More evidence of benefits of REGN-COV2 antibody cocktail to both protect from and treat disease

In June, two studies in Science reported an antibody cocktail against SARS-CoV-2 developed from studies in humanized mice and recovering patients. The two antibody cocktail was designed to bind the virus to reduce the risk of a drug-resistant form emerging. Now, expanding upon this work, researchers show this antibody cocktail offers benefits in animal models…

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Antibodies from patients infected with SARS-CoV in 2003 cross-neutralized SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Antibodies in serum samples collected from patients infected with SARS-CoV during the 2003 outbreak effectively neutralized SARS-CoV-2 infection in cultured cells, according to a new study. The authors also report that, surprisingly, mice and rabbits immunized with a receptor binding domain (RBD) from a strain of SARS-CoV that infects the Himalayan palm civet elicited stronger…

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Cedars-Sinai to study unequal impact of COVID-19 on minorities

Cedars-Sinai has been awarded a five-year, $8.3 million grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the diversity and determinants of the immune-inflammatory response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus). Using comprehensive longitudinal data collection and analyses, the research will focus on the ethnically and racially diverse population served by the Cedars-Sinai…

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Researchers 3D print unique micro-scale fluid channels used for medical testing

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications. The team is…

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Tanya Zuckerbrot Files Lawsuit Over F-Factor Diet Criticism on Instagram

ImageTanya Zuckerbrot at a 2018 event in the Hamptons.Credit…Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine Over the last three months, the Instagram influencer Emily Gellis has transfixed her followers by posting accusations about the high-fiber F-Factor diet and its creator Tanya Zuckerbrot. In thousands of Instagram posts, which have included video monologues and screenshots of messages…

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Trump’s Covid Treatments Were Tested in Cells Derived From Fetal Tissue

When the Trump administration suspended federal funding in 2019 for most new scientific research projects involving fetal tissue derived from abortions, officials argued that whatever the scientific benefits, there was a pressing moral imperative to find alternative research methods. “Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very…

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