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How Does Whole Genome Sequencing Identify Mycobacteria?

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This video is part 2 of a series of instructional videos, highlighting the uses of genome sequencing by the National Mycobacterium Reference Service (NMRS) and the workflow of the organisation.

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Update on COVID-19 Outbreak With Professor Neil Ferguson, Dr Ilaria Dorigatti and Dr Lucy Okell

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Professor Neil Ferguson on the current status of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak (15-02-2020). Together with Dr Ilaria Dorigatti and Dr Lucy Okell, he addresses the work of the team on estimated COVID-19 severity in Wuhan, amongst travellers and overall fatality ratio of infections.

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Disease Detectives: Working on the Frontline

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Throughout human history, we have always been at war with infectious agents. In the past, there used to be less sophisticated tools to identify epidemics. Nowadays, more advanced technologies, such as genomic sequencing, are being harnessed to gain information about infectious agents.

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Advances in Microbial Genomics

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Microbes have an important role in maintaining our own health and that of our environment. Therefore, the more information we can uncover, the better armed researchers are to prevent and treat disease, protect and restore the environment and harness the key beneficial properties microbes offer. This list looks at recent advances that have enabled researchers to better understand microbial communities at the genomic level.

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Functional Studies Aid Fight Against Parasitic Diseases

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In the quest to develop more effective treatments for parasitic diseases like African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis, scientists look for weaknesses in the organisms’ molecular machinery. These weaknesses can then be targeted with drug therapies designed to kill the parasites.

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New Compounds Combat Multiple Viruses Including Coronavirus
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A team has have designed compounds that block the replication of coronaviruses, as well as other disease-causing viruses, in the lab. The compounds have not yet been tested in people.

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Team Explore Hidden Antibiotic Potential of Cannabis
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A team from the McMaster University has identified an antibacterial compound made by cannabis plants that may serve as a "lead" for new drug development.

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Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy in China
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Vaccine acceptance is a crucial public health issue, which has been exacerbated by the use of social media to spread content expressing vaccine hesitancy. Studies have shown that social media can provide new information regarding the dynamics of vaccine communication online, potentially affecting real-world vaccine behaviors.

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“We Are Far From Where We Want To Be” — An Exploration Into Mental Health in Academia
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In this article, we explore why academia and research can be hard on an individual's mental health, speaking directly with the individuals and organizations that are championing mental health discussions in this space, and highlight areas where we're perhaps falling short and could improve.

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Can Preprints Shake Up Biomedical Publishing?
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Academic publishing has proved stubbornly resistant to change, but preprint servers have started to make their mark. Technology Networks spoke to BiorXiv content lead Samantha Hindle to find out more about how preprints could shake up publishing and give scientists a new avenue through which to share their research.

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The Therapeutic Antibody Revolution
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A crucial component of our immune system, antibodies are now the most rapidly growing class of approved biopharmaceutical drugs. We explore the past, present and future of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.

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How Bad Is the Coronavirus Outbreak Becoming?
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The short answer is, in terms of deaths at least, the current coronavirus outbreak is not as bad as it was initially predicted. However, researchers are working tirelessly as new data becomes available to refine models vital for disease management.

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Latest on Coronavirus Outbreak
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As the novel coronavirus, that originated in Wuhan, China continues its global march, the first two cases have been confirmed in the UK. This brings the number of affected countries to 24, although all 213 deaths have thus far been isolated to China.

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Population Waits With Bated Breath as Coronavirus Continues Its Global March
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Whilst WHO officials are yet to declare the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan a global health emergency, China are taking preventative steps in the face of a growing and spreading caseload.

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