Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. The question of whether the blood that coursed through dinosaurs’ giant frames ran warm or cold, like that of reptiles, is a long-standing one that has vexed paleontologists. Knowing that fundamental piece of information could
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Diagnostic testing and disease surveillance are back in the spotlight as scientists and public health workers closely monitor the current outbreak of monkeypox that has emerged in cities across Europe, the US, Australia and Canada. While the disease is not easily contracted, and in most cases is not life-threatening, the epidemiology of this outbreak is
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[embedded content] In this video, Rohin Francis, MBBS, discusses three stories of controversial figures in the field of regenerative medicine. The following is a partial transcript of this video; note that errors are possible. Francis: The trial of disgraced surgeon Paolo Macchiarini is due to conclude just a couple of days after I’m recording this.
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Patients who have paclitaxel-coated stents and balloons have survival and outcomes comparable to those who have a bare-metal stent or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, according to updated results from a large study of almost 170,000 Medicare beneficiaries. The SAFE-PAD study analyzed Medicare claims data of 168,533 patients, including 70,584 who were treated with drug-coated devices (DCD),
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In a recent research paper posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, scientists explored the safety of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) BNT162b2 vaccine in children under five years of age. Study: Safety of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Children below 5 Years (CoVacU5) – an Investigator-Initiated Retrospective Cohort Study. ​​​​​​​Image Credit: Volodymyr Maksymchuk
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What can we do when our news feeds are filled with tragedy? Worldwide tragedies feel like they’re happening more and more these days. This is likely thanks to social media, 24/7 news broadcasting and the Internet in general which has the power to update us on traumatic events unfolding in real-time. While scrolling on TikTok
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Albert Bourla, Pfizer CEO, at the WEF in Davos, Switzerland on May 25th, 2022. Adam Galici | CNBC Pfizer‘s CEO said Wednesday that he “wouldn’t worry much” about a recent monkeypox outbreak that has seen cases surge in non-endemic countries. Albert Bourla told CNBC that current data on the disease suggests it doesn’t transmit as
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Fibroids are the most common form of benign uterine tumors.1 In most cases, they are asymptomatic.1 But in 30% of cases, they are associated with a high health burden and seriously impact quality of life.2 For these women fibroids hurt. Depending on the fibroids weight, positioning and pressure on the pelvic organs, they can be
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Parents are generally receptive to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the management of children with respiratory illnesses in the Emergency Department (ED), according to a survey from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. However, some demographic subgroups (non-Hispanic Black and younger age parents) had greater reservations about the use
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This followed Moderna’s earlier announcement about its two-dose vaccine being safe and producing a good immune response in young children. The US Food and Drug Administration is considering Moderna’s application for emergency use authorization of its vaccine for this youngest age group and will also be considering Pfizer’s soon. In the meantime, Covid-19 cases are
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As of May 25, 2022, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has infected more than 526 million people and caused over 6.28 million deaths worldwide. Scientific and clinical evidence has shown the presence of potential post-acute and long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection in multiple
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Linking dinosaur tumours and proton beams, a major new exhibition shows the strides scientists have made as they unravel the complexities of cancer – and explores what the future holds  Written by David Cox for Guardian Labs  The Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope exhibition launched in Manchester in October and opens in London in
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