Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A vital tool to study virus evolution in the test tube

Variants of viruses, such as that causing COVID-19, can now be quickly studied in the laboratory, even before they emerge in nature and become a major public health challenge.

Online ‘echo chamber’ can lead to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Government and social media firms need to take urgent action, according to a new study from the universities of Oxford and Southampton which finds that people who look to social media for information...

Yorkshire And Humber Universities Vow To Help Region Bounce Back Stronger From Covid-19

Universities, employers, and local leaders will be working together to create thousands of local jobs as the recovery from the pandemic gathers pace.

Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering helping high school students succeed during the pandemic

The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering is offering free tutoring to high school students across Ontario to help them succeed with remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In just four hours, University of Toronto alumnus Zain Manji co-created an app to...

Equipped with a computer science and economics degree and driven by an urge to help, University of Toronto alumnus Zain Manji recently set out to see how quickly he could...

Covid-19 vaccine: Common stroke symptoms must be ‘urgently evaluated’

UCL and UCLH neurologists have published the first clinical observations of patients who experienced an ischaemic stroke, the most common form of stroke, following an Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.

Locally developed 60-second breath test receives provisional authorisation from HSA

An easy-to-use breath test that can accurately detect COVID-19 within a minute has received provisional authorisation from Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA).

Survey shows three in four Kiwis adopted Covid-19 protective behaviours

Research from Massey University shows an overwhelming majority of New Zealanders support regional (94 per cent) or national lockdowns (81 per cent) if there are new Covid-19 infections in New Zealand.

A comprehensive map of the SARS-CoV-2 genome

MIT researchers have determined the virus’ protein-coding gene set and analyzed new mutations’ likelihood of helping the virus adapt.

Study shows impact of pandemic on families with seriously ill children

Many parents of children with chronic illnesses felt hospitals were unsafe during the COVID-19 pandemic and took to social media to find information relevant to them, a Southampton-led study suggests.
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