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Fully vaccinated people who previously had COVID-19 should be last in line for booster shots, experts say

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine in the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina, on August 29, 2021. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Fully vaccinated people with a past COVID-19 infection may be last to get booster shots. COVID-19 infection can trigger the immune response in a similar way to booster shots. Therefore, these people have already had "three exposures," one expert said. Fully vaccinated people who previously had COVID-19 could be the last in line for boo...
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Researchers discover how a genetic mutation in mice and monkeys interferes with viruses

A nationwide team of researchers, led by scientists at University of Utah Health and The Rockefeller University, has determined how a genetic mutation found in mice and monkeys interferes with viruses such as HIV and Ebola.
Tags: Health, Rockefeller University, University of Utah Health


2 experts describe how our COVID-19 antibodies adapt over time, creating an 'arms race' between our immune systems and virus variants

US Army nurse administers COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Meade in Maryland. US Army photo A virologist and immunologist say our immune systems can adapt to COVID-19 and fight emerging variants. They describe how antibodies evolve over time to recognize more variants and bind tighter to the virus. Boosters, or three-dose vaccines, could amplify these more potent antibodies, one professor said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is mutating and ch...
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New Studies Find Evidence Of 'Superhuman' Immunity To COVID-19 In Some Individuals

Some scientists have called it "superhuman immunity" or "bulletproof." But immunologist Shane Crotty prefers "hybrid immunity." "Overall, hybrid immunity to SARS-CoV-2 appears to be impressively potent," Crotty wrote in commentary in Science back in June. From a report: No matter what you call it, this type of immunity offers much-needed good news in what seems like an endless array of bad news regarding COVID-19. Over the past several months, a series of studies has found that some people mount...
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Videos of tardigrades walking around reveal that these microscopic water bears rely on 'grappling hook' claws

A screenshot from one of the researchers' videos shows a tardigrade using its claws to walk along a gel surface. Lisset A. Duran, Deborah Johnston Scientists recorded video of tardigrades, or water bears, walking around on gel surfaces. The footage shows how these microscopic creatures with eight legs use their claws like grappling hooks. The videos, below, also reveal that tardigrades have similar walking patterns to insects. See more stories on Insider's business page. They'r...
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Astonishing videos of a microscopic tardigrade going for a walk

Tardigrades, aka "water bears," are .02-inch-long animals that live throughout Earth's biospheres, from below solid Antarctic ice to deep ocean trenches and rainforests. Most animals of that size are legless and wiggle and slither to get around. Not tardigrades though. New research by Rockefeller University scientist Jasmine Nirody and colleagues reveals the physics of how these cute creatures lumber and sometimes even run around on stubby legs like insects that are 500,000 times large...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Earth, Evolution, Microscopy, Antarctic, Tardigrades, Water Bears, Rockefeller University, Jasmine Nirody


Microscopic Tardigrades Walk Like Animals 500,000 Times Their Size

Tardigrades are famous for their extreme durability, but new research shows how good they are at walking, despite their teeny size and squishy bodies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Walking, Tardigrade, Rockefeller University, Extremophiles, Thermophiles, Parachaela, Hypsibius Dujardini, Xerophiles, Jasmine Nirody, Psychrophiles, Hypsibius


Elon Musk dreams of electric robots

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Elon Musk's Mr. Roboto dreamAmazon's secret slack channelTeam Travis: Who's who at CloudKitchensI'm Insider Tech Features Editor Alexei Oreskovic, and I'm always eager to hear your thoughts, feedback and tips, so hit me up at [email protected] Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. This week: Elon Musk dreams of electr...
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A San Francisco hospital is offering a dose of Pfizer's or Moderna's vaccine to people who got J&J

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images A San Francisco hospital is letting people who got Johnson & Johnson's vaccine get a dose of Pfizer's or Moderna's. J&J's shot may be the least effective against the Delta variant. But US regulators haven't recommended extra shots or boosters for any Americans yet. See more stories on Insider's business page. It'...
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Immunity To the Coronavirus May Persist for Years, Scientists Find

Immunity to the coronavirus lasts at least a year, possibly a lifetime, improving over time especially after vaccination, according to two new studies. The findings may help put to rest lingering fears that protection against the virus will be short-lived. From a report: Together, the studies suggest that most people who have recovered from Covid-19 and who were later immunized will not need boosters. Vaccinated people who were never infected most likely will need the shots, however, as will a m...
Tags: New York, Tech, University of Pennsylvania, Rockefeller University, Hensley, Scott Hensley, COVID, Michel Nussenzweig


