Once there’s a COVID-19 vaccine, who’ll get access?

"...it's wrong to think that a [COVID-19 vaccine] will be a flick-of-a-switch solution that saves the entire world at once."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines money featured health-and-medicine

Once there’s a COVID vaccine, who’ll get access?

"...it's wrong to think that a [COVID-19 vaccine] will be a flick-of-a-switch solution that saves the entire world at once."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines money featured health-and-medicine

‘Ultrafast’ insulin may be 4X speedier than the regular stuff

A new formula for ultrafast insulin could work in much less time than the current stuff, according to research with pigs.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: diabetes insulin materials-science polymers drug-development featured health-and-medicine

You can aid COVID-19 research with [email protected]

Got a computer? You can help resarchers learn more about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 from your house with [email protected]

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 research proteins computers featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

COVID-19 affects human neurons, mini-brains show

Does COVID-19 affect the brain? A new study shows that the coronavirus can infect the human brain cells and multiply.

Carly Kempler-Johns Hopkins • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 neurons brains featured health-and-medicine artificial-organs

Medical debt can keep people homeless longer

Medical debt can prolong stretches of homelessness, according to a new study in King County, Washington.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-care-costs insurance money homelessness society-and-culture health-and-medicine debt

Key protein tweak may stop cancer’s spread

Researchers have discovered a protein key to cancer's spread and relapse. It could lead to new treatments that ditch unfortunate side effects.

Duke-NUS • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer biomarkers proteins featured health-and-medicine metastases

‘Threat memory’ from close-up fears may last longer

The way your brain processes threats that are close up may make it more difficults to get over the fear of the expereince over time.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: virtual-reality brains fears health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Parents: Beware of this COVID-linked syndrome in kids

As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects kids, they warn parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation parents viruses childrens-health health-and-medicine

Parents: Beware of this COVID-linked syndrome in kids

As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects kids, they warn parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation parents viruses childrens-health health-and-medicine

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