Friendly fire: How autoantibodies could drive severe Covid

March 29, 2021
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ome people get very sick with Covid-19; some die. Some have symptoms that last for months. Yet others have only mild illness, or don’t even notice they’re infected. Last spring, as the pandemic got going, many immunologists began hunting, in patients’ blood samples, for the reason behind this broad variation. Perhaps, some surmised, the sickest patients […]

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COVID-19 affects men and women differently. It’s important to track the data

March 29, 2021
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The African Population Health Research Centre, based in Kenya, has been mining data across 47 countries in Africa, tracking differences in COVID-19 infection, illness and deaths among men and women. Sylvia Muyingo lays-out their key findings and explains why tracking these data is important. What did you set out to track? Why? I am part […]

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COVID-19: what happens if some countries don’t vaccinate?

March 28, 2021
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Some countries, such as Tanzania and Madagascar, have issued statements saying they do not have plans to vaccinate their populations against COVID-19. Moina Spooner, an editor with The Conversation Africa, asked pathology expert Dr Ahmed Kalebi to unpack what this means for the global effort to contain the pandemic. What are the risks if not everyone is vaccinated […]

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How does resistance to disinfectants happen? We’re on the road to answering the question

March 28, 2021
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COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our lives. One effect that could yet be seen might be the development of bacterial resistance to disinfectants, as a result of the overuse of substandard disinfectants. SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – is susceptible to most disinfectants, including those containing 70% alcohol. As a result the […]

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How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to other coronavirus vaccines? 4 questions answered

March 28, 2021
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in adults. Maureen Ferran, a virologist at the Rochester Institute of Technology, explains how this third authorized vaccine works and explores the differences between it and the Moderna and Pfizer–BioNTech vaccines that are already in use. 1. How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine […]

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biology

March 27, 2021
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A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Guy G. Poirier in the Department of Molecular Biology, Medical Biochemistry, and Pathology (Faculty of Medicine) of Laval University. The laboratory is located at CHU de Quebec Research Center (CHUL), Oncology Division (Quebec City, Canada). Inhibition of the early DNA damage signalling enzyme poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) is among the most […]

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry/Carbohydrate Chemistry/FRET Probes/Assay Development

March 27, 2021
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We are currently seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral scientist to work with Prof. Eoin Scanlan and Prof. Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson on a collaborative, Organic Chemistry project funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the EPSRC. The successful candidate will be employed by Trinity College and the position will be located in the state-of-the-art Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute which has […]

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150 Postdoctoral and Research Positions at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, United States

March 24, 2021
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a non-profit, tertiary 886-bed hospital and multi-specialty academic health science center located in the Mid-City West area of Los Angeles, California. T32 Research Fellow – Bhowmick Lab – Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Scientist – Ghiam Lab Research Grant Specialist I – SOCCI Research Associate II – Martins Lab Postdoctoral Scientist – Gayther […]

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100 Postdoctoral and Academic Positions at Rutgers University, United States

March 24, 2021
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, commonly referred to as Rutgers University, Rutgers, or RU, is an American public research university in New Jersey. It is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey. Rutgers was originally chartered as Queen’s College on January 9th, 1766. Part-Time Instructor, Women’s & Gender Studies, Summer 2021 […]

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