StudyFinds Blotter: Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 5, 2022

There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 5.

Patient-Derived Micro-Organospheres Enable Cutting-Edge Precision Oncology
A patient’s tumor cell response to therapy is affected by many factors, including genetic alterations, tumor microenvironment, and intratumoral heterogeneity.

Recurrent UTIs linked to gut microbiome, chronic inflammation
A new study suggests that women who get recurrent UTIs may be caught in a vicious cycle in which antibiotics given to eradicate one infection predispose them to develop another.

Why Do Some People Get Sicker than Others from COVID?
COVID-19 vaccines have saved at least a million lives in the United States alone, but for many people, a lingering fear remains: if—or when—they get hit by the coronavirus, just how bad will it be?

Heart attack mortality rate higher in the US compared to other high-income countries
When it comes to treating heart attacks, U.S. hospitals may have the latest tech and low readmission rates, but the country’s mortality rate is one of the highest among the nations included in a new study.

Investigational Mucosal COVID Vaccine Protects Against Disease and Transmission
In animal studies that mimic human exposures, an investigational COVID vaccine designed to be taken orally not only protects the host, but also decreases the airborne spread of the virus to other close contacts.