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1,100-hp Model S Plaid and other highlights from Tesla's Battery Day

September 22, 2020
Tesla's Battery Day and annual shareholder meeting involved a foreshadowing of big leaps in battery technology, the promise of affordable electric cars and the unveiling of a mind-bending new performance option, known as Plaid mode.

Experts warn COVID-19 may increase risk of Parkinson’s disease

September 22, 2020
A new article from a team of neuroscientists is warning a future ‘silent wave’ of neurodegenerative disease may be spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers suggest the SARS-CoV-2 virus can increase a person’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

Once-a-week insulin shot for type 2 diabetes passes Phase 2 trials

September 22, 2020
The promising results of a Phase 2 trial testing a new, once-weekly insulin treatment for type 2 diabetes have been published. The weekly injection was found to be as safe and effective as daily insulin shots and a larger Phase 3 trial is currently being planned.

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