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Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Produces More Antibodies Than Infection
Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine
Coronavirus
Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Produces More Antibodies Than Infection
Two shots of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine produces more antibodies than a coronavirus infection, according to Phase 1 preliminary data.
July 15, 2020

Two shots of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine produces more antibodies than a coronavirus infection, according to Phase 1 preliminary data.

Coronavirus
Study: Risk of Death from COVID-19 Is 45% Lower on Arthritis Drug
Risk of Death from COVID-19
Coronavirus
Study: Risk of Death from COVID-19 Is 45% Lower on Arthritis Drug
The arthritis drug tocilizumab may lower ventilated patients' risk of death from COVID-19 by 45%, according to a retrospective study.
July 15, 2020

The arthritis drug tocilizumab may lower ventilated patients' risk of death from COVID-19 by 45%, according to a retrospective study.

Coronavirus
Survivors’ Plasma Might Prevent Coronavirus Infections
Prevent Coronavirus
Coronavirus
Survivors’ Plasma Might Prevent Coronavirus Infections
Injections of COVID-19 survivors' blood plasma might prevent coronavirus infections, making them a promising stopgap until a vaccine is ready.
July 15, 2020

Injections of COVID-19 survivors' blood plasma might prevent coronavirus infections, making them a promising stopgap until a vaccine is ready.

Medical Innovation
Researchers Heal Human Lungs by Hooking Them up to Live Pigs
pig organ transplant
Medical Innovation
Researchers Heal Human Lungs by Hooking Them up to Live Pigs
In a remarkable experiment, researchers heal human lungs by connecting them to live pigs. And the pigs are unscathed.
July 14, 2020

In a remarkable experiment, researchers heal human lungs by connecting them to live pigs. And the pigs are unscathed.

Coronavirus
Engineers Create Reusable N95 Mask Out of Rubber
Reusable N95 Mask
Coronavirus
Engineers Create Reusable N95 Mask Out of Rubber
With face masks still in demand, engineers unveil a new reusable N95 mask made of durable, easy-to-sterilize silicone rubber.
July 14, 2020

With face masks still in demand, engineers unveil a new reusable N95 mask made of durable, easy-to-sterilize silicone rubber.

Public Health
FDA: Smokeless Cigarettes Produce Less Harmful Chemicals
Smokeless Cigarettes
Public Health
FDA: Smokeless Cigarettes Produce Less Harmful Chemicals
FDA clears Philip Morris to market its smokeless cigarettes as modified risk tobacco products, which could benefit smokers battling a nicotine addiction.
July 13, 2020

FDA clears Philip Morris to market its smokeless cigarettes as modified risk tobacco products, which could benefit smokers battling a nicotine addiction.

Artificial Intelligence
End-Of-Life AI
End-Of-Life AI
Artificial Intelligence
End-Of-Life AI
End-of-life and palliative care discussions with patients are crucial but difficult. Can AI help?
July 12, 2020

End-of-life and palliative care discussions with patients are crucial but difficult. Can AI help?

Fixing Justice
Police Budget Meetings Are Public—If You Know Where to Look
police budgets
Fixing Justice
Police Budget Meetings Are Public—If You Know Where to Look
To get more citizens engaged in the local police budget decision-making process, Reinvestin.us posts exactly when and how.
July 12, 2020

To get more citizens engaged in the local police budget decision-making process, Reinvestin.us posts exactly when and how.

Coronavirus
Pandemic Spurs Search for Alternatives to Nursing Homes
alternatives to nursing homes
Coronavirus
Pandemic Spurs Search for Alternatives to Nursing Homes
Senior living facilities have accounted for upwards of 40% of COVID-19 deaths in America. Is it time to look for alternatives to nursing homes?
July 12, 2020

Senior living facilities have accounted for upwards of 40% of COVID-19 deaths in America. Is it time to look for alternatives to nursing homes?

Coronavirus
Natural Herd Immunity to COVID-19 Might Be Impossible
Herd Immunity
Coronavirus
Natural Herd Immunity to COVID-19 Might Be Impossible
Coronavirus antibodies can disappear, according to a new study, potentially killing hopes that natural herd immunity will end the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 11, 2020

Coronavirus antibodies can disappear, according to a new study, potentially killing hopes that natural herd immunity will end the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Biohackers
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Dope Science
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Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing.

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Wrong
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Bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds