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Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Scientists at Caltech and Occidental College have discovered a methane-fueled symbiosis between worms and bacteria at the bottom of the sea, shedding new light on the ecology of deep-sea environments. more
Trial drug offers hope to block early infection of novel coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses... more
Virological findings from Germany's first group of COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In early February, research teams from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, München Klinik Schwabing and the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology published initial findings describing the efficient transmission of SARS-CoV-2. more
COVID-19: Guidance to support healthcare staff having difficult conversations about end of life  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A Loughborough University academic is providing guidance to clinicians who are likely to be having - and training people who will have... more
First genome sequences of SARS-CoV-2 viruses in Austria openly available  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The first 21 SARS-CoV-2 genomes in Austria have now been completed and published within the scope of the “Mutational Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2” project recently launched by CeMM, the... more
Australian scientists identify possible coronavirus drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A collaborative study led by Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute in Melbourne, Australia, with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity, has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world kills the virus... more
Experimental Drug Blocks Growth of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in Cell Cultures and Organoids  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A trial drug called APN01 or human recombinant soluble ACE2 (hrsACE2) can significantly block early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a paper published... more
Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic's advance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research. In laboratory experiments, the masks significantly... more
Field hospital to be set up at University of Kentucky  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The University of Kentucky has announced plans to construct a 400-bed field hospital at its Lexington campus more
COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Researchers expect that COVID-19-related school closures will double out-of-school time this year for... more
An antibiotic masquerading as a natural compound in the giant Madeiran squill  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A previous study has shown that a type of squill growing in Madeira produces a chemical compound that may be useful as a medicinal... more
Research pinpoints which Australian cities take biggest economic blow from COVID-19  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In an international collaboration between the University of South Australia Business School, the Hunter Foundation Research Centre at the University of Newcastle and George Mason University... more
Plant root hairs key to reducing soil erosion  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The tiny hairs found on plant roots play a pivotal role in helping reduce soil erosion, a new study has found. The research, led by the University of Bristol and published in... more
Photocatalytic optical fibers convert water into solar fuel  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the University of Southampton have transformed optical fibers into photocatalytic microreactors that convert water into hydrogen fuel using solar energy. more
Fiscal interventions must stay targeted and apolitical, say public policy experts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
All emergency financial actions the federal government takes during the pandemic crisis should be temporary and targeted, said two Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy... more
Researchers seek to develop antiviral membrane mask  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Dibakar Bhattacharyya has been a fixture in the University of Kentucky's College of Engineering for more than 50 years and is renowned for his research, which focuses on incorporating life sciences materials with synthetic... more
Genome variation gives insight into coronavirus spread  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As SARS-CoV-2 has spread around the world, its transmission rate has varied alongside variations in its genome, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis. Surveillance of the virus genome may help public... more
Coronavirus economic effects might last decades, research suggests  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The economy could be suffering the effects of the coronavirus for decades, suggest economists at the University of California, Davis, who researched the financial effects of pandemics dating back to the 14th... more
St George's, University of London focuses entire research on tackling coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
St George's, University of London, the UK's specialist health university, is focusing all its ongoing research on tackling coronavirus. more
Improved laser system will help large optical telescopes gather more accurate data  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Macquarie University researchers have developed an improved laser system that will help large optical telescopes to gather more accurate data. more
UPV leads development of new mechanical ventilator for patients with COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Universitat Politècnica de València has led the development of a new mechanical ventilator, ready for a quick industrial production. It would provide hospitals with these... more
Study: The strength of collagen influenced by intersections of fibers  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Collagen is the glue that holds bodies together. It can be found in skin, bones, muscles, cartilage, ligaments, hair, nails—in short, in almost every tissue. In some tissues... more
With record unemployment filings, federal stimulus will help, but more is needed  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As an economist and director of the California Policy Lab, Till von Wachter is continually spearheading research projects and policy recommendations related to labor... more
Changes to drylands with future climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A research team led by Washington State University has found that while drylands around the world will expand at an accelerated rate because of future climate change, their average productivity will likely be reduced. more
