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How COVID vaccines are modified and how easy it would be to update them if the pathogen becomes resistant

Cómo se modifican las vacunas COVID y qué tan fácil sería actualizarlas si el patógeno se vuelve resistente

It is a fear that is on the minds of many. That after a year of pandemic and a full-speed race to produce and distribute vaccines, suddenly a variant of coronavirus mutates so much that it becomes resistant to treatments. It is the fear that exists after emerging variants such as those of UK, South …

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5 factors that predict the success of relationships (and why love is not one of them)

5 factores que predicen el éxito de las relaciones de pareja (y por qué el amor no es uno de ellos)

The heart may have reasons that reason does not understand, but that has not stopped scientists from trying to find the secret of happiness in relationships. And thanks to the help of artificial intelligence, an international team of 85 researchers believes they have identified the main factors behind a satisfying relationship. The study – the …

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The Science of Addiction: Why We Don’t Always Like the Things We Want

La ciencia de la adicción: por qué no siempre nos gustan las cosas que queremos

In 1970, an unfortunate and shameful experiment was conducted on a psychiatric patient in New Orleans. We know him only as Patient B-19. B-19 was unhappy. He had a drug problem and had been expelled from the military for homosexual tendencies. As part of his therapy and as an attempt to “cure” him of being …

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Coronavirus tests: 3 false facts about the test to detect covid-19 circulating on the Internet (and how science denies them)

Una prueba de covid-19 con hisopos

Social media posts have falsely disseminated that the COVID-19 swab or swab test can harm the brain. Specialists explain why that is highly unlikely Can covid-19 testing swab damage the brain? Without any basis, some social media posts speak of a alleged breakdown of the “blood brain barrier” when taking tissue samples in a coronavirus …

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Asymptomatic with coronavirus: what is known about the damage that covid-19 can cause in patients who do not develop symptoms

Asymptomatic with coronavirus: what is known about the damage that covid-19 can cause in patients who do not develop symptoms

Unlike other virulent infections that may not cause symptoms, SARS-CoV-2 can cause pathological changes in the asymptomatic infected. Modern medicine emphasizes – and rightly so – the importance of science. The focus, however, frequently shifts our attention from the true goal of medical care: care (of patients). This idea was captured by William Osler’s (1849-1919) …

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Amoebra “brainwashers”: Florida authorities issue health alert after rare case of parasite infection

El parásito unicelular típicamente se encuentra en aguas dulces templadas y estancadas como lagos y lagunas.

Naegleria fowleri infections are extremely rare, but they cause inflammation of the brain that is often fatal The amoeba enters the body through the nose and from there it migrates to the brain. Photo: Science Photo Library Its scientific name is Naegleria fowleribut yesIt is known colloquially as the “brain-eating” amoeba, because It can cause …

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