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Study gives clues on animal origin of coronavirus

Gene–gene similarity network analysis between coronaviruses from different species.
Comparing genes of coronaviruses that affect people, bats and pangolins provides insights into the beginning of the pandemic.

Smart vaccine scheme curbs rabies quickly

Vet vaccinating a dog in an outdoor clinic in Malawi.
A rabies vaccination programme suported by a smartphone app significantly improved uptake in affected cities.

Vitamin D supplements boost immunity in the elderly

Vitamin Tablets
Immune responses and inflammation improve in older adults who take supplements, study shows.

Genetic insights could help tackle food bug

chickens
Chicken study reveals the genetic basis of resistance to bacteria that cause food poisoning in people.

Scientist given key role at Food Standards Scotland

Professor David Gally
National agency appoints Roslin scientist Professor David Gally as Chief Scientific Advisor.

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