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Chilling Experiment Pinpoints The Moment You Have a Venus Flytrap’s Full Attention – ScienceAlert

Many animals eat plants. Some plants eat animals. While the first scenario is not puzzling, the second still holds some mysteries, even for scientists. How, exa…

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Many animals eat plants. Some plants eat animals. While the first scenario is not puzzling, the second still holds some mysteries, even for scientists. How, exactly, does a plant know how or when to eat an animal?
In the case of the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) one of the world’s most famous and mesmerising plant carnivores it’s all a matter of timing. Whether you’re a fly or a spider, a beetle, or a grasshopper, timing is absolutely crucial if you want to avoid becoming lunch.
That’s bec…

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Precision epidemiology could help explain variability in COVID-19 symptoms – News-Medical.Net

Researchers from National Taiwan University have presented a multi-omics view of how mutations in angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and transmembrane prote…

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Researchers from National Taiwan University have presented a multi-omics view of how mutations in angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) affect infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and progression of coronaviruses disease 2019 (COVID-19).
ACE2 is the human receptor that COVID-19’s causative agent – SARS-COV-2 – uses to bind to host cells, and TMPRSS2 is the enzyme that activates the viral spike protein for memb…

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Mammography screening is efficient also for women over the age of 70 – News-Medical.Net

Mammography, which is an x-ray picture of the breast, is efficient also for women over the age of 70. For women invited to regular mammography screening over th…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 20 2020
Mammography, which is an x-ray picture of the breast, is efficient also for women over the age of 70. For women invited to regular mammography screening over the age of 70, the reduction in mortality rate was significant. This according to a vast new study from Sweden.
The results confirm that the Swedish assessment of setting the upper age limit for mammography screening to 74 was justified.”
Håkan Jonsson, docent at the Department of Epidemiolog…

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COVID-19’s effects on the heart: Here’s what we know so far – ABC News

How cardiovascular health impacts COVID-19, and COVID-19 impacts cardiovascular health.

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Matters of the heart are complex so it should come as little surprise just how complicated the heart’s relationship with coronavirus seems to be.
Around one in four people hospitalised with COVID-19 suffer heart damage, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
In a series of review papers, researchers have outlined what is known about COVID-19’s effects on the heart, and why people with heart disease are at increased risk of severe COVID-19.
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