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May 2021 Roundup

22 Apr: Syrian anti-aircraft missile lands near Israeli nuclear site

22 Apr: Pfizer confirms fake vaccine shots on sale in Mexico, Poland: reports

23 Apr: Irish scientist heads team behind malaria vaccine hailed as breakthrough

23 Apr: Chernobyl radiation damage ‘not passed to children’

27 Apr: France-Algeria relations: The lingering fallout from nuclear tests in the Sahara

10 May: Sinopharm: Chinese Covid vaccine gets WHO emergency approval

10 May: Missing Siberian doctor who treated Kremlin critic Navalny reappears after 3 days

11 May: CIA’s misleading inoculation drive led to vaccine decline in Pakistan

12 May: Covid: Serious failures in WHO and global response, report finds

13 May: Covid: The race against the variants

19 May: NAO: Covid: Government criticised over pre-pandemic planning

22 May: Testing and sequencing of sewage ramped up to help tackle COVID-19 outbreaks

23 May: Ward at Morriston Hospital set for £2m overhaul to destroy bacteria colony

24 May: UN nuclear watchdog says it has agreed with Iran to extend monitoring agreement for one month

29 May: Vietnam says new Covid variant is hybrid of India and UK strains

30 May: Kumbh Mela: how a super-spreader festival seeded Covid across India

01 Jun: Biosecurity warning over loosely-regulated virus labs

01 Jun: Larne man admits charge linked to dissident weapons haul found in forest

01 Jun: China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

03 Jun: Cardiff medical student charged after young woman suffers life-changing injuries in ‘noxious substance’ attack

04 Jun: Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

04 Jun: X-Press Pearl: Sri Lanka braces for environmental disaster as ship sinks

05 Jun: Belgium’s Van Ranst: Covid scientist targeted by a far-right sniper

 

Technology:

19 Apr: DARPA Selects Teams to Defend Against Chemical, Biological Threats from Inside and Out

23 Apr: The mRNA revolution: How COVID-19 hit fast-forward on an experimental technology

26 Apr: Skin and bones repaired by bioprinting during surgery

04 May: ‘Last resort’ antibiotic pops bacteria like balloons

06 May: How the skin’s immune system cells coordinate defense against threats

10 May: Molecular tweezers that attack antibiotic resistant bacteria developed by Ben-Gurion University

11 May: Researchers Discovered a Gut Microbiota Profile That Can Predict Mortality

11 May: New drug target makes superbugs choke on their own toxic molecules

12 May: New material can protect against resistant bacteria

13 May: Ingredient in Common Weed Killer Impairs Insect Immune Systems, Study Suggests

19 May: How Israel’s Iron Dome Defence System Works

23 May: Forgotten Cyprus hero who eradicated island’s malaria

25 May: For men, low testosterone means high risk of severe COVID-19

26 May: Polymer ‘wafers’ placed under the tongue could deliver vaccines of the future

28 May: Getting COVID-19 after vaccination is incredibly rare, CDC report finds

03 Jun: Rising incidence of mucormycosis in patients with COVID-19: another challenge for India amidst the second wave?

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