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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No COVID-19 testing at home yet but quicker options coming

Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it's still too risky.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mask slips: U-turn as leaders tell public to cover their faces

Having told their populations that wearing masks was all but useless against the coronavirus, several Western countries have performed dramatic U-turns in the last few days.

Oncology & Cancer

Using sponges to wipe out cancer

A sponge found in Manado Bay, Indonesia, makes a molecule called manzamine A, which stops the growth of cervical cancer cells, according to a recent publication in the Journal of Natural Products submitted by researchers ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

World's biggest study of left-handedness

From Leonardo da Vinci to Oprah Winfrey, and from Napoleon Bonaparte to Jimi Hendrix the talents of left-handers have been celebrated across the generations.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?

Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists at the University of California, Davis. Although ...

Medical research

A tale of two doctors and one groundbreaking cancer treatment

Two University of Rochester physicians—one as an investigator and one as a patient—had major roles in a cutting-edge clinical trial using the body's own immune cells to fight late-stage cancer. The striking results, showing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress disrupts our ability to plan ahead

New research from Stanford University has found that stress can hinder our ability to develop informed plans by preventing us from being able to make decisions based on memory.