Branson unveils first cruise ship as he shrugs off coronavirus fears
Virgin Voyages line poised to set sail as founder downplays threat of virus to new ventureSir Richard Branson has launched his first cruise ship and brushed off concerns that the coronavirus outbreak will dissuade younger holidaymakers from embracing his latest venture.Despite the unfortunate timing– with passengers on one ship quarantined in Japan after hundreds caught the virus, and another turned away by five countries over fears someone on board may be ill – Branson said at the launch of Scarlet Lady that he saw cruises as a growth area.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Partridge Tags: Travel & leisure Richard Branson Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Virgin Group Business Source Type: news

NHS to test Londoners for coronavirus at home
Fresh approach to detecting Covid-19 aims to limit spread of infection across capitalThe NHS has started testing people for coronavirus in their own homes in London. Thenew approach will be expanded to other areas outside the capital in the coming weeks.The World Health Organization is recommending that people take simple precautions to reduce exposure to and transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus, for which there is no specific cure or vaccine.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science London World news NHS Health Society UK news Source Type: news

Microbes Point the Way to Shipwrecks
Distinct microbiomes flourish around sunken ships as they become artificial reefs, new research in the Gulf of Mexico reveals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Kornei Tags: Microbiology Shipwrecks (Historic) Oceans and Seas Research Leila Hamdan Gulf of Mexico University of Southern Mississippi Reefs Fish and Other Marine Life your-feed-science Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Essential oil components can be tested as drug candidates
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) A research team at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology and the KU Leuven Department of Biology showed that, contrary to generally held belief, most components of essential oils could meet the criteria set for drug candidates. Essential oil components are the constituents of essential oils, which are complex mixtures of plant metabolites obtained by dry or steam distillation, or by citrus peel pressing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors look to HIV and Ebola drugs for coronavirus cure
Early results of trials on Covid-19 patients expected in MarchDoctors are likely to know within two to three weeks whether drugs being used to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus are working, according to the World Health Organization.The timetable for early results from two trials taking place in China is short but feasible because of the large concentration of sick people at the centre of the outbreak in Hubei province. That allows a significant number of people of similar ages, fitness and stage of illness to be compared.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Medical research Drugs Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Microbiology Science World news Ebola Aids and HIV Society China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

China's coronavirus outbreak leaves foreign nationals in limbo
Travel restrictions leave many stranded, while those with flights booked await refundsCoronavirus – latest newsForeign nationals who live in China or planned to visit say they have been left in limbo as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, with many unsure of when they can return to work or get a refund for their trip.Those who live and work in the country said travel restrictions had left them stranded and unable to return home, while people planning to visit the country could lose hundreds of pounds.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin and Laith Al-Khalaf Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Asia Pacific Consumer affairs Airline industry Business Money Consumer rights Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Experts fear false rumours could harm Chinese cooperation on coronavirus
World-leading specialists offer support to Chinese scientists amid ‘crackpot’ theories that virus was manufactured in a labCoronavirus – latest newsWorld-leading experts on the novel coronavirus have signed a statement of support for their Chinese colleagues, who are being attacked on social media and even threatened with violence as false rumours circulate about its origins.There is a real risk that the open and transparent relationship between the Chinese scientists and their western counterparts will come to an abrupt end, impeding the sharing of data and the hunt for treatments and vaccines against Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Science World news Pharmacy and pharmacology Source Type: news

Pulmonary surfactant-biomimetic nanoparticles potentiate heterosubtypic influenza immunity
Current influenza vaccines only confer protection against homologous viruses. We synthesized pulmonary surfactant (PS)–biomimetic liposomes encapsulating 2',3'-cyclic guanosine monophosphate–adenosine monophosphate (cGAMP), an agonist of the interferon gene inducer STING (stimulator of interferon genes). The adjuvant (PS-GAMP) vigorously augmented influenza vaccine–induced humoral and CD8+ T cell immune responses in mice by simulating the early phase of viral infection without concomitant excess inflammation. Two days after intranasal immunization with PS-GAMP–adjuvanted H1N1 vaccine, strong cross-p...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wang, J., Li, P., Yu, Y., Fu, Y., Jiang, H., Lu, M., Sun, Z., Jiang, S., Lu, L., Wu, M. X. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Tough microbe's DNA could be a lasting archive
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadis, S. Tags: Microbiology In Depth Source Type: news

