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Baricitinib, a Covid-19 Drug from Eli Lilly, Is Expensive And Doesn’t Do Much

In mid-November, an arthritis drug with a tricky name hit a pandemic milestone — then slipped back into relative obscurity. The drug, baricitinib, was granted an emergency authorization by the Food and Drug Administration to treat a subset of hospitalized Covid-19 patients in combination with another medication, the antiviral remdesivir. It is one of only […]

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Overlooked No More: Barbara Waxman Fiduccia, Reproductive Rights Advocate

Fiduccia pushed for increased access to reproductive services, including mammograms and pelvic exams. She and others successfully lobbied to expand the national Hate Crime Statistics Act to include violence against people with disabilities. She also served on the California attorney general’s Civil Rights Commission on Hate Crimes. With her future husband, Daniel Fiduccia, a legal […]

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Could a Blood Test Show if a Covid-19 Vaccine Works?

A new study in monkeys suggests that a blood test could predict the effectiveness of a Covid-19 vaccine — and perhaps speed up the clinical trials needed to get a working vaccine to billions of people around the world. The study, published on Friday in Nature, reveals telltale blood markers that predict whether a monkey’s immune […]

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Could a Blood Test Show if a Covid-19 Vaccine Works?

A new study in monkeys suggests that a blood test could predict the effectiveness of a Covid-19 vaccine — and perhaps speed up the clinical trials needed to get a working vaccine to billions of people around the world. The study, published on Friday in Nature, reveals telltale blood markers that predict whether a monkey’s immune […]

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Meet Biden’s Energy and Climate Cabinet Contenders

A nuclear physicist who served as Mr. Obama’s second energy secretary remains in the running to return to his old post. Dr. Moniz, now president and chief executive officer of the Energy Futures Initiative, a research organization, served as an informal adviser to Mr. Biden during the campaign and several people who worked under him […]