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The woman who co-created the AstraZeneca vaccine is now represented as a Barbie doll and wants to inspire kids to pursue science

John Cairns Professor Sarah Gilbert led the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. She is one of five women commemorated in doll form by Barbie maker Mattel, and hopes it inspires others. Women and people from minority backgrounds have typically been underrepresented in STEM roles. See more stories on Insider's business page. The vaccinologist who led the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has said that she hopes her being made into a Barbie doll will inspire more...
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One billion doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine released

The University of Oxford's and our partners AstraZeneca have today announced that one billion doses of the ChAdOx1 nCov-19 coronavirus vaccine have been released, to more than 170 countries, marking a key milestone as part of the University and AstraZeneca's joint vision to make the available to the world, on a not-for-profit basis for the world during the pandemic, and in perpetuity for low- and middle-income countries.
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Vaccinologist Barbie: Prof Sarah Gilbert honoured with a doll

Co-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab hopes it will inspire young girls to enter Stem careersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageProf Sarah Gilbert has had quite a year. The co-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab has been made a dame, been given an emotional standing ovation at Wimbledon – and now a Barbie doll has been made in her honour.Gilbert, who led the development of the Covid vaccine at Oxford University, said she initially found the gesture “very strange” bu...
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Insider Cannabis: Tilray's war chest - A $115 billion market for synthetic cannabis - Psychedelics 'flash in the pan'

Employees tend to medical cannabis plants at Pharmocann, an Israeli medical cannabis company in northern Israel. Amir Cohen/Reuters Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.Hello everyone,Here on the home front, reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is slow-walking legalization - he has yet to make nominat...
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Tilray's war chest

Employees tend to medical cannabis plants at Pharmocann, an Israeli medical cannabis company in northern Israel. Amir Cohen/Reuters Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.Hello everyone,Here on the home front, reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is slow-walking legalization - he has yet to make nominat...
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Two Gen Zers turned a $2,000 investment into an art gallery that sells $600,000 pieces. They want to usher in a new generation of art collectors.

Alexis de Bernede (L) and Marius Jacob (R) Darmo Art Darmo Art is a gallery based in Paris that booked more than six figures in its latest show. Its young founders are looking to highlight up-and-coming creatives and build a welcoming environment for aspiring collectors. This is part of Insider's series Star, Rising which highlights early-stage companies and entrepreneurs that are gaining popularity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Name(s): Alexis de Bernede and Mar...
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Oxford Scientists Are Testing a Vaccine for the Plague

The scientists who developed one of the first widely available vaccines against covid-19 are now setting their sights on a long-time microscopic foe: the plague. This week, researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK announced the start of a Phase I clinical trial testing out a potential vaccine for the plague.…Read more...
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Jeremy Farrar: ‘A September 2020 lockdown would have saved a lot of lives’

The Wellcome Trust director and Sage member on what politicians and scientists got right and wrong on Covid and why we need an immediate public inquiryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJeremy Farrar is the director of the Wellcome Trust, a former professor of tropical medicine at the University of Oxford and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage). He has just published his account of the Covid crisis – Spike: The Virus v the People - in which h...
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Is the UK’s pingdemic good or bad? Yes.

Oscar Maung-Haley, 24, was working a part-time job in a bar in Manchester, England, when his phone pinged. It was the UK’s NHS Test and Trace app letting him know he’d potentially been exposed to covid-19 and needed to self-isolate. The news immediately caused problems. “It was a mad dash around the venue to show my manager and say I had to go,” he says. The alert he got was one of hundreds of thousands being sent out every week as the UK battles its latest wave of covid, which means more and...
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UK scientists back Covid boosters as study finds post-jab falls in antibodies

Exclusive: Waning antibody levels are possible warning sign of lower protection in months after vaccination Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have backed proposals for Covid boosters in the autumn after blood tests on hundreds of people revealed that protective antibodies can wane substantially within weeks of second vaccine shots being given.Falls in antibodies after vaccination are expected and do not necessarily mean people are more vulnerable to disease, ...
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Neurotransmitter levels predict math ability

