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NASA's New Mars Rover Hits Dusty Red Road, 1st Trip 21 feet

By Marcia Dunn | Mar 6, 2021

The Perseverance rover ventured from its landing position Thursday, two weeks after setting down on the red planet to seek signs of past life.

How Coronavirus Deranges the Immune System in Complex and Deadly Ways

By Liz Szabo | Mar 6, 2021

Scientists say unprepared immune cells appear to be responding to the coronavirus with a devastating release of chemicals, inflicting damage that may endure long after the threat has been eliminated.

In Latest Test Flight, SpaceX Starship Explodes on Impact

By Marcia Dunn | Mar 4, 2021

SpaceX's futuristic Starship looked like it aced a touchdown Wednesday, but then exploded on the landing pad with so much force that it was hurled into the air.

Keeping Clean Could Be Deadly: Briotech's Solution to Pandemic-Era Disinfection


Briotech, a global leader in HOCl technology and manufacturing, has created a multi-use product line with game-changing technologies in health and disinfection.

Countries Call on Drug Companies to Share Vaccine Know-How

By Lori Hinnant, Maria Cheng | Mar 1, 2021

Across Africa and Southeast Asia, governments and aid groups, as well as the World Health Organization, are calling on pharmaceutical companies to share their patent information.

US Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J

By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone | Feb 27, 2021

U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.

How Will COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Adapt to Variants?

Feb 25, 2021

First-generation COVID-19 vaccines appear to be working against today's variants, but makers already are taking steps to update their recipes if health authorities decide that's needed.

Pfizer Studying the Effects of 3rd Vaccine Dose

Feb 25, 2021

Pfizer announced Thursday that it has begun studying a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, part of a strategy to guard against mutated versions of the coronavirus.

How Do We Know COVID-19 Vaccines are Safe?

By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 18, 2021

Scientists look for safety issues during the testing phase and continue their monitoring as shots roll out around the world. So far, the only serious warning to emerge is a rare risk of severe allergic reactions.

COVID-19 Bill Would Scale Up Ability to Spot Virus Mutations

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Feb 17, 2021

U.S. scientists would gain vastly expanded capabilities to identify potentially deadlier coronavirus mutations under legislation advancing in Congress. A House bill headed for floor debate would provide $1.75 billion for genomic sequencing.

COVID-19 Shots Might Get Tweaked if Variants Get Worse

By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 16, 2021

The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes against worrisome virus mutations — and regulators are looking to flu as a blueprint if and when the shots need an update.

Fauci Wins $1 Million Israeli Prize for 'Defending Science'

By Laurie Kellman | Feb 15, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for "defending science" and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

United Arab Emirates Publishes First Photo from Mars Probe

Feb 14, 2021

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday published the first image for its Mars probe now circling the red planet.

Study Reveals Effects of Puberty Blockers at Controversial UK Gender Clinic

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 14, 2021

A new U.K. study found that administering puberty blockers to children wanting to transition can impact height growth and bone density.

WHO Team: Coronavirus Unlikely to Have Leaked From China Lab

Feb 9, 2021

The coronavirus is unlikely to have leaked from a Chinese lab and is more likely to have jumped to humans from an animal, a World Health Organization team has concluded.

HIV Vaccine Approach Succeeds in First Clinical Trial

Feb 7, 2021

A phase 1 clinical trial testing a novel vaccine approach to prevent HIV has produced promising results, IAVI and Scripps Research announced this week.

Petition Asking NASA to Name Planet After Late Musician Sophie Goes Viral

Feb 4, 2021

Fans are sending around an online petition urging NASA to name a newly discovered planet after pioneering trans producer and musician, Sophie, who died last weekend after a fall while trying to take a picture of the full moon in Athens, Greece. She was 34

SpaceX's 2nd Starship Test Flight Ends with Another Kaboom

By Marcia Dunn | Feb 3, 2021

SpaceX's second full test flight of its futuristic, bullet-shaped Starship ended in another fiery crash landing Tuesday.

GSK, CureVac to Make COVID-19 Vaccines Aimed at New Variants

By Danica Kirka | Feb 3, 2021

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday it will work with a German biopharmaceutical company to develop new vaccines targeting emerging variants of COVID-19 amid concerns that some mutations are making the virus harder to combat.

US Billionaire Buys SpaceX Flight to Orbit with 3 Others

By Marcia Dunn | Feb 1, 2021

A U.S. billionaire who made a fortune in tech and fighter jets is buying an entire SpaceX flight and plans to take three people with him to circle the globe this year.

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