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Lilly Has Begun Phase 3 Clinical Trials To See If Its Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Treats Covid-19

Lilly Has Begun Phase 3 Clinical Trials To See If Its...

The Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant hopes to enroll up to 400 people in a study to see if its drug baricitinib can treat patients with severe cases of Covid-19. Electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2 particles (purple) in a patient's cell. NIH On Monday morning, pharmaceutical company Lilly announced that it has enrolled its first patient in…
New Study Shows Hydroxychloroquine Doesn’t Prevent Covid-19 Coronavirus Infection

New Study Shows Hydroxychloroquine Doesn’t Prevent Covid-19 Coronavirus Infection

Virus expert Dave Wessner explores a new study that shows that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t appear to prevent people from being infected with the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. Early data suggesting hydroxychloroquine might have a preventative effect hasn't held up after ... [+] further study. GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images In a study published in The New…
A Community With Little Social Inequality Built The Largest, Oldest Maya Monument

A Community With Little Social Inequality Built The Largest, Oldest Maya...

LIDAR technology helped scientists construct a topographic map of the site, including the large ... [+] rectangular platform of Aguada Fénix. Takeshi Inomata / University of Arizona Archaeologists have seen a pattern emerge throughout human history. First, there are small settlements. And by the time bigger buildings are constructed, the society is more developed –…
How The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Impacted International Research Programs: A Personal Perspective

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Impacted International Research Programs: A Personal...

Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, an infectious disease expert, discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on scientific research efforts with colleagues he’s worked with in Kenya. Medical workers in Nairobi, Kenya, which has seen over 2,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases. Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg I miss Africa. I grow more enamored with the continent each time that I go…
Why America’s Nurses Were Not Prepared For The Coronavirus Pandemic

Why America’s Nurses Were Not Prepared For The Coronavirus Pandemic

Tener Veenema, a fellow at the American Academy of Nursing; and Diane Meyer, an analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security explain why nurses were not prepared for Covid-19, and how systems can change to better handle future public health emergencies. Despite the 2009 influenza pandemic and the 2014 Ebola outbreak, America's nurses…
Can You Get Covid-19 Twice? An Infectious Disease Doctor Explores The Possibility

Can You Get Covid-19 Twice? An Infectious Disease Doctor Explores The...

Dr. Mark Kortepeter, who has been on the front lines of multiple epidemics, takes a look at what we know so far about the possibility of getting a coronavirus infection a second time. It's not clear if you can get a second Covid-19 infection, but it remains a distinct possibility. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images Whenever I…
One Simple Thing You Can Do To Help Prevent Future Waves Of Coronavirus Infection

One Simple Thing You Can Do To Help Prevent Future Waves...

Dr. Mark Smolinski, President of Ending Pandemics, which co-creates tools for combating pandemic threats, discussed how you can help prevent future waves of Covid-19 infection by keeping track of your comings and goings. A key aspect of preventing future waves of Covid-19 infections is contact tracing. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer Let’s face it. The moment a…
‘Elon Musk Is Not A Lunatic’: Revisiting The Dawn Of SpaceX

‘Elon Musk Is Not A Lunatic’: Revisiting The Dawn Of SpaceX

This article was previously published in the May 12, 2003 issue of Forbes. With SpaceX’s historic private launch of astronauts into orbit, here is the first Forbes profile of Elon Musk from 2003, shortly after the company was founded—and five years before the first Tesla rolled off the line. Elon Musk made a fortune from the…
Some Coronavirus Patients Test Positive For Weeks. Interpret Those Results With Caution

Some Coronavirus Patients Test Positive For Weeks. Interpret Those Results With...

Dr. Matthew Binnicker, an expert in the diagnosis of infectious disease, explains why someone might still test positive for Covid-19 weeks after they’ve recovered. PCR tests are precise, but they can also detect the presence of the virus well after it's no longer ... [+] contagious. Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images To date,…
SpaceX Delays Launch Of Historic Crew Dragon Spacecraft For NASA After Bad Weather

SpaceX Delays Launch Of Historic Crew Dragon Spacecraft For NASA After...

Poor weather had threatened to cancel the launch all day. ASSOCIATED PRESS SpaceX and NASA have delayed the launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft on a historic mission to the International Space Station (ISS), after poor weather finally halted launch preparations. The Demo-2 mission with the Crew Dragon spacecraft was supposed to lift off today,…

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