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Llamas have unique antibodies that are so tiny they can bind to the proteins of the coronavirus preventing their spread. Scientists are hoping to harness the power of these antibodies to prevent the virus from infecting humans. According to NBC News, researchers from the University of California in San Francisco developed a molecule in their laboratory using llama antibodies as a model that has proven to be surprising effective in neutralizing the coronavirus. “It binds to the virus’ protein with an unmatched affinity — we’ve never seen anything like this…

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Study: Obesity Increases Risk of COVID-19 Death by Nearly 50 Percent

Obesity increases the risk of coronavirus death by nearly 50 percent, according to a study released Wednesday by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additionally, future vaccines may be less effective for the clinically overweight. Researchers at UNC reviewed available data on individuals infected with COVID-19 and found that those with a body mass index over 30 were at a greater risk of hospitalization (113 percent), more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit (74 percent) and had a higher risk of death (48 percent). “All…

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Almost 3,500 Health Experts Sign Letter Supporting Dr. Fauci

As Dr. Anthony Fauci has become “uninvited” to President Donald Trump solo-act White House coronavirus task force daily briefings, thousands of public health experts have written a letter to express their support for the longtime infectious disease leader. “This week and last, the White House mounted a campaign to discredit one of our nation’s leading scientific experts, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who has advised six Presidents on epidemics from HIV to SARS, from Ebola to H1N1 influenza,” a letter from…

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AI Sweeps Human Pilot in DARPA Dogfight Simulation

A human pilot was swept 5-0 in dogfight simulations against artificial intelligence, which is being hailed as a victory for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The goal of the trial was to give pilots confidence in the future of AI commanding combat aircraft, according to Col. Daniel Javorsek, program manager of DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution Program to Air Force Magazine. Even if a couple of pilots gain confidence in the AI algorithm developed by Heron Systems, “then I’m considering it a success,” Col. Javorsek told the magazine. “That’s…

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AstraZeneca Denies Fast-Tracking Vaccine for White House

Pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca says it has not had any discussions with any U.S. government officials about an emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine, Politico reports. The company’s statement comes a day after the Financial Times reported the White House would consider how to grant an emergency use of the AstraZeneca vaccine if a late-stage clinical trial currently taking place in the U.K. and other countries has positive results. “It would be premature to speculate on that possibility,” the pharmaceutical company said in a statement. The vaccine was developed by…

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54% of internet users think that they were exposed to misinformation about the origin of Covid-19

The spread of misinformation in the society has also accelerated with the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to the study conducted by Teyit, which conducts research on the information ecosystem in Turkey with Tandans Data Science Consultant, more than half of the participants think they were exposed to misinformation about the origin of Covid-19. *** This release is originally published in Turkish. Google Translate Application translates the content you see on this page.*** ISTANBUL (TR) – Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Turkey, the spread of misinformation has accelerated…

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AstraZeneca Denies Fast-Tracking Vaccine for White House

Pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca says it has not had any discussions with any U.S. government officials about an emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine, Politico reports. The company’s statement comes a day after the Financial Times reported the White House would consider how to grant an emergency use of the AstraZeneca vaccine if a late-stage clinical trial currently taking place in the U.K. and other countries has positive results. “It would be premature to speculate on that possibility,” the pharmaceutical company said in a statement. The vaccine was developed by…

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Abbott Labs Launches 5-Minute Point of Care COVID-19 Test

Abbott Laboratories is unveiling a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as 5 minutes, and is so small and portable it can be used in almost any healthcare setting. The medical-device maker plans to supply 50,000 tests a day starting April 1, said John Frels, vice president of research and development at Abbott Diagnostics. The molecular test looks for fragments of the coronavirus genome, which can be detected in as little as five minutes when it is present at high levels. A thorough search…

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FDA Shuts Down Home Tests for Coronavirus

The U.S. Food and Administration has shut down sales of at-home coronavirus kits, according to USA Today. Critics caution these tests might be unreliable, while those in favor say the test kits could save valuable time and resources. But for the time being, companies involved in manufacturing at-home test kits are cooling their heels. That is because the FDA sprang into action March 20 when several startup companies began selling the at-home kit and ordered them to stop. The agency called the kits “fraudulent.” “Fraudulent health claims, tests, and products…

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Canada’s Last Intact Ice Shelf Collapses Due to Warming

Much of Canada’s remaining intact ice shelf has broken apart into hulking iceberg islands thanks to a hot summer and global warming, scientists said. Canada’s 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island had been the country’s last intact ice shelf until the end of July when ice analyst Adrienne White of the Canadian Ice Service noticed that satellite photos showed that about 43% of it had broken off. She said it happened around July 30 or 31. Two giant icebergs formed along with lots of smaller…

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