Dina Fine Maron

All Stories by Dina Fine Maron

  1. Life

    Supreme Court lifts restriction on Navy sonar testing

    Citing national security interests, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on November 12 that the Navy can once again conduct sonar training exercises, even if the tests harm marine life. The 5–4 decision overturns restrictions that require the Navy to stop using sonar when marine mammals are spotted within 2,200 yards of its vessels. The Navy […]

  2. Health & Medicine

    A sugar helps E. coli go down

    Some harmful strains of E. coli might rely on something sweet to do harm.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Earlier HIV treatment can save more lives

    WASHINGTON — Treating HIV earlier can increase a patient’s survival chances, a new study of more than 8,000 HIV patients shows. The findings suggest doctors should rethink the standard practice of HIV treatment, a team reports at a meeting of microbiologists and infectious disease researchers. HIV depletes key immune cells called CD4 T cells. A […]

  4. Book Review: Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on Our Children by Philip Shabecoff and Alice Shabecoff

    In this powerful investigative work, the Shabecoffs tell the stories of communities from Dickson, Tenn., to Pittsfield, Mass., where chemicals have seeped into water, air and bodies—debilitating children and leaving parents searching for answers. The authors capture community efforts to connect clusters of disease to chemicals—including TCE, phthalates, chromium 5 and Teflon—and illuminate the underlying […]

  5. Life

    Parenthood: Male sharks need not apply

    A second case of a virgin shark birth suggests some female sharks may be able to reproduce without males.

  6. Materials Science

    A killer paint job

    New findings suggest that nanotechnology paints for walls, ceilings and surfaces could one day be used to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals.