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Coronavirus deaths are passing their peak in many countries, with millions of people who have been locked down for months venturing out of their homes on non-essential trips for the first time. While nations such as the US and the UK are coming out of lockdown having seen huge numbers of people die of this disease, life is already back to normal in New Zealand and Vietnam has not recorded a single death. And with the virus taking hold in North America and Western Europe but not affecting Africa to anything like the same extent, it is upending old notions about the respective abilities of “First World” countries and their former colonies.
17.06.2020 · From The_Conversation_UK
For most of us, the immune system works to protect us from bacteria, viruses, and other harmful pathogens. But for people with autoimmune conditions, the body’s white blood cells instead perceive other cells and tissues in the body to be a threat and attacks them. While some immune disorders, like allergies, can sometimes be treated, autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS) remain incurable. Our research has shown that you can stop the immune system attacking the nerves – which is what happens in MS. We did this by giving the immune system ever-increasing doses of the same molecule that ...
17.06.2020 · From The_Conversation_UK
Son los primeros años del siglo, pero no de este. Los avances científicos producen un indisimulado optimismo en los países más desarrollados, embarcados en cambios económicos, sociales, políticos, tecnológicos y culturales: «el esplendor del mundo se ha enriquecido con una belleza nueva, la belleza de la velocidad». Las clases más favorecidas viven los efectos de una primera globalización económica (el londinense, según Keynes, «podía pedir por teléfono, al tomar en la cama el té de la mañana, los variados productos de toda la tierra, en la cantidad que le satisficiera, y esperar que se los llevaran a su puerta»); la circulación mundial de las art…
23.04.2020 · From The_Conversation_Spain
Many countries have introduced social distancing measures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. To understand if these recommendations are effective, we need to assess how far they are being followed. To assist with this, our team has developed an urban data dashboard to help understand the impact of social distancing measures on people and vehicle movement within a metropolitan city in real time. The Newcastle University Urban Observatory was established to better understand the dynamics of movement in a city. It makes use of thousands of sensors and data sharing agreements to monitor movement around the city, from traffic and pedestrian flow to congestion, car park occupancy and bus GPS trackers. It also monitors energy c…
12.04.2020 · From The_Conversation_UK