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Adjuvants play a crucial role in many vaccines’ effectiveness. Some scientists say there needs to be more research into developing a wider variety of adjuvants because of how important they are.
Given the choice between an animal and a human, the Aedes aegypti species prefers … us. A new study explains how that happened.
A drop in shipping traffic is reducing underwater noise, so scientists are listening for how whales and other marine life are responding.
A low-cost anti-inflammatory drug appears to reduce the risk of death in patients with COVID-19. The promising result comes from a large study of therapies being conducted in the U.K.
A young woman in her 20s was healthy before the coronavirus struck her. After two months on a ventilator and ECMO device, her transplanted lungs are now working.
Many people are struggling with insomnia like never before. Specialists explain why these times put an extra strain on our ability to get needed rest — and what to do about it.
Later this week, NASA and SpaceX will launch the first rocket carrying astronauts from U.S. soil since the end of the space shuttle era. But COVID-19 has forced some changes to their plans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) — NASA researchers and scientists are familiar with working “remotely” from millions of miles away, literally, and the global pandemic has now forced most to adapt to working from home. But how are NASA employees who are monitoring the Mars Rover Mission handling the new challenges? Carrie Bridge, science operations team chief… Read More
There are various studies looking at changes to the virus genome — and the possible impact on how the virus affects humans. Here’s what we know (and don’t yet know) about mutations.
It’s not just a fever and dry cough. For milder cases of COVID-19, the array of symptoms can include headaches, fatigue, loss of smell and even lesions on the feet known as “COVID toes.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Deirdre Barrett is a Harvard University professor and an expert on dreaming who has studied the science of dreams for three decades. And with societal anxieties heightened by the global pandemic, she is now collecting accounts of COVID-19 dreams with the hopes of learning how they are influenced by big events. NewsHour… Read More
Experts consider the effect of humidity on the virus and the method of transmission as they keep an eye on where the disease spikes next.
A scientific brief from the World Health Organization says “current evidence” points to infectious respiratory droplets passed in “close contact” situations, but some say it’s too soon to be sure
NASA announced the name of its latest Mars rover, which could begin its mission as early as this summer. The agency opened up the name selection process to students around the country, whittling down 28,000 entries to nine finalists: Clarity, Courage, Endurance, Fortitude, Ingenuity, Promise, Perseverance, Tenacity and Vision. Watch the video to see which… Read More
Brain scans show that when people listen to songs, an area in the left hemisphere decodes speech-like sounds while one on the right processes musical information.
In what has already been a busy year in space, the London-based telecommunications company, OneWeb, on Friday launched a second round of satellites into orbit in a bid to expand global internet coverage. The launch followed the return of NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who broke a spaceflight record for female astronauts. The Verge science reporter… Read More
After spending nearly 11 months in orbit aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth Thursday, parachuting into Kazakhstan with two crewmates aboard a Soviet Soyuz capsule. Koch set a record for the single longest female stay in space and says the milestones she achieved are a tribute to the pioneering women… Read More
Brains affected by autism appear to share a problem with cells that make myelin, the insulating coating surrounding nerve fibers that controls the speed at which the fibers convey electrical signals.
State governments continue to crack down on flavored e-cigarettes and other vape products, largely in response to the deaths and illnesses that began coming to light this past summer. But as lawmakers deliberate over their policy response to vaping, researchers are still trying to understand the cause of the illnesses. NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien… Read More
Infectious disease specialists debate whether it’s better to give the strongest antibiotics all at once for drug-resistant germs or save the most innovative medicines for use as a last resort.
You are invited to the Ohio University Department of Physics and Astronomy Open House, Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clippinger Laboratories on the Athens Campus. There will be hands-on shows, demos, hallway activities and lab tours, including: Fun With Liquid Nitrogen What NOT To Do With Your Microwave Levitation:… Read More
The number of workers getting less than seven hours of sleep a night is rising. Stress and our culture of constant connection may be to blame.
The X-37B, launched in September 2017, has returned to Earth. It was the fifth acknowledged mission for the vehicle since 2010, but details of its mission are being kept under wraps.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is backing a study to take an in-depth look at the genetic factors behind substance use disorder. Yost believes this will be a critical step towards data-based prevention efforts. Yost says the common approach to the opioid epidemic is referred to as a three-legged stool; law enforcement, treatment, education/prevention. But… Read More
Scientists have developed promising clock-turning treatments for mice. Could pills that mimic the benefits of exercise help humans? In this Future You: the effort to stop the symptoms of growing old.