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FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Experimental Alzheimer's Drug

FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Experimental Alzheimer's Drug

By Marilynn Marchione and Matthew Perrone | Nov 7, 2020

Government health advisers sharply criticized a closely watched Alzheimer's drug on Friday, concluding there wasn't enough evidence that the experimental drug slowed the brain-destroying disease.

WNBA Champs Bird, Stewart Make Freezing Eggs Less Taboo

WNBA Champs Bird, Stewart Make Freezing Eggs Less Taboo

By Doug Feinberg | Nov 7, 2020

Bird and Stewart are among a half-dozen WNBA players who have frozen their eggs according to the players union. And it's not just WNBA players who have done this.

Lions and Tigers and Anteaters? US Scientists Scan the Menagerie for COVID

Lions and Tigers and Anteaters? US Scientists Scan the Menagerie for COVID

By JoNel Aleccia | Nov 5, 2020

Across the country, veterinarians and other researchers are scouring the animal kingdom for signs of the virus that causes COVID-19.

The Best COVID Warning System? Poop and Pooled Spit, Says One Colorado School

The Best COVID Warning System? Poop and Pooled Spit, Says One Colorado School

By Rae Ellen Bichell | Nov 3, 2020

Emerging research suggests infected people start shedding the coronavirus in their poop early in their infection, and possibly days before they begin shedding it from their mouths and noses.

Does Weather Affect the Spread of Coronavirus Outside?

Does Weather Affect the Spread of Coronavirus Outside?

Nov 3, 2020

Scientists say the real concern about cold weather is that lower temperatures are more likely to keep people indoors — potentially in more crowded spaces where the virus can spread more easily.

Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

By Liz Szabo | Oct 28, 2020

The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic on a vaccine being developed at "warp speed." But some scientific experts warn they're all expecting too much, too soon.

Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Others Go On

Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Others Go On

By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 27, 2020

U.S. government officials are putting an early end to a study testing an Eli Lilly antibody drug for people hospitalized with COVID-19 because it doesn't seem to be helping them.

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

By Nicholas K. Geranios | Oct 23, 2020

Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.

Oxford Vaccine Trial Continues Amid Death Report

Oxford Vaccine Trial Continues Amid Death Report

Oct 22, 2020

The University of Oxford says the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil will continue following reports of a participant's death.

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21, 2020

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

By Lori Hinnant, Sam Mednick | Oct 19, 2020

From factory to syringe, the world's most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work.

Robotic Vaginectomy to be Offered in US for the First Time

Robotic Vaginectomy to be Offered in US for the First Time

Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Sherman Leis, founder of The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery, has announced a new robotic vaginectomy procedure developed for transmasculine patients.

Possible Safety Issues Pause COVID-19 Antibody Study

Possible Safety Issues Pause COVID-19 Antibody Study

By Marilynn Marchione, Linda A. Johnson | Oct 14, 2020

Independent monitors have paused enrollment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir plus an experimental antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly that's similar to a treatment President Donald Trump recently received.

Trump Official Says Vaccine Expected Starting in January

Trump Official Says Vaccine Expected Starting in January

Oct 9, 2020

A Trump administration official leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.S. can expect delivery of a vaccine starting in January 2021.

Coronavirus Saliva Tests Start to Catch On

Coronavirus Saliva Tests Start to Catch On

By David Tuller | Oct 6, 2020

Eight months into the pandemic, the move toward saliva screening is gaining traction, with tens of thousands of people across the country undergoing such testing daily.

White House Nixes Updated FDA Guidelines on Vaccine Approval

White House Nixes Updated FDA Guidelines on Vaccine Approval

By Zeke Miller, Matthew Perrone | Oct 6, 2020

At issue was the FDA's planned instruction that vaccine developers follow patients enrolled in their trials for at least two months to rule out safety issues

Egypt Reveals 59 Ancient Coffins Found Near Saqqara Pyramids

Egypt Reveals 59 Ancient Coffins Found Near Saqqara Pyramids

Oct 4, 2020

Egypt's tourism and antiquities minster said on Saturday archaeologists have unearthed dozens of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo.

Nobel Prizes and COVID-19: Slow, Basic Science May Pay Off

Nobel Prizes and COVID-19: Slow, Basic Science May Pay Off

By Seth Borenstein | Oct 4, 2020

While the world wants flashy quick fixes for everything, especially massive threats like the coronavirus and global warming, next week's Nobel Prizes remind us that in science, slow and steady pays off.

Radish Seeds, Meats and Cheeses Launched to Space Station

Radish Seeds, Meats and Cheeses Launched to Space Station

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 3, 2020

A space station cargo ship rocketed into orbit Friday carrying a 360-degree camera for spacewalking, radish seeds for growing and a smorgasbord of fancy meats and cheeses for feasting.

Search Underway for Murder Hornets Nest in Washington State

Search Underway for Murder Hornets Nest in Washington State

By Nicholas K. Geranios | Oct 3, 2020

Agricultural officials in Washington state said Friday they are trying to find and destroy a nest of Asian giant hornets — also known as murder hornets — amid concerns they could kill honey bees.

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