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Simple treatment that could free diabetics from insulin

Simple treatment that could free diabetics from insulin: Hospital procedure that takes less than an hour may improve daily lives for diabetics Trial of new procedure saw 75 per cent of diabetic patients stop using insulin  New method sees a small balloon with hot water passed down patient’s throat  Around a quarter of Type 2 […]

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A single-application treatment for ear infections that doesn’t need refrigeration

Outer ear infections, which affect millions of people each year, are typically caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Staphylococcus aureus. Repeatedly administering antibiotic drops, the standard treatment, can be a problem for some people, and the only single-use suspension currently available needs to be kept and handled cold. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Biomaterials […]

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Study shows that 40% of healthcare workers asymptomatic when COVID-19 positive, raising risk of silent transmission

A review of studies (meta-analysis) presented at this year’s ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Diseases (ECCVID, online 23-25 September) shows that 40% of healthcare workers who test positive for COVID-19 were asymptomatic, raising the risk of silent transmission in healthcare settings. The study is by Dr. Sergio Gómez-Ochoa, Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia, Floridablanca, Colombia, Professor Oscar […]

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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 […]