Meghan Rosen's Articles
- News in BriefThe Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV proved effective at stopping the spread of the virus in a clinical trial in West Africa.
- NewsHuman cells eat silicon nanowires in a process called phagocytosis. Nanowire-infused cells could be a step towards biological electronic devices.
- Science StatsAbout 6 percent of U.S. women infected with Zika virus have infants or fetuses with birth defects, according to preliminary CDC results. For women infected in the first trimester, the number is even higher: nearly 11 percent.
- FeatureThe increase in microcephaly in Brazil has spread fear of Zika infection across the Americas.
- Science TickerSquishy, 3-D printed legs help a caterpillar robot switch between inching and crawling, and offer sensory info about the world.
- News in BriefMore than 400 cases of microcephaly have been reported in Colombia this year, months after Zika virus infections peaked in the country.
- Science TickerMore than 400 cases of microcephaly have been reported in Colombia this year, months after Zika virus infections peaked in the country.
- News in BriefThe tail of a dinosaur trapped in amber includes both feathers and identifiable bits of bone.
- The –estThe oldest genetic evidence of smallpox comes from variola virus DNA found in a child mummy buried in a church crypt in Lithuania.
- NewsLeaping robot can bounce from floor to wall, parkour-style, and, like a bush baby, uses a “super-crouch” to get extra oomph out of jumps.