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Dogs That Can Smell Coronavirus Screen Travelers at Airport
Dogs That Can Smell Coronavirus
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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.

Food
Truffle Pomme Fondue Sound Tasty? Visit This Fine-Dining Drive-Thru.
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Food
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
Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine
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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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Researchers Found Tiny COVID-19 Antibodies In An Alpaca
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Coronavirus
Researchers Found Tiny COVID-19 Antibodies In An Alpaca
Inside an alpaca’s blood, researchers have found tiny antibodies — nanobodies — that may lead to future antiviral medications.
September 10, 2020

Inside an alpaca’s blood, researchers have found tiny antibodies — nanobodies — that may lead to future antiviral medications.

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What We Know About COVID-19 Reinfection So Far
COVID-19 Reinfection
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What We Know About COVID-19 Reinfection So Far
Researchers have reported four cases of COVID-19 reinfection, with patients recovering from the coronavirus and later testing positive for another strain.
September 5, 2020

Researchers have reported four cases of COVID-19 reinfection, with patients recovering from the coronavirus and later testing positive for another strain.

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Robots Are Running COVID-19 Drug Development
COVID-19 Drug Development
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Robots Are Running COVID-19 Drug Development
IBM’s new online platform, RoboRXN, combines artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and robotics to automate the COVID-19 drug development process.
September 1, 2020

IBM’s new online platform, RoboRXN, combines artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and robotics to automate the COVID-19 drug development process.

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A Patient’s Sex May Affect Their COVID-19 Immune Response
COVID-19 Immune Response
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A Patient’s Sex May Affect Their COVID-19 Immune Response
Key differences in the COVID-19 immune response of men and women could potentially explain a disparity in patient outcomes.
August 30, 2020

Key differences in the COVID-19 immune response of men and women could potentially explain a disparity in patient outcomes.

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The Social Distancing Traffic Light
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The Social Distancing Traffic Light
Assessing your COVID-19 risk for everyday activities will be key to some kind of normalcy. Now, researchers want to add nuance to social distancing.
August 29, 2020

Assessing your COVID-19 risk for everyday activities will be key to some kind of normalcy. Now, researchers want to add nuance to social distancing.

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$5 COVID-19 Test Could Be a Game Changer in the U.S.
$5 COVID-19 Test
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$5 COVID-19 Test Could Be a Game Changer in the U.S.
Abbott Laboratories’ $5 COVID-19 test has secured an FDA authorization, meaning the U.S. now has access to a fast, accurate antigen test.
August 28, 2020

Abbott Laboratories’ $5 COVID-19 test has secured an FDA authorization, meaning the U.S. now has access to a fast, accurate antigen test.

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Why COVID-19 Patients Lose Their Sense of Smell
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Why COVID-19 Patients Lose Their Sense of Smell
Researchers have identified cells that are most susceptible to the novel coronavirus. They also support neurons associated with the sense of smell.
August 26, 2020

Researchers have identified cells that are most susceptible to the novel coronavirus. They also support neurons associated with the sense of smell.

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Can The Common Cold Help Battle COVID-19?
Can The Common Cold Help Battle COVID-19?
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Can The Common Cold Help Battle COVID-19?
The common cold can be caused by a coronavirus. New research suggests the immune response it causes may help protect against COVID-19.
August 22, 2020

The common cold can be caused by a coronavirus. New research suggests the immune response it causes may help protect against COVID-19.

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Who Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine First?
Who Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine First?
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Who Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine First?
The COVID-19 vaccine will likely be rationed. Who will be first on the list to receive it?
August 19, 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine will likely be rationed. Who will be first on the list to receive it?

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Open-Source COVID-19 Saliva Test Could Be a Game Changer
COVID-19 Saliva Test
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Open-Source COVID-19 Saliva Test Could Be a Game Changer
SalivaDirect, a COVID-19 saliva test funded by the NBA and NBA players’ union, could be the cheap, accurate testing method the U.S. desperately needs.
August 18, 2020

SalivaDirect, a COVID-19 saliva test funded by the NBA and NBA players’ union, could be the cheap, accurate testing method the U.S. desperately needs.

