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Covid-19 lockdown rules: ‘I don’t expect to see any friends until 2021’ – BBC News

People and businesses react as areas move into tougher coronavirus restrictions this weekend.

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By Francesca GillettBBC News
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image captionJosh says the first lockdown was different as, like the oft-used phrase, “we were all in it together”
“I don’t expect to see any of my friends until 2021 now, which is upsetting,” says Josh Whipps, 24.
The first-year university student is one of millions of people in England who
woke up to tougher Covid rules on Saturday morning, as areas moved to a higher tier because of rising coronavirus cases.
It is not known how…

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Researchers use Parrondo’s paradox to relieve the cost of COVID-19 – News-Medical.Net

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly across the globe at an alarming pace, causing considerable anxiety and fear among the general…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 23 2020
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly across the globe at an alarming pace, causing considerable anxiety and fear among the general public.
In response to the growing number of new cases, many countries have imposed lockdown measures to slow the spread of coronavirus. However, nearly every individual, community, business, and economy has been adversely affected by lockdown measures – an impact to society that cannot be…

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Researchers show a simple way to protect transplanted islets from rejection – News-Medical.Net

Type 1 diabetes, or T1D, results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. People with T1D require exogenous insulin and suffer…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 22 2020
Type 1 diabetes, or T1D, results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. People with T1D require exogenous insulin and suffer swings in the levels of glucose in the blood that impact life expectancy and increase risks of cardiovascular disease, neuropathies and kidney failure.
One therapy is promising — transplanting pancreatic islets from cadavers. But this requires immunosuppression, and reactivated autoimmunity…

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Research findings could potentially help exploit the weaknesses of cancer cells – News-Medical.net

Every cell in our body constantly divides to form new cells. This happens without us even thinking about it. However, every single time a cell divides, a complicated…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 22 2020
Every cell in our body constantly divides to form new cells. This happens without us even thinking about it. However, every single time a cell divides, a complicated process has to unfold just the right way for our cells to avoid sickness and death.
The most essential step in this process is DNA replication, where the DNA in a mother cell is copied into its two daughter cells. Here, many molecules have to work together in order to assemble two new, identical…

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