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Link confirmed between Alzheimer’s disease and gut microbiota

Swiss and Italian scientists have been able to prove a correlation between gut microbiota and the appearance of amyloid plaques in the brain, buildups typically associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and is an incurable condition that directly affects millions of people, and indirectly affects many more family

Research Study: COVID-19 lockdowns led to 95K fewer air pollution-related deaths globally

New research suggests that COVID-19 lockdowns led to 95,000 fewer air pollution-related deaths globally. Business closures and stay-at-home orders were the main drivers behind up to a 50% reduction in airborne concentrations of nitrogen dioxide, a direct emission from vehicles and coal-powered electricity plants. The greatest reduction in microscopic particulate matter released into the air

Vir and GSK Break Ground in COVID-19 Treatment Study

A few months ago, on March 10th, a safety review board (called an Independent Data Monitoring Committee) recommended stopping the Vir- and GSK-sponsored Phase 3 “COMET-ICE” COVID-19 treatment trial early, given an 85% reduction in hospitalization or death in patients who received the experimental drug. Vir Biotechnology is a San Francisco-based company focused on immunological

Clinical Trials Day 2021

Clinical Trials Day, celebrated every year around May 20th, is a day taken to recognize the hard work and invaluable contributions of study volunteers, clinical investigators, and research professionals to the advancement of medical care. The day was first recognized in 2005, and commemorates the day when James Lind started the first randomized clinical trial