half staff in a tribute to victims of the coronavirus pandemic, including the health care “martyrs” who have died while fighting to... more
Deaths of doctors, nurses highlight virus risks they run  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
Air raid sirens sounded across China and flags flew at half staff in a tribute Saturday to victims of the coronavirus pandemic including the health care “martyrs” who have died... more
African elite who once sought treatment abroad are grounded  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
The coronavirus could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their own nations more
Competition for supplies sharpening as pandemic worsens  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
Scarce supplies of medical equipment are leading to growing competition within the U_S_ and among nations, in what one French politician called a “worldwide treasure hunt.” more
New family of molecules to join altered receptors in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
An article published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry shows a new family of molecules with high affinity to join imidazoline receptors,... more
Trial drug offers hope to block early infection of novel coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses... more
Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators  ABC NEWS · 24 hours
Some states and cities that have been shipped masks, gloves, ventilators and other essential equipment from the nation’s medical stockpile to fight the coronavirus have gotten an unwelcome surprise: the... more
The Latest: South Korea extends guidelines to slow spread  ABC NEWS · 24 hours
South Korea has extended government guidelines urging people to social distance to slow the spread of the coronavirus for two weeks as infections continue to grow in the densely populated... more
Deaths of Chinese children, adolescents from infectious diseases prior to COVID-19 found to be rare  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Deaths of children and adolescents in China due to infectious diseases were becoming rare prior to the COVID-19... more
I-Form uses 3D printing to provide PPE for health professionals fighting COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing (www.i-form.ie), is using its expertise in additive manufacturing (3D printing) to provide much-needed PPE (personal protective... more
Trump administration uses wartime powers to be first in line on medical supplies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The Trump administration quietly invoked the Defense Production Act to force medical suppliers in Texas and Colorado to sell to it first... more
COVID-19: Guidance to support healthcare staff having difficult conversations about end of life  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A Loughborough University academic is providing guidance to clinicians who are likely to be having - and training people who will have... more
IRB Barcelona and Amazon join forces to develop computational tool in the fight against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
There are currently more than 10,000 scientific articles related to coronavirus infections. In fact, in recent weeks, research... more
Study of rare genetic disorder that causes severe eyesight problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Nagano prefecture is home to a group of people effected with a rare genetic neurodegenerative disorder called familial amyloid polyneuropathies. This disease impacts the gene encoding protein transthyretin... more
First genome sequences of SARS-CoV-2 viruses in Austria openly available  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The first 21 SARS-CoV-2 genomes in Austria have now been completed and published within the scope of the “Mutational Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2” project recently launched by CeMM, the... more
Researchers develop a computer simulator that helps study evolution of COVID-19 in Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of Spanish researchers have designed and validated a simulator to enable study of the evolution of the COVID-19 illness in... more
Fox News’ Jesse Watters said travel bans ‘more critical in saving lives’ than COVID testing. He’s wrong.  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Defending President Donald Trump's coronavirus response, Fox News commentator Jesse Watters highlighted federal efforts... more
Australian scientists identify possible coronavirus drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A collaborative study led by Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute in Melbourne, Australia, with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity, has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world kills the virus... more
'Disaster' feared if sick moved to California nursing homes  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A California directive that could open the way for some patients sickened with COVID-19 to be sent from overburdened hospitals to nursing homes is being criticized by industry officials who... more
US urges masks as dramatic steps to combat virus roll out  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Trump administration is urging Americans to cover their faces in public to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and is limiting exports of medical supplies more
Instead of just flattening the COVID-19 curve, can we 'crush' it?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A veteran public health scholar argues we can defeat COVID-19 in just 10 weeks if we take a "concerted and determined" approach. more
The Latest: Trump uses law to prevent export of supplies  ABC NEWS · 1 day
President Donald Trump is directing FEMA to prevent export of N95 masks and surgical gloves under the Defense Production Act more
Metal-free activation of molecular oxygen by covalent triazine frameworks for selective aerobic oxidation  Science Magazine · 1 day
Oxygen activation is a critical step in ubiquitous heterogeneous oxidative processes, most prominently in catalysis, electrolysis, and pharmaceutical applications. We present here... more
Governor to seize ventilators for NYC's overtaxed hospitals  ABC NEWS · 1 day
With coronavirus deaths climbing rapidly in New York, the governor says he'll use his authority to take ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them more
How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists. Although it's not yet known how important this is to... more
New temperature sensing mechanism in plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Cell biologists reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected dynamics activated by temperature, and behaves differently depending on the temperature and type of light. As climate change warms the world, crop growth patterns and flowering times... more
Device that tracks location of nurses re-purposed to record patient mobility  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
By re-purposing badges originally designed to locate nurses and other hospital staff, scientists say they can precisely monitor how patients in the hospital are walking outside... more
Insurance marketplaces offer help with coronavirus job cuts  ABC NEWS · 1 day
More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic more
Experimental Drug Blocks Growth of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in Cell Cultures and Organoids  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A trial drug called APN01 or human recombinant soluble ACE2 (hrsACE2) can significantly block early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a paper published... more
