University of California, Irvine-led researchers have discovered that a signaling molecule called SCUBE3 potently stimulates hair growth and may offer a therapeutic treatment for androgenetic alopecia, a common form of hair loss in both women and men. The study, published online today in Developmental Cell, determined the precise mechanism by which the dermal papilla cells
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The Government has published an implementation plan for its 10-year clinical research vision. It provides the first chance to properly gauge whether the vision is on track to be delivered by 2031. So, is it any more than just rhetoric? Here, our policy team give us the low-down… As a research funder and an
Singer Claire Richards joins Happiful’s podcast to discuss a year of career celebrations and the confidence she’s developed in her personal life Claire Richards and the rest of Steps, are in a slight state of disbelief. This summer they’re celebrating 25 years as a band, with a heady tour schedule and the release of The
The United States on Wednesday announced an agreement with Pfizer and BioNTech for 105 million doses of Covid vaccine for Americans this fall. The $3.2 billion contract, signed between the companies and the US health and defense departments, includes vaccines for babies, young children, teens and adults, and may include Omicron-specific vaccines, which a panel
Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The fourth vaccination against COVID-19 is the subject of intense discussion. Immunity against new Omicron variants (currently BA.4 and BA.5) is getting weaker and weaker. Is another vaccination with the available vaccines worth it? For Leif Erik Sander, MD, director of
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In this article WBA WMT CVS Plan B One-step birth control in CVS Pharmacy, Boston, MA. Ucg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images CVS is removing the purchase limit it had put on emergency contraceptive pills following last week’s Supreme Court ruling, the chain said Tuesday. The reversal comes as sales have dipped back
New research from UC Santa Cruz shows incremental improvements in the representation of autistic adults in film, television, books, media coverage, and advocacy organization websites. The study, published in the journal Autism in Adulthood, follows up on a 2011 paper, “Infantilizing Autism,” in Disability Studies Quarterly, which had found that popular portrayals of autism were
Internet searches on abortion medication spiked to “record national highs” following the leak of the draft Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade, researchers reported. In the 72 hours following the leaked draft on May 2, searches related to abortion medications were 162% (95% CI 149-175) higher than expected, with approximately 350,000 searches for abortion
Twenty-one voting members of the FDA’s independent committee voted on the question: “Does the committee recommend inclusion of a SARS-CoV-2 Omicron component for COVID-19 booster vaccines in the United States?” Nineteen of the members voted yes, two voted no. “I voted in favor of Omicron because I think it’s important to broaden immunity,” said Dr.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak. The Biden-Harris Administration has also announced plans to offer more vaccines. The CDC has activated the EOC as a part of its “aggressive” response to the monkeypox outbreak, it noted in a news release Tuesday. According
HIV care suffered setbacks during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Black patients may have been disproportionately affected, according to an analysis by tech company Komodo Health. The company analyzed insurance claims and reported drops in HIV screening, new diagnoses, and new preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions, as well as changes in PrEP adherence.
The emergence and rapid outbreak of a novel coronavirus, namely, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) in China in 2019, caused a global pandemic, which is popularly known as the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic (COVID-19). Study: Potential Autoimmunity Resulting from Molecular Mimicry between SARS-CoV-2 Spike and Human Proteins. Image Credit: Naeblys/Shutterstock Some of the common
Last night, Dame Deborah James’s family announced that she passed away peacefully at home, after living with bowel cancer since 2016. Since her diagnosis, Deborah tirelessly campaigned for bowel cancer awareness as ‘Bowel Babe’. She will be greatly missed, and her legacy will continue long into the future. Michelle Mitchell, chief executive at Cancer Research
The novel coronavirus could be playing hide and seek in the body, causing people to suffer long-term symptoms. This is what scientists are eager to validate in an effort to understand long COVID and come up with ways to deal with the condition. There appears to be mounting evidence to support the idea that virus
As states ban or limit abortion in the wake of the demise of Roe v. Wade, physicians are turning their attention to widely used drugs that can cause birth defects. At issue: Should these drugs still be prescribed to women of childbearing age if they don’t have the option of terminating their pregnancies? “Doctors are
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Mock-up vials labeled “Monkeypox vaccine” are seen in this illustration taken, May 25, 2022. Dado Ruvic | Reuters The U.S. will deploy nearly 300,000 monekypox vaccine doses in the coming weeks in an effort to stamp out the growing outbreak of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that people who
When faced with a formidable foe for months on end, the immune system’s T cells begin to tire. Whether fighting a cancer or a chronic infection, they become less effective over time, a phenomenon dubbed “T cell exhaustion” by scientists. Now, researchers at Gladstone Institutes and Stanford University have revealed the genetic switches that get
Since writing a cathartic post about being burned out, I’ve received supportive messages as well as concerned calls from friends and former colleagues. Some were worried about my well-being. Others agreed with the sentiments. One note in particular resonated. It named cognitive dissonance as part of the problem. This dissonance is pervasive in society. The
The move comes after pressure from states, who have been pushing the Administration to release more doses of monkeypox vaccine from the Strategic National Stockpile which is managed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services. Critics have also charged that the United States
Some people put their phones in silent mode thinking it can help them avoid distractions. But for those who have FOMO (fear of missing out), it can actually increase their stress, researchers have found. Smartphones have undeniably become a constant presence in many people’s lives, but many tend to get bothered by the non-stop notifications. As a
As Americans plan to make the best of the heat and humidity, high gas prices, and unstable airline schedules to head off on summer vacation, a Medscape poll on physicians’ vacations, including whether time off helps alleviate workplace burnout, showed that a significant number of the 778 physicians surveyed feel that vacation helps relieve their
A Phase 1 clinical trial of a novel influenza vaccine has begun inoculating healthy adult volunteers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The placebo-controlled trial will test the safety of a candidate vaccine, BPL-1357, and its ability to prompt immune responses. The vaccine candidate was developed by researchers at the
Humans only have a few basic needs to survive. Although one can stay alive for days without water, food, and shelter; it only takes a few minutes to expire without air. That is how vital air is to our lives, and yet we tend to take it for granted just because we cannot see it.
Hydroxychloroquine should be initiated with caution in older patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who also have heart failure or are at risk for it, say the authors of a study suggesting that the drug could increase their risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) compared with methotrexate. A cohort study published online June 27 in
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More than 1.7 million Brits — or around 1 in 35 people — tested positive for Covid in the week to June 18, the latest data from the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Adrian Dennis | Afp | Getty Images LONDON — Mandatory Covid-19 restrictions are unlikely to be reintroduced in Britain this
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