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Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 1m as India poised to pass 6m cases

Travel between New Zealand and some states of Australia possible before end of the year; first virus death among migrants in Greece; Follow the latest updatesRegular ‘circuit breaker’ lockdowns ‘could help control Covid’Boris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measuresAustralia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.29am BST The UK government is planning to impose a total social lockdown across most of northern England and pote...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, Greece, Australia, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Times, Helen Sullivan


Coronavirus live updates: France's second wave 'faster than we thought' says top doctor; Melbourne lifts curfew

France records more than 14,000 new Covid cases; Colombia passes 800,000 infections; Saudi Arabia plans to resume tourist visas by early 2021. Follow latest updatesBoris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures Australia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’ Ex-care home bosses charged over dozens of Covid deaths in MassachusettsWhy dogs might be a Covid tester’s best friendSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.04am BST My colleague in London, Ben Quinn, will b...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, Science, London, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Colombia, University, Infectious Diseases, Melbourne


The best wildlife photos taken this year reveal a pair of puffins, fighting foxes, and a perfectly camouflaged hippo

A red-shanked douc langur languishes in a treetop in Vietnam's Son Tra Nature Reserve. Arshdeep Singh/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition celebrates photographers who highlight the fragility of wildlife on our planet. This year, the contest received more than 49,000 entries from photographers in 25 countries. The front-runners' images show the burning Amazon, endangered langur monkeys, and a camoufla...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Photography, UK, Science, London, Animals, India, Trends, Features, South Africa, Wildlife, Alaska, Cambodia, Kenya, Natural History Museum


UK Covid-19 vaccine trial set to infect healthy volunteers with virus

Researchers hope to begin world’s first human challenge trials at east London quarantine facility in JanuaryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealthy volunteers in the UK could soon be deliberately infected with coronavirus in the world’s first human challenge trial to find out which Covid vaccines work.Government-funded studies, which it is believed will be announced next week, could begin in January in London, the Financial Times has reported. Volunteers exposed to Co...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Financial Times, Coronavirus outbreak


Accuracy of commercial antibody kits for SARS-CoV-2 varies widely

There is wide variation in the performance of commercial kits for detecting antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a study published September 24 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Jonathan Edgeworth and Blair Merrick of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Suzanne Pickering and Katie Doores of King's College London, and colleagues.
Tags: Science, London, PLOS Pathogens, St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, Jonathan Edgeworth, Blair Merrick, Suzanne Pickering, Katie Doores


First evidence that air pollution particles and metals are reaching the placenta

Pollution particles, including metals, have been found in the placentas of fifteen women in London, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.
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Battery fires: Industry and research must work together for safer batteries

Fire safety issues with lithium-ion batteries could be addressed with better collaboration across sectors, Imperial College London experts have said.
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Baby Born on Flight to London Gets Lifetime Ticket From Airline

A newborn baby will get an early taste of what it’s like to navigate the fine print in airline agreements. A woman gave birth on an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to London last week, and the company says her child will receive free flights for life.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Munich, Yemen, Cairo, EgyptAir, Baby on Board, Hiyam Nasr Naji Daaban


Coronavirus live news: Iran sees highest daily cases since June; US approaches 200,000 Covid deaths

177 people died with Covid in Iran yesterday; Czech health minister quits as cases rise; more than one in five Covid deaths globally is in USTrump health official says ‘biology independent of politics’ as US nears 200,000 deathsTaj Mahal reopens as coronavirus cases continue to rise in IndiaUK could see 200 deaths a day by November, warns chief medical officerUK coronavirus updates – live 2.17pm BST Hello. My name is Sarah Marsh and I am a news reporter based in London. I am bringing you all...
Tags: Science, London, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Lyon, Sarah Marsh, USTrump, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, IndiaUK


'Bandage' developed to rebuild broken bone

Researchers at King's College London have developed a material that allows transplantation of bone-forming stem cells into severe bone fractures and speeds up the healing process.
Tags: Science, London, King s College


Coronavirus live news: UK records 4,422 new daily cases; Nicola Sturgeon urges Boris Johnson to call Cobra meeting

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentEngland-wide lockdown needed sooner rather than later - ex-adviserMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 5.20pm BST After Poland reported record daily new coronavirus cases on Satu...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, Poland, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Slovakia, Johnson, Lithuania, Trafalgar Square, Damien Gayle


Even more evidence shows the coronavirus spreads easily on long plane flights

United Airlines A CDC study offers even more evidence that the coronavirus spreads on airplanes. Epidemiologists traced 16 coronavirus cases back to a single 10-hour flight where one symptomatic passenger was seated in business class. The case study showed that 92% of passengers sitting two seats or fewer away from the passenger contracted the coronavirus. It's unlikely most of the passengers on the flight were wearing masks.    Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On March...
Tags: Health, Transportation, UK, Science, London, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Mit, Italy, Airplane, Vietnam, Mask, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Airline


