Day: May 17, 2020

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Who owns a virus? Covid-19 reignites debate on ‘viral sovereignty’

When a deadly disease breaks out and threatens the world, countries are obliged to share laboratory samples and other information to help fight it, right?

Wrong. In 2007, Indonesia refused to give the World Health Organisation samples of an H5N1 influenza strain from an outbreak in the country until it was guaranteed fair access to any vaccines created from the material. Welcome to the world of “viral sovereignty”.

The ownership of pathogens and related data that emerge in one country is part of a long-standing debate that touches a colonial exploitative nerve: wealthy countries plundering the natural resources ” including biodiversity ” of poorer nations and profiting from it.

With the coronavirus death toll nearing 300,000, the Covid-19 pandemic has revived the issue of whether countries can claim ownership of pathogens that have emerged within their borders, according to the authors of a paper published in the Policy Forum in

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The Body Coach Joe Wicks and Rosie Jones's relationship history

The Body Coach Joe Wicks and Rosie Jones’s relationship history

Joe Wicks and wife Rosie Jones’s might have kept their relationship well under wraps when they first started dating, but the pair are steadily becoming one of the most well-recognised couples in the UK thanks to Joe’s hugely successful Body Coach business and popular YouTube PE classes. Here’s a look back at Joe and Rosie’s love story, from their first holiday to Necker Island to the birth of their second baby…

September 2016: Fitness influencer Joe and model Rosie start dating, but they keep their relationship a secret. However, super sleuth fans soon notice they’ve uploaded identical photos from a holiday to Richard Branson’s Necker Island.

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January 2017: Joe opens up about their relationship to the Mirror, telling the

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CBD Oil for Autism

It seems every convenience store these days has an endcap or cabinet full of CBD products for sale. The vast proliferation of such products is partly a sign of recently loosened laws regarding marijuana’s use in some states. And it’s partially about Americans’ increased willingness to try alternative treatments for certain chronic or hard to manage conditions.

One of the conditions that CBD oil has been suggested as potentially helpful for is autism, now called autism spectrum disorder or ASD. But can CBD actually make a difference with such a complex condition as ASD, and is it safe?

[READ: What’s the Difference Between Autism and Asperger’s?]

What Is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disability. It usually shows up within the first three years of life and involves impairments in social interaction. People with autism have difficulty interacting with others socially and being aware of other people’s

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California surpasses 2,500 dead, US unemployment still on rise

Some California retailers may reopen for pickup Friday, Newsom says

Tensions have risen in California as the statewide shutdown continues, with local leaders in rural and suburban areas calling for shelter-in-place restrictions to be lifted or eased as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak economic havoc.

The state is entering its seventh full week under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mandatory stay-at-home order, issued March 19 as an effort to slow the spread of the virus by instituting social distancing. California was the first state in the U.S. to do so.

Newsom announced during Monday’s news conference that some California retail businesses – including clothing, bookstores, sporting good stores and florists – may begin to open on curbside pickup-only basis starting Friday, if certain criteria are met by Thursday. More detailed guidance and information about those specific criteria will be released Thursday, he said.

Those businesses fall under “Stage 2” of Newsom’s four-phase reopening plan. Newsom said last week that places considered

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What Foods Should You Eat or Avoid If You Have Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are a gathering of mineral and salt deposits that form in different shapes and sizes in the kidneys. Sometimes, they’re very painful when they pass through your kidneys and bladder to pass out through your urine.

About 10% of people will have a kidney stone at some point in their life, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Kidney stones are becoming more common in the U.S. because of an increase in sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy diet choices and rising obesity rates, says Dr. Michelle J. Semins, an assistant professor of urologic surgery and director of the Kidney Stone Clinic at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh.

[See: 5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Kidney Disease.]

Symptoms of Kidney Stones

Some kidney stones have symptoms, while others don’t. Symptoms associated with kidney stones include:

— Pain on the side or back of the body.

— Cloudy urine.

