Experimental Monoclonal Antibodies Show Promise Against Epstein-Barr Virus | NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

A panel of investigational monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting different sites of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) blocked infection when tested in human cells in a laboratory setting. Moreover, one of the experimental mAbs provided nearly complete protection against EBV infection and lymphoma when tested in mice. The results appear online today in the journal Immunity. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration withContinue…

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Should covid-19 vaccines and drugs be “not for profit”? | The BMJ

Yes—Mohga Kamal-Yanni Inequality in access to medicines and vaccines has been prevalent in developing countries for decades. The HIV epidemic of the 1980s revealed massive faults in the global system of biomedical research—primarily a reliance on market incentives to dictate research and development (R&D) of pharmaceuticals through intellectual property rights. Millions of people died of AIDS, mainly in Africa, for lack of access to the highly priced medicines that could have saved their lives. AndContinue…

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Women wear less make-up since the pandemic – BBC News

The use of cosmetics was already declining before 2020, but a survey of 10,000 British women by market research firm Kantar has revealed big changes to post-lockdown beauty routines.Make-up purchases and frequency of wearing products has dropped steeply in the last two years, by almost a third, it suggests. Source: Women wear less make-up since the pandemic – BBC News

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RSV: Scary season for parents of young children | Pediatric research

We knew this day would come. School is back in session, there’s a chill in the air and everywhere you go you hear the sounds of the season: sniffling, sneezing and coughing.After two years of a global pandemic of a respiratory virus, these sounds might feel extra spooky. If you’re a parent of a newborn, they are definitely scary. Especially with rates of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, on the rise.RSV is normally an unexceptionalContinue…

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Half of Virginia high school out sick due to flu-like symptoms

About 1,000 students at a Virginia high school were out sick last week with flu-like symptoms after the school’s homecoming event may have turned into a superspreader, officials and students said.Nearly half of the student body of Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia, had symptoms and were absent from school on Oct. 21, a spokesperson for the school, about 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., told NBC Washington.The school said in an Oct. 21 FacebookContinue…

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The Internet Rabbit Hole That May Be a Harbinger of Worldwide Devastation: The Racist Lesbian Emu Saga

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Apparently, the next pandemic may be the “emu flu” or “racist lesbian flu”. It’s one of those things that makes you wonder just how far some people will go for likes. Apparently de facto biological warfare against humanity. So a bunch of you are not Terminally Online which is fine. I'm kind of jealous if I'm honest. Lemme catch you up. A lesbian hobby farmer in Florida owns an emu and went viral (hahaha) forContinue…

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