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To mark UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, here are some of the women making a big impact in the fight against coronavirus around the globe.

By developing a Covid vaccine in less than a year, the couple achieved a remarkable scientific and business success

Two years ago, Dr. Ugur Sahin took the stage at a conference in Berlin and made a bold prediction. Speaking to a roomful of infectious disease experts, he said his company might be able to use its so-called messenger RNA technology to rapidly develop a vaccine in the event of a global pandemic.

The science is clear: Face masks can prevent coronavirus transmission and save lives.

Strong coronavirus measures today should only last a few weeks, there shouldn`t be a big peak of infections afterwards, and it can all be done for a reasonable cost to society, saving millions of lives along the way. If we don`t take these measures, tens of millions will be infected, many will die, along with anybody else that requires intensive care, because the healthcare system will have collapsed.

Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When? With everything that`s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision of what to do today. Should you wait for more information? Do something today? What?

Pneumonia cases, hospitalizations, ICU visits, deaths and even basic symptoms were more frequent in males.

On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of an outbreak of “pneumonia of unknown cause” detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China – the seventh-largest city in China with 11 million residents. As of January 23, there are over 800 cases of 2019-nCoV confirmed globally, including cases in at least 20 regions in China and nine countries/territories. The first reported infected individuals, some of whom showed symptoms as early as December 8, were discovered to be among stallholders from the Wuhan South China Seafood Market.

Hundreds of people people have been infected with a newly-discovered virus.

As if interfering with elections wasn't enough, authors linked to several accounts identified as Russian backed antagonists – or trolls, if you prefer – are stirring up hatred and confusion on vaccines.

Still nibbling Valentine's Day goodies? Munching packaged cereals, pancakes or muffins for breakfast? Enjoying a lunch of processed meats and bread, sweetened pasta sauce, or even a salad drenched in dressing?

A tour through the most studied genes in biology reveals some surprises.

New hypertension guidelines broaden the range of those considered to have high blood pressure and emphasize lifestyle changes to combat the condition.

Space travel changes the human brain, reveals new research. Now scientists are trying to work out just what the long term effects are of changes in the brain during extended missions in space befor…

There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a nine-year research project, scientists have made a breakthrough.

The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Asia, a major study said on Wednesday.

Conservation groups welcome government proposals for a full-scale ban on sales and exports.

Some glutens are harmful to coeliacs, but others have no effect. A genetically modified wheat lacks only the harmful ones, and can be used to make safer bread

Everything we do burns calories. But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or how your weekend kayaking trip stacked up to a morning swim?

A new book takes a hard look at the chicken industry for its role in fostering antibiotic resistance.Journalist Maryn McKenna opens Big Chicken by teasing our taste buds with a description of the succulent roasted chickens she bought at an open-air market in Paris. The birds tasted nothing like the bland, uniform chicken offered at U.S. grocery stores.

If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it .This is reflected in the many variations of cannabinoid or cannabis-based medicines available to improve sleep – like Nabilone, Dronabinol and Marinol. It's also a common reason why many cannabis users seek medical marijuana cards.

Immune system resists fungal infection by directing spores to their death.

Women, in particular, have been warned against the aesthetic dangers of downing too much of the much-loved drink. But it`s not the only reason to quit the fizz

If you're one of those people who can't even be in the same room with a deadly food allergen such as a peanut, you probably think scientists are not moving fast enough in terms of finding a cure.

Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist, says the surest way to maximize happiness has nothing to do with experiences, material goods, or personal philosophy.

n one of the largest efforts to build a comprehensive catalog of genetic vulnerabilities in cancer, researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified more than 760 genes upon which multiple types of cancer cells are strongly dependent for their growth and survival.

The designers of our smartphones, tablets, and laptop screens have been able to create incredibly powerful lights. These screens glow bright enough to be seen during a sunny day. At night, they're so strong that they've been compared to a "little window" that daylight can peer through.

By Deena BeasleyU.S. scientists have succeeded in altering the genes of a human embryo to correct a disease-causing mutation, making it possible to p

Amid alarming rise in the number of heart failure cases in India, the Heart Failure Summit 2017 was organised at a private hotel in Chandigarh on Sunday 30 July. The main aim of the summit organised by Heart Foundation was to create awareness among the masses regarding the symptoms, precautions and treatment of cardiac arrest as well as details about heart failure management.

A newborn came down with a dangerous bacterial infection. The culprit, scientists suspect, was contaminated placenta pills eaten by the mother.

When it comes to ketamine many might leap to thoughts of electronic music, psychedelic visions and out-of-body experiences. But new research has added to existing evidence that this party drug could be a safe, fast, and effective treatment for...

Earth's yellow sun is the source of its power.

Researchers who hold the world record for storing and retrieving data in DNA explain how the building blocks of life can be used to hold digital information as well.

Babies who lacked vitamin E nourishment when in the womb are likely to be at an increased risk of developing impairments in mental skills such as learning and metabolic problems, a research has showed.

Scientists have conducted the first large scale systematic review of sperm count and quality and were 'shocked' at what they found.

Dr Travis Bradberry looks at the neuroscience behind happiness.

An analysis of 11 wealthy nations, including Australia and Canada, has found that the US healthcare system is the worst, particularly for fair and easy access

For new mothers, eating their own (and child's) placenta has become a popular trend in the US and other western societies. And while it may seem unnecessarily gross, advocates of the practice – called placentophagy – claim a wide range of benefits,...

"For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that's a real pain in the rear." Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher. And he's 5'10" and 245-lbs (111kg) – which means he is classed as obese.

Despite its worldwide popularity as a form of exercise, running—whether it`s long-distance or sprinting—is grueling.

