Chula’s Faculty of Engineering joins hands with PTT to develop a 2 in1 face mask, an innovation that protects against PM2.5 dust particles and COVID-19 virus that can be reused more than 15 times, helps reduce waste, is pollution-free, and will be available for sale soon.
UAB experts explain some of the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
Chula researchers have found that “rutin” extract from orange peel can kill the COVID-19 virus. They are developing it into drugs while pointing out that drug research is still necessary along with vaccine research and suggesting that Thai people should adjust their views on herbs to create added value.
Chulalongkorn Veterinary Science (CUVET) unveils its latest effort in training a pack of sniffer dogs to detect people with COVID–19. The project first six reached 95% accuracy, and are ready for duty at airports in support of the normal screening process.
Just 51% of Americans expressed a clear willingness to take the COVID-19 vaccine compared to 71% of residents in the United Kingdom, according to a new study conducted by Michigan State University’s Quello Center during the first nine months of the pandemic. “The data suggests that due to the confusion that existed in American politics, with even our leaders at the highest levels casting doubt on the pandemic, the scientific message was muddled in the U.S., whereas in the U.K. there was a unifying voice,” said Johannes Bauer, director of MSU’s Quello Center and co-principal investigator on the research.
UVA Health is offering monoclonal antibody drugs for appropriate patients with COVID-19 who are at highest risk for developing severe symptoms and requiring hospitalization.
A three-year, $4.4 million Federal Communications Commission grant will enable UVA Health to expand its Interactive Home Monitoring care for patients with serious and chronic conditions, including COVID-19 and diabetes.
A team of investigators at NYU Langone Health has found that once hospitalized, Black patients (after controlling for other serious health conditions and neighborhood income) were less likely to have severe illness, die, or be discharged to hospice compared to White patients.
Anthony S. Fauci, MD, will discuss COVID-19 – including the latest on potential vaccines – in a free Zoom presentation at noon Nov. 18 during Medical Center Hour at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory investigated the binding properties of several hepatitis C drugs to determine how well they inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 main protease, a crucial protein enzyme that enables the novel coronavirus to reproduce. Inhibiting, or blocking, the protease from functioning is vital to stopping the virus from spreading in patients with COVID-19.
Three medical authors published a clinical decisions article in the New England Journal of Medicine documenting three approaches to managing elective surgery during COVID-19 given the same scenario.
By participating in a short clinical research study that begins this week, the University of Miami became the first college testing site for a quick, easy, and cost-effective Israeli-produced COVID-19 Breath Analyzer that could revolutionize coronavirus testing if approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A new study published in Risk Analysis, “Reinventing cloth masks in the face of pandemics,” by Stephen Salter, P.Eng., describes how Effective Fiber Mask Programs (EFMPs) can help communities find a balance between the economy and curbing community spread.
Faculty from several universities will present out-of-the-box ideas to elevate learning in virtual settings
This month’s issue of AJPH tackles health misinformation that has run rampant on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With cold and flu season underway, plus the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, infectious disease specialist Jeffrey Bender, MD, shares how to tell the difference between the three illnesses, and the most important thing parents can do to keep children safe.
According to Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD, the Ralph C Brown MD professor and chairperson of Rush’s Department of Internal Medicine, patients with COVID-19 experience elevated levels of soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR), an immune-derived pathogenic protein that is strongly predictive of kidney injury.
Rush University Medical Center is recruiting participants for a nationwide trial of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in England and AstraZeneca, a multinational pharmaceutical company.
Baylor Scott & White Health has launched expanded digital care options via the MyBSWHealth app and online portal to provide support for children who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Digital at-home monitoring has been available for adults ages 18 and older since May
Hackensack Meridian Health investigators expect to enroll 300 individuals.
Those who lead clinical trials for potential COVID-19 vaccines need to include more minorities. According to Marjorie A. Speers, executive director of non-profit Clinical Research Pathways and a former CDC official, Black and Latino patients are vastly under-represented in most…
As the global response to the SARS-COV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 approaches 200 days, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the research and development arm of Baylor Scott & White Health, is accelerating its pace of bringing clinical trials online.
Baylor Scott & White Research Institute continues to mobilize staff and resources, including components needed to integrate critical patient-safety measures at every participating site within the Baylor Scott & White system for industry sponsored drug trials, investigator-initiated drug trials and research studies, and observational and data studies designed to help increase knowledge around case trends, viral epidemiology, and care best practices.
Faculty members at Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are examining both intermediate materials and finished masks from a multidisciplinary approach.
In virtual meetings with lawmakers and on Twitter tomorrow, physician and health professional leaders from the American College of Rheumatology are sounding the alarm about the economic impact of COVID-19 on rheumatology practices and the urgent need for targeted relief to help specialty practices remain solvent and continue to serve patients.
