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BCG vaccine offers protection for elderly people against respiratory infections

The BCG vaccine has a broad, stimulating effect on the immune system. This gives it an effective preventive action against various infections – possibly also against COVID-19. New studies are investigating that.

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Study identifies effective treatment for severe COVID-19 patients

As countries around the world race to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, researchers are working to understand exactly how it causes the myriad of symptoms that seem to linger long after active viral infection.

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FDA announces public meeting to discuss development and licensure of COVID-19 vaccines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that a public meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will be held on CutOct. 22, 2020, to discuss the general matter of the development, authorization, and/or licensure of vaccines indicated to prevent COVID-19.

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Study shows the need to refine COVID-19 testing criteria to include children with GI symptoms

Over 1,000 children from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, known as ‘COVID Warriors’ have had their antibodies measured in the UK-wide trial called ‘Seroprevalence of SARS-Cov-2 infection in healthy children’.

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New computational methods help find genetic causes of severe childhood brain disorders

A team of researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia affiliated with the CHOP Epilepsy Neurogenetics Initiative have combined clinical information with large-scale genomic data to successfully link characteristic presentations of childhood epilepsies with specific genetic variants.

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Podcast: Inside your microbiome

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In our new podcast series, Harvard Chan: This Week in Health, we’ll bring you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You’ll also hear insight from Harvard Chan experts. In this special edition of the podcast we speak with Curtis Huttenhower and explore what your microbiome is, why it matters, and how it could change how we treat a range of diseases.

You can subscribe to this podcast by visiting iTunes, listen to it by following us on Soundcloud, and stream it on the Stitcher app.

Visit our archive page to listen to all of our past episodes.

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