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New technique gives a "street view" of vital lipid membranes surrounding organelles

The ability to "see" the inner workings of structures (organelles) within cells, in real time, offers the promise of advancements in disease diagnosis and treatment.
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Research shows sexual lineage plays crucial role in transgenerational plasticity

A new pair of papers published in the Journal of Animal Ecology has shown that sexual lineage matters for how offspring receive adaptations from parents in stickleback fish.
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Researchers assess consequences of decades of global nutrition transition

Just a handful of rice and beans - a part of our world is starved. Hawaiian Pizza and ice-cream - another part of our world is stuffed, throwing away food every day.
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TB researchers uncover crucial clue that explains antibiotic resistance in bacteria

For a slow-growing microbe that multiplies infrequently, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the pathogen that causes tuberculosis (TB) has long puzzled researchers as to how it develops resistance to antibiotics so quickly, in a matter of weeks to months.
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Most COVID-19 convalescent individuals have long-lasting memory T cell responses

Recently, researchers from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, and the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, conducted a comprehensive analysis of memory T cell responses against SARS-CoV-2 in individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.
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Researchers use single-cell analysis to assess the effects of aging on mice’s egg cells

Using the power of single-cell analysis, researchers at the Babraham Institute have assessed the effects of age on egg cells (oocytes) in mice, particularly looking to identify genomic and epigenetic factors that relate to reduced developmental competence.
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Victoria will close border to South Australia for 48 hours as state records no new Covid cases – live news

A hard border will begin at midnight tonight with only freight drivers and those with medical or emergency reasons allowed to cross. Follow liveSouth Australia and Adelaide lockdown rules and restrictionsAustralia’s state by state restrictions and rules 3.30am GMT Patton said he knows that the community relies on police to keep them safe, but stood by the officers involved saying “no one could have predicted the outcome” because there had never been a hostile vehicle attack in Australia befo...
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SARS-CoV-2 deactivation on surfaces in 30 seconds with a copper paste

In a recent bioRxiv preprint paper, a team of researchers shows the possibility of using copper, in a new conformation, for effectively killing microbes immediately.
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New understanding of glycan signatures of the SARS-COV-2 S1 spike protein

A team of scientists from the University of Oxford, UK, has revealed that site-specific glycosylation differs between spike proteins derived from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and a viral vector-based vaccine candidate.
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Victoria will close border to South Australia for 48 hours as state records no new cases – live news

A hard border will begin at midnight tonight with only freight drivers and those with medical or emergency reasons allowed to cross. Follow liveSouth Australia and Adelaide lockdown rules and restrictionsAustralia’s state by state restrictions and rules 2.32am GMT Victoria’s deputy chief health officer, Prof Allen Cheng, said that increased wastewater testing in western Victoria would be part of Victoria’s protective measures against the SA outbreak.But the discovery of the virus at Portland...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Portland, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Benalla, Coronavirus, Prof Allen Cheng


LA County, Kaiser and Smithfield Foods among those fined for alleged COVID-19 violations

Los Angeles County, Kaiser Permanente, Smithfield Foods and CitiStaff Solutions are facing a combined $191,380 in fines for COVID-19-related violations at their Southern California operations, according to state officials. Other businesses cited by the California Department of Industrial Relations, also known as Cal/OSHA, that have received lesser coronavirus penalties include Panorama Meadows Nursing Center in Panorama City, Western General Insurance Co. in Calabasas, Amazon in Eastvale and Cot...
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UIC conducts three clinical trials to study blood clot prevention in COVID-19 patients

The University of Illinois Chicago will conduct three clinical trials for studying blood clot prevention in patients with COVID-19.
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Optimizing SARS-COV-2 inactivation for COVID-19 research at lower biosafety levels

Researchers at Montana State University have validated and compared two methods for inactivating the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that would enable the virus to be studied at a lower biosafety level (BSL) than the one currently required.
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New approach uses a nanosensor to speed up early-stage disease diagnosis

