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Coronavirus cluster fears at Merrylands childcare centre after community transmission case – 7NEWS.com.au

The first case had no known source and now a second worker has tested positive.

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There are fears a coronavirus cluster is brewing at a childcare centre in Western Sydney.
A worker at Advanced Early Learning in Merrylands was diagnosed with coronavirus in the 24-hour reporting period prior to 8pm on Saturday.
On Sunday morning, a second employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the first workers infection was a case of community transmission with no known source.
The first case attended the facility on July 27, 28 and 29 while infecti…

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Study: Inhibition of TLK protein stimulates the innate immune system – News-Medical.Net

Tousled-like kinases (TLKs) are a potential therapeutic target for cancer treatment due to their central role in DNA repair and replication.

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Tousled-like kinases (TLKs) are a potential therapeutic target for cancer treatment due to their central role in DNA repair and replication.
The latest work by IRB Barcelona’s Genomic Instability and Cancer Laboratory, led by Travis H. Stracker, concludes that TLK inhibition activates the innate immune system, a very important factor in the response to cancer.
We believe the TLKs are promising targets for cancer therapy and want to understand more about how they work and how cells respond to t…

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British BAME groups face ‘greater barriers’ than white people in avoiding Covid-19 – The Guardian

Runnymead Trust finds employment, reliance on public transport and crowded households all risk factors

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People from black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds in Britain are more likely to be over-exposed to and under-protected from the coronavirus, according to a report by a race equality thinktank.
The Runnymede Trust found that people from BAME backgrounds faced greater barriers in shielding from Covid-19, with employment, public transport, and multigenerational and overcrowded households all risk factors.
Those from BAME backgrounds are over-represented in Covid-19 diagnosis, severe …

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CDC expects 2020 outbreak of life-threatening AFM in children – ABC News

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a call to action to warn of a potential outbreak between the end of this summer and winter of a rare, but potentially lethal disease that affects young children, where seeking medical attention right away could make all the difference.
Acute flaccid myelitis “is a medical emergency that requires immediate recognition and care,” urged CDC director Robert Redfield, on a conference call with the media Tuesday.
AFM is a rare, rapid onset neurol…

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