“Contact tracing” is better-known in the US than ever.
Countries like South Korea and New Zealand have reaped the benefits of tracking COVID-19 data in painstaking detail—as Amy Maxmen shows in a Twitter thread showing several countries’ COV
After decades of effort, Africa has kicked wild poliovirus from the continent.
President Trump’s announcement yesterday that the FDA would grant an emergency use authorization of convalescent plasma as a COVID-19 treatment has drawn mixed reviews from physicians and scientists,
The small Duke University study gen
750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes may be set loose next year in the Florida Keys—the first such release in the US, the Independent reports.
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The pandemic has pushed automation to center stage at a pace that’s alarming even to researchers who’ve spent years predicting robots’ rise. Companies are pushing forward plans to automate everything from burger-flipping to room service delivery. White Castle plans to…
While the world awaits a vaccine, drugmakers—and the US government—are throwing resources behind a potential stop-gap solution: custom antibodies designed to fight COVID-19. Grown in bioreactor vats, these monoclonal antibodies are copies of naturally occurring proteins…
In an effort to monitor antibiotic use and improve stewardship, WHO created the AWaRe tool in 2017 that divides the drugs into 3 categories: Access, Watch, and Reserve,