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- Coronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine? by Niko Kommenda and Frank Hulley-Jones on July 25, 2020 at 10:52 am
More than 140 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccineResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 140 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Continue reading...
- Deep learning-based behavioral analysis reaches human accuracy and is capable of outperforming commercial solutions on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 am
- The cholinesterase inhibitor donepezil has antidepressant-like properties in the mouse forced swim test on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 am
- The impact of obesity on COVID-19 complications: a retrospective cohort study on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 am
- COVID-19: immunopathogenesis and Immunotherapeutics on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 am
- Cell-cycle-dependent phosphorylation of RRM1 ensures efficient DNA replication and regulates cancer vulnerability to ATR inhibition on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 am
- Differences in local population history at the finest level: the case of the Estonian population on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 am
- Machine learning reveals recipe for building artificial proteins on July 24, 2020 at 7:39 pm
Proteins are essential to the life of cells, carrying out complex tasks and catalyzing chemical reactions. Scientists and engineers have long sought to harness this power by designing artificial proteins that can perform new tasks, like treat disease, capture carbon, or harvest energy, but many of the processes designed to create such proteins are slow and complex, with a high failure rate.
- Genetic mutations help super bug become highly resistant to antibiotics on July 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have found that genetic mutations in MRSA allow it to evolve and become more resistant to antibiotics such as penicillin.
- High-protein distillers dried grains with solubles provide high quality pig nutrition on July 24, 2020 at 4:37 pm
With more ethanol in production and a greater ability to upcycle co-products into animal feed ingredients, companies are creating custom products and partnering with University of Illinois researchers to test for quality and digestibility.
- 'Major' breakthrough in Covid-19 drug makes UK professors millionaires by Rupert Neate on July 24, 2020 at 3:42 pm
Synairgen’s share price rises 540% on morning of news of successful drugs trialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThree professors at the University of Southampton school of medicine have this week made a “major breakthrough” in the treatment of coronavirus patients and become paper millionaires at the same time.Almost two decades ago professors Ratko Djukanovic, Stephen Holgate and Donna Davies discovered that people with asthma and chronic lung disease lacked a protein called interferon beta, which helps fight off the common cold. They worked out that patients’ defences against viral infection could be boosted if the missing protein were replaced.Epidemics of infectious diseases behave in different ways but the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million people is regarded as a key example of a pandemic that occurred in multiple waves, with the latter more severe than the first. It has been replicated – albeit more mildly – in subsequent flu pandemics.Very proud of my husband’s efforts!! He is the CSO of this company. He and has team have worked their socks off over the last 5 months to make this happen.And the results are stunning! #COVID19 #Synairgen #SNG #clinicaltrials https://t.co/NThZDV1k0O Continue reading...
- Phage therapy shows potential for treating prosthetic joint infections on July 24, 2020 at 3:12 pm
Bacteriophages, or phages, may play a significant role in treating complex bacterial infections in prosthetic joints, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The findings suggest phage therapy could provide a potential treatment for managing such infections, including those involving antibiotic-resistant microbes.
- Researchers use cell imaging and mathematical modeling to understand cancer progression on July 24, 2020 at 3:02 pm
Cell division is a fundamental process that organisms need to reproduce, grow, and make repairs. But when an error disrupts this complex biological process, cellular abnormalities can lead to diseases, such as cancer, where cells are enabled to grow and divide out of control.
- Love avocados? Thank a toxodon on July 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Given avocado's popularity today, it's hard to believe that we came close to not having them in our supermarkets at all.
- Engineering study examines sunflower stem growth on July 24, 2020 at 2:44 pm
Examining the structure of a sunflower stem as it matures can help both the plant scientist and biomaterials engineer. That's the premise that Anamika Prasad, an assistant professor in South Dakota State University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, is putting into practice.
- In cell studies, seaweed extract outperforms remdesivir in blocking COVID-19 virus on July 24, 2020 at 2:42 pm
In a test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, an extract from edible seaweeds substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antiviral used to combat the disease.
- Livestock expansion is a factor in global pandemics on July 24, 2020 at 2:41 pm
A new study looks at the growth of global livestock farming and the threat to biodiversity, and the health risks to both humans and domesticated animals.
- Scientists discover key to restricting antibiotic resistant bacteria on July 24, 2020 at 2:34 pm
Antibiotic resistance poses a significant threat to human health on a global scale. It has been predicted that resistant infections will cause 10 million deaths per year by 2050. Given that antibiotics are crucial in many areas of medicine, it is important to understand how antibiotic use influences the likelihood that resistance will emerge in response to treatment.
- Livestock expansion is a factor in global pandemics on July 24, 2020 at 12:55 pm
The growth of global livestock farming is a threat to our biodiversity and also increases the health risks to both humans and domesticated animals. The patterns that link them are at the heart of a study published in Biological Conservation by a scientist from the Institute of Evolution Sciences of Montpellier (ISEM—CNRS/Université de Montpellier/IRD/EPHE) and the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development's (CIRAD) ASTRE laboratory.
- Desert mosses use quartz rocks as sun shades on July 24, 2020 at 11:59 am
Living under a translucent rock can be quite comfortable—if you're a moss in the Mojave Desert.
- Map of ammonium's journey 'could prevent infection' on July 24, 2020 at 11:59 am
The mechanism of a protein which transports ammonium across cell membranes has been discovered in research led at the University of Strathclyde, which could lay the foundations for preventing infection.
- What kind of face mask gives the best protection against coronavirus? by Hannah Devlin Science correspondent on July 24, 2020 at 7:31 am
Your questions answered on what type of mask to wear to cut the risk of getting Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYes. Different types of mask offer different levels of protection. Surgical grade N95 respirators offer the highest level of protection against Covid-19 infection, followed by surgical grade masks. However, these masks are costly, in limited supply, contribute to landfill waste and are uncomfortable to wear for long periods. So even countries that have required the public to wear face masks have generally suggested such masks should be reserved for health workers or those at particularly high risk. Continue reading...
- Vietnam suspends wildlife trade as pandemic prods action on July 24, 2020 at 7:31 am
Vietnam, one of Asia's biggest consumers of wildlife products, has suspended all imports of wild animal species "dead or alive" and vowed to "eliminate" illegal markets across the country.
- Rare leopard frog found beyond its known range in Southwest on July 24, 2020 at 7:29 am
A rare frog has been found beyond its known range in the Southwest.
- US mulls endangered status for Nevada plant in mine fight on July 24, 2020 at 7:27 am
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says there's enough scientific evidence that two rare plants in Nevada's desert could go extinct to warrant a year-long review of whether to list them as endangered species, including one at the center of a fight over a proposed lithium mine.