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Why are Australian church leaders opposing the Oxford coronavirus vaccine? – The Guardian

Church leaders are concerned the vaccine uses cell lines from an aborted foetus in the 1970s, but scientists say their priorities are ‘misplaced’

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US election LIVE updates: Donald Trump holds rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin while Joe Biden hits Georgia as third coronavirus wave continues to sweep nation – The Sydney Morning Herald

With just one week until US election day, President Trump plans to attend rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska today while Joe Biden has headed to Georgia….

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But nothing Obama has said during the Trump era compares with his gleeful slag-heaping of scorn upon Trump in the closing days of the 2020 campaign, part of a two-week burst of activity that will culminate in a joint rally with Biden being planned for this coming weekend, according to Democratic officials.
“What’s his closing argument? That people are too focused on COVID?” Obama said Tuesday at an Orlando rally intended to energise voters in Florida, a perennial neck-and-neck battleground and Trump’s…

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Rapid CD169 assay for COVID-19 screening – News-Medical.Net

Researchers in France have conducted a study demonstrating the sensitivity of a rapid flow cytometry assay that could be used to screen for severe acute respiratory…

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Researchers in France have conducted a study demonstrating the sensitivity of a rapid flow cytometry assay that could be used to screen for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
The assay detects the upregulation of whole blood monocyte CD169, which has been reported as a marker of viral infections.
This rapid assay was more sensitive than the currently used method and less likely to produce false-negative results, especially among early and asymptomatic patients.

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Study shows how a genetic mutation causes common sleep syndrome – News-Medical.net

A new study by researchers at UC Santa Cruz shows how a genetic mutation throws off the timing of the biological clock, causing a common sleep syndrome called delayed…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020
A new study by researchers at UC Santa Cruz shows how a genetic mutation throws off the timing of the biological clock, causing a common sleep syndrome called delayed sleep phase disorder.
People with this condition are unable to fall asleep until late at night (often after 2 a.m.) and have difficulty getting up in the morning. In 2017, scientists discovered a surprisingly common mutation that causes this sleep disorder by altering a key component of…

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