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New Immune Cell on the Block During Viral Lung Infections

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Scientists have identified a novel group of immune cells in the lungs that are associated with the control of inflammation during viral infections, like influenza or possibly coronavirus. This discovery may help to advance the development of therapeutics to treat inflammation-related lung conditions such as bronchitis, influenza and potentially even 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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COVID-19 Interview: Disease Modeling Phylogenetics

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In this interview, Dr Emma Hodcroft, a Molecular Epidemiologist from the University of Basel, explains how disease modeling works and the impact that limitations have had on our reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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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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Comprehensive Virological Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Published

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Researchers describe the efficient transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and provide a detailed report on the clinical course and treatment of Germany’s first group of COVID-19 patients. Based on these findings, criteria may now be developed to determine the earliest point at which COVID-19 patients treated in hospitals with limited bed capacity can be safely discharged.

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Wastewater Test Could Predict COVID-19 Spread
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Researchers are working on a new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus. The wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) approach could provide an effective and rapid way to predict the spread of COVID-19 by detecting biomarkers in faeces and urine from disease carriers that enter the sewer system.

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Anti-parasitic Drug Eliminates SARS-CoV-2 Within 48 Hours in Cell Culture
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A Monash University-led study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world can kill the virus within 48 hours in cell culture.

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Deep Sea Symbiosis Fueled by Methane
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Scientists have uncovered a methane-fueled symbiosis between worms and bacteria at the bottom of the sea, shedding new light on the ecology of deep-sea environments.

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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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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. Below, you'll find a curation of our latest COVID-19 vaccine-related content.

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Understanding Preprints in Scientific Publication
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An increasing number of online platforms are enabling scientists to share their research before it has undergone peer-review. In this article, we explore the concept of preprints.

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