Study uncovers subset of COVID-19 patients who recover quickly and sustain antibodies

Boston, MA — One of the pressing questions about COVID-19 remains: How long does immunity last? One key indicator of immunity is the presence of virus-specific antibodies. Previous studies have provided conflicting accounts about whether people who have recovered from infection can sustain potentially-protective antibodies or not. A new study led by investigators from Brigham…

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UC researchers pioneer more effective way to block malaria transmission in mosquitoes

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 3, 2020 — Employing a strategy known as “population modification,” which involves using a CRISPR-Cas9 gene drive system to introduce genes preventing parasite transmission into mosquito chromosomes, University of California researchers have made a major advance in the use of genetic technologies to control the transmission of malaria parasites. University of California,…

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Vitamin E from palm oil useful in boosting immune response based on studies on liver cells

Palm oil contains abundant quantities of vitamin E compounds, which include tocopherols and tocotrienols. These compounds have anti-oxidant effects, which protect cells from damage from toxic chemical produced by metabolic processes. While tocopherol is a widely known and researched compound, there remains much to learn about tocotrienols. A team of researchers from Malaysia and Libya…

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Join us online: Insect science goes virtual at Entomology 2020, November 11-25

What: Entomology 2020, the Virtual Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Where: Anywhere! (i.e., online) When: November 11-25, 2020 Who: 3,000+ insect scientists and entomological experts Your next great science story could be just a few mouse-clicks away at Entomology 2020, the Entomological Society of America’s Virtual Annual Meeting. Every year, the insect…

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To Have and to Hone

Handle these Artisan Revere knives with care. These two models are so sharp, you’ll need to keep them in their leather sheaths. David Olkovetsky, a former steel company analyst, went into the kitchen knife business with a team of like-minded partners because he was not satisfied with what was available. His knives, which took more…

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Spirit Yourself Away for a Sip or Two

Most cocktail books are small, handy volumes. Not so this lavish, gift-worthy stunner. It has more than 600 recipes, most documented with history-filled headnotes, beautiful photographs and even a gold ribbon to hold your place. I loved the Old Cuban by Audrey Saunders, made with rum and Champagne, and the pre-Prohibition English cobbler deepened with…

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