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COVID transmission, surfaces

Center for Disease Control says surfaces “low-risk” for COVID transmission

New CDC guidelines suggest that surfaces are a "low-risk" for COVID transmission - cleaning surfaces with detergent or soap once a day should be enough to reduce possible virus levels.
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How is the UK cleaning up its energy?

Open Access Government discuss UK Energy Policy and the priorities that the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP has set out for 2021 in his new role as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
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A year with COVID-19: What has healthcare learnt?

Chris Norton, Managing Director, UK & Ireland, InterSystems, discusses the NHS’ current challenges, integrated care efforts, and the ways data and technology can be harnessed to inform care today, and in a post-COVID world.
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Defeating late blight disease of potato in sub-Saharan Africa

Three academic experts, including Richard E. Goodman from the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, shed light on defeating late blight disease of potato in sub-Saharan Africa, starting with a brief introduction to the crop in question.
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1 in 10 suffer long-term effects 8 months after mild COVID-19 infection

According to a new study, by researchers at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, 1 in 10 people still experience symptoms of COVID-19 8 months after infection.
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Cities: Climate change, transport and beyond COVID-19

Jonathan Miles, Editor of Open Access Government, charts the importance of climate change adaptation, the impact of lockdown, transport and the environment in Europe, as highlighted by Eurocities.
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Over 700,000 AstraZeneca doses sent from UK to Australia

Today (8 April) it was revealed that over 700,000 AstraZeneca doses manufactured in the UK are being sent to Australia - with a confirmed 300,000 vaccines in Sydney at the end of February.
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Advancing science and serving society in the U.S.

Open Access Government explores the work of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and how the organisation continues to ensure that all of society benefit from scientific innovation.
sustainable mobility

Smart and sustainable mobility for the future

Open Access Government explores Europe’s current smart mobility priorities, learning why Intelligent Transport Solutions (ITS) are key to advancing the transport sector in a sustainable and innovative way.
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REACT study: Primary school children have highest COVID infection level

New data from the REACT study finds that the prevalence of COVID is down by 60% in one month, but primary school children have the highest COVID infection levels.
blended learning

Blended learning can address one of the UK’s most profound educational issues

Dr Paul Armstrong, The Manchester Institute for Education, University of Manchester, looks at the long-term outlook for the UK education system as we transition out of lockdown, specifically around addressing inequalities that have been exposed during the pandemic.
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Healthy under-30s should take alternative vaccine to AstraZeneca

The UK's medical authorities cleared continued use of AstraZeneca, but say that 18-29 year olds should take an alternative vaccine to AstraZeneca if possible.
breast milk

Breast milk may protect babies against COVID-19

A new study by Washington University School of Medicine suggests that breastfeeding mothers may pass protective COVID-19 antibodies to their babies through breast milk for at least 80 days following vaccination.
implantable sensors, gold nanoparticles

Are gold nanoparticles the next generation of implantable sensors?

Scientists have developed an implantable sensor using gold nanoparticles, which can function in the human body for "several months" to report health changes.
cancer treatment and services

Improving cancer treatment and services during and beyond COVID-19

Greg Quinn, BD UK, explores how cancer treatment and services have been impacted by the pandemic and the potential role of medical technology in supporting the NHS during this complex time.
scientific cooperation

Promoting international scientific cooperation in Japan

Here, Open Access Government learns all about the initiatives of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to promote scientific excellence on both a national and global scale.
moderna covid vaccine, pfizer

Moderna COVID vaccine rollout begins in UK

The Moderna COVID vaccine will initially be given to patients in Wales - which brings the UK up to three approved vaccines.
natural sciences

Driving natural sciences and engineering research in Canada

Open Access Government discusses the importance of funding visionaries, explorers and innovators who are searching for scientific and technical breakthroughs in Canada.
the energy sector

Europe’s clear direction towards clean energy transition

Megan Warrender, Assistant Editor at Open Access Government, explores how Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy is firmly set on achieving Europe’s ambitious targets for transforming the energy sector.
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Scientists identify deadly new snake species in Asia

Researchers have discovered a deadly new snake species in Asia, which has been named Suzhen's krait after the mythical figure of Bai Su Zhen - a snake goddess who saved a lot of human lives.

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