Tag Archives: infections

Chemist’s new process fast-tracks drug treatments for viral infections and cancer

Discovering antiviral and anticancer drugs will soon be faster and cheaper thanks to new research from Simon Fraser University chemist Robert Britton and his international team. For the past 50 years, scientists have used humanmade, synthetic and nucleoside analogues to create drug therapies for diseases that involve the cellular division and/or the viral reproduction of… Read More »

More than 500,000 people have died from coronavirus worldwide as infections continue to surge

Adenilson Souza Costa, 47 years, and his coworkers wearing protective gear carry a coffin at Vila Formosa Cemetery amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on May 18, 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Alexandre Schneider | Getty Images The coronavirus has now killed more than 500,000 people around the world as the number of confirmed infections exceeded… Read More »

Mainland China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases amid new infections in Wuhan

People wearing face masks walk inside a subway station during morning rush hour, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 17 new COVID-19 cases in the mainland on May 10, rising from a day earlier and marking the highest daily… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: South Korea reports 518 new infections while China has 143 more cases

This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: At least 95,270, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization Global deaths: At least 3,280, according to the latest figures from the WHO All times below are in Beijing time. 10:50 am: Microsoft will pay hourly workers regularly even if they spend less time… Read More »