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Vaccines and Recovery Both Provide Strong COVID-19 Immunity
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Vaccines and Recovery Both Provide Strong COVID-19 Immunity
Natural COVID-19 immunity — the kind coronavirus survivors have — is about as robust as the immunity prompted by vaccines.
January 17, 2021

Natural COVID-19 immunity — the kind coronavirus survivors have — is about as robust as the immunity prompted by vaccines.

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Moderna Is Developing an mRNA Vaccine for HIV
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Moderna Is Developing an mRNA Vaccine for HIV
Moderna is using the same technology behind its COVID-19 vaccine to develop an mRNA vaccine for HIV.
January 16, 2021

Moderna is using the same technology behind its COVID-19 vaccine to develop an mRNA vaccine for HIV.

The Future Explored
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
The Future Explored
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
The technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine could be used to treat other diseases too.
January 16, 2021

The technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine could be used to treat other diseases too.

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Should We Delay the Second Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines?
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Should We Delay the Second Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines?
As vaccination campaigns begin, researchers are divided over whether the two-dose strategy should be delayed to get more people’s first dose done quicker.
January 10, 2021

As vaccination campaigns begin, researchers are divided over whether the two-dose strategy should be delayed to get more people’s first dose done quicker.

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Smart Vaccine Device Could Speed Up Development Process
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Smart Vaccine Device Could Speed Up Development Process
An in-development smart vaccine device uses a microneedle patch to both deliver a vaccine and measure the immune response it generates.
January 10, 2021

An in-development smart vaccine device uses a microneedle patch to both deliver a vaccine and measure the immune response it generates.

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New COVID-19 Treatment Uses Stem Cells
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New COVID-19 Treatment Uses Stem Cells
Umbilical cord stem cells may provide life-saving care for people with a serious case of coronavirus.
January 9, 2021

Umbilical cord stem cells may provide life-saving care for people with a serious case of coronavirus.

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The New Coronavirus Mutation: What We Know & What We Need to Figure Out
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The New Coronavirus Mutation: What We Know & What We Need to Figure Out
A new coronavirus mutation is spreading quickly in the U.K. Here’s what we know about the coronavirus strain and what we need to figure out.
December 21, 2020

A new coronavirus mutation is spreading quickly in the U.K. Here’s what we know about the coronavirus strain and what we need to figure out.

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Tobacco-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Moves to Human Trials
Tobacco-Based COVID-19 Vaccine
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Tobacco-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Moves to Human Trials
British American Tobacco has FDA approval to begin human trials on a tobacco-based COVID-19 vaccine that could potentially be stored at room temperature.
December 19, 2020

British American Tobacco has FDA approval to begin human trials on a tobacco-based COVID-19 vaccine that could potentially be stored at room temperature.

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Your Questions About the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Answered
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Your Questions About the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Answered
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the U.S., this is your place to find answers.
December 15, 2020

If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the U.S., this is your place to find answers.

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FDA Authorizes First Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test
Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test
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FDA Authorizes First Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test
The FDA has authorized the first over-the-counter COVID-19 test for home use, but buyers still have to send their samples to a lab for processing.
December 11, 2020

The FDA has authorized the first over-the-counter COVID-19 test for home use, but buyers still have to send their samples to a lab for processing.

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The Quest for a “Warm” COVID-19 Vaccine
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Coronavirus
The Quest for a “Warm” COVID-19 Vaccine
Developers are on the hunt for a warm COVID-19 vaccine, one that could be distributed in places where a reliable cold chain isn’t available.
November 29, 2020

Developers are on the hunt for a warm COVID-19 vaccine, one that could be distributed in places where a reliable cold chain isn’t available.

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Congo Just Used Vaccines to Beat Ebola. What They Learned Could Stop COVID, Too.
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Congo Just Used Vaccines to Beat Ebola. What They Learned Could Stop COVID, Too.
Congo’s recent success delivering frigid Ebola vaccines to remote areas may provide invaluable experience for a COVID-19 vaccine cold chain.
November 28, 2020

Congo’s recent success delivering frigid Ebola vaccines to remote areas may provide invaluable experience for a COVID-19 vaccine cold chain.

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The Hep C Cure May Also Fight COVID-19
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The Hep C Cure May Also Fight COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 uses a number of key proteins to infect us, including its main protease. New research has found hepatitis C drugs can bind this protein.
November 27, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 uses a number of key proteins to infect us, including its main protease. New research has found hepatitis C drugs can bind this protein.

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When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine?
When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine
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When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Several developers have reported incredible coronavirus vaccine progress, so when will we have a COVID-19 vaccine ready for distribution?
November 24, 2020

Several developers have reported incredible coronavirus vaccine progress, so when will we have a COVID-19 vaccine ready for distribution?

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Oxford Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Up to 90% Effective
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Oxford Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Up to 90% Effective
The University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine was up to 90% effective in a phase 3 trial and could be easier to distribute than other coronavirus vaccines.
November 23, 2020

The University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine was up to 90% effective in a phase 3 trial and could be easier to distribute than other coronavirus vaccines.

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How Long Will Coronavirus Immunity Last?
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How Long Will Coronavirus Immunity Last?
Coronavirus immunity might last for years, according to a new study that measured the levels of virus-fighting immune cells in COVID-19 survivors.
November 22, 2020

Coronavirus immunity might last for years, according to a new study that measured the levels of virus-fighting immune cells in COVID-19 survivors.

