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World must scale up clinical trials to address COVID-19 – WHO – Reuters

The head of the World Health Organization urged countries on Thursday to contribute resources that can expedite products which may help stem the coronavirus pandemic.

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ZURICH (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organization urged countries on Thursday to contribute resources that can expedite products which may help stem the coronavirus pandemic.
The WHO’s ACT-Accelerator programme already supports research into potential vaccines, drugs and diagnostics, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told an online event.
“But we need to rapidly scale up our clinical trials, manufacturing, licensing and regulation capacity so that these products can …

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Tocilizumab fails to affect COVID-19 disease outcomes in Boston trial – News-Medical.Net

Researchers from the various Massachusetts hospitals performed the Boston Area COVID-19 Consortium (BACC) Bay Tocilizumab Trial using tocilizumab administered early…

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The United States continues to site at the top of the list of countries most affected by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic with over 8.6 million severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) cases to date and over 225,000 deaths from COVID-19 disease.  At the peak of the pandemic to date, more than 1,000 Americans died from COVID-19 each day.
Multiple studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 infection can cause a wide range of symptoms starting from…

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Special Type of DNA in Owl Eyes May Be a ‘Lens’ That Supercharges Night Vision – ScienceAlert

Owls are one of the rare avian predators that catch their prey by night, and new research suggests that there’s something special in the way the DNA molecules in…

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Owls are one of the rare avian predators that catch their prey by night, and new research suggests that there’s something special in the way the DNA molecules in their eyes are packaged, giving them a powerful visual advantage in the dark.
Through the process of natural selection, the new study proposes that the DNA in the retinal cells of owls may have been put together in such a way that it acts as a sort of lens or vision enhancer, improving eyesight during the night.
The unusual trait hasn’t…

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Dry Air Indoors Will Increase Transmission Of Covid-19 As Winter Approaches – Forbes

As the chilly autumn air shifts toward colder temperatures this winter, there is an increased risk for not only contracting, but transmitting Covid-19.

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STOWE, VT – MARCH 01: The Trapp Family Lodge is covered in snow on March 1, 2020 in Stowe, Vermont. …

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