Scientists battle over the ultimate origin story: Where did the coronavirus come from?

By Joel Achenbach, Johannes Eisele AFP/Getty Images Shi Zhengli, a world-renowned coronavirus researcher who has collaborated with U.S. scientists, stands at the center of the Wuhan lab controversy. Stanley Perlman, who has been studying coronaviruses for 39 years, got a...

With Vaccination Goal in Doubt, Biden Warns of Variant’s Threat

WASHINGTON — With the United States unlikely to reach his self-imposed deadline of having 70 percent of adults partly vaccinated against the coronavirus by July 4, President Biden on Friday stepped up his drive for Americans to get their shots,...

Brazil Reported One of the Highest Covid-19 Death Tolls in the World

The Covid-19 death toll in Brazil has now surpassed 500,000, behind only the United States, which marked 600,000 deaths last week, and India, where deaths may range from 600,000 to as high as 4.2 million.Nearly 18 million people have been...

One in 6 families in new study spent more than $5,000 to have a baby

The price tag for giving birth in America may bring some families sticker shock -- even for those with private insurance. And when delivering moms require caesarians or their newborns need neonatal care, some families may spend as much as...

New technique allows for identification of potential drugs to fight resistant bacteria

Researchers from the Miami University in Ohio have optimized a new technique that will allow scientists to evaluate how potential inhibitors work on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This technique, called native state mass spectrometry, provides a quick way for scientists to identify...

CureVac’s Covid-19 Vaccine Disappoints in Clinical Trial

The German company CureVac delivered disappointing preliminary results on Wednesday from a clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine, dimming hopes that it could help fill the world’s great need.The trial, which included 40,000 volunteers in Latin America and Europe, estimated...

Stronger together: How protein filaments interact

Just as the skeleton and muscles move the human body and hold its shape, all the cells of the body are stabilised and moved by a cellular skeleton. Unlike our skeleton, this cellular skeleton is a very dynamic structure, constantly...

Common antibiotic found useful in accelerating recovery in tuberculosis patients

Globally, an estimated 10 million people develop tuberculosis (TB) each year and the disease remains a leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. Standard short-course anti-TB treatment still requires a regimen of at least six months of antimicrobial...

Calling mental health workers, not police, to deal with mental health crises

By Rob Waters, Spencer Merritt thought he was going to die. He couldn’t breathe and voices in his head told him he had been poisoned and that his beloved dog, Lulu, who died a year earlier, had been, too. He thought...

8 Tips for Choosing a CPAP Machine

Sampat says a sleep technician, sleep technologist, or respiratory technologist can work with you directly to fit you to the right mask. 3. Consider comfort. Size is only one part of fit. You also want to think about the type...
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