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VinBrain reaches final round of global competition "COVID-19 Pandemic Response Challenge"

The VinBrain team in the US has reached the final round of the Pandemic Response Challenge held by XPRIZE and Cognizant. This competition, which has prize money of $500,000, aims to harness the p...

China calls Germany's Bild 'despicable' for reporting on Wuhan lab leak theory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese embassy in Germany expressed "strong indignation" and described German newspaper Bild as "despicable" after it cited a scientist who came t...

German scientist says 99.9% chance coronavirus leaked from Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new study based on a year of research by a German physicist has concluded that the Wuhan coronavirus started with an accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). ...

Taiwan identifies new Covid drug more effective than remdesivir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Researchers at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) recently identified four new drug candidates for coronavirus treatment, including one that is 30 times more ...

Appier Shares AI Predictions and Trends to Watch in 2021

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, today shares AI Predictions and Trends to Watch in 2021. Artificial intelligence (AI) and...

WHO inspector's 'natural hosts' experimented on in Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ferret-badgers and rabbits — "natural hosts" that a World Health Organization (WHO) inspector says could have been vectors for the first transmission of CO...

Taiwan research team develops rapid COVID-19 antibody test kit

A research team at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in northern Taiwan announced Thursday (Feb. 18) that it has developed a rapid test that can identify how well protected a vaccinated person is a...

WHO inspector's denial of bats in Wuhan lab contradicted by facts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Researchers have uncovered accounts from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) scientists and applications for patents for bat breeding that refute World Health Organizati...

At Australian Open, players can reveal, or hide, injuries

Novak Djokovic came clean, or so it seemed, right after his third-round victory at the Australian Open, about pain in his midsection after an awkward, torso-twisting slip. Asked that...

The superspreaders behind top COVID-19 conspiracy theories

As the coronavirus spread across the globe, so too did speculation about its origins. Perhaps the virus escaped from a lab. Maybe it was engineered as a bioweapon. Legitimate questio...

Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China took leading role

BRUSSELS (AP) — The rumors began almost as soon as the disease itself. Claims that a foreign adversary had unleashed a bioweapon emerged at the fringes of Chinese social media the same day China first...

Virus may never go away but could change into mild annoyance

NEW DELHI (AP) — What if COVID-19 never goes away? Experts say it's likely that some version of the disease will linger for years. But what it will look like in the future is less cl...

CureVac: EU vaccine regulator begins review of German-made jab

The German pharmaceutical company CureVac said on Friday that it had begun submitting data to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as part of the rolling review of its COVID-19 vaccine. The company, b...

Geneticist debunks China's frozen food theory on Covid origin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A geneticist investigating the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic has debunked China's claims that the outbreak may have started with frozen food. After carr...

Leaked audio shows WHO leaders secretly criticize China at start of Covid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Audio from internal conversations among top World Health Organization leaders leaked late last month reveal that they were complaining about China's failure to provide...