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A man who boosted his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with a shot from Moderna said his side effects were a 'little more severe' the third time round

From left: Study volunteer and virologist Joseph Hyser, Chanei Henry, senior research coordinator of molecular virology and microbiology, and Dr. Robert Atmar, the principal investigator on the study. Baylor College of Medicine Scientists in the US are starting a booster shot trial, giving fully vaccinated people another jab. Participants are given a booster shot of the Moderna vaccine - whether they previously got 2 shots of an mRNA vaccine (from Pfizer or Moderna) or 1 adenovirus (J&J) s...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Baylor, Johnson Johnson, Baylor College of Medicine, Moderna, Vaccine Research Center, Baylor College, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Robert Atmar


Robin Wall Kimmerer: ‘Mosses are a model of how we might live’

The moss scientist and bestselling author reveals the secrets of these primitive plants – and what they might teach us about surviving the climate crisisRobin Wall Kimmerer can recall almost to the day when she first fell under the unlikely spell of moss. “It’s kind of embarrassing,” she says. “I’ve always been engaged with plants, because I grew up in the countryside. That was my world. But mosses I’d set aside in my mind as not worthy of attention. I was studying to be a forest ecologist. That...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, US, Plants, Syracuse, Oklahoma, State University of New York, Robert Macfarlane, Richard Powers, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Kimmerer, Centre for Native Peoples, Teaching of Plants


Covid jabs for billions of humans will earn their makers billions of dollars

We look at the drug firms – led by Pfizer and Moderna – that are set to profit most in an unprecedented global vaccination driveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDrugmakers led by US firms Pfizer and Moderna stand to make tens of billions of dollars from their Covid-19 vaccines this year and next, given G7 governments’ pledge to vaccinate the entire world by the end of 2022, but sales are likely to drop sharply thereafter, according to analysts.Acclaimed for allowing a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, US, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus, Karen Andersen, Morningstar Continue


The US is scrambling to send promised vaccines abroad after the production plant that ruined millions of J&J vaccines may have tainted AstraZeneca shots

A person receives the AstraZeneca vaccine in Bologna, Italy on March 19, 2021. Michele Lapini/Getty Images Emergent BioSolutions in Baltimore ruined at least 15 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines earlier this year. 100 million AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the facility are under safety review. The US is scrambling to send vaccines from other manufacturers abroad, The New York Times reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is working to replace ...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Baltimore, Johnson Johnson, Bologna Italy, Moderna, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani


Biden says the Delta variant - set to become the US's dominant strain - is 'particularly dangerous for young people'

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Biden warned Friday that the Delta variant is "particularly dangerous for young people." Delta appears to be more transmissible than any other coronavirus strain. Young people who are unvaccinated and socially active may be more susceptible than others. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden warned...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Vaccinations, Pfizer, Good Morning America, Vaccines, Biden


Photos show historically low reservoirs across California as drought and a heat wave threaten power plants

Low water levels at California's Lake Oroville, June 16, 2021. Water levels in reservoirs across California and the Colorado River are dipping to historic lows. A key California reservoir is so depleted, it may force a power-plant shutdown for the first time. Drought and an early heat wave are drying out the US West and Southwest, straining power grids. See more stories on Insider's business page. California's reservoirs are shriveling up as drought and an early heat wave aff...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, News, Climate Change, California, Mexico, US, Trends, Drought, Cnn, West, United States, Accuweather, Folsom Lake, Power Plants, Gavin Newsom


Two U of M Medical School studies provide new evidence to battle drug price increases

Two recent studies led by researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School add new evidence to the impact of how drug price increases affect US patients and the overall cost of health care.
Tags: Science, US, University of Minnesota Medical School, U of M Medical School


Fossils unearthed in China reveal a new species of giant prehistoric rhino - the largest land mammal to ever walk the Earth

An illustration of the Paraceratherium linxiaense giant rhinoceros in the Linxia Basin during the Oligocene. Paleontologists have unearthed fossils in China that reveal a new species of giant rhinoceros. A three-foot-long skull came from the largest known land mammal - a rhino the size of six elephants. The find indicates giant rhinos migrated south, then back north via Tibet, as the climate changed. See more stories on Insider's business page. A batch of newly discovered fossils com...
Tags: Asia, Science, Tibet, News, China, US, Trends, Earth, Migration, Fossils, Rhino, Gansu Province, Prehistoric, Paleontology, Bones, Deng


