Alzheimer’s may not be chiefly a brain disease

Alzheimer’s may not be chiefly a brain disease

The pursuit of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an increasingly competitive and contentious quest with recent years witnessing several important controversies. In July 2022, Science magazine reported that a key 2006 research paper, published in the...
Face mask can detect viral exposure

Face mask can detect viral exposure

Scientists have created a face mask that can detect common respiratory viruses, including influenza and the coronavirus, in the air in droplets or aerosols. The highly sensitive mask, presented September 19 in the journal Matter, can alert the wearers via their mobile...
COVID vaccine may cut long-term symptoms up to 80%

COVID vaccine may cut long-term symptoms up to 80%

COVID-19 patients who had received two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine reported 8 of the 10 most common long-COVID symptoms 50% to 80% less often than their unvaccinated counterparts, finds an ongoing Israeli study published in the Nature journal npj Vaccines. A...
US clinical trial of antiviral for monkeypox begins

US clinical trial of antiviral for monkeypox begins

A Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the antiviral tecovirimat, also known as TPOXX, is now enrolling adults and children with monkeypox infection in the United States. Study investigators aim to enroll more than 500 people from clinical research sites nationwide....
Study reveals how prion diseases jump species

Study reveals how prion diseases jump species

CLEVELAND—In a new study, researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified the structure of protein fibrils linked to a hereditary form of human prion disease.  This insight, they say, reveals the mechanism for how prions can...