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Team significantly expands the global diversity of large and giant viruses  PHYS.ORG · 32 minutes
While the microbes in a single drop of water could outnumber a small city's population, the number of viruses in the same drop—the vast majority not... more
Synthego adopts GMP standards for producing sgRNA  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Synthego has adopted Good Manufacturing Practice standards for producing customized GMP-grade synthetic guide RNA at its facilities, an initiative the company said will benefit its academic and industry customers as they develop advanced cell... more
Printing objects that can incorporate living organisms  MIT · 4 hours
A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in. more
China closes off large city to stop spread of deadly virus  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
China has closed off a city of more than 11 million people to try to stop the spread of a deadly new virus that has sickened... more
Wuhan coronavirus: Disease timeline and on the ground response  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The Wuhan coronavirus or 2019-nCoV, a novel coronavirus, is spreading from China to other countries, with the United States confirming its first case of the potentially fatal disease. The virus... more
Study findings have implications for meningococcal B vaccine programs globally  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
The results of the B Part of It study – the largest meningococcal B herd immunity study ever conducted – are published today in the New England Journal... more
New discovery changes the understanding of gene expression  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
A group of University of Chicago scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality. more
Oldest African DNA on record shines light on the deep human past  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
A team of international researchers, which includes a Saint Louis University Madrid anthropologist, dug deep to find some of the oldest African DNA on... more
People who had contact with man with virus to be monitored  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
Health officials said Wednesday they are actively monitoring 16 people who came into close contact with the traveler to China who became the first U.S. resident... more
Possible Alzheimer's breakthrough suggested  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Researchers say they have identified a previously unknown gene and associated protein (which they have named 'aggregatin') which could potentially be suppressed to slow the advance of Alzheimer's disease. more
WHO panel puts off decision on whether to sound alarm on rapid spread of new virus  Science Magazine · 8 hours
Group of experts wants more data before calling coronavirus outbreak an international health emergency more
Scientists reverse HIV latency, take major scientific step toward curative therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Approximately 38 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, about 1.1 million people in the United States. Currently, people with HIV take antiretroviral therapy (ART), which... more
New findings can help explain why immune systems are not found in many bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
New findings from University of Exeter researchers reveal how bacterial immune systems can be harmful for their hosts and explain... more
Scientists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The planarian flatworm is a simple animal with a mighty ability: it can regenerate itself from nearly every imaginable injury, including decapitation. Scientists have studied these worms for decades to... more
Study provides key insights on potential origins of coronavirus outbreak in China  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Emerging viral infections--from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections--pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design... more
Here, there and everywhere: Large and giant viruses abound globally  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Scientists have uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup. As a result, virus diversity in this... more
Deadlocked WHO panel puts off decision on global virus alarm  Science Magazine · 10 hours
Group of experts wants more data before calling coronavirus outbreak an international health emergency more
'Ghost' population of humans discovered in ancient Africa  LIVE SCIENCE · 10 hours
The ancient DNA from four children who lived thousands of years ago is rewriting what geneticists thought happened in sub-Saharan Africa. more
New coronavirus may have 'jumped' to humans from snakes, study finds  LIVE SCIENCE · 10 hours
The study concluded that snakes are "the most probable wildlife animal reservoir" for the new coronavirus. more
What's new in the China virus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
Here’s what’s new in the outbreak linked to an emerging virus in China more
Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A group of scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality. Rather than directions going one-way from DNA to RNA to proteins, the latest... more
What's in Puget sound? New technique casts a wide net for concerning chemicals  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The waters of Puget Sound support many species, including mussels, salmon and killer whales. But researchers know that runoff from land in... more
Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A group of University of Chicago scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality. more
Chinese city stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 13 hours
Chinese state media say the city of Wuhan is shutting down outbound flights and trains as the country battles the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds and... more
Melting reveals drug targets in a living organism  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Developing new medicines and understanding how they target specific organs often gives a crucial advantage in the fight against human diseases. An international team has developed a technology to systematically identify drug... more
Collaboration reveals promising therapeutic strategy for osteoarthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Osteoarthritis affects 240 million people worldwide and is one of the most common causes of disability in both humans and animals. more
Molecular biologists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
The planarian flatworm is a simple animal with a mighty and highly unusual ability: it can regenerate itself from nearly every imaginable injury, including decapitation. These tiny worms... more
Even after death, animals are important in ecosystems  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Animal carcasses play an important role in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Scientists have published these findings in PLOS ONE. Carcasses not only provide food for carrion-eating animals. Their nutrients also increase the... more
Domesticated wheat has complex parentage  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Certain types of domesticated wheat have complicated origins, with genetic contributions from wild and cultivated wheat populations on opposite sides of the Fertile Crescent. more
Coronavirus outbreak in China traced to snakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Emerging viral infections -- from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections -- pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A... more
A heart-healthy protein from bran of cereal crop  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Foxtail millet is an annual grass grown widely as a cereal crop in parts of India, China and Southeast Asia. Milling the grain removes the hard outer layer, or bran, from the... more
Solving a biological puzzle: How stress causes gray hair  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress causes hair graying. Researchers found that in mice, the type of nerve involved in the fight-or-flight response causes permanent damage... more
Researchers reverse HIV latency, important scientific step toward cure  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Overcoming HIV latency -- induction of HIV in CD4+ T cells that lay dormant throughout the body - is a major step toward creating a cure for HIV. For the... more
Autoimmunity may explain why an important immune system is absent in many bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
New findings reveal how bacterial immune systems can be harmful for their hosts and explain why they are not found in many... more
Vomiting bumblebees show that sweeter is not necessarily better  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Animal pollinators support the production of three-quarters of the world's food crops, and many flowers produce nectar to reward the pollinators. A new study using bumblebees has found that the... more
Animal simulations facilitate smart drug design through prediction of nanomaterial transport to individual tissue cells  Science Magazine · 14 hours
Smart drug design for antibody and nanomaterial-based therapies allows optimization of drug efficacy and more efficient early-stage preclinical... more
Molecular identification of fungi microfossils in a Neoproterozoic shale rock  Science Magazine · 14 hours
Precambrian fossils of fungi are sparse, and the knowledge of their early evolution and the role they played in the colonization of land surface are limited. Here, we... more
Isothermal digital detection of microRNAs using background-free molecular circuit  Science Magazine · 14 hours
MicroRNAs, a class of transcripts involved in the regulation of gene expression, are emerging as promising disease-specific biomarkers accessible from tissues or bodily fluids. However, their accurate quantification from biological... more
[Research Articles] PI4KIII{beta} is a therapeutic target in chromosome 1q-amplified lung adenocarcinoma  Science Magazine · 14 hours
Heightened secretion of protumorigenic effector proteins is a feature of malignant cells. Yet, the molecular underpinnings and therapeutic implications of this feature remain unclear.... more
[Research Articles] Pan-viral protection against arboviruses by activating skin macrophages at the inoculation site  Science Magazine · 14 hours
Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are important human pathogens for which there are no specific antiviral medicines. The abundance of genetically distinct... more
[Research Articles] The IDH-TAU-EGFR triad defines the neovascular landscape of diffuse gliomas  Science Magazine · 14 hours
Gliomas that express the mutated isoforms of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) have better prognosis than wild-type (wt) IDH1/2 gliomas. However, how these mutant (mut)... more
Scientists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The planarian flatworm is a simple animal with a mighty and highly unusual ability: it can regenerate itself from nearly every imaginable injury, including decapitation. These tiny worms can regrow... more
Autoimmunity may explain why an important immune system is absent in many bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
New findings from University of Exeter researchers reveal how bacterial immune systems can be harmful for their hosts and explain why they... more
Fungal diversity and its relationship to the future of forests  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
If you indulge in truffles, or porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, you have enjoyed a product of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Forming symbiotic relationships with plants—including pine, birch, oak and willow... more
Carcasses important for plants and insects in the Oostvaardersplassen Nature Reserve  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Allowing the carcasses of dead deer to remain in the Oostvaardersplassen Nature Reserve has a positive effect on biodiversity in the area. Not only do the... more
First mushrooms appeared earlier than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
According to a new study led by Steeve Bonneville from the Université libre de Bruxelles, the first mushrooms evolved on Earth between 715 and 810 million years ago, 300 million years earlier than the... more
Domesticated wheat has complex parentage  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Certain types of domesticated wheat have complicated origins, with genetic contributions from wild and cultivated wheat populations on opposite sides of the Fertile Crescent. Terence Brown and colleagues at the University of Manchester report these findings in a... more
Johns Hopkins researchers warn of new infectious diseases and death due to global warming  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
The Journal of Clinical Investigation recently published "Viewpoint" articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that... more
Genetic identification of human remains from the Spanish Civil War and the dictatorship  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
It is estimated that around 114,000 people disappeared throughout Spain during the Spanish Civil War and subsequent dictatorship. Unfortunately, eight decades on,... more
Engineers develop recipe to dramatically strengthen body armor  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
According to ancient lore, Genghis Khan instructed his horsemen to wear silk vests underneath their armor to better protect themselves against an onslaught of arrows during battle. Since the time of Khan,... more
First ancient DNA from West/Central Africa illuminates deep human past  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa. more
Study shines light on spread of Candida auris  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Candida auris is capable of forming high burden biofilms, which may help explain why this fungal pathogen is spreading in hospitals worldwide, according to a study published this week in mSphere, an... more
New survey results reveal the experts and public's attitude towards gene-edited crops  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Experts' interest in utilizing gene editing for breeding crops has seen revolutionary growth. Meanwhile, people's awareness of food safety has also been increasing. To... more
New roles found for Huntington's disease protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A research team has identified a new function of a gene called huntingtin, a mutation of which underlies the progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as Huntington's Disease. Using genetic mouse models, they have discovered that... more
How giant viruses infect amoeba  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Host cells infected with giant viruses behave in a unique manner. To gain deeper insight into the infection mechanism of giant viruses, scientists developed a specialized algorithm that can track the movement of host cells. This method could... more
Our biological clock plays crucial role in healing from surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
If you have just had knee, shoulder or hip surgery, you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night. A new... more
Cognitive function in people with mental illness  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A study has shown few differences in the profiles of genes that influence cognition between people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the general population. This surprising finding could provide new insights into therapies designed... more
Climate change could unlock new microbes and increase heat-related deaths  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Scientists warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans' ability to regulate body temperature. more
Neutron source enables a look inside dino eggs  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Did the chicks of dinosaurs from the group oviraptorid hatch from their eggs at the same time? This question can be answered by the length and arrangement of the embryo's bones, which... more
Life aquatic for many spider species  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Researchers have found that nearly one fifth of all spider families are associated with saltwater or freshwater aquatic habitats. Their findings address the common misconception that all spiders dwell on land, and reveal surprising evolutionary pathways... more
Coating helps electronics stay cool by sweating  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Mammals sweat to regulate body temperature, and researchers are exploring whether our phones could do the same. The authors present a coating for electronics that releases water vapor to dissipate heat from running devices... more
Coating helps electronics stay cool by sweating  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Mammals sweat to regulate body temperature, and researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are exploring whether our phones could do the same. In a study published January 22 in the journal Joule,... more
Zero-deforestation pledges to protect wildlife in oil palm  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
New research has found that environmental efforts aimed at eliminating deforestation from oil palm production have the potential to benefit vulnerable tropical mammals. more
Researchers May Have Solved Mystery of Akrotiri’s Monkey Frescoes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 17 hours
The blue monkeys painted on the walls of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini are among many... more
Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Permafrost, the perennially frozen subsoil in Earth's northernmost regions, has been collecting and storing plant and animal matter since long before the last Ice Age. The... more
Ecologist uses scientific approach to rank world's worst problems in new book  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
From world hunger to nuclear weapons, Kansas State University distinguished professor Walter Dodds ranks the world's worst problems facing humanity in a new book... more
Fighting microbes with microbes  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
The intestinal commensal microbial community (or microbiota) is composed of several microorganisms that, among other functions, are beneficial for the protection against infectious agents. When the microbiota is altered many bacteria are lost, compromising the protective ability and enabling invasion... more
Neutron source enables a look inside dino eggs  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Did the chicks of dinosaurs from the group oviraptorid hatch from their eggs at the same time? This question can be answered by the length and arrangement of the embryo's bones, which... more
Get children into the real world for effective bushfire education  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Children and young people have been deeply impacted by the current bushfire crisis. Schools have been destroyed and thousands of houses have burnt down. Hazardous air pollution is... more
Inspiring STEM careers through a hands-on Everglades microbiome study  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
The Florida Everglades evokes images of fanboats skimming over swamps, while alligators peer through the waters and clouds of insects hover just above. Described as a "river of grass" that... more
Study sheds light on mechanisms that underlie a rare genetic condition  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
A team of researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal has shed light on the mechanisms that underlie a rare genetic condition by creating the... more
GlobalData: China can use the lessons learnt from SARS epidemic to control Wuhan coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Following the news that cases of people infected with the Wuhan coronavirus rose to more than 270 laboratory-confirmed cases and... more
New X-ray method has 'profound implications' for the development of lifesaving drugs  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Proteins that contain metal, known as metalloproteins, play important roles in biology, regulating various pathways in the body, which often become targets for lifesaving... more
The yellow black-faced triplefin deflects sunlight to break predator camouflage  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Small fish use light for active sensing to detect potential predators. The yellow black-faced triplefin (Tripterygion delaisi) can reflect downwelling sunlight sideways with its iris, illuminating its immediate... more
Ranging behavior found to impact motor self-regulation in free-range chickens  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A team of researchers from Yncréa Hauts-de-France and Université de Tours, has found that the ranging behavior of free-range chickens can impact their motor self-regulation. In their paper... more
Melting reveals drug targets in a living organism  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Developing new medicines and understanding how they target specific organs often gives a crucial advantage in the fight against human diseases. An international team led by researchers at the European Molecular Biology... more
Microbial wipe down  ESA · 19 hours
Image: Sometimes doing science is as simple as wiping up. NASA astronaut Jack Fisher is seen here using a wet wipe on the surfaces of the European Cupola module of... more
A heart-healthy protein from bran of cereal crop  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Foxtail millet is an annual grass grown widely as a cereal crop in parts of India, China and Southeast Asia. Milling the grain removes the hard outer layer, or bran, from the... more
Ancient Assyrian rock carvings in Iraq show procession of gods riding mythical animals  LIVE SCIENCE · 21 hours
Stunning ancient rock carvings that portray an Assyrian king paying homage to his gods amid a procession of mythical animals have been... more
Shape the future of European biology research in space  ESA · 21 hours
What biology research would you conduct on the International Space Station? As the world celebrates 20 years of... more
Interdisciplinary study reveals new insights into the evolution of sign languages  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
A new study, published in Royal Society Open Science, sheds light on the origins and evolution of European sign languages. Using phylogenetic network methods to compare... more
Biologists recommend urgent action to protect California spotted owls  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In the Pacific Northwest, the range expansion of Barred Owls has contributed to a conservation crisis for Northern Spotted Owls, which are being displaced from their old-growth forest habitat. How... more
Study reveals pre-Hispanic history, genetic changes among indigenous Mexican populations  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
As more and more large-scale human genome sequencing projects get completed, scientists have been able to trace with increasing confidence both the geographical movements and underlying genetic variation... more
Urine fertilizer: 'Aging' effectively protects against transfer of antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Recycled and aged human urine can be used as a fertilizer with low risks of transferring antibiotic resistant DNA to the environment, according to new research from the... more
Atomic force microscopy - Mapping the unseen  nanowerk · 1 day
Atomic force microscopy techniques enable scientists to map and modify material properties at the nanoscale for broad applications in energy, biology, medicine and beyond. more
Tour agencies: N Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus  ABC NEWS · 1 day
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New synthetic system can guide electron transfer over long distances  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Electrons are tough to pin down in biology. Learning how to harness electrons is no fool's errand because, when electrons move, they are the electricity that powers life. more
USA confirms 1st Wuhan coronavirus case  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The United States has its first confirmed case of a mysterious and new virus, the Wuhan coronavirus, which originated in China and has killed nine people and sickened hundreds since it first appeared, the Centers for... more
Tour agency: N Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus  ABC NEWS · 1 day
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Case Western researchers suggest potential Alzheimer's breakthrough  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at the Case Western University School of Medicine say they have identified a previously unknown gene and associated protein which could potentially be suppressed to slow the advance of Alzheimer's disease. more
Persistant industrial chemical modifies gut microbiome of mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
An industrial chemical -- phased out since 2002, but previously used in stain and water-repellent products and firefighting foam -- alters the gut microbiome of mice and could have implications for human... more
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