Trials Seek to Answer if Vitamin D Could Help in COVID-19
Trials Seek to Answer if Vitamin D Could Help in COVID-19
In clinical studies worldwide, researchers are testing the possibility that supplements of the vitamin could prevent or decrease the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections.
Trials Seek to Answer if Vitamin D Could Help in COVID-19
Trials Seek to Answer if Vitamin D Could Help in COVID-19

In clinical studies worldwide, researchers are testing the possibility that supplements of the vitamin could prevent or decrease the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections.

In clinical studies worldwide, researchers are testing the possibility that supplements of the vitamin could prevent or decrease the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections.

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Disturbed Microbes Contribute to Lung Damage from Oxygen Treatment
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Ruth Williams | Aug 12, 2020
In humans, higher oxygen levels during ventilation is tied to an altered bacterial composition in the lungs, and mouse experiments show a causative link.
Simple Tool Evaluates Mask Performance at Blocking Droplets
Simple Tool Evaluates Mask Performance at Blocking Droplets
Amanda Heidt | Aug 12, 2020
A proof-of-concept study finds some commonly used facial coverings may perform worse than no mask at all.
Last Chance to Enter Our Annual Top 10 Innovations Contest
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The Scientist Staff | Aug 12, 2020
There’s only a week and half left to submit your new product and have a chance at being selected for a coveted spot in The Scientist’s 2020 competition.
Gilead Urged to Explore Remdesivir Relative as COVID-19 Drug
Gilead Urged to Explore Remdesivir Relative as COVID-19 Drug
Catherine Offord | Aug 11, 2020
Citizen advocates push the pharmaceutical company to examine a compound that has been used to treat certain coronavirus infections in cats.
Russia Approves World’s First Coronavirus Vaccine
Russia Approves World’s First Coronavirus Vaccine
Jef Akst | Aug 11, 2020
Some researchers express skepticism given the lack of data about the vaccine’s safety and efficacy, and the country plans to vaccinate healthcare workers, teachers, and others even before testing is complete.
Updated Aug 12
COVID-19 Vaccine Frontrunners
COVID-19 Vaccine Frontrunners
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2020
Stay up-to-date on the progress of dozens of vaccine candidates that are currently undergoing clinical testing.
Updated Aug 11
Follow the Coronavirus Outbreak
Follow the Coronavirus Outbreak
The Scientist Staff | Feb 20, 2020
Academic research without undergraduates; Scientists self-experiment with COVID-19 vaccines; Agriculture research in Africa during the pandemic 
Noel Rose, Who Demonstrated Autoimmunity Exists, Dies at 92
Noel Rose, Who Demonstrated Autoimmunity Exists, Dies at 92
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020
The Johns Hopkins University researcher bucked the prevailing idea that the body would not launch an immune response against its own tissues, and in doing so established an entirely new scientific discipline.
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020
Junior faculty in particular may lose ground as undergrad students remain barred from university labs.