Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  More than 15 years after fast radio bursts were discovered, new research has both unraveled and deepened the mystery of the sources of these deep space phenomena. Fast radio bursts, or
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New UMBC-led research in Frontiers in Microbiology suggests that viruses are using information from their environment to “decide” when to sit tight inside their hosts and when to multiply and burst out, killing the host cell. The work has implications for antiviral drug development. A virus’s ability to sense its environment, including elements produced by
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Multiple drug companies have recently withdrawn their respective PARP inhibitors for heavily pretreated ovarian cancer patients, citing data showing an increased risk for death. In a September 14 letter to healthcare professionals, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced the voluntary withdrawal of niraparib (Zejula) for fourth-line treatment in adults with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer
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Following CDC approval for vaccination of children aged 6 months to 5 years, 4 year-old Eleanor Kahn sits with her father Alex, as nurse Jillian Mercer administers the Moderna vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California, U.S., June 21, 2022. Mike Blake | Reuters Moderna has asked the
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This year, I stopped doing surgery — giving up the knife, so to speak. It wasn’t an easy decision to make. I’ve been a surgeon for 32 years since graduating from medical school. It’s been a distinct part of who I am for most of my life. This doesn’t mean I’ve retired. I’m still practicing
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Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  The Artemis I rocket will get its third launch attempt on Tuesday, September 27, but Tropical Depression Nine could change that. The 70-minute launch window opens at 11:37 a.m. ET and the Space
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An important message for former smokers: You can overcome a history of vice through virtue. People with a history of smoking who exercise regularly, eat nutritious foods, and maintain a healthy weight can reduce their risk for premature death by almost 30% compared with those who don’t adopt such good habits, researchers have found.  “Engaging
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this week that based on the latest data on pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S., about 80% of the cases were actually preventable.  The public health agency published Monday the data on 1,018 pregnancy-related deaths among residents of 36 states from 2017-2019 collected through the Maternal Mortality
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Flint residents reported changes to the water’s color, smell and taste soon after the city turned to the Flint River as a water source in April 2014. Following outraged pushback by residents and reports of children with mysterious illnesses, tests by the US Environmental Protection Agency and scientists at Virginia Tech detected dangerous levels of
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Why are certain body parts more prone to skin diseases than others? Two new UC Davis Health studies explored how differences in skin composition may lead to dermatological conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. “Skin does not have a uniform composition throughout the body,” said Emanual Maverakis, professor of dermatology, molecular medical microbiology at
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RT: Maria Van Kerkhove, Head a.i. Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis at the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2020. Denis Balibouse | Reuters The World Health Organization on Thursday warned that it is struggling to identify and
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