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FDA Authorizes First At-Home COVID-19 Test
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FDA Authorizes First At-Home COVID-19 Test
The FDA has authorized an at-home COVID-19 test that delivers results in 30 minutes, but you can’t get it without a prescription.
November 19, 2020

The FDA has authorized an at-home COVID-19 test that delivers results in 30 minutes, but you can’t get it without a prescription.

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Trial Suggests Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Is 95% Effective
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Trial Suggests Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Is 95% Effective
Another win for mRNA vaccines: Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19, according to initial trial data.
November 16, 2020

Another win for mRNA vaccines: Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19, according to initial trial data.

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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Appears 95% Effective (Updated)
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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Appears 95% Effective (Updated)
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears to be 95% effective at preventing coronavirus infections, according to an early analysis of a Phase 3 trail.
November 9, 2020

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears to be 95% effective at preventing coronavirus infections, according to an early analysis of a Phase 3 trail.

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“Autoantibodies” May Be Causing COVID-19 Blood Clots
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“Autoantibodies” May Be Causing COVID-19 Blood Clots
COVID-19 blood clots may be caused by autoantibodies, which attack the body’s own tissues and organs instead of intruders.
November 8, 2020

COVID-19 blood clots may be caused by autoantibodies, which attack the body’s own tissues and organs instead of intruders.

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What’s Going to Happen with COVID-19 This Winter?
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What’s Going to Happen with COVID-19 This Winter?
There may be an increase in cases of COVID-19 this winter as people move indoors, but there are actions we can take to prevent it.
November 7, 2020

There may be an increase in cases of COVID-19 this winter as people move indoors, but there are actions we can take to prevent it.

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German Concert Experiment Suggests Large Indoor Events Can Be Safe
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German Concert Experiment Suggests Large Indoor Events Can Be Safe
A German concert study has found that hygiene standards, mandatory masks, and ventilation may allow for indoor events.
November 7, 2020

A German concert study has found that hygiene standards, mandatory masks, and ventilation may allow for indoor events.

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Cough-Analyzing AI Detects Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infections
Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infections
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Cough-Analyzing AI Detects Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infections
MIT has developed an AI that can detect asymptomatic COVID-19 infections from the sound of a person’s forced-cough with incredible accuracy.
November 3, 2020

MIT has developed an AI that can detect asymptomatic COVID-19 infections from the sound of a person’s forced-cough with incredible accuracy.

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How To Safely Celebrate Halloween During COVID-19
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How To Safely Celebrate Halloween During COVID-19
People celebrated Halloween during the 1918 flu pandemic and you can still celebrate Halloween during COVID-19 — just maybe not the way you usually do.
October 30, 2020

People celebrated Halloween during the 1918 flu pandemic and you can still celebrate Halloween during COVID-19 — just maybe not the way you usually do.

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Can Flu Vaccines Prevent COVID-19?
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Can Flu Vaccines Prevent COVID-19?
Researchers suspect that flu shots could prevent coronavirus infections, giving people yet another reason to get vaccinated.
October 29, 2020

Researchers suspect that flu shots could prevent coronavirus infections, giving people yet another reason to get vaccinated.

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U.K. to Launch First Human Challenge Trial for COVID-19
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U.K. to Launch First Human Challenge Trial for COVID-19
The U.K. is funding a $44 million human challenge trial for COVID-19 during which healthy volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the coronavirus.
October 20, 2020

The U.K. is funding a $44 million human challenge trial for COVID-19 during which healthy volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the coronavirus.

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Patients Report Sudden Hearing Loss From COVID-19
Hearing Loss From COVID-19
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Patients Report Sudden Hearing Loss From COVID-19
Patients are experiencing sudden hearing loss from COVID-19, but if caught early enough, doctors can prevent the problem from becoming permanent.
October 15, 2020

Patients are experiencing sudden hearing loss from COVID-19, but if caught early enough, doctors can prevent the problem from becoming permanent.

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The Coronavirus Can Survive on Surfaces for 28 Days
Coronavirus Can Survive on Surfaces
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The Coronavirus Can Survive on Surfaces for 28 Days
The coronavirus can survive on surfaces, including money, for up to 28 days. But does that change what you need to do to avoid catching COVID-19?
October 13, 2020

The coronavirus can survive on surfaces, including money, for up to 28 days. But does that change what you need to do to avoid catching COVID-19?

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Ghost Kitchens Are Saving Restaurants During the Pandemic
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Ghost Kitchens Are Saving Restaurants During the Pandemic
Ghost kitchens are thriving during the pandemic, as more restaurants rely on online delivery orders for their income.
October 12, 2020

Ghost kitchens are thriving during the pandemic, as more restaurants rely on online delivery orders for their income.

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Post-COVID-19 Clinics Offer Hope to Coronavirus Survivors
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Post-COVID-19 Clinics Offer Hope to Coronavirus Survivors
Post-COVID-19 clinics are helping coronavirus survivors cope with lingering symptoms while helping researchers better understand the disease.
October 11, 2020

Post-COVID-19 clinics are helping coronavirus survivors cope with lingering symptoms while helping researchers better understand the disease.

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Comparing COVID-19 Vaccines Just Got Way Easier
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Comparing COVID-19 Vaccines Just Got Way Easier
A newly formed network of labs will make it easier to compare COVID-19 vaccines by testing them all in exactly the same way, using the exact same supplies.
October 10, 2020

A newly formed network of labs will make it easier to compare COVID-19 vaccines by testing them all in exactly the same way, using the exact same supplies.

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