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UK Covid live: ministers should act now to prevent need for lockdown, urges Tony Blair

Latest updates: former PM joins growing calls for beefed-up measures as health minister suggests time to act is not nowEngland: minister denies there is ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixingBritish Medical Association says ‘time is now’ for Covid plan BWho can get a Covid booster jab in England?Global Covid updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverageThe campaign group Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice is also calling for the government to move to a plan B now. In a statement Hannah Brady, its...
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‘Glad to be home’: Bill Clinton says he is recovering after hospital stay

Former US president releases video thanking staff at California hospital where he was treated for infectionBill Clinton has released a video saying he is on the road to recovery after being hospitalised in southern California for six days to treat an infection unrelated to Covid-19.Clinton, 75, who arrived home in New York on Sunday, said he was glad to be back and that he was “so touched by the outpouring of support” he received while in hospital last week. Continue reading...
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What is driving the rise in UK Covid cases?

A drop-off in mask wearing and slow uptake of booster jabs are among the reasons for the continuing growthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid cases in the UK are on the rise once more, with 49,156 reported on Monday – the highest figure since mid-July. The increase appears to be driven by growing case numbers in England, but what is behind that increase? Continue reading...
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Development of a plant-based platform for the production of SARS-CoV-2 antigen

Scientists have recently focused on the development of plant-based recombinant protein platforms.
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Immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination in patients with multiple sclerosis

A new study has focused on the immune response in pwMS undergoing anti-CD20 treatment.
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Minister denies there is a Covid ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixing in England

Denial from Edward Argar comes as virologist warns UK daily case rate is already likely to be close to 100,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCurrent pressure on the NHS is “sustainable”, according to a health minister, who denied the government had a “plan C” that would ban the mixing of households at Christmas in England if cases continued to rise.Edward Argar told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that while the NHS was “under huge pressure” it was not the right time t...
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Improper Z-RNA recognition contributes to pathogenesis of Aicardi-Goutières syndrome

Like DNA, RNA molecules contain information through unique combinations of four different nucleotides. However, through a molecular process called RNA editing, chemical changes can be made to adenosine nucleotides that convert them to a nucleotide called inosine by enzymes known as adenosine deaminases (ADARs).
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Study analyzes neural correlates of balance in individuals with traumatic brain injury

Using neuroimaging techniques and electroencephalography (EEG), Kessler Foundation researchers compared the neural correlates of balance in individuals with traumatic brain injury and matched controls. This study is the first to report EEG-based functional connectivity measures during a balance perturbation task and show the association with white matter integrity in the brain.
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Innovative method greatly simplifies the complexity of delivering vaccines

Future vaccine delivery may rely on everyday items like BBQ lighters and microneedles, thanks to the ingenuity of a team of Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University researchers.
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Yale Cancer Center receives $6.5 million NIH grant for cellular senescence research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant to fund cellular senescence research in lymphoid organs at Yale Cancer Center.
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Study highlights major role of polysubstance use in drug overdose risk

Even as the opioid epidemic dominated national attention over the past decade, the rate of overdose deaths involving cocaine, methamphetamine and other stimulants tripled, a new study in veterans suggests.
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People's eyes widen in response to interest and engagement, finds study

As busy people, we juggle many tasks, keep many balls in the air, and try to avoid letting anything drop. In class, instructors toss out ideas; sometimes they go over our heads, but other times we grasp them quickly.
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Pitt researchers to contribute to building an atlas of cellular senescence

Most cells throughout the body can divide and multiply to replace old cells and repair damaged tissue, but in response to certain stresses, cells can lose their ability to proliferate. These so-called senescent cells accumulate with age and may contribute to cancer and age-related disorders, such as chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, frailty and dementia, by pumping out signals that damage neighboring tissues.
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New system aims to maximize protection, minimize costs while planning epidemic interventions

A team of researchers has created a software system designed to model epidemics, with the aim of maximizing public-health protections while minimizing economic and social costs.
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Researchers employ novel algorithm to identify candidate cancer drugs for pulmonary hypertension

By combining computational and experimental approaches, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Prairie View A&M University researchers identified cancer drugs that show promise for treating pulmonary hypertension, or PH, a rare and incurable lung disease.
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Skeletal muscle in individuals with type 2 diabetes has a different circadian rhythm, research shows

