Neuroscientist-turned-journalist based in Los Angeles. Currently working as an editor of online news and print at The Scientist, a trade magazine for life science researchers.
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Romantics Rejoice! The Heart Can Directly Influence Our Emotions
3/1/2023 · 4:19:24 PM EST
Researchers find that an increased heart rate can induce anxiety in mice, given the right context. It's the first evidence that the heart can directly influence the brain -- a finding that scientists say could lead to better PTSD treatments in the future.
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Scientists Develop Alternative to Vaccine Ingredient Harvested From Threatened Sharks
2/22/2023 · 9:29:15 AM EST
Synthetic variations of squalene, which is used to boost immune responses, could make vaccines more effective while reducing fisheries for struggling sharks.
Multiple RSV vaccines are in Phase 3 clinical trials for older adults and pregnant women, with some getting close to approval in the United States
2/16/2023 · 6:56:31 PM EST
Fast-Acting, Non-Hormonal Male Birth Control Blocks 100% of Pregnancies in Mice
2/15/2023 · 3:25:14 PM EST
An experimental new contraceptive method temporarily renders male mice infertile by immobilizing their sperm. While it will be years before human tests begin, the drug blocked 100 percent of pregnancies in treated mice.