The potential power of 21st-century vaccines
In mice, these white blood cells tamp down inflammation in the lungs
Michael Marshall, project director of the Good Thinking Society in the U.K., talks about flat earth belief and its relationship to conspiracy theories and other antiscience activities.
Though urban living has a smaller carbon footprint, it can make social distancing more difficult
Author of book on 2009 flu outbreak explains how a lack of effective tests crippled U.S. attempts to contain the coronavirus...
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Research suggests a powerful way to get out the vote without having to canvas in person
PCR-based tests are being rolled out in hospitals nationwide, and the Food and Drug Administration is fast-tracking novel approaches as well
5 questions answered about a promising yet problematic and unproven use for an antimalarial drug
By entering your health status, even if you’re feeling fine, at the Web site COVID Near You, you can help researchers develop a nationwide look at where hotspots of coronavirus are occurring...
The outbreak has made it plain how important it is to explain to the public what we know and what we don’t, clearly and honestly
New rules prohibiting spouses or doulas during labor and delivery in many New York City hospitals are putting vulnerable populations at greater risk
In these extraordinary times, we take a break from earth science to talk pandemic.
I don’t want talk. I don’t want assurances. I want action. I want boxes of N95 masks and other safety gear piling up in hospitals
A team at Boston Children’s Hospital is searching for ways to boost a vaccine’s effectiveness for those who need it most
Staple crops are likely to be less affected by measures to control the virus, but farmers growing more specialized ones could feel the pinch
Collecting only positive test results from certain labs skews the data
Our planning needs to take account of the complex interconnections among species, ecosystems and human society
New York City researchers hope antibody-rich plasma can keep people out of intensive care
The new coronavirus raises questions about how pathogens evolve—and if we’re ready to face them