Society has never faced more pressing challenges. Researchers are investigating how monetary prizes can help focus innovators' attention, creativity and investment on finding solutions.
today • ~9 min
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One small part of a human antibody has the potential to work as a drug for both prevention and therapy of COVID-19
Antibodies are great for neutralizing viruses. But they are big and bulky. Antibody engineers are now creating smaller synthetic antibody-like molecules that may be better for fighting COVID-19.
today • ~9 min
Tags: health medicine immune-system pandemic immunology sars-cov-2 covid-19-pandemic ace2 antibody innovation-and-invention covid-19-research
An Italian study revealed how a murder mystery novel and a medical rarity were used to whip up media hysteria about spiders.
today • ~6 min
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Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.
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The body that represents British zoos says they are facing the biggest cash crisis in their history.
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With the threat of extreme heat rising, from California to Siberia, we ask climate scientist Peter Huybers what to expect in the future.
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Physical therapy and occupational therapy leads to fewer hospital readmissions and lower death risk for patients with pneumonia, a new study shows.
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Many young adults get their guns from family members or illicit channels, says Caitlin Moe. "[W]e can't address that kind of availability with age limits."
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