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There are 3 possible endgames for the coronavirus pandemic

Three months ago, no one knew that SARS-CoV-2 existed. Now the virus has spread to almost every country... . It ...
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The coronavirus isn’t mutating quickly. That could mean a one-time vaccination against it

The coronavirus is not mutating significantly as it circulates through the human population, according to scientists who are closely studying ...
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Matching coronavirus containment success of Taiwan and South Korea requires ‘extraordinary levels of trust and cooperation from citizens’

Terrifying though the coronavirus may be, it can be turned back. China, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan have demonstrated that, ...
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Viewpoint: We’re making big decisions on the coronavirus without solid data

At a time when everyone needs better information, from disease modelers and governments to people quarantined or just social distancing, ...
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Infographic: Fighting the coronavirus pandemic with collaborative science and data sharing

On February 27, a teenager in the Seattle area was diagnosed with Covid-19. Shortly after, researchers at the Seattle Flu Study shared genomic data ...
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Is being married the key to a longer life?

Mortality – or the frequency of deaths – has been steadily declining in Norway over the last hundred years in ...
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Pandemics have existed as long as human civilization: ‘There will be another’

Famine and war routinely bring civilizations low, but though he trots closely beside those two, the horseman who carries off ...
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Viewpoint: Coronavirus testing, treatment key to ending national lockdowns

First, the bad news: America’s coronavirus epidemic is only beginning, and the suffering will become more searing over the next ...
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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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‘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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Explaining consciousness: These 2 brain networks show how we turn experiences into memories

One of the most recent studies showed a clear relationship between two brain networks critical to consciousness. In a paper ...
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CRISPR-based ‘PAC-MAN approach’ could be answer to COVID-19 and other viral menaces

Tim Abbott, a PhD candidate at Stanford University’s bioengineering department, checked the results of an experiment that he was running ...
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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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Coronavirus vaccine created with synthetic biology would be ‘more potent’ than flu shot

As companies hurry to test potential vaccines, the National Institute of Health (NIH) is hoping new bio-engineering techniques to help ...
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Video: Here’s how quickly the coronavirus could overwhelm US hospitals

How bad will the coronavirus be for US hospitals? Some experts suggest that 20-60 percent of adults may contract the ...
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No root cause: What if mental health symptoms are the actual disease?

“In the prevailing understanding of mental disorders, the premise is that an underlying cause exists,” says Sverre Urnes Johnson, associate ...
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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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Viewpoint: Plagued with unreliable results, cannabis testing industry has a long way to go

Because cannabis is still considered illegal at the federal level, the responsibility of regulating cannabis and cannabis-derived products falls to ...
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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 ...