The Latest: Singapore sets new closures to curb virus spread  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Singapore will close schools and most workplaces for a month in an effort to curb the increase of COVID-19 transmissions in the country more
Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect... more
Study investigates if the body's immune response to infections changes with seasons  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Ground breaking new research is underway at the University of Surrey in collaboration with Columbia University to investigate if the body's immune response to... more
Scientists find important clues to vaccine in SARS-CoV-2 genome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new research paper published by scientists at the University of Bristol who sequenced the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is causing the worldwide COVID-19 illness, reveals some significant... more
TCF Bank announces $100,000 match incentive program for COVID-19 response  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
TCF Bank, in its efforts to provide crucial support to Minnesota's frontline health care workers and accelerate innovations directed at tackling the COVID-19 health crisis, has announced a... more
Visualization tool enables doctors to get an overview of critical care bed capacities  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Computer scientists in the team led by Professor Daniel Keim, professor of data analysis and visualization at the University of Konstanz, developed... more
Promising vaccine patch candidate for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a breath of fresh air, scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reported that they had developed a potential new vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is causing the current COVID-19 pandemic. The... more
Magnetic stimulation of rectal nerves could help treat fecal incontinence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An ongoing study by the Medical College of Georgia on the role of magnetic stimulation of the rectal nerves to achieve better bowel control in patients with fecal... more
Starving pancreatic cancer cells of cysteine may induce tumor ferroptosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests a compound in development for a rare kidney stone disease may... more
Studies shed light on the link between obesity and use of prescription opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Two new studies from the Boston University School of Public Health shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of... more
Tulane University adds second avenue for COVID-19 testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Tulane University has added a second avenue for COVID-19 testing, this one taking place at a Tulane School of Medicine repurposed research lab where results can be processed within a day. more
Pitt scientists announce potential vaccine against novel coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists today announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. more
IMDEA Networks researcher launches study to estimate the actual incidence of pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Antonio Fernández Anta, Research Professor at IMDEA Networks, has launched a study to estimate the actual incidence of the pandemic in eleven countries. more
Russian Science Foundation funds eleven Kazan University projects  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Eleven Kazan University projects receive funding from the Russian Science Foundation. The results were published on 1st April 2020. more
Nanoneedle technology licensed for early detection of disease, biomarker discovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A Boston-based startup company, NanoMosaic LLC, intends to commercialize a high-throughput, high-sensitivity platform for analyte detection developed at Harvard University. more
COVID-19 Candidate Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam has developed a potential vaccine against... more
AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus  ABC NEWS · 3 days
About half of all working Americans say they or a member of their household have lost some kind of income due to the coronavirus pandemic, with... more
Gender bias in commenting poses barriers to women scholars  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Women academics are less likely than men to comment on published research, limiting scholarly debate, a new study co-authored by York University sociologist Professor Cary Wu, shows. According to the... more
The Arctic may influence Eurasian extreme weather events in just two to three weeks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Previous research studies have revealed how rising temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic may impact the rest of Earth's... more
Repair instead of renew: Damaged powerhouses of cells have their own 'workshop mode'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
If the energy supply of a cell is disturbed by damage, it can protect itself from functional losses and repair itself in... more
Does relativity lie at the source of quantum exoticism?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Since its beginnings, quantum mechanics hasn't ceased to amaze us with its peculiarity, so difficult to understand. Why does one particle seem to pass through two slits simultaneously? Why, instead... more
Representation of driving behavior as a statistical model  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A joint research team from Toyohashi University of Technology, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Toyota Transportation Research Institute, and Daido University has established a method to represent driving behaviors and their... more
Variations in skin-related genes influence how efficient we make vitamin D  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Genetic variations in the skin can create a natural sunscreen, according to University of Queensland researchers investigating the genes linked with vitamin D. more
Penn State engineer developing point-of-care testing device to diagnose COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A point-of-care testing device that may help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in Penn State's College... more
UIC participates in two clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The University of Illinois at Chicago is participating in two clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments. more
Climate-related disasters increase risks of conflict in vulnerable countries, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Lead author Tobias Ide from the University of Melbourne said the disasters include storms, floods and droughts—the frequency and intensity of which will increase in the... more
Researchers unravel the mystery of non-cotectic magmatic rocks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa, have found the answer to an enigma that has had geologists scratching their heads for years. more
