Luck or biology? Experts explain why some people seem to dodge COVID infection

In the third year of the pandemic, the vast majority of Americans have been infected with COVID-19 at least once. In Australia, new research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Kirby Institute shows more than 46 percent of the population had been infected by June. The lucky few who haven’t been infected have … Read more

Our mistakes with COVID are repeating with monkeypox

Knowledge is power — but only if you use it. We know about viruses and how they reproduce. We know about evolution through gene mutation and natural selection winning resulting variants. We know about global impact of those forces of evolution leading to the rise and pandemic spread of viruses like SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. … Read more

COVID vaccine patch fights variants better than needles

A needle-free vaccine patch could better fight COVID-19 variants, such as Omicron and Delta, than a traditional needle vaccine according to a University of Queensland study in mice. A needle-free vaccine patch could better fight COVID-19 variants, such as Omicron and Delta, than a traditional needle vaccine according to a University of Queensland study in … Read more

Health briefs: Monkeypox emergency, President’s COVID, Interact board members, Wood Hudson news

Monkeypox a global emergency The chief of the World Health Organization told news organizations that expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 counties is an “extraordinary” occurrence qualifying as a global emergency. A global emergency is WHO’s highest level of alert. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the monkeypox outbreak has spread around the world … Read more

International study identifies risks for Long COVID in children

Nearly 6 percent of children who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with COVID-19 reported symptoms of long COVID 90 days later, according to a study conducted in eight countries and published in JAMA Network Open. Initial hospitalization of 48 or more hours, four or more symptoms at the initial ED visit, and age 14 … Read more

Molecular Biology Enzymes Market Future Forecast and Covid 19

Molecular Biology Enzymes Molecular Biology Enzymes Market 2022 Forecast to 2028 research provides accurate economic, global, and country-level predictions and analyses. It provides a comprehensive perspective of the competitive market as well as an in-depth supply chain analysis to assist businesses in identifying major changes in industry practices. The market report also examines the current … Read more

Rensselaer researchers receive $3.5 million grant for development of COVID antiviral drug – BIOENGINEER.ORG

TROY, NY – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers Gaetano Montelione and Christopher Cioffi will use a five-year, $ 3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to develop a low-dose, oral COVID antiviral drug that can be administered at home. Dr. Montelione is … Read more

Biological E gets WHO nod to be additional facility for production of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Biological E has received the WHO nod to be an additional facility for production of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. “Congratulations to @biological_e on its @WHO approval as an additional manufacturing site for the Janssen / Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine! Great progress for the Quad Vaccine and #USIndiaHealth partnerships through … Read more

Study on the underlying biology of long COVID

In a recent article published in the Science Translational Medicine journal, researchers analyzed prolonged and unique implications of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in humans and hamsters following recovery. ​​​​​​​Study: SARS-CoV-2 infection in hamsters and humans results in lasting and unique systemic perturbations post recovery. Image Credit: Donkeyworx / Shutterstock Background SARS-CoV-2 … Read more

Study explains molecular basis of long COVID

A new study provides a better understanding of how the pandemic virus causes depression, anxiety, and loss of concentration known as “brain fog” in patients that develop long COVID. In most individuals, the virus, SARS-CoV-2, is successfully cleared by the immune system, but some struggle with prolonged complications, the cause of which is unknown. Led … Read more