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Australia enlists particle accelerator in coronavirus fight

Australian scientists are using the largest particle accelerator in the southern hemisphere to help fast-track the hunt for a vaccine against COVID-19, researchers said Tuesday. The Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne uses intense X-rays emitted by electrons coursing through the accelerator to examine key proteins in the virus, programme director Andrew Peele told AFP. Acting as […]

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Colorado ski town will test everyone for coronavirus

A small Colorado ski town may soon learn exactly how many people the new coronavirus has infected in its community: The town of Telluride is offering coronavirus tests to all 8,000 of its residents for free. Located in the Rocky Mountains, Telluride appears to be the first in the country to perform coronavirus testing on […]

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Renal denervation effective in patients with untreated hypertension

Three months after undergoing renal denervation (RDN)—a procedure that delivers energy to overactive nerves leading to the kidney to decrease their activity—patients with untreated high blood pressure had statistically significant reductions in average blood pressure over 24 hours compared with patients who underwent a sham procedure and experienced no major adverse effects, according to results […]

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The genetic quest to understand COVID-19

How the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 made the leap from animals to humans is a puzzle that scientists are trying to solve as humanity comes to grip with the deadly pandemic sweeping the globe. At the frontline of this scientific work is Professor Edward Holmes, an evolutionary virologist who holds a joint position with […]

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US emerges as virus hotspot as infections, unemployment soar

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The United States was quickly becoming a new epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic Thursday as new infections soared and unemployment claims skyrocketed to a historic high. Hospitals increasingly have reported being overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases and 40 percent of Americans are under lockdown orders, although a buoyant Wall Street recouped […]