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Simple Corsi-Rosenthal boxes can help reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants

Simple Corsi-Rosenthal boxes can help reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants

A team of researchers from Brown University’s School of Public Health, Brown’s School of Engineering and the Silent Spring Institute found that simple air filtration devices called Corsi-Rosenthal boxes are effective in reducing indoor air pollutants. The study, which analyzed the effectiveness of Corsi-Rosenthal boxes installed at the School of Public Health to help prevent …

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The growing use of microfluidics in laboratories and hospitals

The growing use of microfluidics in laboratories and hospitals

Can you explain how Bartels Mikrotechnik’s experience benefits clients looking for rapid entry into microfluidic applications? Bartels Mikrotechnik has more than 26 years of experience in the microfluidic industry. During this time, we have done everything for our clients from using existing components in building systems to over-customizing them and creating our own products. This …

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Study: Conformational flexibility in neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 by naturally elicited anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Image Credit: Lightspring / Shutterstock

Discovery of antibodies that may eliminate the need for COVID vaccines

In a recent study published in the journal Communication biologyresearchers evaluated the efficacy of monoclonal antibodies (mAb) from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) convalescent donors infected with the Wuhan-1 strain against SARS-CoV-2 VOCs (variants of interest) such as Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Omicron. Study: Conformational flexibility in neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 by naturally …

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Study: Promising natural products against SARS-CoV-2: Structure, function, and clinical trials. Image Credit: Olga Larionova/Shutterstock

A review of natural products with promising potential against SARS-CoV-2

In a recent review published in Phytotherapy researchresearchers reviewed the existing literature on naturally active products with therapeutic efficacy against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Study: Promising natural products against SARS-CoV-2: Structure, function and clinical studies. Image credit: Olga Larionova/Shutterstock Studies have reported breakthrough infections with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and multiple mutations …

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Study: Dynamics of Competing SARS-Cov-2 Variants During the Omicron Epidemic in England. Image Credit: Mayboon / Shutterstock.com

Additional SARS-CoV-2 variants and sporadic epidemics may become the ‘new normal’

The outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) led to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has so far claimed more than 6.4 million deaths. Despite rigorous efforts to contain the transmission of the virus, SARS-CoV-2 spread rapidly and mutated several times. This led to the emergence of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 …

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Study: Sex-Differences in COVID-19 Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Disease Comorbidities. Image Credit: Kzenon/Shutterstock

Study reveals disparities in clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in the US based on gender

In a recent study published on Research Square* Preprint server, Researchers examined gender differences among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States (US). Study: Gender differences in the diagnosis of COVID-19, risk factors and disease comorbidities. Image credit: Kzenon/Shutterstock Studies report greater severity and mortality related to COVID-19 in men compared to …

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Antibody profiles of intrinsic viral proteins predict severe COVID-19 results

Antibody profiles of intrinsic viral proteins predict severe COVID-19 results

Most research on SARS-CoV-2 immunity and COVID-19 vaccine development has focused on antibody responses to spike protein and other viral surface proteins. But antibodies that recognize the virus’s intrinsic proteins may also be important for immunity and disease outcomes, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, the Georgia Institute of …

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The effect of corticosteroids on mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

In a recent study published on medRxiv* prepress server, researchers evaluated the impact of modern causal inference methods in estimating the effect of corticosteroids on coronavirus disease-related mortality 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Corticosteroids in COVID-19: Optimization of observational research through target trial emulations. Image credit: luchschenF / Shutterstock Observational research has provided great opportunities to understand …

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Efficacy of nirmatrelvirus therapy in preventing COVID-19 mortality and hospitalizations in high-risk patients during Omicron growth

At the end of 2021, there was a worldwide recovery of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to the occurrence of highly transmissible acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant Omicron. Omicron surpassed the Delta variant by the end of December 2021. At the beginning of January, Omicron spread considerably around the world, even in places …

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Las Vegas Chapel Company: No more Elvis-themed weddings

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Las Vegas Chapels of Love, which use the image of Elvis Presley, could become heart-breaking hotels. The licensing company, which controls the name and image of “The King,” is ordering Sin City chapel operators to stop using Elvis in themed ceremonies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday. At the beginning …

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From “zero to 100 it went really fast”: How business owners are coping with the new wedding boom – ABC Everyday

“We’ve been in two regimes since COVID, ‘ghost town’ and ‘fucking crazy.’” This is how wedding photographer Rick Liston sums up the last two years of working in the wedding industry in Victoria. What was it like to go from months without work to the tidal wave of weddings approaching you? I talked to a …

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Hospitals in Ontario are monitoring a worldwide shortage of contrast dye used for medical scans

Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:58 PM EDT The global lack of contrast dye has forced some hospitals in Ontario to limit or postpone some diagnostic imaging tests. Windsor Regional Hospital says it expects only half of its usual supply of iodinated contrast dye in the coming weeks and will …

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