Medical research

A call for global oversight of unproven stem cell therapies

The promotion and marketing of unproven stem cell therapies is a global problem that needs a global solution, say experts in a perspective published June 8 in the journal Stem Cell Reports. The authors of the paper call for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the modern world was shaped by epidemics 500 years ago

The coronavirus pandemic has been compared with many previous contagions, including the great plague and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. However, there has been little consideration of probably the most significant historical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO hopes end to pandemic in 'less than two years'

The World Health Organization said Friday it hopes the planet will be rid of the coronavirus pandemic in less than two years—faster than it took for the Spanish flu.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lessons for COVID-19 found in the work of 19th century scientist

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel last year rhetorically asked researchers at the annual meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation what the modern world could learn from the group's namesake, a 19th century Prussian ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As virus spreads, other countries can learn from China

As the new coronavirus spread rapidly in central China, the country's authoritarian government took a very authoritarian step: It ordered the unprecedented lockdown of 60 million people in the hardest-hit province.

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China's recent history of deadly epidemics

China has been the origin of several major viral epidemics over recent decades, with the current outbreak of a new deadly coronavirus emerging in the central city of Wuhan.

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