New coronavirus already circulating in China in October

New coronavirus already circulating in China in October

A study says that although it was officially announced in December, the virus had been circulating silently in Wuhan months before.

The new coronavirus was officially announced in December by Chinese health officials, after several cases linked to a live animal market in Wuhan, in the Chinese province of Hubei, have been identified…

Virus may disappear before vaccine is discovered

Virus may disappear before vaccine is discovered

A former WHO member cited a study by several countries’ researchers.

Karol Sikora, medical director of the Rutherford Cancer Centers and former head of the World Health Organization’s oncology program, said on Twitter that “there is a real possibility that the virus will naturally disappear before a vaccine is developed.”

Dutch investigation identifies antibody capable of stopping Covid-19 infection

Dutch investigation identifies antibody capable of stopping Covid-19 infection

Whether this antibody can protect or reduce the severity of the disease in humans is now the challenge of this investigation

A group of researchers has identified a human monoclonal antibody capable of preventing the SARS-CoV-2 virus from infecting cells.
According to the magazine Natura Communications, this discovery could mean that a first step towards treatment against Covid-19 is being taken.

Pollution reduction is not enough to combat climate change

Pollution reduction is not enough to combat climate change

The new coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause a 6 percent drop in pollution.

The new coronavirus pandemic has brutally affected the entire planet, but as far as the environment is concerned, the news are more positive. The decrease in economic activity has led to a reduction in emissions of polluting gases, which this year is expected to be at least 6 percent…

Pandemic could cause over 500 million poor people worldwide

Pandemic could cause over 500 million poor people worldwide

This estimate is from the report “The Price of Dignity” by the non-governmental organization Oxfam.

According to the NGO, the new coronavirus – and the consequent stop of the economies to contain the spread of it – can affect between 6 to 8% of the world population, causing more than 500 million people to be in poverty, if there are not enough support measures to be taken for the most deprived countries…

Coronavirus is not transmitted by air

Coronavirus is not transmitted by air

This is the latest information from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Contrary to some studies that point to the transmission of the virus by air, the organization warns that the investigation does not reflect real cough conditions and that the studies that point to this type of transmission were made in the laboratory.

China announces first clinical vaccine trial

China announces first clinical vaccine trial

One hundred and eight volunteers, divided into three groups, received their first injections on Friday.

China has started the first clinical trial to test a vaccine against the new coronavirus, at a time when several countries are in a race to find effective treatment against the pathogen.
One hundred and eight volunteers, divided into three groups, received their first injections on Friday, according to the official newspaper, Global Times.

Scientists closer to cataloging biological pathways of cancer

Scientists closer to cataloging biological pathways of cancer

Project analyzed more than 2600 genomes of 38 tumor types “dispersed in several projects”.

A study on the causes of cancer, with the collaboration of a researcher from the Center for Research in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO-InBIO), shows that the scientific community is “closer to cataloging the biological pathways involved” in the disease…

Cardiovascular patients do not change behaviors after stroke

Cardiovascular patients do not change behaviors after stroke

Half of the patients do not increase physical activity and continue to smoke.

An European study involving six countries, concluded that a significant percentage of patients do not change their behavior after suffering a myocardial infarction and / or stroke.

The researchers concluded that “many of the patients with cardiovascular problems followed in primary care are failing to make major changes in lifestyles and to control major risk factors”.

Temperature in Antarctica exceeds 20 degrees

Temperature in Antarctica exceeds 20 degrees

The temperature in Antarctica broke all records and exceeded 20 degrees last Sunday.

According to scientists, the 20.75 degrees recorded on the island of Seymour is an “incredible and abnormal” phenomenon.
This information comes practically a week after knowing that, on February 6, Argentine Antarctica experienced the warmest day since there are meteorological records in the region, with the thermometers reaching 18.3 degrees.

Dementia affects 6.6 million women

Dementia affects 6.6 million women

Dementia affects around 6.6 million women in Europe, more than twice as many as men.

“Women continue to be disproportionately affected by dementia: 6,650,228 women to 3,130,449 men, in Europe”, says the report released by Alzheimer Europe during a European Parliament lunch-debate organized by Christophe Hansen, MEP from Luxembourg.

The new Alzheimer Europe report mirrors the results of the collaborative analysis of recent prevalence studies, revealing updated rates of dementia prevalence in Europe.

NASA discovers Earth-sized planet

NASA discovers Earth-sized planet

The area where the discovery occurred was identified as habitable.

The planet is called “TOI 700 d” and is relatively close to Earth, a hundred light-years away, the US space agency said.
The discovery belonged to the TESS satellite, “designed and launched specifically to find Earth-sized planets and orbiting nearby stars”, said Paul Hertz who is the director of NASA’s astrophysics division.

Child receives prosthesis and hugs brother for the first time

Child receives prosthesis and hugs brother for the first time

Jacob is five years old and was born prematurely, missing most of his left arm.

Gemma Turner and Chris Scrimshaw have raised about € 18,000 so that their son could have a personalized prosthetic arm.

The arm was designed by Ben Ryan, a former psychology professor who resigned to start a denture company after his son was amputated 10 days after he was born.

More than 300 million people suffer from rare diseases

More than 300 million people suffer from rare diseases

Systemic sclerosis, polycythemia or Marfan syndrome (MFS) are some of the diseases.

More than 300 million people all over the world suffer from diseases that are considered to be rare, according to a study published in the European Journal of Human Genetics.