Pioneers in Science: Alan Turing

Pioneers in Science: Alan Turing

This Pride month, Pioneers highlights the genius and tragedy of Alan Turing, one of science’s most important individuals who established what we now call computer science.

Why is there hype around the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine?

The protein-based vaccine has been highly anticipated, showing high efficacy against variants of concern.

Evaluating the filtering performance of facial masks

It’s well understood that any mask reduces the transmission of viral particles but some are more effective than others.

Warmer temperatures lessen COVID-19 spread, but control measures still needed

Study shows that temperature changes have a smaller effect on transmission than policy interventions like lockdowns and social distancing.

Why are antiviral drugs for COVID-19 difficult to find?

Viruses are so varied and evolve so quickly that creating effective treatments against them becomes a daunting task.

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines might boost immunity

Emerging data from trials exploring mixing different types of vaccines demonstrate the practice is safe and could boost immunity.

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