Titan Voice: Building online community and research database for families dealing with rare Blau Syndrome (Orange County Register)

Orange County Register: Titan Voice: Building online community and research database for families dealing with rare Blau Syndrome . “I was given a task to create a research database of journal articles involving Blau Syndrome. Prior to my creation of one, no research database existed for doctors, families, potential researchers, or individuals with Blau Syndrome. The database now contains nearly 60 peer-reviewed research articles on Blau Syndrome.”

Phys .org: Fake news makes disease outbreaks worse, research shows

Phys .org: Fake news makes disease outbreaks worse, research shows. “The rise of fake news could be making disease outbreaks worse—according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Researchers focused on influenza, monkeypox and norovirus across two studies—but they say their findings could also be useful for dealing with the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.”

Wired: Can a Database of Animal Viruses Help Predict the Next Pandemic?

Wired: Can a Database of Animal Viruses Help Predict the Next Pandemic?. “Search ‘coronavirus’ on GenBank, a public repository for genomes, and today you’ll find more than 35,000 sequences. Alpaca coronaviruses. Hedgehog coronaviruses. Beluga whale coronaviruses. And, of course, lots and lots of bat coronaviruses. But very few people have carried out the downstream laboratory work—figuring out how these coronaviruses behave, how they get into the bodies of their hosts, and how likely it is that they could make the hop to humans.”

PLOS Blogs: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak

PLOS Blogs: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. “The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak is both saddening and concerning. The scientific community has come together rapidly to address this outbreak in an open and collaborative manner. As a publisher, we look to support the global response to this outbreak by sharing and amplifying research data and findings relevant to the outbreak…. Here is what we are doing…”

Engadget: IBM uses AI to predict progress of Huntington’s disease symptoms

Engadget: IBM uses AI to predict progress of Huntington’s disease symptoms. “IBM is using its AI-based health prediction skills to help tackle the challenge of Huntington’s disease. The tech firm has teamed up with CHDI Foundation on an artificial intelligence model that can predict when patients will experience Huntington’s symptoms and, crucially, determine how rapidly those symptoms will progress.”

Reuters: China science database scraps paywall to aid virus battle

Reuters: China science database scraps paywall to aid virus battle. “A major scientific database run by China’s Tsinghua University has made its contents available free of charge from Wednesday in order to help researchers work from home, following a virus outbreak in the central city of Wuhan.”

The Bookseller: Elsevier puts together free resource on coronavirus

The Bookseller: Elsevier puts together free resource on coronavirus. “Elsevier has set up an Information Centre on the newly emerged coronavirus featuring in the current outbreak in China, with free information in English and Mandarin. The resource is intended to help healthcare professionals, medical researchers and the public, bringing together content from Elsevier’s medical journals, textbooks and clinical experts, alongside resources from other information providers and major health organisations. The centre will be updated regularly with the most current research and evidence-based information available.”