The pursuit for a high quality genome begins with this rare bird

The flightless kakapo of New Zealand is in trouble. The world's heaviest parrot—representing one of the most ancestral branches of the parrot family tree—is nearly extinct, with barely 200 adults plodding the underbrush of four small islands. Whether the last of the kakapos have the genetic resilience to survive has long been unknown, and a question that only high-quality genomic analysis could answer.But a high-quality genome assembly does not exist for the kakapo—nor for most of the 70,000 ver...
Tags: Biology, Animals, Dna, Genetics, Innovation, New Zealand, Biodiversity, Rockefeller, Jarvis, Rockefeller University, Vertebrate Genomes Project, Erich D Jarvis, New Zealand Genome Sequencing Project


How army ants' iconic mass raids evolved

Researchers led by Harvard University and The Rockefeller University combine phylogenetic reconstructions and computational behavioral analysis to show that army ant mass raiding evolved from group raiding through the scaling effects of increasing colony size. The transition evolved tens of millions of years ago and is perfectly correlated with a massive increase in colony size.
Tags: Science, Harvard University, Rockefeller University


Emergence Capital co-founder Jason Green on transitioning to the next chapter

Succession is a major issue for many venture firms. Institutional investors, founders — even reporters — often get attached to senior members of a team, and when one of those individuals decides to hang up his or her cleats, it can be tricky for the rest of the partnership. For its part, Emergence, a highly successful enterprise-focused venture firm, has been thinking about succession for at least the last decade, suggests Jason Green, who co-founded the outfit with Gordon Ritter and Brian Jacob...
Tags: New York, Tech, Green, Benchmark, Bill Gurley, Bay Area, Gordon, Jacobs, Rockefeller University, Welsh Carson Anderson Stowe, Jason Green, Brian Jacobs, Gordon Ritter, Russ Carson, Moai Capital


Emergence Capital cofounder Jason Green on transitioning out of the firm, and what’s next

Succession is a major issue for many venture firms. Institutional investors, founders — even reporters — often get attached to individual members of a team, and when one of those individuals, particularly a firm cofounder, decides to hang up his cleats, it can be tricky for the rest of the partnership if it hasn’t planned far enough ahead. For its part, Emergence, a highly successful enterprise-focused venture firm, has been thinking about succession for at least the last decade, suggests Jason ...
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Emergence Capital co-founder Jason Green on transitioning out of the firm, and what’s next

Succession is a major issue for many venture firms. Institutional investors, founders — even reporters — often get attached to individual members of a team, and when one of those individuals, particularly a firm co-founder, decides to hang up his cleats, it can be tricky for the rest of the partnership if it hasn’t planned far enough ahead. For its part, Emergence, a highly successful enterprise-focused venture firm, has been thinking about succession for at least the last decade, suggests Jason...
Tags: Tech, Green, Benchmark, Bill Gurley, Bay Area, Gordon, Jacobs, Rockefeller University, Welsh Carson Anderson Stowe, Jason Green, Brian Jacobs, Gordon Ritter, Moai Capital Green, Russ Carson


CDC Study: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Reduce COVID-19 Hospitalization Risk By 94% Among Older Adults

(CNN) — The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines were found in the real world to be 94% effective against Covid-19 hospitalization among fully vaccinated adults ages 65 and older in the United States, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The study also found that the vaccines were 64% effective among those older adults who were partially vaccinated, meaning they had only received one dose of vaccine so far. These findings are consistent with the vaccin...
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A detailed look at two cases of symptomatic COVID in vaccinated individuals

In a recent brief report published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Rockefeller University in New York described a case of two fully vaccinated individuals in whom they found subsequent breakthrough infections with variants of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), carrying a number of substitutions of interest.
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Could covid lead to a lifetime of autoimmune disease?

