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  1. ultrasound patch on skin
    Health & Medicine

    This stick-on ultrasound patch could let you watch your own heart beat

    A new, coin-sized ultrasound probe can stick to the skin like a Band-Aid for up to two days straight, marking a milestone in personalized medicine.

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  2. a man in a red shirt and a black cap standing in front of a misting fan
    Climate

    Humans may not be able to handle as much heat as scientists thought

    Humans’ capacity to endure heat stress may be lower than previously thought — bad news as climate change leads to more heat waves around the globe.

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  3. A woman wearing a mask pokes through window blinds. A sign on the window says COVID-19 with SELF ISOLATING above and below a masked face
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s what to do when someone at home has COVID-19

    Creating an isolation ward and filtering the air can prevent viral transmission.

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  4. Red Monkeypox particles on the blue background of an infected cell are shown in this colorized transmission electron micrograph.
    Health & Medicine

    The world is ‘losing the window’ to contain monkeypox, experts warn

    As the global monkeypox outbreak surges, the world is giving the “virus room to run like it never has before,” researchers say.

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  5. Herminia Pasantes stands in her lab with her arms raised in excitement
    Neuroscience

    Herminia Pasantes discovered how taurine helps brain cells regulate their size

    Mexican scientist Herminia Pasantes spent decades studying how nerve cells regulate their size and why it’s so vital.

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  6. a close-up on a person's eye, with a tear streaming down their cheek
    Health & Medicine

    A new technology uses human teardrops to spot disease

    A proof-of-concept technique to analyze microscopic particles in tears could give scientists a new way to detect eye disease and other disorders.

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  7. a woman holds a child as a medical professional gives the child a shot
    Health & Medicine

    Here are experts’ answers to questions about COVID-19 vaccines for little kids

    Pediatricians recommend that parents vaccinate their kids, toddlers and babies against COVID-19 to protect them from coronavirus infection.

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  8. photo of the surgical team at NYU Langone Health transplanting a pig heart into a recently deceased patient
    Health & Medicine

    Two pig hearts were successfully transplanted into brain-dead people

    The transplants kept the patients’ blood flowing for three days and are an early step in figuring out if the procedure might work in living people.

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  9. People wearing masks in New York City
    Science & Society

    ‘Virology’ ponders society’s relationship with viruses

    In a collection of wide-ranging essays, microbiologist Joseph Osmundson reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for “a new rhetoric of care.”

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