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Mission Critical: Priscilla Chan and the Fight Against COVID-19 in San Francisco's Latino Community

The pandemic has hit Latino families harder than any other ethnic group in the Bay Area, and now an all-star team of researchers and community organizers backed by funds from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is working to change ...

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Tiny wireless implant detects oxygen deep within the body

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have created a tiny wireless implant that can provide real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels deep underneath the skin. The device, which is smaller than the average ladybug and powered by ultrasound ...

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Synchronized editing: the future of collaborative writing

Draft scientific manuscripts are typically confidential. So, when Elana Fertig was asked to take a look at an in-development paper on a functional gene-annotation strategy, she expected to receive the file in a private e-mail. What she got was a public ...

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Studies Examine Variant Surging in California, and the News Isn’t Good

A variant first discovered in California in December is more contagious than earlier forms of the coronavirus, two new studies have shown, fueling concerns that emerging mutants like this one could hamper the sharp decline in cases over all in the state ...

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'We were in the dark': why the US is far behind in tracking Covid-19 variants

As researchers around the world scramble to understand the dangers of several newly discovered variants of the deadly coronavirus, the US remains woefully behind in its ability to track the mutations, scientists say. The federal government has had its “head ...

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