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Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus?

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Constantly being told to wash your hands? Us too. So we’re diving into the chemistry behind why soap is so effective against viruses like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Air Pollution Over China Dropped in January, Rebounding in March - Satellite Data

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A drop in nitrogen dioxide emissions correlated to the nationwide quarantine in China in January 2020. Two months later the emissions are increasing.

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The Rationale Behind Social Distancing and Hand Washing

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In the time of COVID-19, the Internet is aflush with expert advice about social distancing. At the same time, raw emotion has driven many to massive trips to the grocery store. In addition to toilet paper, alcohol-based hand sanitizer is the favorite on everybody’s panic-shopping list. The sale of hand sanitizers has gone up almost 500%, in contrast to soap, which has gone up a paltry 70%. So why do experts advise social distancing, and are hand sanitizers the answer to all our problems?

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Vaccine and Drug Development for COVID-19 – When the Cure Becomes the Problem

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The COVID-19 pandemic is happening in an age of social media where there is an expectation that the development of treatments should proceed and succeed as quickly as instant messaging. However, in reality, vaccines takes an average of two to five years to develop, and care must be taken in re-purposing existing drugs.

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Coronavirus Infection Could Be Blocked by an Engineered Virus

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An intranasal vaccine using an RNA virus for gene delivery protects against fatal MERS coronavirus infections in mice. Researcher are now applying this knowledge to tackle SARS-Cov2.

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Cellular Cleanup Gone Wrong Could Lead to Lifelong Behavioral Problems
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Improper removal of faulty brain cells during neurodevelopment may cause lifelong behavioral issues, according to researchers.

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Biohybrid System Nurtures Electricity-producing Bacteria
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Researchers have developed a programmable “biohybrid” system that conducts electrons from electricity-producing bacteria.

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Autoimmune Conditions Are On the Rise
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A new study suggests that the number of people with autoimmunity in the United Sates appears to be increasing.

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The Coronavirus Outbreak

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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to the outbreak.

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How the Coronavirus Outbreak Is Impacting Research
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The spread of COVID-19 has caused huge changes in how society functions. Scientific research has been similarly changed. Whilst efforts to fight the virus have seen huge investment in vaccine research, diagnostics and efforts to understand how the virus spreads, other fields of research have largely ground to a halt. We spoke to five scientists about how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting them.

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Pandemic Lockdown Gives Preview of Attainable Air Quality
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Satellite data reveals how rapidly and markedly the harmful compounds polluting our atmosphere drop off when humanity grinds to a halt. The ongoing pandemic lockdown highlights just how much our industrialized areas contribute to air pollution problems, but what lessons can be learnt?

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Keep Up to Date With COVID-19 Vaccine Development
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Technology Networks is committed to keeping you updated with the latest research in this space. In this article, you'll find a curation of our latest COVID-19 vaccine-related content.

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