Issam Ahmed
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A dog's life: Scientists find new formula for canine age
by Issam Ahmed - July 11, 2020 - 1:50pm
A well-known "rule of paw" holds that you can tell how old your pooch is in human terms by multiplying its age in years by seven.
Global experts warn of COVID-19 airborne threat
by Issam Ahmed - July 7, 2020 - 7:23am
As countries ease their lockdowns, authorities need to recognize the coronavirus can spread through the air far beyond the two meters (six feet) urged in social distancing guidelines, an international group of 239...
US, Europe battle fresh virus surges
by Issam Ahmed - June 26, 2020 - 7:56am
The reminder that the pandemic — which has claimed more than 480,000 lives around the world -—is far from over came amid more grim news for the world's airlines.
US astronauts enter space station in milestone mission
by Issam Ahmed - June 1, 2020 - 8:09am
NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade, a triumph for SpaceX and private enterprise.
Top US virus expert warns of premature exit from lockdown
by Issam Ahmed - May 13, 2020 - 7:45am
Government immunologist Anthony Fauci's stark words fed concerns that even a cautious exit from the world's unprecedented economic shutdown could trigger a second wave of the highly contagious virus.
US issues emergency approval for remdesivir for COVID-19 patients
by Issam Ahmed - May 2, 2020 - 10:29am
The experimental drug remdesivir has been authorized by US regulators for emergency use against COVID-19, President Donald Trump announced Friday.
Remdesivir: The COVID-19 drug helping patients recover faster
by Issam Ahmed - May 1, 2020 - 8:47am
Remdesivir has been shown to speed up recovery times for patients with COVID-19 in a major US-led trial, becoming the first drug with proven benefit against the disease.
Rare inflammatory syndrome seen in children with COVID-19
by Issam Ahmed - April 30, 2020 - 8:15am
Children have largely been spared the worst of COVID-19, but there may be a rare complication — an inflammatory syndrome that one doctor described as causing patients to feel like "every blood vessel in the...
Sunlight destroys coronavirus quickly, says US agency
by Issam Ahmed - April 24, 2020 - 9:25am
The new coronavirus is quickly destroyed by sunlight, according to a new study announced by a senior US official on Thursday, offering hope that its spread may ease over the summer.
On-off social distancing may be needed until 2022 — Harvard study
by Issam Ahmed - April 15, 2020 - 8:45am
The Harvard team's computer simulation, which was published in a paper in the journal Science, assumed that COVID-19 will become seasonal, like closely related coronaviruses that cause the common cold, with higher...
How false negatives are complicating COVID-19 testing
by Issam Ahmed - April 11, 2020 - 12:05pm
As COVID-19 tests become more widely available across the US, scientists have warned about a growing concern: Many people with negative results might actually have the virus.
Why African Americans are dying at higher rates from COVID-19
by Issam Ahmed - April 8, 2020 - 8:16am
The new coronavirus isn't biased about who it infects — so why does data emerging from some states suggest that African Americans are bearing the brunt of the pandemic in the US?
COVID-19 doctor: Food, donations boost frontliners' morale
by Issam Ahmed - April 2, 2020 - 6:34pm
As Maryland and other parts of the United States brace for the kind of surges seen in New York and Louisiana, AFP spoke to the fourth-year resident to gain insight into what medical professionals are learning about...
Coronavirus drugs: Who's doing what, when they might come
by Issam Ahmed - March 17, 2020 - 12:28pm
Pharmaceuticals and research labs across the world are racing to find vaccines and treatments for the new coronavirus, using a variety of different technologies.
On a roll: The psychology behind toilet paper panic
by Issam Ahmed - March 17, 2020 - 11:28am
It's a scene that's become familiar around the world: From the US to France to Australia, rows of empty supermarket shelves where toilet paper used to be, the result of coronavirus-induced panic buying.
US coronavirus death toll rises as Chinese cases fall
by Issam Ahmed - March 3, 2020 - 9:57am
Worldwide, close to 3,100 people have succumbed to the illness even as a clear shift in the crisis was emerging, with nine times as many cases recorded outside China as inside, according to the UN health agency
What makes dogs so special? Science says love
by Issam Ahmed - February 20, 2020 - 11:52am
The idea that animals can experience love was once anathema to the psychologists who studied them, seen as a case of putting sentimentality before scientific rigor.
'Shocking' animal welfare violations uncovered at US government labs
by Issam Ahmed - February 7, 2020 - 1:29pm
Mice baked to death after a heating system failure, or left to die from hunger and thirst when researchers forgot to put food or water in their cages for a week -- and nobody noticed. 
US confirms first case of China virus as death toll reaches six
by Issam Ahmed - January 22, 2020 - 8:16am
The United States on Tuesday announced its first case of a new virus that has claimed six lives in China and sickened hundreds, joining countries around the world in ramping up measures to block its spread.
New fossils reveal how mammals became good listeners
by Issam Ahmed - December 6, 2019 - 10:05am
Scientists have identified the transitional stages in the remains of a newly discovered species that lived 125 million years ago.
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