US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to update the COVID-19 vaccine once every year, like the influenza vaccine. However, scientists are divided on the proposal. Some argue that the plan will help simplify the country’s complex immunization plan and boost vaccination. Others are skeptical about whether the vaccine should be made compulsory, even for healthy adults. Experts believe that since the SARS-CoV-2 mutates very fast, producing news variants, annual vaccination might not be the solution. The seasonality of flu is well-documented, and vaccination has been optimized. Contrarily, the occurrence of COVID is not well-known yet, and scientists are unsure whether people need to be vaccinated every year or less frequently to be protected from its severe effects.
Every author has had unfair or experienced opposed peer reviews. Some papers have been rejected by bad or politically motivated reviews that later proved to be a turning point in research. The impression that reviewers never know the authors’ identities is an illusion, particularly in small scientific communities. The authors can be identified easily […]
Researchers at the University of Sydney have shown that nanowire networks can exhibit both short- and long-term memory, like the human brain. Nanowire networks are a type of nanotechnology made from tiny, highly conductive silver wires, which mimic aspects of the networked physical structure of the human brain. The researchers gave the nanowire network […]
Research reveals that cuttlefish, specifically Sepia officinalis, exhibit the ability to delay gratification in a modified marshmallow test. Led by behavioral ecologist Alexandra Schnell of the University of Cambridge, the study involved a unique experiment using transparent doors with symbols to test the cuttlefish’s self-control. The results indicated that cuttlefish could wait for a preferred […]