Articles by

Erin Garcia de Jesus

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....

A beautiful oak leaf portrait won the 2021 Nikon Small World photography contest

A closeup view of even the most common objects can make the mundane look spectacular. A glimpse...

Near-invincible tardigrades may see only in black and white

Next time you’re looking at a rainbow, be thankful you’re not a tardigrade. While the microscopic creatures,...

The coronavirus cuts cells’ hairlike cilia, which may help it invade the lungs

A coronavirus infection can mow down the forests of hairlike cilia that coat our airways, destroying a...

A malaria vaccine with live parasites shows promise in a small trial

In a one-two punch, a malaria vaccine in development pairs a shot of the live parasite that...

After 40 years of AIDS, here’s why we still don’t have an HIV vaccine

Forty years ago, researchers described the mysterious cases of five gay men who had fallen ill with...