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Overestimating Population Immunity Contributed to COVID Delta Variant Surge in U.S.

According to new research, overestimating immunity in U.S. citizens contributed to a larger-than-expected surge in COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from the delta variant during the summer of 2021.When the <span class="glossaryLink" aria-describedby="tt" data-cmtooltip="<div class=glossaryItemTitle>COVID-19</div><div class=glossaryItemBody>First identified in...

5 Awful Effects of Sleep Deprivation

We’ve all done it at some point; a late night followed by an early rise, and copious amounts of caffeine to get through the day. While the odd occasion is unlikely to do us any harm, repeatedly losing...

Smart Pacemaker Harmlessly Dissolves in the Body After It’s No Longer Needed

The transient pacemaker is shown before dissolving. The device is flexible, stretchy, and wireless. Credit: Northwestern UniversityLast summer, <span class="glossaryLink" aria-describedby="tt" data-cmtooltip="<div class=glossaryItemTitle>Northwestern University</div><div class=glossaryItemBody>Established in 1851, Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university based in Evanston,...

MIT Expert on the Progress of mRNA Vaccines

Two mRNA vaccines, the first of their kind, proved critical in the fight against COVID-19. What are the advantages of the technology, how is it progressing, and what is next? Credit: MITFollowing the successful development of Covid-19 vaccines,...

Just a Small Amount of Protein Supplement Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes

According to a new study, drinking a small amount of whey protein before meals can help control blood sugar in individuals with type 2 diabetes.Drinking a small serving of whey protein before meals has been shown to help...

Using a Nanoparticle and Inhibitor To Trigger the Immune System

Glioma cells. Credit: University of Michigan Rogel Cancer CenterThe approach, studied in mice, overcomes the blood-brain barrier and breaks the shield tumors build against the immune response.When researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center discovered a...

Seven Simple Habits Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia – Even in Those With High Genetic Risk

According to a new study, seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk for the disease.Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play...

Science Shows a Healthy Diet Significantly Reduces Depression

According to new research, young males with a poor diet who switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet saw significant improvement in depression symptoms.Young men with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when...

The First-Ever Treatment for Non-Metastatic Brain Tumors

This new method of classifying tumors allows scientists to predict recurrence more accurately than the current method. Credit: Northwestern UniversityRecurring brain tumor growth is halted with a new drugA patient’s options are limited when a non-metastatic brain tumor...

Vaccines Only Offer Modest Protection Against Long COVID

By Washington University in St. Louis May 26, 2022New research reveals that even vaccinated people with mild breakthrough COVID-19 infections can experience debilitating, lingering long COVID symptoms that affect the heart, brain, lungs, and other parts of the body.While...

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