Vaccination, previous infection, protect against gamma variant in animal model

In a new study using variant virus recovered from one of the original travelers, researchers in the US and Japan have found that vaccination with an mRNA vaccine induces antibody responses that would protect humans from infection with the gamma/P.1 variant.
Tags: Japan, Science, US


Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates

Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. As wildfires advance uphill, a staggering 11% of all Western US forests are now at risk.
Tags: Science, US, McGill University


The Delta variant might pose the biggest threat yet to vaccinated people

Researchers sequence coronavirus samples at the microbiology laboratory of the University Hospital of Badajoz in Spain on April 15, 2021. Javier Pulpo/Europa Press/Getty Images The Delta variant appears to be more transmissible than any other coronavirus strain. Some experts worry the variant could result in more breakthrough cases in vaccinated people. Others are concerned that Delta could evolve even more dangerous mutations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists h...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Scotland, India, US, Trends, Spain, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Public Health England, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, San Francisco California, University of California San Francisco


One year or 5? Doctors and drug companies increasingly disagree about when we'll need COVID-19 booster shots

Marianne Ayala/Insider Booster shots may not be medically necessary for another one to five years, disease experts wager. But pharmaceutical companies are prepping to distribute boosters to the US before the end of 2021. In either case, boosters probably won't require the same urgency as initial vaccines do. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next vaccine race is underway - this time for booster shots.Leading vaccine developers, including Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, UPS, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Philadelphia, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cornell University


China's COVID-19 vaccines are being called into question after infections surged in countries using Chinese shots

Pedestrians wear masks as they walk on a street in the capital Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. AP Photo/Salim Ally Two Chinese shots have been welcomed by vaccine-deprived lower-income countries. But in some, cases of COVID-19 are surging even after widespread vaccination. In response, observers are questioning how well the shots work, angering China. See more stories on Insider's business page. By March, the Seychelles was one of the world's most vaccin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, China, India, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, Bbc, Beijing, Santiago, Chile, New York Times, News UK


Racism and racial trauma as barriers to breastfeeding

African American mothers continue to have the lowest breastfeeding rates, even as the breastfeeding rates have risen in the US over the past 25 years.
Tags: Science, US


Electrohydraulic arachno-bot a fascinating lightweight

Goodbye, bulky components and connectors: A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany and at the University of Boulder in Colorado in the US has now found a new way to exploit the principles of spiders' joints to create lightweight robots.
Tags: Science, Colorado, Germany, US, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Boulder


Jennifer Lopez Will Battle a Killer AI in a New Netflix Movie

A person doesn’t get to be as famous as Jennifer Lopez without having a wide-ranging career. Music, movies, television—she’s basically done it all, with a few small exceptions. One of those is science fiction. Oh sure, she was in The Cell and Anaconda, but those came out decades ago. Now, Lopez getting back into…Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Musicians, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Momoa, Songs, Singers, Lopez, Locke, Brad Peyton, Joby Harold, Jeff Fierson, Tory Tunnell, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas


The US coronavirus death toll has passed 600,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data

A nurse tending to a patient at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California. Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The US death toll from COVID-19 has passed 600,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Pre-pandemic life has largely returned in the US because of the vaccine rollout. But some vaccine hesitancy and procrastination is posing a threat to reaching herd immunity. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US reached a grim ...
Tags: Science, News, Israel, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Pfizer, Gallup, Johnson Johnson, Johns Hopkins University, St Jude Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, Speed desk


China insists there is 'no abnormality' in the radiation levels at a nuclear power plant after reports of a leak

The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant. Bobby Yip/Reuters The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant's part-owner warned of a leak earlier this week, per CNN. That part-owner then said there was a "performance issue" but the plant was still operating safely. China on Tuesday said radiation levels around the plant were normal. See more stories on Insider's business page. China denied that there were heightened radiation levels around its Taishan Nuclear Power Plant after a report said its part-owner ...
Tags: Science, News, China, US, Trends, News UK, Nuclear Plant, Framatome, Zhao Lijian, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, Taishan Nuclear Power Plant Bobby Yip Reuters, Agence France Presse CNN


Delta virus variant, which took over in the UK and threatens the US, doubles the risk of hospitalization, new data says. But vaccines are still effective.

