New book on < i > Influenza: The Cutting Edge < /i > from CSHLPress
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press)Influenza: The Cutting Edge, from the Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine collection, reviews cutting-edge research on the viruses that cause influenza, the molecular mechanisms of infection, the epidemiology of these viruses in humans and animals, and current strategies for designing vaccines and antivirals. This volume is an essential reference for all virologists, clinical and laboratory investigators, and physicians interested in reducing the global public health burden of influenza. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Kills Mink. They May Get a Vaccine.
The pandemic has been a powerful reminder that there is no clear barrier between viruses affecting animals and people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Minks (Animals) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Livestock Diseases Agriculture Department Zoetis Inc Denmark South Dakota your-feed-healthcare Medgene Labs (VST LLC) Source Type: news

With Little Data to Guide Them, Pregnant Health Care Workers Are Stepping Up to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Dr. Jacqueline Parchem, a maternal-fetal medicine physician at UTHealth in Houston, considers herself a private person. Even still, she logged on to Twitter on Dec. 22 and began drafting a series of posts. “Pregnant and unsure about the #COVID19 vaccine?” she wrote in a tweet that has now been liked more than 3,000 times. “You’re not alone. Got vaccinated today at 31 weeks [pregnant] and feel very fortunate. But it’s complicated.” Over the course of nine tweets, Parchem broke down the thinking that went into her difficult decision to get vaccinated during pregnancy. Ultimately, she wrote...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Here ’s What Joe Biden Can Do About the COVID-19 Pandemic Starting On His First Day as U.S. President
Every pandemic starts as a squall—a localized disturbance in a single city or town, causing all manner of problems there, but sparing the larger world outside. Squalls become storms, however, and storms become tempests and before long the entire world is being lashed by winds of disease and death that no one saw coming just a few months before. As President Joe Biden takes office, he is facing nothing short of a pathogenic typhoon, with COVID-19 raging around the world, nowhere more so than in the U.S., with some 24 million cases and 400,000 deaths—more than 20% of the global toll. If the pandemic unfolded in ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Nasal Spray Vaccine for COVID-19 in Early Trials
A spritz instead of a shot to ward off COVID-19? Researchers report that a nasal spray vaccine against the new coronavirus shows promise in animal testing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal Spray COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- A spritz instead of a shot to ward off COVID-19? Researchers report that a nasal spray vaccine against the new coronavirus shows promise in animal testing. Rodents that were given two doses of the vaccine had antibody and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination programme, PHE (updated 15th January 2021)
This collection of documents relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme. Recent updates: 15th January 2021 - added the use of human and animal products in vaccines guide. 14th January 2021 - added'COVID-19 vaccine monitoring reports'to the surveillance section; added'COVID-19: enhanced surveillance of cases in vaccinated individuals'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An adolescent's use of veterinary medicines: a case report exploring addiction - Kaggwa MM, Nuwamanya S, Ashaba S, Rukundo GZ, Harms S.
This case report describes a 17-year-old high school student serious suicide attempt using an injectable composite of veterinary medications (vitamins, vaccines, antibiotics, and antihelminthics) typically used to treat chickens. The use of this particul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Virus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Vaccines?
As we enter the second year of living with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus is celebrating its invasion of the world’s population with yet more mutated forms that help it to spread more easily from person to person. One, first detected in the U.K. in December, has already raised alarms about whether the COVID-19 virus is now escaping from the protection that vaccines just being rolled out now might provide. The variant has also been found in the U.S. Already, U.K. officials have tightened lockdowns in England, Scotland and Wales, and over the holidays, more than 40 countries banned travelers from the region ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Inside The Two Biotech Companies Working Together On A Covid-19 Vaccine For Cats
The shot could be effective for dogs, minks and zoo animals, too. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Giacomo Tognini, Forbes Staff Tags: Billionaires /worlds-billionaires Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

