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How Will We Know That a COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective?

How Will We Know That a COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective?

Sep 23, 2020

According to one expert, it's likely that not just one but several of the competing COVID-19 vaccines will be shown to be safe and effective by the end of 2020. But which one should you receive, if any?

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 22, 2020

If the executive branch were to overrule the FDA's scientific judgment, a vaccine of limited efficacy and, worse, unknown side effects could be rushed to market.

Running Out Of Storm Names, Atlantic Season Goes Greek

Running Out Of Storm Names, Atlantic Season Goes Greek

By Seth Borenstein | Sep 19, 2020

The Atlantic's record-breaking "crazy" hurricane season got a bizarre European remake Friday as forecasters ran out of traditional names and trotted out the Greek alphabet for subtropical storm Alpha.

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 16, 2020

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

Science Mag Makes First Endorsement in 175 Years, Taps Biden

Science Mag Makes First Endorsement in 175 Years, Taps Biden

By David Bauder | Sep 16, 2020

Even though Scientific American had never endorsed a presidential candidate in the magazine's 175-year history, its top editor said Tuesday there was little internal debate over a decision to back Democrat Joe Biden.

NIH 'Very Concerned' About Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

NIH 'Very Concerned' About Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Sep 15, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage.

Astronomers See Possible Hints of Life in Venus's Clouds

Astronomers See Possible Hints of Life in Venus's Clouds

By Seth Borenstein | Sep 14, 2020

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet.

China Says Mars Probe Stable; No Word on Reusable Spacecraft

China Says Mars Probe Stable; No Word on Reusable Spacecraft

Sep 12, 2020

China's Mars probe Tianwen-1, which blasted into space in July, is now more than 15 million kilometers (9 million miles) from Earth en route to the red planet, the National Space Administration said Saturday.

Halt of Coronavirus Trial is 'Safety Valve' at Work: Fauci

Halt of Coronavirus Trial is 'Safety Valve' at Work: Fauci

By Lauran Neergaard | Sep 9, 2020

The top U.S. infectious disease expert said AstraZeneca's suspension of final testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows "one of the safety valves" built into the studies to spot any potential problems.

What's More Risky? Texas Medical Association Offers COVID-19 Visual Guide

What's More Risky? Texas Medical Association Offers COVID-19 Visual Guide

Sep 7, 2020

What's more risky to do this holiday weekend, going to the movies or playing tennis? Before you do anything, perhaps it best to check this visual guide from the Texas Medical Association.

'World's Loneliest Elephant' Okayed to Quit Zoo for New Life

'World's Loneliest Elephant' Okayed to Quit Zoo for New Life

By Kathy Gannon | Sep 5, 2020

An elephant who has become a cause celebre for animal rights activists around the world will be allowed to leave his Pakistani zoo and transferred to better conditions, the animal welfare group helping with the case said Saturday.

Are You a Narcissist? Take This Quick Test And See

Are You a Narcissist? Take This Quick Test And See

Sep 3, 2020

Ever wonder if you have narcissistic tendencies? Take this quick test and see.

EVO3 Oils: From Bud to Bottle

EVO3 Oils: From Bud to Bottle

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 3, 2020

Find out how EVO3 Oils turns organically grown hemp into some of the best full-spectrum CBD oils in the industry.

5 Things to Know About Convalescent Blood Plasma

5 Things to Know About Convalescent Blood Plasma

By Victoria Knight | Aug 28, 2020

Touted by the president, critics of the convalescent plasma treatment say there must be randomized clinical trials to prove its effectiveness.

Can Food Coloring Combat COVID-19?

Can Food Coloring Combat COVID-19?

Aug 20, 2020

A biomedical engineering lab at Purdue University has developed a way to potentially neutralize viruses lingering in the air using aerosols of FDA-approved food coloring dyes.

Does Coronavirus Linger in the Body? What We've Learned From HIV and Herpes

Does Coronavirus Linger in the Body? What We've Learned From HIV and Herpes

Aug 20, 2020

Can a latent infection explain some of the lingering symptoms of COVID-19 or pose a risk for transmission of infection to others even after recovery?

Fear, Language Barriers Hinder Immigrant Contact-Tracing

Fear, Language Barriers Hinder Immigrant Contact-Tracing

By Tammy Webber and Regina Garcia Cano | Aug 15, 2020

The crucial job of reaching people who test positive for the coronavirus and those they've come in contact with is proving especially difficult in immigrant communities.

Study Hints, Can't Prove, Survivor Plasma Fights COVID-19

Study Hints, Can't Prove, Survivor Plasma Fights COVID-19

By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 15, 2020

It's a go-to tactic when new diseases come along, and history suggests it works against some, but not all, infections.

Thai Scientists Catch Bats to Trace Virus Origins

Thai Scientists Catch Bats to Trace Virus Origins

By Sakhchai Lalit | Aug 13, 2020

Researchers in Thailand have been trekking though the countryside to catch bats in their caves in an effort to trace the murky origins of the coronavirus.

Companies Test Antibody Drugs to to Treat, Prevent COVID-19

Companies Test Antibody Drugs to to Treat, Prevent COVID-19

By Marilynn Marchione | Aug 12, 2020

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them.

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