CRISPR gene-editing technology was used in developing the new coronavirus test. “It looks like they have a really rock-solid test,” says molecular biologist Max Wilson. “It’s really quite elegant.”
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Remote schooling helps fight the pandemic. But considering Venezuela’s education system weaknesses, it could also deepen inequalities, expose adolescents to possible rights violations, and generate tensions in families.
Systematic reviews typically take one or two years to complete. In the push for quick answers, have pandemic-related evaluations of studies sacrificed thoroughness and rigor?
“We should take a cold, hard look at all of the data and ask ourselves, ‘What appears to work best?’” says Nancy Haigwood, who directs the Oregon National Primate Research Center and is a key advocate for the comparative monkey study.
“Despite a lot of the political noise, the science is going well,” said Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
According to the Nashville nonprofit Our Kids, the pandemic is making it easier for abusers to harm children as offenders spend more time with victims because of social distancing, working from home, or unemployment.
Sweden's government never ordered a “shutdown" in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Its approach, out of step with much of the world, sparked debate on whether the strategy was brilliant or irresponsible.
In an hourlong, socially distanced interview with Science, Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed everything from his relationship with President Donald Trump to COVID-19 vaccines being tested.
The White House announced on 2 October that President Trump received an experimental antibody treatment after testing positive for COVID-19.
"These are hard times; hope can easily go sour. We can’t give them that," writes 2020 LaGuardia Community College Fellow René Sing-Brooks in his poem set in pandemic-stricken New York City.
Linfa Wang hopes his antibody test can help trace the path of the virus to humans.
Here in the little towns that speckle the Appalachian foothills of southeast Ohio, events that have defined 2020 nationwide are mostly just images on TV from a distant America.
According to all the latest reports, South Africa is making major steps in treating and preventing HIV/AIDS. A look at how the lives of women here have changed in the past three years.
How close are we to a yellow fever pandemic?
Young women are at particularly high risk for HIV in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where about 5,000 of them acquire the disease each week. Is a drug to prevent HIV really the best solution? Amy Maxmen looks at alternative solutions in South Africa.
More than half of all HIV-positive individuals will experience an eye complication during their lifetime. One such complication is CMV retinitis, which can lead to permanent blindness.
We might soon have a treatment for Huntington's disease, but the Latin American communities who helped scientists uncover the cause are too poor to benefit. Who will help these forgotten people?
Ebola survivors could be carrying live Ebola virus in their eyes. Many of them are going blind, but in fear of the epidemic's resurgence, hardly anyone is doing anything about it.
Cuban sanitariums are the government quarantine facilities for HIV positive people—critics called them prisons; supporters say they controlled the epidemic. Former residents say "it's complicated."
As plans are being made to turn Sri Lanka’s oldest leprosy hospital into a museum or a geriatric home, the few remaining patients are a living history of the stigma of the disease.
As Liberia grapples to care for thousands of Ebola survivors, scientists strive to understand post-Ebola syndrome.
An on-the-ground look at efforts in Africa and the United States to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Can an emergency plan to wipe out all malaria parasites in the Mekong work before multiple drug resistance spreads? No one knows.
In rural Uganda, lack of access to healthcare results in disability and death. What can be done?
Four Pulitzer Center grantees, 15 students, and wide range of documentary film topics mark eighth year of partnership with Free Spirit Media.
The World Health Summit is accepting applications for its 2017 "Next Generation of Science Journalists" award, co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Center.
Two Pulitzer Center-supported projects nominated and seven grantees shortlisted for 2017 One World Media Awards for international journalism and media coverage of global issues.
Newsroom diversity in its many, often overlapping, forms was the subject of an intense panel discussion at the Pulitzer Center's Gender Lens Conference.
Jon Cohen discussed his reporting on HIV/AIDS with University of Michigan students.
This week: the rise of zoonotic diseases, what really happened in the U.S. raid on Yemen, and Afghan's rule of law.
Multimedia journalist Carl Gierstorfer won Germany's Grimme award for his documentary, "We Want You to Live."
We Want You to Live - Liberia’s Fight Against Ebola is a documentary by Pulitzer Center grantee Carl Gierstorfer.
Pulitzer Center journalists Misha Friedman, Jon Cohen and Amy Maxmen spoke to 425 people about their work featured in the e-book "To End AIDS" at different events in the San Francisco area last week.
The Mercury News reported on a recent Pulitzer Center education team visit to Palo Alto High School.
Journalist Amy Maxmen receives prestigious science-writing prizes for reporting on Ebola and other diseases
Dara Mohammadi recognized for his reporting on Huntington's Disease and a new gene therapy that many sufferers may not be able to afford.