Adolescents from disadvantaged neighborhoods show gene regulation differences

DURHAM, N.C. — The neighborhood a child grows up in may influence their health for years to come in previously invisible ways. A long-term study of 2,000 children born in England and Wales and followed to age 18 found that young adults raised in communities marked by more economic deprivation, physical dilapidation, social disconnection and…

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Environmental conditions found to affect stability of virus that causes COVID-19

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A new study led by Marshall University researcher M. Jeremiah Matson found that environmental conditions affect the stability of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in human nasal mucus and sputum. Matson, the lead author on a study published earlier this month as an early release in Emerging Infectious Diseases,…

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Babies with COVID-19 tend to have mild illness, mostly with fever

A report from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago shows that infants under 90 days of age who tested positive for COVID-19 tend to be well, with little or no respiratory involvement. Fever was often found to be the primary or only symptom. Findings were published in The Journal of Pediatrics. «While…

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New adjuvant successful in extending immunity against HIV

ATLANTA — Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Emory Vaccine Center (EVC) are first to show a new adjuvant, 3M-052, helps induce long-lasting immunity against HIV. The study results are published today in Science Immunology. In this pre-clinical study that included 90 rhesus monkeys, the researchers showed 3M-052, a new, synthetic…

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Discover the latest research in stem cell science during ISSCR 2020 Virtual

Skokie, IL — Nearly 4,000 members of the global stem cell scientific community will gather virtually 23-27 June to share the latest developments in stem cell research and engage with leaders in the field. ISSCR 2020 Virtual, the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), will feature more than 300 presentations…

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Proteins expressed by viruses transmitted by Aedes aegypti Mosquito

The life span of the Aedes aegypti mosquito ranges from two to four weeks depending on environmental conditions, during which the female lays about one thousand eggs in water-filled containers close to human environments, because it needs human blood in order to reproduce and to complete its life cycle. Male mosquitos lack a blood-feeding system,…

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Coronavirus: A wake-up call to strengthen the global food system

Global food production is incredibly efficient, and the world’s farmers produce enough to feed the global population. Despite this abundance, a quarter of the global population do not have regular access to sufficient and nutritious food. A growing and more affluent population will further increase the global demand for food and create stresses on land,…

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Yang and collaborators building spatiotemporal platform to support COVID-19 response

Yang & Collaborators Building Spatiotemporal Platform To Support COVID-19 Response Chaowei Yang, Professor, Director, NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center, Geography and Geoinformation Science, is building a spatiotemporal platform to support rapid response to COVID-19. This project is a collaboration with the Center for Geographical Analysis at Harvard University. Specifically, Yang and his collaborators are building and…

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