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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.

J&J 1-Dose Shot Prevents COVID-19, But With Less Efficacy

By Lauran Neergaard, Linda A. Johnson | Jan 29, 2021

Johnson & Johnson's long-awaited vaccine appears to protect against COVID-19 with just one shot — not as strong as some two-shot rivals but still potentially helpful for a world in dire need of more doses.

How Many Variants of the Coronavirus Are There?

By Marion Renault | Jan 28, 2021

There are many circulating around the world, but health experts are primarily concerned with the emergence of three.

Explainer: Why It's Hard to Make Vaccines and Boost Supplies

By Lauren Neergaard | Jan 28, 2021

With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world's supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to know: How can we get more? A lot more. Right away.

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

By Jill Lawless | Jan 22, 2021

There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain.

A New COVID-19 Challenge: Mutations Rise Along with Cases

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 19, 2021

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge.

Research Shows Identical Twins Aren't Perfect Clones

By Christina Larson | Jan 12, 2021

If you're an identical twin who's always resisted being called a clone of your sibling, scientists say you have a point.

Harnessing Nature in Harmony CBD's Unique Botanical Blends

Harnessing Nature in Harmony CBD's Unique Botanical Blends

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 7, 2021

Harmony CBD combines South Carolina-grown hemp with organic herbs and essential oils to create a collection of topicals for daily skincare, muscle fatigue and more.

Eureka! Two Vaccines Work, But What About the Others in the Pharma Arms Race?

By Arthur Allen | Jan 5, 2021

If trials can't go forward, that could very well have an impact on the world's supply of covid vaccines and eventually on vaccine prices, especially if booster shots are needed in years to come.

Heading Off the Next Pandemic

By Jim Robbins | Jan 4, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic heads for a showdown with vaccines it's expected to lose, many experts in the field of emerging infectious diseases are already focused on preventing the next one.

What's So Important About CBD Lab Sheets?

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 4, 2021

All it takes is a little bit of research to see for yourself if your CBD manufacturer is selling you reliable products that are truthfully labeled.

Watch Out LA: Feds Calculate Riskiest, Safest Places in U.S.

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 3, 2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has calculated the risk for every county in America for 18 types of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, volcanoes, and even tsunamis.

Ancient Graffiti Making Fun of Gay Sex Uncovered in Pompeii

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 1, 2021

A newly-excavated eatery in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii made headlines last week, but a new detail has now emerged: The presence of mocking graffiti about sex between men.

COVID Vaccines Appear Safe and Effective, but Key Questions Remain

By Bernard J. Wolfson | Dec 26, 2020

Vaccine development in under a year, shattering all records, is a marvel of science. It's also a cause for concern for millions of Americans who fear the uncertainty of an unknown technology.

As Biden Gets Sworn In, White House Will Get Scrubbed Down

By Phil Galewitz | Dec 25, 2020

As Joe Biden lifts his right hand to take the oath of office at noon on Jan. 20 at the Capitol, a team of specially trained cleaners will be lifting their hands to disinfect the White House.

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19

By Marion Renault | Dec 24, 2020

At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease's first victims — and finding some answers.

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