France still facing several difficult weeks due to COVID: minister

FILE PHOTO: People walk and cycle on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, as France’s 16 hardest-hit departments go into a new month-long lockdown imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contagion, France March 20, 2021. REUTERS/Eric GaillardPARIS (Reuters) – France is facing several difficult weeks ahead […]

Mexico posts 613 more coronavirus deaths, 5,722 new cases

FILE PHOTO: A man receives the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a mass vaccination in Mexico City, Mexico March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Henry RomeroMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico registered another 613 coronavirus fatalities on Friday, bringing the overall death toll in the country to 197,219, according to health ministry data. […]

Dormant threat: Abnormal proteins unleash latent toxicity in neurodegenerative diseases

Though neurodegenerative diseases are becoming more common in today’s aging societies, the exact way in which accumulated abnormal proteins become toxic to neurons is unknown. In a recent study conducted at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, scientists have discovered a new mechanism of action by which these […]

ICE detention centers saw sustained outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, says study

More than a dozen U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers experienced large, repeated outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses in the last three years, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. Between Jan. 1, 2017, and March 22, 2020, the researchers identified 1,280 cases of influenza, […]