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COVID lockdowns worsened condition of Parkinson’s patients

COVID lockdowns worsened condition of Parkinson’s patients, One patient stated that she experienced difficulty sleeping, nightmares, difficulty walking, fixation and motor stiffness and gained weight during the lockdowns. About 43% of Parkinson’s patients in Israel reported a worsening of their condition during the coronavirus lockdowns, according to a new study by the University of Haifa, […]

Brazil detects new COVID-19 variant similar to South African

Brazil detects new COVID-19 variant similar to South African, Brazil currently accounts for about a quarter of COVID-19 daily deaths worldwide, more than any other country. Brazil has detected a new COVID-19 variant that is similar to the one first seen in South Africa, the head of Sao Paulo’s Butantan institute said on Wednesday, as […]

Coronavirus: Israeli adolescents to receive Pfizer vaccine if FDA approves

Coronavirus: Israeli adolescents to receive Pfizer vaccine if FDA approves, Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective and produced robust antibody responses in 12- to 15-year olds Israel plans to give the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to 12-to-15-year-olds upon FDA approval, the health minister said on Wednesday after the […]

Let there be life! Scientists create single-cell organism that reproduces

Let there be life! Scientists create single-cell organism that reproduces, The implications of engineering synthetic cells and organisms are vast and promising. Scientists envision the production of customized cells that perform or behave in desired manners. Scientists have managed to create a single-celled synthetic organism that can successfully reproduce, in a new study by J. […]

SpaceX Starship SN11 fails to land safely after test launch in Texas

SpaceX Starship SN11 fails to land safely after test launch in Texas, The webcast view was obscured by fog, making it difficult to see the vehicle’s landing. Debris from the spacecraft was found scattered five miles (eight km) away from its landing site. An unmanned SpaceX Starship prototype rocket failed to land safely on Tuesday […]

At-home COVID testing kit submitted to Health Ministry for approval

At-home COVID testing kit submitted to Health Ministry for approval, Users can receive results from the test in just 10 minutes with a nose swab that even teens can do on their own. An at-home coronavirus testing kit which can be self-administered and is accurate and inexpensive has been submitted to the Health Ministry for […]

New coronavirus variant identified in Europe

New coronavirus variant identified in Europe, The origin of the variant is still unknown, but it is descended from another one first identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in April of last year. A new coronavirus variant has been identified by the University of Liege in Belgium with a number of key spike […]

China-WHO probe in Wuhan not extensive enough – WHO director general

China-WHO probe in Wuhan not extensive enough – WHO director general, “I do not believe that this assessment was extensive enough.” A World Health Organization team probing the new coronavirus’s origins cited problems accessing raw data, the health agency’s chief said on Tuesday, calling for further studies because the assessment, so far, has not been […]

Israel may not be able to provide next vaccine round – COVID czar

Israel may not be able to provide next vaccine round – COVID czar, Israel currently has enough doses to inoculate anyone over 16 who wants the jab. If Israel does not speedily sign purchase agreements for NIS 3.5 billion worth of additional vaccines, the country may not be able to vaccinate its children or provide […]

Can spaceflights shrink an astronaut’s heart?

Can spaceflights shrink an astronaut’s heart?, Basing their study on retired astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent almost a year on the International Speace Station (ISS), the scientists found that his heart physically shrank despite exercising. A new study has shed light into the long-term effects of spending an extended period of time in space on […]