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Among America’s oldest and most comprehensive public universities, UofSC Columbia is the major research institution of the University of South Carolina system and its largest campus, enrolling approximately 21,000 undergraduate students and approximately 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs. UofSC Columbia offers over 320 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional program levels, affording students the most comprehensive array of educational programs in the state.

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Researchers are working to develop vaccines that provide long-term immune protection from COVID-19. Marko Geber/Digital Vision via Getty Images

How long does protective immunity against COVID-19 last after infection or vaccination? Two immunologists explain

Because COVID-19 is a relatively new virus, researchers still aren’t sure exactly how long vaccines and prior infections provide protection.
Preliminary research suggests that the omicron variant may potentially induce a robust immune response. Olga Siletskaya/Moment via Getty Images

Is the omicron variant Mother Nature’s way of vaccinating the masses and curbing the pandemic?

Some of the omicron variant’s unique properties – such as its ability to spread rapidly while causing milder COVID-19 infections – could usher in a new phase of the pandemic.
Black men who have sex with men in Southern states have a low rate of using HIV prevention treatments. yacobchuk/iStock/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images

Use of HIV prevention treatments is very low among Southern Black gay men

This finding suggests public health efforts will have to address the treatment barriers these men face – like poverty or homophobia – to meet the nation’s goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.
Nearly 80% of high school students struggle to verify the credibility of a source, a 2016 study found. Hill Street Studios/DigitalVision Collection via Getty Images

Librarians help students navigate an age of misinformation – but schools are cutting their numbers

The number of school librarians in the US has dropped about 20% over the past decade, a recent study found. Here are four ways school librarians prepare students for today’s world.
A volunteer distributes face masks in a rural California community in February 2021. Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Having COVID-19 or being close to others who get it may make you more charitable

Experiments in the US and Italy that observed people’s charitable choices found similar results: People tend to prefer to help local communities.
Representación artística, basada en evidencias científicas, de la explosión, que tuvo la potencia de 1.000 bombas de Hiroshima. Allen West and Jennifer Rice

Un asteroide arrasó una antigua ciudad de Oriente Próximo y acabó con sus habitantes (lo que pudo inspirar el relato bíblico de Sodoma)

Un día cualquiera de hace unos 3.600 años los habitantes de una antigua ciudad que hoy llamamos Tall el-Hammam se dirigían a hacer sus tareas cotidianas sin tener ni idea de que un meteorito helado volaba hacia ellos a una velocidad de unos 61.000 kilómetros por hora.
Defense set to claim that the three men accused over death of unarmed Black man were trying to conduct a citizen’s arrest. Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File

Trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s accused killers will scrutinize the use – and abuse – of ‘outdated’ citizen’s arrest laws

Three men who pursued a black jogger who died of a shotgun wound in the confrontation claim they were trying to conduct a citizen’s arrest.

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