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Are coronavirus containment efforts more damaging ‘than the direct toll of the virus itself’?

I am deeply concerned that the social, economic and public health consequences of this near total meltdown of normal life ...
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Viewpoint: Watch out for ‘charlatans and scammers’ touting coronavirus cures

The coronavirus pandemic has the whole world's attention. For now, there's no treatment and definitely no cure for COVID-19, the ...
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Coronavirus immunotherapy could arrive by early summer. Is ‘record time’ fast enough?

Blood-plasma-based cures aren’t just the stuff of movies. There’s plenty of science to back the idea that blood products from ...
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‘Socially clueless robots’? Debunking the myth that autistic people aren’t good at friendship

A number of myths about autistic people abound. For one, it's a great myth that autistic people lack empathy. This ...
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‘Just an overreaction’: Inside the world of coronavirus denialism

I created a faux Twitter account and set about building my own information bubble. My objective: Inhabit the world of ...
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Comparing the coronavirus pandemic to past pathogenic threats: HIV, anthrax and Ebola

How does the COVID-19 pandemic compare to other infamous viral infections that have plagued us in modern times? It's a ...
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‘We must have a plan’: Why we need an exit strategy for the coronavirus shutdown

How long is this going to last? As terrible as a pandemic would be, is averting it really worth a ...
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No ‘temporary disruption’: Coronavirus threatens to change our lives forever

We all want things to go back to normal quickly. But what most of us have probably not yet realized—yet ...
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Borrowing a trick from cancer cells could be key to improving organ and limb transplants

To help rats adopt transplanted limbs as their own, researchers have harnessed a ruse that cancer cells use to hide ...
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Infographic: Where does the coronavirus fit in humanity’s long history of plagues and influenza pandemics?

Disease and illnesses have plagued humanity since the earliest days, our mortal flaw. However, it was not until the marked ...
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Podcast: Fighting blindness with CRISPR. Ophthalmologist in groundbreaking study explains how gene editing could treat a once-incurable disease

Congenital eye disorders can rob children of their eyesight at a young age and severely diminish their quality of life ...
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Some countries have done a much better job fighting the coronavirus. Here’s what worked.

With Europe and the United States locked in deadly battle with the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, a number of countries ...
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How did the coronavirus jump from bats to humans? Snakes, pangolins and turtles top suspect list

When a new zoonotic outbreak occurs, scientists rush to trace the species the infection originated from. Often the infection jumps ...
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Here’s how long the coronavirus survives on common surfaces

A big question in the outbreak of Covid-19, which has already infected more than 110,000, is how the germ that ...
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Travel restrictions to stop the coronavirus? Here’s why they won’t work.

Travel restrictions, though not recommended by the WHO, are a tool that countries use in hopes of stopping the spread of ...
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Promising coronavirus treatment effort blocked by fetal tissue research ban

A senior scientist at a government biomedical research laboratory has been thwarted in his efforts to conduct experiments on possible ...
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Infographic: US among world laggards in COVID-19 testing per capita, ranking 22

The available data shows that South Korea has done many more tests than other countries. This suggests that the number ...
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1918 Spanish flu redux? ‘Unprepared for the deluge of death’, politicians rejected ‘social distancing’ in bungled handling of the pandemic

It was a parade like none Philadelphia had ever seen.... When the Fourth Liberty Loan Drive parade stepped off on September ...
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Worst-case scenario for coronavirus deaths ‘imperfect and has to rely on a number of assumptions’

On Monday [March 16], the COVID-19 Response Team at Imperial College London released a report that describes its efforts to ...
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Hunting for DNA signatures in blood could offer early warning system for cancer

The many companies developing liquid biopsies to try to detect cancer early have so far largely mined the blood in ...
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Pill could put bread back on the plates of people with celiac disease

Celiac disease is caused by the body’s reactions to proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. Nearly 30 different drug ...
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‘A new thing to worry about’: Coronavirus adds stress for people with anxiety disorders

For some of the millions of Americans with post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder or other forms of debilitating anxiety, coronavirus ...
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Viewpoint: We’ll learn a lot from the coronavirus outbreak, but it will be ‘paid for in blood’

The coronavirus outbreak, now a pandemic spreading at an exponential rate throughout the world, is upending our routines, certainties and ...
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Podcast: Fighting drug-resistant bacteria; consumers embrace CRISPR-edited food; bomb-detecting plants; and life-saving biosimilar medicines

Our inability to rapidly detect the novel coronavirus has made it difficult to properly combat COVID-19 ...
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Are we overreacting to the coronavirus? Here’s why we should hope so.

From my perspective, staring down the barrel of a “once-in-a-generation pathogen,” as the former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner ...
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Viewpoint: GMOs responsible for the coronavirus outbreak? That’s scientifically absurd

The “passage of species” of a pathogenic organism from animal to human being, which explains the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 ...
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Even small villages were ravaged by Black Death, mass grave in the UK shows

Archaeologists recently excavated a mass burial of at least 48 men, women, and children on the grounds of a medieval ...
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We still have time to slow the spread: 4 things to know about the coronavirus

The experts are telling us that here in the United States, we can avoid hitting that threshold where sizable regions ...