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Critical insights into COVID-19 exposure for healthcare workers – News-Medical.Net

A recent Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine study published in the preprint server medRxiv in September 2020 shows that the use of standard gui…

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Healthcare workers (HCWs) are among the most important people in the current fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the cost is high, since they are naturally exposed to patients at varying levels of infectivity. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that HCWs make up more than a tenth of all reported COVID-19 cases.
A recent Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine study published in the preprint server medRxiv* in September 2020 shows tha…

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Long COVID: the long and winding road – Health Europa

Katrina Delargy of Tiyga Health talks about combining knowledge and taking a multidisciplinary approach to managing COVID-19.

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2020 has been vastly different to that which could have ever been predicted or planned for. Nobody expected that our daily lives would be so dependent on the predictions of epidemiologists or the plethora of political rules. Our best weapon against the spread of COVID-19 is responsible individual and personal behaviour. Our daily choices can and do affect the lives of many families and communities.
What gets measured gets managed is often attributed to Peter Drucker, the management theorist, im…

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Smartphone Dongle for Cancer Biomarker Measurement – Medgadget

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Researchers at McMaster and Brock universities in Canada have developed a hand-held device that can provide rapid measurements of cancer biomarkers in blood samples. Termed an electrochemical biobarcode assay, the device could be used to measure a variety of health markers at home, and is similar to the devices used by patients with diabetes to measure blood glucose levels.
Monitoring and detecting disease using blood-based biomarkers typically requires a blood sample to be sent to a laboratory…

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Crystal structure of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein RNA binding domain could guide design of antiviral agents – News-Medical.net

The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to cause human infection and mortality worldwide. Currently, there are no sp…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 20 2020
The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to cause human infection and mortality worldwide. Currently, there are no specific viral protein-targeted therapeutics available.
Viral nucleocapsid protein is a potential antiviral drug target, serving multiple critical functions during the viral life cycle. However, the structural information of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein remains unclear.
In this article, th…

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