Opioid vaccine that limits relapses during detox treatment is on the horizon

Opioid vaccine that limits relapses during detox treatment is on the horizon

Tracey Romero | 
Inoculations are commonly used to prevent infectious diseases like COVID-19, but they also may have the potential to treat substance ...
CRISPR gene editing to cure HIV? It’s now in clinical trials

CRISPR gene editing to cure HIV? It’s now in clinical trials

Kezia Parkins | 
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the nod for Excision BioTherapeutics to begin trials testing CRISPR gene ...
Think of vaccines more like flame retardants than impenetrable walls. Some people will inevitably get sick

Think of vaccines more like flame retardants than impenetrable walls. Some people will inevitably get sick

Katherine Wu | 
The first thing to know about the COVID-19 vaccines is that they’re doing exactly what they were designed and authorized ...
There are still no approved and effective therapies for thousands of ‘long haul’ COVID patients

There are still no approved and effective therapies for thousands of ‘long haul’ COVID patients

Melba Newsome | 
[A] study, published in February in the journal JAMA Network Open by researchers at the University of Washington, suggests that around ...
COVID vaccine confusion: Why is there so much conflicting advice about if and when to get a booster shot?

COVID vaccine confusion: Why is there so much conflicting advice about if and when to get a booster shot?

Arthur Allen, Sarah Jane Tribble | 
On boosters, Americans have heard conflicting messages from various parts of the U.S. government. Yet, [Anthony] Fauci said, “there is ...
Coronaviruses thrive in animals. Could a far more lethal COVID variant emerge in pets?

Coronaviruses thrive in animals. Could a far more lethal COVID variant emerge in pets?

Mick Bailey | 
The recent suggestion that ministers may have to consider culling or vaccinating animals to prevent the coronavirus from picking up another ...
COVID-fighting pills edge closer to proof-of-efficacy

COVID-fighting pills edge closer to proof-of-efficacy

Peter Landers | 
Osaka-based Shionogi, which helped develop the blockbuster cholesterol drug Crestor, said it designed its pill to attack the Covid-19 virus ...
Is Delta rendering the COVID vaccine useless, as some people claim? Shot found to reduce breakthrough infections to 1 in 13,000

Is Delta rendering the COVID vaccine useless, as some people claim? Shot found to reduce breakthrough infections to 1 in 13,000

Ernie Mundell | 
With tens of millions of Americans now vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of August, so-called "breakthrough" cases are bound ...
Some fully-vaccinated people are seeking out booster shots — and the CDC is exploring potential side effects

Some fully-vaccinated people are seeking out booster shots — and the CDC is exploring potential side effects

Kayla Rivas | 
People seeking a COVID-19 booster vaccine dose in hopes of greater protection are doing so as the evidence relating to ...
Stem cells harvested from patient with neurological disorder turned into 3D mini brain that shows signs of seizures

Stem cells harvested from patient with neurological disorder turned into 3D mini brain that shows signs of seizures

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have developed brain ...
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It’s not going away: We need a real, non-political debate about the best way to live with COVID or countries will fracture

Danny Dorling | 
In 1968, at the height of the last great influenza pandemic, at least a million people worldwide died, including 100,000 ...
‘Understanding long COVID is like trying to nail Jell-O to a wall’: Research emerges on long-time sufferers

‘Understanding long COVID is like trying to nail Jell-O to a wall’: Research emerges on long-time sufferers

Andy Larsen | 
“There is currently no accepted case definition for symptoms or duration of long COVID. Consequently, it is difficult to estimate ...
Newly engineered nanoparticles developed to treat drug-resistant fungal infections

Newly engineered nanoparticles developed to treat drug-resistant fungal infections

Alita Sharon | 
They’re roughly the same size as a coronavirus particle, and 1000 times smaller than a human hair, yet newly engineered ...
Sleepy during the day? The FDA just approved Xywav to treat idiopathic hypersomnia

Sleepy during the day? The FDA just approved Xywav to treat idiopathic hypersomnia

Michelle Pugle | 
People who live with excessive daytime sleepiness may have a new option for treatment, but it’s not without its risks ...
300,000 people in the US live with heart- and gut-destroying Chagas ‘kissing bug’ disease

300,000 people in the US live with heart- and gut-destroying Chagas ‘kissing bug’ disease

Bianca Brutus | 
While many people may never have heard of Chagas in the U.S., about 8 million people in Mexico, Central America ...
Who needs a COVID vaccine booster shot, and when?

