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Linear epitope mapping of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

The spike protein of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been the primary target of many drug discovery efforts and is similarly utilized in each of the approved COVID-19 vaccines to elicit the generation of anti-spike protein antibodies, thereby granting immunity.
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Australia news live: Morrison announces cabinet reshuffle; SA closes border with Qld as Brisbane enters lockdown

Queensland reports four new local cases of UK variant; two of the cases visited Byron Bay in NSW; Malcolm Turnbull in line to head NSW climate advisory board. Follow the latest updates Queensland Covid hotspots; • Covid hotspots NSWSouth Australia shuts border to QueenslandMalcolm Turnbull in line to head NSW climate advisory boardNationals MP Anne Webster lodges sexual harassment complaint against Coalition colleague 4.25am BST That means Christian Porter is taking a pay cut from $370K to ....
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Malcolm Turnbull, South Australia, Morrison


Boerhavia diffusa possess potential therapeutic properties against COVID-19

Several companies and research groups have been searching for suitably docking ligands that inhibit the function of this protein. In a research paper recently published to the Springer journal VirusDisease by Surya & Praveen (March 6th, 2021) in silico docking simulations towards 3CLpro have been performed, focusing in particular on natural products obtained from the plant Boerhavia diffusa.
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Australia news live: Turnbull in line to head NSW climate advisory board; Qld sends Brisbane into three-day lockdown

Queensland reports four new local cases of UK variant; two visited Byron Bay in NSW; Nationals MP Anne Webster lodges complaint over alleged sexual harassment in parliament. Follow the latest updates Queensland Covid hotspots Covid hotspots NSWNationals MP Anne Webster lodges sexual harassment complaint against Coalition colleague 3.29am BST Scott Morrison will be holding a press conference at 1:30pm AEDT where it’s expected he’ll announce a cabinet reshuffle, following concerns about the ab...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, NSW, Turnbull, Byron Bay


Combined clinical and genomic data better predicts COVID-19 severity

The current COVID-19 outbreak is one of the worst pandemics in history and has claimed millions of lives across the globe, overwhelmed healthcare systems, and created unprecedented socio-economic ramifications.
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Antibody agents effective at neutralizing European, South African, and United States SARS-CoV-2 variants

Researchers in the United States have demonstrated the effectiveness of three antibody agents at neutralizing recently emerged variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
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New SARS-CoV-2 genome variants identified in US mink

Researchers in Canada have discovered two novel variants in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) gene sequences collected from mink in the United States.
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Research finds polymerase of SARS-CoV-2 can adopt an alternative structure

New research by German scientists has uncovered another form of coronavirus polymerase. The current polymerase thought to be used for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) for replication and transcription. It contains a monomeric enzyme with the catalytic subunit nsp12, two copies of subunit nsp8, and one copy of subunit nsp7.
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Covid hotspots NSW: list of Sydney and regional coronavirus case locations

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots in New South Wales and what to do if you’ve visited themQueensland Covid hotspots: list of Brisbane and regional Qld coronavirus case locationsDownload the free Guardian appNew South Wales health authorities have updated a list of hotspots Covid-positive people have visited while infectious.Here’s an overview and what to do if you’ve visited them. More detailed information is available at the NSW Health website. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, South Wales, NSW Health, Coronavirus


mRNA vaccines and monoclonal antibodies protect against new NYC-B.1.526 variant

A new fast-spreading severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant called B.1.526 recently emerged in New York City and caused concerns for its potential to resist the immune system.
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Qld Covid: Brisbane to go into snap three-day lockdown after cluster grows to seven cases

Two women who travelled to Bryon Bay in NSW while infectious are among the four new local cases of the UK variant of coronavirus • Follow the Australia liveblog • Queensland Covid hotspots; • NSW Covid hotspotsGreater Brisbane will go into to a three-day snap lockdown from 5pm Monday, after authorities detected four new locally acquired coronavirus cases.The state’s chief health officer, Jeannette Young, described the growing cluster of seven cases as “significant community transmission” of the ...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Brisbane, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Byron Bay, Bryon Bay, Jeannette Young, Coronavirus


Selecting SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors in human airway epithelial cells

