• COVID-19 vaccination does not increase the risk of preterm birth

    Study findings support the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.

    A study of more than 40,000 pregnant individuals has found that COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy is not linked w...

    COVID January 5, 2022
  • COVID Booster: Pregnancy loss, steroid side effects, and climate change

    Five things we learned about COVID-19 this week.

    Vaccines are highly effective at preventing death from DeltaA Scottish study of 100,000 Delta-positive people has...

    COVID October 23, 2021
  • Epigenetics and pregnancy stress: should we be scared?

    Does stress affect unborn babies, or is that idea just another stress for mothers?

    Preparing for a child is hard, and it’s only exacerbated by all the information that gets thrown at mothers about wha...

    Biology October 14, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID this week.

    An accurate saliva COVID testA group of US researchers has developed a saliva-based test for SARS-CoV-2 that can ...

    COVID May 22, 2021
  • I’m pregnant. Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

    Without enough women in clinical trials, it is hard to say.

    Getting any type of vaccination is a big decision when pregnant – but the more data we have the better informed we ca...

    COVID May 12, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID this week.

    Time seemed to pass more slowly during the UK’s second lockdownA team of UK researchers has examined the way peop...

    COVID April 24, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID last week.

    COVID-19 commemorated with postage stampsAround the world, countries make special postage stamps to recognise imp...

    COVID March 27, 2021
  • You may have missed...

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Off-switch for alcoholism?Australian-led research has potentially discovered a way to treat alcohol addiction wit...

    Astronomy March 15, 2021
  • Patchwork placenta

    Genomically, a placenta is like a weirdly helpful mosaic tumour.

    The traditional view of the placenta is a miraculous, protective, life-giving growth sac. Surprisingly, in a paper pu...

    Health March 11, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    The five new things science learned about COVID last week.

    Schizophrenia and risk factor for COVID-19 deathA new study has shown that schizophrenia is the second biggest ri...

    Health February 1, 2021
  • History

    Margie Profet stirs things up

    Evolutionary biologist hailed a genius then disappears.

    Beginning in 1988, Margie Profet published three papers that caused considerable discussion within segments of the sc...

    Body and Mind December 5, 2020
  • New insights into flu risk during pregnancy

    Research suggests infection heightens immune response.

    Researchers in Australia and Ireland may have discovered why influenza affects pregnant women so severely, sometimes ...

    Body and Mind September 22, 2020
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