Study reports patient-reported loss of smell in 86% of mild COVID-19 cases

A reduced sense of smell, or olfactory dysfunction, is one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19. A recent study published the Journal of Internal Medicine has examined it prevalence and recovery in patients with varying degrees of severity of COVID-19. In the study of 2,581 patients from 18 European hospitals, the patient-reported prevalence of […]

Wistar reports new class of antibiotics active against a wide range of bacteria

IMAGE: Bacteria image view more  Credit: The Wistar Institute PHILADELPHIA — (Dec. 23, 2020) — Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response for combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These finding were published today in Nature. The World […]

Planned satellite constellation poses a collision threat, NASA says: Reports

NASA has voiced “substantial concerns” about a planned constellation of broadband satellites, saying the commercial spacecraft would increase the risk of collisions in an important slice of Earth orbit. On Oct. 30, NASA submitted an official comment letter to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding a request by Texas-based company AST & Science to […]

3 quakes shake Alaska’s largest city, but no damage reports

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Three earthquakes early Saturday morning shook Alaska’s largest city, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The strongest of the three, at magnitude 5.0, was recorded just before 3:30 a.m.. The Alaska Earthquake Center says that was followed by a magnitude 3.9 quake minutes later. The third earthquake was magnitude […]

New research reports discovery of 5-million-year-old honey badger-like animal

IMAGE: Five million years ago, dangerous carnivores – such as giant wolverines and otters, bears, sabertooth cats, and large hyaenids – prowled the West Coast of South Africa. Today we can… view more  Credit: Picture: Romala Govender Five million years ago, dangerous carnivores – such as giant wolverines and otters, bears, sabertooth cats, and large hyaenids […]