Monitoring sewage data can help act as an early warning system for an outbreak, say scientists, which is particularly helpful in COVID-19 times as sewers regularly collect feces and urine which can contain coronavirus from infected people.
A team of scientists in Kenya and the United Kingdom have discovered a microbe that prevents mosquitoes from getting malaria, in turn protecting people from getting infected by the deadly disease.
Germany’s federal government is investing 750 million euros (around 814 million U.S. dollars) towards the research, development, and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine.
The coronavirus pandemic has left healthcare workers across the globe struggling with low medical facemask supplies. In response, scientists are experimenting with reusable, self-disinfecting masks that better tackle the spread of this virus and prepare for future outbreaks.
After discovering that the antibodies in llamas could neutralize SARS and MERS, researchers in Belgium quickly shifted the study to COVID-19 – and found that the same antibodies are successfully able to defuse the new virus too!
Sudan has entered a “new era” for women’s rights, say campaigners, after criminalizing female genital mutilation, sending anyone who performs the procedure to three years in jail.
Designers have created a kit that turns currently unused school buses into mobile labs, in a proposal to bring COVID-19 tests to low-income communities and areas without proper access to test centers.
Following a collection of samples from 464 bats in Myanmar, scientists have discovered six new coronaviruses – an achievement that is especially significant today in showing how such viruses can be prevented from ever impacting humans.
The United Kingdom has begun recruiting patients for the world’s largest clinical trial of potential COVID-19 treatments – testing several promising medicines that may globally benefit hundreds of thousands of people.
A team of 40,000 community health workers led by women are being tasked by Ethiopia’s health officials to help stop the novel coronavirus from spreading in the country.