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Opinion: The ever-expanding role of the chief medical officer

1 hour ago   |   STAT

Until March of this year, my job as chief medical officer of Salesforce was demanding but reasonably predictable from one day to another. I focused on steering the company's...
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Ashish Jha on Covid-19, pandemic fatigue, and when we're getting back to normal

1 hour ago   |   STAT

A very 2020 thing is that we now have a group of people who've become pandemic celebrities. They'd probably prefer not to have that moniker. But the fact is, public health...
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Scientists Say Covid-19 May Become 'Endemic'. Here's What That Means

Scientists Say Covid-19 May Become 'Endemic'. Here's What That Means

3 hours ago   |   Huffington Post

The coronavirus outbreak was first referred to as an epidemic, then a pandemic. Nowm you might be hearing scientists describing Covid-19 as ‘endemic'. So, what's the difference...
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STAT+: Trump administration finalizes rule forcing insurers to disclose negotiated prices, including for drugs

17 hours ago   |   STAT

WASHINGTON - The federal government on Thursday finalized a rule that requires health insurers to publicly disclose the rates they negotiate with hospitals, doctors, and drug...
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Expert reaction to an IPBES workshop report on biodiversity and pandemics

18 hours ago   |   Science Media Centre

A report published online by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services looked at the link between degradation of nature and pandemic...
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Do potatoes and tomatoes make rheumatoid arthritis worse?

19 hours ago   |   New Scientist

Claims that solanine, a toxic compound found in many plants, exacerbates arthritis are a staple of health columns - but there's no sound science to back this up, finds James Wong
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Antibody drugs appear effective. Now can we make enough of them?

1 day ago   |   STAT

The Covid-19 pandemic teaches one lesson, over and over: The virus is moving faster than we are. That difficult message was driven home Wednesday evening with news that an...
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Latest interim results from the REACT-1 study on COVID-19 spread across England

1 day ago   |   Science Media Centre

This briefing covered the latest interim data from the largest community coronavirus testing programme, REACT. This batch of data is an interim report from the next round and...
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A MacArthur ‘genius' will likely use his grant to support his wife's work - in the name of science

1 day ago   |   STAT

There's a rare and touching symbiosis in Damien Fair's marriage. The prominent University of Minnesota neuroscientist was honored earlier this month with a “ genius grant ”...
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It may be time to reset expectations on when we'll get a Covid-19 vaccine

1 day ago   |   STAT

The ambitious drive to produce Covid-19 vaccine at warp speed seems to be running up against reality. We all probably need to reset our expectations about how quickly we're...
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Full Blue Moon on Halloween: How to see the Hunter's Moon

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Scientists Say Covid-19 May Become 'Endemic'. Here's What That Means

Scientists Say Covid-19 May Become 'Endemic'. Here's What That Means

The coronavirus outbreak was first referred to as an epidemic, then a pandemic. Nowm you might be hearing scientists describing Covid-19 as ‘endemic'. So, what's the difference... Read more ...

NASA's asteroid-blasting spacecraft has stored over 2 pounds of alien dust...

NASA's asteroid-blasting spacecraft has stored over 2 pounds of alien dust and rock to bring back to Earth

Summary List Placement NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft successfully scooped up rocky space dust from the asteroid Bennu on Friday. But in a sense, it completed its task too well... Read more ...

Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium

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CoVA: An Acuity Score for Outpatient Screening that Predicts COVID-19 Prognosis

CoVA: An Acuity Score for Outpatient Screening that Predicts COVID-19 Prognosis

Haoqi Sun, Aayushee Jain, Michael J Leone, Haitham S Alabsi, Laura N Brenner, Elissa Ye, Wendong Ge, Yu-Ping Shao, Christine L Boutros, Ruopeng Wang, Ryan A Tesh, Colin... Read more ...

Ludovica Brusaferri, PhD

Ludovica Brusaferri, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging I received my PhD in Medical Imaging from University College London, UK in March 2020... Read more ...

A bacterial virus helped the spread of a new Salmonella strain

A bacterial virus helped the spread of a new Salmonella strain

Salmonella is associated with a large number of cases of foodborne infection resulting in diarrhoea and in some cases severe complications. Half of all Salmonella infections in... Read more ...

OSIRIS-REx begins stowing asteroid sample into return capsule

OSIRIS-REx begins stowing asteroid sample into return capsule

These images from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft were taken Tuesday, Oct. 27, showing the mission's robotic arm placing the sampling head inside the capsule that will return the... Read more ...

SpaceX traces engine problem to blocked valve ahead of November crew launch

SpaceX traces engine problem to blocked valve ahead of November crew launch

NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, pilot Victor Glover, commander Mike Hopkins, and Japanese mission specialist Soichi Noguchi are preparing to fly on SpaceX's Crew-1 mission to... Read more ...

Future Business Leaders, Ethical Values, and National Economic Freedom: A...

Future Business Leaders, Ethical Values, and National Economic Freedom: A View from Business Students in Eight Countries

(Image: Leigh Blackall /Licensed by CCBY 2.0 ) Ethics, goes one line of reasoning, are great for those who can afford them. It's a cynical view, to be sure, but what effect... Read more ...