Why remdesivir does not fully stop the coronavirus

Remdesivir is the first drug against COVID-19 to be conditionally approved in Europe and the United States. The drug is designed to suppress the rapid replication of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in human cells by blocking the viral copying machine, called RNA polymerase. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and the University of Würzburg have […]

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What Does It Mean If A Guy Is Jekylling You? – The List

Dating in the modern age is wild. We can’t think of any currently single person who would disagree. While dating apps allow you to connect with countless people you may otherwise never meet, they also create a certain level of anonymity and boldness because people can hide behind their screens and display despicable behavior they likely would never get away […]

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How does being bilingual affect your brain? It depends on how you use language

Depending on what you read, speaking more than one language may or may not make you smarter. These mixed messages are understandably confusing, and they’re due to the fact that nothing is quite as simple as it’s typically portrayed when it comes to neuroscience. We can’t give a simple “yes” or “no” to the question of whether being bilingual benefits […]

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What is COVAX and why does it matter for getting vaccines to developing nations?

There is a global effort to distribute vaccines to poorer countries, but some of the world’s largest countries, including the U.S., Russia and China, do not intend to support the effort. That lack of backing could have devastating consequences for accessing a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. and many poor countries around the world. That is because the U.S. will […]

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Explainer: what’s the new coronavirus saliva test, and how does it work?

A cornerstone of containing the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread testing to identify cases and prevent new outbreaks emerging. This strategy is known as “test, trace and isolate”. The standard test so far has been the swab test, in which a swab goes up your nose and to the back of your throat. But an alternative method of specimen collection, using […]

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Previously claimed memory boosting font Sans Forgetica does not actually boost memory

It was previously claimed that the font Sans Forgetica could enhance people’s memory for information, however researchers from the University of Warwick and the University of Waikato, New Zealand, have found after carrying out numerous experiments that the font does not enhance memory. The Sans Forgetica font has received much press coverage, after researchers in Australia claimed they had designed […]

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EULAR: Hydroxychloroquine use in lupus patients ‘does not seem to prevent COVID-19’

The current outbreak of COVID-19 represents a source of concern for the management of systemic lupus erythematous, SLE, patients. These patients have an increased risk of severe infections due to their underlying disease, the use of immunosuppressive drugs, as well as the potential presence of organ damage associated with their disease. Hydroxychloroquine, HCQ, a drug that is currently part of […]

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Blue Ivy Does an Adorable PSA About the Importance of Washing Your Hands

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s eldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, did an adorable PDA about the importance of washing your hands amid the coronavirus pandemic. Her doting maternal grandmother, Tina Lawson, shared the video on Instagram on Saturday, April 18, writing, “Blue’s PSA My brilliant granddaughter Blue did this experiment to show how washing your hands fights the virus.” In the one-minute […]

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