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Viewpoint: ‘Just plain bad science’: FOX News promotes C/19 fatality ‘study’ by 2 California ‘fake experts’

There’s a pandemic of more than just COVID-19 right now. There’s also a pandemic of pseudoscience, misinformation, disinformation, and just ...
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Is the lockdown an overreaction? Uproar over epidemiologist John Ioannidis’ study minimizing coronavirus risks

For his Covid-19 work, the Stanford scientist John Ioannidis is being accused of the same bad science he has criticized ...
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11 GMO, gene-edited animals and plants that will help us battle hunger and disease

The Genetic modification of foods, organisms, and animals, is very controversial, for quite obvious reasons. And yet, the practice has ...
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Want fewer pandemics? Intensify agriculture to combat hunger—the root cause of disease spread

A number of activists and opinion writers have recently argued that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be traced ...
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Does ‘factory farming’ increase our risk of experiencing pandemics?

Some experts have hypothesized that the novel coronavirus made the jump from animals to humans in China’s wet markets, just ...
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‘A cleaner kill’: Harnessing the body’s immune system to battle cancer

What if your immune system could kill cancers in the same way it does colds and flu? This concept may ...
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How a 19th-century typhus outbreak helped doctors fight the coronavirus and other pandemics

It was a truism among 19th-century physicians that, in the words of German epidemiologist August Hirsch, “[t]he history of typhus ...
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Coronavirus outbreak fuels surging plant-based meat demand in China

Demand for plant-based protein foods is surging in Asia, suppliers say, as suspicion over possible links between wild animal meat ...
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Video: Exploring the natural events that created the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our day-to-day life as we know it – but how did the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) ...
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Searching coronavirus patient DNA to learn why some people are hit harder than others

Among the many mysteries that remain about COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, is why it hits some ...
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Viewpoint: Blame the coronavirus on ‘industrial agriculture’? We need more, not less of it to stave off the next viral pandemic

An internet meme is circulating worldwide in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic: “Every disaster starts with a scientist being ...
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‘Dogs are still the best’: But can a machine be taught to detect ovarian cancer with a ‘sniff’?

The ultimate goal was to develop an instrument that mimicked the abilities of a dog’s nose—a tool to detect the ...
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Our wastewater could provide ‘early warning’ system for coronavirus outbreaks

We won’t have to shelter from the new coronavirus forever. ... But several predictors of Covid-19 outbreaks suggest the virus ...
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World Health Organization says “no evidence” recovered coronavirus patients are protected from a second infection, then reverses itself one day later

[Editors note: This story has changed as the position of the World Health Organization retracted its original assertion. As a ...
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Camelina vs. canola: Which GMO crop offers more sustainable source of omega-3 fish oils?

Field trials of a plant genetically modified to produce omega-3 normally sourced from fish oil have shown that it can ...
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Searching for genetic fountain of youth? Study suggests we’ll never find a ‘longevity gene’

What do naked mole rats, elephants, bats and whales have in common? They are all exceptionally long-lived mammals, and recent ...
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An essential but ‘disturbing’ question: What if coronavirus is here for good?

Most of the optimistic ideas about what to do about SARS-CoV-2 involve engineering the virus's extinction. We could ramp up ...
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Coronavirus antibody tests: Can they return us to ‘normal’?

When will life return to normal, or at least a new normal? A major answer to the question of when ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Big Ag’ caused the coronavirus pandemic? Predatory science journal amplifies baseless COVID-19 conspiracy

With the global pandemic caused by Covid-19, agricultural supply chains around the world have been taxed to ensure consistent and ...
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Searching for a genetic ‘tattletale’ for heart attack risk

If you want a sneak peek into your risk of heart disease, here are your options: Your doctor can measure ...
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Viewpoint: Human ‘evolutionary changes’ inevitable from pandemics

We all know that viruses are living organisms that can evolve and change, but did you also know that they ...
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Not just the lungs: Coronavirus also wreaks havoc on the brain

As the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide reaches 2 million, clinicians are realizing the disease doesn’t just ravage the ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus conspiracies deadlier than the disease? Next pandemic worse? Spit test spots more COVID-19

A dearth of coronavirus tests has exacerbated the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and elsewhere, but a newly FDA-approved test ...
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Can the human body survive a trip to Mars unharmed? New study casts doubt on safety of long-term space travel

Extended periods in space have long been known to cause vision problems in astronauts. Now a new study in the ...
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Microbiome could be key to better blood sugar control

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute in Israel analyzed the gut microbiome of 800 people. They also hooked these folks up ...
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Genetic analysis tracks spread of 3 primary coronavirus variants

Researchers from Cambridge, U.K., and Germany have used a genetic network technique known as phylogenetic network analysis to reconstruct the ...
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‘A lot of secrets’ in coronavirus genomes: Why are some strains so deadly, while others remain more mild?

[In 1965, a] group of researchers in England, led by Dr. David Tyrrell, was learning more about the common cold ...
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How Liberia’s decisive response to contain the Ebola outbreak provides a blueprint for how to manage the coronavirus and future pandemics

In April of 2014, an outbreak of a disease named after the Ebola River in Congo was reported in Guinea, ...