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The furious race to develop a coronavirus vaccine played out against a presidential election, between a pharmaceutical giant and a biotech upstart, with the stakes as high as they could get.
That's exactly the opposite of what we should be doing right now.
The German company BioNTech, founded by two scientists, has teamed up with Pfizer on a vaccine that was found to be more than 90 percent effective.
In the abyss, everyone can hear you scream.
Research using cellphone data in 10 U.S. cities last spring could help influence officials' decisions on new restrictions as cases resurge around the country.
Regardless of the election results, President Trump will be the one directing the government's coronavirus response as infections climb.
It's full of tricks and optical illusions.
A visual journey through the microscopic world of the coronavirus shows how masks provide an important defense against transmission.
Should publishers track the ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms?
The administration is imposing new limits on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that would undercut action against global warming.
New research found 'autoantibodies' similar to those in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. But patients may also benefit from treatments for those autoimmune diseases.
Experts say it's normal for levels of antibodies to drop after clearing an infection, and that they represent just one arm of the immune response against a virus.
Most Americans view politics as two camps bickering endlessly and fruitlessly over unimportant issues.
A case in Nevada has spurred new concerns that people who have recovered from the infection may still be vulnerable. That's unlikely, experts say.
A company operating in the shadow of government regulators has some very particular rules about what workers can say about it.
Editors at the world's leading medical journal said the Trump administration "took a crisis and turned it into a tragedy."
How the body responds to a coronavirus infection.
With no bailout forthcoming from the government, financially strapped British universities beckoned students back to campus, with predictably dire results.
An updated list of potential treatments for Covid-19.
Cornell University researchers analyzing 38 million English-language articles about the pandemic found that President Trump was the largest driver of the "infodemic."
A series of research papers renews hope that the long-elusive goal of mimicking the way the sun produces energy might be achievable.
Even as faculty members are given more time to meet a deadline for tenure, many say they are getting less work done because of child care needs.
Two recent research efforts looked into the southern alligator lizard, which has one of nature's more extreme mating strategies.
A week of talks, panels and discussions seeks to counter an impression "that this talent pool just does not exist."
Bully and ignore the experts, and send in the quacks.
The Times spoke to two dozen experts who said decisions made now would spell the difference between a difficult future and something far worse.
Researchers say drug companies need to be more open about how vaccine trials are run to reassure Americans who are skittish about getting a coronavirus vaccine.
A silver-bullet vaccine is far from guaranteed. But it's also not the only way out of the pandemic.
It's not just the lungs - the pathogen may enter brain cells, causing symptoms like delirium and confusion, scientists reported.
The coronavirus is spiking around campuses from Texas to Iowa to North Carolina as students return.