CRISPR Comes To COVID: A Pandemic Pivot And The Push For A Simple Coronavirus Test
With coronavirus tests in short supply around the country, the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR could help, and a Cambridge, Mass. company is trying to develop quick, cheap, accurate tests that could help with reopening.
WBUR Town Hall RECAP: How Acting on Climate Change Can Prevent Future Pandemics
WBUR senior environment editor Barbara Moran speaks with Dr. Aaron Bernstein, pediatrician at Boston's Children's Hospital and director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the...
Florida Shatters U.S. Record In Largest Single-Day Increase In COVID-19 Cases
Florida reported the largest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases of any state, with more than 15,000 people testing positive.
Like Kit: Planning For The End Of A Life
Talking about death makes many of us uncomfortable, so we don't plan for it. NPR's Life Kit offers tips for...
When Schools Reopen, Grandparent Caregiver's Safest Choice Is Homeschooling
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Keith Lowhorne, a caregiver to his three young grandchildren, about the possibility of schools reopening...
Scathing Obit Blaming Politicians For Father's COVID-19 Death 'Hit A Nerve'
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Kristin Urquiza, whose father died due to COVID-19, about the obituary she wrote for him,...
Episode 1: Doomed If You Diet, Doomed If You Don’t
The first episode of the podcast "Food, We Need To Talk" begins with the great dilemma: "You're doomed if you diet, doomed if you don't."
Episode 2: Good Food, Bad Food
Even children tend to refer to "good food" and "bad food." The "Food, We Need To Talk" co-hosts break down this idea.
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An Infectious Disease Expert On Why Mass. Has Been Successful At Flattening The Curve So Far
Dr. Nadia Abuelezam, infectious disease expert and assistant professor at Boston College Connell School of Nursing, joined WBUR's Morning Edition to explain how Massachusetts' approach has been successful so far.
Experts Feared COVID-19 Would Surge Back In Mass. After Protests, Businesses Reopening. It Hasn't
Health scientists believe Massachusetts residents largely have themselves to thank for that. They credit widespread adherence to basic COVID-19 precautions such as mask-wearing, hand-washing and maintaining a safe distance from...