Panel Outlines Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Panel Outlines Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Friday for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts by states and cities to get the shots to low-income minority groups. As expected, the panel recommended health care workers

Stem Cells Can Repair Parkinson’s-Damaged Circuits in Mouse Brains

Stem Cells Can Repair Parkinson’s-Damaged Circuits in Mouse Brains The mature brain is infamously bad at repairing itself following damage like that caused by trauma or strokes, or from degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. Stem cells, which are endlessly adaptable, have offered the promise of better neural repair. But the brain’s

Cerebral Palsy Also Has Genetic Underpinnings

Cerebral Palsy Also Has Genetic Underpinnings The causes of cerebral palsy have long been debated and often are attributed to in utero infections, premature birth, or brain injury to the baby near or during delivery, usually from a lack of oxygen. But many young children diagnosed with cerebral palsy have

Antibodies Protect Against Wide Range of Influenza B Virus Strains

Antibodies Protect Against Wide Range of Influenza B Virus Strains Researchers have identified two antibodies that protect mice against lethal infections of influenza B virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Together with an antibody that targets

First Immune-Evading Cells Created to Treat Type 1 Diabetes

First Immune-Evading Cells Created to Treat Type 1 Diabetes Salk Institute scientists have made a major advance in the pursuit of a safe and effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, an illness that impacts an estimated 1.6 million Americans with a cost of $14.4 billion annually. Read more...