How cancer cells move and metastasize is influenced by the fluids surrounding them – understanding how tumors migrate can help stop their spread

Counterintuitively, cells move faster in thicker fluids. New research on breast cancer cells explains why, and reveals the role that fluid viscosity plays in metastasis. Source: How cancer cells move and metastasize is influenced by the fluids surrounding them – understanding how tumors migrate can help stop their spread How cancer cells move and metastasize is influenced by the fluids surrounding them – understanding how tumors migrate can help stop their spread Tumor cells traverse manyContinue…

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National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity to meet | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) will convene virtually on January 27, 2023, to discuss the draft report of the NSABB Working Groups to Review and Evaluate the U.S. Government Potential Pandemic Pathogen Care and Oversight (PC3O) and Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) Policies. The draft report will be posted on the NSABB website ahead of the meeting. Members of the public may provide comments on the draft report at the meetingContinue…

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Complications, Adverse Drug Events, High Costs, and Disparities in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children vs COVID-19 – PubMed

In this cross-sectional study, MIS-C was more common and severe than previously reported, with more racial disparities in outcomes than were seen in patients with COVID-19. The findings of this study suggest that relying on mean outcomes for MIS-C from past studies can be misleading … Study Also Finds Underreporting of Severe Effects of COVID-19 in Children Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a rare but serious condition that causes severe inflammation of multiple organContinue…

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First Covid-19 ART kit developed and made in S’pore approved for sale | The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – The first antigen rapid test (ART) kits for Covid-19 to be developed and manufactured in Singapore have been approved for retail sale by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) under the Pandemic Special Access Route.Local diagnostics and reagents company Cellbae, which developed the self-test kit, said it decided to establish research and manufacturing in Singapore to better serve people here and in the region after the major supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic.CalledContinue…

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California lawsuit accuses drugmakers, pharmacy benefit managers of insulin overcharging

(Reuters) -California is suing the United States’ leading insulin makers and pharmacy benefit managers, accusing them of using their market power to overcharge patients for the life-saving drug, the state’s attorney general announced on Thursday.The lawsuit, filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, targets Eli Lilly and Co, Novo Nordisk A/S and Sanofi SA, which together make more than 90% of the insulin drugs sold globally.It also names the three largest pharmacy benefit managersContinue…

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Mainland Chinese head to Hong Kong for mRNA COVID vaccines

Scores of mainland Chinese travellers are rushing to Hong Kong to receive mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which are not available on the Chinese mainland, as the country grapples with a torrent of infections which have overwhelmed its health system. Source: Mainland Chinese head to Hong Kong for mRNA COVID vaccines

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Rising Risks with COVID Reinfection | Harvard Magazine

The risk of hospitalization, organ damage, and death rises markedly with repeat COVID-19 infection. Assistant professor of medicine Amy Barczak shared a Nature study that used data from the Veteran’s Administration to assess the cumulative risk of post-infection effects in people with one, two, and three or more SARS-CoV-2 infections, as compared to noninfected controls. The data show a consistent pattern of increased likelihood of hospitalization, cardiovascular effects, clotting and other blood disorders, diabetes, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress,Continue…

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The ‘Tripledemic’ Holiday: How to Fly More Safely (Hint: Wear a Mask)

“CDC recommends properly wearing a high-quality mask or respirator over the nose and mouth in indoor areas of public transportation (such as airplanes, trains, buses, ferries) and transportation hubs (such as airports, stations and seaports),” the CDC says on its website.With the number of people flying tracking close to 2019 levels — the TSA screened more than 4.5 million people over the past weekend — here are some steps you can take to stay saferContinue…

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It’s Time to Wear a Mask Again, Health Experts Say

Masks are back, and, this time, they’re not just for COVID-19. A “tripledemic” of the coronavirus, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV, sweeping through the United States has prompted several cities and counties, including New York City and Los Angeles County, to encourage people to wear a mask in indoor public spaces once again.Nationwide, COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations have spiked by 56% and 24%, respectively, over the past two weeks. The CentersContinue…

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