Brazilian viper venom may become tool in fight against coronavirus, study shows

Reuters 09/01/2021

SAO PAULO  – Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing COVID-19.…

Masks block 99.9% of large COVID-linked droplets — study

Agence France Presse 12/24/2020

Face masks reduce the risk of spreading large COVID-linked droplets when speaking or coughing by up to 99.9%, according to a lab experiment with mechanical mannequins and human subjects, researchers said Wednesday, Dec. 23. A woman standing…

Gallup: PH 12th safest country

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 11/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An international survey said that the Philippines was one of the safest countries in the world as its citizens feel secure and have confidence in the police. Local rights groups, however, found the results…

A woman’s place? Out hunting with spears, study finds

11/05/2020

Washington, United States—A new study says a woman’s place might never have been at home to begin with. Scientists said Wednesday, November 4, 2020, they had discovered the 9,000-year-old remains of a young woman in the Peruvian…

Air pollution linked to 15% of coronavirus deaths, says study

AFP 10/31/2020

Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to 15% of COVID-19 deaths globally, according to research published Tuesday that highlights the health risks posed by greenhouse gas emissions. Previous research has shown how air pollution from…

Low risk of Covid infection on planes if masks worn: US military

10/16/2020

Washington—The risk of being infected with the coronavirus on an airliner is very low if passengers wear masks, according to a study carried out aboard Boeing long-haul jets by the US military and published Thursday, October 15,…

Study ties blood type to COVID-19 risk; O may help, A hurt

06/18/2020

A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease. Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were…

Part of China’s Great Wall not built for war: study

06/09/2020

The northern segment of the Great Wall of China was built not to block invading armies but rather to monitor civilian movement, an Israeli archaeologist said Tuesday. When researchers fully mapped the Great Wall’s 740-kilometre (460-mile) Northern…

Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retracted

06/05/2020

Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report, saying independent reviewers were not able to verify information that’s been widely questioned by other scientists. Thursday’s retraction in…

Wearing face masks reduces our ability to read other’s emotions—study

06/02/2020

A new German study has found that wearing face masks during the current COVID-19 pandemic could be impairing our ability to read one another’s emotions. Carried out by Claus-Christian Carbon, a Professor of General Psychology and Methodology…

Study: Individuals with undetected COVID-19 are sources of majority of confirmed cases

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Did you know that individuals with undetected infection of the novel coronavirus, which were prevalent in China, were the infection source of majority of the confirmed cases?  This is the finding of a study conducted…

Palace to DOJ: Study possible rearrest of released heinous crime convicts 

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 09/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to study the possible rearrest of inmates convicted of heinous crimes who were released early under  Republic Act 10592 or the Good Conduct Time Allowance…

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