Tag Archives: gene editing

Could stem cells improve the outcome of ARDS in severe COVID-19?

A recent study, published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, explores the safety and efficacy of stem cells, which have been touted as the panacea for a wide range of illnesses, ranging from chronic degenerative conditions to cancer.

About 84% of antibodies in plasma target non-RBD epitopes on SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, finds study

In a new study recently published in the journal Science, a team of researchers in the U.S. found that most of the antibodies circulating in the blood target areas of the viral spike protein outside the receptor-binding domain (RBD), the part of the spike that binds directly to human cell receptors.

Moderate alcohol intake may be heart protective by reducing stress-related brain signals

Moderate alcohol intake–defined as no more than one alcoholic drink for women and two for men per day–has been associated with a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease when compared with individuals who abstain from drinking or partake in excessive drinking, according to a new study being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s […]

Many adults with hypertension may be taking other medications that could raise blood pressure

Nearly 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, also take a medicine that could be elevating their blood pressure, according to new research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session.

Mental health may influence a person’s recovery after heart attack

Young and middle-aged adults who reported severe psychological distress–such as depression or anxiety–after suffering a heart attack were more than twice as likely to suffer a second cardiac event within five years compared with those experiencing only mild distress, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session.

STAT+: Pharmalittle: Biden supports WTO proposal on Covid-19 vaccine IP; Biogen Alzheimer’s drug is cost-effective at $2,500

Good morning, everyone, how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, as sunny skies and cool breezes envelop the unusually quite Pharmalot campus. Our short person is hunched over a laptop once again for another day of learning and our official mascot is snoozing away in a corner. All of which means […]

Pfizer and BioNTech to provide Covid-19 vaccine to Olympic, Paralympic delegations

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced Thursday that they would provide Covid-19 vaccine to all Olympic and Paralympic delegations headed to the Summer Games in Tokyo, vaulting them ahead of health workers, the elderly, and others in countries struggling to acquire their own supplies. The goal is to provide two doses of vaccine to all […]

For Kurdish Americans in Nashville, a beloved leader’s death prompts vaccine push

On a sloppy spring day in mid-March, hundreds of Kurdish Americans gathered in a field outside Nashville, Tennessee, under a sea of black umbrellas. Some of the men carried a stretcher to an open grave, where a yellow backhoe waited.

Salesforce, Google, Facebook. How big tech undermines California’s public health system.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has embraced Silicon Valley tech companies and health care industry titans in response to the covid-19 pandemic like no other governor in America — routinely outsourcing life-or-death public health duties to his allies in the private sector.