We Will Need to Update COVID Vaccines, Expert Says We Will Need to Update COVID Vaccines, Expert Says
With SARS-CoV-2 now endemic, the community needs to be prepared for it to evolve and for other viruses to jump from animals to humans, Eddie Holmes tells Eric Topol.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Results of comprehensive SARS-CoV-2 animal model study published in Nature Microbiology
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Findings by Texas Biomed and SNPRC scientists support the rhesus macaque as an excellent animal model for vaccine development; suggest baboon as an animal model for drug development. Results provide insight on the complex lung immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Defining animal models has been a critical step in advancing COVID-19 vaccines& therapeutics (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Our Invisible Universe of Grief
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. 🌞Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week we’ve got a meditation on invisible grief, tips on choosing a mental health app, a no-stress writing workshop suggestion, and stories of community giving. OUR INVISIBLE UNIVERSE OF GRIEF Early in the morning at the unruly park by my house, it feels like the before-times. Big dogs gallop by, chasing each other at full speed, nothing between them and the rise of the next ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

The Irreplaceable Grace Of an Ordinary Morning
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. 🌞Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week we’ve got a meditation on invisible grief, tips on choosing a mental health app, a no-stress writing workshop suggestion, and stories of community giving. OUR INVISIBLE UNIVERSE OF GRIEF Early in the morning at the unruly park by my house, it feels like the before-times. Big dogs gallop by, chasing each other at full speed, nothing between them and the rise of the next ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Variants
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has had a major impact on human health globally; infecting a large number of people; causing severe disease and associated long-term health sequelae; resulting in death and excess mortality, especially among older and vulnerable populations; interrupting routine healthcare services; disruptions to travel, trade, education and many other societal functions; and more broadly having a negative impact on peoples physical and mental health. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has received several reports of unusual public health events possibly due to variants of SARS-CoV-2....
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Reflecting Back and Imagining Forward
By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Dec 24 2020 (IPS) What a challenging year 2020 has been! A year of living dangerously – “Tahun vivere pericoloso”- perhaps these words of late President Soekarno of Indonesia are the best description. Fortunately, I managed to remain sane, reading and writing op-eds (mostly about the pandemic, here, here). Anis ChowdhuryI began the year 2020 with an interview with New Age (Dhaka, 12 Feb.), headlined, “We need to Democratise Politics” where I highlighted the perils of growing inequality and how it could be a greater threat than the evolving pandemic for the human race...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How Mink, Like Humans, Were Slammed by the Coronavirus
Rampaging infections at farms caused scandal, scientific head-scratching and a search for a vaccine — for mink. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Minks (Animals) Agriculture and Farming Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Direct Action Everywhere EcoHealth Alliance Epstein, Jonathan H Utah Denmark Fur your-feed-science Source Type: news

Reduction of Salmonella in swine after vaccination
Authorities acknowledge reduction of Salmonella after vaccination with Enterisol ® IleitisThe Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) accepted new language on the label of Enterisol ® Ileitis, the only global oral live Lawsonia intracellularis vaccine to control Ileitis in swine.Boehringer Ingelheim strives to continuously bring innovation to the market to improve animal health. (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - December 21, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

When the Earth Tilts Toward Hope
SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You, a new newsletter by Susanna Schrobsdorff, TIME Editor at Large, delivered to your inbox weekly. (A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You.) 🌞 Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week, we have some thoughts on the winter solstice, plus wise words from mindfulness expert, Sharon Salzberg, and some audio wellness. THE LONGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR My dad always knew what time the sun was going to set. Like a lot of photographers, he loved to take portraits in that singular hour before sunset when the light is soft and kind...
Source: TIME: Health - December 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Russia Is Developing A Covid-19 Vaccine For Pets And Mink
Domestic animals, such as cats and rabbits, are known to catch the virus and mink, the bedrock of the fur industry, have been culled in their millions due to widespread outbreaks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Lifestyle /lifestyle & Beauty /style-beauty Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Calls for Livestock Joint Vaccination
[Daily News] THE government has directed Tanzania Veterinary Association (TVA) to create a strategic joint vaccination programme for essential livestock diseases with the purpose of improving the sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

