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This Ultrasound Connects to an iPhone to Help Catch COVID-19
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This Ultrasound Connects to an iPhone to Help Catch COVID-19
Ultrasound can be a useful diagnostic tool for COVID-19. A portable ultrasound machine called the Butterfly iQ may make it safer.
May 24, 2020

Ultrasound can be a useful diagnostic tool for COVID-19. A portable ultrasound machine called the Butterfly iQ may make it safer.

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Is It Safe to Hang out With Friends Now?
Is It Safe to Hang out With Friends yet
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Is It Safe to Hang out With Friends Now?
As more states ease up on lockdown restrictions, many of us are asking: is it safe to hang out with friends now? Here's everything you need to know.
May 24, 2020

As more states ease up on lockdown restrictions, many of us are asking: is it safe to hang out with friends now? Here's everything you need to know.

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Children and Seniors to Join Oxford’s Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
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Children and Seniors to Join Oxford’s Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
Oxford University is enrolling people older than 70 and children between the ages of 5 and 12 in a Phase 2 coronavirus vaccine trial.
May 23, 2020

Oxford University is enrolling people older than 70 and children between the ages of 5 and 12 in a Phase 2 coronavirus vaccine trial.

Writing History
The Pandemic Time Capsule: Make Your Story a Part of History
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Writing History
The Pandemic Time Capsule: Make Your Story a Part of History
The novel coronavirus has changed life as we know it. Submit your story to a pandemic time capsule to help mark history.
May 23, 2020

The novel coronavirus has changed life as we know it. Submit your story to a pandemic time capsule to help mark history.

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Relaunching the NBA, Repairing Medical Devices, and More COVID-19 Updates
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Relaunching the NBA, Repairing Medical Devices, and More COVID-19 Updates
In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.
May 22, 2020

In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.

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Virus-Repellent Coating Could Help End the PPE Shortage
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Virus-Repellent Coating Could Help End the PPE Shortage
Researchers have created a virus-repellent coating for fabric that could help end the PPE shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 21, 2020

Researchers have created a virus-repellent coating for fabric that could help end the PPE shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Human Challenge Trials, Schools Reopening, and More COVID-19 Updates
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Human Challenge Trials, Schools Reopening, and More COVID-19 Updates
In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.
May 18, 2020

In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.

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Eating Out During the Coronavirus Looks a Little Different Now
Eating out During the Coronavirus
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Eating Out During the Coronavirus Looks a Little Different Now
Restaurant owners are looking for — and finding — creative ways to convince patrons that eating out during the coronavirus can be safe.
May 16, 2020

Restaurant owners are looking for — and finding — creative ways to convince patrons that eating out during the coronavirus can be safe.

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A Coronavirus-Detecting Face Mask Could Arrive This Summer
Coronavirus Face Mask
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A Coronavirus-Detecting Face Mask Could Arrive This Summer
Researchers from MIT and Harvard are developing a coronavirus-detecting face mask that gives off a fluorescent signal when it senses the virus.
May 16, 2020

Researchers from MIT and Harvard are developing a coronavirus-detecting face mask that gives off a fluorescent signal when it senses the virus.

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Blood Enzyme Could Explain Severe Impact of Coronavirus in Men
Coronavirus in Men
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Blood Enzyme Could Explain Severe Impact of Coronavirus in Men
A new study suggests that higher concentrations of the ACE2 blood enzyme could explain the particularly deadly impact of the coronavirus in men.
May 12, 2020

A new study suggests that higher concentrations of the ACE2 blood enzyme could explain the particularly deadly impact of the coronavirus in men.

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Why Is an Antigen Test a Big Deal for COVID-19?
Antigen Test
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Why Is an Antigen Test a Big Deal for COVID-19?
The FDA has issued its first emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 antigen test, a new type of test for diagnosing the coronavirus.
May 12, 2020

The FDA has issued its first emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 antigen test, a new type of test for diagnosing the coronavirus.

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A Nasal Spray for Coronavirus Prevention Is in Development
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A Nasal Spray for Coronavirus Prevention Is in Development
Scientists are developing a nasal spray for coronavirus prevention that uses a protein found in red algae to stop the virus from taking hold.
May 11, 2020

Scientists are developing a nasal spray for coronavirus prevention that uses a protein found in red algae to stop the virus from taking hold.

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Doctors Test Solution for COVID-19 Phenomena, Silent Hypoxia
Silent Hypoxia
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Doctors Test Solution for COVID-19 Phenomena, Silent Hypoxia
Doctors treating COVID-19 patients are testing the ability of common blood thinners to address silent hypoxia, one of the disease’s most alarming phenomena.
May 11, 2020

Doctors treating COVID-19 patients are testing the ability of common blood thinners to address silent hypoxia, one of the disease’s most alarming phenomena.

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The Truth About Coronavirus Mutations and More COVID-19 Updates
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The Truth About Coronavirus Mutations and More COVID-19 Updates
In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.
May 8, 2020

In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.

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Ultraviolet Cleaning Robots Kill Coronavirus at US Airport
Cleaning Robots
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Ultraviolet Cleaning Robots Kill Coronavirus at US Airport
Pittsburgh International Airport is using cleaning robots modified with ultraviolet light fixtures in an effort to kill the coronavirus.
May 8, 2020

Pittsburgh International Airport is using cleaning robots modified with ultraviolet light fixtures in an effort to kill the coronavirus.

