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New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days

New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days

New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days Medical staff takes a COVID-19 test at a coronavirus test center in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The city exceeded the important warning level of 50 new infections per …

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Curfew begins for 20 million French people

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Curfew begins for 20 million French people Curfew begins for 20 million French people Credit: CC0 Public Domain Some 20 million French people are preparing to spend their first evening under curfew on Saturday, a measure taken by the government after an alarming surge in new coronavirus cases. The 9:00 …

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South Africa passes 700,000 coronavirus cases

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South Africa passes 700,000 coronavirus cases South Africa passes 700,000 coronavirus cases Credit: CC0 Public Domain The number of people in South Africa who have tested positive for coronavirus has topped 700,000, official figures showed overnight, another grim milestone for the continent’s worst-hit country. Statistics released by the health ministry …

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Millions in England under new virus restrictions

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Millions in England under new virus restrictions Millions in England under new virus restrictions Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain About 28 million people in England, more than half the population, are now living under tough restrictions imposed on Saturday as the country battles a surge in coronavirus cases. The government of …

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As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinfo spreads

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As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinfo spreads As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinfo spreads Credit: CC0 Public Domain US health officials are pushing Americans to get vaccinated against the flu to help prevent hospitals already busy battling COVID-19 from being overwhelmed this winter, but false claims are threatening …

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LGBTQ+ campus centers ‘more important than ever’ argue scholars

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LGBTQ+ campus centers ‘more important than ever’ argue scholars LGBTQ+ campus centers ‘more important than ever’ argue scholars Credit: Lehigh University ‘Essential services’ is a phrase that has become commonplace in the era of COVID-19. In a new commentary piece, scholars from Lehigh University and Ohio State University argue that …

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Transposons could be rewiring our brains

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Transposons could be rewiring our brains Transposons could be rewiring our brains Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study by neuroscientists at the University of Oxford shows that mobile genetic elements that were active in the genomes of our ancestors could be closely linked to important functions in our brain …

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Lineage tracing of direct astrocyte-to-neuron conversion for brain repair

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Lineage tracing of direct astrocyte-to-neuron conversion for brain repair Lineage tracing of direct astrocyte-to-neuron conversion for brain repair Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Regeneration of functional neurons to repair injured human brain tissue has been a long-term unsolved problem. The lack of neuroregeneration is one of the major reasons why so …

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What distinguishes it from other flu vaccines?

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What distinguishes it from other flu vaccines? What distinguishes it from other flu vaccines? Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Fluzone High-Dose is a flu vaccine for people age 65 and older that’s given by injection. Like other flu vaccines, Fluzone High-Dose is made up of the three flu strains most likely …

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