In this post, the SciMoms answer FAQs about COVID vaccines, their efficacy, and whether they will be safe.
SciMoms COVID FAQs: Do masks slow the spread of COVID-19?
In this series of COVID FAQs, the SciMoms answer frequently asked questions about the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. In this post, we focus on masks. Do masks slow the spread of COVID-19? Are masks dangerous? Should kids wear masks? What are current mask recommendations in the US? Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash CDC currently … Continue reading SciMoms COVID FAQs: Do masks slow the spread of COVID-19?
SciMoms COVID FAQs: Who is at high-risk for COVID-19?
In this series of COVID FAQs, the SciMoms answer your frequently asked questions about the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. For our third FAQ, we focus on high-risk groups for COVID-19. Defining risk: it's not about you Risk is a population-based measure, which means it doesn’t necessarily apply to every individual in that population. Since … Continue reading SciMoms COVID FAQs: Who is at high-risk for COVID-19?
SciMoms COVID FAQs: How does COVID-19 spread?
In this post, SciMoms answer frequently asked questions about how COVID-19 spreads.
SciMoms COVID FAQs: What is COVID-19?
In this FAQ, SciMoms answer questions about the coronavirus pandemic: what is covid-19? what is a virus? how contagious is covid? How is covid different from the flu? and many other questions.
(Don’t) Jump Around: A Look at Trampoline Safety
Several years ago, my youngest broke his leg at a trampoline park while we were on vacation visiting my parents. In the urgent care center across the street, the nurses informed me that such accidents were frequent, with toddlers coming in multiple times a week with broken legs. Given their popularity and the risk associated with … Continue reading (Don’t) Jump Around: A Look at Trampoline Safety
What Should I Eat: Big Environmental Questions and Cutting Edge Cuisine
When you think about an exquisitely prepared multi-course meal served at the famed James Beard House in New York city, feedlot beef and supermarket tomatoes probably aren’t the first ingredients that come to mind. But that’s exactly what was on the menu at a recent dinner hosted by the Breakthrough Institute, an environmental organization based … Continue reading What Should I Eat: Big Environmental Questions and Cutting Edge Cuisine
The Impossible Quest for a Vegan Burger in a Doublemeat-Lovin’ World
What is the Impossible Burger? How does it bleed? Is it vegan? How does it taste? Learn more in this post.
SciMoms Chats: Pfizer closes neuroscience division
SciMoms chats are a series of articles based on our everyday conversations. Today, the SciMoms discussed the continuing trend of pharmaceutical companies closing their neuroscience divisions. Alison is a neuroscientist who studies the role of epigenetics in Parkinson’s disease. Layla is a molecular geneticist who works in the biotech sector. The original conversation has been edited … Continue reading SciMoms Chats: Pfizer closes neuroscience division