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Cheap CRISPR-Based Coronavirus Test Delivers Fast Results
CRISPR-Based Coronavirus Test
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Cheap CRISPR-Based Coronavirus Test Delivers Fast Results
Scientists have unveiled STOPCovid, a CRISPR-based coronavirus test that avoids many of the shortcomings of existing diagnostic tests.
May 6, 2020

Scientists have unveiled STOPCovid, a CRISPR-based coronavirus test that avoids many of the shortcomings of existing diagnostic tests.

Stories of Resilience
COVID’s Unique Challenge For the Navajo Nation
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Stories of Resilience
COVID’s Unique Challenge For the Navajo Nation
With a lack of access to running water and other resources, the Navajo Nation faces a tough challenge in COVID-19. But the Diné are fighting back.
May 5, 2020

With a lack of access to running water and other resources, the Navajo Nation faces a tough challenge in COVID-19. But the Diné are fighting back.

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Newly Discovered Coronavirus Antibody Blocks Infection in Cell Cultures
Coronavirus Antibody
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Newly Discovered Coronavirus Antibody Blocks Infection in Cell Cultures
A newly discovered coronavirus antibody produced using mice was able to prevent SARS-CoV-2 from infecting cells in the lab.
May 5, 2020

A newly discovered coronavirus antibody produced using mice was able to prevent SARS-CoV-2 from infecting cells in the lab.

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Will the Coronavirus End in the Summer?
Coronavirus in the Summer
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Will the Coronavirus End in the Summer?
Will the coronavirus end in the summer as a result of warmer temperatures? The public is hopeful, but here’s what the experts say.
May 2, 2020

Will the coronavirus end in the summer as a result of warmer temperatures? The public is hopeful, but here’s what the experts say.

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A Proposal to Infect Volunteers, the Race to a Vaccine, and More COVID-19 Updates
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A Proposal to Infect Volunteers, the Race to a Vaccine, and More COVID-19 Updates
In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.
May 1, 2020

In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.

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Where Can You Get Tested for the Coronavirus?
Get Tested for the Coronavirus
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Where Can You Get Tested for the Coronavirus?
Everything you need to know to get tested for the coronavirus, including COVID-19 testing requirements and resources to help you find testing sites.
April 30, 2020

Everything you need to know to get tested for the coronavirus, including COVID-19 testing requirements and resources to help you find testing sites.

Future of Medicine
Every Significant Breakthrough That’s Stemmed from the Pandemic
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Future of Medicine
Every Significant Breakthrough That’s Stemmed from the Pandemic
A timeline of coronavirus solutions from the people on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.
April 29, 2020

A timeline of coronavirus solutions from the people on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.

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Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready by September
Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine
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Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready by September
Millions of doses of an Oxford coronavirus vaccine now in the human trial stage could be ready by September, according to researchers.
April 28, 2020

Millions of doses of an Oxford coronavirus vaccine now in the human trial stage could be ready by September, according to researchers.

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Twin Study Suggests Genes Factor Into COVID-19 Symptoms
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Twin Study Suggests Genes Factor Into COVID-19 Symptoms
Genetic factors may explain about 50% of the differences in people’s COVID-19 symptoms, according to a study of more than 2,600 twins in the U.K.
April 27, 2020

Genetic factors may explain about 50% of the differences in people’s COVID-19 symptoms, according to a study of more than 2,600 twins in the U.K.

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An “Old School” COVID-19 Vaccine Appears to Work in Monkeys
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An “Old School” COVID-19 Vaccine Appears to Work in Monkeys
An in-development COVID-19 vaccine has protected animals from catching the novel coronavirus for the first time, according to the team behind it.
April 26, 2020

An in-development COVID-19 vaccine has protected animals from catching the novel coronavirus for the first time, according to the team behind it.

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Tons of Groups Are Improvising Coronavirus PPE. But Who Will Test It?
Coronavirus PPE
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Tons of Groups Are Improvising Coronavirus PPE. But Who Will Test It?
A newly formed group is gathering designs for coronavirus PPE and coordinating with testers to make sure the makeshift supplies are safe for use.
April 26, 2020

A newly formed group is gathering designs for coronavirus PPE and coordinating with testers to make sure the makeshift supplies are safe for use.

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DNA Might Be Able to Explain Varying Coronavirus Symptoms
Varying Coronavirus Symptoms
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DNA Might Be Able to Explain Varying Coronavirus Symptoms
Scientists are looking for genetic factors that could explain varying coronavirus symptoms amongst seemingly similar COVID-19 patients.
April 25, 2020

Scientists are looking for genetic factors that could explain varying coronavirus symptoms amongst seemingly similar COVID-19 patients.

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Would You Volunteer to be Infected With COVID-19?
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Would You Volunteer to be Infected With COVID-19?
Coronavirus vaccine development could take months. There’s a potential shortcut though: purposefully exposing research subjects to the virus.
April 25, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine development could take months. There’s a potential shortcut though: purposefully exposing research subjects to the virus.

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At-Home Test Kits, New Vaccine Developments, and More COVID-19 Updates
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At-Home Test Kits, New Vaccine Developments, and More COVID-19 Updates
In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.
April 24, 2020

In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.

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