Max Barnhart

Freelance Journalist

Member since Oct 2023

I am freelance health and science reporter, 2022 AAAS Mass Media Fellow, former staff global health reporter at National Public Radio, and soon to be Ph.D. holder in Plant Biology. I have over 30 bylines with NPR and hoping to expand my portfolio of clients, writing about all things health and science.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2023/08/08/1192496578/a-new-clue-to-the-reason-some-people-come-down-with-long-covid

August 8, 2023 • Researchers have found a link between the FOXP4 gene and the occurrence of what's known as long COVID. The finding could lead to a better understanding of a condition that affects millions.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2023/04/13/1169662749/why-do-some-people-get-utis-over-and-over-a-new-report-holds-clues

April 13, 2023 • A new study looks at how urinary tract infections can affect DNA. And down the road that could lead to new treatments for the millions who get UTIs.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2022/10/26/1131602076/who-releases-list-of-threatening-fungi-the-most-dangerous-might-surprise-you

October 26, 2022 • Invasive, deadly fungi are on the rise. In its first-ever Fungal Priority Pathogen List, the World Health Organization says these are the most important.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2022/09/21/1112727841/a-box-of-200-mosquitoes-did-the-vaccinating-in-this-malaria-trial-thats-not-a-jo

September 21, 2022 • Volunteers for the trial put an arm over a box with hundreds of mosquitoes carrying a genetically modified malaria parasite. Here's why they did it that way — and why the trial holds promise.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2022/06/30/1106858954/scientists-say-theyve-solved-a-700-year-old-mystery-where-and-when-black-death-b

June 30, 2022 • For centuries, scientists and historians have wondered where the Black Death — the deadliest pandemic in recorded history — came from. New research sheds light on the ancient disease.

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