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The U.S. is the accidental Sweden, which could make the fall ‘catastrophic’ for Covid-19 (July 15)

If everyone wore a mask, Covid-19 could be brought under control, CDC director urges (July 14)

Gene-editing discovery could point the way toward a ‘holy grail’: cures for mitochondrial diseases (July 8)

In a new hospital ranking, doing good counts nearly as much as doing well (July 7)

Fever checks are a flawed way to flag Covid-19 cases. Experts say smell tests might help (July 2)

New journal will vet Covid-19 preprints, calling out misinformation and highlighting credible research (June 29)

In its first tough test, CRISPR base editing slashes cholesterol levels in monkeys (June 27)

Watch: It’s not just the lungs: The Covid-19 virus attacks like no other ‘respiratory’ infection (June 25)

Racial bias skews algorithms widely used to guide care from heart surgery to birth, study finds (June 17)

CAR-T cells, better known as cancer drugs, show promise against aging in lab mice (June 17)

To understand who’s dying of Covid-19, look to social factors like race more than preexisting diseases (June 15)

After retractions of two Covid-19 papers, scientists ask what went wrong (June 8)

How the world can avoid screwing up the response to Covid-19 again (June 5) 

Wastewater testing gains traction as a Covid-19 early warning system (May 28)

‘It’s something I have never seen’: How the Covid-19 virus hijacks cells (May 21) 

Ethics questions swirl around historic Parkinson’s experiment (May 14)

Deluge of genome editing therapies ends research drought for sickle cell disease (May 12)

A secret experiment revealed: In a medical first, doctors treat Parkinson’s with a novel brain cell transplant (May 12)

Using human brain tissue in lab dishes, researchers show herpes link to Alzheimer’s (May 6)

New CRISPR-based test for Covid-19 could be a simple, cheap at-home diagnostic, scientists say (May 5)

Three potential futures for Covid-19: recurring small outbreaks, a monster wave, or a persistent crisis (May 1)

How high will it go? As Covid-19 death toll in U.S. blows past 60,000, there are no easy answers (April 30)

Off-the-shelf CAR-T therapy helps leukemia patients in a small, first-in-human trial (April 28)

Many states are far short of Covid-19 testing levels needed for safe reopening, new analysis shows (April 27)

New analysis recommends less reliance on ventilators to treat coronavirus patients (April 21)

Influential Covid-19 model uses flawed methods and shouldn’t guide U.S. policies, critics say (April 17)

Covid-19 testing issues could sink plans to re-open the country. Might CT scans help? (April 16)

Simply speaking could transmit coronavirus, new study suggests (April 15)

Social distancing is controlling Covid-19; now scientists need to figure out which measures are most effective (April 9)

It’s difficult to grasp the projected deaths from Covid-19. Here’s how they compare to other causes of death (April 9)

With ventilators running out, doctors say the machines are overused for Covid-19 (April 8)

Discovery of racial bias in health care AI wins STAT Madness ‘Editors’ Pick’ (April 6)

Covid-19 spreads too fast for traditional contact tracing. New digital tools could help (April 2)


What explains Covid-19’s lethality for the elderly? Scientists look to ‘twilight’ of the immune system (March 30)

When can we let up? Health experts craft strategies to safely relax coronavirus lockdowns (March 25)

Desperate for Covid-19 answers, U.S. doctors turn to colleagues in China (March 24)

A plea from doctors in Italy: To avoid Covid-19 disaster, treat more patients at home (March 21)

Coronavirus survives on surfaces up to 72 hours. Here’s how to protect yourself (Video) (March 19)

New analysis breaks down age-group risk for coronavirus — and shows millennials are not invincible (March 18)

Lower Death Rate Estimates for Coronavirus, Especially for Non-Elderly, Provide Glimmer of Hope (March 16)

Coronavirus Model Shows Individual Hospitals What to Expect in the Coming Weeks (March 16)

The new coronavirus can likely remain airborne for some time. That doesn’t mean we’re doomed (March 16) 


To Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine, Synthetic Biologists Try to Outdo Nature (March 9) 

Who is Getting Sick, and How Sick? A Breakdown of Coronavirus Risk by Demographic Factors (March 3)

They Have 'Alzheimer's Brains' But No Symptoms. A New Wave of Drug Developers Wants to Know Why (February 27)

Once Widely Criticized, the Wuhan Quarantine Bought the World Time to Prepare for Covid-19 (February 21)

Disease Modelers Gaze Into Their Computers to See The Future of Covid-19, and It Isn't Good (February 14)

Experts Envision Two Scenarios if the New Coronavirus Is Not Contained (February 4)

Brain-Imaging Study Shows 'Hot Spot' That May Explain Why African-Americans Feel Greater Pain (February 3)

Three Star Scientists Announce Plan to Solve Biotech's 'Missing Women' Problem (January 29)

DNA Sleuths Read the Coronavirus Genome, Tracing Its Origins and Looking for Dangerous Mutations (January 24) 

A 'Landmark Achievement': Scientists Trace Full Wiring Diagram of The Fly Brain's Core (January 22)

Tweaking How CAR-T Therapy Kills Tumors Could Stop A Dangerous Side-Effect, Study Finds (January 17)

Our body systems age at different rates, study finds, pointing to personalized care to extend healthy life (January 13)
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