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Trial of a novel influenza vaccine commences at NIH

July 1, 2022

A promising influenza vaccine developed by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is now entering a Phase 1 clinical trial which will see up to 100 healthy adult volunteers inoculated. The vaccine is to be delivered either as a nasal spray or by intramuscular injection. The vaccine candidate known as […]

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Potentially deadly gas in foam form found to soothe inflammation

June 30, 2022

Despite the toxic and dangerous effects of carbon monoxide gas, a team of researchers has discovered that, when incorporated into stable foams, carbon monoxide can reduce inflammation and aid tissue regeneration. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the University of Iowa, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have developed a […]

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Music “speaks” to patients with dementia

June 29, 2022

Dementia is a degenerative condition that is hard to escape from as we age. Different therapy-based interventions have been developed to help people with dementia including talking therapy and pet therapy alongside cognitive stimulation methods – these continue to be improved on to help more people improve their quality of life as the illness progresses. […]

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Digital mobility in healthcare

June 28, 2022

Healthcare organisations are tapping into digital mobility to improve their patient care reach and ensure quality service, and more importantly to alleviate healthcare worker burnout and accompanying psychological distress. Healthcare worker burnout due to the ongoing battle with the global pandemic far-encompassing – this could be further exacerbated with a possible, new pandemic threat on […]

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Experimental skin tattoo accurately monitors blood pressure

June 27, 2022

A small temporary tattoo could be a promising and practical alternative to continuous monitoring of blood pressure, developed by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M. The wearable health device is made from graphene, a material similar to the graphite rods inside pencils, and a durable, electrically conductive ink. Once printed […]

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Weight control in a pill?

June 27, 2022

A collaborative effort led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor) looks into the possibility of packaging the benefits of exercise – in relation to weight management – into pill form. The researchers have identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise that might be used in oral form to effectively […]

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First case of monkeypox reported in SEA

June 24, 2022

Singapore has reported its first imported case of monkeypox in a British flight attendant who entered the city state last week – the 42-year-old man had developed headaches, eventually testing positive for monkeypox. The man is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). This is the first recorded case of monkeypox in […]

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Save a life – pledge your organs

June 23, 2022

Malaysia is in dire need of donors for organ transplant: pledging your organs for use after death can relieve the problem of insufficient donors which has been exacerbated by COVID-19. Dr. Hasdy Haron, Senior Clinical Organ Donation Manager from the National Transplant Resource Centre at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, said the insufficient number of donors who […]

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Giving away money voluntarily and excessively may be a sign of Alzheimer’s

June 21, 2022

Different from healthy financial altruism, research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California suggest that willingness to give away money among older adults as well as their susceptibility to scam, fraud, or financial exploitation, could be linked to early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Using a behavioural economics paradigm, researchers studied the ease […]

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Similarities between brain protein aggregations in long COVID and Alzheimer’s patients

June 21, 2022

Researchers from La Trobe University in Australia have found proteins generated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus – especially in patients diagnosed with long COVID – can form into aggregations of amyloid proteins often seen in the brains of patients with neurodegenerative disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least one in five […]

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