In a recent article currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers from Belgium and the U.S. demonstrated a robust replication model for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) isolates in primary human epithelial cells at the air-liquid interface and appraised the antiviral effect of selected viral replication inhibitors.
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You don’t have to drown in the paperwork [PODCAST]

“This is not what I signed up for. Have you ever said this when you are rushing home 1.5 hours after the last patient left and you still haven’t finished all your charting? You grab a handful of forms to take home with you with the hopeful expectation that you will get them done tonight […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Volunteers and nonprofits step in to help non-English speakers get COVID-19 vaccines

When a vaccine first became available, Jung Koo Kang, 78, a Korean immigrant who doesn’t speak English, started receiving brochures about registering online. All the materials he received were in English. Kang couldn’t find any assistance when he tried to register. Calling on the phone didn’t help, either. “At the beginning, I got a lot of fliers and pamphlets in the mail about vaccination but all of them were in English and it created a lot of confusion for me,” said Kang through a translator. ...
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Australia news live: premier announces three-day lockdown for Brisbane as Queensland records more Covid cases

State reports four new local cases; Nationals MP Anne Webster lodges complaint over alleged sexual harassment in parliament. Follow the latest updates • Queensland Covid hotspots • Queensland authorities contradict earlier advice about Covid case hosting ‘party’• Coalition women call for MP drug and alcohol testing in response to sexual misconduct crisis 12.17am BST Here is a breakdown of the current cluster in Queensland and these new cases: 12.06am BST OK, so here is the long and short...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, National party, Anne Webster, Coronavirus, COVID


Johnson urges caution as England takes first big step out of lockdown

Outdoor group socialising allowed from Monday but ad campaign stresses Covid risks of indoor meetingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson will stress the need for people to be cautious on Monday as England takes its first significant step towards easing lockdown restrictions for adults.People will now be able to meet up legally outdoors in groups of six, or in two households, including in private gardens, and organised outdoor sport can resume. Continue readin...
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Cannibalistic pantry moths prove a key principle of evolution

Researchers studied cannibalism among commonly-found moths to test an evolutionary principle.The scientists concluded that moths with more sibling interaction were less selfish.The principle applies to humans and other animals. A common moth, found in pantries, could explain a crucial link between society and selfishness, according to a new study. Researchers showed that an increase in sibling interaction resulted in less selfish behavior in Indian meal moth caterpillars. In particular, the sci...
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Pantry moths who eat each other prove a key principle of evolution

Researchers studied cannibalism among commonly-found moths to test an evolutionary principle.The scientists concluded that moths with more sibling interaction were less selfish.The principle applies to humans and other animals. A common moth, found in pantries, could explain a crucial link between society and selfishness, according to a new study. Researchers showed that an increase in sibling interaction resulted in less selfish behavior in Indian meal moth caterpillars. In particular, the sci...
Tags: Psychology, Biology, Government, Society, Innovation, Evolution, University Of California, Rice University, Rudolf, Volker Rudolf Mike Boots, Dylan Childs Hannah Tidbury, Jessica Crossmore, U K s University of Sheffield Volker, Rudolf Cannibalism, Rudolf Families


Australia news live: more allegations of harassment in parliament, Queensland battles Covid cluster

Nationals MP Anne Webster has lodged a complaint over alleged sexual harassment in parliament. Follow the latest updates • Queensland Covid hotspots • Queensland authorities contradict earlier advice about Covid case hosting ‘party’• Coalition women call for MP drug and alcohol testing in response to sexual misconduct crisis 10.22pm BST And Webster’s interview has closed with a question about how she feels the prime minister has handled the last few weeks...I think this has been a really inc...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Labor party, Liberal party, Parliament, Scott Morrison, Liberal, National party, Webster, Andrew Laming


For the love of baseball and music: a Boston Hope Music story

After entering Gate D at Fenway Park, John had his temperature taken and verified that he was symptom-free. As he rounded the corner, his friend heard him whisper through his mask, “I think this is real.” He was referring to the calming sounds of a string trio emanating from the concourse, next to the FIELD […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The rise and fall of Hahnemann University Hospital

In March, thousands of medical students received their residency match results. For most specialties, match rates for graduating U.S. MD seniors have typically remained above 90 percent. This almost certain job security is what allows most medical students to consider taking on astronomical amounts of student debt. The individualist message is clear throughout medical school: […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'Pandemic anger' was getting in the way of my career. Here are 5 tips that have helped me refocus while working from home

