How COVID can damage the brain
The mystery of how SARS-CoV-2 may cause brain fog or other neurological symptoms in some people is driving new global research.Why it matters: Roughly 79 million Americans contracted COVID-19 in the first two years of the pandemic. While most survived, many are grappling with long-term symptoms, or long COVID, that affect the brain and other body systems.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free"Neuro-long COVID is a very important problnews.yahoo.com
Moderna took NIH money and help for its covid vaccine. Now it wants to leave government scientists off a lucrative patent.
The dispute between Moderna and NIH has its root in a dramatic January weekend, as government and government-funded researchers worked closely with Moderna scientists in a race to nail down the gene sequence for a stable copy of the distinctive coronavirus spike protein.washingtonpost.com
Sammies awards for federal employees recognizes Kizzmekia Corbett, Barney Graham for NIH work on vaccines
Barney Graham and Kizzmekia Corbett, who helped develop the “basic structure” of the coronavirus vaccines with their work at the National Institutes of Health, will be honored with that title during the annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, better knowns as the Sammies.washingtonpost.com
Women said the covid vaccine affected their periods. Now more than $1.6 million will go into researching it.
Shana Clauson was in line to get her first dose of the Moderna shot in March when she saw menstruators on social media discussing how their periods had been altered - earlier, heavier and more painful than usual - after they got their coronavirus vaccinations. Clauson, a 45-year-old who lives in Hudson, Wis., went ahead and got the shot - and, a few days later, also got an earlier and heavier period than she was used to. A few weeks later, in early April, she told The Washington Post that she wanews.yahoo.com
Transcript: Anthony Fauci on "Face the Nation," February 28, 2021
The following is a transcript of an interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, that aired Sunday, February 28, 2021, on "Face the Nation." CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT BIDEN DR. ANTHONY FAUCI: Good morning, MARGARET. We have a really good vaccine. (ROLL CLIP)KATE MCKINNON AS ANTHONY FAUCI: The vaccine rollout is going strong, but it's also very confusing. That's why adding yet again another really good vaccine into the mix is really very important.cbsnews.com
Why it matters that the NIH canceled a coronavirus research grant
Shortly after Pelley finished interviewing him last month about COVID-19's origin, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) abruptly canceled a five-year, $3.7 million grant supporting his research. Ending an NIH grant usually requires a full investigation and proof of an egregious action like scientific or financial fraudneither of which applied to EcoHealth Alliance. According to Daszak, EcoHealth's grant received a high-priority score and was in the top three percent of grants the NIH reviewed last year. The NIH would not tell 60 Minutes why EcoHealth Alliance's grant was canceled or whether anything like it had happened before. Daszak says the consequence of NIH pulling the $3.7 million grant will be felt for years to come.cbsnews.com
Study is halted as HIV vaccine fails test in South Africa
The latest attempt at an HIV vaccine has failed, as researchers announced Monday they have stopped giving the experimental shots in a major study. The study had enrolled more than 5,400 people since 2016 in South Africa, a country with one of the world’s highest HIV rates. “An HIV vaccine is essential to end the global pandemic and we hoped this vaccine candidate would work. Two other large studies, in several countries, are under way testing a different approach to a possible HIV vaccine. ___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.
CDC warning: cook ground beef thoroughly as salmonella outbreak investigation continues
For more information on this recall, visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture's website. RELATED: Hand-washing beats sanitizers for flu preventionThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to investigate a salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef. No recall has been issued because the source of the ground beef has not yet been determined. Consumers are urged to cook ground beef thoroughly to 160 degrees, wash hands with soap and water and thoroughly clean utensils and countertops that may come in contact with ground beef. RELATED: Salmonella linked to ground beef that's being recalledCheck your pantry for King Arthur Flour.
Researchers: Food is medicine
Researchers at Tufts University are proving that eating an apple a day really does keep the doctor away! A recent study looked at the economic and health benefits that would occur if 30 percent of the cost of healthy food were covered by insurance for those with Medicare and Medicaid. The model found that healthy food prescriptions could be more effective than certain drug treatments. The researchers say this finding supports the concept that food is medicine. This study was part of a collaboration of researchers working to identify cost effective strategies to improve health in the U.S.
Dole recalls baby spinach over salmonella concerns
Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH via Wikimedia CommonsATLANTA - Some packages of Dole baby spinach have been recalled because of concerns about salmonella contamination. Dole Fresh Vegetables has issued a voluntary recall for baby spinach sold in 6-ounce bags and 10-ounce clamshell containers, with the use-by date of August 5, the company said in an alert from the US Food & Drug Administration. The recall is a precautionary measure after a sample of baby spinach tested positive for salmonella in Michigan, the company said. The recalled product also was distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. Salmonella is one of the most frequently reported foodborne illnesses in the United States, sickening an estimated 1.2 million people a year and killing approximately 450.
5-year-old ecstatic to learn he's going to be a big brother
Nick Dietz compiles some of the latest and greatest viral videos, including a child's adorable reaction to finding out he'll soon have a sibling and a baby on a remote-controlled thrill ride. To see these videos in their entirety, click HERE.cbsnews.com
Elephant seal gets busted trying to sneak onto boat
Nick Dietz compiles some of the latest and greatest viral videos, including a seal caught trying to hitch a ride on a rigid inflatable boat and a crazy Rube Goldberg machine created by manufacturing giant 3M. To see these videos in their entirety, click HERE.cbsnews.com
3-day-old miniature horse chases after caretaker
Nick Dietz compiles some of the latest and greatest viral videos, including a newborn miniature horse making his first best friend and Jason Paul and Pasha Petkuns in some brain-baffling parkour action. To see these videos in their entirety, click HERE.cbsnews.com