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School closures may have wiped out a year of academic progress for pupils in Global South

As much as a year's worth of past academic progress made by disadvantaged children in the Global South may have been wiped out by school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have calculated.
9-Mar-2021 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Diphtheria risks becoming major global threat again as it evolves antimicrobial resistance

Diphtheria - a relatively easily-preventable infection - is evolving to become resistant to a number of classes of antibiotics and in future could lead to vaccine escape, warn an international team of researchers from the UK and India.
8-Mar-2021 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

'Silent epidemic of grief' leaves bereaved and bereavement care practitioners struggling

Major changes in bereavement care have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, amid a flood of demand for help from bereaved people, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The first major study of pandemic-related changes in...
1-Mar-2021 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists launch a pre-emptive strike on deadly post-transplant infection

Around 80% of the UK population is currently infected with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and in developing countries this can be as high as 95%.
18-Feb-2021 10:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

Climate change may have driven the emergence of SARS-CoV-2

A new study published today in the journal Science of the Total Environment provides the first evidence of a mechanism by which climate change could have played a direct role in the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the COVID-19...
2-Feb-2021 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients.
15-Jan-2021 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems in adulthood, study suggests

Researchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which are detectable in childhood, are linked with the development of mental illness in adulthood.
13-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gene therapy injection in one eye surprises scientists by improving vision in both

Injecting a gene therapy vector into one eye of someone suffering from LHON, the most common cause of mitochondrial blindness, significantly improves vision in both eyes, scientists have found.
7-Dec-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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