Movie theater safety during COVID, the sequel: This time it's personal
Two years into the pandemic, do health experts and industry leaders have updated recommendations to make moviegoing safer? Spoiler alert: They do. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Michael Ordo ña Source Type: news

Omicron causing less severe illness in Southern California patients, study suggests
A preliminary study based on Kaiser Permanente patient records noted substantially reduced risk of severe clinical outcomes in patients who are infected with the Omicron variant compared with Delta. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 13, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money, Emily Alpert Reyes Source Type: news

The Red Cross says there's a national blood shortage. Here's how to donate
The pandemic and an unusual flu season have exacerbated the shortage, the Red Cross says, and blood donations are needed more than ever. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 12, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Madalyn Amato Source Type: news

Robert H. Grubbs, Caltech Nobel Prize winner who revolutionized green chemistry, dies
The Caltech Nobel Prize winner, whose methods of breaking apart molecules and rebuilding them according to specification revolutionized the field of organic chemistry, has died at 79. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: John Johnson Source Type: news

Meet the people bringing us answers on the big bang, and their 13,000-pound helper
The James Webb Space Telescope launches to space Christmas Day, the culmination of two decades of work: 'It feels like we sprinted a marathon.' (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news

Will this pandemic ever end? Here's what happened with the last ones
Our species lived through the Spanish flu, polio, ebola, SARS, and swine flu. How have humans gotten themselves out of pandemics in the past? And how might we get out of this one? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

What makes the Omicron variant spread so easily?
Early research points to mutations in the spike protein. But much remains unknown or unconfirmed. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jon Healey, Ada Tseng Source Type: news

Biden outlines new Omicron strategy, will order 500 million at-home tests for Americans
President Biden warns that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus will result in more breakthrough infections among vaccinated Americans. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Anumita Kaur Source Type: news

Photos: New York is rattled by a stunning virus spike
The city had more than 15,000 new positive COVID-19 tests Monday. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Times Photography Staff Source Type: news

When will kids under 5 be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19?
What is the timeline for kids under 5 to get a COVID vaccine? Here's the latest. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

Research shows huge benefit of COVID-19 booster shots
In a large study, the risk of a breakthrough infection was 10 times lower for people who got a COVID-19 booster shot than for people who hadn't. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Harris pushes for expansion of maternal healthcare, Medicaid postpartum coverage
Vice President Kamala Harris urges Congress to keep maternal health in the spending package, calls on states to expand Medicaid postpartum coverage. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Erin B. Logan, Marissa Evans Source Type: news

Did a collision of COVID-19 and HIV forge the Omicron variant?
The Omicron variant was probably incubated in a person with poorly controlled HIV who struggled to clear a coronavirus infection. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

How bad will Omicron be? Scientists won't really know for months
Omicron's impact on the COVID-19 pandemic will depend on a variety of factors that will take days to weeks for scientists to untangle. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

How drug overdose deaths surpassed 100,000 in one year
Sam Quinones, author of 'The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth,' on the horrific rise in overdose deaths. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

At-home COVID tests could make holiday reunions with family safer. Here's how
Add some rapid COVID-19 tests to your holiday shopping list. Once you've got them, here's what you should know about how, when and why to use them ahead of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or other holiday gatherings. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jon Healey Source Type: news

These authors wanted to push the COVID-19 lab-leak theory. Instead they exposed its weaknesses
In 'Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19,' Alina Chan and Matt Ridley ignore scientific consensus in favor of specious, dangerous guesswork. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news

Where will the next pandemic begin? The Amazon rainforest offers troubling clues
Deforestation is erasing the line between humans and wild animals — and increasing the chances of the next global pandemic. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kate Linthicum, Emily Baumgaertner, Ana Ionova Source Type: news

Struggling to ID its dead, Mexico turns to Tennessee's Body Farm
Seeking to identify its dead, Mexico sends its all-too-experienced forensic investigators to the Body Farm in Tennessee for formal training. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kate Linthicum Source Type: news

At Tennessee's Body Farm, Mexican investigators learn how to dig up graves
Seeking to identify its dead, Mexico sends its all-too-experienced forensic investigators to the Body Farm in Tennessee for formal training. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kate Linthicum Source Type: news

Column One: How does COVID-19 change the brain? This scientist is finding out
Dr. Maura Boldrini is studying the brains of people who died of COVID-19 to better understand how it causes neurological symptoms. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Study shows dramatic decline in effectiveness of all three COVID-19 vaccines over time
A study of 780,000 veterans shows a dramatic decline in effectiveness for all three COVID-19 vaccines in use in the U.S. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

U.S. gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11
The CDC's vaccine advisory panel weighed the risks and benefits of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for young children. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

A COVID-19 vaccine is now available for young kids. Should they get it?
Why the question of vaccinating younger children against COVID-19 is more complicated than it would initially appear. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

When a COVID-19 vaccine is available for young kids, should they get it?
Why the question of vaccinating younger children against COVID-19 is more complicated than it would initially appear. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

News Analysis: It's harder to justify COVID vaccine for children if pandemic's end is near
The closer we get to the end of the pandemic, the harder it is to justify the risk of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for young children. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Why artist and engineer Xin Liu sent her wisdom tooth into outer space
On view at Culver City's Honor Fraser Gallery, Liu's new exhibition details how she launched her tooth from an early iteration of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Vankin Source Type: news

Magnitude 3.6 earthquake reported near Los Angeles
An earthquake was reported Sunday at 7:01 a.m. less than a mile from Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Quakebot Source Type: news

It's OK to mix and match COVID-19 booster shoots. Which one should I get?
The FDA and CDC say it's OK to mix and match COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, and in some cases it's preferred. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Podcast: Disabled and pregnant? Good luck finding a doctor
Disabled people give birth at same rate as nondisabled ones — so why does medicine treat them as anomalies? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Who needs COVID boosters? Experts must decide with incomplete data
Scientists are trying to decide who should be eligible for COVID-19 booster shots, but they're missing key data that would help them. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Studies confirm COVID-19 vaccine's effectiveness in teens, even against Delta
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine greatly reduced the risk of coronavirus infection and COVID-19 in teens despite the Delta variant's rise. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Here's what you need to know about the White House plan to vaccinate children
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5 could be available by early November at pharmacies and pediatrician's offices. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Erin B. Logan Source Type: news

NASA turns technology back toward Earth to focus on climate change
Scientists and California state officials are working together to study Earth's rapidly changing systems and make more informed decisions. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hayley Smith Source Type: news

FDA panel endorses a booster shot for J & J's COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. health advisors unanimously endorsed Johnson & Johnson's request to offer a second dose to its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

The untold story of how a robot army waged war on COVID-19.
The untold story of how disruptors and biohackers behind this $1.8 billion robot company helped battle the pandemic and revolutionize America's diagnostics. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news