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71 percent in U.S. report that they would get COVID-19 vaccine

Seventy-one percent of the U.S. public report that they would definitely or probably get a COVID-19 vaccine, marking an increase from 63 percent in September, according to the ongoing research project, the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor. The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor used a combination of surveys and focus groups to track the U.S. public’s attitudes

New LawAtlas data show widespread preemption efforts by US states in policy domains that could improve health

Across the US, states are increasingly using preemption to stymie local advancement of public health policy strategies, according to updated data released today to LawAtlas.org by the Center for Public Health Law Research and the National League of Cities with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The updated data capture state preemption of local

VRK1: A protein that reduces the survival of patients with neuroblastoma

Researchers from the Departments of Cell Biology and Medical Physiology at the University of Seville have identified that a high expression of the human protein VRK1 is associated with tumor aggressiveness and low survival among neuroblastoma patients. Aggressive neuroblastoma is one of the most common solid childhood cancers and causes disproportionately high mortality in affected

The Dog Breed That 24% Of People Agree Is The Best

Who doesn’t love dogs? They’re cuddly, loyal companions, and force us to get out and get some exercise and fresh air. Even when we would rather keep being lazy on the couch. Yes, we love our four-legged friends, no matter what type of breed they are. But when the question came up of which dog

Researchers discover treatment that suppresses liver cancer

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have discovered a treatment combination that significantly reduces tumor growth and extends the life span of mice with liver cancer. This discovery provides a potentially new therapeutic approach to treating one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. A cancer translational research team consisting of

Gene that protects against osteoarthritis identified

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common problems associated with aging, and although there are therapies to treat the pain that results from the breakdown of the cartilage that cushions joints, there are no available therapies to modify the course of the disease. However, working in a mouse model of the disorder, researchers at Washington

Dr. Fauci Warns That We May Be In For A Rough Winter

While we’re well on our way to a vaccine, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House coronavirus task force and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases warned that a surge of cases is coming this holiday season. “We have to be careful now

Virus that causes COVID-19 puts a plug in cellular defenses

One of the novel coronavirus’ most insidious tricks is that it can block the ability of cells to produce protective proteins without hindering its own ability to replicate. Now, a multidisciplinary team of Yale researchers has discovered how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, accomplishes this trick by blocking production of cellular proteins, including immune

Frequently used serology test may not detect antibodies that could confirm protection against reinfection of COVID-19

Two different types of detectable antibody responses in SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) tell very different stories and may indicate ways to enhance public health efforts against the disease, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein receptor binding domain (S-RBD) are speculated to neutralize virus infection, while

15 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

Two things are more central to weeknight cooking than chicken and slow-cookers. A slow-cooker takes much of the work out of cooking more involved meals, and chicken is the most popular and affordable kind of meat out there. So, what better way to ease your weeknight cooking load than to add a few more crowd-pleasing

Strong convictions can blind us to information that challenges them

When people are highly confident in a decision, they take in information that confirms their decision, but fail to process information which contradicts it, finds a UCL brain imaging study. The study, published in Nature Communications, helps to explain the neural processes that contribute to the confirmation bias entrenched in most people’s thought processes. Lead