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Should we be worried about Khosta-2, a new coronavirus discovered in bats?

Towards a new Covid-19 ? According to a study published by eight researchers on Thursday, September 22 in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens, a new virus from the same subcategory of coronavirus as Sars-CoV-2 has been discovered. It was detected in samples from bats collected between March and October 2020 near Sochi National Park, Russia. …

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why dengue is breaking records this year

Like every summer, mosquitoes have played the role of disrupting sunny days over the past few months. But more than in previous years, tiger mosquitoes transmitted dengue fever in France. From 1er May (start of the annual surveillance period) to September 20, 47 autochthonous cases, therefore contracted in France, were identified by Public Health France …

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“Bloop”: this funny sound detected on Mars

Recorded in September 2021 by the InSight probe, the extract reveals the entry of a meteorite into the atmosphere of Mars, its explosion and its impact on the ground. An impact that created three large craters, the rock exploding into three fragments. “This not only represents the first impacts detected by the probe’s seismometer since …

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the government makes access to the morning after pill free for all

Access to emergency contraception, or the morning after pill, will become free for all women regardless of their age, in pharmacies and without a prescription, announces the Minister of Health, François Braun, in an interview posted online. Tuesday, September 20 by the daily 20 minutes. Screening for sexually transmitted infections will also be free and …

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The microbiota and its powerful effects through the ages

“It’s still a largely descriptive science,” notes Lipkin. The only certainty: certain microbes are associated with certain conditions. That caveat aside, Lipkin is eager to know where microbiota science will lead. He hopes that within five to ten years scientists will understand how the microbiota influences the body, and that human clinical trials will have …

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Bioartificial cornea restores sight to blind patients

An article published in the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology August 11, 2022 shows promising results for people with blindness due to corneal deformity. A team of researchers from the University of Linköping (Sweden) has designed a bioartificial cornea from collagen proteins from pig skin. As part of this pilot clinical study, 20 Indian and Iranian …

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