A new discovery offers hope for ways to treat a debilitating disease that has become a leading cause of death in the US..
yesterday • ~8 min
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Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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A new study is the first to identify sex differences in inflammation and immune cell activation in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~7 min
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The Trump administration wants to go it alone when it comes to vaccine development and distribution. What does this mean for the U.S. and the world?
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~8 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.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: health medicine immune-system pandemic immunology sars-cov-2 covid-19-pandemic ace2 antibody innovation-and-invention covid-19-research
As policymakers weigh financial aid for the airline industry, they have an opportunity to help make the US organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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Microbes in the gut aren't just important for digesting your food. In pregnant women, these gut microbes are producing chemicals that are essential for proper brain development of the fetus.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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COVID-19 vaccines: Open source licensing could keep Big Pharma from making huge profits off taxpayer-funded research
Governments must embrace policies that promote sharing and collective invention to create and distribute a vaccine quickly.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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What’s in your medicine may surprise you – a call for greater transparency about inactive ingredients
There are ingredients in your pills other than the one designed to treat your ailments. Those unnamed ingredients can alter how you respond to a medicine or even make you sick.
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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Can a naturally occurring skin microbe help millions who suffer from eczema?
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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