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Revealing the secrets of cell competition

Cellular competition is a crucial quality control process that ensures that the development of an organism relies on healthy cells. Researchers revealed the secrets underlying cell competition and what features can pre-determine whether a cell will survive or not. Defects in energy production are critical in making cells vulnerable to elimination. The study was led […]

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Outbreaks driven by the Olympics could cause further surges in Japan

Japan’s COVID-19 cases have largely been in areas with lower incomes and more essential workers – and outbreaks driven by the Olympics could cause further surges The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on Japan has been shaped by socioeconomic disparities, a recent paper reveals Regions with lower incomes, higher unemployment, and more frontline workers have faced higher […]

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Should the most vulnerable be shielding again?

Should the most vulnerable be shielding again – no matter what health chiefs say? The Covid-19 vaccines provide robust protection even to those most vulnerable to the virus, a recent study by Public Health England (PHE) concluded.  The report was welcome news to the four million Britons who had been sticking to the strictest shielding […]

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Fungi that live in the gut influence health and disease

Bacteria’s role in gut health has received a lot of attention in recent years. But new research led by scientists at University of Utah Health shows that fungi—another microorganism that lives within us—may be equally important in health and disease. Fungi thrive in the healthy gut, but they can also cause intestinal damage that may […]