Current Monkeypox Virus May Be Showing Accelerated Evolution as More New Cases Rise

Current Monkeypox Virus May Be Showing Accelerated Evolution as More New Cases Rise

The monkeypox outbreak that health authorities first noticed in Europe back in May is getting worse. According to the World Health Organization’s latest report, there are over 2,100 confirmed cases, and at least one person has died. Now geneticists finally have enough data to begin getting a handle on how exactly the outbreak started—and where … Read more

This breakthrough drug trial saw cancer vanish in every patient

This breakthrough drug trial saw cancer vanish in every patient

More than a dozen rectal cancer patients in the United States have seen their cancer disappear after undergoing experimental immunotherapy, in what doctors are calling an astonishing result. The patients, who were part of a small clinical trial led by researchers from New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center, saw their tumors vanish after … Read more

Locked-down Shanghai finds new cases, breaking “zero COVID” streak

Locked-down Shanghai finds new cases, breaking "zero COVID" streak

Shanghai had 5 days of no cases outside quarantined areas Curbs and mass testing imposed in two districts City plans to lift lockdown in June More cities in China bring COVID under control SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 20 (Reuters) – Shanghai announced its first new COVID-19 cases outside quarantined areas in five days on Friday and imposed … Read more

Monkeypox: What we know about the smallpox-like virus spreading in the UK, Portugal and Spain

Monkeypox: What we know about the smallpox-like virus detected in the UK

Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox – a rare viral infection related to smallpox – in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. Portugal’s General Directorate for Health added it was investigating another 15 suspected cases and that all were identified this month … Read more

Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shut by COVID, Beijing battles on

Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shut by COVID, Beijing battles on

Shanghai malls, shops to gradually resume in-store operations Some Beijing districts extend work-from-home guidance Shanghai lockdown frustrates, infuriates residents Curbs have rattled global supply chains SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 15 (Reuters) – Shanghai will gradually begin reopening businesses such as shopping malls and hair salons in China’s financial and manufacturing hub from Monday after weeks in strict … Read more