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Start now and give the gift of plants this Christmas

Apparently there are people who start thinking about Christmas with the arrival of spring’s first blowfly. By the end of October they have their shopping done and menus sorted. The gardeners among them will have ordered lilium or hippeastrum bulbs and timed the planting of them to make a stupendous flowering gift. Others delay even […]

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Delta and Delta Plus evade the antibody response

The emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 variants that can spread rapidly and undermine vaccine-induced immunity threatens the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The delta variant (B.1.617.2) emerged in India and subsequently spread globally within a short time period. Also in Germany, almost all recent infections are due to this variant. In addition to Delta, so-called Delta […]

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Spending time outside and getting quality sleep may promote wellbeing during COVID-19 restrictions

For many individuals, restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically altered daily routines and limited time spent outdoors. In a study published in the Journal of Sleep Research that included 7,517 adults from many countries who were surveyed during the 2020 COVID-19 restrictions, median levels of sleep quality, quality of life, physical activity, and productivity […]