Category Archives: Science

Algorithm for cancer diagnosis

statnews.com MIT researcher held up as model of how algorithms can benefit humanity The study found that a version that incorporated both the mammography data and traditional risk factors for breast cancer — such as age and family history of … Continue reading

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EU funds Israeli research

calcalistech.com Nine Israeli organizations granted EU funding under Horizon 2020 program The entities will take part in eight of the twenty-three international projects designed to tackle the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic By James Spiro Reprinted from Calcalist, September 6, 2020 … Continue reading

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New Understanding of COVID-19

elemental.medium.com A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged The computer had revealed a new theory about how Covid-19 impacts the body: the bradykinin hypothesis. The hypothesis provides a model that explains many aspects of Covid-19, including some … Continue reading

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Effective therapeutic for COVID-19

newsweek.com The key to defeating COVID-19 already exists. We need to start using it Physicians who have been using these medications in the face of widespread skepticism have been truly heroic. They have done what the science shows is best … Continue reading

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Variations in virus contagion

marketwatch.com Scientists estimate the speed and distance of coronavirus transmission when people cough, sneeze, speak — and run Factors affecting whether the virus remains “stable” and contributing to transmission: Humidity and temperature of the room, air-conditioning, whether or not there … Continue reading

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Drug aims at virus protein for replication

news-medical.net Drug-like molecules offer a promising treatment for COVID-19 Led by Scott Pegan, director of UGA’s Center for Drug Discovery, the team was the first to evaluate the SARS-CoV-2 protein PLpro, known to be essential in other coronaviruses for both … Continue reading

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Inflated death counts

medscape.com Are Patients Dying ‘From’ COVID or ‘With’ COVID? What we are seeing in the data is the long-standing practice of lumping influenza and pneumonia into a single category of death. COVID-19, it appears, has now been added to create … Continue reading

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Another error in evolution theory

phys.org The most popular textbook example of punctuated evolution debunked The idea of fast-track evolution during speciation has been controversial. Critics of the theory of punctuated equilibrium found it difficult to believe that the evolutionary processes leading to new species … Continue reading

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