Slovenia brings in curfew to fight virus surge

The Slovenian government announced Monday a nationwide curfew and an internal travel ban as the country fights to bring down a surge in coronavirus cases. Starting Tuesday, Slovenia’s roughly two million inhabitants will have to stay at home between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am, under the terms of a new…

Antiviral nasal spray may fight coronavirus, study finds

Moms create coronavirus solutions for kids: Why they say their PPE face shields are more effective than cloth masks Little Lives PPE is helping children and adults reenter the world safely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson and Alexandra Stanton founded Little Lives PPE to not only maintain the…

Novartis backs hydroxychloroquine trial in COVID-19 fight

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis said Monday it would sponsor a clinical trial in the US using hydroxychloroquine to treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19. Novartis said it had reached an agreement with the US food and Drug Administration (FDA) to go ahead with a phase III clinical trial with around 440…

Paris region cuts public transport further in virus fight

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Metro and rail services in Paris and its suburbs will be cut to a minimum as part of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, officials said Wednesday. Both Paris transport operator RATP and national rail group SNCF have already sharply reduced services since the home self-confinement orders came…

Fullerene compounds will help in the fight against lung cancer

A team of scientists from Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences and National Taiwan University has discovered that fullerene compounds can effectively kill non-small-cell lung carcinoma cells and found the mechanisms behind their anti-tumor activity. Lung cancer…