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  1. May 2020
    1. Research on enveloped virus presence and fate in water is hindered by the lack of proven detection methods. Detecting and quantifying viruses in environmental samples requires first concentrating the viruses in the sample into a smaller volume to improve detection limits
    1. The 1MDS-method and the HA-method did not provide as high recovery yields of the virions as the Mg-method.

      The reason for this could be the beef extract used to elute the virions from both these membranes. The other two successful methods (Mg and Al) used H2SO4 for elution.

  2. Apr 2020
    1. a defined quantity of a nonhuman control virus (seal herpes virus [SHV], kindly provided by H. G. M. Niesters, University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands) was spiked into each sample prior to DNA and RNA extraction. Since constant DNA quantities of the control virus are coextracted even when RNA isolation kits are used (H. G. M. Niesters, personal communication; our own unpublished observations), the virus can also serve as a control in RNA virus detection assays.
    1. Jefferson, T., Jones, M., Al Ansari, L. A., Bawazeer, G., Beller, E., Clark, J., Conly, J., Del Mar, C., Dooley, E., Ferroni, E., Glasziou, P., Hoffman, T., Thorning, S., & Van Driel, M. (2020). Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. Part 1 - Face masks, eye protection and person distancing: Systematic review and meta-analysis [Preprint]. Public and Global Health. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.30.20047217

  3. Mar 2020
    1. Real data shows that book sales are down some 25 percent during this lockdown. People are not actually buying books—not in physical shops (understandably), and online sales are plummeting too. So, either Italians are rereading all the volumes they have at home, or they’re just lying.
    2. Was it a reading pandemic?
    3. It’s a story playing out among many couples in Italy right now. Unpredicted move-ins. New families.
    4. Will their children be called the coronaboomers?

      Mi sto piegando in due

    5. Canceled. Cancellato has became to me the most beautiful word in the Italian dictionary. Not Ti amo or pizza. Canceled.

      Favoloso.

    6. As a freelance writer, I say to myself that the lockdown doesn’t change much from before. I stay in my pajamas all day, as before, plus there is the cancellation of all social activities. No more endless dinner parties or pointless meetings. It’s so relieving.

      It's the same for University students, excluded the few hours of weekly lectures

    7. The turning point, for me at least, came when I learned that someone real, someone on the fringe of my immediate circle, was in mortal danger. It was the 70-year-old father of a friend of a friend. He died. But the scariest and saddest thing is how he died: alone, in an intensive care unit, with no chance to say goodbye to his loved ones. For now, funerals are also prohibited. That is how one dies in the time of the coronavirus. This is the most terrible thing.When you hear stories like that, you start following the rules. You are suddenly ready to stay home. You wear your mask, and you don’t feel like making jokes about the virus. You get depressed.

      The turning point of attitude and behavior related to Corona Virus

    8. This is a very Italian kind of sport: negotiating a bureaucracy.
  4. Feb 2020
    1. Orthocoronavirinae

      A subfamily of Coronaviridae. Coronaviridae is a family of RNA Viruses within the sub order of Cornidovirineae, which is a sub-order of Nidovirales. Nidovirales is a order of RNA viruses that use animals as hosts.

  5. Aug 2019
    1. Señalización del receptor de membrana. MAPK, proteína cinasa activada por mitógeno; PKA, C, proteína cinasa A, C; TGF, factor de crecimiento transformador. Para otras abreviaturas, véase el texto.
    1. si possono considerare al sicuro anche le persone non vaccinate

      Insomma secondo questo fake-author i non vaccinati si possono considerare "al sicuro". Magari organizzaranno un morbillo-party con cui proteggeranno i non vaccinati con uno o più dei 6 morbilli-virus mutanti ritrovati nei vaccini per uso pediatrico..Tutte le cose, prima di essere scritte, devono essere verificate e questo "autore" non presenta alcuno studio scientifico a supporto. Gli consiglieremo la visione del fil-documento "Vaxxed"..

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  9. Jan 2016
    1. Heightened international concern about Zika was driven not by its relatively mild effect on infected adults, who typically recover in about a week, but by its devastating effect on babies in utero. In Brazil, cases of microcephaly, in which the brain does not develop fully before birth, surged from an average 150 per year to almost 4000 cases in 2015.

      Dr Shah warned that although there has been no local transmission of Zika as yet in the continental US, areas along the Gulf Coast have populations of the two species of Aedes mosquitoes that serve as vectors for Zika virus. He said that a patient with sufficiently high Zika viral load could, in theory, pass Zika to one of these mosquitoes.