Researchers unveil the universal properties of active turbulence  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Turbulent flows are chaotic yet feature universal statistical properties.Over the recent years, seemingly turbulent flows have been discovered in active fluids such as bacterial suspensions, epithelial cell monolayers, and mixtures of biopolymers... more
Electrically neutral radical: A strong chemical reducing agent when exposed to light  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A combined team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kent State University has discovered an electrically neutral radical... more
Study: Real estate taxes hit poor hardest, not necessarily used for assumed purposes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For many people, especially those who are not wealthy, their home is their most valuable asset. But what happens when a person... more
Professor Reimar Lüst (1923-2020)  ESA · 3 days
Professor Reimar Lüst, one of Europe’s great space pioneers, passed away on 31 March 2020 aged 97. Prof. Lüst was ESA’s third Director General, serving from 1984 until... more
Researchers team up with U.S. Coast Guard to release three baby sea turtles  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic escalates, marine biologists at Florida Atlantic University acknowledge that "wild" life must go on. Three... more
As COVID-19 halts climate expeditions, scientists grapple with uncertainties  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Around 128,000 years ago, the temperatures in the Bahamas were one to two degrees higher than they are today. A group of geologists and geodynamicists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth... more
Toolkit: Using local soil for 3-D printing large structures  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers at Texas A&M University has developed the concept of a toolkit that would allow builders to create structures via 3-D printing using local soil as the... more
Fossil skull casts doubt over modern human ancestry  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Griffith University scientists have led an international team to date the skull of an early human found in Africa, potentially upending human evolution knowledge with their discovery. more
Highest pre-modern lead pollution occurred 800 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists and archaeologists from the University of Nottingham, the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine and Harvard University discovered the highest levels of air pollution before the modern era occurred... more
Oysters and clams can be farmed together  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Eastern oysters and three species of clams can be farmed together and flourish, potentially boosting profits of shellfish growers, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study. more
Europe's hospitals running out of ICU meds for COVID-19  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Nine leading European university hospitals are warning they will run out of essential medicines needed for COVID-19 patients in intensive care in less than two weeks as they are increasingly... more
Clinical study of iPSC-derived corneal epithelial cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
AMSBIO report on a world first clinical study of iPSC-derived corneal epithelial cells by Professor Ryuhei Hayashi and co-workers from the Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan using StemFit Basic03 clinical grade stem... more
Scientists estimate 2 to 3 percent of Hubei Province’s population has been infected with coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has shocked the world. It was first reported in Wuhan City, Hubei Province,... more
Majority of patients with mantle cell lymphoma may benefit from CAR T-cell therapy KTE-X19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A one-year follow-up study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed a majority of patients with... more
What are the challenges facing palliative care during COVID-19?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The current COVID-19 outbreak affecting 180 countries and territories across six continents is taking its toll on healthcare systems globally. In particular, there is growing pressure on and concern for... more
Immunotherapy may benefit mCRPC patients with specific markers of immune activation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Although metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer typically has limited response to immunotherapy, a subset of patients with pretreatment evidence of active T-cell responses in their tumors experienced... more
New guidelines for health-care workers treating ICU patients with COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An international team including McMaster University researchers has come together to issue guidelines for health-care workers treating intensive care unit patients with COVID-19. more
BU creates COVID-19 US state policy database to track steps taken to slow the pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers and students at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have created a COVID-19 US state... more
NYU researchers capture 3D data on human interactions with COVID-19 infection sources  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New York University researchers are in the field capturing highly detailed three-dimensional data on human movements and behaviors -- particularly around medical facilities, public... more
Researchers identify risk gene for Alzheimer's development  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Central South University in China have for the first time identified a gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. more
Almond orchard recycling a climate-smart strategy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Recycling trees onsite can sequester carbon, save water and increase crop yields, making it a climate-smart practice for California's irrigated almond orchards, finds a study from the University of California, Davis. more
Homo naledi juvenile remains offers clues to how our ancestors grew up  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A partial skeleton of Homo naledi represents a rare case of an immature individual, shedding light on the evolution of growth and development in... more
Golden age of Hollywood was not so golden for women  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Golden Age of Hollywood is known for its glitz, glamour and classic movies. Northwestern University researchers have peeled back the gilded sheen to reveal an industry tarnished... more
Chemistry education goes online  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With colleges and universities around the world shuttered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, chemistry teachers are navigating the shift to online learning. There are several factors to consider in this effort, from technology to accessibility. Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN),... more