Who needs a COVID vaccine booster shot, and when?

Emma Yasinski | 
On August 12, the FDA announced that third doses of Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines would be made available for patients ...
Inside the quest to develop second-generation vaccines, variant-proof boosters and a shot that works against future pandemics

Inside the quest to develop second-generation vaccines, variant-proof boosters and a shot that works against future pandemics

Carolyn Johnson | 
Even as vaccine supplies outstrip demand in the United States, the scientific quest for coronavirus shots has scarcely eased. In ...
Children are the ‘final frontier’ for COVID shots, and many parents are resistant. But not these, and here’s why

Children are the ‘final frontier’ for COVID shots, and many parents are resistant. But not these, and here’s why

Holly Yan | 
Toddlers and babies as young as 6 months old are testing Covid-19 vaccines to help make sure they're safe for ...
‘Give me whatever’: Republican governors and vaccine hesitators who question safety and effectiveness of ‘medically proven’ shots embrace unproven antibody therapies

‘Give me whatever’: Republican governors and vaccine hesitators who question safety and effectiveness of ‘medically proven’ shots embrace unproven antibody therapies

JoNel Aleccia | 
[A]fter she fell ill with covid last month, [Joelle Ruppert, an unvaccinated] Florida preschool teacher, found herself desperate to try ...
‘She is a force of nature’: Meet the professor trying to make bone marrow transplants safer

‘She is a force of nature’: Meet the professor trying to make bone marrow transplants safer

Elizabeth Preston | 
[Agnieszka Czechowicz] is now an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In her lab research, ...
The painful life of a long COVID victim

The painful life of a long COVID victim

Lucy Adams | 
Most days I wake up in pain and go to bed with pain. I have vertigo, migraines and blurred vision ...
Delta won’t be the last: What challenges might future COVID variants bring?

Delta won’t be the last: What challenges might future COVID variants bring?

Dhruv Khullar | 
During this pandemic, we’ve developed and deployed vaccines in real time. Meanwhile, sars-CoV-2 is replicating not in a dozen flasks ...
Why Joe Rogan is wrong about COVID mutations: 'Evolution is, right now, occurring in the body of people who are not vaccinated'

Why Joe Rogan is wrong about COVID mutations: ‘Evolution is, right now, occurring in the body of people who are not vaccinated’

Andrea Morris | 
Joe Rogan’s public misrepresentation of a 2015 vaccine study has gone viral. His misunderstanding of the study leads Rogan to ...
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GLP Podcast: ‘Big Fears, Little Risks’ — Documentary featuring GLP experts tackles GMO, vaccine skepticism

Azel James, Cameron English, Matty Cardarople | 
The evidence is in: genetic engineering promotes sustainable farming; vaccines save lives; and nuclear energy is our best hope of ...
Do we need a new COVID vaccine to fight new and potentially more lethal variants?

Do we need a new COVID vaccine to fight new and potentially more lethal variants?

Stephanie Pappas | 
The rapid spread of the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has put more patients in hospital beds and led to reinstatements ...
Mice: The intrepid soldiers helping us fight COVID-19

Mice: The intrepid soldiers helping us fight COVID-19

As highly infectious variants of COVID-19 emerge and devastate regions across the world, scientists continue to rely on unexpected foot ...
Analysis: From horse dewormer to darling of the desperate — Here's how the ivermectin disinformation train got rolling

Analysis: From horse dewormer to darling of the desperate — Here’s how the ivermectin disinformation train got rolling

Andrea DenHoed | 
[Editor's note: There has been a growing in the medical community about the surge in interest and use of the ...
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