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Postdocs face hiring freezes; mouse labs make tough decisions; FDA clears 5-minute COVID-19 test
Follow the Coronavirus Outbreak
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Postdocs face hiring freezes; mouse labs make tough decisions; FDA clears 5-minute COVID-19 test

Postdocs face hiring freezes; mouse labs make tough decisions; FDA clears 5-minute COVID-19 test

News & Opinion
The COVID-19 Coronavirus May Travel in Aerosols
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
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.
Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
Ashley Yeager | Apr 2, 2020
There is little evidence that antihypertensive drugs worsen COVID-19, and scientists are instead exploring the idea that such medications—or their downstream effects—may actually alleviate symptoms.
Facial Expressions Decoded in Mice
Facial Expressions Decoded in Mice
Ruth Williams | Apr 2, 2020
A combination of videography, machine learning, and brain imaging has identified facial expressions and neural activity patterns in mice that are associated with their emotions.
US Selects Two COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates for Huge Investments
US Selects Two COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates for Huge Investments
Amy Schleunes | Apr 1, 2020
The government is assisting Johnson & Johnson and Moderna with expediting clinical testing while at the same time prepping for large-scale manufacturing.
HIV Researcher Gita Ramjee Dies of Complications Tied to COVID-19
HIV Researcher Gita Ramjee Dies of Complications Tied to COVID-19
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2020
The South African scientist fought for women’s access to healthcare in disadvantaged communities.
Some Coronavirus Researchers are Running Low on Masks
Some Coronavirus Researchers are Running Low on Masks
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 1, 2020
A large-scale shortage of respirators and face shields threatens progress in some labs that are currently trying to ramp up their studies of SARS-CoV-2.
Cells’ Response to SARS-CoV-2 Different from Flu, RSV
Cells’ Response to SARS-CoV-2 Different from Flu, RSV
Abby Olena | Mar 31, 2020
The host transcriptional signature elicited by the coronavirus appears to be less robust and lacks the induction of key antiviral genes.
Artificial Intelligence Decodes Speech from Brain Activity: Study
Artificial Intelligence Decodes Speech from Brain Activity: Study
Lisa Winter | Mar 31, 2020
The technology, tested out on patients with epilepsy who already had electrodes implanted in their brains, is currently limited to 30–50 sentences.