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Can ancient potions treat COVID? Short on modern medicine, Peru’s indigenous groups give them a try

Rodrigo Abd | 
The coronavirus pandemic’s ruthless march through Peru — the country with the world’s highest per-population confirmed COVID-19 mortality rate — ...
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How COVID-19 kills

Adam Geller, Malcolm Ritter | 
Nine of every 10 students worldwide shut out of their schools at one point. More than 7 million flights grounded ...
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‘Desperation is not a strategy’: Slew of low quality studies clouds picture of how to confront COVID-19

Marilynn Marchione | 
Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research ...
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Activists push for magic mushroom decriminalization in DC

Ashraf Khalil | 
[July 8,] activists presented more than 36,000 signatures to the [Washington DC] Board of Elections. If the signatures hold up ...
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The rich get safer? Developing countries likely last in line to get virus vaccine

Christina Larson, Maria Cheng | 
Worldwide, about a dozen potential COVID-19 vaccines are in early stages of testing. While some could move into late-stage testing ...
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How does herd immunity work – and could it protect us from COVID-19?

Herd immunity is when a virus can no longer spread easily because enough people are immune to it. That lowers ...
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Blood type and COVID-19 severity: Type O may help; Type A may hurt, study says

Marilynn Marchione | 
Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were ...
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Hydroxychloroquine found ‘no better than placebo pills’ in preventing COVID-19 in high risk people, New England Journal of Medicine study finds

Marilynn Marchione | 
A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, ...
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Novavax launches human clinical trial on coronavirus vaccine in Australia

Rod McGuirk | 
A U.S. biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday [May 26] with hopes ...
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Can decades-old vaccines against polio and tuberculosis protect against the coronavirus?

Lauran Neergaard | 
Scientists are dusting off some decades-old vaccines against other germs to see if they could provide a little stopgap protection ...
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Newly approved 2, 4-D herbicides could help cut crop damage from Bayer’s drift-prone dicamba weedkiller

Benjamin Herrold | 
Farmers and weed control experts continue to monitor the dicamba herbicide situation heading into another growing season. Kevin Bradley, University ...
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Washington Supreme Court orders reassessment of $18 million penalty against food industry group alleged to have concealed GMO labeling campaign funding

Gene Johnson | 
The Washington Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to reconsider the largest penalty for campaign finance violations ever assessed ...
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Online grocers struggle to meet demand as COVID-19 keeps shoppers away from supermarkets

A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they’ve been ...
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Prop. 65: California proposal to label Tylenol a carcinogen under fire amid glyphosate-cancer lawsuits

Adam Beam | 
A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a ...
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Austria’s January 2020 glyphosate ban halted on technical grounds

An Austrian ban on the weedkiller glyphosate, a substance that has long been disputed in Europe and beyond, can’t take ...
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There’s still a lot we don’t know about China’s controversial CRISPR babies, including their health status

Marilynn Marchione | 
Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies. One year later, ...
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Researchers want USDA approval to release GMO chestnut tree as part of forest restoration effort

Michael Hill | 
Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they’re marble sized, russet colored and nestled in ...
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Fifth farmer sentenced in $142 million fraudulent organic grain scheme, largest in US history

A Missouri farmer who played a role in the largest organic grain fraud scheme in U.S. history has been sentenced ...
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EU lawmakers: New bee safety rules won’t protect pollinators from neonic pesticides long term

Samuel Petrequin | 
The European Parliament on [October 23] blocked a diluted proposal by the 28-nation bloc’s executive arm on protecting bees from ...