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Immune Proteins Show Promise as COVID-19 Treatment
COVID-19 Treatment
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Immune Proteins Show Promise as COVID-19 Treatment
Immune proteins called interferons appear useful as a COVID-19 treatment if given to patients before an infection becomes severe.
August 16, 2020

Immune proteins called interferons appear useful as a COVID-19 treatment if given to patients before an infection becomes severe.

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Good News, Bad News, and Reasons To Be Optimistic About COVID-19
Good News, Bad News, and Reasons To Be Optimistic About COVID-19
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Good News, Bad News, and Reasons To Be Optimistic About COVID-19
Much has evolved since the earliest predictions about COVID-19. Here's how the data is updating our view on the coronavirus.
August 15, 2020

Much has evolved since the earliest predictions about COVID-19. Here's how the data is updating our view on the coronavirus.

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Gates Foundation Backs a $3 Coronavirus Vaccine
$3 Coronavirus Vaccine
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Gates Foundation Backs a $3 Coronavirus Vaccine
The Gates Foundation is spending $150 million to help with the manufacturing and distribution of a $3 coronavirus vaccine in lower-income nations.
August 15, 2020

The Gates Foundation is spending $150 million to help with the manufacturing and distribution of a $3 coronavirus vaccine in lower-income nations.

The Future Explored
How to Mass Produce Your Own Organs
How to Mass Produce Your Own Organs
The Future Explored
How to Mass Produce Your Own Organs
Bioprinting could be the next frontier of personalized medicine.
August 15, 2020

Bioprinting could be the next frontier of personalized medicine.

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Is It Safe to Fly Right Now? MIT Expert Weighs In
Is It Safe to Fly
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Is It Safe to Fly Right Now? MIT Expert Weighs In
Is it safe to fly right now? An MIT professor calculated the risk of air travel during the pandemic in two different flight scenarios.
August 12, 2020

Is it safe to fly right now? An MIT professor calculated the risk of air travel during the pandemic in two different flight scenarios.

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Designer Antibodies Could Help Treat and Prevent COVID-19
Designer Antibodies
Coronavirus
Designer Antibodies Could Help Treat and Prevent COVID-19
A pair of new trials will test the ability of designer antibodies to not only treat COVID-19, but also potentially prevent coronavirus infections.
August 7, 2020

A pair of new trials will test the ability of designer antibodies to not only treat COVID-19, but also potentially prevent coronavirus infections.

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Updated Coronavirus Vaccine List: Where We Stand Today
Coronavirus Vaccine List
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Updated Coronavirus Vaccine List: Where We Stand Today
A regularly updated coronavirus vaccine list highlighting the candidates closest to receiving approval from regulators.
August 4, 2020

A regularly updated coronavirus vaccine list highlighting the candidates closest to receiving approval from regulators.

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Immune Signals May Predict Severe Cases of COVID-19
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Immune Signals May Predict Severe Cases of COVID-19
Severe cases of COVID-19 involve a runaway immune response called a cytokine storm. Immune system “signatures” may sharpen doctor’s forecasts.
August 2, 2020

Severe cases of COVID-19 involve a runaway immune response called a cytokine storm. Immune system “signatures” may sharpen doctor’s forecasts.

Medical Innovation
Human-Like "Organ Chips" Could Eliminate Animal Studies
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Medical Innovation
Human-Like "Organ Chips" Could Eliminate Animal Studies
To rapidly test for COVID-19 treatments without animal studies, researchers make a model human body out of “organ chips.”
August 2, 2020

To rapidly test for COVID-19 treatments without animal studies, researchers make a model human body out of “organ chips.”

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Coronavirus Treatment Update: Where We Stand Today
Coronavirus treatment update
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Coronavirus Treatment Update: Where We Stand Today
Our latest coronavirus treatment update highlights the options that appear to work, ones that might, and ones that failed to live up to their promise.
August 1, 2020

Our latest coronavirus treatment update highlights the options that appear to work, ones that might, and ones that failed to live up to their promise.

