As the coronavirus surges across the globe, diagnostic testing comes into its own, as researchers unite to confront, delay and stop its spread. In the absence of either proven effective therapy or a vaccine, diagnostic testing becomes a valuable tool.
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It’s a commonly known fact that the current global pandemic caused by the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China. Over the first 50 days, a series of control measures were implemented to impede the spread, but were these measures effective?
There has been much contention regarding how the deadly COVID-19 pandemic originated. The first reported case of the disease was in Wuhan (Hubei province, China). The virus – SARS-CoV-2 – is believed to have been passed from animals to humans, but new data reveals pangolins could be linked to COVID-19 transmission.
Upon investigating links between the risk of malaria in developing countries and the products demanded by consumers worldwide, researchers have estimated that a significant fraction of the malaria risk in deforestation hotspots is driven by the international trade of products.
The media are uniquely placed to impact what the public think and feel. During outbreaks what challenges are facing journalists? Editor, Martha Powell, asks how we can ensure we’re undertaking reporting responsibly?
Catch up on February’s industry headlines, including an MRSA breakthrough, a patent lawsuit, and the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the biotechnology industry worldwide.
Discover the latest information on 2019-nCoV including the current knowledge on its transmissibility, origin and clinical features.
Scientists have synthetically engineered mosquitoes to prevent transmission of dengue virus to humans. This potentially could lead to genetic approaches to controlling the spread of dengue virus among populations.
The WHO has declared that the COVID-19 outbreak can be characterized as a pandemic as new cases are reported globally, including a huge spike in cases in South Korea, Italy and Iran and over 100 other countries reporting cases.