Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists get 'initial hit' in developing drug to treat COVID-19

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, almost everyone at the University of California, Irvine—and colleges across the nation—had to abandon campus. But James Nowick, professor of chemistry, was not a part of that exodus. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study suggests embryos could be susceptible to coronavirus

Genes that are thought to play a role in how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects our cells have been found to be active in embryos as early as during the second week of pregnancy, say scientists at the University of Cambridge and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid test for the determination of antibodies against Sars-Cov-2

To determine immunity to SARS-Cov-2 and the effectiveness of potential vaccines, the amount of neutralizing antibodies in the blood of recovered or vaccinated individuals must be determined. A traditional neutralization test ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immunoprotein impairs SARS-Cov-2

A protein produced by the human immune system can strongly inhibit corona viruses, including SARS-Cov-2, the pathogen causing COVID-19. An international team from Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. successfully showed that ...

Medications

Malaria drug chloroquine does not inhibit SARS-CoV-2

More than 600,000 people worldwide have fallen victim to the lung disease COVID-19 so far, which is caused by the SARS coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). In order to obtain an effective therapy for COVID-19 as quickly as possible, ...

Medical research

Recurrent UTIs linked to hidden reservoir

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) frequently recur due to bacteria constructing safe havens within the host. While infection is frequently caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli that originates in the gut, little is known ...

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Hostel

Hostels provide budget oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are generally cheaper for both the operator and the occupants; many hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk clerks or housekeeping staff in exchange for free accommodation.

In a few countries, such as the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, India, and Australia, the word hostel sometimes also refers to establishments providing longer-term accommodation (often to specific classes of clientele such as nurses, students, drug addicts, or court defendants on bail) where the hostels are sometimes run by Housing Associations and charities. In the rest of the world, the word hostel refers only to properties offering shared accommodation to travellers or backpackers.

Within the 'traveller' category, another distinction can be drawn between hostels which are members of Hostelling International (HI), a UK-based, non-profit organization encouraging outdoor activities and cultural exchange for the young (formerly the IYHA), and independently operated hostels. Hostels for travellers are sometimes called backpackers' hostels, particularly in Australia and New Zealand (often abbreviated to just "backpackers").

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