Viewpoint: Tanzania’s anti-vaxxer president is slowing COVID response and endangering lives

Viewpoint: Tanzania’s anti-vaxxer president is slowing COVID response and endangering lives

In politics, there are generally two ways of making decisions. The first is evidence-based, weighing the pros and cons and ...
PFAS chemicals found in many consumer products could reduce effectiveness of vaccines and other COVID treatments

PFAS chemicals found in many consumer products could reduce effectiveness of vaccines and other COVID treatments

Small amounts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (or PFAS) chemicals are commonly found in the bodies of people in the US, ...
Viewpoint: Happiness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Viewpoint: Happiness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Over the past 10 years, numerous studies have shown that our obsession with happiness and high personal confidence may be ...
Cave bears: Neanderthals may have survived harsh winters by hibernating

Cave bears: Neanderthals may have survived harsh winters by hibernating

Evidence from bones found at one of the world’s most important fossil sites suggests that our hominid predecessors may have ...
Global health groups urge countries to donate COVID vaccines to humanitarian stockpiles, protecting stateless people in asylum camps

Global health groups urge countries to donate COVID vaccines to humanitarian stockpiles, protecting stateless people in asylum camps

Public health groups are lobbying countries to commit a portion of their Covid-19 vaccine supplies to a “humanitarian buffer” that ...
Impossible Foods is on a mission: ‘Eradicate the meat and fish industries by 2035’

Impossible Foods is on a mission: ‘Eradicate the meat and fish industries by 2035’

Patrick Brown is on a mission: to eradicate the meat and fish industries by 2035. The CEO of Impossible Foods, a ...
Vaccine diplomacy: China hopes its vaccine development and outreach to the developing world will refurbish its image

Vaccine diplomacy: China hopes its vaccine development and outreach to the developing world will refurbish its image

Brazil is among the countries worst hit by the pandemic, with over six million cases and nearly 170,000 deaths. China ...
Vaccines for COVID have been developed in record time. Here’s the story behind the miracle

Vaccines for COVID have been developed in record time. Here’s the story behind the miracle

[P]acked in dry ice were swabs from a patient who was suffering from a novel, occasionally fatal respiratory illness that ...
COVID vaccine made from GMO tobacco? It’s now in human trials

COVID vaccine made from GMO tobacco? It’s now in human trials

While large pharmaceutical companies are already producing vaccines, [the company British American Tobacco] believes its own can be produced in ...
HIV infections among gay and bisexual men hit 20 year low

HIV infections among gay and bisexual men hit 20 year low

A PHE report reveals that overall, across all genders and sexualities, the number of people with a new HIV diagnosis dropped ...
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Can dementia be cured?

Dementia is not just one disease – it has more than 200 different subtypes. Over the past decade neurologists have ...
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Interactive: How Pomeranians, Poodles, Great Danes and 158 other dog breeds are genetically related to each other

In the mid-18th century there was a period of intense innovation and codification in dog breeding, giving rise not only ...
‘Pandemic fatigue’ hits Europe. Science alone will not corral COVID, WHO says

‘Pandemic fatigue’ hits Europe. Science alone will not corral COVID, WHO says

European countries will need to “move beyond biomedical science” to overcome Covid-19 as “pandemic fatigue” and new infections rapidly rise ...
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Vikings not purely Scandinavian and many were dark-haired, claims genetic study

Vikings were far from a single group of flaxen-haired, sea-faring Scandinavians. A genetic study of Viking-age human remains has not ...
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2% of us carry Neanderthal genes. We are at greater risk for COVID

Scientists have claimed that a strand of DNA that triples the risk of developing severe Covid-19 was passed on from ...
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Can we predict where dangerous animal-borne viruses will appear next?

[G]iven good data, [Ebola, a] notoriously unpredictable zoonotic – or animal-borne – disease, which is passed to humans via primates ...
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Africa was expected to be a coronavirus graveyard. Could COVID be rapidly receding instead?

Prof Francesco Checchi, a specialist in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told MPs it was ...
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Zoanthropy: The curious case of the woman who believes she is a chicken

[A] 54-year-old woman, who had no history of drug or alcohol abuse, was found by her brother in her garden ...
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Forced sterilizations in the US? It happened in California until 2013

Filmed over seven years, Erika Cohn’s Belly of the Beast exposes state-sanctioned sterilizations in California prisons through the story of ...
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COVID-19 exposes Ukraine’s booming baby-for-sale business

They are the children of foreign couples born to Ukrainian surrogate mothers at the Kyiv-based BioTexCom Centre for Human Reproduction, ...
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Extraterrestrial neighbors? Our galaxy contains over 30 intelligent civilizations, new calculations suggest

In 1961 the astronomer Frank Drake proposed what became known as the Drake equation, setting out seven factors that would ...
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Viewpoint: News or propaganda? UK newspaper the Guardian paid over $800k to publish anti-farming ‘investigation’

Publishing propaganda as news is dishonest and lets readers down. Dr. Henry Miller, the founding director of the FDA's Office ...
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Exploring coronavirus patient DNA for answers: Why are some people hurt worse than others?

Thousands of UK patients who have fallen ill with coronavirus will have their genomes read in a major study to ...
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‘Female genetic superiority’? How two X chromosomes give women an edge against coronavirus

It was noticeable from the initial outbreak in Wuhan that Covid-19 was killing more men than women. By February, data ...
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Searching for a biomarker to predict which coronavirus patients are at risk for severe symptoms

Respiratory physician Dr. David Darley says something peculiar happens to a small group of Covid-19 patients on day seven of ...
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Twins study bolsters theory that genetics play a role in coronavirus symptom severity

Symptoms of Covid-19 appear to be partly down to genetic makeup, researchers at King’s College London have discovered. The finding ...
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Viewpoint: Journalism or propaganda? Animal rights group pays UK newspaper The Guardian to bash agriculture

We grew up in an era when the mainstream media reported the news straightforwardly, but now much of it is ...
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Our brains aren’t computers and why it hinders research to think of them that way

By viewing the brain as a computer that passively responds to inputs and processes data, we forget that it is ...
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