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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has halted an innovative coronavirus testing program by a Seattle research team that first detected the spread of COVID-19 in…
FDA faces criticism for halting COVID-19 home-testing project
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Whilst in some ways I feel I have adjusted a little too well to lockdown life, other aspects are very difficult to get used to. For instance, the passage of time.
COVID-19: Time is so arbitrary
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cOAlition S announces price transparency rules for publishers that will come into effect in July 2022.
Price transparency rules for publishers announced by cOAlition S
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The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we see the world and ourselves and could deepen pre-existing social inequalitites or create new ones. It is up to sceintists to…
Creating new social divides: how coronavirus is reshaping how we see ourselves and the world around us
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization for the first CRISPR-based diagnostic test kit to detect coronavirus in the country.
US drug regulating agency approves first CRISPR tests for coronavirus detection
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Plastic waste often ends up in river bodies and oceans, posing a serious threat to the marine ecosystem. To prevent the accumulation of plastic debris, we must find out…
A radar for plastic: High-resolution map to track plastic emissions in seas
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An in-depth look at how preprints are helping accelerate research around COVID-19, including challenges and measures to overcome them
The role of preprints in aiding the speedy dissemination of COVID-19 research
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Some plants, like soybean, are known to possess an innate defense machinery that helps them develop resistance against insects trying to feed on them. However, exactly…
How a molecular "alarm" system in plants protects them from predators
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Almost overnight, because of a persistent, nifty virus, professors and teachers had to shift their classrooms online. Here are some tools that have been making life…
8 Virtual platforms and tools helping academics during the COVID-19 pandemic
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I am a researcher from an ordinary public university in South Brazil. For many of you who follow the news, this simple information speaks for itself. My colleagues and I…