A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccination in Glasgow, Scotland on May 14, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images Risk of hospitalization is 85% higher with the Delta variant, new data from the UK shows. The Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are still highly protective against the disease. But both were less protective against the Delta variant, which is 60% more infectious. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant of the coronavirus is linked to an 85% higher risk...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Public Health England, Glasgow Scotland, The Lancet, COVID-19


Graph shows how US COVID-19 spikes track strongly with the places where people are refusing vaccinations

A coronavirus vaccine. Getty COVID-19 cases are falling where most people are vaccinated, and vice versa, The Washington Post found. Vaccination rates are lower in southern US states. 43.7% of the US population is now fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Coronavirus cases in the US are rising in areas that have lower vaccination rates, a Washington Post analysis found.Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Post produced a quadrant ...
Tags: Post, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, News UK, Johnson Johnson, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


COVID-19 reinfection rate less than 1% for those with severe illness

A review of more than 9,000 US patients with severe COVID-19 infection showed less than 1% contracted the illness again, with an average reinfection time of 3.5 months after an initial positive test. Those are the findings from a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and MU Health Care.
Tags: Science, US, University of Missouri School of Medicine


NIH study offers new evidence of early SARS-CoV-2 infections in US

A new antibody testing study examining samples originally collected through the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program found evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections in five states earlier than had initially been reported. These findings were published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Tags: Science, US, Nih


Strict rest after sports-related concussion slows recovery and may prolong symptoms

Strict rest after a sports related concussion slows recovery and may prolong symptoms, says a consensus statement drawn up by a US expert panel on how best to treat and manage the condition, and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Tags: Science, US


Wuhan virologist Dr. Shi Zhengli denies COVID-19 lab leak theory in rare interview

This aerial view shows the P4 laboratory (C) on the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on May 27, 2020. - Opened in 2018, the P4 lab conducts research on the world's most dangerous diseases and has been accused by some top US officials of being the source of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images "I'm sure that I did nothing wrong," she told The New York Times. "So I have nothing to fear." See mor...
Tags: Science, China, US, Trends, C, Lab, Getty Images, New York Times, The Times, Times, Wuhan, Hubei, Hector Retamal, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Coronavirus, Shi Zhengli


Transplant patients 'desperate' for COVID vaccine protection are getting illicit 3rd doses - and it might be working for some

A doctor administers a second COVID-19 vaccine injection to a heart transplant recipient on February 20, 2021 at a hospital in Strasbourg, France. Frederick Florin/AFP via Getty Images It can be hard for people with transplant organs to derive the same benefits from vaccines as other people. A new study suggests giving them 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, instead of 2, can help. See more stories on Insider's business page. For tens of thousands of Americans with suppressed or compromised...
Tags: Science, France, US, Trends, Public Health, Johns Hopkins, Booster, Johnson Johnson, Strasbourg France, Annals of Internal Medicine, Sanford Health, Frederick Florin, Oak Forest Illinois, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, COVID


Novavax says its coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective in a large trial, moving the shot a step closer to widespread use

lechatnoir/Getty Images Novavax said its coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. The shot succeeded in a study that enrolled almost 30,000 volunteers in the US and Mexico. The Maryland biotech plans to ask US regulators for permission to give the shot more widely. See more stories on Insider's business page. The biotech company Novavax said on Monday that its coronavirus vaccine succeeded in a final-stage clinical trial, demonstrating 90% efficacy at preventing...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Maryland, Mexico, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Biotech, Johnson Johnson, Pharmaceutical, Novavax, Gaithersburg Maryland


Doctors in India are reporting COVID-19 patients with gangrene, hearing loss, and diarrhea - but there's not enough data to prove they're caused by the Delta variant

A woman is seen on oxygen support moments before she collapsed while waiting to get tested for Covid-19 infection, at MMG hospital, on April 21, 2021 in Ghaziabad, India. Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Doctors in India say COVID-19 patients have unusual symptoms that could be due to the Delta variant. They include gangrene and hearing loss. There aren't enough sequencing tests sent to labs to know if these are unique to the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Telegraph, Pfizer, Symptoms, Delhi


Fitbit user data show slight increase in sleep duration in US during COVID-19 pandemic

According to a study of data from more than 163,000 Fitbit users, sleep duration increased slightly in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with a similar timeframe in 2019.
Tags: Science, US


Suicidal thoughts, attempts among US adolescents

What The Study Did: Differences by sex and race/ethnicity in suicidal thoughts and nonfatal suicide attempts among U.S. adolescents over the last three decades were assessed in this survey study.
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Estimating excess mortality rates among US assisted living residents during pandemic

What The Study Did: The results suggest assisted living residents experienced increased mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic consistent with increases observed among nursing home residents.
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