Long COVID: The latest in a series of unexplained post-acute infectious syndromes?

by Ya’el Courtneyfigures by Gracyn Mose COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has killed over 1 million Americans from 2020 to 2024. This number is startling, especially considering that the harm of COVID-19 extends beyond loss of life and even beyond the symptoms of acute infection. While most people recover fully from SARS-CoV-2 infection within a week or two, in February 2024, 6.8% … Continue reading Long COVID: The latest in a series of unexplained post-acute infectious syndromes?

DNA Detectives: How scientists are using DNA from the environment to see the unseen

by Sanjana Kulkarnifigures by Swathy Karamchedu Forensic DNA testing has become crucial in criminal investigations and legal proceedings. DNA has linked people to crime scenes using hair or blood and exonerated wrongfully convicted individuals. This type of DNA is called environmental DNA (eDNA) because it is collected from the environment, rather than from a person. Scientists have also begun analyzing eDNA from non-human organisms. All … Continue reading DNA Detectives: How scientists are using DNA from the environment to see the unseen

Neuroinflammation, Itch, & Pain – A FREE EVENT – March 12 – Science by the Pint

Ever wondered about the connection between your brain, your need to scratch an itch, and the bacteria that grows on you and makes you sick? Harvard Immunologist Isaac Chiu and his lab are coming to Trident Booksellers and Café, this Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30 PM. Chat with them about how your brain talks to your immune system, responds to the bacteria in your body, … Continue reading Neuroinflammation, Itch, & Pain – A FREE EVENT – March 12 – Science by the Pint

Access Denied: Opioid Medication-Assisted Treatment and the Urgent Call for Change in Opioid Recovery 

by Emma Dolenfigures by Allie Elchert Imagine a dystopia where a person with diabetes needs to drive a few hours every day to get their insulin at a special insulin clinic. Let’s pretend that they only need insulin once a day. They set their alarm for bright and early and get in the car to travel to the clinic before it closes for the day … Continue reading Access Denied: Opioid Medication-Assisted Treatment and the Urgent Call for Change in Opioid Recovery