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Should pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine? Will it protect against...

William Petri, University of Virginia This week I was vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, which brought to mind some frequently asked questions...

Will going out in the cold give you a cold?

Libby Richards, Purdue University Many of us have heard: “Don’t go outside without a coat; you’ll catch a cold.” That’s not exactly true. As with many...

How to host a safe holiday meal during coronavirus – an...

Melissa Hawkins, American University Like many people in this unusual year, I am adjusting my family’s holiday plans so that we can all be safe...

How an Alberta researcher’s discovery of hepatitis C led to the...

John Bergeron, McGill University This year, the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to virologists Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and...

More dengue fever and less malaria – mosquito control strategies may...

Jason Rasgon, Pennsylvania State University As it becomes too warm for comfort, the Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit malaria may lose the battle against climate change...

CRISPR can help combat the troubling immune response against gene therapy

Samira Kiani, University of Pittsburgh One of the major challenges facing gene therapy - a way to treat disease by replacing a patient’s defective genes...

Does coronavirus linger in the body? What we know about how...

William Petri, University of Virginia As millions of people are recovering from COVID-19, an unanswered question is the extent to which the virus can “hide...

Aerosols are a bigger coronavirus threat than WHO guidelines suggest –...

Byron Erath, Clarkson University; Andrea Ferro, Clarkson University, and Goodarz Ahmadi, Clarkson University When someone coughs, talks or even breathes, they send tiny respiratory droplets...

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What that ‘BPA-free’ label isn’t telling you

By Brian Zikmund-Fisher, University of Michigan and Laura Scherer, University of Missouri Purchase a plastic water bottle, and there’s a good chance that it will...