Biden Administration to Allow New Injection Method for Monkeypox Vaccine

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has decided to stretch out its limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by allowing a different method of injection that uses one-fifth as much per shot, according to senior administration officials familiar with the plan. In order for the Food and Drug Administration to authorize so-called intradermal injection, which would involve … Read more

The Mysterious Dance of the Cricket Embryos

In June, 100 fruit fly scientists gathered on the Greek island of Crete for their biennial meeting. Among them was Cassandra Extavour, a Canadian geneticist at Harvard University. Her lab works with fruit flies to study evolution and development — “evo devo.” Most often, such scientists choose as their “model organism” the species Drosophila melanogaster … Read more

As Monkeypox Spreads, US Plans to Declare a Health Emergency

As monkeypox continues to rise in the United States, the Biden administration plans to declare a public health emergency, perhaps as soon as Thursday, according to a federal official familiar with the discussions. The declaration would signal that the outbreak now represents a significant threat to Americans and set in motion a variety of measures … Read more