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Follow the Coronavirus Outbreak
Staff | Feb 20, 2020
Coronavirus possibly in aerosols; blood pressure meds don’t appear to increase COVID-19 severity; cats and ferrets can catch SARS-CoV-2
COVID-19 Vaccine Frontrunners
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2020
Four vaccine candidates—two in the US, one in China, and one in the UK—have been approved for early testing in people. Several others are close on their heels.
Lipid Expert and Babraham Institute Director Michael Wakelam Dies
Amy Schleunes | Apr 7, 2020
Wakelam, who died of a suspected COVID-19 infection, is remembered for his research on the physiological function of lipids.
Computational Biologist James Taylor Dies
Lisa Winter | Apr 7, 2020
The Johns Hopkins University professor was a co-developer of the Galaxy platform, an open-source bioinformatics tool used in labs around the world.
Study Questions if School Closures Limit the Spread of COVID-19
Ashley Yeager | Apr 7, 2020
School shutdowns might have a relatively small effect on preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, a new meta-analysis suggests, though the preliminary data point to the need for more studies.
Skulls from the Yucatán Peninsula a Clue to Early American Settlers
Alejandra Manjarrez | Apr 7, 2020
The crania of individuals who lived in the Yucatán Peninsula during the late Pleistocene show a high degree of anatomical diversity among them, and their skull shapes differ from that of other North American populations of the time.
Scientists Around the Globe Pivot Their Research to SARS-CoV-2
Diana Kwon | Apr 6, 2020
Researchers have rapidly identified ways to apply their expertise to help end the pandemic.
Saudi Arabian Universities Push to Recruit Women Faculty
Andy Tay | Apr 5, 2020
In the kingdom’s mostly gender segregated education system, expanding department offerings to female students means needing to hire women professors—a scarcity in STEM fields in Saudi Arabia.
The COVID-19 Coronavirus May Travel in Aerosols
Amy Schleunes | Apr 3, 2020
Several studies have indicated that SARS-CoV-2 might be spread through air, but not all experts are convinced.
Cats, Ferrets Susceptible to SARS-CoV-2: Study
Shawna Williams | Apr 2, 2020
Researchers report that dogs, pigs, chickens, and ducks did not easily become infected.