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Scientists Test DIY Coronavirus Vaccine on Themselves
DIY Coronavirus Vaccine
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Scientists Test DIY Coronavirus Vaccine on Themselves
Scientists have developed a DIY coronavirus vaccine they think could provide protection against COVID-19 — and they’re testing it on themselves.
July 30, 2020

Scientists have developed a DIY coronavirus vaccine they think could provide protection against COVID-19 — and they’re testing it on themselves.

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COVID-19 Tests That Are Fast, Cheap, and Less Accurate May Be Key
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COVID-19 Tests That Are Fast, Cheap, and Less Accurate May Be Key
Fast, cheap, DIY COVID-19 tests could dramatically increase the amount of testing done. And some experts think the trade off in accuracy would be worth it.
July 29, 2020

Fast, cheap, DIY COVID-19 tests could dramatically increase the amount of testing done. And some experts think the trade off in accuracy would be worth it.

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Scientists Organize Concert to Study COVID-19 Transmission
COVID-19 Transmission
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Scientists Organize Concert to Study COVID-19 Transmission
To better understand the potential for COVID-19 transmission at live events, scientists are organizing a free concert by pop singer Tim Bendzko.
July 23, 2020

To better understand the potential for COVID-19 transmission at live events, scientists are organizing a free concert by pop singer Tim Bendzko.

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Inhaled Coronavirus Drug Shows Promise in Small Trial
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Coronavirus
Inhaled Coronavirus Drug Shows Promise in Small Trial
An inhaled coronavirus drug containing interferon beta decreased patients’ chances of becoming severely ill by 79%, according to its creator.
July 22, 2020

An inhaled coronavirus drug containing interferon beta decreased patients’ chances of becoming severely ill by 79%, according to its creator.

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The Case for Teaching Students Outside This Fall
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Coronavirus
The Case for Teaching Students Outside This Fall
Transitioning to outdoor classrooms this fall could help stem the spread of COVID-19 in schools and protect students, according to researchers.
July 21, 2020

Transitioning to outdoor classrooms this fall could help stem the spread of COVID-19 in schools and protect students, according to researchers.

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Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Triggers Strong Immune Response
Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine
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Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Triggers Strong Immune Response
An Oxford COVID-19 vaccine triggered the creation of antibodies and T cells in trial participants, according to promising results published in The Lancet.
July 20, 2020

An Oxford COVID-19 vaccine triggered the creation of antibodies and T cells in trial participants, according to promising results published in The Lancet.

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Doctors Debate Over Using Radiation Therapy for COVID-19
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Doctors Debate Over Using Radiation Therapy for COVID-19
Citing evidence from the past and recent, small trials, some doctors are calling for low-dose radiation therapy for COVID-19 patients. Controversy has followed.
July 19, 2020

Citing evidence from the past and recent, small trials, some doctors are calling for low-dose radiation therapy for COVID-19 patients. Controversy has followed.

Sports
New NFL Mouth Shield Could Protect Players From COVID-19
nfl mouth shield
Sports
New NFL Mouth Shield Could Protect Players From COVID-19
The NFL’s mouth shield is designed to stop respiratory droplets. But player’s reactions have been mixed.
July 19, 2020

The NFL’s mouth shield is designed to stop respiratory droplets. But player’s reactions have been mixed.

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How to Explain Falling COVID-19 Mortality Rates
COVID-19 Mortality Rates
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How to Explain Falling COVID-19 Mortality Rates
COVID-19 mortality rates are dropping in the U.S. and other nations — a few theories explain why more people are surviving the coronavirus.
July 19, 2020

COVID-19 mortality rates are dropping in the U.S. and other nations — a few theories explain why more people are surviving the coronavirus.

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"T Cells" Could Provide Immunity After Antibodies Fade
T Cells
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"T Cells" Could Provide Immunity After Antibodies Fade
T cells that combat SARS-CoV-2 have been discovered in people who never had COVID-19, potentially putting natural herd immunity within our grasp.
July 18, 2020

T cells that combat SARS-CoV-2 have been discovered in people who never had COVID-19, potentially putting natural herd immunity within our grasp.

