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China records drop in new coronavirus cases; two deaths reported from quara...

02 February, 2020 10:42 am 10:42 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported a dramatic drop in new coronavirus infections on Thursday although scientists warned the flu-like pathogen may spread even more easily than previously believed, while more passengers disembarked a quarantined cruise ship off Japan. Two elderly passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess ship had died of the disease, Japanese public broadcaster … Read More


Indonesia’s Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies

09 September, 2019 11:03 pm 11:03 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie, who came to power during the country’s turbulent transition to democracy after former strongman leader Suharto stepped down in 1998, has died, his son said on Wednesday. An engineer by training, Habibie succeeded Suharto as Indonesia’s third president only months after becoming his deputy, just as the … Read More

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Ebola ‘no longer incurable’ as Congo trial finds drugs boost su...

08 August, 2019 2:13 pm 2:13 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo. Two experimental drugs – an antibody cocktail called REGN-EB3 developed by Regeneron and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 – … Read More


Scientists reveal ‘ideal diet’ for peoples’ health

01 January, 2019 8:44 am 8:44 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists have unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the health of the planet and its populations – including a doubling of consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, and a halving of meat and sugar intake. If the world followed the “Planetary Health” diet, the researchers said, more than … Read More

Scientists prepare for expedition to the world’s deepest depths

10 October, 2018 11:31 am 11:31 am

FLORIDA (Reuters) – For the first time, humans will visit the deepest part of each of the five oceans, plunging to the sea floor using a two-person craft designed to withstand the intense pressures more than 5.5 miles (9 km) below the surface. The project, known as Five Deeps Expedition, will use a special submersible … Read More

Scientists in Chile unveil ‘A Cosmic Titan’ cluster of galaxies

10 October, 2018 10:09 am 10:09 am

ATHENS (Reuters) – Astronomers peering billions of light years into space have detected the largest, most extensive collection of galaxies ever registered in the early days of the universe, a “proto-supercluster” they nicknamed Hyperion after a titan from Greek mythology. Hyperion has a mass 1 million billion times greater than the sun and is so … Read More

Scientists behind game-changing cancer immunotherapies win Nobel medicine p...

10 October, 2018 10:22 am 10:22 am

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) – American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on Monday for game-changing discoveries about how to harness and manipulate the immune system to fight cancer. The scientists’ work in the 1990s has since swiftly led to new and dramatically improved therapies for cancers such … Read More

Cataract surgery not tied to longer life for women, after all

09 September, 2018 9:43 am 9:43 am

NEW YORK (Reuters ) – While older women may have a better quality of life and better vision after surgery to remove cataracts, newly reanalyzed data suggest they shouldn’t base their decision to have the surgery on whether it will help them live longer. In a paper last year in JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers concluded that … Read More

Scientists unpick how cannabis component may fight psychosis

08 August, 2018 10:56 am 10:56 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British scientists have unraveled how a non-intoxicating component of cannabis acts in key brain areas to reduce abnormal activity in patients at risk of psychosis, suggesting the ingredient could become a novel anti-psychotic medicine. While regular use of potent forms of cannabis can increase the chances of developing psychosis, the chemical cannabidiol … Read More