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Gene that protects against osteoarthritis identified

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common problems associated with aging, and although there are therapies to treat the pain that results from the breakdown of the cartilage that cushions joints, there are no available therapies to modify the course of the disease. However, working in a mouse model of the disorder, researchers at Washington […]

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Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19 Achieved Evidence of Efficacy in First Interim Analysis from Phase 3 Study

NEW YORK & MAINZ, GERMANY–(BUSINESS WIRE) November 9, 2020 Vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis Analysis evaluated 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in trial participants Study enrolled 43,538 participants, with 42% having diverse backgrounds, […]

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The mummies’ message: Take steps against heart disease

Centuries before bacon cheeseburgers, cigarettes and couch potatoes, people had clogged arteries that can lead to heart attack and stroke. How do we know this? Mummies told us. No, not the groaning, wrapped-in-gauze, walking-with-arms-straight-out mummies that come to life in scary movies we’ll be watching this Halloween season. For more than a decade, experts have […]

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Researchers discover antibodies that may protect against COVID-19

A new study by researchers at MassBiologics of UMass Medical School published in Nature Communications suggests that COVID specific IgA monoclonal antibodies may provide effective immunity in the respiratory system against the novel coronavirus—a potentially critical feature of an effective vaccine. Yang Wang, MD, Ph.D., deputy director for product discovery at MassBiologics and associate professor […]

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SCOTUS Ruled Against Yet Another Anti-Abortion TRAP Law

Reproductive rights and justice activists were holding their breaths as SCOTUS decisions trickled in over the last month waiting on the ruling — June Medical Services v. Russo — that would prove to be the first major test for the current court (and President Donald Trump’s two confirmed justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch) on […]