Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will warmer weather stop the spread of coronavirus?

As the coronavirus death toll continues to rise, some have suggested that the approaching warmer spring weather in the northern hemisphere may slow or even stop the spread of the disease. US president Donald Trump echoed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First genetic sequencing of COVID in Quebec shows roots of outbreak

Today the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) and the McGill Genome Center announced the initial results of their study into the genetic sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, the virus responsible for the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some Missouri schools extend spring break due to coronavirus

Officials banned events attended by more than 250 people in St. Louis County starting Friday and some schools canceled classes early for spring break after Missouri recorded its second case of the coronavirus.


Virus discovery could impact HIV drug research

A research team led by Portland State University (PSU) biology professor Ken Stedman has unlocked the structure of an unusual virus that lives in volcanic hot springs. The discovery could pave the way for better drugs to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Americans brace for new life of no school and growing dread

Millions of Americans braced for the week ahead with no school for their children for many days to come, no clue how to effectively do their jobs without child care, and a growing sense of dread about how to stay safe and ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia symptoms peak in winter and spring, study finds

Adults both with and without Alzheimer's disease have better cognition skills in the late summer and early fall than in the winter and spring, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Andrew Lim of ...

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