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Alpacas could hold key to COVID-19 treatments: Australian scientists – Xinhua | English.news.cn – Xinhua

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CANBERRA, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Researchers from Australia’s nuclear science agency have revealed that the unique immune system of alpacas could hold the key to coronavirus breakthroughs.
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) said on Tuesday that they are studying alpaca antibodies in the search for therapies for COVID-19.
By immunizing alpacas with the spike protein from SARS-CoV-2, researchers have been able to isolate nan…

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Researchers identify physiological mechanism that maintains regenerative capacity of muscle stem cells – News-Medical.Net

Researchers at UPF, the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research, ICREA and Ciberned have identified a physiological mechanism that maintains the regenerative…

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Researchers at UPF, the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research, ICREA and Ciberned have identified a physiological mechanism that maintains the regenerative capacity of muscle stem cells and surprisingly resists the passage of time far more than expected, until geriatric age.
This study presents the results of more than seven years of research and collaborations with several laboratories in Europe and the US.
Skeletal muscle regeneration depends…

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One more COVID-19 case in South Australia – Blayney Chronicle

South Australia has reported one new case of COVID-19 in a returned overseas traveller. SA Health says the woman in her 60s has been in hotel quarantine since……

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South Australia has reported one new case of COVID-19 in a returned overseas traveller.
SA Health says the woman in her 60s has been in hotel quarantine since her arrival in Adelaide and presents no risk to the wider community.
She takes the total number of coronavirus cases in SA since the start of the pandemic to 495.
There are currently 12 active infections, all returned travellers in hotel isolation.
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Heading back to the playground? 10 tips to keep your family and others COVID-safe – The Conversation AU

While it can be difficult to get young kids to follow instructions around social distancing, there are a few things parents can do to minimise the risk of any COVID-19…

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In some Australian states, kids have been back on slides, swings and monkey bars for months. But in Victoria, many families are only now getting back to playgrounds, after they were closed for much of the second lockdown.
With lots of kids running around, and parents looking on, how can you ensure your trip to the playground is COVID-safe for you, your children and others?
A good place to start is to understand how COVID-19 spreads, and what you can do to interrupt it.
Droplets big and small
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