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Meghan Rosen

Staff Writer, Biological Sciences

Meghan Rosen is a staff writer who reports on the life sciences for Science News. She earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology with an emphasis in biotechnology from the University of California, Davis, and later graduated from the science communication program at UC Santa Cruz. Prior to joining Science News in 2022, she was a media relations manager at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her work has appeared in Wired, Science, and The Washington Post, among other outlets. Once for McSweeney’s, she wrote about her kids’ habit of handing her trash, a story that still makes her (and them) laugh.

All Stories by Meghan Rosen

  1. Health & Medicine

    Rogue antibodies may cause some long COVID symptoms 

    Tissue-targeting antibodies have been a key suspect in long COVID. Now, two studies show that antibodies from patients can cause symptoms in mice.

  2. Calling gun violence a public health crisis is a ‘first step’ to fight it 

    Three public health experts weigh in on the U.S. surgeon general’s ground-breaking call to label shootings a health problem.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Honeybees can “smell” lung cancer

    Bees can detect the scent of lung cancer in lab-grown cells and synthetic breath. One day, bees may be used to screen people’s breath for cancer.

  4. Health & Medicine

    AI could take medical imaging to the next level 

    Artificial intelligence in medical imaging is taking off. Experts share what they see as the promise — and potential pitfalls — of AI technology.

  5. Genetics

    Thomas Cech’s ‘The Catalyst’ spotlights RNA and its superpowers

    Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Thomas Cech’s new book is part ode to RNA and part detailed history of the scientists who’ve studied it.

  6. Space

    Forget moon walking. Scientists want to give moon running a try 

    Researchers took over an amusement park attraction to test out an idea for how astronauts might exercise on the moon.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Young people’s use of diabetes and weight loss drugs is up 600 percent 

    Young people’s use of diabetes and weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy is surging, especially among females ages 18 to 25.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Burning the stomach lining reduces the ‘hunger hormone’ and cuts weight 

    An experimental weight loss procedure blasts the stomach lining with heat to curb hunger and cut pounds.

  9. Humans

    Rain Bosworth studies how deaf children experience the world

    Deaf experimental psychologist Rain Bosworth has found that babies are primed to learn sign language just like spoken language.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Pelvic exams at hospitals require written consent, new U.S. guidelines say 

    Hospitals must now get written consent to perform pelvic, breast, prostate and rectal exams on sedated patients or risk losing federal funding.

  11. Health & Medicine

    A new study has linked microplastics to heart attacks and strokes. Here’s what we know 

    Patients with microplastics in their arteries were 4.5 times more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die within the next three years.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Long COVID brain fog may be due to damaged blood vessels in the brain

    MRI scans of long COVID patients with brain fog suggest that the blood brain barrier may be leaky.