High COVID-19 risk among health care workers, especially those from minority backgrounds
(Massachusetts General Hospital) At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and the UK, frontline healthcare workers -- Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds -- faced much higher risks of testing positive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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SARS-CoV-2 screening strategies for safe reopening of college campuses
This study defines the screening performance standards for SARS-CoV-2 tests that would permit the safe return of students to US residential college campuses this fall. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Targetable biological mechanisms implicated in emergent psychiatric conditions associated with SARS-CoV-2
(JAMA Network) Targetable biological mechanisms implicated in emergent psychiatric conditions associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection are discussed in this Viewpoint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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NIH delivering new COVID-19 testing technologies to meet US demand
(NIH/Office of the Director) The National Institutes of Health is investing $248.7 million in new technologies to address challenges associated with COVID-19 testing (which detects SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus). NIH's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative has awarded contracts to seven biomedical diagnostic companies to support a range of new lab-based and point-of-care tests that could significantly increase the number, type and availability of tests by millions per week as early as September 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Low-cost moist heat treatment of N95 masks eliminates SARS-CoV-2, bacteria
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) A new study shows that moist heat treatment of N95 masks eliminates severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and bacteria, which would allow reuse of these scarce resources. The study is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2020/07/30/cmaj.201203. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Proving immersion matters: UVA pioneers engineering-to-medicine faculty fellowships
(University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science) The University of Virginia's Center for Engineering in Medicine has announced its newest round of faculty fellowships that embed UVA Engineering faculty members within the UVA School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Study reveals COVID-19 transmission rate on trains
(University of Southampton) A study by scientists from the University of Southampton has examined the chances of catching COVID-19 in a train carriage carrying an infectious person. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Gale & Ira Drukier Prize in Children's Health Research awarded to two leading pediatricians
(Weill Cornell Medicine) Dr. Sallie Permar, a physician-scientist who investigates the prevention and treatment of neonatal viral infections, and Dr. Stephen Patrick, a neonatologist focused on the impact of the opioid epidemic on pregnant women and infants, have been jointly awarded the fifth annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children's Health Research, Weill Cornell Medicine announced today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Mandatory country-wide BCG vaccination found to correlate with slower growth rates of COVID-19 cases
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Scientists have found that countries with mandatory Bacillus Calmette-Gu é rin (BCG) vaccination until at least the year 2000 tended to exhibit slower infection and death rates during the first 30 days of the outbreak (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Young kids could spread COVID-19 as much as older children and adults
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) A study from Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago discovered that children younger than 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have much higher levels of genetic material for the virus in the nose compared to older children and adults. Findings, published in JAMA Pediatrics, point to the possibility that the youngest children transmit the virus as much as other age groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Outcomes in radiotherapy-treated patients with cancer during COVID-19
(JAMA Network) The delivery of radiotherapy in 209 patients with cancer during the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China, is evaluated in this case series. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission during flexible laryngoscopy
(JAMA Network) Researchers review evidence on the risks of aerosolization and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from patients to health care workers during endoscopy of the upper aerodigestive tract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Age-related differences in nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 levels in patients with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) Age-related differences in nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 levels in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 were investigated in this observational study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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NIH researchers discover new set of channels connecting malaria parasite and blood cells
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have discovered another set of pore-like holes, or channels, traversing the membrane-bound sac that encloses the deadliest malaria parasite as it infects red blood cells. The channels enable the transport of lipids--fat-like molecules--between the blood cell and parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The parasite draws lipids from the cell to sustain its growth and may also secrete other types of lipids to hijack cell functions to meet its needs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infe...
