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Gut fungi teach the immune system how to respond to their dangerous relatives

Common fungi, often present in the gut, teach the immune system how to respond to their more dangerous relatives, according to new research from scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine. Breakdowns in this process can leave people susceptible to deadly fungal infections.
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SARS-CoV-2 delays interferon signaling in host cells

A team of scientists from Sweden and India has recently conducted a study to evaluate type I interferon (IFN-I) responses in cells infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The findings reveal that SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with a delayed and dysregulated IFN-I response and that pretreatment with IFN-I can reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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Symptomatic COVID-19 cases extremely low among YMCA summer campers in North Carolina

Cases of symptomatic COVID-19 were extremely low among children and staff at a network of YMCA summer camps held last year in North Carolina that took precautions like masking and physical distancing, with close to zero transmissions occurring at the camps, according to researchers at Duke Health, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.
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Visualization of SARS-CoV-2 RNA by fluorescence in situ hybridization probes

A team of scientists from France has recently designed fluorescence in situ hybridization probes (CoronaFISH) to visualize severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA in infected cells. A detailed description of the probe design, validation, and application is currently available on the bioRxiv preprint server.
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Molecular surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein mutations using CovRadar

In a recent bioRxiv preprint research paper, scientists from Germany discuss how they made sequence information more easily accessible for epidemiologists and virologists.
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Study shows how bacteriophage lysis genes could be key to developing new antibiotics

A study from the Center for Phage Technology, part of Texas A&M's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, shows how the "hidden" genes in bacteriophages -- types of viruses that infect and destroy bacteria -- may be key to the development of a new class of antibiotics for human health.
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New SARS-Cov-2 mutations could arise during chronic infection, say scientists

SARS-CoV-2 mutations similar to those in the B1.1.7 UK variant could arise in cases of chronic infection, where treatment over an extended period can provide the virus multiple opportunities to evolve, say scientists.
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Subdominant SARS-CoV-2 epitopes key to understanding emerging variants

Researchers in the UK have conducted a study showing the importance of considering subdominant epitopes within severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) when investigating neutralizing antibodies that target the virus.
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Study finds structural similarities between SARS-CoV-2 and pangolin coronavirus

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have found important structural similarities between SARS-CoV-2 and a pangolin coronavirus, suggesting that a pangolin coronavirus could infect humans.
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Research team explores 'domino effects' and synchrony in brain activity

Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the quest to understand the intricate processes that occur in the brain during seizures that are the key symptom of epilepsy.
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Scientists find link between developmental coordination disorder risk and difficulties with time perception

Neuroscientists at McMaster University have found a link between children who are at risk for developmental coordination disorder (DCD), a common condition that can cause clumsiness, and difficulties with time perception such as interpreting changes in rhythmic beats.
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Orthodox Jewish in UK disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

Researchers have conducted a study showing an extremely high prevalence of severe acute respiratory coronavirus disease 2 (SARS-CoV-2) within a strictly Orthodox Jewish community in the UK.
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Australia news live: Sydney and Melbourne on alert over Covid cases as Australian Open begins

Melbourne quarantine hotel worker tests positive to Covid; NSW issues alert over returned traveller case. Follow the latest news liveMelbourne quarantine worker tests positive as ‘low-level’ case puts NSW on alertNational proposal for Day 16 testsCovid rules explainedFollow all the global coronavirus news live 12.19am GMT Albanese has been asked about the push from the Nationals to have the agriculture industry to be excluded from any commitments to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. I...
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Covid-19: Temporary coronavirus housing 'utterly shameful'

A BBC investigation found people shielding in homes with widespread damp and even rodents.
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Disabled Derbyshire woman set to take on Parkrun

Alice Lee, 20, from Alfreton in Derbyshire, will take on the 5km challenge with a bespoke walker.
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Doctors are killing themselves, and who is taking notice? [PODCAST]

“I can do better. We can do better. Please partner with me and advocate for the ability for doctors and residents in our profession to receive medical and psychiatric care without fear of losing our licenses or having to face stigma and judgment. It can save lives. Please, we are more stressed than ever, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Biden describes closed schools and women leaving the workforce as 'a national emergency'

President Joe Biden speaks before signing executive orders on his first day in White House on January 21, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) President Biden described school closures and women leaving the workforce as "a national emergency." "I think it's time for schools to reopen safely," he said during a CBS interview. Biden voiced concern about the mental health crisis that has been accelerated by the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pres...
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L.A. County’s first priority will be second-dose COVID vaccinations this week

If you’re looking to get your second coronavirus vaccination this week, you’re Los Angeles County’s first priority. Appointments for first doses, meanwhile, may be difficult to come by. At the county-operated large-scale vaccination sites, only a limited number of first doses will be administered Monday, Feb. 8; the rest of the week’s mega-site appointments will be reserved solely for people in need of their second dose of the medication. Meanwhile, the county on Sunday, Feb. 7, cleared another ...
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Australia news live: Melbourne quarantine hotel worker tests positive for Covid; NSW issues alert over returned traveller case