In 'living materials, microbes are makers
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Service, R. F. Tags: Biotechnology, Microbiology In Depth Source Type: news

The pervasive power of mycorrhizas
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sugden, A. M. Tags: Ecology, Microbiology twis Source Type: news

Pitching cGAMP as a vaccine strategy
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology twis Source Type: news

How mycorrhizal associations drive plant population and community biology
Mycorrhizal fungi provide plants with a range of benefits, including mineral nutrients and protection from stress and pathogens. Here we synthesize current information about how the presence and type of mycorrhizal association affect plant communities. We argue that mycorrhizal fungi regulate seedling establishment and species coexistence through stabilizing and equalizing mechanisms such as soil nutrient partitioning, feedback to soil antagonists, differential mycorrhizal benefits, and nutrient trade. Mycorrhizal fungi have strong effects on plant population and community biology, with mycorrhizal type–specific effe...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tedersoo, L., Bahram, M., Zobel, M. Tags: Ecology, Microbiology, Online Only review Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and at what point should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionHow the coronavirus spread across China and the world – visual explainerIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Diamond Princess exodus begins amid criticism over quarantine
More than 3,000 people to disembark over three days after ship proved a fertile breeding ground for Covid-19Deaths rise over 2,000 in China - latest updatesHundreds of passengers have begun leaving the stricken Diamond Princess in Japan after testing negative for thecoronavirus Covid-19, ending two weeks of quarantine that experts say failed to prevent the virus spreading onboard.Japanese TV showed passengers – who spent quarantine largely confined to their cabins – leaving the ship on Wednesday morning to board waiting buses, while others left the pier in Yokohama, near Tokyo, by taxi.Continue reading... (Sour...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Japan Infectious diseases Science World news Asia Pacific Microbiology Source Type: news

Chinese film director Chang Kai and family die from coronavirus
Four members of same family die during self-quarantine at centre of outbreak in WuhanA Chinese film director, his sister, mother and father have all died from the coronavirus, the latest high-profile victims of the disease in Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak.Chang Kai, 55, died on 14 February. His parents died over the previous two weeks, after the family spent days together in self-quarantine, the Chinese magazineCaixin reported. Chang ’s sister died hours after he did, and his wife is in a serious condition.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emma Graham-Harrison Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Film Culture Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms of the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, how many people have died and when should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

10 African Americans Who Have Shaped  Public Health
By Casey Bishopp, Communications officer, IntraHealth International ; Sabra Farquharson, Business development officer, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 18, 2020We’re celebrating the legacies of ten African Americans in public health this month—shining a light on the invaluable contributions made by these scholars and health workers. According to themost recent report form the Health Resources and Services Administration, African Americans make up 11.6% of the US health workforce, and throughout American history have made invaluable contributions to greater public health in fields s...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Voth Named Chair at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)
Daniel E. Voth has been appointed chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 17, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New green technology from UMass Amherst generates electricity 'out of thin air'
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) As reported today in Nature, the laboratories of electrical engineer Jun Yao and microbiologist Derek Lovley at UMass Amherst have created a device they call an 'Air-gen.' or air-powered generator, with electrically conductive protein nanowires produced by the microbe Geobacter. The Air-gen connects electrodes to the protein nanowires in such a way that electrical current is generated from the water vapor naturally present in the atmosphere. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Health officials contact 200 including MPs over UK coronavirus scare
People attended London conference with delegate who has since tested positiveCoronavirus - latest updatesMore than 200 people, including several MPs, have been contacted by health officials over fears they could have been exposed to the coronavirus at a conference in central London.Public Health England (PHE) wrote to those who were at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre in Westminster on 6 February after it emerged one of the delegates had tested positive.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson and Ben Quinn Tags: London World news Air transport Microbiology Heathrow airport Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science UK news Source Type: news

Heathrow airport hit by delays following coronavirus-related concerns
Public Health England guidelines result in as many as eight flights being caught up in checks or delaysCoronavirus - latest updatesAs many as eight flights at Heathrow airport were said to have been caught up in delays or checks as a result of government health officials responding to coronavirus-related concerns over passengers feeling unwell.United Airlines confirmed that staff in London had been providing assistance to a flight from San Francisco which had landed at Heathrow following reports of an individual becoming unwell onboard.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ben Quinn Tags: Heathrow airport Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news Medical research Microbiology Science Air transport UK news Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionCoronavirus: latest live updatesIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionCoronavirus: live updatesIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

