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China closes off large city to stop spread of deadly virus  ABC NEWS · 34 minutes
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 · 38 minutes
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
New discovery changes the understanding of gene expression  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
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 · 2 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 hours
Group of experts wants more data before calling coronavirus outbreak an international health emergency more
GW expands clinical trial of neoadjuvant immunotherapy for high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
The Cutaneous Oncology Program at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center was selected as the first global site for a clinical... more
Scientists reverse HIV latency, take major scientific step toward curative therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 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 · 5 hours
New findings from University of Exeter researchers reveal how bacterial immune systems can be harmful for their hosts and explain... more
Drug combo reverses arthritis in rats  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers have discovered that a powerful combination of 2 experimental drugs reverses the cellular and molecular signs of osteoarthritis in rats as well as in isolated human cartilage cells. more
Scientists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 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
Here, there and everywhere: Large and giant viruses abound globally  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 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 · 6 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 · 6 hours
The ancient DNA from four children who lived thousands of years ago is rewriting what geneticists thought happened in sub-Saharan Africa. more
What's new in the China virus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 6 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 · 7 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
Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression  PHYS.ORG · 7 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 · 8 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 · 8 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
Molecular biologists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 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
Solving a biological puzzle: How stress causes gray hair  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 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 · 9 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 · 9 hours
New findings reveal how bacterial immune systems can be harmful for their hosts and explain why they are not found in many... more
Single-cell morphology encodes metastatic potential  Science Magazine · 9 hours
A central goal of precision medicine is to predict disease outcomes and design treatments based on multidimensional information from afflicted cells and tissues. Cell morphology is an emergent readout of the molecular underpinnings of a cell’s functions and,... more
Animal simulations facilitate smart drug design through prediction of nanomaterial transport to individual tissue cells  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Smart drug design for antibody and nanomaterial-based therapies allows optimization of drug efficacy and more efficient early-stage preclinical... more
Compression-induced dedifferentiation of adipocytes promotes tumor progression  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Dysregulated physical stresses are generated during tumorigenesis that affect the surrounding compliant tissues including adipocytes. However, the effect of physical stressors on the behavior of adipocytes and their cross-talk with tumor cells remain elusive.... more
Novel CD11b+Gr-1+Sca-1+ myeloid cells drive mortality in bacterial infection  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Extreme pathophysiological stressors induce expansion of otherwise infrequent leukocyte populations. Here, we found a previously unidentified CD11b+Gr-1+ myeloid cell population that expresses stem cell antigen-1 (Sca-1) induced upon experimental infection... more
Isothermal digital detection of microRNAs using background-free molecular circuit  Science Magazine · 9 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 · 9 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 · 9 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 · 9 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 · 9 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 · 9 hours
New findings from University of Exeter researchers reveal how bacterial immune systems can be harmful for their hosts and explain why they... more
Johns Hopkins researchers warn of new infectious diseases and death due to global warming  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
The Journal of Clinical Investigation recently published "Viewpoint" articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that... more
Study explores ways to stop cell death, induce regeneration to restore vision  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Progress in research and technology is giving rise to an optimistic future for compensation and restoration of low vision, according to research in a... more
First ancient DNA from West/Central Africa illuminates deep human past  PHYS.ORG · 10 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 · 10 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 · 10 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 · 10 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 · 10 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 · 10 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 · 10 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 · 10 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
Ultrafast camera takes 1 trillion frames per second of transparent objects and phenomena  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Engineers have adapted a picosecond imaging technology to take pictures and video of transparent objects like cells and phenomena like shockwaves. more
Scientists engineer a minimal synthetic cellular system to study basic cell function  nanowerk · 11 hours
Researchers have engineered a synthetic cell that can encapsulate fundamental biochemical reactions. They also show that such a minimal system can respond to changes... more
Fighting microbes with microbes  PHYS.ORG · 13 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
Multivariate patterning of human pluripotent cells reveals induced paracrine factors in kidney organoid development  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Bioengineers have shown great promise in creating complex multicellular kidney organoids (tiny, self-organized tissues) in the lab using pluripotent stem... more
Inspiring STEM careers through a hands-on Everglades microbiome study  PHYS.ORG · 14 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
New chemical compound can enable more precise analysis of NMDAR activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
NMDARs (N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors) serve as valves on nerve cells, controlling the flow of electrical signals in the brain. more