Almost all cells regulate their biological processes over a 24-hour period, otherwise called a cell's circadian rhythm. To do so, cells use a biological clock that cycles different genes on and off throughout the day and night. Scientists already know that our metabolic health can suffer when our biological clock breaks down, due to shift work or sleep disorders, for example. However, it's unclear how exactly the biological clock of people with type 2 diabetes differs from healthy people.
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Drug company pipelines are filling up with new molecules to help people lose weight

Drugs that promise to help people lose weight have had a checkered past, such as the infamous fen-phen that was pulled from the market in 1997 after reports of heart valve damage. But now, drug company pipelines are filling up with new molecules that aim to help people safely shed extra pounds, according to a cover story in Chemical & Engineering News, an independent news outlet of the American Chemical Society.
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Research reveals the mechanisms of cardiac sex disparities at an early stage

Males and females differ in prevalence, treatment responses, and survival rates for a variety of diseases. For cardiac disease, women almost uniformly fare far worse than men. There are likely many reasons for this, and scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Princeton University seemed to have found one deep inside cells before we're even born.
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Researchers challenge long-held assumption about ML trade-offs in public policy decisions

Carnegie Mellon University researchers are challenging a long-held assumption that there is a trade-off between accuracy and fairness when using machine learning to make public policy decisions.
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Interferon treatment coupled with bone marrow transplant reduces risk of leukemia recurrence

Researchers at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center have identified a drug that, when given along with a bone marrow transplant, drops the risk of leukemia recurring by 20% among the high-risk patients.
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First-in-human study of DBS for post-stroke rehabilitation shows encouraging results

Targeting the dentate nucleus with deep brain stimulation (DBS) was safe and feasible for promoting post-stroke rehabilitation in a first-in-human study at Cleveland Clinic.
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Only 14% of promised Covid vaccine doses reach poorest nations

Just 261m of the 1.8bn doses pledged by wealthy nations have arrived in low-income countries, analysis findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly one in seven Covid vaccine doses promised to the world’s poorest countries have been delivered, a report reveals.Of 1.8bn doses pledged by wealthy nations, just 261m (14%) have arrived in low-income countries, according to the analysis by the People’s Vaccinealliance, a coalition of groups that includes Oxfam, ActionAid and A...
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Study reveals an alternative mechanism for muscle tissue repair after physiological damage

Muscle is known to regenerate through a complex process that involves several steps and relies on stem cells.
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Life after loneliness: ‘I was a single, isolated workaholic – until I learned to love my own company’

After my second divorce, I was alone for almost a decade. I soon realised that no one was coming to rescue me and began to build a new world for myselfI have had several periods of loneliness in my life, but none more intense than after my second divorce. I was single for almost a decade, and despite being busy, and having a great job in TV, the reality was that I was incredibly lonely.By divorcing, and for a second time, I’d stepped away from what was considered acceptable by the British Pakist...
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Deep within the UK’s shocking Covid data, there may be reasons for optimism

Analysis: soaring cases in schools are adding to the pool of the immune – which could soon see some community infections fallCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is hard to be upbeat about the latest numbers. The government’s Covid dashboard is awash with red and upward-pointing arrows. New cases have climbed 17% on the week. Hospital admissions are up 11% and deaths have increased by 21%. This is not where we wanted to be nearly two years into the pandemic – and 10 mon...
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Playing elite rugby may affect cognitive function in older age, study shows

Retired male elite rugby union players aged 50+ who suffered three or more rugby-related concussions during their career have no worse average cognitive function than those who had experienced no, one or two concussions, according to a new study in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.
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Study paves the way for development of new therapeutic strategies to treat addiction

Drug addiction is a psychiatric disorder for which no pharmacological treatment with long-term efficacy currently exists. All addictive substances share the property of raising concentrations of the neurotransmitter dopamine within brain regions forming the neural reward circuit.
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U-M researchers target a protein channel in the cell’s lysosome to selectively kill cancer cells

Cancer treatments necessarily target unchecked cell growth, and selectively kill cancer cells while sparing normal cells and avoiding general toxicity in the human body.
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UW Medicine receives NIH support to study aging cells

Efforts to understand aging cells in human tissues have received increased support from the National Institutes of Health.
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Kidney cancer study provides new insights into tumor invasion and metastatic competence

How cancers metastasize remains poorly understood. The process begins when cancer cells break off from a tumor and invade blood and lymphatic vessels, the body's alleyways. But studying invasion - typically a microscopic process - is challenging.
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