The World Health Organization announced that Myanmar is the latest country to eliminate trachoma, a preventable disease that causes irreversible blindness.
Italian researchers have developed Hannes, an anthropomorphic, poly-articulated prosthetic hand and wrist that can restore up to 90% of functionality for people who underwent upper-limb amputations.
Researchers in Singapore have found a way to manufacture human red blood cells twice as fast as before, in a more precise way for a fraction of the price.
A supply agreement concluded between the United Nations Children’s Fund and the Serum Institute of India will save millions of children under 5 as the price for pneumonia vaccine is down by 43%, costing now $2 per dose.
In the United States, as the testing capacity is not close to the testing needs, a race to come up with a paper-based test for coronavirus has surged. It might be the solution to test sufficiently and, eventually, reopen the country safely.
British scientists have successfully created the compound CPTX, a synthetic version of the protein Cerebellin-1, that could repair damage to the brain and the spinal cord, giving hope to people who suffer from Alzheimer, epilepsy or paralysis, for example.
As early as the first half of 2021, a 100 million doses of corona vaccines will be delivered to low and middle income countries (LMICs), thanks to the partnership of Serum Institute of India (SII), Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) and the Bill & Melinda…
Nigeria was the last African country dealing with wild polio, and since it has finally eradicated the disease thanks to an intense vaccination campaign and the help from survivors, the continent is now officially free from the virus.
It appears that researchers at Melbourne’s Monash University, Australia, have found a way to eradicate the dengue fever in Indonesia by infecting mosquitoes with the Wolbachia bacteria which prevents them from infecting humans.
Ashmida Begum, a Rohingya refugee in the Cox’s Bazar camps, the largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, goes from door to door in the hopes of dispeling dangerous myths about the coronavirus.