The neurotransmitters GABA and glutamate have complementary roles -- GABA inhibits neurons, while glutamate makes them more active. Published 22nd July in PLOS Biology, researchers led by Roi Cohen Kadosh and George Zacharopoulos from the University of Oxford show that levels of these two neurotransmitters in the intraparietal sulcus of the brain can predict mathematics ability. The study also found that the relationships between the two neurotransmitters and arithmetic fluency switched as child...
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Eating processed meat raises risk of heart disease by a fifth

Oxford University researchers urge people to reduce consumption by three-quarters or give it up Eating processed meat raises the risk of heart disease by a fifth, according to the largest ever analysis of research into the impact of meat consumption on cardiac health.Researchers at the University of Oxford are urging the public to cut their red and processed meat consumption by three-quarters, or to give it up entirely, to lower their risk of dying from coronary heart disease. Continue reading.....
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Pacers: The Science Behind the Ultra Luxury

The post Pacers: The Science Behind the Ultra Luxury appeared first on iRunFar. Before I ever ran my first 100-mile race, I a good friend invited me to crew and pace her at the 2017 Western States 100. Another friend would help her cover miles 62-80 and then I would accompany her from there to the finish, a team with one mission: get her to the finish strong. The use of pacers is a uniquely North American ultramarathon luxury, and their use is a little contentious. This does mean there are stric...
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Cosmic rays help supernovae explosions pack a bigger punch

The final stage of cataclysmic explosions of dying massive stars, called supernovae, could pack an up to six times bigger punch on the surrounding interstellar gas with the help of cosmic rays, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Oxford. The work will be presented by PhD student Francisco Rodríguez Montero today (19 July) at the virtual National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2021).
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A Response to the Readers of Phantoms

For the Balkinization Symposium on Stephen Skowronek, John A. Dearborn and, Desmond King, Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic: The Deep State and The Unitary Executive (Oxford University Press, 2021). Stephen Skowronek, John A. Dearborn, and Desmond King We are delighted to have this opportunity for intellectual exchange with the community of law scholars through Balkinization. Each of the scholars who posted reactions to Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic engaged the book with insight and ...
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The 2020s will be a crucial decade for China, and even its leaders know the good times may not last

Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Li Xueren/Getty Images The 2020s will be a crucial decade for China as it readjusts to being richer, older, and more resource-deprived. China's own policymakers have expressed concerns for the future, seeming to realize that the good times may not roll on forever. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the past four decades, a narrative has taken hold among policymakers and the general public alike suggesting that China's rise will continue ...
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HIV Vaccine Trial Starts at Oxford

The University of Oxford this week started vaccinations of a novel HIV vaccine candidate as part of a Phase I clinical trial in the UK. From a report: The goal of the trial, known as HIV-CORE 0052, is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of the HIVconsvX vaccine -- a mosaic vaccine targeting a broad range of HIV-1 variants, making it potentially applicable for HIV strains in any geographical region. Thirteen healthy, HIV-negative adults, aged 18-65 and who are considered not ...
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Centre Court ovations, limbo-dancing grans – it’s all been humbling, say Oxford vaccine creators

Sarah Gilbert and Catherine Green tell of their pioneering vaccine work but warn the battle is far from overCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSarah Gilbert’s experiences at Wimbledon last week clearly had a profound impact on the medical researcher – though it was not the standing ovation that the vaccine pioneer received on Centre Court that turned her head. It was the sleekly efficient operations she experienced at the tennis championships that most impressed her.“Eve...
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Australian universities may allow pseudonyms to protect students including those critical of China

University leaders considering major changes as research shows students have faced intimidation for criticising BeijingAustralian universities may allow students to submit written assignments under pseudonyms and in hard copy amid growing concerns about foreign government-linked harassment over politically sensitive topics.The Guardian has learned university leaders are considering a range of options to protect academic freedom, including making it a disciplinary offence if students record some ...
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Surging coronavirus cases and deaths in Russia show the Delta variant's havoc on a largely unvaccinated population

