World’s largest study of spatial navigation offers free study platform to researchers

After a successful journey gathering data from 4.3 million participating players, the groundbreaking citizen science app Sea Hero Quest is now available for studies of cognition and spatial navigation. Sea Hero Quest started out in 2016 as a consumer mobile game to help scientists understand navigational abilities across the life course. By building a picture of how navigation ability changes […]

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UN endorses world’s 1st malaria vaccine as “historic moment” – The Denver Post

LONDON — The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the world’s first malaria vaccine and said it should be given to children across Africa in the hope that it will spur stalled efforts to curb the spread of the parasitic disease. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it “a historic moment” after a meeting in which two of the U.N. […]

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WHO, at Heart of World’s Sluggish COVID Response, Could Face Shake-Up

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization, at the heart of the world’s sluggish handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, faces a potential shake-up to prevent future outbreaks as a top official warned that “the pathogens have the upper hand”. Health ministers agreed on Monday to study recommendations for ambitious reforms made by independent experts to strengthen the capacity of both […]

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Where will the world’s next Zika, West Nile or dengue come from?

Where will the world’s next Zika, West Nile or dengue come from? Scientists release a series of ‘hot-spot’ maps to warn of the regions most likely to harbour killer viruses Researchers analysed all known animal and bird species in the world They worked out which creatures are most likely to carry certain flaviviruses In Western Europe the most likely virus […]

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