While the first COVID-19 vaccine may not work for everyone, or may offer only partial immunity, "I think it's a good start," Bottazzi said. In the short-term, a moderately effective vaccine would prevent a subset of people from catching COVID-19 and slow viral transmission in the wider community by limiting the number of potential infections. Vaccinated people who still caught COVID-19 would likely contract a less severe illness than unvaccinated people, reducing the burden on the health care system and the mortality rate, overall, she said. And given that the long-term impacts of the infection remain unknown, a vaccine may protect people from future health complications, as well, she added. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 vaccines are on the fast-track to approval. How will we know they’re safe?
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Patient-facing digital health services are the key here, says Webster. "I think the message before COVID was that we need to use technology to help empower patients to improve their health... things like patient portals to provide the ability for them to be better informed and enable self-care, the wider use of data to pick up patients earlier in the course of their illness to provide proactive, not reactive, care," he says. … [Read more...] about ‘There’s no way back after this’: Inside the unexpected tech revolution at the NHS
Pelosi’s critiques center on just one of Eysenck’s many areas of research: the relationship between personality and health, specifically cancer and cardiovascular disease. This work, which mostly relied on data collected by Grossarth-Maticek in Germany and what was then Yugoslavia, showed “astonishing” evidence that “cancer-prone” and “heart-disease-prone” personality types exist, Pelosi writes. People with a cancer-prone personality had a risk of dying from cancer that was 40, 60, or even 70 times higher than that of people with a “healthy” personality, according to the duo. “These are unimaginably massive numbers in epidemiology,” Pelosi says. Eysenck and Grossarth-Maticek also reported a clinical trial showing behavioral therapy could dramatically cut the death risk. … [Read more...] about Misconduct allegations push psychology hero off his pedestal
"I think there needs to be concerted effort of Australia as a society, to build up the skills space, and unify these research projects across institutions because ultimately in comparison with Silicon Valley or China the level of investment in AI research in general is Australia is appalling." … [Read more...] about ANU to design artificial intelligence framework with Australian values
Meagher and his team genetically modified Arabidopsis, a small member of the mustard family, to be arsenic-resistant and to move the arsenic collected in its root up to its shoots. The new method is much more efficient, too, soaking up 16 times more arsenic than normal Arabidopsis plants. … [Read more...] about Plant Extracts Arsenic from Polluted Soil