Coronavirus Live Updates: Up to Half of All Patients Could Show No Symptoms, Says Fauci

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and President Trump at a news conference with the coronavirus task force in Washington on Sunday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times Debate roils White House over an untested drug the president insists on promoting. President Trump…

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High-Fiber Foods Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

A diet high in fiber may help reduce the risk for breast cancer, researchers report. The analysis, in the journal Cancer, pooled data from 20 prospective studies of fiber consumption and breast cancer incidence. Some examined total fiber intake; others looked at the varying types of fiber from cereal, fruit, vegetables and legumes; none involved…

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New therapy could combat persistent joint infections in horses

A new therapy could combat persistent joint infections in horses, potentially saving them from years of pain. Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) lysate that, when teamed with antibiotics, can eradicate bacterial biofilms common in joint infections. The therapy could also be applied to other species,…

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Texas A&M chemists working on drugs To treat COVID-19

In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Texas A&M University chemist Wenshe Ray Liu and his research team have focused their lab solely on searching for drugs to treat COVID-19. The Liu group was the first to identify the antiviral drug remdesivir as a viable medicine to treat COVID-19 in a research study published…

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Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filter SARS COV-2

Below please find a summary of new coronavirus-related content published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. The summary is not intended to substitute for the full article as a source of information. A collection of coronavirus-related content is free to the public at http://go.annals.org/coronavirus. 1. Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filter SARS…

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Compound in fruit peels halts damage and spurs neuronal repair in multiple sclerosis

PHILADELPHIA — Multiple sclerosis (MS), characterized by increasing muscle weakness and paralysis, has a number of treatments that help stall progression of the disease when used early on in the disease. But the current treatments can hardly reverse damage that has already occurred in brain cells called neurons. New research suggests that a compound found…

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Researchers use nanotechnology to develop new treatment for endometriosis

PORTLAND, Ore. — Scientists have developed a precise, nanotechnology-based treatment to alleviate the pain and fertility problems associated with endometriosis, a common gynecological condition in women of childbearing age. Research led by Oleh Taratula of the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy and Ov Slayden of the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health…

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Potential early biomarker to track development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

BOSTON — (April 6, 2020) — Fatty liver disease not associated with alcohol consumption, which is called Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or NAFLD, affects more than one billion people worldwide. Even in children the numbers are overwhelming, with up to 80 percent of pediatric patients who are considered obese affected worldwide. People with NAFLD can…

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