U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
The school requires each student, faculty, and staff member to be tested twice per week and sends the results straight to their cell phones.
U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day

The school requires each student, faculty, and staff member to be tested twice per week and sends the results straight to their cell phones.

The school requires each student, faculty, and staff member to be tested twice per week and sends the results straight to their cell phones.

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How Our Exhalations Help Spread Pathogens Such as SARS-CoV-2
How Our Exhalations Help Spread Pathogens Such as SARS-CoV-2
Amanda Heidt | Jul 31, 2020
Lydia Bourouiba, an expert in fluid dynamics and disease transmission at MIT, explains how the physics of sneezes and coughs leads to the spread of respiratory pathogens such as COVID-19.  
Two COVID-19 Clinical Trials Seek to Enroll Pregnant Women
Two COVID-19 Clinical Trials Seek to Enroll Pregnant Women
Jef Akst | Jul 20, 2020
Upon seeing pregnant women sick with COVID-19 at a University of Pennsylvania hospital, researchers there wrote trial protocols for blood transfusions to treat the disease that include expecting mothers.
Autopsies Indicate Blood Clots Are Lethal in COVID-19
Autopsies Indicate Blood Clots Are Lethal in COVID-19
Ashley Yeager | Jul 10, 2020
A pathologist describes his observations from examining the bodies of those who succumbed to the coronavirus.
Scientists Use Online Game to Research COVID-19 Treatment
Scientists Use Online Game to Research COVID-19 Treatment
Emma Yasinski | Mar 9, 2020
The creativity of citizen scientists could help researchers design proteins that may be able to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Ashley Yeager | Mar 6, 2020
Contact tracing and genetic testing reveal how SARS-CoV-2 circulated among individuals for weeks, especially in the US, before being detected.
Coronavirus’s Genetics Reveal Its Global Travels
Coronavirus’s Genetics Reveal Its Global Travels
Ashley Yeager | Feb 25, 2020
Random mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen’s genome help researchers track the spread and transmission of COVID-19, the disease it causes.
Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
Ashley Yeager | Feb 19, 2020
After an accident as a teenager, he developed the disorder. He then studied the brain to better understand his own seizures, and now plans to sail around the world to show others with the condition how to push their limits.
Where Coronaviruses Come From
Where Coronaviruses Come From
Shawna Williams | Jan 24, 2020
EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak speaks with The Scientist about how pathogens like 2019-nCoV jump species, and how to head off the next pandemic.
UK Group Tackles Reproducibility in Research
UK Group Tackles Reproducibility in Research
Emily Makowski | Jan 7, 2020
Last month, 10 UK universities became part of the UK Reproducibility Network, joining researchers, funders, journal publishers, and regulatory agencies.