When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions parents are asking

COVID-19 vaccine testing on children is just getting started, and only in adolescents. It may be fall before one is approved for kids.

Wesley Kufel, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Dec. 8, 2020 ~8 min

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TikTok is a unique blend of social media platforms – here's why kids love it

An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.

Kevin Munger, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~9 min

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From marmots to mole-rats to marmosets – studying many genes in many animals is key to understanding how humans can live longer

Is there a single master gene that controls longevity in all mammals? Or are 'Fountain of Youth' genes little more than a myth?

Amanda Kowalczyk, Ph.D. Candidate in Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~8 min

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Juuling among US youth is about the cool factor, new study suggests

Current legislation focuses on the flavor of e-cigarettes. But the latest research shows the attraction isn't about taste.

Marika Waselewski, Research Specialist, University of Michigan • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

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