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  1. Neuroscience

    The heart plays a hidden role in our mental health

    Deciphering the messages that the heart sends to the brain could lead to new anxiety treatments and even unlock the secrets of consciousness.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    A new device can detect the coronavirus in the air in minutes

    The detector can sense as a few as seven to 35 coronavirus particles per liter of air — about as sensitive as a PCR test but much quicker.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Can humans get chronic wasting disease from deer?

    Tests on brain organoids suggest the disease-causing prions face a tough barrier to infect people, but ruling out transmission is a difficult task.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    What should we expect from the coronavirus this fall?

    The virus may be reaching a phase of baseline circulation, says epidemiologist Aubree Gordon. But it’s unclear what will happen in the next few months.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Mexican virologist Susana López Charretón uncovered rotaviruses’ secrets

    Knowledge of the complex dance between virus and host cell has led to the development of life-saving vaccines.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    The blood holds clues to understanding long COVID

    A growing cadre of labs are sketching out some of the molecular and cellular characters at play in long COVID, a once-seemingly inscrutable disease.

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  7. Animals

    Here are 5 questions about the mystery dog illness making news

    Experts suspect a perfect storm of conditions, rather than a new bug, is what’s driving “atypical kennel cough” cases in dogs across the United States.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    What to know about the new RSV vaccine for pregnant people

    Data on the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine are promising. Questions about safety and how it might be used in conjunction with another new RSV shot remain.

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  9. Here comes the sun, the eclipsed version

    Editor in Chief Nancy Shute muses on the total solar eclipse that will cross North America in April 2024.

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  10. Genetics

    How ancient herders rewrote northern Europeans’ genetic story

    New DNA analyses show the extent of the Yamnaya people’s genetic reach starting 5,000 years ago and how it made descendants prone to diseases like MS.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Why sewage may hold the key to tracking diseases far beyond COVID-19

    COVID-19, mpox and many other pathogens are detectable in wastewater, but public health officials are still figuring out how best to use those data.

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  12. Sewers provide solutions to public health data gaps

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses how scientists are looking to wastewater to track COVID-19 and other diseases.

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