Many animals eat plants. Some plants eat animals. While the first scenario is not puzzling, the second still holds some mysteries, even for scientists. How, exactly, does a plant know how or when to eat an animal?
In the case of the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) one of the world’s most famous and mesmerising plant carnivores it’s all a matter of timing. Whether you’re a fly or a spider, a beetle, or a grasshopper, timing is absolutely crucial if you want to avoid becoming lunch.
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“However, most of the vaccines have not been trialled in the over-65s and it’s quite likely that the first registrations of some vaccines will exclude them being used in over-65s,” Dr Murphy told a Senate estimates…
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The study showed the typical antibody response after an acute viral infection peaked between three and four weeks and then waned.
The authors studied the antibody response of 59 patients and 37 healthcare workers at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust in London for three months following the onset of their symptoms.
Those with severe disease generated the strongest antibody response, and although this response diminished, neutralising antibodies were still detectable more than 60 days after…
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