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Tempering optimism: Here’s why the trajectory of COVID’s third wave will be so hard to predict

Tempering optimism: Here’s why the trajectory of COVID’s third wave will be so hard to predict

Wired | 
On June 24, the number of daily infections in the UK crossed 16,000, levels not seen since early February when ...
COVID’s Achilles’ heel: Will the DNA of disease-resistant patients offer clues to blocking the virus?

COVID’s Achilles’ heel: Will the DNA of disease-resistant patients offer clues to blocking the virus?

BBC | 
Mayana Zatz, director of the Human Genome Research Centre at the University of São Paulo has identified 100 couples, where ...
IVF 14-day rule: Scientists and ethicists reconsidering how many days an embryo can be studied outside the womb

IVF 14-day rule: Scientists and ethicists reconsidering how many days an embryo can be studied outside the womb

Psyche | 
As early as 1979, regulators responded to [in-vitro fertilization ethical] concerns by establishing the ‘14-day rule’. It soon became an internationally accepted ...
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Can dementia be cured?

Guardian | 
Dementia is not just one disease – it has more than 200 different subtypes. Over the past decade neurologists have ...
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Heart muscle patches: Reprogrammed blood cells might extend life of heart attack victims

BBC | 
Those who survive [a heart attack] are often left with permanent heart failure – a group which includes approximately 450,000 ...
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Could ‘superantibiotics’ save us from rising drug resistance?

Guardian | 
The need for new classes of antibiotics has repeatedly been emphasised, with researchers turning to some of the most extreme environments on ...

Genetics and training push athletic ability to the limit

Guardian | 
From club runners to Olympians, every athlete has a limit. Scientifically, this limit is defined as the body's lactate threshold ...
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