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Why bats excel as viral reservoirs without getting sick

A new study confirms bats adopt multiple strategies to reduce pro-inflammatory responses, thus mitigating potential immune-mediated tissue damage and disease. Findings provide important insights for medical research on human diseases.

Northern Ireland Wind Farm Owners Cash In On Coronavirus Grants

Fifty-two Northern Ireland wind turbine owners have received emergency coronavirus funding from Stormont. A £10,000 payment was sent automatically to any business in receipt of small business rates relief. The sector has subsequently been ruled ineligible by the Department for…

Covid-19 will probably become endemic. Here’s what that means

Rather than completely disappear – even when vaccines become available- it’s likely that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will be added to the family of infectious diseases known as “endemic” in the human population.

New imaging method reveals HIV’s sugary shield in unprecedented detail

Scientists have devised a method for mapping in unprecedented detail the thickets of slippery sugar molecules that help shield HIV from the immune system. Mapping these shields will give researchers a more complete understanding of why antibodies react to some spots on the virus but not others, and may shape the design of new vaccines that target the most vulnerable sites on viruses.


Joe Biden vows to ‘transition from oil industry’ before rowing back

In Donald Trump’s world – laid bare during Thursday night’s final presidential debate with his Democratic rival Joe Biden in Nashville – fossil fuels are “very clean”, the US has the best air and water despite his administration’s extensive regulatory…

Donald Trump and Joe Biden debate Texas energy industry, global warming – The Texas Tribune

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. WASHINGTON — Climate change and the future of the oil and gas industry were key topics at the final debate…

Obama Goes Full-On Climate Crazy: Kids Will Face An ‘Uninhabitable Planet’

Former President Barack Obama warned Wednesday the world’s children faced an “uninhabitable planet” if Vice President Joe Biden did not gain the White House. “We’ve seen folks of every age and background who’ve packed city centers and airports in town…


Australian company directors call for more infrastructure spending and a Green New Deal

Company directors want a more radical policy reset to recover from the Covid-19 recession including bigger investments in infrastructure, reforms of industrial relations and a Green New Deal. The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ sentiment index, released on Thursday, found…

14-Year-Old Girl Wins $25k For a Scientific Breakthrough That Could Lead to COVID-19 Cure

With the impact of the pandemic continuing to spread far and wide, people around the world are waiting for news on a possible treatment for the virus.  There’s good news on that front, as a 14-year-old girl from Texas has discovered a molecule that can selectively bind to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2.  Binding […]

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