CDC acknowledges risk of coronavirus aerosols in new guidelines, then reverses course
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said new guidance that warned about the dangers of coronavirus transmission via aerosols was posted by mistake. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Richard Read Source Type: news

Elon Musk expected to tout 'million-mile battery.' Here's what that means.
Electric vehicle battery technology is advancing – but don't expect dramatic developments any time soon -- from Tesla or anyone else. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Russ Mitchell Source Type: news

Op-Ed: A COVID-19 vaccine is one thing. Getting Americans to take it is another
If getting Americans to wear a mask is hard, vaccine skepticism could mean getting them to take a COVID-19 vaccine will be even harder. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jiayin Xue and Robert M. Kaplan Source Type: news

CDC says coronavirus spreads mainly in the air, through respiratory aerosols and droplets
In new guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the coronavirus spreads mainly through respiratory aerosols, small particles that apparently can remain suspended in the air and inhaled. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Richard Read Source Type: news

Damage from wildfires' toxic air lingers long after the smoke clears
As smoky skies blanket the West, researchers look a the lasting health impacts by studying a Montana town previously smothered by wildfire smoke. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Katheryn Houghton Source Type: news

How you can get a flu shot in Southern California
Yes, it's that time of year again. Here's how and where to get a flu shot in Los Angeles and around California. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

It's tough to tell COVID-19 from smoke inhalation symptoms — and flu season's coming
All along the West Coast, health facilities are reporting an influx of patients with breathing problems. Is it smoke inhalation or symptoms of COVID-19? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Kreidler Source Type: news

To evade COVID-19, dialysis patients bring their treatment home
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, more patients are administering dialysis to themselves at home rather than receiving it in a clinic. But there are challenges. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Heidi de Marco Source Type: news

NIH is 'very concerned' about serious side effect in coronavirus vaccine trial
The NIH has launched an investigation into the case of a patient who suffered spinal cord damage after joining AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Arthur Allen, Liz Szabo Source Type: news

In the clouds of Venus, scientists may have found signs of extraterrestrial life
Astronomers detected a rare molecule called phosphine in the clouds above Venus. Scientists say it could have been created by extraterrestrial life. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

Extraordinary heat, rare summer snow brought unprecedented West Coast firestorms
To understand why so many fires are burning out of control in the West, you have to go back to Labor Day — and the freak snowstorm that hit Colorado. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Joseph Serna Source Type: news

The coronavirus may have reached Los Angeles even before China announced its outbreak
A study of patients who came to UCLA clinics and hospitals to be treated for coughs suggests the coronavirus may have been in Los Angeles by Christmas. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Companies working on coronavirus vaccines pledge to put science above politics
Top executives of nine drugmakers likely to produce the first coronavirus vaccines signed a pledge to boost public confidence in approved vaccines. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Trump administration restarts disease research after backlash
The move comes after the Times revealed administration's ending of key research (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

How real is the science in Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet'? We asked an expert
There's a lot going on in Christoper Nolan's new action epic "Tenet," so we asked Claudia De Rham, a theoretical physicist from Imperial College London, for her thoughts. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Zemler Source Type: news

Dozens of hospitals poised to defy FDA on plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients
Dozens of major hospitals may ignore an FDA decision allowing use of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients in order to focus on a clinical trial. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: JoNel Aleccia Source Type: news

Signs of depression have tripled in the U.S. since the COVID-19 pandemic got underway
The prevalence of depression symptoms in the U.S. has more than tripled in the COVID-19 era compared to the period before the pandemic. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Health officials worry the U.S. isn't ready for a COVID-19 vaccine
Underfunded health departments say they lack the staff, money and tools to distribute, administer and track doses of COVID-19 vaccine for millions of people. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Liz Szabo Source Type: news

Overwhelmingly strong results could end COVID-19 vaccine trials early, Fauci says
A COVID-19 vaccine could be available earlier than expected if ongoing clinical trials produce overwhelmingly positive results, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Liz Szabo Source Type: news

Goodbye, nasal swabs? Saliva tests can detect coronavirus infection, studies show
Tests that look for the coronavirus in samples of saliva are about as reliable as tests that require a sample from the back of the nose, two new studies show. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Could the coronavirus make for a lighter flu season?
The social distancing that tamps down the coronavirus could also keep many people from getting the flu. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Despu és de que 8 trabajadores murieron de COVID-19, los funcionarios quieren que se cierre la planta de Foster Farms
Después de que 8 trabajadores mueran de coronavirus, los funcionarios quieren que la planta de Foster Farms cierre (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Dangers of third coronavirus surge in California focus on young people, essential workers
California health officials prepare for a potential third surge of coronavirus cases fueled by essential workers and young people. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee Source Type: news

After 8 workers die of COVID-19, officials want Merced County Foster Farms plant closed
After 8 workers die of coronavirus, officials want Foster Farms plant closed (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