One-step method to generate mice for vaccine research
(Massachusetts General Hospital) To develop vaccines, scientists rely on a variety of animal models, including mice that can produce human antibodies through genetically engineered B cell receptors. These mice, however, often take several years to develop, requiring a complicated process of genetic modification and careful breeding. A Ragon Institute group has developed a one-step method, which uses CRISPR/Cas9 technology, to produce mice with genetically engineered human B cell receptors in just a few weeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK Health Officials Ask People With Significant Allergies To Avoid Pfizer COVID Vaccine
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Vaccine Dr. Mallika Marshall Pfizer Source Type: news

Gennova Biopharmaceuticals granted conditional permission for human clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine
The recommendations of the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19, which deliberated upon the proposal submitted by the firm for grant of permission to conduct phases 1 and 2 clinical trials along with animal toxicity study data, has been approved by DCGI. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New method for evaluating vaccine safety
(University of Turku) A research group at the University of Turku, Finland, has led the development of a new method to evaluate vaccine safety. The new method may significantly reduce the use of animal testing in the vaccine industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Data Demonstrate Long-Term Benefit of IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) as First-Line Treatment for High-Risk Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
This study highlighted the need for cytogenetic/molecular testing before CIT treatment, consistent with clinical treatment guidelines.[8],[9]Real-World Prognostic Biomarker Testing, Treatment Patterns, And Dosing Among Patients With CLL/SLL From the informCLL™ Prospective Observational Registry (Abstract #547)An oral presentation on Monday, December 7, will feature results from the informCLL™ real-world prospective observational registry assessing treatment patterns in the era of novel agents.4 Key Study Findings:· The most common index treatment was IMBRUVICA®; the majority of patients treated with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

A Post-Pandemic Bucket List (and What To Do In the Meantime)
A version of this article appeared in It’s Not Just You, a new newsletter by Susanna Schrobsdorff, TIME Editor at Large. Subscribe here to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox weekly. 🌞 Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week we have some thoughts on life after COVID, a Taraji P. Henson TIME100 Talks interview about being vulnerable, gorgeous words from poet Ross Gay, plus a callout for your personal Person of the Year. A POST-PANDEMIC BUCKET LIST Oh, the things we’ll do when the vaccines are distributed and the pandemic is over! Don’t we all have a post-COVID buck...
Source: TIME: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Disease-Free Survival Data from CAPTIVATE Study Demonstrate Benefit of IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib)-Based Regimen as Fixed Duration, First-Line Treatment for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
December 5, 2020 (RARITAN, N.J.) – New data from the Phase 2 CAPTIVATE study were presented today during an oral session at the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting (Abstract #123). The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) plus venetoclax in the treatment of adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) and showed that, after achieving undetectable minimal residual disease (uMRD) in both the blood and bone marrow with the IMBRUVICA® combination regimen, the one-year disease-free survival (DFS) of patients randomized ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Immune Response In Animals Good News For COVID-19 Vaccine Development
Researchers found that a class of antibodies in a monkey's blood provides protection from COVID-19. If that hold true for humans, a blood test may predict whether a vaccine candidate is working.(Image credit: CMB/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Cutting UK overseas aid could harm the fight against future pandemics | Matthew Baylis and Fiona Tomley
In our age of emerging pathogens, funding for global research into zoonotic diseases such as Covid-19, Ebola and Sars is vitalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThis year, we ’ve seen how a previously unknown animal virus can spill over into the human population in one country, pass rapidly between people, and spread across the world in days. With nearly1.5m reported deaths from Covid-19, the virus is a startling indication of how the health of the world ’s human population is inseparable from animals and the environment that we share with them.Treating health in a way that recogn...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Baylis and Fiona Tomley Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology Science Health World news Society Medical research Ebola Sars Aid UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Iran reports new daily infection record; Swiss advised against watching oom-pah bands
Singing and playing wind instruments ‘can increase risk of infection’, say Swiss authorities; Iran tightens pandemic measures byall but closing government officesNorth Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates5.56pmGMT5.43pmGMTThe world ’soldest surviving provincial zoo is being relocated from the prime location in Bristol, south westEngland, that has been ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Josh Halliday, Ben Doherty and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science US news Source Type: news

