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S-acylation enhances COVID-19 infection

Like many viruses, SARS-CoV-2 relies on lipid modifications carried by host enzymes to organize their membrane structure and coordinate the function of virulence proteins. Scientists at EPFL have discovered the enzymes that transfer fatty acids to on.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagOct 25th, 2021

Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Certificates Are Being Advertised On the Dark Web

Criminals have been selling fake vaccine certificates online and may be able to fool an EU system designed to verify the certificates' validity, researchers warn. BankInfoSecurity reports: [A] report released last week, "COVID-19 Vaccination Certific.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 17 min. ago

COVID vaccinations spike in US as delta rages and omicron looms

Vaccines expected to offer some protection from omicron as speedy spread continues. Enlarge / People line up outside of a free COVID-19 vaccination site that opened today in the Hubbard Place apartment building on December 3, 2021 in W.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 4th, 2021

The Digital Talent War – The Need for an Implicit Competitive Edge

The spectre of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the global enterprise ecosystem at a crossroads. On the one hand, it has accelerated digital transformation, creating significant opportunities for organizations across all sectors. And on the other, t.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Facebook sold ads comparing vaccine to Holocaust

Facebook has sold ads promoting anti-vaccine messages, comparing the US government's response to Covid-19 to Nazi Germany, casting doubt on the result of the 2020 election, and even pushing political violence......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

The omicron variant is a mystery. Here’s how science will solve it

So far, panic about the new Covid variant has outpaced actual information. Enlarge (credit: Remko De Waal | Getty Images) Starting last Friday, the race was on—between a virus and information about it. And for a while, the i.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Moderna plans omicron booster for March as Biden unveils winter COVID plan

The plan includes insurance coverage for at-home tests and tighter travel protocols. Enlarge / US President Joe Biden at the White House on December 01, 2021, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty | Anna Moneymaker) President Joe.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

COVID"s Cardiac Connection

Coronavirus infections might cause lasting harm to the heart even in those who have never had symptoms -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Plant pathogen evades immune system by targeting the microbiome

A team of biologists has identified that the pathogenic fungus Verticillium dahliae, responsible for wilt disease in many crops, secretes an 'effector' molecule to target the microbiome of plants to promote infection. The research was performed by th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Virtual chat rooms can increase negative political biases of debate viewers

The campaign for the 2020 U.S. presidential election was historic in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the use of digital watch parties to view the presidential and vice-presidential debates. This viewing method allowed people to cont.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Researcher outlines how whales" sensory systems have evolved through imaging technology

If you've ever had an ear infection that made you dizzy or unbalanced, the infection likely was affecting your vestibular complex—part of the intricate system of hard and soft tissues that make up the inner ear. Knowledge of this structure has been.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

The Benefits of Vaccinating Kids against COVID Far Outweigh the Risks of Myocarditis

Vaccination is likely to prevent many more COVID cases than it is to cause a rare and nonfatal heart side effect in 5–11-year-olds -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Many Severe Covid-19 Survivors Die Within a Year, Study Finds

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Gizmodo: New research this week finds that people hospitalized with severe covid-19 often pay a heavy price afterward. The study concluded that these survivors were more than twice as likely to die in the subsequent 1.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Trigger of Rare Blood Clots In AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Found

Long-time Slashdot reader tlhIngan writes: The AstraZeneca vaccine, one of the few approved vaccines to fight COVID-19, was under fire earlier this year for causing blood clots. While the vaccine is still approved for use, and is being used, scientis.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Supply Chain Resilience – Building a Risk-Optimized Sourcing Strategy

COVID-19 has rattled established global supply chains. While impacted companies grasped the shock and realized the need for an alternative sourcing strategy, they also realized that global supply chains were not truly “global.” Offshored supply c.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Renewable Energy Has "Another Record Year of Growth" Says IEA

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: It has been another record year for renewable energy, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and rising costs for raw materials around the world, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). About.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

US Confirms Nation"s First Case of Omicron Covid Variant In California

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: U.S. health officials have confirmed the country's first case of the new, heavily mutated coronavirus variant called omicron in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

More Than a Third of World"s Population Have Never Used Internet, Says UN

Nearly 3 billion people -- or 37% of the world's population -- have never used the internet, according to the United Nations, despite the Covid-19 pandemic driving people online. From a report: The UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) est.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Antibodies mimicking the virus may explain long haul COVID-19, rare vaccine side effects, study suggests

A new article suggests that secondary antibodies known as 'anti-idiotype antibodies' could be responsible for some of the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines and the symptoms of long-haul COVID......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

First study of its kind to investigate a high priority but little known pathogen found in Irish hospitals

By understanding the epidemiology and population biology of a significant and high-priority pathogen, Enteroccocus faecium (E. faecium) in Irish hospitals, researchers are providing the evidence base for more effective surveillance, and infection and.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

How Science Will Solve the Omicron Variant’s Mysteries

So far, panic about the mysterious new Covid variant has outpaced actual information. Here’s what scientists around the world are trying to uncover......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021