COVID-19 makes medical students feel they're falling behind
COVID-19 has upended the education of future doctors, especially third- and fourth-year medical students who should be doing their core clinical training now. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Julie Rovner Source Type: news

How L.A. doctors plan to include more people of color in COVID-19 vaccine trial
Doctors at Harbor-UCLA are participating in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, and they're aiming to recruit people of color and members of other high-risk groups. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Arthur Allen Source Type: news

Feeling anxious and depressed? In California, you're right at home
It's official, California: COVID-19 has left us sick with worry and increasingly despondent. And young adults — ages 18 to 29 — are feeling it worst. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Phillip Reese Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Pandemics spread like wildfire, and fire is a contagion too
Fire is like COVID-19. The only response that works is systemic preparedness. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stephen J. Pyne Source Type: news

Researchers show that COVID-19 racial disparities aren't inevitable
One of the hallmarks of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is that it disproportionately strikes people of color. But it doesn't have to be that way. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Isolation, confusion: What the COVID-19 pandemic is like for people with dementia
Changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have upended the lives of millions of dementia patients and their caregivers, who rely on long-standing routines. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Heidi de Marco Source Type: news

Domestic violence rose during lockdown — and injuries are dramatically more severe, study finds
The incidence of injuries attributed to domestic partner violence rose sharply after the coronavirus outbreak began, and those injuries were more serious. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Op-Ed: We rely on science. Why is it letting us down when we need it most?
Too many landmark studies can't be replicated in independent labs, and the consequences for medicine, public policy and how we see the world can't be overstated. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Ritchie Source Type: news

Heffernan: Less sex, more insecurity -- a pandemic baby bust is coming
Nothing says romance like surgical masks, no eye contact and the federal government's ruinous response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Virginia Heffernan Source Type: news

What will it take to persuade people to wear masks? Focus on benefits to others
The more people see wearing face masks and practicing social distancing as ways to protect the health of others, the more likely they are to comply, research shows. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Google adds California's earthquake early warning system into Android phones
Google is adding California's earthquake early warning system as part of its Android operating system for mobile phones. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, people with diabetes struggle to get insulin
One in four people with diabetes have rationed supplies to cut the cost of their diabetes care since the start of the pandemic, a survey found. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tiffany Wong Source Type: news

San Quentin's coronavirus outbreak shows why 'herd immunity' could mean disaster
Public health experts say the rampant spread of the coronavirus at the prison shows the dangers of trying to achieve 'herd immunity' with the coronavirus. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Kim Christensen Source Type: news

Swarm of Salton Sea earthquakes sparks worry about the San Andreas fault
(Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

What will it take for schools to reopen safely in the midst of a pandemic?
Educators, health officials and scientists are still working to understand what it will take to make schools safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

Keep your hands clean, but avoid these dangerous hand sanitizers, FDA warns
If the coronavirus has you reaching for hand sanitizer, don't use one with methanol. It can be toxic if absorbed through the skin, the FDA warns. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Child care has been safe during the pandemic. That could be a good sign for schools
Hundreds of thousands of essential workers have kept their kids in child care during the pandemic and, so far, these centers haven't been big disease spreaders. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Anna Almendrala Source Type: news

Coronavirus surge slowing in California, but don't expect a repeat of reopening fever
Epidemiologists and other public health experts said the only way to prevent more surges is to learn from past failure. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee Source Type: news

SpaceX capsule with astronauts aboard heads back to Earth
After a two-month mission to the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are headed home. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news

Column One: How scientists revived an old-school treatment for a 21st century pandemic
Scientists searching for a medicine to treat patients with COVID-19 are looking for it in the blood of people who have already survived the disease. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Why it's time for scientists to become cinematic superheroes
Directed by Marjane Satrapi, "Radioactive" stars Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie, still the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice. The biopic also valorizes the role of science in understanding the world in an unexpectedly heroic way. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Olsen Source Type: news

Those coronavirus vaccines leading the race? Don't ditch the masks quite yet
The first wave of coronavirus vaccines might be like a flu shot, experts say, curbing symptoms in some patients but not protecting them from COVID-19. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Thomas Curwen Source Type: news

California breaks coronavirus-related death record for fourth time this month
California has seen fewer COVID-19 deaths than New York -- but many times more than other countries, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee, Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

California breaks coronavirus death record for fourth time this month
California has seen fewer COVID-19 deaths than New York -- but many times more than other countries, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee, Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

California again breaks record for most coronavirus-related deaths in a single day
California reported 167 deaths Tuesday. It's the third time this month that California has broken a single-day record for deaths. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee, Priya Krishnakumar Source Type: news

California again breaks record for most coronavirus deaths in a single day
California reported 167 deaths Tuesday. It's the third time this month that California has broken a single-day record for deaths. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee, Priya Krishnakumar Source Type: news