Indigenous communities around the globe are closing borders in an effort to avoid a potentially devastating coronavirus outbreak in their territories.
As Africa braces for the full impact of the novel coronavirus, two TWAS Fellows who are experts in contagious diseases say key challenges include coordination, capacity and public hygiene.
A recent paper by Physics World explains how physicists help fight the COVID-19.
A biofilm developed in Brazil could extend the shelf life of eggs in the world’s poorest and hottest regions, where they spoil faster and are vulnerable to germs.
A workshop report on interdisciplinary research in epidemic preparedness, a topic of high relevance as the world watches the outbreak of the novel coronavirus unfold has just been launched by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Medical Research Council.
Low- and middle-income countries could see an 80 per cent rise in cancer over the next 20 years if treatment and prevention services are not stepped up, according to the latest World Cancer Report. The report, compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO), warns that cancer prevention is taking a back seat in poor countries,…