Coronavirus live news: New UK lockdown rules needed sooner rather than later, says former adviser; more protests in Melbourne

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentsMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 9.00am BST Angela Rayner has urged Boris Johnson to convene a Cobra meeting to ensure the right measures are in place after a sharp rise in ...
Tags: UK, Science, London, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Melbourne, Johnson, Imperial College, BBC Radio, New UK, Angela Rayner, Neil Ferguson


UK coronavirus live: England considers ‘circuit break’ plans; London New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled

Health secretary Matt Hancock refuses to rule out second national lockdown as ‘last line of defence’ ‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownUK test and trace ‘barely functional’ as 11 million face lockdownNHS worker attacked on London bus in Covid mask row, say policeGlobal coronavirus updates – live 11.20am BST Ryanair will cut a further one in five of its flights scheduled in October, blaming Irish and EU governments for what it called “excessive and defective” travel res...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Eu, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Ryanair, Boris Johnson, LBC, Khan, Sadiq Khan, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: two-week 'circuit break' considered to halt Covid surge in England

Health secretary Matt Hancock refuses to rule out second national lockdown as ‘last line of defence’ ‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownUK test and trace ‘barely functional’ as 11 million face lockdownNHS worker attacked on London bus in Covid mask row, say policeGlobal coronavirus updates – live 10.34am BST The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, told LBC that Cobra hasn’t met since 10th May and that he hasn’t had contact with the prime minister since then.Sadiq Khan tells @L...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Ryanair, Boris Johnson, LBC, Sadiq Khan, Matt Hancock, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Stroke scans could reveal COVID-19 infection

New research from King's College London has found that COVID-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.
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Coronavirus live news: hospitalisations of 15 to 49-year-olds rising, says WHO; 9,784 new cases in France

Average age of people infected with Covid-19 is coming down, says WHO expert; third-highest new caseload in France; local lockdowns in Madrid‘It’s getting worse by the day’: India’s Covid battle rages onWhy Covid may have already peaked in many African countriesSweden spared European surge as infections stay low‘I up-played it’: Trump disputes own admission on pandemicUS coronavirus updates – live 7.28pm BST Latin America has started to resume normal social and public life at a time when th...
Tags: Science, London, Washington, Mexico, France, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Venezuela, Madrid, Latin America


'Why wait for it?' How to predict a pandemic

Strides are being made towards an open access atlas that could predict where dangerous animal-borne viruses will next appearHow do you predict where a deadly tropical disease such as Ebola, possibly the most virulent in the world, will appear next? Since it first emerged in a small town on the edge of a Congolese forest, it has broken out in seven other African countries, often thousands of miles apart.Sometimes it has spilled out of remote rainforest and then disappeared for years. Other times ...
Tags: Ebola, Science, London, Biology, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Farming, Microbiology, Zika Virus, David Redding, Coronavirus outbreak, ZSL Institute of Zoology


Coronavirus live news: Irish cabinet told to restrict movements after Covid case; closing schools a 'last resort', says WHO

Ireland’s parliament to close for a week after health minister tests positive; WHO chief warns of school closures’ effect on childrenSweden records its fewest daily cases since MarchForeign Covid workers in France to be fast-tracked for nationalityCovid cases near 30m; China expects vaccine in NovemberWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 7.19pm BST Here is the UK health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, telling MPs the UK governmen...
Tags: UK, Science, London, France, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Who, Hancock, Lucy Campbell, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: France cases top 10,000 in one day; Victoria records 41 new infections

Cases also rising in England and Scotland as Europe outbreak worsens; seven more deaths in worst-hit Australian state; Oxford University vaccine trials to resume. Follow developments liveOxford University resumes Covid-19 vaccine trialsTrump ally who tried to change Covid reports was ‘fighting deep state’‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UK 12.20am BST Australian diplomats have been sent to Heathrow in London to help stranded Australian citizens forced to camp at the airp...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, London, Australia, France, Scotland, India, UK News, Australia news, US news, Heathrow, Brazil, Victoria, Oxford University


Coronavirus: Oxford University resumes vaccine trial; NHS workers rally in London to demand pay rise

India racks up another 97,570 infections; police disperse demonstrators in Victoria; Brazil deaths climb past 130,000. Follow all the developmentsCovid-19 vaccine gamble: where bets have been placed and why‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UKPassengers furious at airlines over voucher policyBob Woodward rejects criticism he sat on Trump ‘deadly’ virus remarks 2.27pm BST Oxford University has announced that clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine, under development with...
Tags: UK, Science, London, India, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, New York Times, Netherlands, Microbiology, Oxford, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Oxford University


How coronavirus symptoms differ from the flu, allergies, and common cold, in one chart

