Science

Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne

Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne

Published 11/07/2020

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a clash among medical experts over disease transmission that stretches back nearly a century - to the [more…]

Scientists focus on how immune system T cells fight coronavirus in absence of antibodies

Scientists focus on how immune system T cells fight coronavirus in absence of antibodies

Published 10/07/2020

(Reuters) - As scientists question whether the presence, or absence, of antibodies to the novel coronavirus can reliably determine immunity, some are looking to a [more…]

Tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths- dormitory screening urged

Tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths- dormitory screening urged

Published 10/07/2020

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and [more…]

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

Published 08/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological [more…]

Virus tricks the body into attacking brain- common heartburn drugs linked to coronavirus risk

Virus tricks the body into attacking brain- common heartburn drugs linked to coronavirus risk

Published 08/07/2020

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and [more…]

Study shows ancient contact between Polynesian and South American peoples

Study shows ancient contact between Polynesian and South American peoples

Published 08/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New genetic research shows that there was mingling between ancient native peoples from Polynesia and South America, revealing a single episode of [more…]

Inflammation key to severe COVID-19 in high-risk groups- plasma therapy only right for some patients

Inflammation key to severe COVID-19 in high-risk groups- plasma therapy only right for some patients

Published 06/07/2020

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and [more…]

Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

Published 04/07/2020

(Reuters) - A rocket from small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab failed to reach orbit minutes after a successful liftoff from New Zealand on Saturday, the [more…]

Blood cell damage may explain low oxygen levels- two vaccines show promise in early testing

Blood cell damage may explain low oxygen levels- two vaccines show promise in early testing

Published 02/07/2020

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and [more…]

Surviving core of ill-fated Jupiter-like planet spotted near distant star

Surviving core of ill-fated Jupiter-like planet spotted near distant star

Published 01/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A rocky planet 39 times as massive as Earth has been spotted orbiting a distant star at breakneck speed, with astronomers concluding [more…]