Tag Archives: Evidence

Coronavirus plasma study shows ‘robust evidence’ of transfusion treatment improving survivability, authors say

In a new study of convalescent plasma transfusions in 20,000 coronavirus patients, authors say the data offers “robust evidence” the treatment is safe and associated with improved survival. The idea behind the therapy is that plasma of recently infected recovered coronavirus patients has antiviral antibodies that can be used to treat other patients with the virus. “Convalescent plasma has… Read More »

Scientists find evidence of link between diesel exhaust, risk of Parkinson’s

Caroline Seydel A new UCLA study in zebrafish has identified the process by which air pollution can damage brain cells, potentially contributing to Parkinson’s disease. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Toxicological Sciences, the findings show that chemicals in diesel exhaust can trigger the toxic buildup of a protein in the brain called alpha-synuclein, which is commonly seen in people with the disease. Previous studies have revealed that people living… Read More »

Medical News Today: First-time evidence suggests that fat can accumulate in the lungs

A new study has found that fatty tissue can accumulate in the airways of people with obesity, possibly contributing to asthma and other respiratory problems. New research suggests that fatty tissue accumulated in the airways may contribute to asthma in some cases. In the United States, as well as across the world, obesity has become… Read More »