Victorian health officials name three exposure sites as Australian Open gets under way. Follow the latest news liveMelbourne quarantine worker tests positive as ‘low-level’ case puts NSW on alertNational proposal for Day 16 testsCovid rules explainedFollow all the global coronavirus news live 9.17pm GMT The deputy prime minister, Michael McCormack has said recently that the government may consider excluding agriculture from the long-debated emissions reduction target of net zero by 2050. Agr...
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Vaccine strategy needs rethink after resistant variants emerge, say scientists

Goal should be protecting at-risk groups not herd immunity, say experts, after Oxford vaccine shown not to work fully against variantsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLeading vaccine scientists are calling for a rethink of the goals of vaccination programmes, warning that herd immunity through vaccination is unlikely to be possible because of the emergence of variants like that in South Africa.The comments came as the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca acknowledged t...
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How a physician breaks bad news is just as important as the bad news itself

Medicine is an art. One can learn about symptoms, diagnostics, and treatment plans for various diseases, from textbooks and journal articles. It is harder to study empathy, compassion, and human connection from conventional academic resources. The art of medicine is discovered, acquired, and absorbed on the job by interacting and connecting with patients and their […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Pressure to breastfeed: from inside or out?

I had very difficult experiences breastfeeding both of my children.  I had constant pain, recurrent plugged ducts, and a lot of latch problems.  There were many times when I considered quitting, but I persevered because it meant a lot to me, and I would have felt like I was failing had I stopped.  Does this […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Second Melbourne quarantine worker tests positive to Covid-19 as 'low level' case puts NSW on alert

Hotel worker at Melbourne airport had tested negative on Thursday before developing symptomsA second hotel quarantine worker in Victoria has tested positive for coronavirus, health officials say.The woman worked at Melbourne airport’s Holiday Inn on Sunday morning before developing systems. Continue reading...
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UK weather: Storm Darcy to bring more snowfall and gale-force winds on Monday

Met Office warnings suggest there could be widespread disruption and power cuts in south-east EnglandHeavy snow and gale-force winds that hit south-east England and East Anglia on Sunday are forecast to continue into Monday as Storm Darcy brings icy conditions to much of the nation.Amber and yellow weather warnings for snow issued by the Met Office for Sunday and Monday were expected to bring widespread travel problems and possible power cuts to parts of London, the east and south-east of Englan...
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Their scores of stitches result in miles of smiles

Listen up all you Karens complaining about how bored you are even with the stay-at-home pandemic order partially lifted this week. The “poor me” attitude isn’t playing well with the ladies of the Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley. “Why don’t you use the time to look at other people who need your help, and help them?” says Nellann Wilson, past president of the club, sitting at her old Singer sewing machine this week with her husband, Harry, and a bagful of cotton. Wilson and her “action team” of other ...
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Another Covid crisis: A vaccine apartheid endangering us all

The West bought billions of vaccines fast and cheap, leaving poorer nations paying through the nose for years to come The post Another Covid crisis: A vaccine apartheid endangering us all appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Until Africans get the Covid vaccinations they need, the whole world will suffer | Paul Kagame

We’re not asking for charity, but fairness – instead of the hoarding and protectionism currently in playPaul Kagame is the president of RwandaThe current situation with regard to the access and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines vividly illustrates the decades-old contradictions of the world order.Rich and powerful nations have rushed to lock up supply of multiple vaccine candidates. Worse, some are hoarding vaccines – purchasing many times more doses than they need. This leaves African and other...
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A dose of positivity? Just what the doctor ordered.

We have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, and its disruptions to our lives, for a year. And all the news reports, the dire warnings, and the messages of doom and gloom reinforce a feeling of despair as we face yet another week of virtual school, along with time away from the activities and the people […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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My heart as a physician has been weighted with the pain I have witnessed

There is such beauty that arises when we simply smile at our children’s faces. Their roaring belly laughs, their absolute delight in catching snowflakes on their tongues on an early February afternoon, and their joyful playground adventures just a few days prior when the weather graced us with sunshine and a peek into the hopeful […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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UK weather: Storm Darcy brings snowfall and gale force winds

Met Office warnings suggest there could be widespread disruption and possible power cuts in the south-eastSignificant “disruptive snowfall” and gale force winds are forecast to affect south-east England and East Anglia as Storm Darcy brings bitterly cold conditions to much of the nation. Amber and yellow weather warnings of snow have been issued by the Met Office for Sunday and Monday morning, suggesting there could be widespread travel problems and possible power cuts in parts of London, the ea...
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