Doctors Forge Ahead with Plasma for COVID-19, Benefits Uncertain
Doctors Forge Ahead with Plasma for COVID-19, Benefits Uncertain
Researchers say the popularity of convalescent plasma makes it more difficult to gather high-quality data on its efficacy.
Doctors Forge Ahead with Plasma for COVID-19, Benefits Uncertain
Doctors Forge Ahead with Plasma for COVID-19, Benefits Uncertain

Researchers say the popularity of convalescent plasma makes it more difficult to gather high-quality data on its efficacy.

Researchers say the popularity of convalescent plasma makes it more difficult to gather high-quality data on its efficacy.

disease & medicine
Book Excerpt from <em>The State of Science</em>
Book Excerpt from The State of Science
Marc Zimmer | Aug 14, 2020
In Chapter 13, “Trusting Experts—and the Trump Administration,” Marc Zimmer laments the communication breakdown between modern US policy makers and scientists
Opinion: Science in a Time of Crisis
Opinion: Science in a Time of Crisis
Marc Zimmer | Aug 14, 2020
A new book explores the ways that research findings are used and misused.
Coronavirus Found on Food Packaging, but Likely of Little Concern
Coronavirus Found on Food Packaging, but Likely of Little Concern
Amanda Heidt | Aug 13, 2020
China recently reported the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on the outside of frozen food items imported from other countries, but experts stress the risk of transmission is extremely low.
Infectious Disease Researcher Steve Meshnick Dies
Infectious Disease Researcher Steve Meshnick Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 13, 2020
A leading scientist on the mechanisms of action of antimalarial medications, the University of North Carolina professor made contributions to research and mentoring all around the world.
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.
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.
Infographic: What is ME/CFS?
Infographic: What is ME/CFS?
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is sparking renewed efforts to study the underlying causes of this complex, debilitating disease, which might be triggered by the novel coronavirus.
Russia Approves World&rsquo;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.
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.