During its seven-month global rampage, the coronavirus has claimed more than 700,000 lives. But Gandhi began to think the bigger mystery might be why it has left so many more practically unscathed.
What was it about these asymptomatic people, who lived or worked so closely to others who fell severely ill, she wondered, that protected them? Did the dose of their viral exposure make a difference? Was it genetics? Or might some people already have partial resistance to the virus, contrary to our i…
What it’s like being a pathology worker during the COVID pandemic – ABC News
Consultant microbiologist Evan Bursle says he has never experienced such intensity and stress at work — and he’s not alone.
Consultant microbiologist Evan Bursle has been busy for the past six months.
At the frontline of Australia’s coronavirus pandemic testing services, the Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) employee says he has never experienced such intensity in his workload.
“From a day to day point of view, that means communicating a lot more results with the public health team,” he said.
“There is a lot involved in setting up all the testing for COVID-19, ensuring all the results are correct and also within…
Occurrence and transmission potential of asymptomatic and presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections: A living systematic review and meta-analysis – PLoS Blogs
Diana Buitrago-Garcia and co-workers present a systematic review and meta-analysis on asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections.
Citation: Buitrago-Garcia D, Egli-Gany D, Counotte MJ, Hossmann S, Imeri H, Ipekci AM, et al. (2020) Occurrence and transmission potential of asymptomatic and presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections: A living systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Med 17(9):
Academic Editor: Nathan Ford, World Health Organization, SWITZERLAND
Received: June 11, 2020; Accepted: August 18, 2020; Published: September 22, 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Buitrago-Ga…
Avid gamers before adolescence perform better with working memory tasks years later – News-Medical.Net
A number of studies have shown how playing video games can lead to structural changes in the brain, including increasing the size of some regions, or to functio…
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 22 2020
A number of studies have shown how playing video games can lead to structural changes in the brain, including increasing the size of some regions, or to functional changes, such as activating the areas responsible for attention or visual-spatial skills. New research from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has gone further to show how cognitive changes can take place even years after people stop playing.
This is one of the conclusions from th…
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