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NEW YORK – An international team of researchers has used genomic sequencing and other approaches to identify a new bacterial strain and a common virus in Ugandan children with post-infectious hydrocephalus.

Hydrocephalus, the buildup of fluid in brain cavities, affects about 400,000 children a year, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, and about half the cases are caused by neonatal infections. 

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Kaiser Health News reports San Francisco and Alameda counties in California are no longer using Verily Life Sciences' COVID-19 testing program, but a Verily spokesperson says it currently working with multiple Bay Area counties.

The New York Times reports that developers in New York City are increasingly interested in life science spaces.

A UK study has found that antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 may decline over time, Reuters reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic and epigenetic variation in individuals with diabetic kidney disease, spontaneous genetic alterations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and more.

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