Stable perovskite LEDs one step closer  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at Linköping University, working with colleagues in Great Britain, China and the Czech Republic, have developed a perovskite light-emitting diode (LED) with both high efficiency and long operational stability. The result has been published in... more
Researchers develop novel corona test  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As requested by the Austrian Federal Government and the WHO, a significant increase in the capacity for coronavirus testing is essential to combat the new coronavirus. The University of Innsbruck is now responding to this by immediately developing... more
Elephant welfare can be assessed using two indicators  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Across the world, animals are kept in captivity for various reasons: in zoos for education and research, in research facilities for testing, on farms for meat and other products, and in people's... more
New 3-D cultured cells mimic the progress of NASH  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A research team led by scientists from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan, has successfully established 3-D cultured tissue that mimics liver fibrosis, a key characteristic of non-alcoholic... more
The young Brazilians fighting for the Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Maria dreams of being the next Greta Thunberg. Kelita is studying in the first-ever university program in the Amazon. Fabio is helping his family do its part to fight climate change through sustainable agriculture. more
The candy-cola soda geyser experiment, at different altitudes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Dropping Mentos candies into a bottle of soda causes a foamy jet to erupt. Although science fair exhibitors can tell you that this geyser results from rapid degassing of the beverage induced... more
Oldest-ever human genetic evidence clarifies dispute over our ancestors  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Genetic information from an 800,000-year-old human fossil has been retrieved for the first time. The results from the University of Copenhagen shed light on one of the branching points in... more
Landmark study concludes marine life can be rebuilt by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international study recently published in the journal Nature, led by KAUST Professors Carlos Duarte and Susana Agustí, lays out the essential roadmap of actions required for the... more
Natural light flicker can help prevent detection  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Movement breaks camouflage, making it risky for anything trying to hide. New research, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B today has shown that dynamic features common in many natural habitats, such... more
Using iPS cells to decipher the timing at the beginning of life  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers led by Kyoto University have reconstituted the human segmentation clock, a key focus of embryonic development research, using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). more
AI finds 2-D materials in the blink of an eye  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science, a part of The University of Tokyo, demonstrated a novel artificial intelligence system that can find and label 2-D materials in... more
Beyond the garnish: Will a new type of produce get the microgreen light?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Microgreens. They're leafy green vegetables that are relatively new to the dining room, but a study by a Colorado State University team... more
Lived poverty rises in Africa for the first time in a decade  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
'Lived poverty' has increased in Africa for the first time in a decade, according to an international study led at the University of Strathclyde. more
Virtual Hospital becomes flagship test site for COVID-19 virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Virtual Hospital (Advanced Centre for Clinical Simulation) of Valencia's Catholic University (UCV) has become the flagship site for the tests of researchers, universities and companies to measure the suitability... more
An all-organic proton battery energized for sustainable energy storage  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sustainable energy storage is in great demand. Researchers at Uppsala University have therefore developed an all-organic proton battery that can be charged in a matter of seconds. The battery can... more
Reflections on COVID-19 and our destruction of nature  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In 2015 I was helping to draft a UNESCO report, Education for People and Planet. To gather various opinions on the role of education in creating a sustainable planet, I met with... more
Quality online resources for physical education teachers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade across the U.S. are making the shift from teaching classes in person to teaching from a distance, which requires creating online assignments and activities to keep their students... more
International borders continue to hinder cross-border cooperation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cross-border regions have great potential for cooperation, yet very few border regions are integrated, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Conducted by Dr. Francesco Cappellano and Professor Teemu Makkonen at... more
Can relationships flourish through tech alone?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"Shelter in place" is now the norm in much of the country, thanks to COVID-19. As a result, connections once made face to face are now happening electronically in both work and personal lives. John Caughlin... more
Inhibiting the iron transport could halt tuberculosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The bacteria that cause tuberculosis need iron to survive. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now solved the first detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply. more
Researchers develop new PCR system for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Michael Traugott and the spin-off company Sinsoma GmbH, together with the Departments of Zoology and Microbiology at the University of Innsbruck, are developing a new PCR system for... more
Study: Early introduction of solid foods may predispose infants to obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts, called... more
Study: Medical product companies with female directors issue recalls more quickly  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Medical product companies, such as those that make pharmaceuticals and medical devices, make recall decisions quite differently as women are added to their board of directors,... more
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