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Researchers isolate an IgM exhibiting ultrapotent neutralization from a Zika virus-infected pregnant woman

A recent study published in the Cell Press Journal demonstrated that plasma immunoglobulins of isotype M elicited during pregnancy have an exceptional Zika virus-neutralizing potential.

SolasCure announces final closing of GBP 10.9m (c. USD 13.3m) Series B fundraise to advance wound care innovation

SOLASCURE Ltd (SolasCure), a biotechnology company developing a hydrogel containing a recombinant enzyme derived from maggots which aims to accelerate wound debridement, has announced the completion of its GBP 10.9m (c. USD 13.3m) Series B investment round. The funding round was led by Seneca Partners and also included industry veterans, institutional venture and strategic investors, […]

Why the world’s smallest wheelchairs are going unused

DALLAS — Inside Kelly Eakin’s garage in suburban Maryland, two of the world’s smallest wheelchairs gather dust. Just a few years ago, these wheelchairs were in high demand. There was a constant waiting list of eight or nine young children with spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, a devastating disease that could shorten life and stunt […]

Newly available test strips can detect lethal ‘tranq’ in drug supply

Public health workers will soon have a new tool at their disposal to thwart a spreading danger to users of illicit drugs: xylazine test strips. The new testing kits will allow health departments, grassroots harm-reduction groups, and individual drug users to test substances for the presence of xylazine, a sedative often referred to as “tranq.” […]

Study finds persistent decrease in daily step count among U.S. adults post-pandemic

In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers in Tennessee investigated whether the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic altered daily step counts among individuals participating in All of Us (AOU) research programs.

The vital role of patients and the general public in guiding long-COVID research

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers in the United Kingdom (UK) emphasized the significance of public and patient involvement (PPI) in scientific studies on long coronavirus disease (COVID).

Metformin may reduce the risk of osteoarthritis

In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers in the United States (US) determined the risk of osteoarthritis (OA) and joint replacement among adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) following metformin or sulfonylurea treatment.

A randomized trial of a blood thinner after severe COVID-19 to prevent clotting events

In a recent prospective study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine Journal, researchers in the United States (US) and Spain performed a randomized controlled trial (RCT) across 127 US hospitals between 2021 and 2022.

How does diet affect inflammation?

In a recent study published in the journal Nutrients, researchers in Italy suggest there is evidence that dietary factors may directly affect the immune system and play a role in chronic systemic inflammation.