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Body mass index and severe COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 60 million people worldwide, of which nearly 1.43 million have died from the severe COVID-19 disease and nearly 40 million have recovered. COVID-19 disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is severe and leads to life-threatening complications in a small percentage …

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Researchers discover a new way for the early detection of shade avoidance syndrome in plants

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.November 25, 2020 Researchers from the Disruptive & Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision (DiSTAP) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), the research firm of MIT in Singapore and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) have discovered a way to use Raman …

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Reprogramming of T cells into highly active “superimmune cells” can enhance the benefits of immunotherapy

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.November 23, 2020 According to new research from the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, T cells of the immune system have been reprogrammed into regenerative stem cell-like memory (TSCM) cells which are highly active and long-lasting “super immune cells” with strong anti-tumor activity. . Reprogramming involves …

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Researchers receive the coveted award for outstanding COVID-19 research

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.November 20, 2020 The 2020 ACM Gordon Bell Special Award for High-Performance Computer-Based COVID-19 Research was presented to a 12-member team for their project “AI-Driven Multiscale Simulations Illuminate Mechanisms of SARS Peak Dynamics- CoV-2 “. The award is awarded in 2020 and 2021 to recognize outstanding …

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the vaccine will protect “at least a year,” says BioNTech

The coronavirus vaccine could arrive faster than expected. The director of BioNTech assured this on Thursday 19 November the authorization and distribution of the serum could take place by the end of the year. He also said it should be effective over time. As clinical trials continue, Ugur Sahin said …

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Scientists discover a potential strategy to prevent inflammation in COVID-19 patients

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.November 19, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant illness and death while treatment options remain limited. Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have discovered a potential strategy to prevent life-threatening inflammation, lung damage, and organ failure in patients with COVID-19. The research appeared …

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