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The enemy within: Safeguarding against the spread of intracellular bacteria
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Melbourne researchers have revealed the multiple, intertwined cell death systems that prevent the spread of the 'intracellular' bacterium Salmonella, an important cause of typhoid fever which kills more than 100,000 people annually. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Rapid test for the determination of antibodies against Sars-Cov-2
(Ruhr-University Bochum) To determine immunity to Sars-Cov-2 and the effectiveness of potential vaccines, the amount of neutralising antibodies in the blood of recovered or vaccinated individuals must be determined. A traditional neutralisation test usually takes two to three days and must be carried out with infectious coronaviruses in a laboratory complying to biosafety level 3. A Swiss-German research team has launched a test that takes only 18 hours and doesn't have high biosafety requirements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine protects non-human primates
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) A leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, creates the groundwork for a newly launched COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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In defence mode: this is how Zika virus protects key parts of its genome
(Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati) To fight viruses, cells can deploy defence enzymes that progressively destroy viral genome. However, this degradation mechanism is not effective against epidemic viruses like Zika. In fact, the defence enzyme jams at precise points of the viral genome, which assumes a " defensive " conformation. This is how the virus succeeds at protecting important pieces of its RNA inside infected cells, as demonstrated by a recent study coordinated by SISSA and published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Post-pandemic brave new world of agriculture
(University of Queensland) Recent events have shown how vulnerable the meat processing industry is to COVID-19. Professor Robert Henry says reducing risk of spreading infection in a future pandemic will require automation. But is the public ready for robots slaughtering and eviscerating animals to reduce the risk of infectious disease? And while there is ongoing resistance to GMOs and gene edited foods, Professor Henry says governments need policies to support these technologies, to safeguard regionally-based future food production. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Researchers find therapeutic targets to fight SARS-CoV-2
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Researchers from HSE University have developed new approaches for regulating the expression of ACE2 and TMPRSS2 enzymes, which play a crucial role in cell infection with SARS-CoV-2. The scholars discovered that small non-coding microRNA (miRNA) molecules are capable of performing a targeted decrease in ACE2 and TMPRSS2. The results of the study have been published in PLOS ONE journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Characteristics of nursing homes with residents infected with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) Characteristics of nursing homes that reported COVID-19 cases in 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Face-touching behaviors before, during COVID-19 pandemic
(JAMA Network) Videos recorded in public transportation stations, streets and parks among the general population in China, Japan, South Korea, Western Europe and in the United States were used to analyze mask-wearing and face-touching behavior in public areas before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Mood homeostasis before, during COVID-19 lockdown
(JAMA Network) Mood homeostasis (the ability to stabilize your mood with mood-modifying activities) before and during the COVID-19 lockdown among Dutch students was investigated in this observational study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Association between statewide school closure, COVID-19 incidence, mortality in US
(JAMA Network) This population epidemiology study estimates associations of school closures in the U.S. and the timing of those closures in March with change in daily COVID-19 incidence and mortality through the first week of May, accounting for other existing public health interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Slowing down a 'helper' cell may someday make vaccines more effective for seniors
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Suppressing IL-10 production from 'Tfh 10' cells within the immune systems of older people could make influenza vaccines more effective, according to new research led by experts from Cincinnati Children's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Reopening K-12 schools during COVID-19 pandemic
This article summarizes recommendations made in a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report about how to safely reopen and operate elementary and secondary schools for the 2020-2021 school year, which emphasizes the need for partnerships with public health officials and community leaders, and for transparent communication of risks and rewards that will result from every policy decision. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Cholesterol-lowering drug improved function of heart's arteries
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a pilot study of people living with HIV or high levels of cholesterol, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that a six-week course of a cholesterol-lowering medication improved the function of the coronary arteries that provide oxygen to the heart. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Reviews find children not major source of COVID-19, but family stress is high
(McMaster University) The review found among children who were infected, transmission was traced back to community and home settings or adults, rather than amongst children within daycares or schools even in jurisdictions where schools remained open or have since reopened. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. to publish Applied Biosafety
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) ABSA International has awarded the contract to publish their journal, Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International, to Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, effective 2021 (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Pregnant Black and Hispanic women five times more likely to be exposed to coronavirus
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Black and Hispanic pregnant women in Philadelphia are five times as likely as white and Asian women to have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, according to a new study led by Scott Hensley, Ph.D., an associate professor of Microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Karen Marie Puopolo, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Pediatrics and neonatologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Study reveals where first cases of COVID-19 outside China may have originated based on case travel histories
(The Lancet) " Our findings suggest that travel from just a few countries with substantial SARS-CoV-2 transmission may have seeded additional outbreaks around the world before the characterisation of COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020 " , says Dr Fatimah Dawood from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA, who co-led the research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine
(American College of Physicians) 1. Cardiac Endotheliitis and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome After COVID-19 ; 2. Body Mass Index and Risk for Intubation or Death in SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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COVID-19 risk model uses hospital data to guide decisions on social distancing
