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Low mortality from "omicron" strain explained

Low mortality from "omicron" strain explained

According to the New York Times, researchers in Japan and the United States conducted a series of experiments on hamsters and rats with strains of coronavirus and found the reason why the newest omicron strain has an extremely low …

Coronavirus can persist in body for months - study

Coronavirus can persist in body for months - study

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can spread within days from the airways to the heart, brain and almost every organ system in the body, where it may persist for months, a study found. In what they describe as the most comprehensive …

Some sleep disorders may lead to worse COVID-19 outcom

Some sleep disorders may lead to worse COVID-19 outcom

Adult COVID-19 patients with sleep-disordered breathing and related low oxygen levels had a higher risk of hospitalization and death, finds a study in JAMA Network Open. A team led by Cleveland Clinic researchers conducted a …

European regulator says more data needed on Sputnik vaccine

European regulator says more data needed on Sputnik vaccine

The European Union's drugs regulator said it was awaiting more data on Russia's Sputnik V and a rival COVID-19 vaccine by China's Sinovac Biotech before it can progress on its rolling reviews of the two shots. "For …

Social distance not effective as measure against Covid-19

Social distance not effective as measure against Covid-19

Cyprus scientists from the Nicosia University Medical School conducted a large-scale study to identify the main factors influencing the spread of the new coronavirus, the Cyprus Mail informs. With the help of a computer model that takes …

Coronavirus damages lung cells within few hours

Coronavirus damages lung cells within few hours

A team of Boston University researchers—hailing from BU's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) at BU's Medical Campus, and BU's Center for Network Systems …

Life expectance in Russia lowest in Europe

Life expectance in Russia lowest in Europe

According to the latests findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study, the results of which were published in The Lancet medicine journal, the lowest healthy life expectancy in Europe was recorded in Russia. The study relies on the …

Influenza increases mortality from Covid-19 by 600%

Influenza increases mortality from Covid-19 by 600%

People infected with both flu and coronavirus have a sixfold increased risk of death compared with the general population, new research has found, The Week informs. And patients battling both viruses at the same time are twice as likely …

US scientists developed rapid test for Covid-19

US scientists developed rapid test for Covid-19

CU Boulder researchers have developed a rapid, portable, saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes. Such a test might eventually be deployable in community settings like schools and factories, Medical Express informs. …

Coronavirus vaccine plant to be built in Kazakhstan

Coronavirus vaccine plant to be built in Kazakhstan

In the Zhambyl region of Kazakhstan, the construction of a vaccine production plant began. Among other drugs, vaccines against coronavirus will be produced at the plant. "Prime Minister Askar Mamin launched the construction of a …

Moon is not what it seems to be

Moon is not what it seems to be

New research is challenging the image of a “dry” Moon. Many astronomers believe our lone satellite is devoid of volatile elements such as carbon, which would have burned off in the superheated collision between Earth and a …

Nazarbayev’s Start to send Russian Soyuz into space

Nazarbayev’s Start to send Russian Soyuz into space

The space-rocket complex for launching promising medium and light heavy carrier rockets Soyuz-6 and Soyuz-5 from Baikonur will be named in honor of the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev,  Roskosmos reports. The …

Angela Merkel to go into science

Angela Merkel to go into science

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is leaving politics, said today that she was thinking about returning to science after her resignation from the post of the head of the German state. “All universities that awarded me an …