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MIT Turned a Robo-Dog Into a Robot Doctor
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MIT Turned a Robo-Dog Into a Robot Doctor
MIT converted a robo-dog built by Boston Dynamics into a robot doctor and then asked patients how they felt being treated by it.
March 6, 2021

MIT converted a robo-dog built by Boston Dynamics into a robot doctor and then asked patients how they felt being treated by it.

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Great Apes Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Great Apes Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
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Great Apes Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Great apes, our closest living relatives, are susceptible to COVID-19. The San Diego Zoo has given some an experimental vaccine to protect them.
March 6, 2021

Great apes, our closest living relatives, are susceptible to COVID-19. The San Diego Zoo has given some an experimental vaccine to protect them.

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The Pandemic Is Forcing Sign Language to Evolve
sign language during pandemic
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The Pandemic Is Forcing Sign Language to Evolve
Sign language users are adapting to the limitations of video conferencing platforms, which have become more popular due to the pandemic.
March 6, 2021

Sign language users are adapting to the limitations of video conferencing platforms, which have become more popular due to the pandemic.

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Researchers Have Discovered How SARS-CoV-2 Is Mutating
SARS-CoV-2 mutations
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Researchers Have Discovered How SARS-CoV-2 Is Mutating
SARS-CoV-2 mutations, which cause new variants of the virus, are eluding the virus’s proofreader. New research shows why.
February 28, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 mutations, which cause new variants of the virus, are eluding the virus’s proofreader. New research shows why.

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FDA: One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective
one-shot COVID-19 vaccine
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FDA: One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective
FDA experts confirm that Johnson and Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, putting it a step closer to authorization.
February 25, 2021

FDA experts confirm that Johnson and Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, putting it a step closer to authorization.

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World’s First COVID-19 Human Challenge Study Is a Go
COVID-19 Human Challenge Study
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World’s First COVID-19 Human Challenge Study Is a Go
Researchers have gotten the green light to deliberately infect people with the coronavirus as part of the world’s first COVID-19 human challenge study.
February 21, 2021

Researchers have gotten the green light to deliberately infect people with the coronavirus as part of the world’s first COVID-19 human challenge study.

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The Hunt for a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
universal coronavirus vaccine
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The Hunt for a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
A universal coronavirus vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses could stop the next potential pandemic from ever starting.
February 20, 2021

A universal coronavirus vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses could stop the next potential pandemic from ever starting.

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Study: Strong Immunity Without Pfizer Vaccine’s Second Dose
Pfizer Vaccine's Second Dose
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Study: Strong Immunity Without Pfizer Vaccine’s Second Dose
The Pfizer vaccine's second dose might not be as necessary as thought — and ultra-cold storage of the COVID-19 vaccine might not be necessary at all.
February 20, 2021

The Pfizer vaccine's second dose might not be as necessary as thought — and ultra-cold storage of the COVID-19 vaccine might not be necessary at all.

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Trees and Insects Helped Create Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine
Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine
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Trees and Insects Helped Create Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine
Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine was nearly 90% effective in a U.K. trial — and the ingredients for the promising subunit vaccine came from insects and trees.
February 13, 2021

Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine was nearly 90% effective in a U.K. trial — and the ingredients for the promising subunit vaccine came from insects and trees.