Catching deadly diseases like cancer early on is key to improving patient survival odds. However, diseases are much harder to diagnose in their preliminary stages because people often haven't developed symptoms yet and only trace amounts can be found in their bodies.
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Computers could use subtle facial features to recognize congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a disorder that affects the adrenal gland's ability to release hormones that regulate the body's response to stress and illness.
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Study provides new insight into the formation of neural crest cells

Last year, researchers at the University of California, Riverside, identified the early origins of neural crest cells -- embryonic cells in vertebrates that travel throughout the body and generate many cell types -- in chick embryos.
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Altered gut microbiota increases production of molecules that may contribute to type 2 diabetes

It is the bacterial changes in the gut that increase the levels of imidazole propionate, the molecule that makes the body's cells resistant to insulin in type 2 diabetes. This result emerges from a European study, MetaCardis.
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Victoria will close border to SA for 48 hours as state records no new cases linked to Covid cluster – live news

A hard border will begin at midnight tonight with only freight drivers and those with medical or emergency reasons allowed to cross. Follow liveSouth Australia and Adelaide lockdown rules and restrictionsAustralia’s state by state restrictions and rules 1.32am GMT The testing site at Magil is being temporarily closed due to wind.Magill COVID-19 testing site is temporarily closed due to wind.Please go to Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi drive-through site or to find a location to get a COVID-19 t...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Magill, Coronavirus, COVID, Magil, Victoria Park Pakapakanthi


"Escape mutations" could help SARS-CoV-2 evade immune attack

Researchers in the United States have identified mutations within severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – that can reduce antibody binding to the virus, potentially mediating its escape from immune attack.
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Brain protein plays a major role in the development and growth of pancreatic cancer

Researchers have discovered that a protein thought to only be involved in the development of neurons in the brain also plays a major role in the development and growth of pancreatic cancer.
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Researchers explore potential role of oxytocin in modulating male sexual function

Hormones are key players of the endocrine system and have a major influence on our emotional and sexual wellbeing.
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Examining potential foodborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through fresh produce

To address this gap in knowledge, researchers from the Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Health Canada, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa examined the survival of human coronaviruses on the surface of fresh produce such as apples, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
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AI can help recognize individuals with congenital adrenal hyperplasia based on facial images

Researchers at the VISTA Center (Vision, Image, Speech and Text Analytics) at the USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institutealong with scholars at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Children's Hospital Los Angeles have discovered strong correlations between facial morphology and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a life-threatening genetic condition of the adrenal glands and one of the most common forms of adrenal insufficiency in children.
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Study: Pod e-cigarettes are less damaging to health than traditional cigarettes

Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to federal government data -- and some smokers find it nearly impossible to quit. Many of these smokers use regular, or combustible, cigarettes.
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UTHSC and Regeneron partner to advance precision medicine

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has entered into an agreement with the Regeneron Genetics Center, a subsidiary of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the company to sequence DNA that has been voluntarily collected and stored as part of a biorepository initiative UTHSC is building in collaboration with its partner teaching hospitals.
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UIC study aims to improve smoking cessation interventions for underserved populations

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have received more than $3.3 million to study the burden of tobacco use and to improve smoking cessation interventions for populations with demonstrated high smoking rates.
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Researchers use proteogenomics to better understand the biological complexity of breast cancer

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and other institutions have applied powerful proteogenomics approaches to better understand the biological complexity of breast cancer.
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Experts highlight latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management

There have been significant advances in knowledge regarding the pathology, etiology, assessment, and treatment of several significant neurogenic pain disorders regularly encountered by neurorehabilitation professionals in both inpatient and outpatient care.
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A DNA-based nanogel for targeted delivery of therapeutics

Current chemotherapy regimens slow cancer progression and save lives, but these powerful drugs affect both healthy and cancerous cells.
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Urgency increases as coronavirus surge threatens to overwhelm LA County hospitals

An major wave coronavirus patients flowing into hospitals by early December could force Los Angeles County to return to restrictive Safer-at-Home orders similar to those of the early days of the pandemic, according to public health officials who expressed a new sense of urgency on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The county reported 3,944 new cases Wednesday, among the highest daily numbers since mid-July. If this rate continues, the county could surpass 4,000 average daily cases and 1,750 hospitalizations b...
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