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STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Warp Speed chief can avoid ethics disclosures; China OKs a BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine trial

1 hour ago   |   STAT

Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, despite the gloomy skies hovering over the muggy Pharmalot campus. After all, as the Morning...
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Once a relic of medical history, radiation emerges as an intriguing - and divisive - treatment for Covid-19

5 hours ago   |   STAT

Back in 2013, toxicologist Edward Calabrese and a colleague at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, were combing over a cache of century-old data on low-dose radiation...
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Opioid overdoses have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus, but states are nevertheless slashing addiction treatment program budgets 

5 hours ago   |   STAT

WASHINGTON - Drug overdoses have skyrocketed and demand for addiction treatment medicine has soared as the coronavirus pandemic continues. But many cash-strapped states are...
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Donald Trump Is At War With Covid-19 Science

Donald Trump Is At War With Covid-19 Science

6 hours ago   |   Huffington Post

At a roundtable at Louisiana State University on Tuesday, US Vice President Mike Pence paused to make what he clearly felt was a vital point. “To be very clear,” he said, “we...
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U.S. must spend $75 billion to fix flawed Covid-19 testing, report says

10 hours ago   |   STAT

The U.S. should invest $75 billion in order to fix its badly flawed system of diagnostic testing for Covid-19, according to a bipartisan committee of industry experts...
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Expert reaction to study looking at dietary guidelines, global health and environmental targets

15 hours ago   |   Science Media Centre

A study, published in the BMJ , has aimed to link food-based dietary guidelines with global health and environmental targets. Prof Elizabeth Robinson, Professor of...
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Governments' dietary guidelines are harming the planet, study finds

15 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Across the world, failure of official advice to provide sustainable, healthy diets is shocking, say scientists Official dietary advice across the world is harming both the...
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Scientists create a speedy finger-prick test to scan for radiation exposure in mice

20 hours ago   |   STAT

Researchers have developed a simple finger-prick test that scans a single drop of blood to rapidly determine whether the body has been exposed to toxic levels of...
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Expert reaction to reported comments from Matt Hancock that face coverings will not be made mandatory in offices

21 hours ago   |   Science Media Centre

The Secretary of State for Health of the UK, Matt Hancock, said this morning on BBC Radio 4 Today that face coverings will not be made mandatory in offices. Prof Rowland Kao...
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Are stage 4 lockdown restrictions coming to Victoria?

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

There's no definition of what stage four might mean, or when it could come into effect in Melbourne, but authorities haven't ruled it out What you need to know about...
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Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole who blended science and storytelling...

Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole who blended science and storytelling dies at 75

Cole passed away in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday as a result of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Read more ...

Shark attack: Watch 'strategic' Great White take down 10 METRE humpback whale

Shark attack: Watch 'strategic' Great White take down 10 METRE humpback whale

A SHARK has been filmed hunting and killing a humpback whale for the first time, leading great white experts to speculate it was 'an experienced whale killer'. Read more ...

Solar storm WARNING: New York could be without power for TWO years in event...

Solar storm WARNING: New York could be without power for TWO years in event of major storm

A HUGE solar storm "will" one day hit Earth, and when it does it could completely wipe out technology for up to two years, experts have warned. Read more ...

Flying to Mars

Flying to Mars

Filling up the tank or charging the battery before a long journey is more of a chore than anything else - not to mention one of expense. But for Suhail, deputy project manager... Read more ...

Moon landing scientist makes Apollo 11 confession: 'They shouldn't have...

Moon landing scientist makes Apollo 11 confession: 'They shouldn't have picked me!'

MOON LANDING scientist Professor Farouk El-Baz has made a candid confession to Express.co.uk over his role in the Apollo programme, admitting that things could have turned out... Read more ...

Earthquake warning: Powerful ‘stormquakes' can be caused by extreme weather...

Earthquake warning: Powerful ‘stormquakes' can be caused by extreme weather - research

EARTHQUAKES can be caused by powerful storms over the ocean, researchers have found. Read more ...

Donald Trump Is At War With Covid-19 Science

Donald Trump Is At War With Covid-19 Science

At a roundtable at Louisiana State University on Tuesday, US Vice President Mike Pence paused to make what he clearly felt was a vital point. “To be very clear,” he said, “we... Read more ...

Ancient Egypt breakthrough: Archaeologists debunk 3,000 year old Hyksos...

Ancient Egypt breakthrough: Archaeologists debunk 3,000 year old Hyksos invasion myth

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have exposed the truth behind an over 3,000 year-old myth about Hyksos remains in ancient Egypt. Read more ...

Looking at how eating plant fibre affects your gut

Looking at how eating plant fibre affects your gut

Fibre is an important part of a healthy diet, but we don't fully understand how it is handled by the body. In this blog, Dr Hannah Harris from the Quadram Institute talks about... Read more ...

Minotaur rocket successfully deploys four NRO satellites in orbit

Minotaur rocket successfully deploys four NRO satellites in orbit

A Minotaur 4 rocket fires into a mostly sunny sky Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. Credit: Northrop Grumman/Thom Baur A... Read more ...