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Bats May Provide Clues for Treating COVID-19
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Bats May Provide Clues for Treating COVID-19
Bats have long lives despite playing host to numerous viruses. Three scientists believe bats' immune systems may help develop new ways of treating COVID-19.
July 16, 2020

Bats have long lives despite playing host to numerous viruses. Three scientists believe bats' immune systems may help develop new ways of treating COVID-19.

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Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Produces More Antibodies Than Infection
Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine
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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.

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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.

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Survivors’ Plasma Might Prevent Coronavirus Infections
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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.

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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.

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Pandemic Spurs Search for Alternatives to Nursing Homes
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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?

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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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What We Know About How the Coronavirus Affects the Brain
Coronavirus Affects the Brain
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What We Know About How the Coronavirus Affects the Brain
Studies are finding that the coronavirus affects the brain as well as the lungs in some patients, causing delirium, strokes, and even fatal swelling.
July 11, 2020

Studies are finding that the coronavirus affects the brain as well as the lungs in some patients, causing delirium, strokes, and even fatal swelling.

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Should We Be Using AI Models for Diagnosing COVID-19?
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Should We Be Using AI Models for Diagnosing COVID-19?
Researchers are training algorithms to help predict the severity of COVID-19. But is AI ready for COVID-19?
July 10, 2020

Researchers are training algorithms to help predict the severity of COVID-19. But is AI ready for COVID-19?

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New Air Filter for COVID-19 Could Lower Risk of Being Indoors
Air Filter for COVID-19
Coronavirus
New Air Filter for COVID-19 Could Lower Risk of Being Indoors
A new air filter for COVID-19 heats up to nearly 400 degrees Fahrenheit to kill the coronavirus in aerosols.
July 8, 2020

A new air filter for COVID-19 heats up to nearly 400 degrees Fahrenheit to kill the coronavirus in aerosols.

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Is the Coronavirus Airborne, and Does It Matter?
Is the Coronavirus Airborne
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Is the Coronavirus Airborne, and Does It Matter?
Is the coronavirus airborne? More than 200 scientists have told the WHO that yes, it’s likely the coronavirus spreads through aerosols.
July 7, 2020

Is the coronavirus airborne? More than 200 scientists have told the WHO that yes, it’s likely the coronavirus spreads through aerosols.

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New Images Reveal Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
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New Images Reveal Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
To find out which type of face mask is the best, researchers rigged a mannequin’s head to a fog machine and then tested four masks on it.
July 5, 2020

To find out which type of face mask is the best, researchers rigged a mannequin’s head to a fog machine and then tested four masks on it.

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Produces More Antibodies Than the Disease Itself
Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine
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Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Produces More Antibodies Than the Disease Itself
Early data shows Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine produces immunity as good as, or better than, recovery from the virus.
July 4, 2020

Early data shows Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine produces immunity as good as, or better than, recovery from the virus.

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A Guide to Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
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A Guide to Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Flying during the coronavirus pandemic can increase your infection risk, but if you can't avoid it, here’s how to do so as safely as possible.
July 4, 2020

Flying during the coronavirus pandemic can increase your infection risk, but if you can't avoid it, here’s how to do so as safely as possible.

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Can Old Vaccines Be New Weapons Against COVID-19?
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Coronavirus
Can Old Vaccines Be New Weapons Against COVID-19?
Well-established vaccines using weakened pathogens provide general immune benefits. Now researchers are proposing them to help fight COVID-19.
July 2, 2020

Well-established vaccines using weakened pathogens provide general immune benefits. Now researchers are proposing them to help fight COVID-19.

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What Are the Risks for Pregnant Women With COVID-19?
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What Are the Risks for Pregnant Women With COVID-19?
Pregnant women have a lot to worry about, but is stressing over coronavirus worth it? Here's the latest research.
June 30, 2020

Pregnant women have a lot to worry about, but is stressing over coronavirus worth it? Here's the latest research.

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Reopening Schools This Fall Could Benefit Children
Reopening Schools
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Reopening Schools This Fall Could Benefit Children
Experts in favor of reopening schools as soon as possible argue that school closures could be hurting young people’s physical, mental, and social health.
June 29, 2020

Experts in favor of reopening schools as soon as possible argue that school closures could be hurting young people’s physical, mental, and social health.

