CDC publishes guidelines on monkeypox vaccine

The CDC on Friday published recommendations by its group of independent experts on a smallpox vaccine that limits its use to only people who work closely with viruses such as monkeypox. (Tami Chappell, Reuters) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes WASHINGTON — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday published recommendations by its … Read more

A Biomarker That Can Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

Summary: Researchers have developed a new biomarker that will enable a rapid and inexpensive test for Parkinson’s disease. Source: University of Kobe Researchers at Kobe University and Hiroshima University have successfully developed a biomarker that will enable Parkinson’s disease to be rapidly and inexpensively diagnosed from blood serum samples. It is hoped that being able … Read more

Masks recommended for 27 Virginia localities, including Metro Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — Universal masking is now recommended for 27 localities in Virginia, including Metro Richmond, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The update comes as new cases in Virginia increased 2% this week and 73.7% of Virginians are fully vaccinated against the virus, according to the Virginia Department of Health. … Read more

Coronavirus hasn’t developed resistance to Paxlovid. Can that last?

When the patient came back 10 days later, coughing repeatedly and complaining of headache, Davey Smith feared the worst. Smith had prescribed the patient Pfizer’s new antiviral pill, Paxlovid, on the previous visit, after a Covid-19 test came back positive. A resurgence of symptoms probably meant one thing, especially after Smith tested the patient and … Read more

NJ reports 14 COVID deaths, 4,145 new cases as transmission rates remain ‘high’ in 11 counties

New Jersey on Friday reported 4,145 COVID-19 confirmed positive tests and 14 deaths as federal officials continue to recommend people where masks indoors in 11 of the state’s 21 counties due to “high” transmission rates. The state’s seven-day average for confirmed cases was 3,725 on Friday, down 7% from a week ago and up 88% … Read more

$9-a-tablet drug used to treat HIV patients could help reverse memory loss

Nine dollar per tablet drug used to treat HIV patients could help reverse memory loss in older age, study finds little tweak to start Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the drug would be moved to human trials to investigate whether it could strengthen recall The drug works by turning off a … Read more

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Shows Brain Inflammation in Vivo for the First Time

Summary: Neuroimaging technology allowed researchers to capture the activity of microglia and astrocytes in the brain. The researchers were able to quantify alterations in the morphology of different cell populations implicated in neuroinflammation. Source: CSIC Research in the laboratories led by Dr. Silvia de Santis and Dr. Santiago Canals, both from the Institute of Neurosciences … Read more

Monkeypox no cause for panic

According to the Harvard Medical School’s website, monkeypox is an infection caused by a virus in the same family as smallpox. It causes a similar, but less severe, illness and is most common in central and western Africa. “Certain squirrels and rats found in Africa are among other animals that harbor this virus,” it says. … Read more