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Stephanie M. Lee


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Past articles by Stephanie:

Stanford Is Investigating Its Own President Over Research-Misconduct Allegations

The inquiry stems from claims of manipulated images in papers co-authored by Marc Tessier-Lavigne. → Read More

Big Oil Pours Millions Into Elite Universities’ Climate Research. Is Its Time Up?

Princeton says it will reject funding from the fossil-fuel industry’s biggest polluters. But a multimillion-dollar exception points to how difficult it may be to unwind such partnerships. → Read More

Dan Ariely Retracts Honesty Study Based On Fake Data

Renowned psychologist Dan Ariely literally wrote the book on dishonesty. Now some are questioning whether the scientist himself is being dishonest. → Read More

The FDA Just Authorized Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna’s vaccine has been shown to work very well, preventing COVID-19 with no serious effects. → Read More

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended In FDA Panel Vote

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was just greenlit by the FDA's expert panel. It's highly effective and safe — and has some clear advantages over Pfizer’s. → Read More

The US Just Authorized Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine

Millions of doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine are expected to be shipped nationwide within 24 hours. → Read More

Should I Fly During COVID? Scientists Answer: Probably.

Your chances of catching the coronavirus on a plane are probably low, studies indicate. But the airline industry, which has funded a chunk of that research, hasn’t always stuck to the science. → Read More

The FDA Authorized An Antibody Therapy For COVID-19

Eli Lilly’s experimental coronavirus therapy, bamlanivimab, received an emergency use authorization for mild to moderate COVID-19. → Read More

Scientists Slam The Great Barrington Declaration

A week after White House officials met with scientists endorsing herd immunity, dozens of other researchers called it “a dangerous fallacy unsupported by scientific evidence.” → Read More

Two Major COVID Clinical Trials Were Paused Over Safety Concerns — Which Is Exactly How Trials Should Work

Trials for Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine were both paused this week. → Read More

Doctors Have Questions About The Test Used To Get Trump’s Negative COVID-19 Result

Trump’s doctor cited a rapid test as a key factor in determining that he is “not infectious,” but the CDC does not recommend using such tests to clear sick patients from isolating. → Read More

Herd Immunity Scientists Met With The White House

For months, a small group of scientists has pushed policies that mainstream health experts say would cause many more COVID-19 deaths. They just got their biggest audience yet. → Read More

CDC Finally Says Coronavirus Can Spread By Air

The premiere health agency's update comes less than two weeks after a similar guidance was added and then deleted from their website. → Read More

Trump Is On Steroid Dexamethasone For Severe COVID-19

Dr. Sean Conley continued to give conflicting information and evasive answers on the president’s health in a briefing on Sunday. → Read More

Trump’s Potential Successors Say They’re COVID-Free, But That Could Change (74)

What happens next will depend not just on how sick the president gets, but on whether the people who may need to take over will stay healthy. → Read More

Trump Has Repeatedly Downplayed COVID-19. What Will He Do Now That He Has It?

Exactly what is the state of Trump’s health? How severe will his symptoms be? And how might those symptoms play out politically? → Read More

The CDC Added — Then Removed — Its Coronavirus Aerosol Guidelines

"We need the public institutions to have a clear message based on science and not to be announcing something on Friday and pulling it out on Monday," said one scientist. → Read More

Coronavirus Vaccine Makers Released Testing Blueprints

The disclosures from the two frontrunners, Pfizer and Moderna, comes as public trust in a coronavirus vaccine is declining. → Read More

Wildfire Smoke Is Causing A Health Crisis On The West Coast

The fires are likely already causing an upsurge in fatal heart attacks and hospitalizations with asthma — and may also make people more vulnerable to COVID-19. → Read More

Vape Shops May Start Closing As An FDA Deadline Hits

“I worry it will be Armageddon for the vaping industry.” → Read More