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Delta variant twice as likely to cause COVID hospitalisation

A Scottish study, published in The Lancet, found the Delta variant was twice as likely as the Alpha variant to cause COVID hospitalisation.
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Scientists find new way to measure dark matter

Scientists reveal that billions of stars at the centre of the Milky Way are spinning more slowly - they believe it is being counterweighted by dark matter, slowing by 24% since it was created.
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Researchers say new method of classifying race can improve health outcomes

South Asians have the highest rate of type 2 diabetes in the UK, due to a mix of racial and socioeconomic factors - now, researchers say that a more nuanced method of classifying race could improve their health outcomes.
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Scientists say microbes on seafloor absorb greenhouse gases

It is commonly known that the Amazon rainforest absorbs greenhouse gases - but scientists now draw attention to the mystery of the seafloor, where microbial communities eat up gigatons of methane.
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PHE study finds AstraZeneca vaccine 92% effective against Delta variant

Public Health England found that two doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine could still keep patients with the Delta variant out of hospital - but both are now less able to stop infection in the first place.
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European Commission launches EU Digital COVID Certificate

Today (14 June) the Commission formally signed legislation to create the EU Digital COVID Certificate - which will be used for 12 months, beginning from 1 July, 2021.
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North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust partners with ReStart

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (NTHFT) partners with ReStart to deliver integration into the Great North Care Record.
novavax alpha variant, delta variant

Study finds Novavax 93.2% effective against Alpha variant

A new study found that the Novavax vaccine was 93.2% effective against the Alpha variant - with no clarification about vaccine performance against the Delta variant.
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G7 leaders agree to donate 8% of necessary COVID vaccines

The G7 meetings produced a new donation of 870 million COVID vaccines to struggling countries, with no progress on a waiver for vaccine patents.
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High blood lead levels found in people living near oil extraction sites

Indigenous communities in the Amazon have been found to have high blood levels due to illegal oil extraction sites, according to a new study.
chemical processes using iron catalysts, rare-earth

Improvements in chemical processes using iron catalysts 

Prof Masahiro Kamitani, Department of Chemistry at Kitasato University, Japan, explains the significance of developing catalysts in the manufacturing industry and improvements made in iron-based chemical processes.
HFO refrigerants, alternative refrigerants

Environmental impact of HFO refrigerants & alternatives for the future

Michael Kauffeld – a refrigeration technology expert & Mihaela Dudita - a chemist - assess the environmental impact of HFO refrigerants & present environmental benign alternatives for the future.
37% of doctors, doctors

Study finds 37% of doctors wanted to quit before COVID-19

A new study by The University of Manchester found that 37% of GPs intended to quit direct patient care, even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
biobanks medical research, biomarkers

Biobanks to support medical research focus

With the current focus on public health worldwide, Arthur Goudena, Marketing Manager of PHC Europe, explains how one of Europe’s leading biobanks plays a growing role in supporting medical research.
planetary protection, space exploration

To boldly go where no germs will follow: The role of the COSPAR Panel...

The COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection is working around the clock to ensure that space exploration is safe and sustainable, preventing both forward and backward contamination during missions.
offshore wind farm surveys, global aqua survey

Uncrewed survey vehicles for offshore wind farm surveys

Experts from Global Aqua Survey & Sulmara Subsea chart a paradigm shift towards the use of uncrewed survey vehicles (USVs) for offshore wind farm surveys, beginning with comment on innovation & autonomy.
undergraduate medical education, medical

Challenges for undergraduate and graduate medical education

Maximilian Buja, MD from McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, highlights challenges in imparting clinical skills in contemporary undergraduate medical education & graduate medical education.
remote care, communities

The evolution of care in a post-COVID world

Imogen Keane, Business Development Manager at Service Robotics Ltd, explores how the remote care revolution is helping to address loneliness for the most vulnerable in our communities.
magnetic monopoles, quantum mechanics

Magnetic monopoles: Lossless energy transport and storage

Here, Dr Maria Cristina Diamantini and Dr Carlo A. Trugenberger offer an explanation of how quantum mechanics can solve the problem of lossless energy transport and storage using magnetic monopoles.
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UC Davis Department of Molecular Biosciences

The Department of Molecular Biosciences serves as the academic home for all nutritional, physiological chemistry, and pharmacologic and toxicologic programs of the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. The goal of the Department of Molecular Biosciences is to study fundamental biological processes and their perturbations by mutations, nutrition, drugs...

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