Comparison of seroconversion rates and antibody responses in children across the three SARS-CoV-2 waves in Melbourne, Australia

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers evaluated antibody responses to variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in children. Study: Comparison of antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 variants in Australian children. Image credit: maxbelchenko/Shutterstock Background Studies have shown that children are less susceptible to infection by the SARS-CoV-2 Wuhan … Read more

Designer Vagina Surgery DOUBLE in a year because of the trend to wear tight sports leggings

EXCLUSIVE ‘Designer Vagina’ Surgeries DOUBLE in a year because ultra-tight gym leggings have become so popular, plastic surgeon claims With the rise of tight sports leggings, more women have experienced pain and friction This, in turn, has led to an increase in labiaplasty to remove tissue that causes genital pain Surgeon says he has now … Read more

This is how many minutes of exercise per week can extend your life

Consistent exercise is known to be good for you, and a new study published in Circulation, the scientific journal of the American Heart Association, underlines this idea. The study of 116,221 adults found that people who went above the minimum guidelines for moderate or vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of premature death. Current … Read more

RapiD_AI as a new disease and pandemic preparedness tool

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers assessed the RapiD_AI framework for deployable artificial intelligence (AI) for better pandemic preparedness. Study: RapiD_AI: A framework for rapidly deployable AI for new disease and pandemic preparedness. Image credit: cono0430/Shutterstock Background The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic will likely not be the last pandemic … Read more

Peptide delivered by nasal spray may reduce seizure activity and protect neurons in Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy

Overview: A1R-CT, a new peptide that binds to neurabine, can be administered via a nasal spray and can interrupt the uncontrollable brain activity associated with TBI, stroke, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University A new peptide augments the brain’s natural mechanism to help prevent seizures and protect neurons in … Read more

A non-covalent inhibitor of 3C-like protease effectively inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, investigators assessed highly potent non-covalent inhibitors of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) 3-chymotrypsin-like protease (3CLpro). Study: Development of highly potent non-covalent inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 3CLpro. Image Credit: Cristian Moga/Shutterstock Background The widespread transmission of the causal virus of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), SARS-CoV-2, … Read more

Jonathan Van Ness says government response to Monkeypox ‘is fueled by homophobia and transphobia’

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 06: Jonathan Van Ness attends the Netflix FYSee Kick Off Party at Raleigh Studios on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Netflix) Vivien Killilea/Getty Jonathan Van Ness shares his views on the US government’s “failed response” to the monkeypox outbreak. in a pointed … Read more