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New findings on ambient UVB radiation, vitamin D, and protection against severe COVID-19

Written by | 1 Oct 2021

New research from Trinity College Dublin and University of Edinburgh has examined the association between vitamin D and COVID-19, and found that ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (which […]

Plant-based diet associated with lower risk of covid infection and less severe disease

Written by | 14 Sep 2021

In a recent study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Kings College Hospital published in Gut, people whose diets were based on healthy plant-based foods […]

EU approval boosts COVID vaccine manufacturing capacity

Written by | 5 Sep 2021

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved additional manufacturing capacity for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in France – increasing production by 51 million doses by the end of […]

Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated a durable immune response and elicited dual mechanisms of protection against delta and other SARS-CoV-2 variants in data published in NEJM

Written by | 3 Aug 2021

Interim results from a Phase 1/IIa sub-study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) demonstrated that both humoral (antibody) and cellular (T-cell) immune responses generated by […]

SARS-CoV-2 infection starts in nasal ciliated cells

Written by | 10 Jul 2021

Journal of Clinical Investigation The discovery that multiciliated cells in the nasal epithelium are the first cells to be targeted in early COVID-19 infection might provide the rationale […]

Antidepressant prescribing during covid-19

Written by | 2 Jul 2021

Some four million extra prescriptions for antidepressants were issued in 2020 compared to 2019 but the cost to the NHS increased by £139 million, according to a study published in […]

Mild COVID-19 induces lasting antibody protection, study finds

Written by | 4 Jun 2021

People who have had mild illness develop antibody-producing cells that can last lifetime Washington University School of Medicine Months after recovering from mild cases of COVID-19, people still […]

Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate

Written by | 1 May 2021

In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the […]

COVID-19 patients may only need one vaccine dose

Written by | 22 Apr 2021

People who have recovered from COVID-19 had a robust antibody response after the first mRNA vaccine dose, but little immune benefit after the second dose, according to new […]

Sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths, study shows

Written by | 15 Apr 2021

Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from Covid-19, an observational study suggests. Increased exposure to the sun’s rays – specifically UVA – could act as a simple […]

Children and Corona: More infections than reported cases during second wave in Germany

Written by | 12 Apr 2021

The prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infections in preschool and school children is an important benchmark for deciding whether to open kindergartens and schools. The screening study “Fr1da” led by […]

Robots can help combat COVID-19

Written by | 27 Mar 2021

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics, including Henrik Christensen, director of UC San Diego’s Contextual […]

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