Medical research

Simulated Mars mission reveals body's sodium rhythms

Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., knew he had a one-of-a-kind scientific opportunity: the Russians were going to simulate a flight to Mars, and he was invited to study the participating cosmonauts.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Evaluating the impact of COVID-19 travel bans

Australian scientists have modeled a way to determine how many cases of COVID-19 could be traveling on any international flight, based on data from the first six months of the pandemic, which could help Australian authorities ...

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Two more parts of China report COVID outbreaks

China raced Saturday to contain its worst coronavirus outbreak in months as fresh cases were reported in two more parts of the country including the sprawling megacity of Chongqing.

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Asia steps up virus efforts as second wave of infections strikes

From Australia's Bondi Beach to the streets of New Delhi, authorities across Asia have ramped up efforts to stem the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus amid fears of a second wave of infections in places where outbreaks ...

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Thailand virus cases rocket to 600 as crisis fears grow

Thailand's confirmed coronavirus cases rose by a third to nearly 600, the kingdom announced Sunday, as fears of a full-blown crisis take hold in a country largely spared until now.

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Travel is safe despite virus, US industry chiefs say

Travel in the United States is safe and the economic hit from the coronavirus will be minimal, industry chiefs said Wednesday, even as cases of the virus multiply in the country.

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'Severe' hospital bed shortage at China virus epicentre: officials

Authorities in China warned Wednesday they faced a severe shortage of hospital beds and equipment needed to treat a growing number of patients stricken by the new coronavirus, as cities far from the epicentre tightened their ...

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