Britain backs COVID-19 immunity studies with 8.4 million pounds

first_imgBritain said on Friday it will back three nationwide COVID-19 studies with 8.4 million pounds ($11 million) to fund research into understanding human immune responses to the pandemic coronavirus.The funds, from UK Research and Innovation and the National Institute for Health Research, will help scientists develop better immunity tests, study the body’s immune response to SARS-CoV-2 and understand why some people suffer life-threatening COVID-19 while others have mild or asymptomatic infections.”Together, it is hoped these studies will improve the treatment of patients and inform the development of vaccines and therapies,” the funding bodies said in a joint statement. “Importantly, these studies will determine when and how immunity persists or whether people can become re-infected [with COVID-19].”The funding will be split between the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium, which will get 6.5 million pounds to study how effective immunity is developed and why people respond differently to the disease, and another research collaboration which will get 1.5 million to study the humoral immune response – molecules produced by the immune system to fight infection.Just under 400,000 pounds will fund a third project looking at key features of fatal COVID-19 and the impact the virus has upon the lungs and other vital organs.  Topics :last_img read more

F-M, J-D indoor track both win big at Bob Grieve Invitational

first_imgIndoor track teams from Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt would find plenty of success during separate sessions of last Saturday’s Bob Grieve Invitational at SRC Arena.F-M’s girls won the morning session with 147 points to Liverpool’s 136.5, with the boys Hornets getting 77 points, second behind the Warriors’ winning total of 114.Claire Walters needed 2:59.32 to prevail at 1,000 meters as she joined Phoebe White, Maddy Duggleby and Grace Kaercher to go 9:39.98 in the 4×800 relay.White, Grace Kaercher, Fiona Mejico and Arianna Caron won the 4×400 relay in 4:07.43, with Hannah Kaercher second (4:43.57) and Grace Kaercher third (4:51.75) in the 1,500-meter run as the Hornets finished second in the 4×200 relay in 1:52.71.Isabel Zuber won the triple jump, going 35 feet 5 inches as she and Samantha Pynn (32’8 ¾”) went 1-2, Zuber also second in the long jump with 16’5 ½’ as Pynn finished fourth. Harper Stoppacher cleared 5’2” in the high jump to finish seconds, with Wren Usiatynski clearing 9 feet in the pole vault for third place.Ani Sydorowych was second and Amelia Amack fourth in the 3,000-meter run, Lejla Borcillo taking fourth in the 600-meter run as Natalee Barber was third in the 55-meter hurdles. Maya McKenzie was fourth and Elrose Hanlon fifth in the 300-meter dash, with Tochi Ezidegwu fifth in the shot put.The F-M boys had Dan Sokolovic throwing the shot put 43’9 ½” to win there and then unleash a winning weight throw of 49’11 ½” to sweep the throwing events.Peyton Geehrer won the 1,000 in 2:40.39, with Corey Gallagher winning the 300 in 38.19 seconds as Ian Brown finished fourth andGeehrer, Sam Otis, Geoff Howles and Jack Altimonda roared to a win in the 4×800 in 8:29.93, with the Hornets third in the 4×200 in 1:43.30.. Gallagher was fourth in the 55-meter dash, with Trevor Kurkin fourth in the 1,600-meter run.Then it was Jamesville-DeWitt’s turn in the afternoon session of the Grieve meet, and the Red Rams got 159.5 points, second to Cicero-North Syracuse (187.5) as the girls finished third with 96 points.Joe Staples won the boys 55 sprint for J-D in 6.88 seconds to the 6.92 from C-NS’s Sam Nessel, and Nick Dekaney dominated the 55 hurdles, winning in 8.36 seconds. Staples, Dekaney, Josh Duby and Haberle Conlon paired to win the 4×200 in 1:35.55.In the 4×800, the Rams has Kaleel Boykins, Ahviere Reese, Renaldo Colon and Josh Hillers win in 8:47.62. J-D also got second place in the 4×400 in 3:41.70 to West Genesee’s 3:41.40 as Conlon finished third in the 300.James Richer had a winning shot put throw of 43’6 ¾”, with Ben Staples (40’ ¾”) fourth, but moving up to win the weight throw by going 45’6 ¼” as Richer was third (40’5 ½”) and Jason Pritts fourth (39’3 ½”).Caleb Smith had a second-place long jump of 19’9 ½” and was second (37’3 ¼”) over Aniket Maini (37’ 1 ½”) in the triple jump. Dekaney topped 5’8” for second place in the high jump, with Smith (5’6”) in third place.Sam Smith got third place in the 1,000, ahead of Nate Rindfuss in fifth place.. Boykins got third place in the 1,500 and Reese was fifth as Tyler Aitken was fifth in the 3,200.On the girls side for J-D, Rainer Yaeger beat the field in the long jump, going 15’10 ½”, and was second in the triple jump with 33’4”. Laetticia Bazile cleared 5 feet in the high jump for second place.Eva Wisniewski won the pole vault, clearing 8’6” as Lucy Heflin (7 feet) was third. Monica Hernandez was second in the 55 hurdles in 9.68 seconds, with Bazile fifth, the pair helping the Rams finish third in the 4×200 in 1:55.38.The J-D girls were third in the 4×400 and fourth in the 4×800 as Grace Bridge was third in the 600 in 1:47.93 and Jillian Kordas was fifth in the 1,500. Brelyn Tyler finished fifth in the shot put.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: F-Mindoor trackJ-Dlast_img read more

Everton confirm Gomes will have surgery today after breaking right ankle

first_imgSon breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle  2 Son was left distraught after realising his tackle contributed to Angel Gomes’ injuryCredit: GettyA Premier League statement said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”It appeared that Gomes’ leg got caught in the turf as he landed awkwardly in the 78th minute.Son’s tackle forced him to ground, with Serge Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himSeamus Coleman instantly called for medics to treat his team-mate, as Cenk Tosun cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.Aurier – who was involved in the collision – had to be replaced five minutes after Gomes went off.He looked visibly distraught and was seen praying as Goodison Park fell silent. 📝 | An injury update on @aftgomes.We’ll be with you all the way, Andre. 💙 #EFC pic.twitter.com/1OSatH4ljd— Everton (@Everton) November 3, 2019center_img ANDRE GOMES will undergo surgery today after suffering a broken and dislocated right ankle.The Everton midfielder, 26, was rushed to nearby Aintree hospital yesterday after picking up the gruesome injury.2 Andre Gomes is taken off with a horrific-looking leg injuryCredit: ReutersHe was taken off on a stretcher following a tackle by Spurs star Son, who was given a red card and left the field in tears.And the Toffees released a statement last night giving an update on the Portuguese star’s health.It read: “Andre Gomes will undergo surgery tomorrow; he was taken to Aintree hospital, accompanied by club medical staff.”Tests confirm he has suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle.”Son broke down in tears after his mis-timed tackle on Gomes led to his injury.The traumatised South Korean was initially going to be awarded a yellow card for a foul on the 26-year-old.But Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red as medics rushed to the aid of the Portuguese ace.last_img read more