Covid is here to stay and so is the face mask

Vaccine or no vaccine Covid is here to stay and its future variants are as inevitable as the rising sun - these variants will require 'upgrades' or changes to the current set of vaccines, just as flu vaccines are...

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Peloton has it right

Peloton - US exercise equipment and media co. - announced on 10 Nov a partnership with Beyoncé. Peloton will create fitness classes for HBCUs. Peloton Interactive Inc. (IXIC:PTON) has partnered with Beyoncé to create a series of classes based...

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Sun Machine – the new energy generator

'Sun Machine', the world's largest science project, was born in the 1980s to produce clean energy. Sun Machine's tokamak can harness nuclear fusion as a power source. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project is worth €20bn (£18.2bn). The...

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Urine – liquid gold fertiliser

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Precision medicine investor returns

Svante Paabo and Hugo Zeberg (German researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) released a study in Nature on 30 Sept. 2020 indicating that individuals with genes inherited from Neanderthals are involved in some of the most...

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Liquid biopsies – an unbiased diagnosis

Scientists in the US have carried out liquid biopsy (as opposed to tissue biopsy) research throughout the summer of 2020 in order to learn how to diagnose cancer through the use of blood tests. The tests are referred to...

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Immune response and catching Covid twice

The Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute of the New York Blood Centre and Rockefeller University in June concluded that herd immunity is not as simple as it sounds but that antibody testing retains a key role in localised lockdowns....

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What can ants and bees teach us about containing disease

Nathalie Stroeymeyt, a senior lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, drew parallels from the guides to social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic and how ants behave in a recent research study. The research was...

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Healthcare Industry Outlook 2020 Market Overview

The healthcare industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries globally. By 2040, the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts that USD 25 trillion will be spent on healthcare up from US$ 11.9 trillion in 2018. Market consensus...

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Is moral hazard on the rise during this pandemic

Moral hazard in economics happens when an individual or an institution increases their exposure to risk knowing they will not have to bear the full cost of those risks.The fear of moral hazards occurring is heightened during crises where...

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