Immune system-stimulating nanoparticle could lead to more powerful vaccines

The potent new adjuvant could be used to help make vaccines against HIV and other infectious diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
today ~7 min

Expert: Too soon to say if Omicron is ‘the next scary thing’

Will fears about the newly discovered Omicron variant pan out or is it just a lot of hype? Too early to tell, an expert warns.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
today ~7 min

People with anxiety, depression may use ‘sextech’ to ease distress

People who report anxiety or depression are more likely to use "sextech," as a way to relieve their psychological distress, researchers find.

Mary Keck-Indiana • futurity
today ~6 min

Freeze-dried vaccine could one day be used for COVID-19

A new freeze-dried vaccine formula that looks a lot like green cotton candy has potential for use as a COVID-19 vaccine that wouldn't need refrigeration.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
today ~6 min

Voice assistants aren’t great at giving quality health information

Voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant answer health questions, but how reliable is the info? New research reveals room to improve.

Stanford • futurity
today ~9 min

Use of HIV prevention treatments is very low among Southern Black gay men

This finding suggests public health efforts will have to address the treatment barriers these men face – like poverty or homophobia – to meet the nation’s goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.

Xiaoming Li, Professor of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, University of South Carolina • conversation
today ~5 min

Interactive tool helps people decide how best to protect themselves and others from COVID-19

Is it risky to sing in a choir? What are the risks of eating in a small restaurant? How much difference does it make to open windows or clean surfaces? New

Cambridge University News • cambridge
today ~5 min

Harvard epidemiologist gives early impression of Omicron

With Omicron landing in the U.S. this week, Harvard epidemiologist William Hanage reviewed what we know and the many things still unknown about the fast-moving coronavirus variant.

Alvin Powell • harvard
today ~7 min

Moderna vaccine slightly more effective than Pfizer

In a comparison study, the Moderna vaccine was slightly more effective than the Pfizer vaccine in preventing COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death.

Nicole Rura • harvard
yesterday ~5 min

Vaccinated who get breakthrough infections less contagious

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases in vaccinated people may be less likely to spread infection because virus is shed for a shorter period of time as opposed to infections in unvaccinated people.

Nicole Rura • harvard
yesterday ~4 min