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Painting a clearer picture of COVID-19 – EurekAlert

When Saathvik Kannan’s father, a faculty member at the University of Missouri, saw his friend, Kamlendra Singh, a research professor at MU, on television being interviewed for his research identifying possible treatments for COVID-19, he called Singh to congr…

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Research findings could potentially help exploit the weaknesses of cancer cells – News-Medical.net

Every cell in our body constantly divides to form new cells. This happens without us even thinking about it. However, every single time a cell divides, a complicated…

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Every cell in our body constantly divides to form new cells. This happens without us even thinking about it. However, every single time a cell divides, a complicated process has to unfold just the right way for our cells to avoid sickness and death.
The most essential step in this process is DNA replication, where the DNA in a mother cell is copied into its two daughter cells. Here, many molecules have to work together in order to assemble two new, identical…

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$109 million NIH grant awarded to expand Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome research – News-Medical.Net

The Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Consortium – Down Syndrome, a multi-institution research team, co-led by members from the University of California, Irvine, has been…

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The Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Consortium – Down Syndrome (ABC-DS), a multi-institution research team, co-led by members from the University of California, Irvine, has been awarded an unprecedented five-year, $109 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to expand research on the biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome.
UCI principal investigators Elizabeth Head, PhD, professor and vice chair for research in the Department…

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Immunizing ourselves against viral vaccine misinformation – The Jakarta Post – Jakarta Post

All stakeholders need to be engaged in the communication of reliable vaccine information.

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Lately, in nearly every big issue, a considerable amount of confusing and misleading information emerges. This misinformation can be so misleading that it can impact the public psyche and behavior. What is the most important lesson going forward, especially in how we handle mass vaccination against the pandemic of the century?
We will have an ugly looming epidemic of misinformation if we do not unite to protect each other’s wellbeing. By now, many of us have apprehended that COVID-19 is spread through…

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