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Study examines peanut allergy treatment for children

The younger that children with a peanut allergy are when exposed to controlled doses, the more effective the treatment may be at building a tolerance, research suggests. After two-and-a-half years, the majority of young children given the peanut protein were able to safely consume the equivalent of approximately 16 peanuts of daily treatment, the study […]

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Artificial pancreas is ‘life-changing’ for very young children, experts say

An artificial pancreas created by the University of Cambridge has proven “life-changing” for very young children with Type 1 diabetes, experts say. The device is more effective at managing blood sugar levels than current technology and does not require as much input from parents, according to a study published in the New England Journal of […]

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UK Royal Society: Content removal alone will not halt internet misinformation

Removing harmful scientific misinformation from the internet is not a viable solution for eradicating the issue, a report by the Royal Society has warned. The UK’s national academy of science has said governments and online platforms must invest in fact-checking and improving digital literacy rather than censorship, which it warns could drive it to harder-to-address […]

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Pfizer boss Albert Bourla wins Genesis Prize for vaccine development

Albert Bourla, chairman and chief executive of global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc, was awarded the prestigious Genesis Prize for his efforts in leading the development of a Covid-19 vaccine. The one million US dollar award is granted each year to a person for their professional achievements, contributions to humanity and commitment to Jewish values. The […]

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Encryption service ‘linked to cyber attacks’ taken down in international sting

An encryption service used by cyber attackers to remain anonymous online has been shut down in an international operation involving the UK National Crime Agency. Fifteen server infrastructures were shut down on Monday in an operation led by German police to take down LabVPN. The NCA said that the network was used by criminals connected […]

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