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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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