Scientists develop diagnostic test that can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even when it mutates

A team of scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a diagnostic test that can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even after it has gone through mutations. Called the VaNGuard (Variant Nucleotide Guard) test, it makes use of a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR, which is used widely in scientific research to alter DNA sequences […]

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It isn't the jab you need to fear – even mild Covid can trigger clots

It isn’t the jab you need to fear – even mild Covid can trigger deadly clots: With reports of people shunning the AstraZeneca vaccine, we look at the (very rare) risk Three days after testing positive, Robin suddenly felt so weak while out in the garden he couldn’t lift his arms to use the hedge clippers Robin McNelis’s Covid-19 symptoms […]

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The FDA Just Authorized Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Shot Vaccine for Emergency Use—Here’s How it Stacks Up

As the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines continued to be given around the US (and the world at large), a third looks set to be authorized by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies—a Belgium-based division of the company—in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It has "known benefits" […]

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Sexplain It Live: I’m Scared I’ll Never Move on From This Breakup Without Closure

I’m Zachary Zane, a sex writer and ethical manwhore (a fancy way of saying I sleep with a lot of people, and I’m very, very open about it). Over the years, I’ve had my fair share of sexual experiences, dating and sleeping with hundreds of people of all genders and orientations. In doing so, I’ve learned a thing or two […]

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Why Black women are less likely to survive pregnancy, and what’s being done about it

Being Black and pregnant in the U.S. was already a risky combination, and health experts now worry the pandemic is making things worse. Before the pandemic, Black women were three times more likely than Hispanic women and 2.5 times more likely than white women to die from causes linked to pregnancy, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and […]

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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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