Scientists explore deficits in processing speed in individuals with spinal cord injury

IMAGE: Dr. Wylie is director of the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation. view more  Credit: Kessler Foundation/Jody Banks East Hanover, NJ. December 30, 2020. A team of rehabilitation researchers has studied processing speed deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), comparing their brain activation patterns with those of healthy age-matched controls, and older […]

Scientists explore deficits in processing speed in individuals with spinal cord injury — ScienceDaily

A team of rehabilitation researchers has studied processing speed deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), comparing their brain activation patterns with those of healthy age-matched controls, and older healthy individuals. They found that the SCI group and older controls had similar activation patterns, but the SCI group differed significantly from their age-matched controls. […]

Sustained cellular immune dysregulation in individuals recovering from COVID-19

IMAGE: Nathaniel Erdmann view more  Credit: UAB BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – COVID-19, which has killed 1.7 million people worldwide, does not follow a uniform path. Many infected patients remain asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. Others, especially those with comorbidities, can develop severe clinical disease with atypical pneumonia and multiple system organ failure. Since the first cases were […]

Sustained cellular immune dysregulation in individuals recovering from COVID-19 — ScienceDaily

COVID-19, which has killed 1.7 million people worldwide, does not follow a uniform path. Many infected patients remain asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. Others, especially those with comorbidities, can develop severe clinical disease with atypical pneumonia and multiple system organ failure. Since the first cases were reported in December 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes […]

Researchers urge priority vaccination for individuals with diabetes — ScienceDaily

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have discovered individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes infected with COVID-19 are three times more likely to have a severe illness or require hospitalization compared with people without diabetes. Because of this amplified impact, they are urging policymakers to prioritize these individuals for COVID-19 vaccination. Their findings were […]

Preexisting antibodies targeting SARS-CoV-2 discovered in small proportion of uninfected individuals

Scientists have detected preexisting antibody-driven immunity against SARS-CoV-2 in a small proportion of individuals who were uninfected at the time of sampling. Sixteen out of 302 adults (5.3%) harbored IgG antibodies that were likely generated during previous seasonal “common cold” coronavirus infections, and which cross-reacted with subunit S2 of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein complex. Notably, […]

‘Patient activation’ may improve quality of life in individuals with kidney disease

Highlights In individuals with chronic kidney disease who received online peer mentoring, improved patient activation correlated with improvements in various aspects of quality of life. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. Washington, DC (October 23, 2020) — Researchers previously demonstrated that online […]