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Blood type and COVID-19 severity: Type O may help; Type A may hurt, study says

Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were ...
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New COVID-19 treatment guidelines coming after inexpensive steroid cuts death rate among hardest-hit patients in trial

Trial results announced on Tuesday [June 16] by researchers in Britain showed dexamethasone, used since the 1960s to reduce inflammation ...
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‘This virus has ruined my life’: Some COVID-19 patients have suffered through symptoms for months—with no end in sight

About 80 percent of [COVID-19] infections, according to the World Health Organization, “are mild or asymptomatic,” and patients recover after ...
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How supercomputing is taking on the COVID-19 pandemic

In “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams, the haughty supercomputer Deep Thought is asked whether he can ...
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Eerily similar? Examining fates of the rich and poor during COVID-19 and 14th century Black Death pandemics

We're seeing this happen all over again with coronavirus ...
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Regeneron’s COVID-19 antibody ‘cocktail’ therapy enters clinical trials—could be ready for emergency use in the fall

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. said [June 11 that] it is beginning to test in humans a potential coronavirus drug, the latest ...
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GMO goats can produce ‘blockbuster’ cancer drug in their milk, which could slash prices for patients

Goats can be genetically modified to produce a common cancer drug in their milk, which could slash its production costs ...
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Why controlling COVID-19 outbreaks could make it harder to test a vaccine

The aim is a vaccine by January, and money is no object. On May 21, the US said it would ...
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‘Serious side effects’: FDA revokes emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

The Food and Drug Administration on [June 15] said it had withdrawn an emergency approval for use of the malaria ...
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Fighting cancer by boosting the body’s immune system with genetically engineered bacteria

Our immune system can defeat cancer. Immune cells can directly attack cancer cells or produce proteins that don’t let tumors ...
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Older vaccines for polio and tuberculosis could ‘rev up’ the body’s immune system to counter COVID-19

Two tried-and-true vaccines — a century-old inoculation against tuberculosis and a decades-old polio vaccine once given as a sugar cube ...
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Infographic: From the common cold to COVID-19, here’s our history with coronaviruses

On January 9 of this year, Chinese state media reported that a team of researchers led by Xu Jianguo had ...
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3 experimental COVID-19 vaccines set for critical testing phase this summer

The federal government plans to fund and conduct the decisive studies of three experimental coronavirus vaccines starting this summer, according ...
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COVID-19 treatment could be ready by September if Eli Lilly’s experimental antibody therapies are a success

Eli Lilly and Co could have a drug specifically designed to treat COVID-19 authorized for use as early as September ...
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Contact tracing promises to curb the spread of COVID-19 in New York–if privacy fears can be overcome

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers will be asked to disclose personal information this month as part of the city’s ...
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COVID-19 evolving to be less deadly? Experts challenge Italian doctor’s claims

Has the novel coronavirus in Italy changed in some significant way? That was the suggestion of a top doctor in ...
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Why a poorly designed coronavirus vaccine could actually make infections worse

Antibodies created during a first-time infection could, under very specific circumstances, end up enhancing the disease rather than protecting against ...
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Podcast: Retracted hydroxychloroquine-COVID studies backlash; Obesity cancer drugs? ‘Unbiased’ Guardian takes animal rights money

Two major studies which found that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine doesn't treat COVID-19 have been retracted. What does that mean ...
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The problem with winter: Indoor heating creates an easy pathway for coronavirus to spread

It is obvious that in winter, indoor heating causes a difference between indoor and outdoor temperature. But what we are ...
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COVID-19 vaccines unlikely to be ‘cure-alls’. That might not be such a bad thing

With a little luck and a lot of science, the world might in the not-too-distant future get vaccines against Covid-19 ...
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Coronavirus antibodies from GMO cows set for summer clinical trials

The latest recruits in the fight against COVID-19 are munching hay in a South Dakota barn. A biotech company has ...
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‘Partnership with sunlight’: Why staying inside all the time makes us vulnerable to infections

For the past two months, a sizable chunk of the world’s population has been shuttered inside their homes, only stepping ...
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Intriguing links between blood types and COVID-19 outcomes

Why do some people infected with the coronavirus suffer only mild symptoms, while others become deathly ill? Geneticists have been ...
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Hydroxychloroquine found ‘no better than placebo pills’ in preventing COVID-19 in high risk people, New England Journal of Medicine study finds

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, ...
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Viewpoint: At-home test detects cervical cancer early. It should be available to all women

I’m a public health nurse who has spent a career studying ways to better test women for the human papillomavirus ...
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Herd immunity alone isn’t enough to save us. Why a vaccine is critical

[G]etting to herd immunity without a vaccine isn’t as simple as the idea itself. A number of variables can affect ...
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US hospitals have ‘pulled way back’ on hydroxychloroquine use after studies identify safety risks

U.S. hospitals said they have pulled way back on the use of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by President Donald ...
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Top 5 most promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates

More than 100 vaccine efforts are currently underway in the global push to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ...
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