Max Kozlov

Max Kozlov

Max is a science journalist from Boston. Though he studied cognitive neuroscience, he now prefers to write about brains rather than research them. Prior to writing for The Scientist, Max worked at the Museum of Science in Boston, where his favorite part of the job was dressing in a giant bee costume and teaching children about honeybees. He was also a AAAS Mass Media Fellow, where he worked as a science reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read more of his work at www.maxkozlov.com.

Articles by Max Kozlov
Ferret Study Reinforces Role of Aerosols in SARS-CoV-2 Spread
Ferret Study Reinforces Role of Aerosols in SARS-CoV-2 Spread
Max Kozlov | Oct 28, 2020
Using an elaborate apparatus, researchers find that the virus spreads via aerosolized particles between ferrets more than a meter apart.
NYU Langone to Drop Sackler Name from Biomedical Institute
NYU Langone to Drop Sackler Name from Biomedical Institute
Max Kozlov | Oct 26, 2020
The decision comes after Purdue Pharma, founded by the Sackler family, announced it would plead guilty to federal criminal charges for its role in the opioid epidemic.
<em>Nature</em>-Branded Journals Announce First Open-Access Deal
Nature-Branded Journals Announce First Open-Access Deal
Max Kozlov | Oct 21, 2020
The agreement will enable authors at eligible German institutes to publish an estimated 400 open-access papers each year in Springer Nature journals from the Nature line of titles.
Baby Bottles Can Shed Millions of Microplastic Particles: Study
Baby Bottles Can Shed Millions of Microplastic Particles: Study
Max Kozlov | Oct 19, 2020
The project did not assess any implications for children’s health, but the authors recommend changing up how parents use baby bottles to reduce the amount of plastic in formula or breastmilk.
Decoy Cells Trick SARS-CoV-2, Reduce Cytokines In Vitro
Decoy Cells Trick SARS-CoV-2, Reduce Cytokines In Vitro
Max Kozlov | Oct 14, 2020
Genetically engineered cells that overproduce ACE2, the receptor the novel coronavirus uses to enter cells, neutralize infection in vitro and mop up inflammatory cytokines in mice.
US Tops List of COVID-19 and All-Cause Death Rates Since May
US Tops List of COVID-19 and All-Cause Death Rates Since May
Max Kozlov | Oct 14, 2020
The authors of a new analysis conclude that tens of thousands of lives could have been saved with a more coordinated national response to the coronavirus.
Researchers Who Discovered Hepatitis C Earn Nobel Prize
Researchers Who Discovered Hepatitis C Earn Nobel Prize
Max Kozlov | Oct 5, 2020
Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles Rice share the Physiology or Medicine award for their contributions to identifying the virus and demonstrating that it was responsible for hepatitis among blood transfusion recipients.
Cheese Preservative Slows Oral Cancer Spread in Mice: Study
Cheese Preservative Slows Oral Cancer Spread in Mice: Study
Max Kozlov | Oct 1, 2020
The results add to mounting evidence of microbes’ roles in tumor growth and point to the possibility of impeding malignancies by inhibiting bacteria.
Vast Majority in US Remain Susceptible to COVID-19: Study
Vast Majority in US Remain Susceptible to COVID-19: Study
Max Kozlov | Sep 28, 2020
Fewer than 1 in 10 dialysis patients sampled had antibodies against the novel coronavirus as of July, indicating that the greater population is far from levels required to achieve herd immunity.
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Max Kozlov | Sep 23, 2020
Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.