A clinical trial of the drug remdesivir showed that patients recovered about 30 percent faster than those on a placebo, in the first proof of successful treatment against the new disease.
Three scientists credited with developing the technology were awarded the 2017 Nobel prize in chemistry.
WASHINGTON: Three prominent US scientists have been pushed to resign over the past 10 days after damning revelations about their methods, a sign of greater vigilance and decreasing tolerance for misconduct within the research community. The most spectacular fall concerned Jose Baselga, chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He authored hundreds of articles on cancer research. Investigative journalism group ProPublica and The New York Times revealed on September 8 that Baselga…
STOCKHOLM: US geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize Monday for shedding light on the biological clock that governs the sleep-wake cycles of most living things. The team's work revealed the role of genes in setting the "circadian clock" which regulates sleep and eating patterns, hormones, and body temperature, the Nobel Assembly said. "Their discoveries explain how plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronised with…
MIAMI: A previously unknown giant planet may have been discovered lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system, US scientists announced on Wednesday.