When Aaron Ring began testing blood samples collected from covid-19 patients who had come through Yale–New Haven Hospital last March and April, he expected to see a type of immune protein known as an autoantibody in at least some of them. These are antibodies that have gone rogue and started attacking the body’s own tissue; they’re known to show up after some severe infections. Researchers at New York City’s Rockefeller University had already found that some patients with bad cases of covid h...
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International Project Will See How the Quiet of Covid-19 Affected the Oceans

Between offshore oil and gas drilling, shipping, wind turbines, and even jet skis, the ocean is a pretty loud place. But amid covid-19, a lot of that activity came to a halt. That’s given scientists a rare chance to examine how marine ecosystems respond to quieter soundscapes. A new initiative, the International…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Noise, Sonar, Noise Pollution, Acoustics, Oceanography, Rockefeller University, National Centers for Environmental Information, Jesse Ausubel, Soundscape, Classical Mechanics, Technology Internet, Peter Tyack, Hydrophone, International Quiet Ocean Experiment Science Plan


Neutralizing antibodies may be evolving to keep up with SARS-CoV-2 mutations

Viruses evolve under increased pressure, and new research from The Rockefeller University and University of Massachusetts Medical School in the U.S. suggests our antibodies can as well.
Tags: Health, Rockefeller University, University of Massachusetts Medical School


Understanding Today’s Luxury Consumer

Luxury marketing is largely about exclusivity. If everyone has it, it’s not luxury. The popular bumper-sticker slogan, “He who dies with the most toys, wins,” summarizes the desire to accumulate these badges of achievement. Many marketers try to target affluent, upscale buyers. This makes sense, because these consumers obviously have the resources to spend on costly products that command higher profit margins. And our current economic system tends to encourage the accumulation of wealth among...
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Recovered COVID-19 patients exhibit persistent cellular immunity

Researchers at The Rockefeller University in New York have conducted a study showing that infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – triggers persistent T cell responses that last for at least six months.
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Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Dec. 3-10

  WonderLAnd, a drive-thru holiday lights experience runs various dates through Dec. 30 in Woodland Hills. (Photo courtesy of Experiential Supply Co.)   Take a chance on cultural and educational experiences, Dec. 3-10   EVENTS   Holiday Road – Drive-Thru: Journey by car to a fantasy world of Christmas Tree Forest, Gingerbread Lane, the North Pole, Elf Village amid festive lights, scenes and tunnels, 5-10 p.m. Dec. 4-Jan. 10. Admission $75 per car (with all passengers wearing a seat belt) ...
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Antibody combinations may be more effective at preventing, treating COVID-19

Pairs of antibodies may be more effective than single antibodies at preventing and treating COVID-19, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Rockefeller University in New York.
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Coronavirus vaccine research and distribution plans overlook an important, growing group: people who already got sick

Kate Bingham, Chair of the UK government's Vaccine Taskforce, starts her Novavax trial at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images US public-health experts aren't sure when Americans who've survived the coronavirus will be eligible for a vaccine. Some leading trials — including Moderna's — excluded anyone with a history of coronavirus infection, so researchers don't yet know how a vaccine would affect those people. Without that data, experts say...
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Antibody cocktails at low doses could be more effective at treating COVID-19

Pairs of antibodies may be more effective than single antibodies at preventing and treating COVID-19, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Rockefeller University in New York. The study, published November 19, 2020 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), also suggests that in addition to blocking SARS-CoV-2's entry into cells, the antibodies may combat the virus by enlisting various types of white blood cells to fight the infect...
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Covid immune response faster and stronger post-infection, scientists say

Strongest evidence yet found of sustained defence in people who recover from coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have found the strongest evidence yet that people who recover from Covid may mount a much faster and more effective defence against the infection if they encounter the virus again.Researchers at Rockefeller University in New York found that the immune system not only remembered the virus but improved the quality of protective antibodies af...
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UC Davis Alumnus Charles M. Rice Shares 2020 Nobel Prize For Medicine

(CBS13/CNN) — The Nobel Prize in Medicine has been jointly awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and UC Davis alumnus Charles M. Rice for the discovery of hepatitis C virus. The award is one of the most sought-after global accolades and grants entry into one of the most prestigious clubs in the world. The Nobel Assembly said in a news release Monday that the three scientists “made seminal discoveries that led to the identification of a novel virus.” It said the trio had “made a decisive c...
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3 win Nobel medicine prize for discovering hepatitis C virus

By DAVID KEYTON and FRANK JORDANS | Associated Press STOCKHOLM — Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton jointly won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio’s work identified a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that couldn’t be explained by the previously disco...
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Nobel prize in medicine awarded to trio for work on hepatitis C

Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles Rice share 10m Swedish kronor prizeTwo Americans and a British scientist have been awarded the Nobel prize in medicine for their groundbreaking work on blood-borne hepatitis, a health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer around the world.Harvey J Alter at the US National Institutes of Health in Maryland, Charles M Rice from Rockefeller University in New York, and Michael Houghton, a British virologist at the University of Alberta in Canada, disco...
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