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Study offers a non-invasive avenue for monitoring buildings for COVID-19 outbreaks

A study done in rooms where COVID-19 patients were isolated shows that the virus's RNA - part of the genetic material inside a virus - can persist up to a month in dust.
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Experimental evidence that ADAM17 inhibition prevents severe COVID-19

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus that is contagious in humans. It is the causal agent of the ongoing coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This virus causes a mild to severe infection and has claimed over 2.95 million lives worldwide. SARS-CoV-2 is the successor to SARS-CoV-1, the virus that caused the 2002–2004 SARS outbreak.
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Australia news live: mass coronavirus vaccine hubs planned; PM does not apologise to former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate

Scott Morrison stops short of apologising for speech in parliament; PM asks national cabinet to meet twice a week to help get Covid vaccine rollout on track. Follow updates liveMorrison asks national cabinet to meet twice a weekAustralia reports second blood clot case Bupa left in limbo about aged care staff vaccines Pfizer vaccine is now crucial to Australia. So why the secrecy? 4.30am BST A tidbit from that Scott Morrison press conference from earlier: the prime minister says he will meet...
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Researchers use a photostabilizer to modulate fluorescence blinking in biochemical assays

Fluorescence spectroscopy is indispensable in biomedical diagnostics. One can think of turning on fluorescence as turning on a flashlight in a dark room.
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Studies provide insights into characteristics and clinical effect of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant

Two new studies, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and The Lancet Public Health, found no evidence that people with the B.1.1.7. variant experience worse symptoms or a heightened risk of developing long COVID compared with those infected with a different COVID-19 strain.
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Researchers develop model for SARS-CoV-2 fusion intermediate that helps membrane fusion

The spike protein is the main part of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the infection. It consists of two subunits S1 and S2. Upon entry of the virus into the human body, the S1 subunit helps the virus bind to the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors on host cells.
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A gold nose pin, boxes of eggs, or a tax rebate: Covid vaccine incentives around the world

Members of the public are being offered gifts and discounts to encourage vaccine take-upSee all our coronavirus coverageThere isn’t much to like about having a needle stuck into your arm, so to encourage vaccinations, some countries are offering incentives to sweeten the deal. In one Indian city, residents are being offered a gold nose pin or a stick blender if they get a shot, while in China, not one but two boxes of eggs await responsible citizens.“The eggs don’t matter,” one Beijing resident ...
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Study of antiviral nutraceutical phenolics against SARS-CoV-2 main protease

To address this issue, a team of researchers led by Professor Mohamed El Raey of the National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt, looked at phytopharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals as potential antivirals against SARS-CoV-2.
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Mouse model closely replicates human NAFLD

Human non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a little-understood condition that significantly increases the risk of inflammation, fibrosis and liver cancer and ultimately requires liver transplant.
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Novel ultrasensitive assay to measure cathepsin B in the blood

Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research demonstrated the potential of a novel blood test for cathepsin B, a well-studied protein important to brain development and function, as an indicator for a range of disease states.
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Chemical modification of RNA appears to play a critical role in inherited kidney disorder

A chemical modification of RNA that can be influenced by diet appears to play a key role in polycystic kidney disease, an inherited disorder that is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S., UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study.
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Researchers discover molecular signatures of aging process in mice

Researchers have identified molecular signatures of the aging process in mice, publishing their results today in the open-access eLife journal.
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A host of mutations could compromise COVID-19 vaccines and antibody therapies

Researchers in the United States have identified 95 high-frequency mutations in the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that threaten to compromise the efficacy of current and future vaccines and antibody therapies for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Researchers find a way to fine-tune the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to fine-tune the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics via engineered biosynthesis.
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Alpaca nanobodies effective against South African SARS-CoV-2 variant

Researchers in South Africa and the UK have identified alpaca-derived nanoantibodies that potently neutralize variants of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Aged bone marrow niche restrains function of rejuvenated HSCs, shows study

When leukemia strikes an older person, it is in part due to the aging of his or her hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs).
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Australia news live: Scott Morrison says he had ‘no intention’ to upset former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate

Prime minister stops short of apologising for speech in parliament; Morrison asks national cabinet to meet twice a week to help get coronavirus vaccine rollout back on track. Follow updates live • Morrison asks national cabinet to meet twice a week• Australia reports second blood clot case • Bupa left in limbo about aged care staff vaccines • Pfizer vaccine is now crucial to Australia. So why the secrecy? 2.31am BST Just back on the Eastern Freeway crash, the brother of victim Josh Prestney,...
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LA County to remain in orange tier as case rates slightly increase this week

Vaccine-seekers wait in line at Cal State Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 13, the day the site shifted operations from FEMA to the City of Los Angeles. Photo: Mark McGreal Darlene Toledo waited in line at CSULA to get the first of her COVID-19 vaccinein Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Hundreds wait in line for COVID-19 vaccine shots in a parking garage Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Cal S...
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Smoking cannabis alters key visual functions but many users lack awareness of it

A group of researchers from the Department of Optics of the University of Granada has studied the effects of smoking cannabis on various visual parameters compared to the effect that the users themselves perceive the drug to have on their vision.
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Natural treatment based on flour made from mealworms can help prevent Type II diabetes mellitus

Scientists from the Bioreactors Research Group of the University of Granada have demonstrated that a natural treatment based on flour made from the insect Tenebrio molitor (more commonly known as the mealworm) can help prevent Type II diabetes mellitus.
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MagnaPharm project opens up new possibilities in drug production

Polymorphs are crystalline materials that have the same chemical composition but different molecular packing. For example, diamond and graphite are both made from crystalline forms of carbon, but their physical and chemical properties vary drastically.
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EFP launches Europerio Series to showcase the hottest topics in oral health

Get ready for the hottest topics in oral health with the EuroPerio Series, a virtual initiative of the European Federation of Periodontology.
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Syphilis cases in California drive a record-setting year for STDs nationwide

In certain circles of San Francisco, a case of syphilis can be as common and casual as the flu, to the point where Billy Lemon can't even remember how many times he's had it.
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Altering a mosquito's gut genes shows promise to curb malaria

Altering a mosquito's gut genes to make them spread antimalarial genes to the next generation of their species shows promise as an approach to curb malaria, suggests a preliminary study published today in eLife.
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Biology of single-celled organisms reveals potential treatment target for COPD

In a series of experiments that began with amoebas -- single-celled organisms that extend podlike appendages to move around -- Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have identified a genetic pathway that could be activated to help sweep out mucus from the lungs of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease a widespread lung ailment.
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Researchers discover a new way to prevent brain nerve cells from deteriorating after injury

Violent blows or jolts to the head can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI), and there are currently about five million people in the U.S. living with some form of chronic impairment after suffering a TBI.
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Neural control of robotic prosthetic ankles can restore wide range of abilities for amputees

A recent case study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrates that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting.
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Researchers investigate link between COVID-19 and increased risk of blood clot formation

People who have recovered from COVID-19, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, may be at risk of developing blood clots due to a lingering and overactive immune response, according to a study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) scientists.
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Clinical trial of monoclonal antibody for treating respiratory disease in COVID-19 patients begins

A clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of an investigational monoclonal antibody for treating people who are hospitalized with respiratory disease and low blood oxygen due to infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has begun.
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Gene therapy may offer a new approach to preserving vision in people with retinitis pigmentosa

A gene therapy protects eye cells in mice with a rare disorder that causes vision loss, especially when used in combination with other gene therapies, shows a study published today in eLife.
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