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Microsoft founder Bill Gates tells CNN's Anderson ...

Microsoft founder Bill Gates tells CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta that the current coronavirus picture, both globally and in the US, is "more bleak" than he would have expected.
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SARS-CoV-2 has been evolving for at least 7 years

The burning question is how novel viruses acquire the ability to recognize, bind to and enter human cells for the first time – whether this is dependent only on viral proteins recognizing host cell proteins, or adaptations in other viral processes that allow replication in a human host.
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 30 new Covid-19 cases as Woolworths reintroduces national purchase limit on toilet paper – live news

Five of Victoria’s new cases are from hotel quarantine; Northern Territory chief minister says people from areas with spikes will be quarantined at their own cost. Follow liveNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.34am BST ScoMo is starting on a happy note, celebrating Australia and NZ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Nz, Australian economy


Groundbreaking experiment marks first successful delivery of mitochondria to liver cells

University of Connecticut researcher Dr. George Wu recently published a paper in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology outlining his successful experiment delivering mitochondria to liver cells.
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New method spurs production of antibiotic or antiparasitic compounds in actinobacteria

Researchers have developed a method to spur the production of new antibiotic or antiparasitic compounds hiding in the genomes of actinobacteria, which are the source of drugs such as actinomycin and streptomycin and are known to harbor other untapped chemical riches.
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Race, rurality play huge role in Georgia areas hardest hit by COVID-19

While counties in populous metropolitan Atlanta had the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the initial weeks following Georgia's first reported case, it was rural Southwest Georgia counties, with a higher number of black residents and lower number of ICU beds, experiencing the highest rates of infection and death per capita, investigators report.
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Study: People with IDD living in residential group homes more likely to die from COVID-19

A new study published recently in ScienceDirect by researchers from Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University shows that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in residential group homes are more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 and die from the virus than those without IDD.
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Acknowledging human right to health could galvanize people, organizations to make real change

Acknowledging health as a universal human right could galvanize people and organizations to make major improvements in health worldwide, according to new research from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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Entos Pharmaceuticals selects two lead DNA vaccine candidates for COVID-19

Entos Pharmaceuticals, a healthcare biotechnology company developing nucleic acid medicines with its Fusogenix drug delivery platform, today announced the selection of two lead candidates for a pan-coronavirus Fusogenix DNA vaccine from its prototyping program launched at the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dysregulated inflammation in severe COVID-19

The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has so far caused 9.58 million cases and more than 488,000 deaths within just six months. The spectrum of disease is broad, from completely asymptomatic cases to critical illness ending in death. Now, a new paper by researchers from Yale University and published on the preprint server medRxiv* in June 2020 identifies an imbalance in immunological response that is linked to poor outcomes and early biomarkers that may help predict the course of the disease.
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New German-Canadian lab decodes the brain with artificial intelligence

The new German-Canadian lab HIBALL aims to create a microscopic 3D map of functional neuroanatomy at the cellular level with the help of high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.
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Researchers study unique needs of caregivers of persons with ADRD during COVID-19

Sixteen million family members in the U.S. are caregivers for the more than 6 million people living with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates discusses his pandemi...

Microsoft founder Bill Gates discusses his pandemic prediction, and why the US is struggling to contain the coronavirus.
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Majority of people with MS use complementary and alternative medicine, survey finds

A new survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis finds that an overwhelming majority use complementary and alternative medicine, with many using cannabis.
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 30 new Covid-19 cases as NT blocks people coming from hotspots – live news

Five of Victoria’s new cases are from hotel quarantine; Northern Territory chief minister says people from areas with spikes will be quarantined at their own cost. Follow liveNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.31am BST Here is a little more information on those Sydney ASIO raids, v...
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Researchers discover receptor that makes mice strong and slim

Increasing abdominal girth and shrinking muscles are two common side effects of aging. Researchers at the University of Bonn have discovered a receptor in mice that regulates both effects.
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New study explores post-COVID-19 inflammatory condition in children

In recent weeks, a multisystem hyperinflammatory condition has emerged in children in association with prior exposure or infection to SARS-CoV-2.
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Promising treatment does not guard against complication in type 1 diabetes

Historically, half or more of people with type 1 diabetes develop kidney disease, which frequently progresses to kidney failure requiring hemodialysis or a kidney transplant for survival.
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Pixatimod is active in lab studies against SARS-CoV-2

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) circulating the world has caused over 9.6 million cases and over 490,000 deaths as of June 26, 2020. With neither an effective vaccine nor therapeutic drug yet available, intensive and widespread research is ongoing to develop a pharmacological intervention that will halt the global pandemic.
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Researchers develop unique saliva-based test for COVID-19 detection

University of Saskatchewan researchers are part of two COVID-19-related projects awarded major federal funding today--one to develop a unique saliva-based test for COVID-19 detection and the other to track COVID-19 incidence rates among Canadian dentists.
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Study identifies new allergy pathway

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis.
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Artificial neural network can provide information about lung cancer severity

Computed tomography (CT) is a major diagnostic tool for assessment of lung cancer in patients. Now NIBIB-funded researchers at Stanford University have created an artificial neural network that analyzes lung CT scans to provide information about lung cancer severity that can guide treatment options.
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With the summer travel season in full swing and th...

With the summer travel season in full swing and the Fourth of July approaching, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates how to stay safe on a road trip as the number of Covid-19 cases are on the rise in many states.
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Parkinson's disease breakthrough seen in mouse model

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a way to create new neurons in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease. The severely debilitating and progressive neurodegenerative disease, as of now, has no cure, and this breakthrough could help hundreds of thousands of patients with the condition feel experts.
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Coronavirus Australia update: NSW reports six new Covid-19 cases as NT blocks people coming from hotspots – live news

Five of the state’s new cases are from hotel quarantine; NT chief minister says people from areas with spikes will be quarantined at their own cost. Follow liveNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.28am BST Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath spoke to media earlier, urging reside...
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Biological therapy may decrease the risk of severe COVID-19

A recent observational study by Spanish researchers, currently available on the medRxiv preprint server, suggests that patients with immune-mediated diseases who receive biological therapy may have a lower risk for severe manifestations of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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Victoria coronavirus hotspots: can you travel to and from suburbs with Covid outbreaks?

Residents of Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham are being urged not to leave VictoriaAustralia coronavirus updates liveHere’s everything we know about Melbourne’s Covid-19 clustersAustralia’s Covid-19 restrictions explainedSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsThe message from New South Wales towards Victorians living in 10 h...
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SARS-CoV-2 can replicate in human pediatric gastric organoids

A diverse research group from the United Kingdom, Italy, China, and Australia established a first expandable human gastric organoid culture across fetal developmental stages, supporting the hypothesis that fetal tissue seems to be much less susceptible to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection – especially in the early stages of development.
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Coronavirus Australia update: NT blocks people from Covid hotspots and Virgin Australia bidder Cyrus Capital pulls out – live news

State’s chief minister says people from areas with spikes in cases will be quarantined at their own cost; Bain Capital remains only bidder for embattled airline. Follow liveNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikeCyrus withdraws Virgin Australia offerFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.10am BST With that, I’ll be handing the blog over to the w...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Iran, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Tehran, Virgin Australia, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


Physical and mental health impacts of COVID-19 in northern Dutch provinces

Researchers at the University Medical Center Groningen, in the Netherlands, have described preliminary results from the Lifelines COVID-19 Study, where participants living in northern Dutch provinces self-report their experiences during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and any effects on their physical and mental health.
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