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How Scientists Are Confronting Coronavirus: Scripps Research COVID-19 Updates

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Around the world, scientists are sharing data, sharing insights, pushing for the best possible vaccines and medications against COVID-19. Virologist Michael Farzan, PhD, describes the scale of the effort underway at Scripps Research.

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How Smart Cities Can Defend Against Pandemics

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As an estimated 68% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, urban planning against pandemics will become even more essential in years to come. Here are some ways smart cities can defend against pandemics in the future.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine: Everything You Need to Know

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Professor Jonathan Heeney explains why we need a vaccine against the new COVID-19 coronavirus and how his team is using new technology developed for influenza and Ebola viruses to target the new infection.

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Tears Low Risk for Coronavirus Spread

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While researchers are certain that coronavirus spreads through mucus and droplets expelled by coughing or sneezing, new data shows it is unlikely to spread via tears.

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Size of Plastics Animals Can Eat Predicted
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Scientists looked at the gut contents of more than 2,000 animals to create a simple equation to predict the size of a plastic item an animal can eat, based on the length of its body.

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Novel Antibiotic Resistance Gene Has Spread Unnoticed
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A completely new resistance gene, which is likely to counteract the newest aminoglycoside-drug plazomycin, was recently discovered by scientists at the University of Gothenburg.

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Citizen Scientists Are Helping Design COVID-19 Drugs
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Using a free computer game called "Foldit", researchers are enlisting the help of citizen scientists to design drugs to stop the coronavirus from infecting human cells.

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Cell Signaling Insights Leveraged for Glaucoma and Cancer Therapy Development

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In this article, we delve into some of the cell signaling pathways involved in glaucoma and cancer and how they represent promising new approaches to treatment.

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STREAM: Six Strategies That Can Help Your Mental Health During Coronavirus Isolation
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One in four people on earth are currently in lockdown related to the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. In this article, we look at some expert advice at how to cope with the impacts of this isolation on your mental health.

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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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COVID-19 Portal Will Provide Scientists Free Access to Completed Clinical Trial Data
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Vivli, the Center for Clinical Research Data, recently issued a press release announcing the launch of the COVID-19 portal, designed to enable the sharing of completed interventional treatment trial data. Technology Networks spoke with Julie Wood, Vivli’s Director of Strategy and Operations, to learn more about the COVID-19 portal and discover how researchers can access the data within the portal.

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