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Coronavirus - panel of experts to answer journalists questions

7 hours ago   |   Science Media Centre

We gathered another panel of scientists to answer journalists questions about the coronavirus outbreak. Journalists came to the SMC to hear experts discuss issues such as...
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Expert reaction to media questions about if we are ‘reaching a tipping point' in the COVID-19 outbreak

1 day ago   |   Science Media Centre

There have been questions raided in the media about whether we are ‘reaching a tipping point' in the COVID-19 outbreak. Prof Mark Woolhouse, Professor of Infectious Disease...
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Expert reaction to new report on the sensitivity of international surveillance, estimating how many cases exported from mainland China might remain undetected

3 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

The MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis has released a new report on the sensitivity of international surveillance estimating how many cases exported from...
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How many? The coronavirus is prompting a burst of clinical trials in search of a treatment

5 days ago   |   STAT

The coronavirus sweeping across China has triggered a burst of research activity aimed at finding a salve for the infectious disease, prompting more than 120 clinical trials...
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Expert comments on coronavirus, cruise ships and quarantine

7 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

There has been ongoing media coverage of the cases of coronavirus, and the quarantine efforts aboard multiple cruise ships. Dr Simon Clarke, Associate Professor in Cellular...
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Expert reaction to news of first COVID-19 case in Africa

8 days ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   2 articles

The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Egypt by the director of the African CDC. Dr Bharat Pankhania, of the University of Exeter Medical School, said: “We know...
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Expert reaction to China reporting drop in new cases of COVID-19 for a third consecutive day

8 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

China has reported that the number of new cases of COVID-19 has dropped for a third consecutive day. Prof Mark Woolhouse, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology...
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Expert reaction to confirmed case of COVID-19 in London

12 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

There has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in London. The individual had recently travelled from China. Dr Michael Head, Senior Research Fellow in Global Health, University of...
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Expert reaction to study looking at a new group of antibiotics tested in mice

12 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

Research, published in Nature , reports on a new group of antibiotics tested in mice. Dr Andrew Edwards, from the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College...
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Expert reaction to report on the severity of the novel coronavirus, as posted on the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis website

15 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

A report, published on the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis website, reports on the severity of the novel coronavirus. Prof Sheila Bird, Formerly Programme...
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Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

The NASA mathematician who served as the inspiration for hit 2016 film Hidden Figures has passed away at the age of 101. Katherine Johnson was one of several influential... Read more ...

Katherine Johnson death: Who was the NASA mathematician who helped put man...

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Carbon dioxide traps heat from the sun on earth, and as a result, polar ice is melting and sea levels are rising, and we're calling it climate change . In order to mitigate... Read more ...

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Life on Pluto? How scientists spotted 'something moving' across icy plains...

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SCIENTISTS were stunned when they spotted something that appeared to be moving and "leaving a path" across the surface of Pluto in a NASA photograph. Read more ...

NASA news: Space agency wants YOU to design the next Venus rover - 'Exciting...

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NASA is enlisting the public to design new space tech for a mission to a "hellish" planet. Read more ...