GlobalData: China can use the lessons learnt from SARS epidemic to control Wuhan coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 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 · 14 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
Ranging behavior found to impact motor self-regulation in free-range chickens  PHYS.ORG · 14 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 · 14 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 · 14 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
Shape the future of European biology research in space  ESA · 17 hours
What biology research would you conduct on the International Space Station? As the world celebrates 20 years of... more
The quest for perfect quantum dot biomarkers  nanowerk · 17 hours
Tiny nanoparticles can illuminate tissues and cells, but safer, more effective materials are needed before their mainstream application. more
Biologists recommend urgent action to protect California spotted owls  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
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
Urine fertilizer: 'Aging' effectively protects against transfer of antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
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
Researchers test cells with silicon anodes, alumina coatings that protect cathodes  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
The process of developing better rechargeable batteries may be cloudy, but there's an alumina lining. more
Atomic force microscopy - Mapping the unseen  nanowerk · 20 hours
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
Potential Parkinson's treatment effectively targets a specific group of brain cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Scientists have discovered that a non-invasive technique which could one day be used to treat Parkinson's disease, can successfully target a highly specific group of brain... more
Tour agencies: N Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
A tour operator says North Korea has banned foreign tourists to guard against the spread of a new virus from China more
New synthetic system can guide electron transfer over long distances  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
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
Fat cells can sense light, not getting enough raises risk of metabolic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
All life forms need sunlight to survive and not getting enough may impact health and well-being. There is a growing body of... more
Tour agency: N Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A tour operator says North Korea has banned foreign tourists to guard against the spread of a new virus from China more
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
Outbreak from new virus rises to 440 in China, with 9 dead  ABC NEWS · 1 day
China says the number of cases of a new virus has risen to 440 and the death toll has risen to 9 more
Study shows how gene therapy may help protect against vision loss in multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
New research by Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, reveals the molecular process in which... more
Circadian clock genes are involved in healing from surgery, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
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. more
Virus prompts temperature checks, extra cleaning at airports  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Many countries are checking the  temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new virus that has sickened nearly 300 people and killed six in China more
Research team identifies new roles for Huntington's Disease protein  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A Duke University 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. more
Lack of exposure to sunlight may increase metabolic syndrome risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Yes, fat cells deep under your skin can sense light. And when bodies do not get enough exposure to the right kinds of light, fat cells behave differently. more
Scientists develop capsule shell composition for enzyme needed to treat phenylketonuria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
IKBFU scientists developed the composition of the capsule shell for the enzyme needed in the treatment of a hereditary disease called "phenylketonuria". more
George Mason University researchers receive $314,000 to design better vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
George Mason University's Aarthi Narayanan, Associate Professor, College of Science and the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Disease, and Remi Veneziano, Assistant Professor, Volgenau School of Engineering,... more
Gut microbiome linked to behavioral problems in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Children with behavioral problems may have different compositions in their gut microbiome, with parents playing a major role in how pronounced the differences were, other than the food they provide, a new... more
Discovery of potent immune cell that can destroy multiple types of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The immune system is the body’s defense against harmful pathogens that may enter the body. Immune cells, such as white blood cells and macrophages... more
Lung microbiome of critically ill patients is predictive of clinical outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Changes in the lung microbiome may help predict how well critically ill patients will respond to care, according to new research published online in the American... more
Cardiac and visual degeneration compensated by taurine supplement  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Our genome consists of 20,000 genes, all of which may be capable of triggering disease. It is estimated that there are 7,000 unknown genes that cause recessive genetic diseases resulting from mutations... more
How Much Should The Public Be Told About Research Into Risky Viruses?  NPR · 1 day
The U.S. government this week is pondering how much the public needs to know about funding decisions for studies and experiments that involve tinkering... more
Ultrafast camera takes 1 trillion frames per second of transparent objects and phenomena  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers adapted picosecond imaging technology to take pictures and video of transparent objects like cells and phenomena like shockwaves. more
1st case of new SARS-like virus in US  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
The new SARS-like virus that's causing an outbreak in China has now arrived in the United States. more
Scientists uncover new mode of evolution  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Scientists have discovered a form of natural selection that doesn't rely on DNA. more
Arrival of new SARS-like virus in U.S. heightens concerns about global spread  Science Magazine · 1 day
Chinese officials confirm that the coronavirus spreads between people, making it harder to control more
Countries around world respond to China virus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Countries in Asia and elsewhere are checking the body temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new virus that has sickened nearly 300 people in... more
What's new today in the China virus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Here’s what’s new in the outbreak linked to an emerging virus in China more
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