Science

Colorized microscope image showing cells (© Janice Haney Carr/CDC/Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

New U.S. sickle cell drug brings hope

U.S. regulators have approved a California company’s new therapy for treating sickle cell disease, a painful and life-threatening inherited blood disorder.
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U.S. and Israel strengthen economic and scientific ties

The 2019 U.S.-Israel Joint Economic Development Group meetings addressed women's empowerment and closer collaboration on artificial intelligence research.
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‘Remarkable’ progress as U.S. marks World AIDS Day [infographics]

The U.S. has taken large strides to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS across the world. Learn more about how a government program is saving lives.
Person in gloves and mask giving a shot (© Sam Mednick/AP Images)

U.S. company wins first-ever approval of Ebola vaccine

The European Commission has approved a U.S. company's first-ever Ebola vaccine, boosting efforts to fight the deadly virus.
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The U.S. and Canada: Partners in space

The U.S. and Canada, longtime partners in space exploration, work in space and on the ground to continue future space collaboration.
Part of poster on exploring Mars (State Dept.)

Exploring Mars, the next frontier [poster]

Do you want to know about Mars? Besides masses of information, NASA Mars exploration has resulted in gorgeous photos. Download this poster.
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Congressional Gold Medals for NASA’s ‘hidden figures’

Four African-American women who were instrumental in launching the U.S. space program are getting the highest civilian honor bestowed by the U.S. Congress.
Female scientist holding up test tube (© Gregory Bull/AP Images)

U.S. approves breakthrough cystic fibrosis drug

A Boston-based pharmaceutical company has developed a new drug therapy that will expand treatment options for patients with cystic fibrosis.
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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Chemistry

The creation of lithium-ion batteries has made a dramatic impact on society and earned two American scientists a Nobel Prize for their innovation.