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SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, enters our body through our nose and mouth, and therefore, covering your face minimizes the chances of getting infected with coronaviruses. The most commonly used masks are surgical masks and N95/FFP2 masks. But how effective are they? When an infected person sneezes or…

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Although the term ‘gene editing’ may sound like science fiction, it isn’t! CRISPR-mediated gene editing is a technology first developed in the 1990s that enabled scientists to target and modify particular genes without damaging the whole genome. For example, they could modify crops to make them more resistant to…

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Molecules called sirtuins are involved in lifespan. A study in mice found that higher levels of a sirtuin called SIRT6 were able to live longer, healthier lives than those with lower levels of this key molecule.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the most common developmental disorders diagnosed today. It affects an estimated 75 million people worldwide, and the number of cases has been gradually increasing since studies began in the 1960s. The symptoms generally include communication deficits, sensory processing…