Virus might have infected bats years ago GENEVA. KAZINFORM - Wuhan, Hubei province, may not be the place where the COVID-19 virus crossed from animals into humans, despite the first clusters of infections having been reported in the city, said Michael Ryan, executive director of the Health Emergencies Program of the World Health Organization.
Russia to have anti-COVID vaccine enough for mass vaccination in early 2021 MALENKOYE VILLAGE. KAZINFORM - Russia will be able to manufacture anti-coronavirus vaccine enough to carry out mass vaccination by the beginning of 2021, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev said on Monday.
Nursultan Nazarbayev mourns academician Kenzhegali Sagadiyev’s passing NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram of condolences to the family and loved ones of statesman and public figure, academician Kenzhegali Sagadiyev who passed away at the age of 82, Kazinform has learnt from Elbasy’s press service.
COVID-19 pandemic won’t be over by New Year’s eve, academician says MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - A member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, advisor to the scientific director of the Russian consumer watchdog’s Central Research Institute of Epidemiology Viktor Maleyev thinks that the coronavirus pandemic won’t be over soon judging by the worldwide incidence growth.
Over 50 countries submit purchase requests for Russia's anti-COVID-19 Avifavir MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Over 50 countries, including Brazil and Saudi Arabia, submitted requests to procure the Russian-made Avifavir anti-coronavirus drug, Head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev stated in his column for the Newsweek magazine. Kazinform has learnt from TASS.
Joint Finnish-Chinese research clarifies health benefits of oat and rye brans HELSINKI. KAZINFORM In a joint project, Finnish and Chinese researchers have shed light on how fibers from oat and rye brans increase the growth of beneficial microbes in the intestines, the researchers told journalists on Friday.
Scientists confirm high risk of new COVID-19 cases among those recovered — newspaper BEIJING. KAZINFORM Those infected with the novel coronavirus after recovery may contract it again with a high degree of possibility since many of those tested in China in the high-risk group did not have the appropriate antibodies, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post reported on Thursday referring to results from a study obtained by a group of American and Chinese researchers.
Japan team succeeds in spawning 1,700 trout from one using stem cells TOKYO. KAZINFORM - A Japanese university team has succeeded in the first-ever mass proliferation of rainbow trout germline stem cells, or GSCs, in vitro, a technique that could pave the way for preservation of endangered fish and enable their mass production. Kazinform has learnt from KYODO NEWS.
Scientists reveal mechanisms between men’s and women’s immune response to COVID-19 WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - Scientists from Yale University observed reactions of the immune system of men and women to the coronavirus infection, and discovered that T cells, the main «conductors» of the immunity, react to the infection much stronger in the weaker sex; this might explain high COVID-19 incidence in men, the researchers say in their study, whose preliminary results are available on the medRxiv website.