Blue mussels in the Baltic Sea are getting smaller with time but bigger in numbers. It is likely that important functions like filtration of the water has been reduced, which could lead to more turbid water.
For those people who are 70 years or older and live in the same household as someone of working age, the risk of dying in COVID-19 is as much as 60 percent higher. This applies to those who live in Stockholm County.
Scientists at Stockholm University in Stockholm have established a mechanism by which our cells fine-tune their internal pH and sodium levels. Using cryo electron microscopy they have determined the first 3D-structure of a so-called “sodium/proton exchanger” that carries out this task. Ever since the discovery of these transport machines by Peter Mitchell in the 1970s we finally have a molecular picture of this fundamental process carried out in most, if not all, cells. Their findings could help in the development of anticancer drugs in particular.
60 per cent higher. This is how much higher the risk of dying from COVID-19 is for individuals aged 70 and older in Stockholm County who live in the same household as a person of working age compared with the elderly who live with other old individuals. Crowded living conditions are not a risk factor in themselves for the elderly, however.