Monthly Archives: September 2015

A single test could detect almost any virus

In the future, one test could detect any virus in a human or animal. Enhanced virome sequencing has already been proven to indicate 52% more viruses than standard testing. …read more

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 20 and 26 September 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 6 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death. Contact tracing of household and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases. …read more

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New method reveals real-time death risk of Korean MERS outbreak

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a real-time statistical method to estimate death risk (i.e. …read more

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Your gut development during infancy can have lifelong implications

The suckling period (infancy) in mice is critical for epigenetic changes (changes that affect the way genes are expressed) in the development of stem cells in the intestine, potentially affecting… …read more

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Islamist insurgency strongly influences where polio occurs

Islamist insurgency has had a strong effect on where polio cases occur since 2011, potentially as a reaction to the use of counterinsurgency strategies, according to new research led by UCL. …read more

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