Gabon bans eating of pangolin and bats amid pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Gabon's government on Friday banned the sale and eating of bats and pangolins, which are suspected of sparking the novel coronavirus in China where they are highly prized in traditional... more
COVID-19 has reached a Brazilian indigenous tribe  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A 20-year-old medical worker from Brazil's Kokoma tribe is the country's first indigenous person to contract the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. more
International Panel Releases Guidelines on Management of ICU Patients with COVID-19  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 panel, which includes 36 experts from 12 countries, has... more
Asymptomatic people may be fueling the coronavirus spread  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
For every person who tests positive, there's likely another handful of asymptomatic people who don't know they're infected. more
People tune out facts and trust their guts in medical emergencies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study shows that people are more likely to base decisions on anecdotal information instead of facts when they feel anxious and vulnerable. more
Salivary gland macrophages and tissue-resident CD8+ T cells cooperate for homeostatic organ surveillance  Science Magazine · 1 day
It is well established that tissue macrophages and tissue-resident memory CD8+ T cells (TRM) play important roles for pathogen sensing and rapid... more
Learning from our immunological history: What can SARS-CoV teach us about SARS-CoV-2?  Science Magazine · 1 day
Many strategies are being deployed to rapidly uncover targetable mechanisms of infection for SARS-CoV-2, and Hoffman et al. exploit our understanding and immunological experience... more
New treatment for childhood anxiety works by changing parent behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A study reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), is as efficacious as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of childhood... more
Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic's advance  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research. In laboratory experiments, the masks significantly... more
Even if you test negative for COVID-19, assume you have it, experts say  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
No diagnostic test is 100% accurate, but experts have still expressed concern at the accuracy of the COVID-19 tests. more
Field hospital to be set up at University of Kentucky  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The University of Kentucky has announced plans to construct a 400-bed field hospital at its Lexington campus more
Tissue dynamics provide clues to human disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have studied oscillating patterns of gene expression, coordinated across time and space within a tissue grown in vitro, to explore the molecular causes of a rare human hereditary disease known as spondylocostal dysostosis. more
An antibiotic masquerading as a natural compound in the Giant Madeiran Squill  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A previous study has shown that a type of squill growing in Madeira produces a chemical compound that may be useful as a medicinal... more
COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Researchers expect that COVID-19-related school closures will double out-of-school time this year for... more
Treating COVID-19 in a patient with multiple myeloma  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A case study of a patient in Wuhan, China, suggests that the immunosuppressant tocilizumab may be an effective COVID-19 treatment for very ill patients who also have multiple myeloma and other blood... more
Coronavirus: Virological findings from patients treated in a Munich hospital  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research has detailed the clinical course and treatment of Germany's first group of COVID-19 patients. Criteria may now be developed to determine the earliest point at which... more
Developing personalized vaccines with biomimetic nanotechnology  nanowerk · 1 day
Nanotechnology offers many benefits that can be leveraged to increase the potency of vaccine formulations. For anticancer vaccination, antigenic material can be collected directly from a patient's resected tumor, formulated into a biomimetic nanoparticle, and then... more
Science News » Supporting Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic  NIMH · 1 day
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful – it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense... more
Masks do reduce spread of flu and some coronaviruses, study finds  REUTERS · 1 day
Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers... more
An antibiotic masquerading as a natural compound in the giant Madeiran squill  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A previous study has shown that a type of squill growing in Madeira produces a chemical compound that may be useful as a medicinal... more
Cuomo orders shift in ventilators to overwhelmed hospitals  ABC NEWS · 1 day
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he will order ventilators be redeployed to overwhelmed New York City area hospitals from other places amid alarming increases in COVID-19-related deaths and hospitalizations more
Governor to take ventilators for NYC as hospitals buckle  ABC NEWS · 1 day
With coronavirus deaths climbing rapidly in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to take ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t... more
To divide or not to divide? The mother cell may decide  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have found that it's actually the mother cell that determines if its daughter cells will divide. The finding sheds new light on the cell cycle... more
Prince Charles opens new London hospital for virus patients  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Prince Charles has remotely opened a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients at London’s main exhibition center as the number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in the U.K. surpassed China’s official total more
Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election year politics as they focus on protecting their families... more
Francis Crick Institute and UCLH play vital role in national COVID-19 testing effort  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
NHS staff testing for COVID-19 has been boosted by repurposing the Francis Crick Institute’s laboratory facilities as a testing facility, to help... more
IBM Watson Assistant for Citizens provides responses to common COVID-19 queries  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
With COVID-19 affecting 206 countries, areas and territories, IBM is helping government agencies, healthcare organizations and academic institutions throughout the world use AI to put critical... more
GlobalData: Rapid POC tests to accelerate testing capacity for diagnosing COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
There is a current worldwide lack of testing capacity for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The frontline response for diagnosing COVID-19 has been polymerase chain reaction... more
Scotland-based virtual tissue biobank plays key role in the battle against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A Scotland-based virtual biobank dealing in ethically sourced human tissue samples is helping to speed up the provision of COVID-19 samples for researchers and... more
COVID-19 adversely impacts patients with cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
