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Modified mosquitoes may eliminate malaria

Scientists are able to fight malaria by genetically modifying the disease's carrier, mosquitoes.
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The push for COVID-19 vaccines is helping fight other diseases

A 2005 discovery at a U.S. university led to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. The same technology also holds promise for fighting other illnesses.
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Nations advance global partnership for space exploration

Brazil, South Korea and New Zealand recently joined NASA's Artemis Accords. Learn more about how these countries will peacefully explore space.
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U.S. researchers help advance promising malaria vaccine

A new vaccine is 77% effective against malaria. According to the World Health Organization, the mosquito-borne disease infects 200 million people annually.
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America leads in higher education

New global rankings show that U.S. schools dominate the world's top universities. Many top U.S. schools excel in both STEM subjects and the arts.
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Download this poster and protect pollinators

Pollinators are under threat from diseases, pesticides and habitat loss. Download this poster and find out how you can protect them.
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U.S. scientists work to stave off desertification

U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.
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The Brood X cicadas arrive by the billions

Once every 17 years, billions of cicadas emerge from underground in more than a dozen U.S. states. Learn more about this strange natural wonder.
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United States is a committed partner in the Arctic

The United States is working with Arctic partners to ensure a peaceful, prosperous and environmentally healthy future for the region.