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Brazilian HIV patient cured: Can this be true?

At the 23rd International AIDS Conference, a case was presented in which a patient in Sao Paulo showed no trace of HIV for over a year after he stopped therapy. Scientists are skeptical about the case. The Sao Paulo patient is a 36-year-old man who finished an antiretroviral therapy treatment to specifically ... Read full article »

Dangers of coronavirus aerosols are underestimated

239 researchers called for an update of the coronavirus guidelines by the WHO, as transmission via ultrafine suspended matter in the air was not sufficiently taken into account. Now the WHO also sees the danger. Do I still need to wear a mask when shopping? When do the pubs and bars open again? What's ... Read full article »

Severe brain damage possible even with mild coronavirus symptoms

According to British neurologists, COVID-19 can cause serious damage to the brain and central nervous system, causing psychosis, paralysis and strokes, which are often detected in their late stages. There are numerous signs that the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 not only attacks the lungs and respiratory ... Read full article »

What's the science on DNA and RNA vaccines?

A number of candidate vaccines for COVID-19 use a genetic modification of the virus. It's a relatively new process that scientists say may be safer and cheaper than conventional vaccines. Aren't there any downsides? Researchers say that gene-based, or DNA and RNA, vaccines are faster and cheaper to produce ... Read full article »

Coronavirus confessions

Germans are usually pretty good at following the rules. But some have confessions to share when it comes to following the rules meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. Listen to DW's science podcast for a different angle on the coronavirus — five minutes every day from Germany. Read full article »

COVID-19, six months on

What have we learned in the six months since SARS-CoV-2 began sweeping the world? And what do we still not know? Listen to DW's science podcast for a different angle on the coronavirus — five minutes every day from Germany. Read full article »

Hearing beyond ears: Animals and their amazing listening techniques

Humans lost some hearing privileges to evolution. We can’t hear frequencies as low as elephants or as high as bats, and we can’t move our ears like cats. However, we learned to enhance our hearing abilities. Read full article »

COVID-19 FAQS on facemasks in Europe, acne & donating blood

Why are some EU countries letting people shop without facemasks? And is it safe to donate (or receive) blood? Listen to DW's science podcast for a different angle on the coronavirus — five minutes every day from Germany. Read full article »

Deep red light can 'recharge' aging eyes

Staring into deep red light for three minutes a day helps to maintain vision, British researchers have discovered. They found that the long-wave impulses stimulate the mitochondria in the cells of the retina. It could one day become an evening ritual, like brushing your teeth: looking into a red light ... Read full article »

Vitamin D against COVID-19: More help or hype?

Vitamin D plays a role in almost all processes in our body. Now, one study says that a lack of vitamin D could also worsen the spread of COVID-19. Can this be? It is undisputed that vitamin D plays a role everywhere in the body and performs important functions. A severe vitamin D deficiency, which can ... Read full article »

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