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China Closes in on the US in Science – Fair Observer

In China, which now ranks second only to the United States, scientific research is booming.

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China has for the first time taken the top position in the Nature Index as the biggest producer of high-quality research in chemistry. What will the future of China science look like?
Quantum physics may be science on an impossibly small scale, but it is one field where China is staking a massive leadership role. In February, researchers in Hefei forged a quantum connection between clusters of atoms 50 kilometers apart in an optical fiber, meaning that any changes in one groups quantum state in…

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In vitro testing suggests effective novel drug combinations for SARS-CoV-2 – News-Medical.Net

A recent study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in September 2020 shows the value of drug combinations to enhance the therapeutic and preventive effica…

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Every year, emerging and re-emerging viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV, Zika virus, Ebola virus, influenza A virus, and Rift Valley fever virus surface from natural reservoirs to infect, disable, and kill people. Today, the number of people infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to rise, with 30.9 million recorded infections and a global death toll nearing 1 million.
The high expense and delay associated with drug development is a significant de…

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This Video Shows Just How Easily COVID-19 Could Spread When People Sing Together – Gizmodo Australia

Production of the reality TV show The Masked Singer was shut down last month after several crew members were infected with COVID-19. It’s one of several example…

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Production of the reality TV show The Masked Singer was shut down last month after several crew members were infected with COVID-19.
Its one of several examples of COVID-19 transmission associated with singing around the worldsince March, prompting some jurisdictions to ban group singing altogether.
In New South Wales, for example, choral singing is banned and there are no-singing rules at weddings and nightclubs.
Now our new study, which included filming droplets and aerosols emitted when so…

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SARS-CoV-2 infects monocytes and macrophages, without cytopathic effect – News-Medical.Net

A team of researchers from Aix-Marseille Univ, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Institut Paoli Calmettes and Laboratoire d’Immunologie, Marseille, France, conducted …

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has affected over 30 million individuals worldwide. Originating in Wuhan (China) at the end of 2019, the virus and has claimed over 959,000 lives to date. While most patients present with fever, cough, and fatigue, some progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome or other critical and often fatal conditions.
The severity of COVID-19  disease is linked to age and comorbidities, including coronary hea…

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