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The Quest for a “Warm” COVID-19 Vaccine
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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
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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
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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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Pain Relief From Coronavirus May Be Helping It Spread
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Pain Relief From Coronavirus May Be Helping It Spread
Rather than feeling sick, some people may be getting pain relief from coronavirus — a discovery that could impact both the pandemic and the opioid epidemic.
October 9, 2020

Rather than feeling sick, some people may be getting pain relief from coronavirus — a discovery that could impact both the pandemic and the opioid epidemic.

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Disinfecting Drones to Spray Stadium After NFL Games
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Disinfecting Drones to Spray Stadium After NFL Games
Are the disinfecting drones set to fly over Mercedes-Benz Stadium after Atlanta Falcons games useful or just another example of hygiene theater?
October 7, 2020

Are the disinfecting drones set to fly over Mercedes-Benz Stadium after Atlanta Falcons games useful or just another example of hygiene theater?

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Coronavirus Nasal Spray Vaccine Nears Human Trials
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Coronavirus Nasal Spray Vaccine Nears Human Trials
A nasal spray vaccine for COVID-19 that contains a live coronavirus genetically engineered to replicate more slowly is nearing human trials.
October 1, 2020

A nasal spray vaccine for COVID-19 that contains a live coronavirus genetically engineered to replicate more slowly is nearing human trials.

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Yale Study: Asthma and Allergies May Actually Protect Children from Severe COVID-19
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Yale Study: Asthma and Allergies May Actually Protect Children from Severe COVID-19
The interplay of asthma, children, and COVID-19 is complex. A new study suggests that kids' asthma immune response may help protect against COVID-19.
September 30, 2020

The interplay of asthma, children, and COVID-19 is complex. A new study suggests that kids' asthma immune response may help protect against COVID-19.

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U.S. Troops Test Wearables for Early Detection of COVID-19
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U.S. Troops Test Wearables for Early Detection of COVID-19
The Department of Defense wants to use wearable sensors, Dutch AI, and thousands of personnel to develop markers for early detection of COVID-19.
September 27, 2020

The Department of Defense wants to use wearable sensors, Dutch AI, and thousands of personnel to develop markers for early detection of COVID-19.

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Dogs That Can Smell Coronavirus Screen Travelers at Airport
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Dogs That Can Smell Coronavirus Screen Travelers at Airport
Detection dogs that can smell coronavirus in a person’s sweat are now screening travelers for COVID-19 at Helsinki Airport.
September 26, 2020

Detection dogs that can smell coronavirus in a person’s sweat are now screening travelers for COVID-19 at Helsinki Airport.

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Truffle Pomme Fondue Sound Tasty? Visit This Fine-Dining Drive-Thru.
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Truffle Pomme Fondue Sound Tasty? Visit This Fine-Dining Drive-Thru.
The Resy Drive-Thru could help the restaurant industry survive the pandemic by serving as a creative new revenue stream for fine-dining chefs.
September 24, 2020

The Resy Drive-Thru could help the restaurant industry survive the pandemic by serving as a creative new revenue stream for fine-dining chefs.

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Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Reaches Final Trial Stage
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Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Reaches Final Trial Stage
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine isn’t the first to reach the final human trial stage, but it may have several advantages over its predecessors.
September 23, 2020

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine isn’t the first to reach the final human trial stage, but it may have several advantages over its predecessors.

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“Antibody Inhaler” Could Rapidly Treat—and Prevent—COVID-19
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“Antibody Inhaler” Could Rapidly Treat—and Prevent—COVID-19
Scientists have discovered a new antibody therapy that can be inhaled to provide treatment and temporary immunity to the coronavirus.
By Sarah Wells
September 21, 2020

Scientists have discovered a new antibody therapy that can be inhaled to provide treatment and temporary immunity to the coronavirus.

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Antivenom Scientists Are Using Horse Antibodies for COVID-19
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Antivenom Scientists Are Using Horse Antibodies for COVID-19
In Costa Rica, horse antibodies for COVID-19 are about to enter human trials.
September 20, 2020

In Costa Rica, horse antibodies for COVID-19 are about to enter human trials.

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Scientists Are Developing A Coronavirus Breathalyzer Test
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Scientists Are Developing A Coronavirus Breathalyzer Test
Fast, accurate, cheap, and easy to use, a coronavirus breathalyzer could be a game changer — and multiple research teams are racing to get them approved.
September 16, 2020

Fast, accurate, cheap, and easy to use, a coronavirus breathalyzer could be a game changer — and multiple research teams are racing to get them approved.

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