Scientists unravel secrets from the faults in our genes

Imagine the body’s instruction manual, the genome: here words are genes, letters are DNA, and the equivalent of typos can have disastrous consequences. In recent years, scientists have grown increasingly fluent in the language of genome, but much remains mysterious, including the function of many of our genes. Discovering what…

Lessons from 4 other global pandemics throughout history

The course of human history has been shaped by infectious diseases, and the current crisis certainly won’t be the last time. However, we can capitalise on the knowledge gained from past experiences, and reflect on how we’re better off this time around. 1. The Plague, or “Black Death’ (14th Century)…

Here's the Likelihood of Getting Coronavirus From Mail

Scientists are still learning a lot about the novel coronavirus—including how long it survives on surfaces. And as more people shop online to avoid crowds, some are wondering whether you can catch COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, from packages and mail. “It’s a very difficult question to answer,” says…

Egypt suspends flights from Thursday over coronavirus

Egypt said on Monday all flights would be suspended until the end of the month to stem the spread of the coronavirus, in a move expected to hit the key tourism industry. “Flights will be suspended from Thursday until March 31,” Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told a televised news conference….

First Swedish transplant of uterus from deceased donor

The Swedish team responsible for uterine transplantation research has, for the first time, transplanted a uterus from a deceased donor. The operation proceeded without complications and the recipient is doing well. The transplant was done in December 2019 under the supervision of Mats Brannström, consultant physician and professor of obstetrics…