How the coronavirus spread across China and the world – visual explainer
Confirmed cases of the flu-like virus span 29 countries, with 1,300 deaths, all but three in mainland ChinaThecoronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people and the capital of Hubei province in China. The latest data from Johns Hopkins University ’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows that the number of deaths from the virus hasexceeded 1,300, all in mainland China with the exception of one person in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda, Cath Levett and Daniel Levitt Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Structural basis for strand-transfer inhibitor binding to HIV intasomes
The HIV intasome is a large nucleoprotein assembly that mediates the integration of a DNA copy of the viral genome into host chromatin. Intasomes are targeted by the latest generation of antiretroviral drugs, integrase strand-transfer inhibitors (INSTIs). Challenges associated with lentiviral intasome biochemistry have hindered high-resolution structural studies of how INSTIs bind to their native drug target. Here, we present high-resolution cryo–electron microscopy structures of HIV intasomes bound to the latest generation of INSTIs. These structures highlight how small changes in the integrase active site can have ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Passos, D. O., Li, M., Jozwik, I. K., Zhao, X. Z., Santos-Martins, D., Yang, R., Smith, S. J., Jeon, Y., Forli, S., Hughes, S. H., Burke, T. R., Craigie, R., Lyumkis, D. Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Structural basis of second-generation HIV integrase inhibitor action and viral resistance
Although second-generation HIV integrase strand-transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) are prescribed throughout the world, the mechanistic basis for the superiority of these drugs is poorly understood. We used single-particle cryo–electron microscopy to visualize the mode of action of the advanced INSTIs dolutegravir and bictegravir at near-atomic resolution. Glutamine-148->histidine (Q148H) and glycine-140->serine (G140S) amino acid substitutions in integrase that result in clinical INSTI failure perturb optimal magnesium ion coordination in the enzyme active site. The expanded chemical scaffolds of second-generation c...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Cook, N. J., Li, W., Berta, D., Badaoui, M., Ballandras-Colas, A., Nans, A., Kotecha, A., Rosta, E., Engelman, A. N., Cherepanov, P. Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

The pan-genome effector-triggered immunity landscape of a host-pathogen interaction
Effector-triggered immunity (ETI), induced by host immune receptors in response to microbial effectors, protects plants against virulent pathogens. However, a systematic study of ETI prevalence against species-wide pathogen diversity is lacking. We constructed the Pseudomonas syringae Type III Effector Compendium (PsyTEC) to reduce the pan-genome complexity of 5127 unique effector proteins, distributed among 70 families from 494 strains, to 529 representative alleles. We screened PsyTEC on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and identified 59 ETI-eliciting alleles (11.2%) from 19 families (27.1%), with orthologs distribut...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laflamme, B., Dillon, M. M., Martel, A., Almeida, R. N. D., Desveaux, D., Guttman, D. S. Tags: Botany, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Strengths and weaknesses of an HIV drug
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Vinson, V. Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology twis Source Type: news

A plant pan-genome immunity landscape
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zahn, L. M. Tags: Botany, Microbiology twis Source Type: news

What is coronavirus, what are its symptoms and how worried should we be?
What symptoms are related to the Covid-19 virus from Wuhan in China, how is it spread and when should you call a doctor?Nine schools in East Sussex testing staff or pupils for coronavirusHow to protect yourself from coronavirus infectionExplainer: could the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can ’t be found in time?Latest updatesIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Science Microbiology World news China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Stigmatising ‘super-spreaders’ won’t help the fight against coronavirus | Philip Ball
The idea that people who infect a large number of others are ‘culprits’ is scientifically flawed – and deeply unfairFew people believe any longer that illness is divine punishment for sin. But if you want to see signs that health is still considered today a moral affair, take a look at how we respond to epidemics likethe coronavirus.The Brighton businessmanidentified as a “super-spreader” of the virus after he contracted it at a conference in Singapore is reported by the Times as feeling “very harassed” and “scared that [he’ll] become a scapegoat”. He is thought t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Science Infectious diseases World news Health Society Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