Patient Setsuko Smidmore awaits testing at the St George Hospital COVID-19/Flu Assessment Clinic on May 15, 2020, in Sydney, Australia. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images Coronavirus outbreaks are expected to overlap with the seasonal flu and common cold this fall and winter. Mild coronavirus cases could also be confused with allergies. One trick to distinguish these illnesses is to look at their most common first symptom: Coronavirus patients, for instance, often develop a fever before a co...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, London, News, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Sydney, Anthony Fauci, Allergies, Conrad Williams, University Of Southern California, Massachusetts General Hospital, King s College


Technology creation ‘must reflect our diverse society if its to serve us all’: Lord Karan Bilimoria

CBI President Lord Karan Bilimoria will underscore the need for technology development to be truly representative of society if it is to deliver tangible benefits for ethnic communities, at the launch of the new CBI BAME in Tech Group. Lord Bilimoria will say with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in America, and around the world, has brought the potentially devastating consequences that bias can have into sharp focus. This bias extends to the way we innovate and develop tec...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Life, America, Tech, Cbi, House Of Lords, Black Lives Matter, BAME, Karan Bilimoria, CBI BAME, Tech Group Lord Bilimoria


UK mathematician wins richest prize in academia

Martin Hairer takes $3m Breakthrough prize for work a colleague said must have been done by aliensA mathematician who tamed a nightmarish family of equations that behave so badly they make no sense has won the most lucrative prize in academia.Martin Hairer, an Austrian-British researcher at Imperial College London, is the winner of the 2021 Breakthrough prize for mathematics, an annual $3m (£2.3m) award that has come to rival the Nobels in terms of kudos and prestige. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Science, London, UK News, Mathematics, Imperial College London, Martin Hairer


Keir Starmer warns UK's test-and-trace system on 'verge of collapse'

Ministers concede lack of laboratory capacity for tests could take fortnight to resolveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKeir Starmer has warned the coronavirus test-and-trace system is “on the verge of collapse”, as ministers conceded that a lack of laboratory capacity which has prevented many people getting a test could take a fortnight to be resolved.The hold-up in processing Covid results, which has seen some people asked to travel from London to Scotland for tests,...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, London, Scotland, UK News, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Sadiq Khan, Starmer, Coronavirus outbreak


The UK government urges young people not to 'kill your gran' as the WHO warns a 2nd coronavirus wave is coming to Britain

A worker wearing a protective face mask cleans a health sign at Waterloo station, the busiest train station in the UK, during the morning rush hour, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville REUTERS/Toby Melville A second wave of infections 'is coming' to the UK, the World Health Organisation has warned. Dr David Nabarro, the WHO's special envoy for the coronavirus response, said: 'I don't like it calling it a second wave...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, News, Trends, Bbc, Britain, Healthcare, Who, Boris Johnson, World Health Organisation, Downing Street, David Nabarro, Waterloo, Don


Coronavirus live news: Spain cases top 500,000 in European first as global deaths pass 890,000

France could face “critical situation” in winter if cases keep rising; Greece registers 17 cases in Moria migrant camp on Lesbos; Egypt infections pass 100,041. Follow the latest updatesSpain first country in western Europe to pass 500,000 casesGlobal deaths pass 890,000Seven Greek islands to be added to England quarantine listUK health secretary says young people largely behind case riseSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.20am BST The global coronavirus death toll has passed another sombre ...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, London, Greece, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Madrid


Coronavirus live news: India becomes second worst-hit nation with one-day record of over 90,000 cases

US Labor day weekend crowds prompt fears; Netanyahu announces overnight curfews on 40 cities; UK reports almost 3,000 casesIndia confirms world record one-day casesIndia overtakes Brazil as second most Covid-infected countryFrance declares more Covid-19 ‘red zones’Many Americans face bleak winter as Covid takes toll on mental healthSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.19am BST A school in Suffolk, in the east of England, was closed to pupils on Monday morning after five teachers tested positiv...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, India, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, PA, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Public Health England, Suffolk, Netanyahu


Rare immune cells drive gut repair

Scientists from King's College London have discovered an unexpected tissue reparative role for a rare immune cell type in the gut that could tip toward fibrosis or cancer if dysregulated. The breakthrough will have important implications for treating patients who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Tags: Science, London, King s College, Crohn


Coronavirus live news: nearly 3,000 people in UK test positive in 24 hours

Significant rise in UK with 2,988 new cases; Netanyahu backtracks on lockdowns for cities with high infection rates; thousands attend protests against measures in Croatia and ItalyWith other cities in lockdown, why isn’t London having a second wave?Health experts welcome Melbourne extension but question curfewCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Syria, Infectious Diseases, TUC, Treasury, Croatia, Un, Melbourne, Kamala Harris



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