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Newly emerged coronavirus did not spill over from scaly anteaters, researchers say

Mammals known as scaly anteaters are natural hosts of coronaviruses, but are not likely the direct source of the recent outbreak in humans, according to a study published May 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Jinping Chen of the Guangdong Institute of Applied Biological Resources, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, the… Read More »

Coronavirus spread ‘under the radar’ in US major cities since January, researchers say

A new model by the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University in Boston shows the first infections came from China in early or mid-January, and that the virus went undetected because many people were not presenting symptoms. “The disease spread under the radar,” Alessandro Vespignani, director of the Network Science Institute, said on “CNN Newsroom”… Read More »

In creating a coronavirus vaccine, researchers prepare for future

As the number of novel coronavirus infections rises daily across the globe, strategies for developing a safe and effective vaccine are rapidly moving forward. In response to this public health crisis, researchers in the Precision Vaccines Program (PVP) at Boston Children’s Hospital are on the front lines of developing a vaccine specially targeted toward older… Read More »

Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function – The Guardian

Consuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim. Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more… Read More »

Australian researchers present two possible ‘PrEP cascades’ that could be used to measure uptake

The most recent of a series of national gay men’s surveys in Australia shows that over one in seven (14.7%) of all the non-HIV positive respondents in the 2018 survey is taking PrEP. A smaller survey conducted in 2017, which focused on gay men’s opinions of biomedical prevention alone, found that one in five (20.5%) were… Read More »