What is the coronavirus and how worried should we be about it?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and at what point should you contact a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Worthing hospital healthcare worker contracts coronavirus
A&E staffer is among eight UK cases, along with doctor and Brighton businessmanA healthcare worker at Worthing hospital is among the eight confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.Staff at the West Sussex hospital received a memo on Tuesday telling them a member of staff working in the A&E department had been diagnosed with the disease.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique, Kevin Rawlinson and agency Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Medical research Microbiology Brighton Source Type: news

How novel coronavirus spread across the world – visual explainer
Confirmed cases of flu-like virus span 29 countries, with about 1,000 deaths mostly in mainland ChinaThecoronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people and the capital of the Hubei province in China. The latest data from Johns Hopkins University ’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows that the number of deaths from the virus hasexceeded 1,000, all in mainland China with the exception of one person in Hong Kong and another in the Philippines.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda, Cath Levett and Daniel Levitt Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

UK man linked to several coronavirus cases speaks from hospital
Steve Walsh says his thoughts are with others who have the potentially fatal illnessCoronavirus – live updatesA businessman whoinadvertently infected at least 11 people with coronavirus has identified himself in a statement from hospital in which he said his thoughts were with others who had contracted the potentially fatal illness.Steve Walsh, 53, who is in an isolation unit at St Thomas ’ hospital in London, which has a specialist infectious disease centre, said he had fully recovered.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique and agency Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Medical research Microbiology Brighton Source Type: news

Coronavirus 'could infect 60% of global population if unchecked'
Exclusive: Public health epidemiologist says other countries should consider adopting China-style containment measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesThe coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world ’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist.His warning came after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who had never visited China could be the“tip of the iceberg”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Clostridioides difficile infection flourishes with a high-protein, high-fat diet
(American Society for Microbiology) Mice fed a high-fat, high-protein diet were more likely to develop and die from antibiotic-driven Clostridioides difficile infections than mice fed a standard diet. In the same study, published in the journal mSystems, a high-carbohydrate diet was protective against severe C. difficile infection--but the researchers suspect that such a diet could produce healthy, asymptomatic carriers that can spread the pathogen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Xi Jinping appears in public as China returns to work after holiday
President greets workers in Beijing as WHO chief warns cases could be ‘tip of iceberg’Coronavirus latest updatesChina ’s president, Xi Jinping, has made his first public appearance in weeks, as some people began to return to work following the lunar new year holiday, which was extended as authorities grappled with the coronavirus outbreak.Xi, who has been absent from public view as the crisis worsened, visited a neighbourhood in Beijing ’s Chaoyang district. The president had his temperature taken and greeted residents and workers, according to a brief video posted by the state broadcaster CCTV.Cont...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lily Kuo in Hong Kong and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Infectious diseases Science World news Microbiology Asia Pacific Medical research Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus: number of confirmed UK cases rises from four to eight
News comes after UK declared outbreak was ‘serious threat’ to healthCoronavirus - latest updatesThe number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK has doubled from four to eight as the government announced new powers to detain people suspected of having the virus.The four new cases – three men and one woman – were transferred from where they were diagnosed in Brighton to London over the weekend in order to receive specialist care.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell and Frances Perraudin Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news UK news Microbiology Source Type: news

Could the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can't be found in time?
As scientists race to trace out paths the virus might take we ask the crucial questionsIn just a month,the coronavirus outbreak has snowballed from a handful of cases to more than 40,000, reaching four continents and prompting an all-out battle to stop the spread across China and beyond. As those in Wuhan face shortages of hospital beds and supplies that have been likened to “wartime conditions”, experts and scientists are attempting to trace out the possible paths that the virus might take.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Society World news UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus: journalist missing in Wuhan as anger towards Chinese authorities grows
Chen Quishi ’s disappearance comes amid widespread anger in China over the death of whistleblower doctor Li WenliangA citizen journalist who had been reporting from the centre of the coronavirus outbreak has gone missing, prompting claims that the Chinese authorities are silencing another whistleblower.Chen Qiushi, a human rights advocate, has been missing since Thursday – the same day Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old ophthalmologist who was punished by authorities for trying to warn colleagues and friends about a new Sars-like virus, was first reported to havedied from the coronavirus.Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lily Kuo in Hong Kong Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Infectious diseases Science World news Asia Pacific Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Spanish authorities confirm Briton is country's second coronavirus case
A British man has tested positive for coronavirus in Mallorca, the second case of the fast-spreading new virus to be confirmed in Spain, the Spanish National Centre for Microbiology said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news