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The Long-Term Health Effects of COVID-19
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The Long-Term Health Effects of COVID-19
As their numbers swell, some survivors are reporting long-term health effects of COVID-19.
June 28, 2020

As their numbers swell, some survivors are reporting long-term health effects of COVID-19.

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Simple Tips for Choosing a Face Mask That Works
Choosing a Face Mask
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Simple Tips for Choosing a Face Mask That Works
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, face coverings are now mandatory in many states. Here’s what you need to know about choosing a face mask.
June 27, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, face coverings are now mandatory in many states. Here’s what you need to know about choosing a face mask.

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Who Is at High Risk for COVID-19? Experts Weigh In.
Who Is at High Risk for COVID-19
Coronavirus
Who Is at High Risk for COVID-19? Experts Weigh In.
Two COVID-19 risk factors are particularly likely to increase a patient’s chances of having a severe case, according to a new CDC report.
June 25, 2020

Two COVID-19 risk factors are particularly likely to increase a patient’s chances of having a severe case, according to a new CDC report.

Public Health
Does a Positive Antibody Test Mean I’m Immune? It Depends.
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Public Health
Does a Positive Antibody Test Mean I’m Immune? It Depends.
As the conversation shifts from tracking and diagnosing COVID-19 to reopening society, people are now focused on antibody tests. But experts warn that an antibody screen may supply a false peace of mind.
June 20, 2020

As the conversation shifts from tracking and diagnosing COVID-19 to reopening society, people are now focused on antibody tests. But experts warn that an antibody screen may supply a false peace of mind.

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How To Stop COVID-19's Killer Cytokine Storm
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Coronavirus
How To Stop COVID-19's Killer Cytokine Storm
COVID-19 can cause a potentially lethal cytokine storm, a runaway immune system response. Researchers are studying drugs they hope can calm the storm.
June 20, 2020

COVID-19 can cause a potentially lethal cytokine storm, a runaway immune system response. Researchers are studying drugs they hope can calm the storm.

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How Does the Coronavirus Spread? Expert Consensus Builds
How Does the Coronavirus Spread
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How Does the Coronavirus Spread? Expert Consensus Builds
Scientists are beginning to come to a consensus on coronavirus transmission.
June 19, 2020

Scientists are beginning to come to a consensus on coronavirus transmission.

Public Health
The First Life-Saving Coronavirus Drug Is a Common Steroid
coronavirus drug breakthrough
Public Health
The First Life-Saving Coronavirus Drug Is a Common Steroid
A large clinical trial in the U.K. identified the cheap, widely available steroid dexamethasone as potentially the first life-saving coronavirus drug.
June 16, 2020

A large clinical trial in the U.K. identified the cheap, widely available steroid dexamethasone as potentially the first life-saving coronavirus drug.

Fixing Justice
Street Medics Tend to Protesters in the Midst of a Pandemic
Street Medics
Fixing Justice
Street Medics Tend to Protesters in the Midst of a Pandemic
Across the U.S., groups of volunteer street medics are dispensing medical care to police brutality protestors in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
June 15, 2020

Across the U.S., groups of volunteer street medics are dispensing medical care to police brutality protestors in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Public Health
How Will Businesses Keep Employees Safe During COVID-19?
Keep Employees Safe During COVID-19
Public Health
How Will Businesses Keep Employees Safe During COVID-19?
Lockdowns are ending but the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over, so what can businesses do to keep employees safe during COVID-19?
June 14, 2020

Lockdowns are ending but the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over, so what can businesses do to keep employees safe during COVID-19?

Public Health
How Organoids Are Helping Scientists Fight the Coronavirus
Organoids
Public Health
How Organoids Are Helping Scientists Fight the Coronavirus
Researchers are turning to organoids — lab-grown clumps of cells that mimic human organs — in an effort to better understand the coronavirus.
June 11, 2020

Researchers are turning to organoids — lab-grown clumps of cells that mimic human organs — in an effort to better understand the coronavirus.

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