Mathematical study describes how metastasis starts

A scientific study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) has produced a mathematical description of the way in which a tumor invades the epithelial cells and automatically quantifies the progression of the tumor and the remaining cell islands after its progression. The model developed by these researchers could be […]

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How to stay safe with a new fast-spreading coronavirus variant on the loose

A fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in at least 10 states, and people are wondering: How do I protect myself now? We saw what the new variant, known as B.1.1.7, can do as it spread quickly through southeastern England in December, causing case numbers to spike and triggering stricter lockdown measures. The new variant […]

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How to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Build confidence and establish trust

The COVID-19 pandemic has spiraled out of control as a more contagious version of the virus spreads, increasing the urgency to quickly vaccinate as many people as possible. Just this week, Los Angeles County and Orange County designated Dodger Stadium and Disneyland as vaccination supersites. Yet polling over the last several months has shown that many Americans have safety concerns […]

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How Aussie doctor’s at-home COVID test won US approval

An Australian doctor who began inventing virus detection tools as a “hobby” is now helming a mammoth effort to ship the first non-prescription home COVID-19 tests cleared by US regulators. Sean Parsons is the founder of Ellume, a medical tech firm based in a suburban industrial park, where rows of factory workers in sterile clothing swiftly assemble sleek grey kits […]

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Here’s why you’re checking work emails on holidays (and how to stop)

Finally, the holidays are here—the break you’ve been waiting for. You want to leave work behind, kick back and enjoy time with family and friends. But you’re still checking work emails and taking work calls. Even if you are at a remote location that screams holiday, you’re still thinking about work, or even doing work, although you promised yourself this […]

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How to look after your teeth this Christmas and avoid 'prosecco smile'

Around the festive period, it’s standard fare to have a glass (or two, or three) of bubbly. However, a hangover isn’t the only thing you have to worry about if you have too much of the fizzy stuff – with a term called ‘prosecco smile’ being popularised by dentists over the last few years. Dr Mervyn Druian, from the London […]

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