Author Melissa Petro with one of her kids. Melissa Petro Melissa Petro is a freelance writer based in New York where she lives with her husband and two small children. During the pandemic, she says she's had to find new ways to manage her anger and negativity. Petro says she's learned to take a step back, try to empathize, and lean into her "softer feelings." See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2018, a Gallup poll found that more Americans were stressed, worried, a...
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COVID-19 is a crucial part of our individual medical career stories

In early 2020 the COVID-19 virus descended upon all of us in the U.S. No longer something we would anxiously read about in the news from outside our shores, this new public health dilemma had touched down close to home.  Before long, the WHO would proclaim it to be a worldwide global viral pandemic, emphasizing the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Physicians can practice medicine and build wealth through passive real estate investing

I am a trained neurosurgeon with decades of experience. However, I also have a passion for real estate. So far, I have managed to amass a real estate investment portfolio of over $250 million in assets by working with our investors and co-development partners. As a medical professional, I can relate to your current financial […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Shanna Swan: 'Most couples may have to use assisted reproduction by 2045'

The professor of environmental medicine explains how chemicals in plastics are causing our fertility to decline – and what we can do about it Shanna Swan is a professor of environmental medicine and public health at Mount Sinai school of medicine in New York City, studying fertility trends. In 2017 she documented how average sperm counts among western men have more than halved in the past 40 years. Count Down is her new book.You’ve spent more than 20 years examining the effects of hormone disrup...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, New York City, Environment, Reproduction, Fertility problems, Mount Sinai, Shanna Swan


How Mary Wortley Montagu's bold experiment led to smallpox vaccine – 75 years before Jenner

A new book celebrates the trailblazing work of the English aristocrat, who successfully inoculated her daughterIt was a daring and dangerous experiment that paved the way for the development of the first safe vaccine and saved countless lives. Yet when Lady Mary Wortley Montagu deliberately infected her own daughter with a tiny dose of smallpox – successfully inoculating the three-year-old child in 1721 – her ideas were dismissed and she was denounced by 18th-century society as an “ignorant woma...
Tags: Health, Books, Science, Society, UK News, World news, History, Medical Research, Culture, Epidemics, Vaccines and immunisation, Jenner, Aristocracy, Mary Wortley Montagu, Wortley Montagu


How Europe botched its vaccine rollout through shortages, stalled negotiations with drugmakers, and confusing health advice, forcing itself back into damaging lockdowns

A man is having body temperature checked on the entrance to Krakow University Hospital on the first day of teachers' Covid-19 vaccination programme. Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images The EU will struggle to hit its target of vaccinating 70% of people by summer. Less than 10% of people in Germany, France, and Italy have had their first COVID-19 shot. Slow negotiations with drugmakers, shortages, and confusing public health messages have contributed. See more stories on Insider'...
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Unsafe workspaces: health fears grow as staff get set for the big return

Safety reps sound the alarm over lack of risk assessments, PPE and social distancingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMillions of workers could be returning to unsafe workplaces without Covid risk assessments while the vaccines are still being rolled out and dangerous variants are circulating.A survey of union safety reps by the TUC suggests almost half of employers have not carried out a Covid risk assessment or have outdated, inadequate measures in place that may not ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Society, UK News, Work & careers, Health & wellbeing, Trade unions, TUC, Frances O'grady, Guardian Careers, Coronavirus


High court to rule on legality of Covid contracts for PM's 'chums'

Campaigners claim Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock acted unlawfullyClaims that Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock acted unlawfully by appointing their “chums” to three top jobs in the fight against Covid-19 – without opening the processes to competition – are to be the subject of an official legal challenge in the high court.Campaigners won an initial victory in the case last Thursday, when Mr Justice Swift granted their applications for a judicial review. In court, they will argue that the prime mini...
Tags: Health, Politics, Law, UK News, Public finance, Public services policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Swift, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


Skin Preparation Before Surgery: All You Need to Know

A skin or tissue infection can create complications for the most vulnerable category of patients: those who suffer invasive procedures. Medical specialists have to prepare a patient’s skin thoroughly before an incision. Otherwise, there’s a high risk of contamination with bacteria and other microorganisms. The quality of the antiseptic agents and other pre-surgery skin preparation products is... Source
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