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Scientists design new drug compound to stop malaria in its tracks

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis have designed a drug-like compound which effectively blocks a critical step in the malaria parasite life cycle and are working to develop ...

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New insight on tissue growth in synthetic vessels used for kidney dialysis

Chronic kidney disease affects the lives of millions of people. It's a condition marked by the loss of several key kidney functions such as removing toxins from the blood. To compensate for this loss, a patient can undergo ...

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Study shows parks not only safe, but essential during the pandemic

Parks played an important role for people seeking respite from the toll of social isolation during the pandemic, and according to new research from Drexel University, they did so without increasing the spread of COVID-19. ...

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Most frequently asked questions in rheumatology clinics answered

Rheumatologists in Hong Kong joined hands to develop a set of consensus statements on COVID-19 vaccination for local adult patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases. These timely statements would serve to be a guide for ...

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Experts blast early pandemic failures as India deaths top 250,000

An expert panel on Wednesday blamed bad coordination as well as dithering by national governments and international organisations for the failure to tackle COVID-19 before it became a full-blown pandemic, as India's death ...

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Germany eases quarantine rules with eye on summer travel

Germany on Wednesday said people who are vaccinated, have recovered from COVID or can show a recent negative test will no longer have to quarantine after arriving from a coronavirus risk area, opening up swathes of Europe ...

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Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode

A potentially worrisome variant of the coronavirus detected in India may spread more easily. But the country is behind in doing the kind of testing needed to track it and understand it better.

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Indian COVID-19 variant found in 44 countries: WHO

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a variant of COVID-19 behind the acceleration of India's explosive outbreak has been found in dozens of countries all over the world.

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Red Cross warns that coronavirus cases are exploding in Asia

Coronavirus cases are exploding in Asia and the Pacific with over 5.9 million new confirmed infections in the past two weeks, more than in all other regions combined, the International Federation of the Red Cross said Wednesday.

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Ten key moments in WHO's COVID-19 response

Here are 10 key moments in the World Health Organization's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, following the publication Wednesday of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response's report:

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Fatigue, mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome

Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment ...

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Doubts surround India's official COVID-19 death toll

India's coronavirus death toll passed 250,000 on Wednesday but comparisons of official data with those from people on the frontlines suggested the true number is several times higher.