Monthly Archives: September 2020

New Lab Matters: The new world order of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has become one of the largest defining events of 2020 for public health. A hyperfocus on testing has thrust public health laboratories into the spotlight, and has revealed the strengths and weaknesses of public health systems around the world. While laboratories have responded with a blend of resilience and ingenuity in […]

By |September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Poor immune response impairs diabetic wound healing

Researchers found that diabetic foot ulcers don’t recruit the immune cells necessary for normal wound healing. The study also identified potential targets for future therapies. …read more

By |September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Computer-designed proteins may protect against coronavirus

Researchers designed “miniproteins” that bound tightly to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and prevented the virus from infecting human cells in the lab. …read more

By |September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How anesthetics and benzodiazepine affect the brain differently

Scientists identified how anesthetic and benzodiazepine drugs change a brain receptor’s shape. The findings suggest ways to design more tailored anesthetic drugs. …read more

By |September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

FluNet Summary

National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 44 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 31 August 2020 to 13 September 2020a(data as of 2020-09-25 06:17:20 UTC).The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 129 8241specimens during that time period: 56 were positive for influenza viruses, […]

By |September 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|