9 articles from SATURDAY 20.11.2021

Tracing mechanisms of large exon splicing during vertebrate evolution

In vertebrates, large exons often skip splicing events and are evolutionarily conserved. Scientists from Nagoya University, Japan, have recently identified the mechanism behind regulated splicing of large constitutive exons which are rich in disordered regions, and their potential involvement in the assembly of transcription factors. They also explained how dual-regulation by two distinct groups...

Thousands protest in Vienna against Austria’s Covid restrictions

Demonstrations come after government announces new lockdown and compulsory vaccines planCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThousands of people, many of them far-right supporters, have protested against coronavirus restrictions in Vienna a day after Austria’s government announced a new lockdown and said vaccines would be made compulsory next year.Whistling, clapping,...

Hong Kong authorises Sinovac Covid vaccine for children aged 3 to 17

Benefits of approving age extension outweigh the risks, says secretary for food and healthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHong Kong has approved lowering the age limit for the Covid-19 vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech to three, down from 18 years of age.Hong Kong’s secretary for food and health, Sophia Chan, said in a statement published on Saturday:...

Victorian child becomes youngest Australian to die with Covid as NT cases rise

Victoria’s health department says child who died had ‘other serious comorbidities’A Victorian child under 10 has become Australia’s youngest person to die with Covid-19.Victoria reported 1,166 new coronavirus infections on Saturday and five new deaths, including the child. Victoria’s health department said the child had “other serious comorbidities”. Continue...