Tag: Research

How an Unproven Alzheimer’s Drug Got Approved

How an Unproven Alzheimer’s Drug Got Approved

The idea of accelerated approval came up briefly toward the end, raised by Dr. Rick Pazdur, head of F.D.A.’s oncology center, who was not a council member. It was not discussed in detail, but after the meeting, given the council’s rejection of standard approval, accelerated approval appeared to be the

You’re Missing Microbes. But Is ‘Rewilding’ the Way to Get Them Back?

You’re Missing Microbes. But Is ‘Rewilding’ the Way to Get Them Back?

In 2017, in a paper Science promoted on its cover, Dr. Justin Sonnenburg, Mr. Leach and others compared microbes in the guts of 18 populations in 16 countries. Their study showed a clear distinction between the microbes in people living in industrialized societies and those living in what the investigators

Where Does Weed Come From? A New Study Suggests East Asia.

Where Does Weed Come From? A New Study Suggests East Asia.

By sequencing genetic samples of the plant, they found that the species had most likely been domesticated by the early Neolithic period. They said their conclusion was supported by pottery and other archaeological evidence from the same period that was discovered in present-day China, Japan and Taiwan. But Professor Purugganan

Covid Is Especially Risky for People With H.I.V., Large Study Finds

Covid Is Especially Risky for People With H.I.V., Large Study Finds

“H.I.V. knocks out all the brakes on the immune system, and as a consequence you get this inflammatory response that’s robust and sustained — and now you got Covid on top of that,” said Dr. Steven Deeks, an H.I.V. expert at the University of California, San Francisco. “I would be

Tapping Into the Brain to Help a Paralyzed Man Speak

Tapping Into the Brain to Help a Paralyzed Man Speak

For years, Pancho communicated by spelling out words on a computer using a pointer attached to a baseball cap, an arduous method that allowed him to type about five correct words per minute. “I had to bend/lean my head forward, down, and poke a key letter one-by-one to write,” he

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Wear a mask, get COVID-19 vaccine, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands to protect against COVID-19.

 

It’s critical to keep taking precautions to prevent COVID-19. Use masks to slow the spread.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.

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