Nasal spray could prevent people from catching the coronavirus, scientists claim 

A nasal spray may prevent humans from catching Covid-19 and could even be more effective than wearing PPE, scientists claim.  Experts at the University of California, San Francisco created ‘AeroNabs’, which can also be inhaled. They hope it will act as a short-term tool to prevent thousands of people becoming infected before a vaccine is … Read more Nasal spray could prevent people from catching the coronavirus, scientists claim 

Malaria breakthrough could help speed up discovery of Covid-19 treatments, scientists hope

Malaria breakthrough could help speed up discovery of Covid-19 treatments, scientists claim Drugs primarily target the disease-causing pathogen itself in treatment   But researchers found key enzymes in human red blood cells which are involved  It is hoped that targeting these proteins could help treat malaria  Researchers also believe the same pathway could be used to speed up … Read more Malaria breakthrough could help speed up discovery of Covid-19 treatments, scientists hope

Scientists find way to ramp up flavour of the super-strength garlic or create less pungent versions

Is it the end of garlic breath? Scientists find a way to ramp up flavour of the super-strength onion – or create milder versions that are not so pungent A team of researchers at Virginia Tech have unlocked the key to garlic’s aroma  Buyers would be able to tell how strong the garlic was before … Read more Scientists find way to ramp up flavour of the super-strength garlic or create less pungent versions

Scientists find way to ramp up flavour of the super-strength garlic or create less pungent versions

Is it the end of garlic breath? Scientists find a way to ramp up flavour of the super-strength onion – or create milder versions that are not so pungent A team of researchers at Virginia Tech have unlocked the key to garlic’s aroma  Buyers would be able to tell how strong the garlic was before … Read more Scientists find way to ramp up flavour of the super-strength garlic or create less pungent versions

Top Oxford vaccine scientists in ethics row over whether to infect volunteers with coronavirus

The two British scientists at the forefront of the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine have clashed over a controversial plan to deliberately infect people with the virus. Professor Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, is in the advanced stages of setting up a human trial for one of the most promising … Read more Top Oxford vaccine scientists in ethics row over whether to infect volunteers with coronavirus

Scientists develop biodegradable flip flops made from algae

Materials scientists have created develop biodegradable flip flops made from algae to help reduce the amount of harmful plastic waste entering our oceans.  The experts created polyurethane foams, made from algae oil, to meet commercial specifications for flip-flops and other footwear that is usually made from flexible plastic.   Cheap and affordable flip flops, the world’s … Read more Scientists develop biodegradable flip flops made from algae

Thousands of giant planets or ‘blanets’ surround black hole, say scientists 

Thousands of giant planets or ‘blanets’ surround black holes, made up from the void’s whirling dust, say scientists Experts believe there could be thousands of exoplanets in black hole safe zones Called ‘blanets,’ the team believes these formations live outside the snow-line Blanets could form from ice-covered dust particles circling the black hole Researchers speculate … Read more Thousands of giant planets or ‘blanets’ surround black hole, say scientists 

Scientists create the ‘brightest material on Earth’

The ‘brightest material on Earth’ has been created after researchers found a way to stop fluorescent molecules fading when they are transferred to a solid state. University of Copenhagen and Indiana University scientists created the new bright substance – that has a brilliant glow – from positively charged fluorescent dyes. Dyes tend to undergo ‘quenching’ … Read more Scientists create the ‘brightest material on Earth’

Scientists behind trial of coronavirus-sniffing dogs issue plea for worn T-shirts and socks

Scientists behind a trial of coronavirus-sniffing dogs have issued a plea for worn T-shirts and socks from patients with tell-tale symptoms. Researchers are attempting to train a team of six dogs to try and smell the deadly disease in a matter of seconds — even in people without symptoms. But the test, involving three working … Read more Scientists behind trial of coronavirus-sniffing dogs issue plea for worn T-shirts and socks

World’s ‘smallest dinosaur’ is actually a LIZARD scientists admit in retraction of study

Amber, often used in jewellery, is fossilised tree resin, and the oldest dates back more than 300 million years. In the past few years the Hukawng Valley in northern Myanmar, formerly Burma, has yielded numerous finds. In January 2017, researchers discovered a 100-million-year-old insect preserved in amber which bore a passing resemblance to ET.  Its features were … Read more World’s ‘smallest dinosaur’ is actually a LIZARD scientists admit in retraction of study