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Scientists who discovered Hepatitis C virus awarded Nobel Prize

Story by AFP Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice together with Briton Michael Houghton won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for the discovery of the Hepatitis C...

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Scientists fear climate change may bring back dormant viruses

Story by AFP Climate change could also emerge as a driver of infectious diseases such as smallpox, malaria, dengue and zika virus as a result of global warming,...

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Scientists solve mystery of Stonehenge megaliths

Story by Reuters Scientists have solved an enduring mystery about Stonehenge, determining the place of origin of many of the megaliths that make up the famed monument in...

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Scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations

More than 200 scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to revise its recommendations, after evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air...

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Cambridge scientists develop 10 times more sensitive blood test for cancer

A new blood test for cancer that is 10 times more sensitive than existing technology has been developed by Cambridge scientists – potentially paving the way for...

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Scientists hunt pandemic hotspots in race to test vaccines

The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may be waning. For vaccine developers, that could be a problem. Scientists in Europe and the United States say the relative...

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Six-foot distance isn’t enough: scientists

Novel coronavirus can spread up to three times further in cold and humid weather, according to the researchers Scientists have modelled the spread of infectious droplets...

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Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic ‘without vaccine’

A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt. The outbreak first emerged in China late last year...

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Sunlight destroys coronavirus quickly, say US scientists

The new coronavirus is quickly destroyed by sunlight, according to new research announced by a senior US official on Thursday, though the study has not yet been made...

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Scientists warn coronavirus can spread through ‘aerosolized feces’

Scientists have warned people that COVID-19 can spread through the shreds of human feces that escape the toilet bowl during a flush, the matter that they call...