Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Does Vaping Raise Your Risk of Covid-19 Symptoms?

Does Vaping Raise Your Risk of Covid-19 Symptoms?

Like many parents, LeeAnn is terrified her son will catch Covid-19. She lives in New York, near the nation’s coronavirus epicenter, but that isn’t the only issue that’s worrying...
The Biggest Coronavirus Myths, Busted

The Biggest Coronavirus Myths, Busted

We’re living in uncertain, surreal times, as the coronavirus crisis worsens in the United States. As we’re struggling with a vacuum of reliable information, coronavirus myths are spreading as...
How to Refuel a Nuclear Power Plant During a Pandemic

How to Refuel a Nuclear Power Plant During a Pandemic

Each spring, nearly 1,000 highly specialized technicians from around the US descend on the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station near Phoenix, Arizona, to refuel one of the plant’s three ...
An ER Doctor Describes What It's Like to Treat Covid-19

An ER Doctor Describes What It’s Like to Treat Covid-19

The coronavirus has landed, hard, in American emergency rooms. Hospitals in some areas are overwhelmed with critically ill Covid-19 patients, as the patient surge that epidemiologists warned us about...
Doctors Are Pooling Data to Help Understand Covid-19

Doctors Are Pooling Data to Help Understand Covid-19

An anti-malaria medicine called hydroxychloroquine might be a rescue drug for Covid-19—or maybe not. Or another anti-inflammatory drug, such as tocilizumab, might dampen the deadliest effects of the...
Ultra-Fast Genome Sequencing Could Save the Lives of Newborns

Ultra-Fast Genome Sequencing Could Save the Lives of Newborns

Maverick Coltrin seemed like any other newborn when he first came home from the hospital, wearing his beanie cap with bear ears and blue-and-gray onesie and following the typical around-the-clock...
Is There a Coronavirus Vaccine? Here's Everything You Need to Know

Is There a Coronavirus Vaccine? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Stermina TherapeuticsThis is another mRNA vaccine project, based at Shanghai East Hospital of Tongji University. The CEO of Stermina told Chinese state media at the end of January that manufacturing...
Darpa Cranks Up Antibody Research to Stall Coronavirus

Darpa Cranks Up Antibody Research to Stall Coronavirus

Sometime in the next day or two, a medical courier will deliver a styrofoam cooler to the offices of AbCellera, a biotech firm headquartered in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Inside...
What Is a Coronavirus? | WIRED

What Is a Coronavirus? | WIRED

Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology.Q: What is a coronavirus?Coronaviruses are a family of hundreds of viruses that can cause fever, respiratory problems, and sometimes gastrointestinal...
Using Crispr to Fight Cancer Shows Promise in First US Human Safety Trial

Using Crispr to Fight Cancer Shows Promise in First US Human Safety Trial

In the second two edits, the scientists used Crispr to cripple genes that code for natural T cell receptors—deleting them from the cell’s surface and creating a blank slate. Then,...

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