The study found that people who spend increasing time sitting are at an increased risk of serious health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes or death from all causes.One should not sit for long hours because it may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers have said that getting up and taking brisk walks for two minutes every half an hour may lower the level of fatty acids that lead to clogged arteries.

Cancer patients` long-term flu infections may preview future viruses.People with weakened immune systems might help scientists get a jump on the flu virus.

According to researchers, people with persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times as likely to have died of cardiovascular disease and nearly three times as likely to have died from any cause.Relax your mind if you have a heart disease, as a study has found that people, who persistently experience moderate to severe mental distress are at increased risk of death.

In the new study, a diet of plant-derived "good" fats, including coconut oil or cocoa butter, drastically reduced bacterial diversity in mice with Crohn's-like disease.

Scientists studying Alzheimer's have found that staying moderately active can lead to healthier brain functions in those at risk of developing the disease, potentially giving us another clue how to beat the condition.

India is presently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks annually. A heart attack (clinically known as myocardial infarction) is the permanent damage or death of the heart muscles due to lack of oxygen-rich blood.

Bones send out hormone signals that chat with other parts of the body, studies in mice show. What influence these hormones have in people, though, remain a mystery.Long typecast as the strong silent type, bones are speaking up.

A method that gives mice a tan without using ultraviolet radiation now works in human skin samples. It`s an early step in developing a lotion or cream that might provide fair-skinned folk with protection against skin cancer.

Vaginal bacteria affect how well microbicide gels used to prevent HIV work.A vaginal gel containing tenofovir, an antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV infection, was three times as effective at preventing HIV in women who had healthy vaginal bacterial communities as it was in women with a less beneficial mix. The finding may help explain why the effectiveness of these gels has varied in trials, researchers report in the June 2 Science.

Contraception wasn`t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

There's something about health and nutrition folk wisdom that's resistant to truth. Common health 'facts' include the ideas that MSG will make you sick, that a juice detox is just what you need after a week of indulgence, and that sports drinks...

Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia, affects about 5.5 million Americans - a number that's expected to balloon to 13.8 million by 2050 .

That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.

The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

But they are accurate at measuring heart rate, a study of seven devices has found.

A common blood test has shown to be just as accurate in predicting any type of cancer as a lump is for breast cancer, and researchers say it's the most promising detection method for cancer in 30 years.

A study of opioid prescriptions for sprained ankles finds that patients prescribed 30 or more pills are more likely to seek refills.

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety

A new study from UCLA suggests there may be a cure for the disease—and it's not all that complicated.

You've had your foot bent in an awkward position for a long time, and now it feels kind of numb, making it difficult to stand up. When this happens, we often say our foot is asleep.

Survivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support.

A preliminary French study suggests valproate caused serious malformations in up to 4,100 children.

A report shows 8% fewer patients die within 30 days if they get surgery within 24 hours.

Study of 250,000 UK commuters shows walking is good too but suggests two wheels are best.

Charity urges caution after a ruling in Italy about mobile phone use and brain tumour growth.

A new study has reinforced what many women have been saying for years - the oral contraceptive pill is associated with reduced quality of life and wellbeing in healthy women.

Several studies now suggest that young plasma has revitalizing properties—and with results this intriguing, it`s no wonder there is drama brewing among the scientists involved.

By studying 3D models of diseases.

Study records what appears to be the first evidence for mind-opening state experienced by users of LSD, ketamine and psilocybin

A blind man from Dunstable has been helped to see using "artificial intelligence glasses".

We currently diagnose depression based on what individuals tell us about their feelings – or those of their loved ones. People with depression usually describe feeling sad or say they are unable to enjoy the things they used to.

On 21 August 1986, one of the strangest and most mysterious natural disasters in history took place at Lake Nyos - a lake formed atop a volcanic crater in northwest Cameroon.

For a long time people have been told that caffeine is a diuretic. For some, this translates into advice to avoid or remove caffeinated beverages from the diet of people at risk of dehydration, or during periods of extreme summer heat.

The city is successfully fighting fat by promoting tap water in its schools, along with healthy cooking classes and a ban on fast food sponsorship

When we're deep in a dream, our brain exhibits a pattern of activity that is so specific it can be used to predict whether a person is dreaming.

Half of the deaths come in just four countries - China, India, the US and Russia, the report says.

Apes can distinguish whether a person has an accurate belief about a situation, showing the same level of understanding as human infants, study shows

Thirty years after a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, radiation is still turning up in some unexpected places: for instance, in the wild boars tramping through the...

While many groups of people stand to lose health insurance benefits under the new health care bill, smokers would be particularly harmed. Here's how cutbacks in cessation programs could harm them.

Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproved. Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions.

Dopamine is in the cultural zeitgeist. Want to lose weight? Eat the Dopamine Diet. Want to dress happy?

How does the brain speak to itself?

A group of people in Bolivia could teach us all how to look after our hearts better, say researchers.

A new study brings good news to those who love dairy – the results found those who ate more dairy on average (even high fat dairy products) had lower body fat percentages, and lower BMIs.

Variations in nose shape developed as a result of natural selection in response to different climates, new study suggests

For people diagnosed with one of the many disorders associated with autism, connecting with others socially ranges anywhere from being somewhat difficult to near impossible.

A new 'biological' therapy could help more patients than previously thought, experts believe.

Life expectancy of men and women aged between 60 and 100 and having children better than those with no children, study finds

Corn genetically altered to produce specialized molecules may prevent a fungus from tainting it with carcinogenic toxins.

Economic incentives have dangerously distorted the use of antibiotics in people and animals.