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Exercise as a weapon against cancer: 150 minutes a week could double survival chances

Evidence is accumulating that exercise improves the wellbeing of these patients by combating the physical and mental deterioration that often ...
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‘Colossal Maybes’: Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine ‘largely failed’ to improve coronavirus patient survival rates in early, small studies

The malaria drugs touted by President Trump as potentially “the biggest game changers in the history of medicine” have received ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus ‘antidote’ from recovered patient blood? Did the virus escape from a lab? Anti-science activism causes needless harm

While political leaders and scientists speculate that coronavirus is beginning to loosen its grip on the world, hospitals are considering ...
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Fast carbs: Do the products of modern agriculture short circuit your biology to make you fat and diabetic?

In recent weeks, foods of all kinds have flown off the shelves at grocery stores as Americans stocked up to ...
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‘It’s a cacophony’: Quest for coronavirus treatments undermined by ‘disorganized and scattershot’ US approach

In a desperate bid to find treatments for people sickened by the coronavirus, doctors and drug companies have launched more ...
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Did COVID-19 escape from a lab?

A frenzy of speculation has arisen around the idea that the novel coronavirus responsible for the global COVID-19 pandemic might ...
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What is it about the coronavirus genome that makes it so dangerous?

In January, scientists deciphered a piece of very bad news: the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The ...
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These 2 ‘crucial and very different’ tests could help us contain the coronavirus

Amidst a slew of shortages and logistical hurdles, American researchers are now slowly rolling out two crucial and very different ...
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Are vaccines immunity ‘silver bullets’ to protect us against COVID-19? It depends on how quickly the coronavirus mutates.

Recent studies on COVID-19 mutation rates have revealed promising data that has given scientists across the globe a boost in ...
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160 new coronavirus-fighting drug and vaccine candidates in development

While President Trump continues to promote antimalarial drugs such as hydroxychloroquine sulfate and azithromycin to treat COVID-19 ... the global ...
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‘Climate-resilient’ wheat may provide sustainable fiber source, promote gut health

Some new crop varieties are bred to be more nutritious. Others are more resilient, bred to tolerate harsher environmental conditions ...
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Children born more than 3 weeks premature may develop language problems

[R]esearchers have looked at the language development of preterm children – both those born three weeks early and those born ...
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Saliva-based test for coronavirus gets emergency FDA approval

There are now more options for COVID-19 testing as the US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization on ...
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Video: The evolution, genetics and virulence of coronaviruses

UC Berkeley professor and IGI Investigator Britt Glaunsinger, PhD, explains the evolution, genetics, and virulence of coronaviruses. The rapid spread ...
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Plant virus that combats fungal pathogens may yield low-cost COVID-19 vaccine

A variety of scientists worldwide are changing their primary research focus these days with the aim to bring solutions for ...
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‘Public Panic Pandemic’: How our reaction to the coronavirus makes things worse than they should be

Deconstructing the epidemiology of a global panic ...
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Human trials underway on 2 coronavirus vaccines in China

China has started clinical trials on two potential COVID-19 vaccines, the country's official state-run press agency reported citing the State ...
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How many people have contracted the coronavirus but are not showing symptoms? Study of pregnant women in New York City finds 13.5% are asymptomatic

In recent weeks, Covid-19 has rapidly spread throughout New York City. The obstetrical population presents a unique challenge during this ...
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‘Next wave’ of coronavirus tests should reveal scope of the pandemic

Health departments, hospitals and companies around the world are rolling out the next wave in coronavirus tests, which look in ...
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Can we prevent future pandemics while transforming more forests into farms?

Viruses that jump from animals to people, like the one responsible for COVID-19, will likely become more common as people ...
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Podcast: ‘Angry Chef’ Anthony Warner takes on food pseudoscience and COVID-19 misinformation

Anthony Warner, better known as "the Angry Chef," visits the Fuel the Pedal podcast to examine how nutrition science is ...
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Coronavirus ’10 times deadlier than 2009 flu pandemic’; immunity still an unknown, says World Health Organization

People who have recovered from COVID-19 may or may not be immune to getting sick again – and it's too ...
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Can genetics explain the degrees of misery inflicted by the coronavirus?

“The single biggest threat to man's continued dominance on the planet is the virus.” Joshua Lederberg, Nobel Prize in Physiology ...
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Viewpoint: Glyphosate caused the COVID-19 pandemic? Debunking the latest coronavirus conspiracy

When I saw that Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a ... professor at MIT, wrote an article entitled Connecting the Dots: Glyphosate ...
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Skin patch with 400 needles: Another potential coronavirus vaccine ready for human testing

Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine at a University of Pittsburgh lab. The deadly disease that crippled infants disappeared almost ...
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‘Next time we might not be so lucky’: The coronavirus shows why we need to learn more about viral threats

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all now seeing the consequences of a failure to plan ahead when an ...
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Infographic: 3 strategies for finding coronavirus treatments

The scientific community is working around the clock, not only to protect us from COVID-19, but to prevent future strains ...
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Podcast: Don’t treat that fever—Dr. Paul Offit on why many of medicine’s most popular practices are ‘overkill’

Vaccine skeptics, alternative health advocates and anti-GMO activists are regularly lambasted for ignoring evidence that challenges their ideology. As it ...