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Scientists Create Early Embryos That Are Part Human, Part Monkey

Scientists Create Early Embryos That Are Part Human, Part Monkey

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Using fluorescent antibody-based stains and advanced microscopy, researchers are able to visualize cells of different species origins in an early stage chimeric embryo. The red color indicates the cells of human origin. Weizhi Ji/Kunming University of Science and Technology hide caption toggle caption Weizhi Ji/Kunming University of Science and Technology Using fluorescent antibody-based stains and…
Next Pandemic: Scientists Fear Another Coronavirus Could Jump From Animals To Humans

Next Pandemic: Scientists Fear Another Coronavirus Could Jump From Animals To...

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A researcher with Franceville International Medical Research Centre collects bats in a net on November 25, 2020 inside a cave in Gabon. Scientists are looking for potential sources for a possible next coronavirus pandemic. Steeve Jordan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Steeve Jordan/AFP via Getty Images A researcher with Franceville International Medical Research…
Why Scientists Are Infecting Healthy Volunteers With The Coronavirus

Why Scientists Are Infecting Healthy Volunteers With The Coronavirus

Two health care workers prepare syringes with AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine in London Monday. A U.K. study will expose volunteers to the coronavirus and could help development of future vaccines. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images Two health care workers prepare syringes with AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine in London Monday. A…
Scientists And Vaccine Manufacturers Scramble To Address Coronavirus Variants

Scientists And Vaccine Manufacturers Scramble To Address Coronavirus Variants

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Variants of the coronavirus have scientists in a scramble to assess the threat and prevent more surges. Meanwhile, vaccine manufacturers are looking at developing booster shots to address variants. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: You can think of the coronavirus pandemic right now as a race. On one side, the mutating virus - new worrisome strains…
As Scientists Study Tattoo Ink Safety, Europe Bans Two Widely Used Pigments

As Scientists Study Tattoo Ink Safety, Europe Bans Two Widely Used...

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A tattoo artist at work in Berlin on June 12, 2020. The European Commission is phasing out some types of tattoo ink, including those that include two widely-used blue and green pigments. John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images A tattoo artist at work in Berlin on June…
Why Scientists Are Very Worried About The Variant From Brazil

Why Scientists Are Very Worried About The Variant From Brazil

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Indigenous health care workers treat patients last week at a campaign hospital set up in the Parque das Tribos neighborhood of Manaus, Brazil. Oxygen shortages at hospitals in Brazil's Amazon prompted authorities to airlift patients to other states. Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg via Getty Images Indigenous health care…
For Scientists Who Study Virus Transmission, 2020 Was A Watershed Year

For Scientists Who Study Virus Transmission, 2020 Was A Watershed Year

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Researches have learned a lot in 2020 about how the coronavirus spreads through the air. Francesco Carta fotografo/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Francesco Carta fotografo/Getty Images Researches have learned a lot in 2020 about how the coronavirus spreads through the air. Francesco Carta fotografo/Getty Images When Linsey Marr looks back at the beginning of…
What Scientists Think Of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

What Scientists Think Of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Food and Drug Administration has made public drugmaker Moderna's application for emergency authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine. NPR explores what researchers think of the application.
Scientists Consider How Air Travelers Can Lessen Their COVID-19 Risk

Scientists Consider How Air Travelers Can Lessen Their COVID-19 Risk

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How risky is it to travel on the plane during the pandemic? Scientists are beginning to answer that question, and are trying to figure out what passengers can do to lower their exposure risk.
Scientists Say A Mind-Bending Rhythm In The Brain Can Act Like Ketamine

Scientists Say A Mind-Bending Rhythm In The Brain Can Act Like...

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Scientists used light to control the firing of specific cells to artificially create a rhythm in the brain, which acted like the mind- bending drug Ketamine enjoynz/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption enjoynz/Getty Images Scientists used light to control the firing of specific cells to artificially create a rhythm in the brain, which acted like…

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