Breast milk researchers have set out to answer a slew of pressing questions: Can the virus be transmitted through breast milk? Does milk from recovering mothers protect babies from Covid? And can breast milk components be used to develop new treatments? These research efforts are starting to yield answers.
In her new memoir, “A Lab of One’s Own,” microbiologist Rita Colwell recounts her struggle with sexism in science. When Colwell earned her Ph.D., training women in the sciences was viewed by many as a waste of time. Nevertheless, she persisted, eventually becoming director of the National Science Foundation.