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Coronapod: What use are contact tracing apps? And new hopes for coronavirus drug remdesivir: The Coronapod team pick through the latest news, plus we hear from the researchers making lemonade out of lockdown lemons.

Coronapod: What use are contact tracing apps? And new hopes for coronavirus drug remdesivir: The Coronapod team pick through the latest news, plus we hear from the researchers making lemonade out of lockdown lemons.

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Coronapod: What use are contact tracing apps? And new hopes for coronavirus drug remdesivir: The Coronapod team pick through the latest news, plus we hear from the researchers making lemonade out of lockdown lemons.

DariNature Podcast

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32 minutes
Dirilis:
May 1, 2020
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Episode Podcast

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The Coronapod team pick through the latest news, plus we hear from the researchers making lemonade out of lockdown lemons.In this episode:01:10 Can contact-tracing apps help?Governments around the world are banking on smartphone apps to help end the spread of the coronavirus. But how effective might these apps might be? What are the risks? And how should they fit into wider public health strategies?Editorial: Show evidence that apps for COVID-19 contact-tracing are secure and effective13:30 Antiviral remdesivir shows promiseEarly results from a US trial of the antiviral drug remdesivir suggest it shortens recovery time for patients with COVID-19. We unpick the findings.News: Hopes rise for coronavirus drug remdesivir16:52 One good thingOur hosts pick out things that have made them smile in the last week, including blooming trust in scientists, cooking experiments, and a neighbourhood coming together to clap for healthcare workers.21:34 Unexpected opportunitiesWe hear from three researchers making the most of lockdown, studying tiny earthquakes, building balcony-based citizen science projects, or enlisting gamers to fight the coronavirus.Fold-it, the protein-folding computer gameVote for us in the 2020 Webby awards!Nature Podcast: Callused feet, and protein-based archaeology
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Dirilis:
May 1, 2020
Format:
Episode Podcast