Coronavirus mutations show early safety measures and restrictions limited viral spread

The coronavirus, responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, has one official name–SARS-CoV-2. But according to virologists, mutations lead to hundreds of genetically-distinct versions of the virus. Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have used these viral signatures to reveal transmission patterns, which show the effectiveness of early safety measure policies. Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles…

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$100 Million NIH grant awarded for study of Alzheimer’s in adults with Down Syndrome

Irvine, Calif. – Oct. 22, 2020 – The Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Consortium – Down Syndrome (ABC-DS), a multi-institution research team, co-led by members from the University of California, Irvine, has been awarded an unprecedented five-year, $109 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to expand research on the biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease in adults…

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