Common anti-depressant pill Luvox shows promise in preventing serious COVID infections

Common anti-depressant pill Luvox shows promise in preventing serious COVID infections

A commonly prescribed pill — approved more than 13 years ago by the Food and Drug Administration for depression and ...
‘Good first step’: Teachers union tepidly endorses CDC roadmap to open schools without requiring teacher vaccinations

‘Good first step’: Teachers union tepidly endorses CDC roadmap to open schools without requiring teacher vaccinations

Calling the CDC’s proposals [to reopen US schools] “an informed, tactile plan,” [American Federation of Teachers president Randi] Weingarten said ...
How cultural tribalism is feeding the anti-vaccination and COVID conspiracy movement

How cultural tribalism is feeding the anti-vaccination and COVID conspiracy movement

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an intensification of... personal identity as a way to push conspiracy theories, unproven treatments ...
Athletic boost? A year after starting hormone treatments, transgender women still have an advantage over cisgender peers

Athletic boost? A year after starting hormone treatments, transgender women still have an advantage over cisgender peers

A new study suggests transgender women maintain an athletic advantage over their cisgender peers even after a year on hormone ...
China attempting to develop ‘biologically enhanced super soldiers’, US spy chief claims

China attempting to develop ‘biologically enhanced super soldiers’, US spy chief claims

China has conducted "human testing" on members of the People's Liberation Army in hope of developing soldiers with "biologically enhanced ...
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DNA A-to-F: Can genes predict if kids will succeed in school?

[Social scientist Ben] Domingue and his colleagues found that [a] polygenic score could help identify which groups of high schoolers ...
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Human blood suckers: How nature’s tiniest killer developed its deadly diet

Although most of the roughly 3,500 mosquito species don’t feed on human blood, the Aedes aegypti is one of the worst. Its ...
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3 experimental vaccines could be ‘game changer’ for HIV treatment

The global fight against the human immunodeficiency virus is poised to make important advances thanks to three experimental HIV vaccines ...
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Fossilized ape pelvis suggests human ancestors walked upright much earlier than previously thought

Scientists have long thought that humans evolved from an ape that moved about on all fours like a chimpanzee, and ...
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‘Live life to the fullest’: Should autism research shift away from the search for a cure and focus on wellness?

“There’s no cure for autism and anybody who tries to sell you a cure is lying,” [Lizzie] Acevedo, a single ...
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Patient death prompts new rules for fecal transplants: ‘Why weren’t these guidelines already in place?’

In June [2019], after a patient died and another was sickened from a fecal transplant that contained drug-resistant bacteria, the ...
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HPV vaccine better than expected at shielding against cancer. Why are anti-vaxxers fighting it?

New research shows that the HPV vaccine is exceeding expectations in protecting individuals from HPV infection and precancerous cells.  ...
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23andMe harnesses ‘massive’ genetic database for medical research

23andMe is well known for its DNA kits that promise to shed light on a person's ancestral history and potential ...
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How human evolution—and racism—could be altered by climate change

Evidence suggests that a warming planet could melt away differences between human races — or population groups, as scientists more ...
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98: That’s how many humans it would take to start over on another planet

Are we too vulnerable to asteroid strikes and other cataclysms to stick with our single planet? … Frédéric Marin is ...
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