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Amy Coney Barrett refuses to tell Kamala Harris if she thinks climate change is happening

Supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett refused to say whether she accepts the science of climate change, under questioning from Kamala Harris, saying she lacked the expertise to know for sure and calling it a topic too controversial to get…

COVID-19 lockdowns averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds

Scientists have found that particulate matter concentrations in China dropped by an unprecedented 29.7 percent, and by 17.1 percent in parts of Europe, during lockdowns that took place between Feb. 1 and March 31 in China and Feb. 21 to May 17 in Europe.

Virus-mimicking drug helps immune system target cunning cancer cells

Researchers found that a drug that activates the body’s natural defenses by behaving like a virus may also make certain stealthy melanoma tumors visible to the immune system, allowing them to be better targeted by immunotherapy.

COVID-19 rapid test has successful lab results, research moves to next stages

Rapid detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in about 30 seconds following the test, has had successful preliminary results. The test uses a nanotube-based electrochemical biosensor, a similar technology used for detecting tuberculosis and colorectal cancer as well as detection of biomarkers for food safety.

Computer model uses virus ‘appearance’ to better predict winter flu strains

Combining genetic and experimental data into models about the influenza virus can help predict more accurately which strains will be most common during the next winter, says a study published recently in eLife.

Novel therapeutic approach against Epstein-Barr virus-associated tumors

A research team hsd discovered that certain exosomes can effectively control Epstein-Barr virus-associated tumors and induce T-cell anti-tumor immunity. The novel findings provide insights into new therapeutic approach for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated tumors.