infectious disease

Turning CAR-Ts On Infectious Disease

Scientists in Singapore are exploring using immunotherapy traditionally used for cancer on infectious diseases including COVID-19.

Nearly Half Of COVID-19 Infections Occurred Before Symptoms: Study

A modeling study estimates that 44 percent of COVID-19 infections were transmitted during the pre-symptomatic stage.

How Singapore Is Taking On COVID-19

An effective government-led response, trust in authorities and regular communication has helped Singapore mitigate the first wave of COVID-19 imports, writes Jeremy Lim.

Wuhan Travel Ban Prevented 700,000 COVID-19 Cases: Report

Tough control measures taken by China in the first 50 days of the epidemic may have prevented more than 700,000 infections, a study finds.

Low Risk Of Coronavirus Transmission By Tears: Study

A small clinical study conducted in Singapore has indicated that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may not be readily transmissible in tears.

Keeping Healthcare Workers Safe From COVID-19

Good practices like handwashing and the consistent use of personal protective equipment can protect healthcare workers from COVID-19, a study in Hong Kong shows.

L’Oréal-UNESCO Honors Four Asian Scientists

The L’Oréal-UNESCO International Awards For Women in Science acknowledge outstanding women who are pushing the frontiers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Nuts & Bolts—Keep Clean And Carry On

Maintaining good hygiene involves more than just washing your hands; this month’s TechOffers show new ways to keep germs and diseases at bay.

A One-Shot Test For Multiple HBV Mutant Strains

A research group in China has developed a diagnostic test for the hepatitis B virus that can even distinguish between mutant virus strains.