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Australia unlikely to open border in 2021: health official

Australia’s international borders are unlikely to open to travellers this year despite the rollout of coronavirus vaccines, a top health official said Monday. Health department secretary Brendan Murphy, a key adviser in Australia’s virus response, said free-flowing travel to and from the country was not expected to resume in 2021. “I think that we’ll go […]

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Study measures brain volume differences in people with HIV

Nearly 38 million people around the world are living with HIV, which, with access to treatment, has become a lifelong chronic condition. Understanding how infection changes the brain, especially in the context of aging, is increasingly important for improving both treatment and quality of life. In January, researchers at the Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging […]

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Nanotechnology prevents premature birth in mouse studies

In a study in mice and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say that they have developed a tiny, yet effective method for preventing premature birth. The vaginally-delivered treatment contains nanosized (billionth of a meter) particles of drugs that easily penetrate the vaginal wall to reach the uterine muscles and prevent them from contracting. If […]