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Virologists select SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate for clinical trials

Virologists at the Rega Institute at KU Leuven (Belgium) have developed a vaccine candidate that protects hamsters from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Theirs is one of the first vaccine candidates that is proven to protect lab animals from infection. The team aims to start clinical trials next Winter. Their findings are pending peer review,

Unique tool paves the way for more individualized cancer treatments

Making the latest research results available to doctors increases the opportunities for finding better individualized cancer treatment. For a few years, researchers at Karolinska Insititutet and several other universities have been working on building a digital tool which will make global genomic data easily available as support for treatment decisions. The results are now published

NIH ACTIV working group weighs human challenge studies for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development

In a Perspective for the New England Journal of Medicine, members of the National Institutes of Health’s Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) Vaccines Working Group assess practical considerations and prerequisites for using controlled human infection models (CHIMs), which can be used for human challenge studies, to support SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development. In the article,

Pregnant Lea Michele Steps Out for 1st Time Since 'Glee' Scandal

Getting back out there. Pregnant Lea Michele emerged for the first time since former costars accused her of creating toxic work environments. The actress, 33, went for a walk with her husband, Zandy Reich, in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 24. She showed off her bare baby bump in a black sports bra and matching leggings. Michele found

Jazzy 'J' Baby Names for Your Joyous New Arrival

If you were just taking a jaunt through our Baby Names from A to Z and you jumped straight to “J,” that definitely says something about you — and your jolly, jaunty baby on the way. Maybe the “G” names were a tad too glam, the “I” names iconic but intimidating. If you jive with

Lazy Keto Is the Diet for People Who Find Keto Restrictive

Sticking to the high-fat ketogenic diet is no easy feat. Say good bye to eating popcorn at the movies, or even sweet potatoes. The extremely low-carb plan eliminates many foods, making it difficult to follow long-term. A new spinoff called “lazy keto,” which as the name implies, requires less work, attempts to make the diet

New Beijing outbreak raises virus fears for rest of world

China raised its emergency warning to its second-highest level and canceled more than 60% of the flights to Beijing on Wednesday amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital. It was a sharp pullback for the nation that declared victory over COVID-19 in March and a message to the rest of the world about how

On the road again: COVID-19 safety tips for commuters

Many commuters are back on the road as COVID-19 restrictions are lifting across the country and businesses are reopening. For commuters using public transportation, car sharing services and carpooling, close proximity to fellow commuters may raise concerns about safety and risk of infection. That’s because COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through droplets

Low physical function and low muscle mass increase the risk for accelerated bone loss in older hip fracture patients

Low physical function and low muscle mass after hip fracture increased the risk for accelerated bone deterioration in older hip fracture patients. Acknowledgement of the risk factors is important for bone health and overall recovery. “Substantial decrements in physical function, muscle and bone strength occur after hip fracture, which markedly increase the risk for a

Researchers identify ‘hot spots’ for developing lymphatic vessels

When an embryo develops, a wide variety of proteins and enzymes trigger a series of biochemical reactions. The development of the lymphatic vasculature is crucially dependent on one specific protein—the growth factor VEGF-C. In order to become biologically active and to initiate downstream signaling events, the protein must first undergo processing steps. Thus far it

This Costco Scam Is Fooling Shoppers — Here's What to Look For

If you received an odd text from “Costco” about an “overcharge reimbursement” followed by a sketchy link, you’re not alone. This, fellow Costco shoppers, is a text scam; and no, you shouldn’t click on the link. Popular Costco fan Instagram account Costco Deals (@costcodeals) posted about the text scam yesterday, sharing it with their more

Is COVID-19 ‘One and done?’ experts ponder odds for reinfection

(HealthDay)—Let’s say you’re one of the more than 1.7 million people in the United States who’ve contracted COVID-19, and you’ve been fortunate enough to shake off the virus and recover. What happens when you encounter the COVID-19 coronavirus again? Reinfection is a major concern among public health officials as the nation moves toward reopening the