(University of Texas at Austin) With communities throughout the United States combating surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have created a framework that helps policymakers determine which data to track and when to take action to protect their communities. The model specifies a series of trigger points to help local entities know when to tighten social distancing measures to prevent hospitals from being overrun by virus patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Social distancing varies by income in US
(University of California - Davis) Wealthier communities went from being the most mobile before the COVID-19 pandemic to the least mobile, while poorer areas have gone from the least mobile to the most mobile, according to a UC Davis study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Community-level disparities in COVID-19 infections, deaths in large US metro areas
(JAMA Network) The association of neighborhood race/ethnicity and poverty with COVID-19 infections and related deaths in urban U.S. counties are examined in this observational study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Assessing inequities in COVID-19 deaths by race/ethnicity reported by CDC
(JAMA Network) Weighted and unweighted population data are compared to assess inequities in COVID-19 deaths by race/ethnicity as reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in   this   observational study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Medieval medicine remedy could provide new treatment for modern day infections
(University of Warwick) Antibiotic resistance is an increasing battle for scientists to overcome, as more antimicrobials are urgently needed to treat biofilm-associated infections. However scientists from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick say research into natural antimicrobials could provide candidates to fill the antibiotic discovery gap. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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New study finds racial disparities in COVID-19-related deaths exist beyond income differences in 10
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) New analyses by a team of researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine examine the interplay between race/ethnicity and income on COVID-19 cases and related deaths in 10 major US cities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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A practicable and reliable therapeutic strategy to treat SARS-CoV-2 infection
(Nanjing University School of Life Sciences) In a new study in Cell Discovery, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University and two other groups from Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Second Hospital of Nanjing present a novel finding that absorbed miRNA MIR2911 in honeysuckle decoction (HD) can directly target SARS-CoV-2 genes and inhibit viral replication. Drinking of HD accelerate the negative conversion of COVID-19 patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Pitt collaborative receives $7 million for COVID-19 outpatient convalescent plasma therapy
(University of Pittsburgh) A team of University of Pittsburgh, Michigan Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina and Stanford Medicine. researchers were recently awarded funds from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in collaboration with Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling more than $7 million to study the role of convalescent plasma in mitigating symptoms of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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The mystery of the less deadly mosquito nets
(James Cook University) Research published in Nature Communications shows that insecticide-treated mosquito nets, the mainstay in the global battle against malaria, are not providing the protection they once did - and scientists say that's a cause for serious concern in tropical and subtropical countries around the globe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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How will the population accept COVID-19 tracing apps?
(University of G ö ttingen) Coronavirus tracing applications for the detection of infection chains are currently being developed and made available. Contact-tracing apps are a central component of national strategies for relaxing restrictions. However, for these apps to be successful, they must be widely accepted and used by most of the population. Researchers led by the University of G ö ttingen investigated how decision-makers can use app designs to achieve mass acceptance. Results appeared in the European Journal of Information Systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Study: COVID-19 pandemic has negatively influenced subjective well-being
(Universit ä t Leipzig) The COVID-19 pandemic has also affected many people's subjective well-being. This is the result of a long-term study involving 979 people from Germany conducted by psychologists from Leipzig University and Saint Louis University. It found that in the early stage of the pandemic average life satisfaction and the experience of positive feelings decreased significantly. The findings have now been published in " American Psychologist " (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Immunoprotein impairs Sars-Cov-2
(Ruhr-University Bochum) A protein produced by the human immune system can strongly inhibit corona viruses, including Sars-Cov-2, the pathogen causing Covid-19. An international team from Germany, Switzerland and the USA successfully showed that the LY6E-Protein prevents coronaviruses from causing an infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Researchers identify evolutionary origins of SARS-CoV-2
(Penn State) By reconstructing the evolutionary history of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, an international research team of Chinese, European and U.S. scientists has discovered that the lineage that gave rise to the virus has been circulating in bats for decades and likely includes other viruses with the ability to infect humans. The findings have implications for the prevention of future pandemics stemming from this lineage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Research suggests combating a pandemic is 500 times more expensive than preventing one
(Boston University) BU biologist and peers find investing in wildlife monitoring and deforestation could prevent costly pandemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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UCalgary researchers unlock new insights that could help with vaccine development
(University of Calgary) Researchers at the University of Calgary have unlocked new insights that may help with vaccine development for infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, and tuberculosis. The findings show that rather than enhancing protection, a highly polarized cell-mediated response that was believed to be protective was, in fact, detrimental. These observations into the regulation of immunity against infectious diseases could provide a more holistic framework to design vaccines against those infections that don't have one. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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The big gulp: Inside-out protection of parasitic worms against host defenses
(Morgridge Institute for Research) A team of developmental biologists at the Morgridge Institute for Research has discovered a means by which schistosomes, parasitic worms that infect more than 200 million people in tropical climates, are able to outfox the host's immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Outcomes of cardiovascular MRI in patients recovered from COVID-19
(JAMA Network) The presence of myocardial injury in patients recently recovered from COVID-19 are evaluated in this observational study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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Trial finds drug safe and effective in treating hep-c during pregnancy
(University of Pittsburgh) Critics of the universal hepatitis C screening argue that it's wasteful to test pregnant women for a disease that can't be immediately treated, but results of a small phase I clinical trial suggest otherwise: pregnancy could be an excellent time to diagnose and cure hepatitis C infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
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