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The cellular basis of distinct thirst modalities

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Nature - Fluid intake is an essential innate behaviour that is mainly caused by two distinct types of thirst1–3. Increased blood osmolality induces osmotic thirst that...

The timestamp that can tell an RNA molecule’s age — to the hour

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Nature - Technique allows scientists to complete a timeline for gene activity in a single...

  • An RNA-editing tool that ‘timestamps’ RNA molecules reveals not only which genes in a cell are turned on at any one time, but also when they were turned on. #ResearchHighlight https://t.co/mwaaiJ8Yov

Why COVID outbreaks look set to worsen this winter

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Nature - It’s too soon to say whether COVID is seasonal like the flu — but where clusters aren’t under control, infections will continue to...

  • Winter is fast approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, and researchers warn that COVID-19 outbreaks are likely to get worse, especially in regions that don’t have the virus’s spread under control. https://t.co/s1Gq4qvYCQ

Room-temperature superconductivity in a carbonaceous sulfur hydride

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Nature - One of the long-standing challenges in experimental physics is the observation of room-temperature superconductivity1,2. Recently, high-temperature conventional superconductivity in hydrogen-rich materials has been reported...

  • A Nature paper reports the observation of room-temperature superconductivity in hydride, a hydrogen-rich compound derived from organic components under high pressure. The discovery is a step towards creating electrical systems with perfect efficiency. https://t.co/IXE1iuByJF https://t.co/IXE1iuByJF

Boost Your Brain With B Vitamins – and Beans

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Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic - How to work more of these key nutrients into your...

  • B vitamins are indispensable. They help your cells produce energy, talk to each other and “read” genetic code so you function at your best. How to get more vitamin B: https://t.co/ZIRL4UjLgu

The false promise of herd immunity for COVID-19

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Nature - Why proposals to largely let the virus run its course — embraced by Donald Trump’s administration and others — could bring “untold death and...

  • Arguments in favour of allowing COVID-10 to run its course largely unchecked share a misunderstanding about what herd immunity is and how best to achieve it. Nature answers five questions about the controversial idea. https://t.co/iFknFbKt7x

Overview – Pediatric Cardiology – Mayo Clinic Children’s Center

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MayoClinic - Pediatric heart care — At Mayo Clinic, experienced pediatric heart specialists treat all types of heart defects in children, including congenital heart...

Virology, transmission, and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2

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The BMJ - ### What you need to know Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in December 2019, there has been an unparalleled global effort to characterise the...

  • Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, there has been an unparalleled global effort to characterise the virus and the clinical course of disease. What do we know about the pathophysiology of the virus so far? https://t.co/fEoVfu0rrB

The code-breakers who led the rise of computing

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Nature - World wars, cold wars, cyberwars — marking a century of state surveillance at...

  • Behind the Enigma by John Ferris is the first authorized history of one of the world’s pre-eminent secret intelligence agencies,the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters. Read the book review. https://t.co/rZBZVkbCZK

The false promise of herd immunity for COVID-19

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Nature - Why proposals to largely let the virus run its course — embraced by Donald Trump’s administration and others — could bring “untold death and...

  • Arguments in favour of allowing COVID-10 to run its course largely unchecked share a misunderstanding about what herd immunity is and how best to achieve it. Nature answers five questions about the controversial idea. https://t.co/iFknFbKt7x