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Coronavirus Australia update: Scott Morrison press conference as Queensland sticks with 10 July border open date – politics live

Deputy premier and health minister says situation will be reviewed at the end of June ‘as we’ve said consistently’. Follow liveStephen Miles says state will stick to its reopening date, if safeSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.23am BST On whether ‘Blackbirding’ would be considered slavery (it was) and what needs to be done with Indigenous policies, Scott Morrison says:Welcome on the first poin...
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Novo Nordisk Strikes a $725M Deal for AstraZeneca Spinout Corvidia

Diabetes drug giant Novo Nordisk has reached a $725 million deal to acquire Corvidia Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech developing treatments for disorders affecting the heart and the kidneys.The upfront payment due to Corvidia shareholders is cash. According to the terms of the agreement, Denmark-based Novo Nordisk (NASDAQ: NOVO) could be on the hook for about three times that much depending on regulatory and sales milestones achieved by the Corvidia drugs. Details of those milestones, whi...
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Telemedicine helps patients with chronic pain receive support during lockdown

The covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated conditions for people living with chronic pain around the world and its long-term consequences are likely to be substantial, according to a new paper from researchers at the University of Bath's Centre for Pain Research.
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Aspirin reduces hereditary colorectal cancer risk

Aspirin reduces colorectal cancer risk by half in individuals at high genetic risk. Preventive efficacy is prolonged for 10-20 years after treatment with aspirin.
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Study shows how a nervous system coordinates distinct behavioral outputs

For a nematode worm, a big lawn of the bacteria that it eats is a great place for it to disperse its eggs so that each hatchling can emerge into a nutritive environment.
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Samwel Uko sought medical help twice in hours before he was found dead in Wascana Lake, family says

Samwel Uko's uncle says he recently found out his nephew visited the Regina General Hospital not once, but twice on the day he died.The second time, he was escorted out by security just a couple of hours before he was found dead in Wascana Lake. The 20-year-old from Abbotsford, B.C., was in Regina visiting an aunt when he died on May 21.Justin Nyee, Uko's uncle from Calgary, said he found out more details about his nephew's final hours in a phone call with the Saskatchewan Health ...
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New computational system to understand how the brain works

Accelerating progress in neuroscience is helping us understand the big picture--how animals behave and which brain areas are involved in bringing about these behaviors--and also the small picture--how molecules, neurons, and synapses interact.
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New training manual designed to help health care providers diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Omar Rahman, M.D., director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute Department of Genetics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is part of a group that has created a training manual in both English and Spanish designed to help health care providers recognize and diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
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Behavioral health support needed for front line healthcare providers during COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare workers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing care to the sick at great personal risk.
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Researchers use human stem cell models to analyze degeneration in glaucoma

More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, a serious eye condition causing vision loss. Using human stem cell models, researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine found they could analyze deficits within cells damaged by glaucoma, with the potential to use this information to develop new strategies to slow the disease process.
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Developing lymphatic vessels in zebrafish

When an embryo develops, a wide variety of proteins and enzymes trigger a series of biochemical reactions. The development of the lymphatic vasculature is crucially dependent on one specific protein - the growth factor VEGF-C.
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records four new cases as health association says protests can be held safely – politics live

Victoria records four new cases, none linked to protests, as Queensland continues to cop brunt of federal pressure to reopen borders. Follow livePublic health association calls for protests to proceed, safelySign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.23am BST The whole roadmap, which has been out for a while, and includes the July 10 date, is here: 3.22am BST For those still screaming for a date on...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


Neural circuits that control hibernation-like behaviors discovered in mice

The dream of suspended animation has long captivated the human imagination, reflected in countless works of mythology and fiction, from King Arthur and Sleeping Beauty to Captain America and Han Solo.
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UNC scientists develop new kind of antibody test for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues with many thousands of new infections reported each day, there is a need for widely applicable surveillance testing to gain a better understanding of infection rates, especially the number of infections in people with mild or no symptoms, who can still be carriers.
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WVU researchers develop new diagnostic and antibody tests for COVID-19

COVID-19 tests are in short supply. The companies that make the necessary chemicals--called reagents--can't keep up with demand. But researchers at West Virginia University are developing new tests on their own to identify who has COVID-19 now and who had it in the past but recovered.
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The egg decides which sperm fertilizes it

There is ample evidence to show that as millions of human sperm cells swim towards a waiting ovum or egg, only one gets to fertilize it. Now, a new study shows that even though the fastest and most capable sperms reach the ovum first, it is the egg that has the final say on which sperm fertilizes it. The study titled, "Chemical signals from eggs facilitate cryptic female choice in humans," is published in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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Researchers explore amino acids for a new diet approach

A new diet approach that restricts essential amino acids was explored in new research by a team of international scientists from Australia, Denmark, and Germany.
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Coronavirus Australia update: national cabinet to meet today as Victoria records four new Covid-19 cases – politics live

Queensland continues to cop brunt of federal pressure to reopen borders, but closures remain in place for WA, SA, Tasmania and the NT. Follow liveFour new cases in Victoria, none linked to BLM protestSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.13am BST That statement ends with:We also respect all who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make the case for reforms to policies that will ...
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Synthetic nanobodies potent neutralizers for SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences report the generation of potent synthetic nanobodies that selectively and efficiently neutralize severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pseudovirus.
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Rice lab's fluorescent tag project reveals new method to kill tumors

A Rice University lab's project to make better fluorescent tags has turned into a method to kill tumors. Switching one atom in the tag does the trick.
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Progression and severity of COVID-19 highly dependant on cytokine changes

A new review paper by the researchers from Spain, published in the journal Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews, demonstrates how changes in the levels of cytokines and other biomolecules are associated with the presence and more serious prognosis of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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COVID-19 poses a global threat to the entire nervous system

A new review of neurological symptoms of COVID-19 patients in current scientific literature reveals the disease poses a global threat to the entire nervous system, reports a Northwestern Medicine study published this week in Annals of Neurology.
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Treatment with vitamin A analog improves visual function in diabetic mice

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness among the working-age population.
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Familial severe psychiatric history affects treatment of bipolar disorder patients

Patients with bipolar disorder who have multiple family members with severe mental disorders, are more difficult to treat and require more medicine.
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Novel immunotherapy-plus-chemotherapy combo for pleural mesothelioma shows promise

Inoperable malignant pleural mesothelioma, is a rare and aggressive cancer of the protective lining of the lungs, or pleura, often caused by exposure to asbestos.
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SARS Fast Facts

Read Fast Facts from CNN about SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome.
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Stem Cells Fast Facts

View CNN's Fast Facts about stem cells and learn more about these unspecialized cells capable of replicating themselves through cell division.
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Zika Virus Infection Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts on Zika and learn more about the virus spread through mosquito bites that can cause birth defects and other neurological defects.
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Obesity in the US Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about the obesity epidemic and learn about obesity in the United States.
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Study identifies gaps in surgical care

A Rutgers-led study in Colombia can help health care providers across the globe develop plans to improve surgical care access in their regions.
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