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Test smarter not harder for an agile system

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Test smarter not harder for an agile system Test smarter not harder for an agile system Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Victoria is continuing to see record numbers of COVID-19 cases, despite four weeks of stage-three lockdown restrictions that has now led us into stage-four restrictions. While we are well placed …

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Identification of a new mechanism in the immune system provides knowledge about diseases

Identification of a new mechanism in the immune system provides knowledge about diseases

Identification of a new mechanism in the immune system provides knowledge about diseases Identification of a new mechanism in the immune system provides knowledge about diseases Professor Søren Riis PaludanDepartment of Biomedicine, Aarhus University Credit: Lars Kruse/Aarhus University An active immune system protects against diseases and infections. An overactive immune …

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Ancient part of immune system may underpin severe COVID-19

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Ancient part of immune system may underpin severe COVID-19 Ancient part of immune system may underpin severe COVID-19 This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 — also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 — isolated from a patient in the US. Virus particles are shown emerging from the …

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Virus exposes cracks in Brazil’s public health system

Virus exposes cracks in Brazil’s public health system Virus exposes cracks in Brazil’s public health system Credit: CC0 Public Domain Brazil’s public health care system, considered among the world’s most advanced when it was launched, is being pushed to the brink by the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed the impact …

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Pseudoislet system expected to advance pancreas and diabetes research

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Pseudoislet system expected to advance pancreas and diabetes research Pseudoislet system expected to advance pancreas and diabetes research Credit: CC0 Public Domain The multicellular, 3-D structure of human pancreatic islets—the areas of the pancreas containing hormone-producing or endocrine cells—has presented challenges to researchers as they study and manipulate these cells’ …

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New miniature system to study kidney and intestine function

New miniature system to study kidney and intestine function

New miniature system to study kidney and intestine function New miniature system to study kidney and intestine function Credit: Utrecht University Researchers at Utrecht University have developed a new organ-on-a-chip: a device to mimic and study kidneys and intestines in miniature format. The device is the result of a special …

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Aged care crisis reflects poor preparation and a broken system

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Aged care crisis reflects poor preparation and a broken system Aged care crisis reflects poor preparation and a broken system Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scott Morrison wasn’t going to be caught out twice. In Hawaii during the bushfires, the prime minister had hesitated before returning (slightly) early. On Tuesday he …

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Immune system variation can predict severe COVID-19 outcomes

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Immune system variation can predict severe COVID-19 outcomes Immune system variation can predict severe COVID-19 outcomes This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient, emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML The differing …

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Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID-19 monitoring in Uganda

Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID-19 monitoring in Uganda

Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID-19 monitoring in Uganda Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID-19 monitoring in Uganda Call For Life. Credit: Infectious Diseases Institute A cost-effective phone-based system developed by a Cambridge researcher and her Ugandan colleagues to support HIV patients has been rapidly adapted by the …

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California child care system collapsing under COVID-19, report says

California child care system collapsing under COVID-19, report says

California child care system collapsing under COVID-19, report says California child care system collapsing under COVID-19, report says Teacher Joy Heitmann used a quiet moment to clean and disinfect tables used by preschooleers at Rockridge Little School in Oakland, California. As child care centers navigate the health and economic threats …

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