— Urine

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A pivotal week for California reopening, as communities and businesses revolt against Newsom

A pivotal week for California reopening, as communities and businesses revolt against Newsom

LAGUNA BEACH, CA - MAY 05: People stroll along Laguna Beach on Tuesday morning as city with State's blessings reopened its beaches for active use only. The first phase of the reopening includes 6-10 a.m. hours Mondays through Fridays. in Laguna Beach on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in Laguna Beach, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) <span class="copyright">(Irfan Khan/Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)</span>
LAGUNA BEACH, CA – MAY 05: People stroll along Laguna Beach on Tuesday morning as city with State’s blessings reopened its beaches for active use only. The first phase of the reopening includes 6-10 a.m. hours Mondays through Fridays. in Laguna Beach on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in Laguna Beach, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) (Irfan Khan/Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

After days of protest and a spat over the use of Orange County beaches, Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled the first concrete steps toward a return to a more normalized California on Monday when he described how some of the state’s stay-at-home rules could be eased.

Newsom’s announcement came as several communities and individual businesses began to reopen early in defiance of local and state orders.

Some businesses — including bookstores, florists and sporting goods retailers — could reopen as early as Friday, Newsom said.

But as Newsom struck

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Edited Transcript of DYAI earnings conference call or presentation 14-May-20 9:00pm GMT

Jupiter May 15, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Dyadic International Inc earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:00:00pm GMT

* Mark A. Emalfarb

Dyadic International, Inc. – Founder, CEO, President & Director

Dyadic International, Inc. – CFO

Dyadic International, Inc. – VP of Research & Business Development

* John D. Vandermosten

Zacks Investment Research, Inc. – Senior Biotechnology Research Analyst

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for holding. Welcome to Dyadic International’s First Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) My name is Hector, and I will be your conference coordinator today. As a reminder, please note that this call is being recorded.

At this point, I would like to turn the call over to Ping Rawson, Dyadic’s Chief Financial Officer. Please go ahead.

Ping Wang Rawson, Dyadic International, Inc. – CFO [2]

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Best discount codes for Converse to JD Sports and more

Best discount codes for Converse to JD Sports and more

With much of the country in self-quarantine for the foreseeable future, we’re having to adapt our routines to suit a new normal.

Our bodies are more stagnant than usual as we’re not commuting or carrying out our usual routines, but our minds are running wild with thoughts of these unprecedented times.

To help keep you fit, both body and mind, it’s important to practice healthy habits from home. This means upping your culinary skills with healthy recipes, finding your zen and being active while practicing social distancing.

Exercise is a vital part of our emotional, mental and physical wellbeing and these days, it’s easier than ever to stay fit while staying home.

Lifestyle brands and gyms across the country are live streaming free, daily workouts on Instagram Live and other platforms.

Fitness instructors and classes that were once highly sought after are now available to the masses.

To help outfit

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Sagan, Oss, Viviani and De Marchi enjoy first ride outdoors after COVID-19 lockdown

Sagan, Oss, Viviani and De Marchi enjoy first ride outdoors after COVID-19 lockdown

Peter Sagan, Daniel Oss, Elia Viviani, Nicolas Roche and Alessandro De Marchi and other riders have savoured their first rides outdoors for almost two months after strict COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in Italy, Spain, Monaco and Andorra on Monday.

While training outdoors was permitted in Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA and Britain, during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, most other riders have been forced to train on home trainers indoors. 

Italy eased its national lockdown on Monday, while Spain gave professional athletes special dispensation to train outdoors after deciding time slots for the general population to exercise outdoors. Andorra followed Spain’s decision, pleasing the many professional riders who have been holed up in the Pyrenean microstate.

Monaco allowed outdoor sport but French riders will have to wait until May 11 for their restrictions to end and normal training routines to return. With races not expected to return until

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Oxford coronavirus vaccine found protective in small monkey study

By Julie Steenhuysen

(Reuters) – A closely watched coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at Oxford University appears protective in a small study of six monkeys, promising findings that led to the start of human trials late last month, U.S. and British researchers reported on Thursday.

The preliminary findings, which have not undergone rigorous review by other scientists, appeared on the preprint server bioRxiv on Thursday.

British drugmaker AstraZeneca last month announced it had teamed up with researchers at the Oxford Vaccine Group and the Jenner Institute, which are developing the vaccine.

According to the report, some of the monkeys given a single shot of the vaccine developed antibodies against the virus within 14 days, and all developed protective antibodies within 28 days, before being exposed to high doses of the virus.

After exposure, the vaccine appeared to prevent damage to the lungs and kept the virus from making copies

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