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Why COVID-19 hits men harder than women

When it comes to surviving critical cases of COVID-19, it appears that men draw the short straw. Initial reports from ...
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COVID pandemic exposes Africa’s need for long-term solutions to Lassa fever and other neglected tropical diseases

Spread by food contaminated by the feces or urine of disease-carrying rodents and endemic to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and ...
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‘Long-haulers’ suffer from debilitating COVID-19 symptoms months after infection – and doctors can’t figure out why

Doctors "don't understand" why some formerly healthy people can have coronavirus symptoms that linger for many weeks or even months, emergency care ...
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Anti-GMO movement merging with anti-vaccine groups, escalating threat to global coronavirus response

As scientists around the world work at an unprecedented pace to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, anti-vaccine proponents are planting ...
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Viewpoint: Media focus on COVID-19 deaths ignores lasting impact of ‘calamitous pandemic’

The media regularly reports about deaths from COVID-19 as if that is the whole story. But it's not. COVID-19 doesn't ...
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Rwanda controls COVID-19 but its farmers struggle

Rwanda has achieved astonishing results in controlling the novel coronavirus, recording just five deaths from COVID-19 even as cases continue ...
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Viewpoint: While ‘elitist academics’ praise local food ‘industrial farming’ feeds us during a pandemic

With the world COVID-19 pandemic in its sixth month, food activists are back to trumpeting locally grown, and even home ...
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Another pandemic coming? Expanding land use boosts exposure to diverse zoonotic diseases, study finds

Land use change—for example, the conversion of natural habitats to agricultural or urban ecosystems—is widely recognized to influence the risk ...
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‘Immunological dark matter’: Is this why some people have a pre-existing immunity to COVID-19?

More than half a million people have died from COVID-19 globally. It is a major tragedy, but perhaps not on the ...
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How COVID-19 kills

Nine of every 10 students worldwide shut out of their schools at one point. More than 7 million flights grounded ...
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Inflammation-fighting foods could help you weather lockdown-induced anxiety, depression

Uma Naidoo is a nutritional psychiatrist and author of the new book “This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable ...
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Viewpoint: How to constructively engage on social media with those who post anti-GMO and anti-vax conspiracies

The other day, a tantalizing question appeared in my Twitter feed: “If you were writing a book about 2020, what ...
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Vaccine ‘durability’: COVID-19 immunizations coming soon but will they last?

As the days unfold with a seeming sameness in this odd summer of the pandemic, news of vaccine clinical trials ...
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Podcast: From the Black Death to COVID-19—Investigating the ancient war between genes and disease

Kat Arney looks at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us, from the Black Death ...
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Wanted: Volunteers willing to risk getting sick from the coronavirus for the greater good

The Covid-19 Prevention Network, which knits together the existing federal clinical trial infrastructure developed largely to test HIV vaccines and ...
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‘A huge amount of wasted effort’: Most COVID-19 studies too small to yield real results

1,200 clinical trials aimed at testing treatment and prevention strategies against Covid-19 [have been designed] since the start of January ...
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The human protein that might explain who’s most at risk from Covid-19

The earliest clinical data out of China showed that some [COVID-19 patients] consistently fared worse than others, notably men, the ...
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Who are COVID-19 ‘super spreaders’ and how do they transmit the virus so widely

Growing evidence shows most infected people aren’t spreading the virus. But whether you become a superspreader probably depends more on ...
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Podcast: Europe suspends GMO rules to speed COVID vaccine; genes and coronavirus; Keto diet fights Alzheimer’s?

Europe has suspended some of its oppressive GMO regulations to speed development of a COVID-19 vaccine, drawing accusations of hypocrisy ...
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In the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, ethical concerns abound

How do we ethically test it in people? Can people be forced to get the vaccine if they don’t want it? ...
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The novel coronavirus is a random murderer

Six months into a pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 people globally, scientists are still trying to understand the ...
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COVID-19 is causing silent epidemics — societal and medical crises

As the nation emerges in fits and starts from the lockdowns spurred by the first wave of COVID-19 illnesses, we’re ...
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Early COVID-19 hotspots like New York City and northern Italy may be edging towards herd immunity

There are reasons to think the novel coronavirus began spreading earlier than previously understood, raising the possibility that herd immunity ...
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Genetic puzzle: How mice can be modified to help in the race to develop coronavirus therapies

For more than three decades Michael Koob has been working out complicated puzzles using the tools of molecular biology and genetics ...
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‘Desperation is not a strategy’: Slew of low quality studies clouds picture of how to confront COVID-19

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research ...
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In your genes? DNA holds clues about how you will fare when exposed to coronavirus

Although the spread of SARS-CoV2, the virus causing COVID-19, has slowed in many places that have successfully “flattened the curve”, ...
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‘It’s not premature to plan’: Deciding who gets the coronavirus vaccine first

The new coronavirus’ disproportionate toll on the elderly could put them at the front of the line [for a vaccine] ...
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European Union suspends some GMO regulations to fast-track COVID-19 vaccine

The EU’s stance on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been criticized by the Consumer Choice Center, which has labelled it ...