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Beyond politics, gold-standard COVID-19 trials test malaria drug taken by Trump

(Reuters) – In the fight against COVID-19, the decades-old anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine has become a political football, with U.S. President Donald Trump personally taking it and hailing it as a “game changer,” to the derision of critics. FILE PHOTO: Researcher Cody Hoffmann checks the results of an automated liquid handler as researchers begin a trial… Read More »

‘Crazy idea’ of infecting volunteers with COVID-19 to boost herd immunity, test vaccines gathers support

Dr. Eleftherios Diamandis admits it might look like a “crazy idea” to some. In a paper posted on his cancer research lab’s website, the University of Toronto professor proposes setting up special hospitals where volunteers could be deliberately infected with low doses of the COVID-19 virus, helping build a protective herd immunity in the year… Read More »

On 10th anniversary, embattled Affordable Care Act faces yet another stress test

As the Affordable Care Act marks its 10th anniversary Monday, the law faces a unique and significant test as the economy seems likely to plunge into a recession amid the coronavirus pandemic, straining the country’s health system in an unprecedented way. Most Americans still rely on health insurance coverage through their employers. However, the ACA… Read More »

New blood test could be used to help millions infected with TB

Protein power The research team set out to create their blood-based test by identifying a signature set of biomarkers in patients’ blood that consistently indicated a high likelihood of ATB, then developing an easily deployable assay that could detect that signature. They first measured the levels of 47 different blood proteins in about 400 samples… Read More »