• 82-Year-Old Receives the First Dose the AZ-Oxford Vaccine

    82-Year-Old Receives the First Dose the AZ-Oxford Vaccine0

    The UK became the first country to approve the AstraZeneca-Oxford covid vaccine, on Wednesday, 30 December 2020. Today, Brian Pinker, 82, became the first person in the world, outside clinical trials, to receive the initial dose of the AZD1222 vaccine.   AZD1222 Vaccine The AZD1222 vaccine uses an adenovirus that infects only chimpanzees as the

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  • Weekly Roundup: CBD, Love, Dolphins, and More

    Weekly Roundup: CBD, Love, Dolphins, and More0

    1. The Science Behind Falling in Love What is love? Magdalena Osial takes a dive into the cocktail of chemical reactions that happen in the brain throughout the several phases of a relationship. Usually, the attraction is associated with desire, a phenomenon intrinsically linked with the brain pathways that control “reward” behaviors. The hypothalamus produces dopamine

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  • Covid-19 Vaccines: A Timeline of Recent Advancements

    Covid-19 Vaccines: A Timeline of Recent Advancements0

    Images Credit: Mos.ru, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, Rs-nourse, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Moderna_Therapeutics_company_logo.png with UploadWizard, CC BY-SA 3.0 Press Releases: Sputnik: https://sputnikvaccine.com/newsroom/pressreleases/second-interim-analysis-of-clinical-trial-data-showed-a-91-4-efficacy-for-the-sputnik-v-vaccine-on-d/ AstraZeneca: https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-23-oxford-university-breakthrough-global-covid-19-vaccine FDA: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-announces-advisory-committee-meeting-discuss-covid-19-vaccine Pfizer: https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-conclude-phase-3-study-covid-19-vaccine Moderna: https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/modernas-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-meets-its-primary-efficacy

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  • Weekly Roundup: Vaccines On the Way, Long-Lasting Immunity, and More

    Weekly Roundup: Vaccines On the Way, Long-Lasting Immunity, and More0

    Phase 3 is over: Pfizer’s Vaccine is 95% effective against Covid-19 On November 18, Pfizer and the German manufacturer BioNTech shared the phase 3 results from the BNT162b2 vaccine candidate. The mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine met all the efficacy endpoints across different ages, gender, races, and ethnicities. The vaccine’s overall efficacy is 95%, and the reported side-effects

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  • Using Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose COVID19

    Using Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose COVID190

    The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and since then it has emerged as a global pandemic. More than 5 million people have been infected globally across 187 countries and over 320,000 people lost their lives to it (1). Because COVID19 (coronavirus disease) is a highly contagious and potentially

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  • Spain Orders Mandatory Quarantine for Incoming Travellers

    Spain Orders Mandatory Quarantine for Incoming Travellers0

    From May 15, all travellers entering Spain will have to go through a mandatory 14-day quarantine, Spanish government officials have announced. The measure applies to both foreigners and Spanish citizens who return to the country, between May 15 and, at least, May 24, when the “state of emergency” in Spain ends. Exceptions to this rule

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