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COVID-19 lockdown : pets can maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness

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Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows. Most people who took part in the research...

COVID-19: A mix of ultrapotent antibodies from recovered COVID-19 patients lock down the infection...

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A mix of ultrapotent antibodies from recovered COVID-19 patients has been shown to recognize and lock down the infection machinery of the pandemic coronavirus and keep it from entering cells. Each of...

Vamorolone: A new hope for the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)

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A new drug offers hope for young boys with the progressive neuromuscular disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by potentially offering an alternative to high-dose glucocorticoids that have significant side effects.

COVID-19: vitamin D sufficiency can reduce the complications – including the cytokine storm

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Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of at least 30 ng/mL (a measure of vitamin D status), had a significant decreased risk for...

Il fumo e l’obesità aumentano la suscettibilità al COVID-19 grave e alla sepsi

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Una collaborazione internazionale di scienziati provenienti da Regno Unito, Norvegia e Stati Uniti ha identificato prove genetiche a sostegno di un effetto causale del fumo e dell'obesità sull'aumento della suscettibilità a COVID-19 grave e sepsi.

Essere traumatizzati può causare sintomi dissociativi che possono avere un impatto negativo sulla capacità...

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Essere traumatizzati può causare quelli che sono noti come sintomi dissociativi - come sperimentare un'amnesia, un'esperienza extracorporea, sentirsi emotivamente insensibili - che possono aiutare le persone a far fronte. Tuttavia, l' esperienza...

Smoking and obesity increase susceptibility to severe COVID-19 and sepsis

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An international collaboration of scientists from the UK, Norway and the U.S. have identified genetic evidence supporting a causal effect of smoking and obesity on increasing susceptibility to severe COVID-19 and sepsis.

Protesi biomimetica della mano: ricercatori italiani replicano le principali proprietà biologiche della mano umana

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Nell'attuale numero di  Science Robotics , i ricercatori dell'Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia) e del Centro Protesi INAIL in Italia hanno riferito sulla loro capacità di replicare le proprietà biologiche chiave della...

COVID-19: New blood-based test uses a gene expression assay to correctly predict nine different...

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A team of Duke Health scientists have identified biomarkers that accurately identify numerous viral infections across the clinical stages of disease, advancing a potential new way to guide treatment, quarantine decisions, and...

Being traumatized can cause dissociative symptoms that can negatively impact an individual’s ability to...

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Being traumatized can cause what are known as dissociative symptoms - such as experiencing amnesia, an out-of-body experience, feeling emotionally numb - which may help people cope. Experiencing...