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Argentina detects first case of British virus variant

Argentina has detected its first case of a British-identified coronavirus variant that appears to be more infectious, authorities said Saturday. The infection was discovered in a man who arrived from Britain in Argentina in late December without symptoms of the disease. Authorities “detected the variant of SARS-CoV-2 from the United Kingdom in a traveler,” science […]

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Wives bore the brunt of child care during the shutdown

Traditional gendered patterns of child care persisted during the COVID-19 shutdown, with more than a third of couples relying on women to provide most or all of it, according to a study from University of Georgia researcher Kristen Shockley. Some previous research has found that typical familial patterns may get upended during crises, but that’s […]

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Scientists paint multi-color atlas of the brain

The human brain contains approximately 86 billion neurons, or nerve cells, woven together by an estimated 100 trillion connections, or synapses. Each cell has a role that helps us to move muscles, process our environment, form memories, and much more. Given the huge number of neurons and connections, there is still much we don’t know […]

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France says two clusters of UK COVID strain detected

Two risk clusters of the mutant coronavirus variant sweeping Britain have been detected in France, the health ministry said on Thursday. The UK last month sounded the alarm over the variant, which experts say is much more contagious than the original coronavirus. The clusters were located in the western French region of Brittany, and in […]

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Advancing the study of T cells to improve immunotherapy

UT Southwestern scientists have developed a new method to study the molecular characteristics of T cells, critical immune cells that recognize and attack invaders in the body such as viruses, bacteria, and cancer. The approach, described today in the journal Nature Methods, enables researchers to more easily analyze the roles of T cell receptors (TCRs)—the […]