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  • Coronavirus Jun 12

    New Study Asks If Survivor Plasma Could Prevent Coronavirus

    Survivors of COVID-19 are donating their blood plasma in droves in hopes it helps other patients recover from the coronavirus. And while the jury’s still out, now scientists are testing if the donations might also prevent infection in the first place.

  • Coronavirus Mar 13

    Doctors Push for Coronavirus Treatment With Recovered Patients' Blood

    In the absence of vaccines or antiviral drugs, researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore say the key to slowing and treating the coronavirus might be hidden in the blood of those who’ve already recovered from the disease. The method of using “convalescent serum” — essentially harvesting virus-fighting antibodies from the blood of previously infected patients — dates back more than...

  • New York Sep 12, 2019

    Jets' Sam Darnold Out This Week With Mono, Could Miss Multiple Games, Team Says

    An abysmal start to the 2019 NFL season could get worse for the Jets, with second-year quarterback Sam Darnold, selected third overall by Gang Green in last year’s draft, expected to miss a few weeks thanks to mononucleosis.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Jets' Sam Darnold Out This Week With Mono

    Sam Darnold will miss at least this week’s game — and possibly more — because he was diagnosed with mono, the team said Thursday.

  • Coach Sep 3, 2019

    Jets Promote Longtime Exec Hymie Elhai to Team President

    The New York Jets have promoted longtime executive Hymie Elhai to team president.

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2019

    Trump Calls Rep. Elijah Cummings ‘Racist' as Dems Denounce Attacks

    Upping a feud with an influential black lawmaker, President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed Rep. Elijah Cummings as a “racist” over the “rodent-infested mess” in his district while White House aides sought to downplay his comments as frustration over Democrats’ unrelenting investigations. In a series of tweets, Trump insisted that his comments Saturday referring to Cummings’ majority-black district as a...

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2019

    Trump Attacks Majority-Black Baltimore District, Rep. Elijah Cummings

    President Donald Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions. Trump lashed out in tweets against Rep. Elijah Cummings, the powerful House Oversight Committee chairman, claiming his Baltimore-area district is “considered the worst run...

  • CEO Jun 19, 2019

    Dog DNA Testing Takes Off, and Breeds Debate

    As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man’s best friend is under the microscope, too. Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled by companies that echo popular at-home tests for humans, offering a deep dive into a pet’s genes with the swab of a canine cheek. More than a million dogs have been...

  • United States Mar 15, 2019

    Are Eggs Good Or Bad for You? New Research Rekindles Debate

    The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those can’t eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The chances of dying early were also elevated. The researchers say...

  • Maryland Dec 28, 2018

    Pluto Explorer New Horizons Ushering in New Year at More Distant World

    The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will zip past the scrawny, icy object nicknamed Ultima Thule (pronounced TOO-lee) soon after the stroke of midnight. One billion miles beyond Pluto and an astounding 4 billion miles from Earth (1.6...

  • Donald Trump Nov 30, 2018

    Bloomberg Donating $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the next three years it will help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention and treatment programs. Its initiative involves a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 30, 2018

    Bloomberg Donating $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the next three years it will help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention and treatment programs. Its initiative involves a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

  • United States Nov 29, 2018

    26-Year-Old Man Reveals Incredible Face Transplant, Shares Medical Odyssey

    The remarkable aftermath of an extraordinary surgery and medical odyssey was center stage Thursday, as a plastic surgeon and his patient spoke publicly for the first time following a milestone face transplant that occurred earlier this year.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Man Reveals Incredible Face Transplant

    An NYU Langone Health plastic surgeon and his patient spoke publicly for the first time Thursday after a milestone face transplant. Ida Siegal reports.

  • New York Nov 18, 2018

    Michael Bloomberg to Donate $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins University

    Former New York Mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg announced he will donate $1.8 billion to his alma mater Johns Hopkins University so the school can offer financial aid packages without loans.

  • Congress Oct 8, 2018

    Brazilians Weigh Stark Vision of Future in Runoff Election

    Brazilians showed their disgust with corruption and rising crime in the first round of presidential voting, nearly giving an outright victory to a brash-speaking former army captain who has promised to restore “traditional values,” jail crooked politicians and give police a freer hand to shoot drug traffickers. But with far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro getting 46 percent of the vote Sunday,...

  • Maryland Aug 13, 2018

    ‘Touch the Sun': NASA Spacecraft Hurtles Toward Our Star

    Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun’s corona, or outer...

  • Chicago Aug 11, 2018

    Last-Minute Technical Problem Delays NASA's Flight to Sun

    A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun. The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV rocket on its pad with the Parker Solar Probe. Rocket maker United Launch Alliance said it would try again Sunday, provided the helium-pressure issue can be resolved quickly. As soon...

  • Chicago Aug 8, 2018

    NASA's Solar Probe Is Set for Trip to ‘Touch' the Sun

    A red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first spacecraft to “touch” the sun, hurtling through the sizzling solar atmosphere and coming within just 3.8 million miles (6 million kilometers) of the surface. It’s designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks...

  • journalist May 11, 2018

    Smithsonian Museum to Install Henrietta Lacks Portrait

    A portrait of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were taken without her consent and widely used in groundbreaking research, will be installed at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

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