Reuters Science News Summary

17 Oct 2020 / 13:00 H.

    Following is a summary of current science news briefs.

    Japan eyes satellite research for disputed isles in East China Sea

    Japan is looking into using satellite images to further research on the natural environment of islets in the East China Sea claimed by China, the top government spokesman said, though the plans will not involve anyone actually setting foot there. Japan's ties with China have long been plagued by a territorial row over the uninhabited islands controlled by Tokyo, which are known as the Senkaku in Japan, but called Diaoyu in China.

    Remdesivir questioned by WHO trial; women take virus more seriously than men

    The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Large WHO trial casts doubt on remdesivir and other drugs

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