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How COVID-19 kills

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

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

[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

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

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

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

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?

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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There’s still a lot we don’t know about China’s controversial CRISPR babies, including their health status

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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Caster Semenya testosterone ruling to be appealed by South African government

South Africa’s track federation will appeal against the recent Caster Semenya ruling, the country’s sports ministry has confirmed. The government ...
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Restoration of brain activity in dead pigs could lead to new treatments for stroke, drug overdose

Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical ...
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Neanderthals and humans lived equally ‘risky, stressful lives’

Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our ...
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Mainstream medicine? US health officials want to ease restrictions on gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly ...
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DNA could be key to identifying remains of US soldiers turned over by North Korea

The U.S. military remains released by North Korea on Friday [July 28] will be sent to a military lab in ...