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FDA poised to announce tougher standards for a covid-19 vaccine that make it unlikely one will be cleared by Election Day

By |2020-10-18T09:15:32+00:00October 18th, 2020|

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to spell out a tough new standard for an emergency authorization of a coronavirus vaccine as soon as this week that will make it exceedingly difficult for any vaccine to be cleared before Election Day. The agency is issuing the guidance to boost transparency and public trust as [...]

Bilirubin Levels May Reveal Severity, Predict Progression of IPF, Study Finds

By |2020-10-18T09:15:31+00:00October 18th, 2020|

The amount of bilirubin in the blood might predict the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to a recent study. If validated in larger studies, bilirubin levels in the blood — or serum bilirubin — could offer a cheaper, simpler, and more convenient blood test than other prognostic markers of IPF. The study, “Correlation between serum bilirubin levels and [...]

The fragranced products phenomenon: air quality and health, science and policy

By |2020-10-18T09:15:24+00:00October 18th, 2020|

Abstract Fragrance is used in consumer products around the world. However, fragrance has been associated with adverse effects on indoor and outdoor air quality and human health. Questions arise, such as the following: Why does fragrance in products pose problems? What are sources of emissions and exposures? What are health and societal effects? What are [...]

Phages: the tiny viruses that could help beat superbugs

By |2020-10-15T08:46:12+00:00October 15th, 2020|

It is, say enthusiasts, the cure that the world forgot. An old therapy that could take on the new superbugs. Discovered in 1917 by French Canadian biologist Félix d’Hérelle, phages – or bacteriophages – are tiny viruses that are natural predators of bacteria. In many countries they were supplanted during the second world war by antibiotics but [...]

Research shows coronavirus spreads primarily through air. Here’s how to reduce risk

By |2020-10-15T08:46:07+00:00October 15th, 2020|

A growing body of evidence indicates that airborne transmission is the main way people are becoming infected with the novel coronavirus. Given that understanding, how should we change our behavior to reduce our risk of infection? William Brangham talks to Virginia Tech’s Dr. Linsey Marr about aerosols vs. droplets, ventilation and more.   Credit: PBS [...]

Biosupplies Applies BIOPROTECT RTU in Duvall County School District to add a Three-Month Antimicrobial Protection Creating a Safer Back to School Experience

By |2020-10-15T08:46:05+00:00October 15th, 2020|

SAN ANTONIO, TX / ACCESSWIRE / September 23, 2020 / Fishweir Elementary School showcased leading-edge safety health technologies for schools, including the use of Biosupplies’ BIOPROTECT RTU throughout the Duvall County School System. Recent studies conducted by independent labs show the BIOPROTECT RTU product provides continuous residual viricidal activity for more than six weeks. Biosupplies has [...]

More sources for antimicrobial resistance

By |2020-10-13T08:25:49+00:00October 13th, 2020|

The introduction of antibiotics into clinical medicine in the 1930s and 1940s appeared to be a global health triumph that would last seemingly forever. However, that hasn’t been the simple, magnificent outcome. Antibiotics remain a critical tool in the fight against disease and infection. Countless lives have been and continue to be saved and bettered [...]

Early Data Suggest Antibody Therapy May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

By |2020-10-12T08:16:49+00:00October 12th, 2020|

Proof of concept data were announced from an interim analysis of a phase 2 trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of LY-CoV555 for the treatment of symptomatic mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the outpatient setting. LY-CoV555 is a potent neutralizing IgG1 monoclonal antibody directed against the spike protein of severe acute respiratory syndrome [...]

Farmers are highly vulnerable to COVID-19

By |2020-10-12T08:16:47+00:00October 12th, 2020|

Preventing the horrific mortality and ill health consequences of COVID-19 infection poses a huge and on-going challenge in Ireland and among the farming community over the coming months. A study by a research and knowledge transfer team from Teagasc and the National Center for Men’s Health, Institute of Technology, Carlow indicates that farming population is [...]