Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

After lockdown, a world of masks

Dismissed as useless, now apparently indispensable—wearing a face mask as protection from the new coronavirus is becoming commonplace around the world as countries begin to emerge from lockdowns.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New York to shut down as it becomes next virus hot spot

New York City's mayor prepared Monday to order his city behind closed doors in an attempt to slow a pandemic that has swept across the globe and threatened to make the city of 8.5 million one of the world's biggest coronavirus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool computes risk of contracting COVID-19

More than 150 experts from 35 countries have developed an online tool that allows anyone to calculate their risk of contracting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sweden bucks trend in refusing to recommend masks

Sweden attracted worldwide attention earlier this year when it famously stayed open throughout the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, and now it is holding out again, this time refusing to recommend the use of masks.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ultraviolet light has bright future in fight against COVID-19

A particular type of ultraviolet light known as far-UVC could be safely used for air disinfection in public places without harming people, according to new research carried out jointly at the University of St Andrews and ...

Neuroscience

How to reprogram memory cells in the brain

Long-term memory of specific places is stored in the brain in so-called place cells. A team of neuroscientists headed by Dr. Andrea Burgalossi of the University of Tübingen's Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience ...

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