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Remembering Those We Lost in 2022
A look at some noteworthy scientists who died this year, leaving behind a legacy of research excellence.
Remembering Those We Lost in 2022
Remembering Those We Lost in 2022

A look at some noteworthy scientists who died this year, leaving behind a legacy of research excellence.

A look at some noteworthy scientists who died this year, leaving behind a legacy of research excellence.

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Measles Vaccine Developer Samuel Katz Dies at 95
Lisa Winter | Nov 23, 2022 | 3 min read
He also worked on immunizations against polio, rubella, influenza, and more.
How Some Vaccines Protect Against More than Their Targets
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020 | 10+ min read
As researchers test existing vaccines for nonspecific protection against COVID-19, immunologists are working to understand how some inoculations protect against pathogens they weren’t designed to fend off.
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The Science News that Shaped 2019
Kerry Grens | Dec 20, 2019 | 6 min read
A T cell discovery, “hachimoji” DNA, a new species of human, and mounting fears of espionage rounded off the list this year.
50 Children Dead from Measles Outbreak in Samoa 
Emily Makowski | Dec 2, 2019 | 1 min read
The public health emergency has spurred a mass vaccination campaign.
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2019 | 4 min read
Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.
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Europe Had 90,000 Measles Cases in First Half of 2019
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 30, 2019 | 2 min read
The number of measles cases this year is already more than all of the cases reported in 2018.
Vaccine Exemptions May Allow for Large Measles Outbreaks
Abby Olena, PhD | Aug 21, 2019 | 4 min read
Mathematical models reveal that current vaccination rates in Texas schools could pave the way for the virus to spread to hundreds of people.
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Measles to Hit Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami Next, Study Predicts
Ashley P. Taylor | May 13, 2019 | 2 min read
The forecast for upcoming outbreaks failed to foresee the cluster of infections currently affecting Brooklyn.
Two Los Angeles Universities Establish Measles Quarantine
Ashley Yeager | Apr 26, 2019 | 2 min read
Health officials have asked students and staff potentially exposed to the virus and who either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify immunity to stay home.
US Measles Cases Break Record Since Returning to Country
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2019 | 3 min read
There are now more cases of measles in America than in any year since the disease was eradicated nearly 20 years ago.
US Measles Cases Continue to Climb Toward Record High
Ashley Yeager | Apr 9, 2019 | 2 min read
So far this year, 465 infections have been reported, with numbers approaching their highest since measles returned to the country.
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In Three Months, US Measles Cases Surpass 2018 Numbers
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 2, 2019 | 2 min read
Most people who contracted the disease were unvaccinated and some state legislatures are now considering whether to curtail nonmedical vaccine exemptions.
Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
Kerry Grens | Feb 14, 2019 | 2 min read
The World Health Organization reports that a number of countries are experiencing “sizeable” numbers of the infection due to a failure to vaccinate.
Measles Epidemic Rocks Madagascar
Jef Akst | Feb 7, 2019 | 2 min read
The outbreak has infected 50,000 people and killed 300, most of them children, since cases began to crop up in October 2018.
Measles Outbreak Worsens in Washington State
Catherine Offord | Jan 28, 2019 | 2 min read
Most of the 34 patients are under 10 years old, and almost all have been confirmed as unvaccinated against the virus.
New York Faces Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades
Catherine Offord | Jan 10, 2019 | 2 min read
In one county alone, more than 100 cases have been confirmed since October.
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A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
Shawna Williams | Aug 21, 2018 | 1 min read
The WHO reports more than 41,000 cases in the region in the first half of 2018.
Measles Cases On the Rise in England
Jim Daley | May 11, 2018 | 1 min read
The increase is associated with travel to Europe, where large outbreaks are occurring.
European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017
Shawna Williams | Feb 20, 2018 | 1 min read
The increase is attributed to a drop in immunization rates.
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