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ECDC and WHO call for improved HIV testing in Europe

Wed, 2020-11-25 21:00
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) The number of people living with undiagnosed HIV is increasing in the WHO European Region. According to data published today by ECDC and the WHO/Europe, more than 136 000 people were newly diagnosed in 2019 - roughly 20% of these diagnoses were in the EU/EAA and 80% in the eastern part of the European Region. Every second HIV diagnosis (53%) happens at a late stage of the infection, when the immune system has already started to fail.
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Big data powers design of 'smart' cell therapies for cancer

Wed, 2020-11-25 21:00
(University of California - San Francisco) Finding medicines that can kill cancer cells while leaving normal tissue unscathed is a Holy Grail of oncology research. In two new papers, scientists at UC San Francisco and Princeton University present complementary strategies to crack this problem with 'smart' cell therapies -- living medicines that remain inert unless triggered by combinations of proteins that only ever appear together in cancer cells.
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A cold-health watch and warning system for cold waves in Quebec

Wed, 2020-11-25 21:00
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) A team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), led by Professor Fateh Chebana, has recently developed a cold-health watch and warning system for cold waves, a first in the world. Their results were published in November 2020 in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
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Scientists develop new gene therapy for eye disease

Wed, 2020-11-25 21:00
(Trinity College Dublin) Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have developed a new gene therapy approach that offers promise for one day treating an eye disease that leads to a progressive loss of vision and affects thousands of people across the globe. The study, which involved a collaboration with clinical teams in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital and the Mater Hospital, also has implications for a much wider suite of neurological disorders associated with ageing.
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German researchers compile world's largest inventory of known plant species

Wed, 2020-11-25 21:00
(German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig) Researchers at Leipzig University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) have compiled the world's most comprehensive list of known plant species. It contains 1,315,562 names of vascular plants, thus extending the number by some 70,000 - equivalent to about 20%. The researchers have also succeeded in clarifying 181,000 hitherto unclear species names. The data set has now been published in Scientific Data. This marks the culmination of ten years of intensive research work.
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