Video: Why Are Antibody Tests Failing?

Many people are wondering if that bad cold they had back in February or March was actually the new coronavirus. In principle, an antibody test could tell you that, but most of the tests out there right now aren’t very good. We chatted with David Kroll, PhD, to learn how these tests work, where they […]

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COVID-19 Is Not Just a Respiratory Illness

The neurological affects of this novel coronavirus are being uncovered. At the time I’m publishing this post there have been over 4.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 300,000 COVID-19-related deaths worldwide. The virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, is similar to the coronaviruses that wreaked havoc before it—for example the original SARS (SARS-CoV) that caused an outbreak back in 2002 […]

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Video: Could a Polio Vaccine Stop the Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has scientists considering a few less-conventional options while vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are being developed. One option might be the oral #polio #vaccine. We chatted with one of the researchers proposing the idea—Dr. Robert Gallo—to understand why a vaccine that hasn’t been used in the US for two decades might provide short-term protection […]

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Video: Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What’s Next?

You might have heard that vaccine trials are currently underway in Seattle. What exactly is being tested? How much longer will these tests take? And when can we expect a vaccine against the novel coronavirus? We chat with Dr. Benjamin Neuman, one of the world’s experts on coronavirus, and Daniel Wrapp, one of the scientists […]

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Yet Another Reason to Love Dogs

Research reveals how therapy dogs might help kids with autism and Down syndrome. About a month ago I (somewhat) unexpectedly got a puppy and, when she’s not running around and wreaking havoc on my apartment, she is an incredible source of joy. Dogs are known for the positivity they bring to people’s lives, and research has generally […]

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Keep Sexism Out of Math

Neuroscience says so. For anyone still claiming that women pursue careers in math less frequently than men because of biological differences: let that misinformation go. Little evidence has ever supported that school of thought, and the minimal amounts that have never successfully disentangled intrinsic biological factors from sociocultural ones…Continued on Psychology Today

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