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  • Friendly Fire: How Autoantibodies Could Drive Severe COVID People who were hospitalized with severe COVID-19 had plenty of antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but they also had a diverse set of antibodies against their own body's tissues and molecules.
  • The Challenges of Antiviral Treatments Antibiotics abound, but virus-fighting drugs are harder to come by, and COVID-19 amply shows how much we need them. Fortunately, scientists are getting better at making and finding them.
  • The Dash to Adapt Smartwatches to Help Detect COVID Infections Wearable devices already collect vital signs like heart rate and skin temperature. New algorithms can use them to catch illness early leading to urgent efforts to help battle the pandemic.
  • A New Way of Looking at Concussions Emerging research suggests that even mild hits to the head may damage the tiny lymphatic vessels that clear toxic chemicals and cellular debris from the brain.
  • How to Help COVID-19 Long-Haulers Patients with lingering symptoms need access to specialized clinics — and so much more.
  • Agents of Change: How Computers Are Mapping Covid-19's Future Traffic planners, securities traders and military strategists all use it. Simulating the behavior of idiosyncratic individuals may be the way to understand complex phenomena like pandemics.
  • Pandemic Puts All Eyes on Public Health Covid-19 has exposed the weak spots of the US public health system — and that presents an opportunity, says an epidemiologist, for the nation to recognize the problems and act to fix them.
  • Seven Ways to Fix This Pandemic -- and Stop the Next One When I think of all the steps we should have taken, and how many deaths could have been avoided, my head spins. But some lessons are crystal clear.
  • Wanted: Online Gamers to Help Build a More Stable Covid-19 Vaccine It turns out that big groups of humans are better — significantly so — at coming up with brand-new RNA structures than even the latest kinds of artificial intelligence.
  • Viruses That Come to Stay Some linger in the body for a lifetime. The one causing Covid-19 probably isn't one of them, but it and others can create mischief long after the immune system appears to have banished them.