New tool reveals security and privacy issues with contact tracing apps

Researchers have developed a tool to identify security and privacy risks associated with COVID-19 contact tracing apps. COVIDGuardian, the first automated security and privacy assessment tool, tests contact tracing apps for potential threats such as malware, embedded trackers and private information leakage. Using the COVIDGuardian tool, cybersecurity experts assessed 40 COVID-19 contact tracing apps that have been employed worldwide for […]

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Largest comprehensive Middle East GWAS reveals Arab genetic risk factors

A group of researchers at Qatar Foundation have reported the first and largest genetic association study in the Middle East, that has been published online in Nature Communications—a leading a peer-reviewed, open access, scientific journal published by Nature Research. The study titled “Whole genome sequencing in the Middle Eastern Qatari population identifies genetic associations with 45 clinically relevant traits” highlights […]

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TB study reveals potential targets to treat and control infection

Researchers at the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) at Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) may have found a new pathway to treat and control tuberculosis (TB), the disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Using single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNAseq), a next-generation sequencing technology, scientists were able to further define the mechanisms that lead to TB infection and latency. Co-led […]

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Dr. Fauci Reveals How Long We’ll Need To Keep Wearing Masks

As the vaccine rollout gains traction, there’s finally a glimmer of light at the end of the pandemic tunnel for many Americans who have been living in a virtual stasis for almost a year now. As state restrictions start to loosen, and “normal” activities resume like indoor dining, it’s easy to develop a more lax attitude towards the CDC guidelines […]

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Jason Kennedy Reveals Wife Lauren Scruggs Has Started IVF

Sharing their path to parenthood. Jason Kennedy and wife Lauren Scruggs opened up about their IVF journey. Stars Share Fertility Struggles The E! host, 39, revealed in a Sunday, January 3, Instagram video that the Still LoLo author, 32, began the process on her own due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Well, it’s day one of our IVF journey. I’m very […]

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