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  1. Marguerite Vogt in a lab at the Salk Institute
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    By taking on poliovirus, Marguerite Vogt transformed the study of all viruses

    She pioneered the field of molecular virology with her meticulous lab work and “green thumb” for tissue culture.

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  2. 3-D brain organoids grown in the lab
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    How personalized brain organoids could help us demystify disorders

    Personalized clusters of brain cells made from people with Rett syndrome had abnormal activity, showing potential for studying how human brains go awry.

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  3. doctors tend to a COVID-19 patient in a hospital bed
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    These charts show that COVID-19 vaccines are doing their job

    COVID-19 shots may not always prevent infections, but for now, they are keeping the vast majority of vaccinated people out of the hospital.

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  4. people hold posters and flags in support of transgender people
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    Gender-affirming care improves mental health for transgender youth

    Several state legislatures have taken steps to restrict access to gender-affirming health care for transgender adolescents. That goes against medical guidelines.

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  5. Moderna COVID-19 vaccines being prepared in syringes, held by a person wearing blue gloves
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    How coronavirus vaccines still help people who already had COVID-19

    Coronavirus vaccines give the immune system of previously infected people a boost, probably giving those people better protection against new variants.

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  6. grid of window air conditioning units outside a Manhattan building
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    How extreme heat from climate change distorts human behavior

    As temperatures rise, violence and aggression go up while focus and productivity decline. The well off can escape to cool spaces; the poor cannot.

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  7. a researcher sits crosslegged on a hospital bed with their face inside a silver cone that's connected to a transparent chamber full of scientific apparatus
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    New studies hint that the coronavirus may be evolving to become more airborne

    More coronavirus RNA is in fine aerosols than in larger droplets, but masks can reduce the amount of virus in the air.

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  8. a child grimaces while his nose is swabbed
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    How different COVID-19 testing plans can help keep kids safe in school

    As children head back to school in the United States, here’s a look at various testing strategies that could keep kids safe during in-person learning.

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  9. microscope virus particles
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    Colds and other common respiratory diseases might surge as kids return to school

    Recent historically low levels of some respiratory illnesses may lead to outbreaks this fall and winter, creating disruptions as kids return to school.

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