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COVID-19, Who To Vaccinate First Among Workers? Lessons From the Italian Crisis

The COVID-19 epidemic, and the lockdowns enforced in many countries, have imposed high costs on the population: a combined health and socio-economic crisis, with the world economy shrank by 4.3 percent in 2020 and 130 million people who will starve due to the global economic crisis. Vaccine strategic distribution plans have generally followed the World Health Organizations […]

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How Do Bats Resist COVID? Insights Could Lead to New Treatments for Humans

A paper published in the prestigious journal, Science Immunology, explores the idea that studying bats’ responses to SARS-CoV-2 may provide key insights into how and when to best use existing therapies for COVID-19, and to develop new treatments. The review, led by Professor Marcel Nold and Associate Professor Claudia Nold, from Monash University’s Department of Paediatrics […]

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Pioneering and Highly Accurate Approach to Clocking Electron Movements Inside an Atom

New technique delivers resolution improvement in ultrafast processes. An international consortium of scientists, initiated by Reinhard Kienberger, Professor of Laser and X-ray Physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), several years ago, has made significant measurements in the femtosecond range at the U.S. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). However, on these minuscule timescales, it […]

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Infant Formula Websites Overtly Discourage Breastfeeding – Position Formula As Superior to Breastmilk

Direct-to-consumer messages on company websites promote benefits of formula feeding, position it as superior to breastmilk. An analysis of websites for baby formula manufacturers finds that their messages and images discourage breastfeeding while touting the benefits of formula, despite public health efforts to support breastfeeding and informed choice. The study, led by researchers at the […]

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Using Evolutionary Principles To Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

Understanding resistance rates and cross-resistance can improve the potency of sequential antibiotic treatment protocols. Sequential treatment using antibiotics that are similar but swapped around frequently is an effective way to kill bacteria and prevent drug resistance, a study in eLife reports. The results challenge a broad assumption that using similar antibiotics promotes cross-resistance to drugs, […]

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Republican backlash in opposition to Biden’s Covid vaccine mandate grows

Republican backlash in opposition to Biden’s Covid vaccine mandate grows. Asa Hutchinson calls directive ‘exceptional assumption of federal mandate authority’ as different governors threaten to sue. The political sparring in shape over Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandate endured on Sunday with one Republican governor blasting the degree as “counterproductive” and the White House insisting it […]

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Benefit of Having a Fifth Leg: Geckos Glide, Crash-Land, but Don’t Fall

Soft perching robot validates the benefit of having a fifth leg. Geckos’ impressive climbing abilities give them agility rarely surpassed in nature. With their highly specialized adhesive lamellae on their feet, geckos can climb up smooth vertical surfaces with ease and even move on a ceiling hanging upside down. Their ability to run on water […]