Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer's disease

An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help di...

'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste. The ironic, and perhaps tragic...

Researchers ask if survivor plasma could prevent coronavirus

Survivors of COVID-19 are donating their blood plasma in droves in hopes it helps other patients recover from the coronavirus. And while the jury’s still out, now scientists are testing if the donatio...

Taiwan's NCKU holds online summit for world education and medical advancement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) on Tuesday (April 21) held a 12-hour-long online meeting attended by over 150 university presidents, scholars, experts, and medical p...

Big unknowns about virus complicate getting back to normal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reopening the U.S. economy is complicated by some troubling scientific questions about the new coronavirus that go beyond the logistics of whether enough tests are available. ...

CNN lists Taiwan among 4 'places' that flattened coronavirus curve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Out of apparent fear of offending China, CNN has listed Taiwan among four "places," not countries, that have set a model example of how to flatten the Wuhan coro...

Feds loosen virus rules to let essential workers return

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first, small step toward reopening the country, the Trump administration issued new guidelines to make it easier for essential workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 to get b...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded alarm about wh...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundless assurances keep coming from President Donald Trump, a rosy outlier on the science of the coronavirus pandemic. It's been that way since before the virus ...

Petition to fire Tedros, include Taiwan in WHO reaches 500,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition to oust the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom and include Taiwan in the organization has now surpassed 500,000 signatures. On J...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims rising suicides if US stays shut

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a baseless claim of surging suicides if the U.S. economy remains mostly shut due to the spread of the coronavirus. There's no evidence that suicides ...

COVID-19 lung patterns show few clues for treating pneumonia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scans of the lungs of the sickest COVID-19 patients show distinctive patterns of infection, but so far those clues offer little help in predicting which patients will pull through. F...

How social distancing works and what it means for you

NEW YORK (AP) — Can my kids go on a play date? Is it OK if I visit the gym? In this time of coronavirus, once-easy questions have suddenly become complex. Here are ...

CCP irked by Taiwan’s excellent handling of Wuhan coronavirus

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This has been the week that the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic swept the world. It has caught the attention of just about everyone and created fear and panic across all fiv...

Journal of the American Medical Association lauds Taiwan’s coronavirus efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s efforts in fighting the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have won praise from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), reports said Wednesday (Ma...