Below is a summary of the current scientific news overviews.
Tentacles on cells can help spread viruses to other cells; risk not significantly higher in people with HIV
The following is a brief summary of some of the latest scientific research on the new coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Tentacles on hijacked cells can help promote the spread of the coronavirus. It is rocket science:
EU to accelerate space ambitions, says Breton
The European Union will put more money into rocket launches, satellite communications and space exploration to preserve its often unsung successes in space and keep up with American and Chinese ambitions, the space chief said on Sunday. In recent decades, Europe has sought to build independent access to space from American and Russian pioneers to help the industry, with successes such as Ariane missiles or GPS rival Satnav Galileo.
Cassandra from Italy: the scientist who challenged WHO guidelines
Andrea Crisanti says his only regret is that he didn’t shout loud enough at first when the dead had yet to pile up. The Italian virologist has become a medical celebrity at home, a contrarian who broke the initial World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for testing for the new coronavirus and found them narrow and ‘stupid’ – something the UN agency denies.