James Ducker, News Medical

James Ducker

News Medical

Hong Kong

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Past articles by James:

Enzyme related to rattlesnake neurotoxin linked with COVID-19 infection severity

Study shows that an enzyme may be a key mechanism driving COVID-19 severity and could provide a new therapeutic target. → Read More

Learning disabilities increase the vulnerability to COVID-19 infection and severity of symptoms

Researchers have found that individuals with learning disabilities are more likely to suffer from severe cases of COVID-19 infection. → Read More

Replication of SARS-CoV-2 in nasal ciliated cells could provide a new vaccination target

Researchers have found that nasal ciliated cells are targeted at the onset of COVID-19 infection, which may help to establish nasal mucosal immunity. → Read More

Airborne pollen grains facilitate spread of COVID-19 by carrying SARS-CoV-2 particles

Computer models simulating the movement of pollen grains from trees in crowded areas could accelerate the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Effects of COVID-19 infection persist in patients even post-treatment

Patients infected by COVID-19 suffer cognitive and behavioral problems lasting even 2 months post-hospital release. → Read More

First insights into human prion disease could help tackle neurodegenerative diseases

Surface features of human prions have been identified for the first time, which may provide key information into treatments of neurodegenerative diseases. → Read More

Fighting the good fight –a new protein found in red blood cells linked to limiting cognitive decline

A new study shows that depleting mouse blood of the protein ADORA2B led to faster declines in memory, and increased brain inflammation. → Read More

Mental health effects common among mild and severe cases of COVID-19

Findings on mental health outcomes of COVID-19 infection show frequent symptoms associated with lasting neurological symptoms. → Read More

OCD linked to higher stroke risk in later life

New findings indicate that the risk of developing ischemic strokes is increased in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). → Read More