Glycans in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein play active role in infection — ScienceDaily

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, researchers are working overtime to develop vaccines and therapies to thwart SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the disease Many efforts focus on the coronavirus spike protein, which binds the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) on human cells to allow viral entry. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science...

Many Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

Ali Mokdad, professor of health metrics sciences, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; chief strategy officer for population health, University of Washington, Seattle. Amesh Adalja, MD, senior scholar, Johns Hopkins...

Is rheumatoid arthritis two different diseases? — ScienceDaily

While disease activity improves over time for most rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, long-term outcomes only improve in RA patients with autoantibodies, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Xanthe Matthijssen of Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and colleagues. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that...

COVID Hits Minorities Hardest in Nursing Homes, Too

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Minority residents of U.S. nursing homes and assisted living communities have been especially hard hit in the coronavirus pandemic, two University of Rochester studies show. The first found that nursing homes with higher percentages of racial and ethnic minority...

Cognitive problems stem from episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis — ScienceDaily

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious but common complication of type 1 diabetes, is linked to lower IQ scores and worse memory in children with type 1 diabetes, according to a study led by UC Davis Health researchers. The study published Sept. 22 in Diabetes Care is also the first large-scale work to differentiate...