Support Childhood Resiliency

| By Kathleen J. Edgar | When life’s stresses seem overwhelming, do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a kid again, living a carefree life, full of fun and games, playing outdoors, free of responsibilities? That idyllic life of cheerfulness and enjoyment may exist in your mind, but it is not … Read more

New Edition: Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders

| By Barbara Wexler, MPH, and Brigham Narins | Newly published, The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, 5th edition, covers a wide range of topics, from diseases and conditions to therapies and treatments to social and ethical issues—all focusing on genetics and the human genome. We’re at the dawn of a golden age of genetic … Read more

Researching the Omicron Variant

| By K. Lee Lerner | Viruses are constantly undergoing mutation. Genetic mutations, most commonly a set of multiple mutations, produce different viral strains or variants. As we begin 2022, nearing the start of the third year of a global pandemic, the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 disease, is spreading rapidly … Read more

Explore Accomplished Scientists in American Men & Women of Science 39th Edition

| By Kathy Nemeh, Senior Content Developer, Gale | American Men & Women of Science, 39th edition, will publish in June 2021 and introduce 6,000 new listees to this premier compendium of accomplished American scientists. It has been in continuous publication since 1906. American Men & Women of Science showcases the vital work and achievements of prominent scientists … Read more

Health Equity and the COVID-19 Vaccine

| By Brenda Wilmoth Lerner | A few weeks ago, I found an open appointment online for a vaccine to protect my disabled sister against COVID-19, and I grabbed it. Never mind that the appointment was in another state, a 5-hour drive from where my sister lives—which was already an additional 10-hour drive for me—this … Read more

How Is the 2020–21 School Year Going? Educators Share How They’re Addressing the Gaps

| By Gale Staff | A few months ago, educators shared their top concerns about returning to school amid the ongoing pandemic. With the fall semester almost concluded, we reached out once more to gain an understanding of how the 2020–21 school year is going, where teachers are seeing gaps, and how they’re addressing them. … Read more

How to Find the Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

| By K. Lee Lerner | Misinformation and disinformation plague coverage of many news events, and the COVID-19 global pandemic has proven no exception. With regard to the spread of errant and misleading information—ranging from the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to subsequent efforts by public health officials to slow the spread of COVID-19—both media … Read more

The Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Treatment

| By Deirdre Hiam | According to the American Cancer Society, it’s estimated that there will be nearly 1.8 million cancer diagnoses in the United States this year.1 Cancer impacts all ages, socioeconomic classes, and races. One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.2 The Gale Encyclopedia of … Read more

COVID-19: Understanding the Vaccine Approval Process

| By K. Lee Lerner | In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, pharmaceutical companies, and teams of scientists have invested heavily in the research and testing of potential vaccines.1 From foundational molecular analysis of the novel and highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) to advanced clinical trials of vaccines to ensure that they are both … Read more