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EU warns coronavirus could cause ‘huge economic and societal disruption’

European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control says probability of further transmission of ‘high’ despite efforts The Coronavirus outbreak could cause “huge economic and societal disruption”, the EU’s centre for disease control has warned. In its Monday update on the spread of the disease the ECDC said that “the risk associated with …

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Coronavirus ‘may have infected half of UK population’, researchers say

The University of Oxford’s Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease group found that far more people in the UK could have contracted coronavirus than previously thought Coronavirus may have already infected more than half the UK population, researchers say. University of Oxford Professor Sunetra Gupta said it could mean less than …

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Computer village traders protest against harassment, extortion by market leaders

Computer Village, Ikeja Traders and members of the Community Development Association (CDA) at Computer Village, Ikeja yesterday shut the commercial hub to protest against alleged exploitation and high-handedness of the Iyaloja and Babaloja of the market. They alleged that since the imposition of the Iyaloja, Abimbola Azeez, and Babaloja, Adeniyi …

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Six simple lifestyle changes which could help you feel better and live longer

Doctors have discovered a new generation of ‘medicines’ that will prolong life and prevent – or in some cases, reverse – diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke and other killers. They will also reduce the risk of life-limiting conditions such as dementia, arthritis, depression and COPD. There are no nasty side-effects, no …

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Turning cells into computers with protein logic gates

New artificial proteins have been created to function as molecular logic gates. Like their electronic counterparts in computers, these biochemical tools can be used to program the behavior of complex systems, such as gene regulation inside human T-cells. This new advance might improve the durability of future cell-based therapies. The …

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Scientists develop ‘backpack’ computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats

To truly understand an animal species is to observe its behavior and social networks in the wild. With new technology described in PLOS Biology, researchers are able to track tiny animals that divide their time between flying around in the sky and huddling together in caves and hollow trees — by …

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