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The five hallmarks of successful contact tracing during the coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

We need contact tracing to prevent more people from catching coronavirus. It may be a crucial process, but it’s also quite a hard one to get right. So what does…

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Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
Catch up on the main COVID-19 news …

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New method for producing FTVI enzyme can help improve cord blood transplants – News-Medical.Net

A new way of producing an enzyme called fucosyltransferase VI (FTVI) in the lab could help enhance the therapeutic potential of cord blood transplants.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 22 2020
Stem cell trafficking to the bone marrow is improved by enzyme manufactured in silkworms and yeast.
A new way of producing an enzyme called fucosyltransferase VI (FTVI) in the lab could help enhance the therapeutic potential of cord blood transplants.
Cord blood is currently used to treat more than 80 life-threatening conditions, ranging from cancer and immune deficiency to metabolic and genetic disorders.
The therapy is predicated on the idea that stem…

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Charts show coronavirus risk associated with activities, gatherings – Business Insider – Business Insider

As winter approaches, here’s a guide to help you assess the coronavirus risk associated with daily activities.

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The US reported more than 70,400 new COVID-19 cases on Friday — the highest daily total since July.
Twenty-one states have set single-day records for new infections in the past 10 days.
Indeed, COVID-19 cases are surging for the third time in the US since the start of the pandemic — a spike experts think could become the largest yet. It’s happening, they say, because more people are spending time indoors as the weather gets cold, and Americans are simultaneously feeling fatigued by pandemic safety…

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New study reveals why different people experience varying intensity of COVID-19 symptoms – Firstpost

As per the study, the expression of about eight genes such as the ones responsible for hypoxia, uncontrolled inflammation or cytokine storm, oxidative stress and…

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As per the study, the expression of about eight genes such as the ones responsible for hypoxia, uncontrolled inflammation or cytokine storm, oxidative stress and vitamin K biosynthesis, increased with age, suggesting the higher susceptibility of the elderly to the SARS-CoV-2 virus
Over 41 million people in the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 so far. Of these, over 30 million have recovered and more than 1.1 million have died.
While we know more about the disease now than we did a few months…

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