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Inflammation from COVID-19 can cause multi-organ damage

Severe cases of inflammation from COVID-19 can occur in some people – leading to cases of acute respiratory distress and multi-organ damage.

Understanding Flaviviruses: Deciphering insect-borne virus strategies

Understanding the infection strategy of mosquito-borne viruses known as flaviviruses is key in the future development of treatments and possible vaccines
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Scientists develop Omicron variant vaccine against COVID

MedUni Vienna delivers promising data to the Omicron variant vaccine which could protect people against all known variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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Which is the better protection against COVID-19? Immunity or vaccination?

Researchers find the best protection against COVID-19 is vaccinations rather than natural immunity, when analysing how infection with SARS-CoV-2 affects the immune system.
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TheraVision: An oncolytic virus platform technology for a personalised virus-immunotherapy

Prof Dr Susanne M Bailer, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, explains the possibilities of an oncolytic virus platform technology.
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Honeybee viral strains & transmission between honeybee colonies

Ivan Toplak, Professor from the University of Ljubljana, Veterinary Faculty, reveals what we know about honeybee viral strains and transmission between honeybee colonies.
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Higher infection rates amongst politically authoritarian countries

The politics of COVID-19 is intertwined with infection rates, where researchers highlight the linear transmission rate in more authoritarian areas.
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How do temperature variations affect infectious diseases?

Climate change is set to rise temperatures globally through greenhouse gas emissions, amidst this change, rates of infectious diseases are to become increasingly difficult to predict.
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Just 5% of COVID expenditure could prevent the next pandemic

Reducing the risk of future pandemics takes investment, biodiversity action, and fostering better human-wildlife relationships to prevent the spread of zoonotic viruses.
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90% of healthcare workers changed their minds on COVID vaccines

Despite healthcare workers experiencing the negative effects of the COVID-19 virus, many did not intend on being vaccinated – new research highlights that their outlooks have changed.
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Simulation model for schools to reopen safely during COVID-19

Researchers developed a simulation model for schools during the pandemic, identifying what schools need to do to minimise COVID cases.
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Scientists discover how Zika Virus evades cellular antiviral response

The human immune system is an intricate web designed to stop invading pathogens - but with over 200 virus species capable of infecting humans, some have a way to break through.
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How can hemp compounds block the COVID-19 virus infection?

Research demonstrates the ability to prevent COVID-19 from entering human cells through cannabinoid acids binding to a SARS-CoV-2 protein, blocking infection from the virus.
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Getting personal in brain tumour therapy: Matching therapies to patients

Sean E. Lawler PhD from Brown University Cancer Center, an experienced scientist in the brain tumour field
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Rapid testing to differentiate between COVID-19 & other infections

Shiao Fong Yee, Marketing Communications Manager at Novacyt Group, discusses the importance of rapid testing to differentiate between COVID-19 and other infections in light of facing winter respiratory viral challenges.
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The viral evolution of COVID-19 in animals

New research analyses mutation types occurring in the Coronavirus after infection in cats, dogs, ferrets, and hamsters, studying cross-species transmission in animals.
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Test kit created for rapid detection of viruses has 95% accuracy

A device created to identify viruses in humans, like COVID-19, has sustained 95% accuracy in results, as a significant improvement over the current rapid tests available.
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COVID-19 infection prevention: Resource-restricted setting focus

Zisis Kozlakidis and Dewi Nur Aisyah, explain the renewed focus on resource-restricted settings when it comes to COVID-19 infection prevention
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Planning HIV healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa with maps

A new study focuses on HIV data in sub-Saharan Africa, analysing the number of people living with HIV in 47 countries, the population distribution, and the locations of healthcare facilities.
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Factory farming, zoonotic disease and the risk of pandemics

Compassion in World Farming Research Manager dissects some of the dangers of the factory farming industry, discussing the spread of zoonotic diseases.

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