Category Archives: Science

Jennifer Doudna Code Breaker

bookpage.com Book Review – The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson It’s a hefty but inspiring book that chronicles Doudna’s and others’ development of the gene-editing tool CRISPR. With his dynamic and formidable style, Isaacson explains the long scientific journey that … Continue reading

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Israel losing bird populations

timesofisrael.com Habitat loss, hunting, climate change taking toll on Israel’s birds — expert Some 500 million birds fly across the country every spring and fall, attracting thousands of birders from all over the world…However, many flocks that pass through are … Continue reading

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Understanding vaccine effectiveness

theconversation.com COVID vaccines: how to make sense of reports on their effectiveness You need to look at very large numbers of people to prove or disprove differences in hospitalisation with COVID-19. Rather, the trials looked at whether vaccines prevented symptomatic … Continue reading

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More evidence for vitamin D link to COVID

nutraingredients.com Study backs link between Vitamin D and COVID-19 severity The researchers conclude that this study confirms that 25OH-vitamin D serum deficiency is associated with more severe lung involvement, longer disease duration and risk of death, in elderly COVID-19 patients….The … Continue reading

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Pandemic is winding down we need to resume living

wsj.com Opinion | We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April There is reason to think the country is racing toward an extremely low level of infection. As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, there … Continue reading

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World learns from Israel

israel21c.org What the world can learn about immunity from Israel’s vaccine rollout “Based on our data, we know most people infected after the first dose were infected within the first two weeks of vaccination,” says Keller. “We also know that … Continue reading

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Anti-coagulation therapy provides survival benefit

medpagetoday.com Full-Dose Clot Prophylaxis Improves Outcomes in Moderate COVID-19 The full-dose strategy proved superior to prophylactic dosing in reducing the proportion of patients who progressed to needing ventilation and other vital organ support across the three adaptive platform trials by … Continue reading

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Lungfish genome deciphered

sciencealert.com The Massive Genome of The Lungfish May Explain How We Made The Leap to Land Researchers just sequenced the entire genome of the endangered Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri), which has the largest known animal genome. It is 14 times … Continue reading

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