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Tag Archives: Covid-19

¿Por qué es una buena noticia que se suspendan los ensayos de una vacuna?

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F8 studio/Shutterstock Carmen Álvarez Domínguez, UNIR – Universidad Internacional de La Rioja El reciente anuncio de Oxford suspendiendo el ensayo clínico con la vacuna para SARS-CoV-2 debido a un efecto adverso denominado Mellitis transversa, una inflamación de la médula espinal, tras un análisis rutinario de un voluntario vacunado, es una buena noticia por varias razones. Primero, refleja que las agencias …

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5 ways our immune responses to COVID vaccines are unique

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Shutterstock Paul Gill, Monash University y Menno van Zelm, Monash University The Oxford vaccine trial at the centre of safety concerns this week highlights the idea that people’s immune systems respond to vaccines differently. We don’t yet know whether reports of immune complications in one or two trial participants have been linked to the COVID-19 vaccine itself, or if they …

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La integración latinoamericana ante la encrucijada del coronavirus

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Shutterstock / Harvepino Ángeles Sánchez Díez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y Laura Pérez Ortiz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid La integración regional en América Latina vive un momento decisivo ante los importantes retos del futuro más inmediato. Si ya antes de la pandemia el escenario económico y social latinoamericano no era bueno, ahora ha empeorado. Los organismos internacionales estiman importantes caídas …

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An infectious disease expert explains the results from Moderna’s latest vaccine trials

An infectious disease expert explains the results from Moderna's latest vaccine trials

Biotech company Moderna, one of many organizations developing a vaccine for COVID-19, published results from an early-stage test of its experimental mRNA vaccine in the New England Journal of Medicine on July 14. Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff scientist and protein chemistry expert Sanjay Mishra explains what the results of the phase 1 trial mean. Licence Creative Commons Attribution licence …

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Hudeide: a monumental musician who uplifted Somali life

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Hudeide: a monumental musician who uplifted Somali life Al Eyad/Flickr Ahmed I Samatar, Macalester College There are many attributes that capture Somali identity, however none seem so deep and abiding as these two: constant hyper anxiety over scarce rainfall, and uncommon talent in poetic composition and artistic performance. The first underscores the ecological brittleness of the Sahel landscape; the latter …

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Hunger, lost income and increased anxiety: how coronavirus lockdowns put huge pressure on young people around the world

Watering plants in Ethioipa: how young lives have been affected by COVID-19. © Young Lives / Mulugeta Gebrekidan

Watering plants in Ethioipa: how young lives have been affected by COVID-19. © Young Lives / Mulugeta Gebrekidan Marta Favara, University of Oxford; Alan Sánchez, University of Oxford; Catherine Porter, Lancaster University, and Douglas Scott, University of Oxford For many young people around the world, the economic effects of lockdown policies have been more significant than the health impacts of …

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¿Cómo debe afrontar Europa los rebrotes de COVID-19? Tres expertos nos dan las claves

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Dominique Costagliola, Inserm; Ignacio López-Goñi, Universidad de Navarra y Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, UCL En toda Europa, desde Luxemburgo hasta Croacia, los casos de coronavirus están empezando a aumentar en países que anteriormente habían conseguido controlar la propagación de la enfermedad. Países como España, Francia y Alemania están registrando un aumento significativo en el número de personas con la enfermedad. La mayoría …

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