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Why it’s important to know how fluids move

Knowing how fluids move can help us understand virus transmission better. Stock image/Getty Images

Knowing how fluids move can help us understand virus transmission better. Stock image/Getty Images Justin Pringle, University of KwaZulu-Natal COVID-19 has sharply brought into focus the impact of respiratory infectious diseases on humanity. It has also shown that the greatest defence against health crises is government policy that is strongly rooted in science. In an attempt to contain the spread …

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My new life as a coronavirus tester – a scientist’s story


RossHelen/Shutterstock Tobias Wauer, University of Cambridge It was March 2020, and my plans to start a new cancer research project in Boston were called off for the same reason everything else was grinding to a halt: coronavirus. Facing indeterminate months confined to my sofa, I signed up to a call for scientist volunteers circulated by the University of Cambridge. The …

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The Moroccan American Dr. Moncef Slaoui to head America’s plan against COVID-19

Susan Walsh, AP Elizabeth Weise USA TODAY Published 2:19 PM EDT May 14, 2020 President Trump on Wednesday tapped venture capitalist and former pharmaceutical head Moncef Slaoui to head Operation Warp Speed, a White House initiative meant to quickly develop and distribute coronavirus vaccines. Slaoui was named Wednesday, according to a senior administration official. He was chair of the vaccines …

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Asian tiger mosquito gains ground in Illinois

Thanks to unintentional reintroductions and adaptive strategies that enable it to survive the state's harsh winters, the Asian tiger mosquito is becoming more abundant in Illinois.

Photo by James Gathany/CDC NEWS RELEASE 4-JUN-2020 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, NEWS BUREAU Researchers report that the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has become more abundant across Illinois in the past three decades. Its spread is problematic, as the mosquito can transmit diseases – like chikungunya or dengue fever – to humans. The Asian tiger mosquito originated in the …

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