University’s antibody tests reveal 55-times more Californians have had coronavirus than reported

More than four percent of Californians may have developed antibodies against the novel coronavirus, preliminary results of a new study suggest. Researchers from the University of Southern California developed a coronavirus antibody test, which can determine if someone has been infected and if their body has produced immune cells that can protect them from being … Read more

CRIME  | Daily Mail Online

CRIME By Geoffrey Wansell for the Daily Mail Published: 22:00 BST, 16 April 2020 | Updated: 21:55 BST, 18 April 2020 WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker ( Zaffre £14.99, 464 pp ) WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker (Zaffre £14.99, 464 pp) This heart-rending story set in one of the … Read more

Antibody research reveals coronavirus could be more widespread than anticipated

As much as four percent of California‘s population may have already been infected with coronavirus, results of antibody testing there suggest.  Scientists from Stanford University developed an antibody test for coronavirus, which detects when someone has already been infected and their body has produced immune cells that may offer protection against reinfection.  They found that … Read more

Pair of scientists estimate California has 10 times more coronavirus cases than reported

A pair of scientists believe that up to 270,000 residents of California have the novel coronavirus, 10 times more cases than have been reported. The researchers estimate that up to 4.8 percent of the total US population was infected with the virus by April 6 – 40 times the number of confirmed cases. They also … Read more

Trial of Ebola drug shows improvement in US but is suspended in China

The first results from an international experimental US antiviral drug are promising, even as a trial of the same drug in China shuts down. More than half of a group of severely ill coronavirus patients from the US, Canada, Europe and Japan improved after taking remdesivir made by California-based Gilead Sciences. Originally developed as a … Read more

NASA scientists are having to operate the Curiosity rover on Mars from home

Scientists working from home due to coronavirus lockdown measures were able to operate the NASA Curiosity rover – which is 125 million miles away on Mars. The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory team continue to explore red planet despite not being able to go into their California office or use high end workstations. Working on ordinary … Read more

Improving air circulation and allowing more natural daylight could keep coronavirus from spreading

The two simple ways to combat the spread of coronavirus in your office: Better air flow and more natural daylight may reduce transmission when employees return to work, report finds A scientific review looked at two ways building designs can be adapted to prevent the spread of coronavirus when social distancing is over One way … Read more

Lasers, X-rays and infrared are helping to discover the secrets of ancient Egyptian mummies

Modern technology is ‘shining a light’ on what daily life was like in ancient Egypt by using lasers, X-rays, and infrared to examine the bones of mummies.  A number of bone samples dating back between 2,000 and 4,000 years have been tested using the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Labs in California.  It works by … Read more

Top scientist retracts an unrelated paper and admits she was a ‘bit busy’ when it was submitted

Frances Arnold of the US was awarded for using the principles of evolution to develop new enzymes, which are the basic chemical tools of life. At first she tried to force such changes using more traditional methods, but her breakthrough came when she allowed evolutionary forces such as selection and even chance to govern the … Read more