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  1. ten reddish molnupiravir pills on a white background
    Health & Medicine

    A new antiviral pill cuts COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates

    Merck says its drug, molnupiravir, stops viral replication and can be taken right after a COVID-19 diagnosis.

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  2. brain scan
    Neuroscience

    A blood test may help predict recovery from traumatic brain injury

    High levels of a key blood protein point to brain shrinkage and damage to message-sending axons, providing a biomarker for TBI severity and prognosis.

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  3. A bottle of aspirin
    Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, scientists found a link between aspirin use and pregnancy complications

    Scientists are still learning about the risks and benefits of taking aspirin at each stage of pregnancy.

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  4. Mark Turney rolls up his sleeve to receive a booster shot
    Health & Medicine

    Why only some people will get COVID-19 booster shots at first

    In the United States, boosters may next go to people 65 and older, those at high risk for severe disease and people whose jobs put them at high exposure risk.

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  5. black and white image of Luis Miramontes in a lab coat
    Chemistry

    Luis Miramontes helped enable the sexual revolution. Why isn’t he better known?

    By synthesizing norethindrone, one of the first active ingredients in birth control pills, Luis Miramontes helped usher in the sexual revolution.

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  6. a small girl sits with her mom in an exam room as a nurse administers Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and works well for kids ages 5–11

    A lower dose of the vaccine produced as many antibodies in elementary school–age kids as a full-dose shot did in teens and young adults.

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  7. Marguerite Vogt in a lab at the Salk Institute
    Health & Medicine

    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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  8. 3-D brain organoids grown in the lab
    Health & Medicine

    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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  9. doctors tend to a COVID-19 patient in a hospital bed
    Health & Medicine

    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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