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The new Minister of defence of Cyprus appointed Charalambos Petrides

The President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis June 29, was appointed Minister of defense of Haralambos Petridis, who previously held the post of mayor of the municipality Aglantzia, said the Cyprus Ministry of defense.

As Minister Petrides was replaced by Savvas Angelides. The ceremony of transfer Affairs in the Ministry will be held on Monday afternoon.

U.S. scientists have discovered coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 "evil tentacles"

Scientists from the Californian University in the US found that the virus SARS-CoV-2 that causes disease COVID-19, uses to infect appendages, similar to tentacles, which allow it to spread rapidly through the body, according to the newspaper Financial Times.

According to Professor Nevena Croghan, who heads the project, in the cells of the virus, there are "evil" threads, which pierce the shell of other cells. "Our hypothesis is that they accelerate the infection”, he said.

The main way to achieve longevity

Scientists from Cambridge and Edinburgh University found that physical activity reduces the risk of premature death.

In a study published in the Lancet Global Health, the authors tracked the state of the inhabitants of the 168 countries that adhered to the who recommendations for physical activity. On average, about 150 minutes a week was paid to aerobic exercise training of moderate intensity, in which the muscles derive their energy from oxygen.

Uncover the secret danger of coronavirus to humans

Scientists have found the coronavirus insert, which is identical to part of human protein. The study is published on the website of the scientific journal eLife.

Specialists from Cambridge University conducted a study in which revealed unique sequences in the proteins of SARS-CoV-2. Comparison with strains of atypical pneumonia SARS-CoV and strains of zoonotic origin has shown that SARS-CoV-2 acquired a sequence of inserts on a plot of S1/S2, which governs the possibility of the entry of coronavirus into human cell.