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Can I develop a COVID infection from the vaccine?

Q: I’ve heard stories of people getting very sick from the vaccine. If I do decide to get it, do I run the risk of getting COVID-19 from the shot, and what is a typical reaction? A: Due to our body’s immune response to the vaccine—the response to which varies from person to person—it may

Six billion anti-COVID shots injected worldwide

More than six billion doses of anti-COVID vaccines have been given around the world, according to an AFP tally Wednesday based on official sources. The vaccination drive has reached a steady rhythm taking 29 days to clock up the sixth billion, almost the same speed as the fourth and fifth billion at 30 and 26

Novel device for exploratory imaging enables about 1,000 times more access to brain tissue

Science is examining the brain’s neural activity for applications ranging from innovative therapies for brain-related injuries and disease to computational learning architectures for artificial intelligence and deep neural networks. A research team has developed a tool that lets researchers see more of a live mouse’s brain, to make discoveries that can advance research into the

Mayo Clinic Again Named Best Hospital in US for Gynecology

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, again this year ranked as the top hospital for gynecology, according to US News and World Report, which released its annual rankings today. The top five hospitals for gynecology were the same this year and were in the same order. In second place again this year was Memorial Sloan

Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, public health communications put a special focus on helping high-risk populations, such as seniors, stay safe. Yet, information for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals has been inconsistent and hard to find. Though most pregnant people who become ill with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, pregnancy does increase the risk of being admitted

Further hope for BCG vaccine in stemming type 1 diabetes

At the recent 2021 Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) presented positive updates on their trials of the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine to safely and significantly lower blood sugars. In type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease which currently has no cure, T cells attack the pancreas and

Astronomy meets pathology to identify predictive biomarkers for cancer immunotherapy

Pairing sky-mapping algorithms with advanced immunofluorescence imaging of cancer biopsies, researchers at The Mark Foundation Center for Advanced Genomics and Imaging at Johns Hopkins University and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy developed a robust platform to guide immunotherapy by predicting which cancers will respond to specific therapies targeting the immune system. A new platform,

Cleveland clinic researchers identify new drug target for treating aggressive prostate cancer

According to new findings published in Science Translational Medicine, Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a promising drug target for treating and preventing aggressive, drug-resistant prostate cancer. The team, led by Nima Sharifi, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, demonstrated that inhibiting the protein H6PD led to significantly reduced tumor sizes and improved survival among