Medical research

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Ode to the Spring review – Chinese exploration of pandemic ground zero in Wuhan
Telling five Covid-related stories, this platitudinous urban-interconnection drama offers lectures on virtue and self-sacrifice and feels like state propaganda

Phil Hoad

04, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Australia’s 10,000 deaths and the paradox of ‘Covid normal’
The country has fared better than others – but those on the frontline are still wrestling with the agony of the coronavirus pandemic

Melissa Davey Medical editor

02, Jul, 2022 @11:52 PM

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UK scientists warn of urgent need for action on vaccines to head off autumn Covid wave
Expert fear that new variants will emerge and stress the need to prepare the best drugs to combat it

Robin McKie, Science Editor

02, Jul, 2022 @7:21 PM

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Where’s the herd immunity? Our research shows why Covid is still wreaking havoc | Danny Altmann
‘Living with the virus’ is proving much harder than the early vaccine success suggested, says professor of immunology Danny Altmann

Danny Altmann

01, Jul, 2022 @11:43 AM

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Nerve-cooling implant could offer pain relief alternative to opioids, say researchers
Device which can dissolve in the body represents an ‘engineering approach to treating pain’

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Yes, the number of Covid cases in the UK is rising – but that is no cause for alarm | Matt Hancock
With vaccines preventing most serious illness and death, any talk of bringing back restrictions is pure scaremongering, says former health secretary Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock

30, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Doctors treat first UK patient in Covid ‘super donor’ blood trial
Reopened trial to look at whether plasma with high levels of antibodies can help save lives of immunosuppressed

Ian Sample Science editor

29, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Dame Deborah James obituary
Frank, warm and funny podcaster and campaigner who raised millions for bowel cancer charities

Jude Rogers

29, Jun, 2022 @9:54 AM

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Are pockets of Covid in the gut causing long-term symptoms?
Scientists are investigating whether reservoirs of virus ‘hiding’ in the body are contributing to long Covid

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @5:09 PM

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Possible link between blood clots and Covid symptoms investigated
UK studies will look into whether blood thinners may help people who have ongoing symptoms

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @1:13 PM

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Should we be worried that polio has been detected in the UK? | Devi Sridhar
Until an infectious disease is eradicated everywhere in the world, we are all vulnerable, says Devi Sridhar of the University of Edinburgh

Devi Sridhar

27, Jun, 2022 @1:08 PM

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‘You get goosebumps from the data’: hopes rise for new malaria vaccine
The disease is a leading killer of under fives across Africa. But trials for a new vaccine suggest an end to the death toll could be in sight

Lizzy Davies in Kilifi. Photography by Luis Tato for the Guardian

27, Jun, 2022 @6:15 AM

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