Nanomedicine’s ‘crown’ is ready for its close up

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An international team of researchers led by Michigan State University’s Morteza Mahmoudi has developed a new method to better understand how nanomedicines—emerging diagnostics and therapies that are very small yet very intricate—interact with patients’ biomolecules. Medicines based on nanoscopic particles have the promise to be more effective than current therapies while […]

What does ‘close contact’ for COVID-19 really mean? Epidemiologist explains.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has new guidance clarifying what exactly “close contact” means when it comes to transmission of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The previous guidance suggested that a close contact occurred when a person was within six feet of an infectious individual for 15 consecutive minutes. Now, the CDC is acknowledging […]

Drone warns surfer of very close encounter with 5-foot shark in Australia

A drone camera caught a close encounter between a surfer and a white shark off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, last week. The surfer and the great white shark seemed mutually spooked by their brush with each other — though in the surfer’s case, the shock came after he swam ashore and saw […]