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Illness in children: Coincidence or coronavirus?

Science | Strange new disease confounds scientists
by Julie Borg
Posted 5/28/20, 04:19 pm

Jayden Hardowar, a normally healthy, energetic, 8-year-old boy spiked a 103-degree fever on April 23. Per his doctor’s recommendation, his parents cared for him at their home in Queens, N.Y. But on April 28, he suddenly went into cardiac arrest, Hardowar’s father told WNBC-TV in New York.

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The good stem cells

Science | Parkinson’s patient receives the first successful stem cell transplant
by Julie Borg
Posted 5/21/20, 04:00 pm

A decade of battling Parkinson’s disease left 69-year-old George Lopez unable to bike, swim, fish, or even tie his shoes. Constant pain plagued the physician, businessman, and inventor, and he struggled just to push himself out of a chair, Stat News reported. But thanks to an experimental new procedure, Lopez can once again enjoy many of those activities.

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Economic pains, environmental gains

Science | Good news and bad news about the pandemic’s effects on nature
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/07/20, 04:15 pm

Sea turtles usually have a rough time finding a safe place to lay eggs on warm, sandy beaches. But with the coronavirus pandemic keeping beachgoers away this year, the reptiles are multiplying fruitfully. Researchers in Florida said that by Saturday, they had counted nearly 80 nests on the state’s beaches compared to 39 by the same date last year and just 11 the previous year.

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