Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Did the COVID lockdowns work? Here's what we know two years on

Since the UK first entered lockdown on March 23 2020, little in the pandemic has attracted so much attention and controversy as this decision to grind social and economic life to a halt. Was it the right thing to do?

Medical research

The ethics of research on conscious artificial brains

One way that scientists are studying how the human body grows and ages is by creating artificial organs in the laboratory. The most popular of these organs is currently the organoid, a miniaturized organ made from stem cells. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts urge caution on Omicron variant

Allowing the omicron variant to run its course in the community in the expectation that it will prove to be less virulent than delta would be a serious mistake, Burnet Institute Deputy Director, Associate Professor David ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Catching coronavirus outside is rare but not impossible

Almost all documented coronavirus transmissions have occurred indoors, but experts say that wearing a mask outside is justified because there is still a risk of infection.

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