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Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Correcting misinformation and providing reliable data are collective responsibilities of the research community.
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Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism

Correcting misinformation and providing reliable data are collective responsibilities of the research community.

Correcting misinformation and providing reliable data are collective responsibilities of the research community.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, SORBETTO

social distancing

Infographic: What Social Isolation Can Mean for the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
People who show low social engagement over long periods of time often show reductions in cognitive function. Studies of the brain may provide clues about this correlation.
How Social Isolation Affects the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
Absence of human contact is associated with declines in cognitive function. But as the COVID-19 pandemic brings concerns about the potential harms of isolation to the fore, researchers are still hunting for concrete evidence of a causal role as well as possible mechanisms.
How Face Masks Can Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Diana Kwon | Jul 8, 2020
As communities and businesses reopen amidst the pandemic, masks—in addition to other social distancing measures—are crucial for preventing new outbreaks.
Infographic: What We Know About How Masks Can Slow Disease Spread
Diana Kwon | Jul 8, 2020
Not all masks are created equal, and how they are worn makes a difference too.
Counting the Lives Saved by Lockdowns—and Lost to Slow Action
David Adam | Jul 6, 2020
Social distancing measures prevented millions of COVID-19–related deaths around the world, according to a handful of studies, but it’s hard to quantify the effects with certainty.
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The Effects of Physical Isolation on the Pandemic Quantified
David Adam | Apr 10, 2020
Social distancing measures are based on limited data. As much of the world remains stuck in lockdown, researchers are trying to measure the benefits.