Denmark Wants To Exhume ‘Zombie Mink’ Rising From Mass Graves While Scientists Warn Of Permanent Covid-19 Pandemic Risk
The government ordered the culling of 17 million mink after the animals spread a mutant Covid-19 strain to humans that threatened the effectiveness of vaccines in development. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Leadership /leadership Lifestyle /lifestyle & Beauty /style-beauty Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Therapeutic PD-1 cancer vaccine shown to be safe and effective in animal study
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) A study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC -- James) described a potential therapeutic anticancer vaccine that frees suppressed cancer-killing immune cells, enabling them to attack and destroy a tumor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Covid vaccine technology pioneer: 'I never doubted it would work'
Katalin Karik ó’s mRNA research helped pave way for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna’s successful workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Hungarian-born biochemist who helped pioneer the research behind the mRNA technology used in the two Covid-19 vaccines showing positive results believes it was always a no-brainer.“I never doubted it would work,” Katalin Karikó told the Guardian. “I had seen the data from animal studies, and I was expecting it. I always wished that I would live long enough to see something that I’ve worked on be approved.&rdqu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Medical research Biochemistry and molecular biology Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Health Society World news Science UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Russia exceeds 2m cases; Danish mink Covid mutation 'most likely extinct'
Russia passes landmark number as 23,610 new cases reported;Denmark says no further cases of mutation since mid-SeptemberUS passes grim landmark of 250,000 deathsHospital doctor gives birth to twins in coronavirus comaOxford vaccine could build immunity in older people, says studyCovid-19 vaccine: who are countries prioritising for first doses?UK coronavirus updates - live11.51amGMTThe year 2020 has been transformative for how society seesfatherhood, and could produce the most profound shift in caring responsibilities since the second world war, according to researchers, business leaders and campaigners.Research has shown t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus US news UK news Europe Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Detection of new SARS-CoV-2 variants related to mink, ECDC
Since April 2020, when the first SARS-CoV-2 infection was reported in the Netherlands in a mink and subsequently in a mink farm worker, it has been established that human-to-mink and mink-to-human transmission can occur [1]. Since then, infections in mink have been reported in Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United States [2]. On 5 November 2020, Denmark reported 214 human COVID-19 cases infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus variants related to mink, as well as infected mink at more than 200 mink farms. Most human and animal cases reported since June 2020 have been in the North Jutland Region. The SARS-CoV-2 variants detect...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Until a Vaccine Arrives, a Worrisome Road Ahead
In an interview, the science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. says that medical help is coming, but the fight is far from over. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adriana Balsamo Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Contact Tracing (Public Health) Vaccination and Immunization Minks (Animals) Newspapers Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) McNeil, Donald G Jr Food and Drug Administration Pfizer Inc Source Type: news

Mimicking SARS-CoV-2 nasal infection in monkeys
(PLOS) A new rhesus macaque animal model recapitulates the clinical and pathological manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) observed in humans by mimicking natural infection via the nasal route, according to a study published November 12 in the open-access journalPLOS Pathogens by Longding Liu, Qihan Li, Zhanlong He, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, the new animal model could lead to effective treatments or vaccines for COVID-19, which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Issues Recommendations for Certain High-Risk Groups Regarding Mercury-Containing Dental Amalgam
 For Immediate Release:September 24, 2020Statement From:Director - CDRH Offices: Office of the Center DirectorDr. Jeffrey E. Shuren MD, JDPart of our role in protecting patients is to regularly evaluate, monitor and update scientific evidence on the risks from medical devices —including issues related to the materials used in devices, such as metals. In the case of implanted and inserted medical devices, where materials may be in contact with the body for extended periods of time, we evaluate safety issues involved with, among other things, the body’s long-term expos ure to certain materials, taking into a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Covid Pandemic: Broadening the Discourse
Thailand’s COVID-19 response an example of resilience and solidarity: a UN Resident Coordinator’s BlogBy Asoka BandarageCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov 10 2020 (IPS) SARS-CoV-2, the corona virus that causes COVID-19, has been spreading exponentially across the world over the last ten or so months. As of November 6th, according to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, there have been 49,195,581 cases of COVID-19, including 1,241,031 deaths. More than a third of the global population has been placed on lockdown. The global economy is experiencing the deepest global recession since World War 2 and m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asoka Bandarage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mink and the Coronavirus: What We Know
Mink are the only animal known to both catch the virus from people and transmit it to them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Minks (Animals) Vaccination and Immunization Agriculture and Farming World Health Organization Denmark Italy Netherlands Spain Sweden United States your-feed-animals Source Type: news

Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern
Mink in Denmark are not the only animals that could become reservoirs for the coronavirus to spread new mutations to people. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: James Gorman Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Minks (Animals) Monkeys and Apes Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Reserves Genetics and Heredity Vaccination and Immunization Tufts University University of Calgary University of Wisconsin World Health Organization Source Type: news

Veterinary workers cull 17 million Danish mink to halt new Covid
The animals were carrying a new strain of the virus, possibly vaccine-resistant, and infected several hundred peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVeterinary workers have begun the gruesome business of gassing and then burning 17 million mink in Danish farms in a bid to halt further spread of a Covid-19 mutation from the animals to humans.The decision to cull the country ’s mink population was made after several hundred people became infected with a new strain of Covid-19 that had infected the animals. Researchers have warned this strain could be more resistant to vaccines.Continue ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Coronavirus Animal welfare Denmark Europe World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Science Society Animals Source Type: news

Janssen Headlines American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting With More Than 35 Presentations Highlighting Deep, Diverse Oncology Pipeline and Portfolio
RARITAN, N.J., November 5, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today more than 35 company-sponsored studies, including 10 oral presentations, will be featured at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place virtually December 5-8, 2020.In multiple myeloma, highlights include Phase 1b/2 results for the B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-targeted chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel); new and updated data for the anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody DARZALEX® (daratumumab) and the subcutane...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Denmark to Cull 17 Million Mink Amid SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Concerns
Government authorities say because the animals are good hosts of the novel coronavirus, and this new viral variant could undermine vaccine efforts against COVID-19, they are destroying the nation's... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 5, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Denmark Will Kill All Farmed Mink, Citing Covid Infections
Government officials said on Wednesday that a mutation in the virus could interfere with vaccine effectiveness in humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Minks (Animals) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Agriculture and Farming Vaccination and Immunization Denmark your-feed-science Source Type: news

Denmark to Cull Entire Mink Herd Amid Mutation Fears Denmark to Cull Entire Mink Herd Amid Mutation Fears
Denmark will cull its entire herd of up to 17 million mink after a mutation of the coronavirus found in the animals spread to humans, posing risk to any possible future vaccine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Denmark announces cull of 15 million mink over Covid mutation fears
Mutated virus infects 12 humans, sparking concerns that effectiveness of future vaccine could be affectedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world ’s largest mink producer, Denmark, says it plans to cull more than 15 million of the animals, due to fears that a Covid-19 mutation moving from mink to humans could jeopardise future vaccines.At apress conference on Wednesday, the Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, said 12 people are already infected with the mutated virus and that the mink are now considered a public health risk.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Kevany and wires Tags: Denmark Coronavirus Farming Infectious diseases Environment Microbiology Science Europe World news Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About the Search for a COVID Vaccine
FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 -- Forty-five potential vaccines for COVID-19 are being tested in human trials and many more are being tested in animals. Researchers are using several approaches to trigger an immune response against SARS-CoV-2, the virus... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UCLA researchers create millions of diverse T cells from a single blood stem cell
Researchers at the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have developed a way to make mouse thymus organoids  that can be grown in the lab, each one about 2 millimeters in size.The advance will enable them to follow the precise path by which T cells — critical players in the immune system — are formed from blood stem cells inside the thymus, a small gland in the middle of the chest.In 2017, UCLA ’sDr. Gay Crooks and her colleaguesdevelopeda lab-grown human thymus organoid— a cluster of cells that mimics the thymus. Using the organoid, her...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news