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Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Post Date: November 13, 2020
Scientists have developed a technique that could revolutionize the accuracy and ease to which health professionals can detect biomechanical alterations of cells and tissues. A study derived by an international collaboration between the University of Exeter, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Perugia (Italy) and the Institute of Materials of the National Research Council of Italy (IOM-CNR) applied an innovative biophotonic approach to highlight how the microscopic processes drive mechanical modification in biological tissues.

Tags: biomedical research

Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Post Date: November 13, 2020
Organizations are increasingly moving to adopt methods of biometric authentication as a large number of workers globally move to remote work. The shift away from SMS authentication and toward cloud-based multi-factor authentication has surged as corporations seek to protect data and intellectual property subject to potential interception.
Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Post Date: November 10, 2020
Since July 2016, São Paulo, Brazil has experienced the largest yellow fever outbreak in decades. São Paulo is the most densely populated state in southeast Brazil. In Brazil, yellow fever virus mostly circulates among non-human primates (NHPs), while human cases represent isolated spill over events. Researchers sought to contextualize human cases, identify epizootic foci and uncover the rate and direction of yellow fever spread in São Paulo.

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Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Post Date: November 10, 2020
The findings of a recently published study in JAMA suggest that expanding the scope of institutional planning to address a broader spectrum of resource limitations may help to support clinicians, promote equity, and optimize care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tags: coronavirusbest practicepandemic preparedness

Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Post Date: November 10, 2020
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Riyadh City.

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Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Post Date: November 10, 2020
The article recommends five ways to improve the feed supply chain: extend biosecurity practices that have been widely adopted on swine farms; use biosecurity visualization tools to train employees; control points of access; implement extreme measures such as feed transfer; thoroughly disinfect vehicles.

Tags: feed biosecuritybiosecurity best practicefood supply

Publication Date: November 4, 2020
Post Date: November 4, 2020
This study evaluated the effectiveness of personal protective measures against severe acute respiratory disease coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. The study found that wearing masks all the time during contact was independently associated with a lower risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection compared with not wearing masks or wearing a mask sometimes during contact did not lower infection risk.

Tags: COVID-19best practicePPE best practice

Publication Date: November 4, 2020
Post Date: November 4, 2020
Scientists found antibodies to Ebola virus in people up to a year before the 2018 DRC Ebola virus disease outbreak, suggesting that Ebolavirus exposure may be more widespread than previously thought.

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Publication Date: November 4, 2020
Post Date: November 4, 2020
Researchers analyzed the potential of using tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic and research infrastructures for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) testing. They concluded that diagnostic infrastructures for TB can be leveraged to scale-up SARS-CoV-2 testing, particularly in resource-poor settings.

Tags: COVID-19SARS-CoVtuberculosis

Publication Date: November 4, 2020
Post Date: November 4, 2020
A report from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) asserts that Australia needs to improve its biosecurity to protect its self from invasive pests, pathogens, and pandemics.

Tags: biosecurity assessmentbiosecurity best practiceinvasive species