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Stem cells may hold a key to developing new vaccines against COVID-19

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 may have the ability to reactivate dormant tuberculosis (TB). In a novel study, scientists report in The American Journal of Pathology that infection with a specific coronavirus strain reactivated dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in mice. This knowledge may help to develop new vaccines for COVID-19 and avoid a potential

Would you like a fertility consult with your lipstick?

Once upon a time, if you had a sore stomach, you’d go see your doctor. If you fancied the latest lip gloss, you’d hit up the beauty counter. But now, more and more customers – particularly women – are visiting their local rouge retailer, seeking everything from fertility advice to products that “balance brain chemistry”

Why scientists are concerned about leaks at biolabs

The theory that COVID-19 might be the result of scientific experiments has thrown a spotlight on the work of the world’s most secure biolabs. While the evidence linking SARS-CoV-2 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China is strictly circumstantial, a number of experts want tougher controls on such facilities over fears that accidental leaks

Mexico reports lowest daily coronavirus death toll in over a year

FILE PHOTO: School workers line up before receiving a dose of China’s CanSino COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination for teachers and school staff against coronavirus disease in Mexico City, Mexico May 18, 2021. REUTERS/Edgard GarridoMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health ministry on Sunday registered 50 new confirmed deaths from COVID-19, the lowest daily increase

Towards a universal flu vaccine for Indigenous populations

Researchers have identified specific influenza targets that could be used to better protect Indigenous people from experiencing severe influenza disease through a universal, T cell-based vaccine. In a collaboration with Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Menzies School of Health Research and CQUniversity, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) researchers took a deep-dive look

Here’s How Being A Libra Could Affect Your Mental Health

Libras, born between September 23 and October 22, are smart and kind souls who are all about harmony and compromise. Due to their thoughtful and people-pleasing ways, though, these types may struggle with mental exhaustion. According to LoveToKnow, this sign can get very caught up in the decision-making process, wanting to make sure that every

How To Take Care Of A Fiddle Leaf Fig

If you’re a plant parent with a decent amount of experience under your belt, it might be time for you to branch out. While you may be scared of making common houseplant mistakes, there is a whole world of houseplants to explore beyond the Chinese Evergreen and the Jade succulent. You don’t have to stick

Brain research gets a boost from mosquitoes

Can a protein found in a mosquito lead to a better understanding of the workings of our own brains? Prof. Ofer Yizhar and his team in the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Neurobiology Department took a light-sensitive protein derived from mosquitoes and used it to devise an improved method for investigating the messages that are passed

Can a personalized approach more accurately allocate cardiac devices?

A novel project testing the value of personalized treatment and applying artificial intelligence (AI) to better select patients for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is outlined today at EHRA 2021, the online annual congress of the ESC’s European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA). Sudden cardiac death accounts for approximately one in five fatalities and is usually

Pfizer CEO says a THIRD Covid vaccine may be needed

BREAKING NEWS: Pfizer CEO says a THIRD Covid vaccine dose will be needed as soon as six months after someone receives two shots – and then be vaccinated annually Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said it is ‘likely’ people will need a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine The potential booster shot will be given within