After Conference Cancellations, Some Scientists Find a Way
After Conference Cancellations, Some Scientists Find a Way
As scores of academic meetings get upended due to COVID-19, researchers are turning to virtual replacements.
After Conference Cancellations, Some Scientists Find a Way
After Conference Cancellations, Some Scientists Find a Way

As scores of academic meetings get upended due to COVID-19, researchers are turning to virtual replacements.

As scores of academic meetings get upended due to COVID-19, researchers are turning to virtual replacements.

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Possible Biological Explanations for Kids’ Escape from COVID-19
Possible Biological Explanations for Kids’ Escape from COVID-19
Anthony King | Mar 16, 2020
Infected children may harbor SARS-CoV-2 while showing less-severe symptoms than adults. Their young immune systems, ACE2 receptor levels, and even exposure to other coronaviruses might play a role in their resilience.
Modelers Struggle to Predict the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Modelers Struggle to Predict the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic
David Adam | Mar 12, 2020
Disease experts have largely focused on how we got to where we are now with coronavirus infections. Improved data collection and sharing can enhance projections of what’s to come.
How SARS-CoV-2 Tests Work and What’s Next in COVID-19 Diagnostics
How SARS-CoV-2 Tests Work and What’s Next in COVID-19 Diagnostics
Bianca Nogrady | Mar 3, 2020
Current methods to detect infections of the novel coronavirus rely on identifying particular genetic sequences, but new assays are being developed to meet the growing demand for rapid answers.
How Aripiprazole’s Promise for Treating Autism Fell Short
How Aripiprazole’s Promise for Treating Autism Fell Short
Hannah Furfaro | Feb 27, 2020
Aripiprazole, marketed as Abilify, is widely thought to be safer than risperidone, the only other drug approved for use in autistic children. A decade’s worth of data suggests that is not true.
How COVID-19 Is Spread
How COVID-19 Is Spread
Catherine Offord | Feb 21, 2020
Scientists’ latest understanding of the facts, the suspicions, and the discounted rumors of SARS-CoV-2’s transmission from person to person
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
Scientists are using social media to track diseases and understand how people respond to them.
A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jan 1, 2020
A technique called Mendelian randomization is overturning the conclusions of observational studies in public health. But researchers question whether the method can overcome its fundamental limitations.
A Year After the Midterm Elections, Where Are They Now?
A Year After the Midterm Elections, Where Are They Now?
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 17, 2019
Political newcomers to federal and state legislatures with STEM backgrounds are bringing evidence to drafting laws, yet getting bills passed remains elusive.
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
Robert Fortner | Dec 17, 2019
Health officials are rushing a genetically engineered product into the field to counter uncontained outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio.