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New York City's poorer neighborhoods hit hardest by virus  ABC NEWS · 1 hour
As coronavirus cases in New York City topped 30,000, President Donald Trump said he would issue a travel advisory urging people in the region to avoid traveling out of the... more
Death of German finance official linked to virus crisis  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
The state finance minister of Germany’s Hesse region, which includes Frankfurt, has been found dead more
The Latest: Dog-walking ban to fight virus causes outrage  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
Pet owners in Serbia are furious over the populist government’s decision to ban even a brief walk for people with dogs during an evening curfew to contain the spread of... more
Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warm  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Climate change is imperiling the world's largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships that ply the same waters. more
Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus restrictions  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
The coronavirus is not keeping people in Sweden at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place more
The Latest: Pakistan sees increase in positive virus tests  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
Federal health authorities in Pakistan report the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is increasing, raising the country's total number of confirmed patients to 1,495 more
New York residents urged to avoid travel as virus spreads  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
Health authorities have urged millions of residents of the New York City region to avoid non-essential travel due to surging coronavirus infections more
'Off the charts': Virus hot spots grow in middle America  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
Coronavirus-related fatalities in the United States have doubled in two days, topping 2,000, and authorities say an infant who tested positive has died more
'Off the charts': Virus hotspots grow in middle America  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
Confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide surpassed the 650,000 mark as new cases rose in the United States and Europe more
U.S. hotspots grow as virus cases surpass 640,000 globally  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide have passed the 640,000 mark as new cases rose in the United States and Europe more
U.S. hotspots grow as virus cases surpass 620,000 globally  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
Confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide have passed the 620,000 mark as new cases rose in the United States and Europe more
Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spread  ABC NEWS · 1 day
California farms are still working to supply food to much of the United States amid the coronavirus more
Locked up: No masks, sanitizer as virus spreads behind bars  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Health experts say prisons and jails are considered a potential epicenter for America’s coronavirus pandemic more
NYC nurses plead for protective gear to fight virus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Nurses battling New York City's coronavirus outbreak are making anguished pleas for more protective equipment more
Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virus  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The coronavirus has waylaid efforts to get as many people as possible to take part in the census more
Virus infections top 600,000 globally with long fight ahead  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide has topped 600,000 with new cases stacking up quickly in Europe and the United States and officials digging in for a long fight... more
Virus coordinator Birx is Trump's data-whisperer  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Dr. Deborah Birx has emerged as one of the most important voices in the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic more
Virus infections top 600,000 worldwide, long fight ahead  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide has topped 600,000 as new cases stack up quickly in Europe and the United States and officials dig in for a long fight against the... more
UK's Johnson virus positive as new outbreaks appear in US  ABC NEWS · 1 day
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has become the first leader of a major country to test positive for the coronavirus as disturbing new outbreaks appeared in the United... more
California lawmakers plead: fight virus, don't pack beaches  ABC NEWS · 1 day
California lawmakers are begging people not to pack beaches and hiking trails as a sunny weekend arrives after days of residents being cooped up under stay-at-home orders more
Newly developed laboratory model helps reveal how HIV infection affects the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Though many negative repercussions of human immunodeficiency virus infection can be mitigated with the use of antiretroviral therapy, one area where medical advances haven't... more
Genetic mutation found to improve cognitive flexibility in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered in mice what they believe is the first known genetic mutation to improve cognitive flexibility--the ability to adapt to changing situations. more
Lessons from the Spanish flu: Strict and early isolation really effective in minimizing disease spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Large events are canceled, restaurants and non-essential businesses are closed, and in many states, residents have been asked... more
Researchers examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder. more
The Latest: FDA clears test that can quickly detect virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new rapid test from Abbott Laboratories, which the company says can detect the coronavirus in about 5 minutes more
New study examines the impact of female board representation on medical product recalls  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a study published online yesterday focused on the medical products industry - which includes medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biologics - a... more
Columbia scientists provide new insights into how mutations in a gene cause ALS  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Columbia scientists have provided new insights into how mutations in a gene called TBK1 cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease... more
Judge mulls request to release migrant children over virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A judge says she doesn't want a sudden, large-scale release of immigrant children from U.S. government custody but wants to know why they're still being held as the coronavirus spreads more
Research sheds new light on the phage therapy history  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In the current situation when the fear of virus infections in the public is common, it is good to remember that some viruses can be extremely beneficial for mankind, even... more
Researchers enlist the help of citizen scientists to design new drugs against coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The best thing most of us can do to fight COVID-19 is stay home, to curb the respiratory disease's spread. But anyone... more
Scientists discover a completely new antibiotic resistance gene  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Aminoglycoside antibiotics are critically important for treating several types of infections with multi-resistant bacteria. more
New test uses saliva sample to provide immediate hepatitis B diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Viruses are sneaky beings. As the coronavirus pandemic is demonstrating, they cross borders quickly and can be highly contagious before symptoms of disease break out. In... more
In Earth's largest extinction, land animal die-offs began long before marine extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Because of poor dates for land fossils laid down before and after the mass extinction at the end of the Permian, paleontologists assumed that... more
Rheumatism: New clues about the prevalence of certain genetic profile in Europeans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A piece of research by the Human Evolutionary Biology Group at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country provides clues about the prevalence of a... more
How sick will the coronavirus make you? The answer may be in your genes  Science Magazine · 2 days
Projects drawing on large biobanks and COVID-19 patients aim to find genetic differences that predict who will get seriously ill... more
Gene therapy investigators can greatly benefit from National Gene Vector Biorepository  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Gene therapy investigators can greatly benefit from the resources and services provided by the National Gene Vector Biorepository, housed at the Indiana University School of Medicine. more
Lipid helps heal the eye's frontline protection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A species of a lipid that naturally helps skin injuries heal appears to also aid repair of common corneal injuries, even when other conditions, like diabetes, make healing difficult, scientists report. more
Local community involvement crucial to restoring tropical peatlands  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research has found that local community involvement is crucial to restoring Indonesia's peatlands -- unspoilt peatlands act as a carbon sink and play an important role in reducing global carbon emissions.... more
DNA riddle unravelled: How cells access data from 'genetic cotton reels'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
With so much genetic information packed in such a tiny space, how cells access DNA when it needs it is something of a mystery. Research has... more
Gene mutation enhances cognitive flexibility in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have discovered in mice what they believe is the first known genetic mutation to improve cognitive flexibility -- the ability to adapt to changing situations. more
A lifesaving reason to have more women on boards: ensuring consumer safety  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In a study published online yesterday focused on the medical products industry—which includes medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biologics—a group of researchers found that, compared... more
Scientists create triple-threat genetic toolkit for producing eco-friendly chemicals  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have developed a triad of innovative tools to engineer low-pH-tolerant yeast Issatchenkia orientalis for production of valuable bioproducts from renewable biomass. more
The Latest: WHO official says world must 'live with' virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says widespread testing for coronavirus is crucial and countries should not be faulted for turning up higher numbers more
UK local authorities not ready for the number of deaths from Covid-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Even if fatality rates are at the lower end of expectations -- one percent of virus victims -- it is highly likely that death... more
MAP4K4 negatively regulates CD8 T cell-mediated antitumor and antiviral immunity  Science Magazine · 2 days
During cytotoxic T cell activation, lymphocyte function-associated antigen–1 (LFA-1) engages its ligands on antigen-presenting cells (APCs) or target cells to enhance T cell priming or lytic activity. Inhibiting... more
Targeted gene silencing in vivo by platelet membrane-coated metal-organic framework nanoparticles  Science Magazine · 2 days
Small interfering RNA (siRNA) is a powerful tool for gene silencing that has been used for a wide range of biomedical applications, but there are many... more
Italy is 2nd country to pass Chinese virus case total  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Italy has become the second country to overtake China in coronavirus infections, reaching 86,498 cases more
Standardizing COVID-19 data analysis to aid international research efforts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have launched a new database to advance the international research efforts studying COVID-19. The publicly-available, free-to-use resource can be used by researchers from around the world to study how... more
Forgotten tale of phage therapy history revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In the current situation when the fear of virus infections in the public is common, it is good to remember that some viruses can be extremely beneficial for humankind, even save lives. Such viruses,... more
Microbiome may hold key to identifying HPV-infected women at risk for pre-cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Gardnerella bacteria in the cervicovaginal microbiome may serve as a biomarker to identify women infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) who are at risk for... more
Researchers take a big step towards a comprehensive single-cell atlas  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A large team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in and around Hangzhou, China, has taken a very large step toward the creation of a comprehensive human single-cell... more
Animals keep viruses in the sea in balance  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food. Sponges are particularly efficient. That was written by marine ecologist Jennifer Welsh from NIOZ this... more
Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of scientists at Cardiff University has, for the first time, developed a way of predicting the size of plastics different animals are likely to ingest. more
As virus toll mounts in NY, more hospitals sought  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state wants to build four more temporary hospitals in New York City before coronavirus cases peak more
The Latest: Aide to Washington D.C. mayor dies from virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A senior member of the city government in Washington has died from the new coronavirus more
Animals keep viruses in the sea in balance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food. Sponges are particularly efficient. more
Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A team of scientists has, for the first time, developed a way of predicting the size of plastics different animals are likely to ingest. more
EPA backs off enforcing pollution rules as virus strains work  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Trump administration will temporarily relax civil enforcement of various environmental regulations, a move it says is necessary given worker shortages and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus... more
ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The... more
Free range mitochondria are coming for you  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Transfer of mitochondria between cells is a ubiquitously occurring and now universally known phenomenon. For years, researchers have been serially demonstrating that one particular new cell type can transfer its mitos to yet another... more
Scientists develop novel technology to stimulate biomass and astaxanthin accumulation in haematococcus  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Chinese scientists with Institute of Technical Biology and Agriculture Engineering, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science applied low-temperature plasma technology to stimulate biomass and astaxanthin... more
The Latest: China, U.S. leaders talk by phone about virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Donald Trump that China "understands the United States' current predicament over the COVID-19 outbreak and stands ready to provide support, the official... more
ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The... more
Control of anthropogenic atmospheric emissions can improve water quality in seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new research highlighted the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve the quality... more
The case for a rent holiday for businesses on the coronavirus economic frontline  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As the public health response to supress the COVID-19 virus ramps up, so to does the economic fallout. Shutdowns and enforced spatial... more
Case studies provide in-depth lessons about sustainability  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
"I can't watch these animals go extinct and sit by," Josh, general manager of Mugie Conservancy said in an interview about the problem of poaching other animals, usually for profit. This after he received... more
Control of anthropogenic emissions can improve water quality in coastal seas  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study highlights the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion, not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve the quality... more
Scientists identify microbe that could help degrade polyurethane-based plastics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
One of the most widely used oil-based plastics, polyurethane, is particularly hard to recycle or destroy safely. It also releases toxic chemicals into landfills. However, some microorganisms are capable of... more
Completely new antibiotic resistance gene has spread unnoticed to several pathogens  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Aminoglycoside antibiotics are critically important for treating several types of infections with multi-resistant bacteria. A completely new resistance gene, which is likely to counteract the newest... more
Longer lives not dependent on increased energy use  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries. New research has quantified the importance of different development... more
Completely new antibiotic resistance gene has spread unnoticed to several pathogens  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Aminoglycoside antibiotics are critically important for treating several types of infections with multi-resistant bacteria. A completely new resistance gene, which is likely to counteract the newest... more
Is your dog really happy you're home?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Humans aren't the only species that finds routine comforting—our pets benefit from it as well. So making the transition to working from home can impact the entire family, pets included. more
Researchers create framework for evaluating environmental stopgap measures  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ending global environmental crises such as climate change and slowing the growing number of extinctions of plant and animal species will require radical solutions that could take centuries to implement. Meanwhile, the... more
House debates $2.2T virus relief bill amid last-minute snag  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The House has opened debate on a $2.2 trillion package to ease the coronavirus pandemic's devastating toll on the U.S. economy and health care system more
New Feathered Dinosaur Unveiled: Dineobellator notohesperus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A new species of dromaeosaurid dinosaur being named Dineobellator notohesperus has been discovered by a team of U.S. paleontologists. Dineobellator notohesperus lived some 67... more
As virus toll mounts in NY, more friction with Trump  ABC NEWS · 2 days
President Donald Trump and elected leaders in New York are clashing again over the depth of the state's coronavirus crisis more
SLAC structural biologist discovers a strange cavity in key tuberculosis protein  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a strange new feature of a protein that’s thought to be important in the... more
Contact-tracing mobile app could help track the spread of coronavirus  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Right now, the virus is spreading too quickly to track its movements through communities with current methods. Researchers are proposing a drastic new step involving a mobile app. more
Mayor: NYC needs federal help to curb virus' mounting toll  ABC NEWS · 2 days
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on the federal government to help New York treat the growing numbers of coronavirus patients more
UK's Johnson tests positive for virus, deaths soar in Spain  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Officials in London say British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus more
House plan on $2.2T virus relief bill hits last-minute snag  ABC NEWS · 2 days
House leaders' plan for swift action on a $2.2 trillion package to ease the coronavirus pandemic's devastating toll on the U.S. economy and health care system has run... more
Elsevier’s analysis on global research trends in infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Over the past two decades, the world has faced several infectious disease outbreaks. Ebola, Influenza A (H1N1), SARS, MERS, Zika virus and currently COVID-19 have had a massive global impact... more
Capabilities of CRISPR gene editing expanded  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Many basic and clinical researchers are testing the potential of a simple and efficient gene editing approach to study and correct disease-causing mutations for conditions ranging from blindness to cancer, but the technology is constrained by... more
US has most virus infections, UK's Johnson tests positive  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Officials in London say British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus more
US has most infections as virus tightens grip on the world  ABC NEWS · 2 days
U.S. coronavirus infections surged to top the world amid warnings that the pandemic might be accelerating in major urban areas like New York, Chicago and Detroit more
Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Doctors and nurses in Italy's overwhelmed northern hospitals are cautiously optimistic about a slight stabilizing in coronavirus infections this week, but the virus is continuing its... more
The Latest: WHO warns of virus danger for war-torn countries  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The World Health Organization representative in the East Mediterranean warned Friday of the repercussions of a potential spread of the novel coronavirus in the region's war-torn countries more
The Latest: Retail founder apologizes for response to virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The founder of the Sports Direct retail chain in the U.K. has apologized for a series of mistakes during the coronavirus outbreak more
The Latest: Police regulate travel in Finland to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Police began to enforce a new regulation in southern Finland on Friday aimed at ceasing all unnecessary human traffic to and from Uusimaa, the region that includes its... more
The Latest: China urges cooperation with US in virus fight  ABC NEWS · 2 days
China's Xinhua News Agency says President Xi Jinping called U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday and told him that China stands ready to provide support to the U.S.... more
Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life  nanowerk · 2 days
Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers... more
Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the... more
Toward biorecycling: A microbe could help degrade polyurethane-based plastics  nanowerk · 2 days
A strain of an extremophile group of bacteria is capable of ingesting toxic organic compounds as its sole source of carbon, nitrogen and energy. more
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