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Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works—and maybe offer a reality check. Already British and Chinese researchers are chasing the coronavirus beyond their borders, testing potential vaccines in […]

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Couples who share a bed, sleep better

In most countries, couples share a bed. Studies, how this affects the quality of sleep, have so far come to conflicting results. A new study now shows that couples who sleep in the same bed, synchronize your stages of sleep and dreaming. Twelve young, healthy couples spent together, and separated for four nights in the […]

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COVID-19 in the radiology department: What radiographers need to know

Using their expertise and a range of state-of-the-art imaging technology and techniques, radiographers work with other healthcare professionals to delineate what disease or condition is causing a patient’s illness. To respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, radiographers need to be equipped with the best information available to understand the potential risks posed by the virus to […]

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Portugal PM reimposes some virus curbs in capital Lisbon

Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Monday some coronavirus restrictions would be reimposed in the capital Lisbon to help control outbreaks from the pandemic. Costa said measures to be introduced from Tuesday included a restriction on gatherings of more than 10 people and orders for cafes and shops to close at 8pm in the […]

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Bioelectric signals in breast cancer metastasis studied

Metastasis accounts for approximately 90 percent of mortality in breast cancer patients. During the last few decades, there has been significant progress in understanding genetic, molecular and signaling mechanisms underpinning cancer cell migration. Biologists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) found another mechanism that affects the maintenance and expansion of malignant cells: electric signals in […]

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In China’s vaccine race, shortage of monkeys and weekends

Inside one of the Chinese labs racing to create a coronavirus vaccine, researchers work weekends, lab monkeys are in short supply and plans are being made for human trials abroad. Yisheng Biopharma, a company based in the northeastern city of Shenyang, has been working non-stop since January to find the silver bullet against the disease […]