Medicine – Scientific American

Many hospitalized victims are developing potentially lethal secondary co-infections such as bacterial pneumonia and sepsis

Numerous contenders—from a controversial malaria medication to treatments that regulate the immune system—are now in clinical trials

April 16, 2020 — Tanya Lewis

In mice, a test for lung cancer involves nanoprobes that recognize tumors and send reporter molecules into the urine for simple analysis.

April 15, 2020 — W. Wayt Gibbs

A new era for Alzheimer’s and journalism in the time of coronavirus 

April 14, 2020 — Curtis Brainard

Originally published in June 1954

April 13, 2020

Slated for human trials, EIDD-2801 could become the first pill for COVID-19

April 7, 2020 — Michael Waldholz

Originally published in June 1868

April 7, 2020

Fighting the disease is like trying to hit a moving target, evolutionarily speaking

From online journal clubs to “tweetorials” to conference updates, social media is changing the dissemination and discussion of

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The Scientific 7-Minute Workout – The New York Times

Credit Ben Wiseman

Editors’ note: Here’s one of our favorite stories from the archives with a helpful tip for Smarter Living.

Updated, Oct. 24, 2014 | For a greater challenge, see “The Advanced 7-Minute Workout.” And download our new, free 7-Minute Workout App for your phone, tablet or other device.

Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice.

An article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal does just that. In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into
about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.

“There’s very good

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Health – Scientific American

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Behavior & Society

March 27, 2020 — Anthony Ong and Anthony Burrow | Opinion

Behavior & Society

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