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Does drug touted by Trump work on COVID-19? After data debacle, we still don't know

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are resuming COVID-19 trials of the now world-famous drug hydroxychloroquine, as confusion continues to reign about the anti-malarial hailed by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential "game-changer" in fighting the pandemic. Read More

 

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Tyson the alpaca takes heavyweight role in search for coronavirus vaccine

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Scientists in Sweden are hoping an alpaca named Tyson can help deliver a knockout blow in the fight to develop a treatment or vaccine against the novel coronavirus that has killed nearly 400,000 people worldwide. More »

 

Convalescent plasma not helpful in China study; hydroxychloroquine doesn't prevent infection

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »

 

Fossilized stomach contents show armored dinosaur's leafy last meal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a forest rebounding after a wildfire 110 million years ago, an armored dinosaur devoured a meal of tender ferns in western Canada before suffering a sudden death - perhaps drowning in a river or a flash flood - and being washed out to sea. More »

 

France nears 1-billion-euro crisis fund for aero suppliers: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - French government and industry officials are negotiating a 1-billion-euro, privately led investment fund for small aerospace suppliers in which major manufacturers could invest 200 million euros, people familiar with the proposals said on Wednesday. More »

 

Oldest and largest ancient Maya structure found in Mexico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists using an aerial remote-sensing method have discovered the largest and oldest-known structure built by the ancient Maya civilization - a colossal rectangular elevated platform built between 1,000 and 800 BC in Mexico's Tabasco state. More »

 

Hides that reveal: DNA helps scholars divine Dead Sea Scrolls

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Genetic sampling of the Dead Sea Scrolls has tested understandings that the 2,000-year-old artefacts were the work of a fringe Jewish sect, and shed light on the drafting of scripture around the time of Christianity's birth. More »

 

U.S. opens national security probe into vanadium imports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it was opening an investigation into whether imports of vanadium, a metal used in aerospace, defense and energy applications, impair U.S. national security. More »

 

'Lady in the well' sheds light on ancient human population movements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The bones of a woman of Central Asian descent found at the bottom of a deep well after a violent death in an ancient city in Turkey are helping scientists understand population movements during a crucial juncture in human history. More »

 

In-home antibody test shows promise; recovering surgery patients at risk from coronavirus

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »

 

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