Global plan aims to slash meningitis toll with help of new five-in-one vaccine | Science

When the abrupt, frightening deaths struck in early June in Banalia, a little mining neighborhood in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), some individuals thought witchcraft. Many of... Read more »

As plan for new U.S. health agency to speed treatments takes shape, doubts remain | Science

Francis Collins, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, speaks throughout a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on 26 May, 2021. Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg by means of Getty Images Those carefully following President... Read more »

Top stories: A surprising Alzheimer’s suspect, why scientific societies are worried about ‘Plan S,’ and more | Science

(delegated right): DAVIDE BONAZZI/@SALZMANART; ISTOCK.COM/ PEETERV; KEN RICHARDSON Scientific societies worry Plan S will make them shutter journals, slash services Scientific societies supported by journal memberships stress Strategy S... Read more »

Scientific societies worry Plan S will make them shutter journals, slash services | Science

Davide Bonazzi/@SalzmanArt An existential hazard. That’s what scientific societies supported by journal memberships call PlanS Presented in September 2018 by European research study funders and backed by others ever... Read more »

A desert explosion helps scientists plan earthquake-detecting balloons on Venus | Science

Some NASA scientists wish to listen for quakes on Venus from a balloon. JPL/NASA Today, in the still, quiet desert near Pahrump, Nevada, scientists triggered a synthetic earthquake. It... Read more »

Trump’s biodefense plan aims to improve coordination across agencies | Science

TheWhite House hopes to reinforce the nation’s biodefense by much better collaborating the activities of numerous federal government agencies. mediaphotos/iStockPhoto In an effort to reinforce the United States federal... Read more »

As massive Zika vaccine trial struggles, researchers revive plan to intentionally infect humans | Science

A Brazilian mom holds her child, who was born in 2016 with microcephaly, a Zika- triggered abnormality. MARIO TAMA/GETTY IMAGES In2016, as the mosquito-borne Zika infection spread through the... Read more »