President Trump says he has been taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive for the coronavirus.
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Our expert assessed all the controlled studies so far on hydroxychloroquine. His findings may surprise you.
As restaurants and cafes re-open, here's what you can do to limit the chance of coronavirus transmission.
New research hints at why Germany’s death toll from COVID-19 was relatively low while Italy’s and America’s spiked.
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Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
The coronavirus is really just an inanimate packet of genetic material.
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Thinking of SARS-CoV-2 as an invisible enemy with an evil personality and humanlike motivations is a natural offshoot of the way people evolved to anthropomorphize so as not to overlook threats.
Cash is unlikely to give you the coronavirus.
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Research has yet to support the theory that cash can spread the coronavirus.
Bats are key pollinators and seed-spreaders, and keep pests away.
Bats get a lot of negative press, but they also make positive contributions to the environment and to our lives.
Immune cells release proteins called cytokines which alert the rest of the immune system that a virus is present.
We blame the coronavirus for the thousands of deaths, but it is actually a hyperactive immune reaction that is the cause of death. An immunologist explains.
Masks and social distancing can help protect shoppers from the coronavirus, but gloves aren’t recommended.
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Should I wear a mask and gloves in the grocery story? Sanitize my food? A food virologist takes on the top questions people are asking as they shop for food amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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A CSIRO survey has found many people are confused about common infections, believing antibiotics can treat colds, flu and other viruses. This could fuel a dangerous rise in drug-resistant superbugs.
President Donald Trump has been widely slammed for mishandling the COVID-19 crisis, costing the US dearly.
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Some of the worst health performers in recent weeks have been ‘First World’.
Finding drugs that treat the COVID-19 coronavirus may be just as important as developing a vaccine. But it's much harder to create effective antivirals than antibiotics.
A number of young COVID-19 patients have developed inflammation in multiple organs.
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A biomedical researcher and pediatrician who works with Kawasaki disease and COVID-19 explains the similarities and differences in the worrisome cases doctors are starting to see.
Remdesivir is an experimental medicine that is showing promise in clinical trials for COVID-19.
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Gilead's drug Remdesivir showed preliminary positive results in clinical trials. But what is this drug and how, exactly, does it work?
The relationship between the coronavirus and human genetics is murky.
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Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.
Testing in cells is an important and exciting first step.
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Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, identified nine existing drugs that show promise to treat COVID-19. The proteins they target haven't been tried before.
Australian bats are getting unfairly targeted. Here’s why we should be giving them a fair go instead.
What would Darwin consider the best adaptation to protect against the coronavirus?
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Who is most likely to survive an infection of the new coronavirus? Two immunologists explain that it is those who mount exactly the right immune response – not too weak, not too strong.
Indigenous Shipibo people using facial masks made of leaves in the province of Uyacali, Peru.
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The lockdown may be a greater worry than the disease itself.
The steady rate of genetic changes lets researchers recreate how a virus has travelled.
Every time the virus copies itself it makes mistakes, creating a trail that researchers can use to build a family tree with information about where it's traveled, and when.
From your lungs into the air around you, aerosols carry coronavirus.
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Aerosols are the tiny particles of liquid and material that float around in our environment. When they come from an infected person, they may be a significant source of coronavirus transmission.