The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus
The Week of Italian Cuisine in Egypt (22-26 November) offers a variety of events in Cairo, Sharm El-Sheikh and Alexandria
Some calculate that immunising just two-thirds of a population could halt the pandemic disease and help protect whole communities or nations. Some experts say such expectations are misplaced.
Cervical cancer, the fourth most common cancer among women globally, is a preventable disease but strikes at least 570,000 each year and kills 311,000, the UN agency said
This week has seen a flurry of good news from COVID-19 vaccine developers, with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE trumpeting early data indicating their mRNA candidate is more than 90% effective
Denmark has discovered a new, mutated strain of the coronavirus stemming from mink farms, which authorities say could evade future COVID-19 vaccines
Japanese supercomputer showed that humidity can have a large effect on the dispersion of virus particles, pointing to heightened coronavirus contagion risks in dry, indoor conditions during the winter months
The new programme D-Tabkha posts short videos that focus on Egyptian culinary delights and their history
Doctors have learned more about ways to treat hospitalized patients, including those that may prevent the need for breathing machines
Hit by a plunge in turnover after foreign tourists vanished, Michelin-starred Hungarian restaurant Costes has staged a skyline dining event on the Budapest Eye ferris wheel to generate sales in a coronavirus-proof environment
The university said it hoped to start product development of the testing device in early 2021 and have an approved device available six months afterwards
The World Health Organization’s top emergencies expert said that European governments must take decisive action to shut down transmission of the coronavirus, including by curbing mass gatherings, to avoid more painful lockdowns.
The widely used BCG tuberculosis vaccine will be tested on frontline care workers in Britain for its effectiveness against COVID-19, researchers running the UK arm of a global trial said
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19
A study on ferrets showed the product dubbed INNA-051, which could be used complementary to vaccines, lowered the levels of the virus that causes COVID-19 by up to 96%
When a baby is held by their parent with skin-on-skin contact, the higher-level brain processing in response to pain is somewhat dampened
However the tests require an uncomfortable nasal swab and are not as accurate as the molecular, or PCR, tests.
Scientists are providing a fuller understanding of the essential role that sleep plays in brain health
'We need to rapidly scale up our clinical trials, manufacturing, licensing and regulation capacity so that these products can get to people and start saving lives'
Governments around the world closed schools to curb the spread of COVID-19, in most cases for around 10 weeks, or one third of a year of schooling
Researchers in Hong Kong recently reported evidence of a person who got the coronavirus a second time, months after an initial infection
Elders drive South Korea case surge
More than 40% of new coronavirus cases in South Korea are being found in people ...
India reported the most new COVID-19 cases of any country in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said
Four of the world's seven vaccines that are in the third phase of trials are from China