Articles by

Erin Garcia de Jesus

50 years ago, eels’ navigation skills electrified scientists

Does the eel use electric fields to navigate? — Science News, June 24, 1972 Many...

50 years ago, scientists had hints of a planet beyond Pluto

Cometary evidence of a planet beyond Pluto — Science News, May 6, 1972 There have been...

A chain mail–like armor may shield C. difficile from some antibiotics

Chain mail–like armor may help keep one superbug safe from bacteria-killing medicines. Clostridioides difficile bacteria are notorious...

Genetically engineered immune cells have kept two people cancer-free for a decade

In 2010, two blood cancer patients received an experimental immunotherapy, and their cancers went into remission. Ten...

Gut microbes help some squirrels stay strong during hibernation

Gut microbes give some squirrels a helping hand to stay strong during hibernation. The microorganisms appear to...

A genetic analysis hints at why COVID-19 can mess with smell

For many people, one of the fastest tip-offs that they have COVID-19 is the loss of taste...

50 years ago, a 6-year-old boy became the first known rabies survivor

Apparent cure for rabies — Science News, December 4, 1971 The painful and always fatal virus...

What we know and don’t know about the omicron coronavirus variant

Another coronavirus variant has emerged, and with it comes a new wave of uncertainty and unanswered questions....