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  1. adenovirus illustration
    Health & Medicine

    Oxford and AstraZeneca say their COVID-19 vaccine works too

    A third major vaccine, which may be easier to distribute than others, appears to prevent disease and maybe transmission of the coronavirus.

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  2. Freezers at a Pfizer facility
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s why COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer’s need to be kept so cold

    Both Pfizer and Moderna built their vaccines on RNA. Freezing them keeps their fragile components from breaking down.

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  3. photo of a syringe with the Pfizer and BioNTech logos in the background
    Health & Medicine

    New Pfizer results show its COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 95% effective

    With final results – including showing its vaccine is 94 percent effective in the elderly – Pfizer is poised to request emergency use authorization.

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  4. hallucinogenic mushrooms
    Neuroscience

    Psilocybin may help treat depression, a small study finds

    Researchers found that a compound in psychedelic mushrooms eased depression symptoms, but larger studies are needed.

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  5. older man wearing a mask receiving a shot
    Health & Medicine

    Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 95 percent effective

    Another coronavirus vaccine appears to be very effective in preventing people from developing COVID-19 symptoms.

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  6. child in Samoa getting measles vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    Measles has come back with a vengeance in the last several years

    The steep number of measles cases in 2019 doesn’t bode well for 2020, considering disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  7. Members of Indigenous Bolivian group Tsimane
    Anthropology

    Bolivia’s Tsimane people’s average body temperature fell half a degree in 16 years

    A new study echoes other research suggesting that people’s average body temperature is lower today than it used to be.

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  8. illustration of plasma cells
    Health & Medicine

    Protecting the brain from infection may start with a gut reaction

    In mice, immune cells in the meninges are trained to battle infections in the gut before migrating to the brain.

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  9. medical professional wearing a mask working in a tent
    Health & Medicine

    Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing. Here’s what it will take to gain control

    Basic public health measures can still curb COVID-19, if everyone does their part.

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