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…

Trump says vaccine will be available by the end of the year

Trump says vaccine will be available by the end of the year

Several covid-19 vaccine projects are underway around the world.

“We plan to have a vaccine by the end of this year”, declared Donald Trump, during a special broadcast by Fox News television channel, broadcast from the Lincoln Memorial, a monument in Washington in honour of the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln…

World hunger: almost 135 million people suffer from acute food insecurity

World hunger: almost 135 million people suffer from acute food insecurity

The conclusion is from the Global Report 2020 on Food Crises, released recently by the UN

This is the highest number in four years of existence of the report, organized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Program.

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.

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…

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.

Cancer responsible for more than a quarter of deaths in the EU

Cancer responsible for more than a quarter of deaths in the EU

Lung cancer proves to be the most fatal among men and breast cancer among women.

Data released by Eurostat show that, in 2016, almost 1.2 million people died of cancer in all 28 Member States, representing 26% of all deaths recorded in the Union. In that year, an average of 257 people per 100,000 inhabitants in the Union died of cancer.

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.