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New York’s coronavirus outbreak traced to travelers who arrived from Europe in February before travel ban was imposed

New research indicates that the coronavirus began to circulate in the New York area by mid-February, weeks before the first ...
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‘It’s the only strategy’: Coronavirus pandemic cannot end without herd immunity

For weeks, the most pressing policy challenge has been relieving the life-and-death pressure on our hospitals. But all that justifiable ...
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What’s real? Why ‘false memories’ are trouble for police, juries and judges

In 2015, memory researcher and psychologist Julia Shaw and her co-author published a study on false memories. Over the course ...
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Infographic: From vaccines to drugs, chasing ‘silver bullets’ targeting the fast-moving coronavirus

For drug companies, there is suddenly only one priority: the coronavirus. More than 140 experimental drug treatments and vaccines for ...
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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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‘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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Making the case for a ‘semi-aquatic’ phase in human evolution

For the past 150 years, scientists and laypeople alike have accepted a “savanna” scenario of human evolution. The theory, primarily ...
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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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‘Like trying to hit a moving target’: Why it’s so difficult to attack cancer with targeted gene therapies

We are, it seems, still a long way off from a cure, in any ordinary sense of the term. Yet ...
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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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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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Coronavirus pill? Oral antiviral medication shows promise, slated for human tests

An oral medicine was able to hinder the coronavirus behind COVID-19 as it attempted to replicate itself in human lung ...
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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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Mysterious African skull could be part of undiscovered ‘ghost population’

A mysterious but well-preserved hominid skull found nearly a century ago comes from a population that lived in Africa around ...
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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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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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Targeting cancer cells by ‘putting the brakes’ on their ability to mutate and evolve

The vast majority of cancer deaths in the US come about not because of a lack of treatment, but because ...
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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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Questioning the reliability of common autism screening tool

A short, widely used screening survey for autism called the Autism Spectrum Quotient – 10 items (AQ-10) may not be ...
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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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Wave of coronavirus conspiracies might be ‘just as dangerous for societies as the outbreak itself’

The coronavirus has given rise to a flood of conspiracy theories, disinformation and propaganda, eroding public trust and undermining health ...
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Discovery of microbes under ocean floor suggests life could thrive in ‘extreme environments’ like Mars

When scientists find microbial life thriving in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, it gives them hope that ...
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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 ...