Niger has become the 15th country in Africa to report an outbreak of the circulated vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV), according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Despite overwhelming genetic evidence to support the involvement of the AB protein in the pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), previous efforts targeting the protein have led to many disappointing clinical trial failures.
The past year has seen several positive developments on the gene therapy front, according to experts at the digital BIO meeting in June 2020.
Teams are gearing up for the next nanocar Grand Prix, with ten entrants prepping nano vehicles for the Race in Toulouse in 2021. Now, scientists in Japan and France have reported a new family of nanocars ahead of the big event.
A review of lifetime estimates of plastics in the environment reveals they often vary enormously for the same plastic item. Styrofoam cups last for 50 years in the environment, for example, according to one official source, whereas another states they will persist for thousands of years.
The strain on resources due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be felt by healthcare systems worldwide for a decade or longer.
The UK looks set to break with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) after it departs the EU customs union at the end of 2020.
Top UN economic experts have hailed India's $260bn stimulus package to revive the economy as ‘impressive’. Launching the World Economic Situation and Prospect (WESP) report on 13 May 2020, lead author Hamid Rashid said the package is the ‘largest so far in the developing countries’ at 10% of GDP.
Energy ministers have called on the European Commission to back up its focus on hydrogen fuel with funding and legislation. The Commission was set to publish its EU hydrogen strategy as C&I went to press in July 2020.
About 100m Americans suffer pain, roughly a quarter of them experiencing pain that interferes with their daily lives. Current treatments typically involve opioid analgesics, which are prone to misuse and carry a baggage of side effects.