IIn May, PhD students funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) were invited to participate in the Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2020 and explain to the public why your research matters. Of the many entries received, the 10 that were shortlisted covered a variety of topics, including motor neuron disease, self-harm, babies pain experiences and bone loss as a result of space travel.
The essays were judged by the observerIan Tucker, Roger Highfield from the Science Museum, Prof. Fiona Watt …
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In a recently published study, researcher Stephen Elledge from Harvard Medical School has described converting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) death toll from…
In a recently published study, researcher Stephen Elledge from Harvard Medical School has described converting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) death toll from individual deaths to “person-years” lost in order to provide a more accurate picture of the pandemic’s toll on the population.
Elledge has estimated that as of early October 2020, more than 2.5 million person-years of life have been lost due to the pandemic, in just the US alone.
This corresponds to an average loss of 13.25 person-years…
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Mayo Clinic researchers, along with national and global collaborators, have developed a potential test for Machado-Joseph disease, or spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3)a disease that has no cure. They also have clarified the role of a gene target associated with the disease.
The inherited disease is linked to a mutation in the ATXN3 gene. This mutation, which affects the central nervous system, appears between the ages of 40 and 70, and is characterized by an unsteady gait, loss of muscle control,…
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