People wait to get tested for COVID-19 in Omsk, Russia on June 28, 2021. Yevgeny Sofiychuk/TASS/Getty Images Russia's daily coronavirus cases have more than doubled in the last month. Deaths are climbing, too, as the Delta variant becomes more widespread. It's a lesson in what happens when Delta strikes a mostly unvaccinated country, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly a year after becoming the first nation to authorize a coronavirus shot, Russia h...
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SARS-CoV-2 test in 20 minutes with FISH

A collaboration from the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick has led to research into a novel method of viral detection through rapid fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in order to effectively detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus within 20 minutes.
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Mixing Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines provides strong protection

By Carl Zimmer and Apoorva Mandavilli | New York Times Early results from a British vaccine study suggest that mixing different brands of vaccines can provoke a protective immune response against Covid-19. In the trial, volunteers produced high levels of antibodies and immune cells after getting one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and one dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford shot. Administering the vaccines in either order is likely to provide potent protection, Dr. Matthew Snape, a vaccine expert...
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Ivermectin To Be Studied As Possible COVID-19 Treatment In UK (slashdot)

University of Oxford scientists are trialing giving Ivermectin to people with Covid symptoms to see if it can keep them out of hospital. The BBC reports: The Principle study will compare those given the drug to patients receiving the usual NHS care. The drug has become controversial after being promoted for use across Latin America and in South Africa, despite being so far unproven. Previous studies of Ivermectin have generally been small or low quality. Most commonly used to treat parasitic inf...
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Ivermectin To Be Studied As Possible COVID-19 Treatment In UK

University of Oxford scientists are trialing giving Ivermectin to people with Covid symptoms to see if it can keep them out of hospital. The BBC reports: The Principle study will compare those given the drug to patients receiving the usual NHS care. The drug has become controversial after being promoted for use across Latin America and in South Africa, despite being so far unproven. Previous studies of Ivermectin have generally been small or low quality. Most commonly used to treat parasitic inf...
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The Oxford vaccine: the trials and tribulations of a world-saving jab

Amid bemusement from scientists at the deluge of often undeserved criticism, the Guardian pieces together the story behind the vaccine’s successes and failuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn January 2020, when most of the world slept soundly in ignorance of the pandemic coming its way, a group of scientists at Oxford University got to work on a vaccine to save the planet. They wanted it to be highly effective, cheap, and easy to use in even the poorest countries.Pr...
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Call for a New Deal for Journalism to strengthen democracy

Changes in news consumption practices and in the information ecosystem have hit newspapers hard The post Call for a New Deal for Journalism to strengthen democracy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Ageing Process is Unstoppable, Finds Unprecedented Study (slashdot)

Immortality and everlasting youth are the stuff of myths, according to new research which may finally end the eternal debate about whether we can live for ever. From a report: Backed by governments, business, academics and investors in an industry worth $110bn -- and estimated to be worth $610bn by 2025 -- scientists have spent decades attempting to harness the power of genomics and artificial intelligence to find a way to prevent or even reverse ageing. But an unprecedented study has now confir...
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Ageing Process is Unstoppable, Finds Unprecedented Study

Immortality and everlasting youth are the stuff of myths, according to new research which may finally end the eternal debate about whether we can live for ever. From a report: Backed by governments, business, academics and investors in an industry worth $110bn -- and estimated to be worth $610bn by 2025 -- scientists have spent decades attempting to harness the power of genomics and artificial intelligence to find a way to prevent or even reverse ageing. But an unprecedented study has now confir...
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New drug cuts deaths among patients with no Covid antibodies

Oxford University trial reports cocktail of manmade antibodies reduces fatalities by a fifthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA new drug has been found to cut Covid deaths by a fifth among the sickest patients in hospital and may change official practice so that every patient with coronavirus will have an antibody test before they are admitted.The Recovery trial based at Oxford University has found a third drug that can help Covid patients recover in hospital – but this...
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SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern could cause further epidemics in UK

The team – from the University of Warwick, the University of Manchester, and the University of Oxford – say that a variant of concern that has either a substantial transmission advantage over resident lineages, or the ability to evade vaccine- or infection-induced immunity, can be expected to drive a wave of infections and hospitalizations similar to that seen in the country during the winter of 2020-21.
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