Harvard centers and Microsoft collaborate on COVID tracker

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and Center for Geographic Analysis worked with Microsoft to create a live tracker that monitors the status of COVID cases, broken down by congressional district, to help officials develop testing and vaccine deployment strategies in their areas.

Jill Radsken • harvard
yesterday ~4 min

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Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine shows 70% protection

The large-scale trial is both a triumph and a disappointment, after other groups had better results.

bbcnews
Nov. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Decoy could halt this deadly (and spreading) virus

More viral outbreaks are likely. Researchers are working to thwart one, Venezuelan equine encephalitus virus, with a decoy molecule.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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‘Spill-over’ effects show hidden value of prioritising education of poorest children and marginalised girls

International development projects that target the education of the world’s very poorest children and marginalised girls also significantly improve other young

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Small molecule, big potential for treating prostate cancer

MIT researchers identify a molecule that could target advanced prostate cancer as well as a variety of other cancers.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
Nov. 19, 2020 ~9 min

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Covid: Will there be more than one coronavirus vaccine?

Hopes are rising that an effective vaccine against Covid-19 will be available soon.

bbcnews
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Moderna: Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection

The results add to growing confidence that vaccination can end the pandemic.

bbcnews
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus and mink: What are the implications?

A mutation in coronavirus triggers alarm but scientists urge caution as more information is needed.

bbcnews
Nov. 6, 2020 ~4 min

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Scientists at work: Sloshing through marshes to see how birds survive hurricanes

Birds found along the Gulf Coast have evolved to ride out hurricanes and tropical storms. But with development degrading the marshes where they live, it's getting harder for them to bounce back.

Mark Woodrey, Assistant Research Professor, Mississippi State University • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~9 min

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Silencing gene expression to cure complex diseases

Immuneering uses bioinformatics to develop new medicines while also helping large pharmaceutical companies improve their treatments.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 26, 2020 ~9 min

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