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Moderna Begins Testing Omicron-Matched COVID Shots in Adults

Moderna Begins Testing Omicron-Matched COVID Shots in Adults

Jan 27, 2022

Moderna has begun testing an omicron-specific COVID-19 booster in healthy adults.

Pfizer Opens Study of COVID Shots Updated to Match Omicron

Pfizer Opens Study of COVID Shots Updated to Match Omicron

Jan 25, 2022

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron variant.

How mRNA and DNA Vaccines Could Soon Treat HIV, Cancers and More

How mRNA and DNA Vaccines Could Soon Treat HIV, Cancers and More

Jan 24, 2022

Using genetic material to produce an immune response has opened up a world of research and potential medical uses, including mRNA and DNA vaccines.

Research Shows If You Have an Older Brother, You're More Likely to Be Gay

Research Shows If You Have an Older Brother, You're More Likely to Be Gay

Jan 24, 2022

New research shows having a greater number of older brothers increases the probability of a person entering a same-sex union at some point in their lives.

UCLA Researchers Come One Step Closer to a Cure for AIDS

UCLA Researchers Come One Step Closer to a Cure for AIDS

Jan 20, 2022

UCLA researchers have reported preliminary success in a revised strategy eliminating HIV-infected cells.

New Zealand Sends Flight to See Damage from Pacific Volcano

New Zealand Sends Flight to See Damage from Pacific Volcano

By Nick Perry | Jan 17, 2022

New Zealand's military on Monday morning was able to send a surveillance flight to Tonga to assess the extent of the damage from a huge undersea volcanic eruption.

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

By Laura Ungar | Jan 15, 2022

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.

Why Briotech's Powerful Cleansing Products are Actually Good for Your Skin

Why Briotech's Powerful Cleansing Products are Actually Good for Your Skin

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 15, 2022

Briotech harnesses the power of natural HOCl for a skincare line that offers a pure cleansing and rejuvenating option for all of your skincare needs.

US Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart Into Human Patient

US Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart Into Human Patient

By Carla K. Johnson | Jan 10, 2022

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life.

Space Telescope's 'Golden Eye' Opens, Last Major Hurdle

Space Telescope's 'Golden Eye' Opens, Last Major Hurdle

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 8, 2022

NASA's new space telescope opened its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror Saturday, the final step in the observatory's dramatic unfurling.

New mRNA-Based Vaccine Shows Promise Against HIV

New mRNA-Based Vaccine Shows Promise Against HIV

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 29, 2021

A new vaccine using messenger RNA has shown promise in trials involving mice and monkeys.

Is 'Runner's High' a Result of the Body's Own Versions of CBD and THC?

Is 'Runner's High' a Result of the Body's Own Versions of CBD and THC?

Dec 27, 2021

What's behind the so-called "runner's high?" New research on the neuroscience of exercise may surprise you.

Israeli Archaeologists Find Treasures in Ancient Shipwrecks

Israeli Archaeologists Find Treasures in Ancient Shipwrecks

By Moshe Edri | Dec 27, 2021

The Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday the discovery of remnants of two shipwrecks off the Mediterranean coast, replete with a sunken trove of hundreds Roman and medieval silver coins.

Space Telescope Launched on Daring Quest to Behold First Stars

Space Telescope Launched on Daring Quest to Behold First Stars

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 25, 2021

The world's largest and most powerful space telescope rocketed away Saturday on a high-stakes quest to behold light from the first stars and galaxies and scour the universe for hints of life.

Omicron May Sideline Two Leading Drugs Against COVID-19

Omicron May Sideline Two Leading Drugs Against COVID-19

By Matthew Perrone | Dec 20, 2021

The two standard drugs doctors have used to fight COVID-19 are unlikely to work against omicron.

Japanese Tourist Says Space Trip 'Amazing'

Japanese Tourist Says Space Trip 'Amazing'

By Harriet Morris, Vladimir Isachenkov | Dec 14, 2021

A Japanese space tourist rejected criticism for paying a fortune for a trip to the International Space Station, saying the "amazing" experience was worth it.

Out-of-Sync Brainwaves May Be Another Reason for Zoom Fatigue

Out-of-Sync Brainwaves May Be Another Reason for Zoom Fatigue

Dec 13, 2021

New experiments suggest that the natural rhythm of conversation is disrupted by videoconferencing apps like Zoom.

How COVID Shots for Kids Help Prevent Dangerous New Variants

How COVID Shots for Kids Help Prevent Dangerous New Variants

By Laura Ungar | Nov 23, 2021

Vaccinating kids against COVID-19 also means reducing silent spread, since most have no or mild symptoms.

Glacier Loss Will Impact Tourism, Power Supply and More

Glacier Loss Will Impact Tourism, Power Supply and More

By Victoria Milko | Nov 10, 2021

Glaciers around the world have served as moneymaking tourist attractions, but many are melting due to climate change.

Ice on the Edge of Survival: Warming is Changing the Arctic

Ice on the Edge of Survival: Warming is Changing the Arctic

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 7, 2021

The Arctic is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet and is on such a knife's edge of survival that just a few degrees could make a crucial difference.

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