Dr. Adrien A. Eshraghi and University of Miami Health System coauthors published a new correspondence titled COVID-19: overcoming the challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families in The Lancet Psychiatry. In this commentary, the authors address specific challenges patients with autism and their families might encounter during the pandemic, as well as what healthcare providers should know and do to ensure optimal and safe care.
Penn State researchers will need the power of supercomputers not just to investigate possible treatments and therapies for the novel coronavirus, but also to explore ways to help the world recover socially, economically and psychologically.
Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are helming a global study of an estimated 30,000 health-care workers to establish whether the antimalaria drug chloroquine might prevent or reduce the severity of COVID-19 infections in such workers.
UCLA researchers have launched a new clinical trial that uses a hormone suppresser commonly used to treat men with prostate cancer to help improve clinical outcomes for men infected with COVID-19.
Even in isolation, Stacey Holloway can hold a hand, receive a swift kiss on the cheek or give a high-five. She can offer a nose rub, just like the ones she shares with her mother. She just does them all alone — that is, if you don’t count the kinetic, prosthetic models she created to help.
Online forums can be used by public health officials to quickly identify topics of public interest during the COVID-19 pandemic and to quell misinformation
Global ILSI organized a science webinar with experts from the U.K. on nutrition and immunity.
Angela Stowe, Ph.D., has advice for students leaving high school, and those about to start college, on bringing closure to their K-12 experience and preparing to move forward with their lives.For high school seniors bound for college, the COVID-19 pandemic struck at a pivotal time in life — as they finish one chapter and prepare to start a new one.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation that has raised healthcare questions for patients of all ages. If you need an orthopaedic surgeon to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on patients’ musculoskeletal health, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)…
A Maryland Taskforce on Vulnerable Populations for COVID-19 this week began implementing a data-driven approach to identifying communities and individuals at highest risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19. They are using this data and mapping to guide the deployment of outreach and resources to vulnerable populations including homeless, elderly living in congregate dwellings and those with limited healthcare access.
This is a unique approach to battling COVID-19 that could be adopted nationally.
Current knowledge about the role of aerosols in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 warrants urgent attention. Current guidance and public health information has slowly shifted focus towards aerosols as a transmission pathway – predominantly associated with breathing and talking by asymptomatic individuals. Providing guidelines for sufficient inhalation protection will be important in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation that has raised healthcare questions for patients of all ages. With so much information being published about the outbreak, it can be difficult to know where to start looking or what information to trust. That’s why the experts from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) are reminding patients about OrthoInfo.org, the authoritative, trusted consumer website on bone and joint health.
Study suggests that TV appearances by Bolsonaro led to millions more Brazilians ignoring social distancing in the days following broadcast.
• The worst thing for the economy would be not acting at all to prevent disease spread, followed by too short a lockdown, according to research based on US data.
• Researchers argue for at least an eight-month “structured lockdown”, skewed toward keeping “core sector” workers as productive as possible.
During a global crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, it’s understandable that we would want to follow the news. We don’t know how long we will have to live with restrictions, how jobs and the economy will be impacted, or if…
A team of materials scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – scientists who normally spend their time researching things like high-performance materials for thermoelectrics or battery cathodes – have built a text-mining tool in record time to help the global scientific community synthesize the mountain of scientific literature on COVID-19 being generated every day.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – You’re not imagining things: it really is hard to stop touching your eyes, even though you know that’s important to preventing the spread of COVID-19. “We all touch our faces many times throughout any given day—be it…
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A new initiative by infectious disease experts and researchers with the University of Miami Health System offers convalescent plasma with COVID-19 antibodies as a treatment for patients who are seriously ill from the coronavirus infection or at serious risk of…
The COVID-19 pandemic demands action on many fronts, from prevention to testing to treatment. Not content to focus its research efforts on just one, the laboratory of George Church in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is tackling the problem from seven different angles.
There is no evidence to support the recent speculation that traditional ultraviolet exposure is an effective treatment for COVID-19. This misinformation may encourage the public to seek UV radiation from the sun and tanning beds, inherently increasing their risk of skin cancer.
Why coronavirus will accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution Sanjeev Khagram is an expert in global leadership, the international political economy, sustainable development, and the data revolution. As director general and dean of Thunderbird School of Global Management, Khagram has Thunderbird…
After years of progress, geriatrician Sharon Inouye worries that hard-won best practices for reducing delirium risk are getting lost in the turmoil of COVID-19 care.
Of the many ways the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives, one of the most impactful might be the way it has changed relationships. Around the world, millions of couples who have led largely separate lives during the workday suddenly…
MIT CSAIL device lets McLean Hospital clinicians monitor COVID-19 patients from a distance
Now more than ever it’s important to think about self-care and keeping a healthy mindset. While so many mental health and health care professionals are working around the clock to support others, now is also the time that we—the clinical…