Julie Borg

Julie is a World Journalism Institute graduate. She covers science and intelligent design for WORLD and is a clinical psychologist. Julie resides in Dayton, Ohio.

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Ethical research on COVID-19

Science | Scientists debate the use of fetal tissue in coronavirus experiments
by Julie Borg
Posted 3/26/20, 01:06 pm

Some researchers are using COVID-19 as an opportunity to promote research on the body parts of aborted babies.

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Harnessing high tech

Science | Scientists and doctors experiment with very modern ways to stymie a virus
by Julie Borg
Posted 3/19/20, 03:52 pm

In some Chinese hospitals, robots clean, remove contaminated items, and deliver food and medicine to patients to keep humans from spreading the new coronavirus. The robots can work for up to eight hours after charging for 20 minutes and return to the charging station when their power runs low.

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The origin of a virus

Science | Experts try to pinpoint where COVID-19 came from
by Julie Borg
Posted 3/12/20, 01:33 pm

While scientists scramble to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, others are working to unravel the mystery of how the new virus developed. It seems to have jumped from an animal host to humans at a market in Wuhan, China, but theories about where it originated continue to surface.

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