COVID-19 has a significant impact on patients with pre-existing conditions, many of which fall under the cardiovascular and metabolic disorder category. more
UK diagnostics firm develops rapid test to fight against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of UK biotech experts are close to delivering a sophisticated and affordable testing technology that will complement the simple binary COVID-19 tests currently in use. more
Investigating Human Disease with Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Dr. Andrew Webb describes how his lab uses mass spectrometry-based techniques to understand the role of post-translational modifications in human disease. more
First SARS-CoV-2 genomes in Austria openly available  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The COVID-19 outbreak caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 12 March 2020. It is thought to have been transmitted from wild animals to humans... more
COVID-19 and labour constraints: Recalling former health care workers not enough  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
While the COVID-19 pandemic has already resulted in mass layoffs in several industries, other essential industries will instead face critical workforce shortages, according to a new... more
Muscle protein abundant in the heart plays key role in blood clotting during heart attack  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A prevalent heart protein known as cardiac myosin, which is released into the body when a person suffers... more
Virus deals end to US hiring; Europe's hospitals buckle  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The coronavirus outbreak has snapped the United States’ record-breaking hiring streak of nearly 10 years more
Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarity  ABC NEWS · 2 days
From tiny San Marino wedged next to two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the coronavirus outbreak to more economically powerful nations like Italy, countries are running up against export bans and seizures in the... more
Starving pancreatic cancer of cysteine may kill tumor cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a new study of mice, researchers have found that an experimental drug that breaks down the amino acid cysteine slows pancreatic tumor growth by causing ferroptosis, an unusual form... more
Scientists show how parasitic infection causes seizures, psychiatric illness for some  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Neuroscientists describe how the common Toxoplasma gondii parasite prompts the loss of inhibitory signaling in the brain by altering the behavior of nearby cells called microglia. more
Most people consider becoming vegetarian for their health  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers know that people are motivated to be vegetarian for different reasons -- the most common in western cultures being health, the environment and animal rights. more
Lifestyle changes could delay memory problems in old age, depending on our genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have shown that how we respond to changes in nutrients at a molecular level plays an important role in the aging... more
Genome variation gives insight into coronavirus spread  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As SARS-CoV-2 has spread around the world, its transmission rate has varied alongside variations in its genome, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis. Surveillance of the virus genome may help public... more
St George's, University of London focuses entire research on tackling coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
St George's, University of London, the UK's specialist health university, is focusing all its ongoing research on tackling coronavirus. more
NYC mayor urges national enlistment program for doctors  ABC NEWS · 2 days
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses to handle an expected surge in coronavirus cases in New York and other places... more
Florida finally takes cruise passengers, some on stretchers  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Passengers from an ill-fated cruise are being allowed to touch dry land for the first time in weeks more
UPV leads development of new mechanical ventilator for patients with COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Universitat Politècnica de València has led the development of a new mechanical ventilator, ready for a quick industrial production. It would provide hospitals with these... more
Europe's hospitals buckle under the crush of the coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Coronavirus deaths are mounting with alarming speed in Spain, Italy and New York, the most lethal hot spot in the United States more
COVID-19: How satellites can help  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has virtually paralyzed daily life as we know it. Even when the spread of this highly infectious disease has been stemmed, the world will face huge challenges getting back to normal. To help support... more
Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorial  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Sidewalk vegetable markets are reopening in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began as residents prepare for a weekend memorial for health workers and others who died in the... more
Medicaid nearing ‘eye of the storm’ as newly unemployed look for coverage  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
As the coronavirus roils the economy and throws millions of Americans out of work, Medicaid is emerging as a default insurance plan for many... more
The Latest: Prince Charles opens new hospital in London  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Prince Charles has formally opened the new Nightingale Hospital at London's main exhibition and conference center more
As the country disinfects, diabetes patients can’t find rubbing alcohol  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
While the masses hunt for toilet paper, Caroline Gregory and other people with diabetes are on a different mission: scouring stores for the rubbing alcohol or alcohol swabs... more
Europe's hospitals bow under the weight of coronavirus crush  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Coronavirus deaths are mounting with alarming speed in Spain, Italy and New York, the most lethal hot spot in the United States more
Smart surfaces for space hygiene  ESA · 2 days
While efforts continue to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus on Earth, a space-based experiment called Matiss has been investigating how ‘smart surfaces’ on the... more
The Latest: German official says deaths likely undercounted  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The head of Germany’s disease control agency says the number of people who die of COVID-19 is likely being undercounted more
New molecular mechanism that regulates the sentinel cells of the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A study suggests that it may be possible to regulate macrophages with drugs that modulate the nuclear receptor RXR. more
The Latest: Prince Charles to officially open new hospital  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Britain's Prince Charles is set to officially open the new Nightingale Hospital that has been built at the site of a huge exhibition center in east London more
"We love you NHS": UK health service gears up for virus peak  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Britain's National Health Service, the cornerstone of the nation's post-war welfare state, may be stretched to the breaking point in the coming weeks more
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