David Adam

David Adam

David Adam is a freelance science journalist and a bestselling author based in the UK. He has a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Leeds. See more about his work at www.davidneiladam.com

Articles by David Adam
West Nile Virus and Climate Change: It’s Complicated
West Nile Virus and Climate Change: It’s Complicated
David Adam | Sep 28, 2021
Warmer temperatures are likely to increase the prevalence of the mosquito-borne disease in many places, but not all.
Protein Size Matters
Protein Size Matters
David Adam | Sep 23, 2021
A study probes how genetic duplications that can swell protein length influence human traits such as height and kidney function.
Morphine Tolerance Pathway Identified in Mice
Morphine Tolerance Pathway Identified in Mice
David Adam | Sep 20, 2021
Prolonged exposure to morphine triggers cells in the spine to release signaling molecules that increase pain sensitivity and dull the relief of the drug. Blocking this activity could improve pain management.
SARS-CoV-2 Isn’t Going Away, Experts Predict
SARS-CoV-2 Isn’t Going Away, Experts Predict
David Adam | Jan 25, 2021
As politicians try to schedule an end to the pandemic, scientists say the virus will stick around as an endemic disease similar to the common cold.
Counting the Lives Saved by Lockdowns—and Lost to Slow Action
Counting the Lives Saved by Lockdowns—and Lost to Slow Action
David Adam | Jul 6, 2020
Social distancing measures prevented millions of COVID-19–related deaths around the world, according to a handful of studies, but it’s hard to quantify the effects with certainty.
It’s So Hard to Know Who’s Dying of COVID-19—and When
It’s So Hard to Know Who’s Dying of COVID-19—and When
David Adam | May 18, 2020
It can take days for each death to be recorded in official statistics. “Nowcasting” estimates the actual occurrence of deaths, and the true peak of the pandemic.
The Effects of Physical Isolation on the Pandemic Quantified
The Effects of Physical Isolation on the Pandemic Quantified
David Adam | Apr 10, 2020
Social distancing measures are based on limited data. As much of the world remains stuck in lockdown, researchers are trying to measure the benefits.
Modelers Struggle to Predict the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Modelers Struggle to Predict the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic
David Adam | Mar 12, 2020
Disease experts have largely focused on how we got to where we are now with coronavirus infections. Improved data collection and sharing can enhance projections of what’s to come.
Situation Improves Slightly for U Alaska, Major Changes Ahead
Situation Improves Slightly for U Alaska, Major Changes Ahead
David Adam | Sep 24, 2019
Funding cuts provoke concerns about job losses, cancelled research programs, and closed departments.
Science Under Maximum Pressure in Iran
Science Under Maximum Pressure in Iran
David Adam | Sep 13, 2019
From travel restrictions and publishing bans to currency collapse, the restoration of US sanctions has left researchers in Iran reeling.