Microbiology
US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking  ABC NEWS · 41 minutes
The U.S. is warning of many more coronavirus deaths in the days ahead, as the global pandemic mutes traditional observances from family grave-cleaning ceremonies in China to Palm... more
Another cruise ship with virus victims docks in Florida  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, has docked in Florida more
Using sponges to wipe out cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Manzamine A, a natural product derived from certain groups of sponges, can block the growth of cervical cancer cells, report researchers. Manzamine A targets a protein that is highly expressed in many cancers, including cervical cancer,... more
Indonesia covers up to protect orangutans from virus threat  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Poaching and habitat loss have decimated Indonesia's orangutan population, but now coronavirus has emerged as another potential deadly threat to the critically endangered species. more
Possible coronavirus drug identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A new study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world can kill the virus within 48 hours. Scientists found that a single dose of the drug, Ivermectin, could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture.... more
The Latest: Lombardy region makes people wear masks outside  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
Italy’s virus-ravaged Lombardy region is now requiring residents to wear a protective mask when they go outside in a bid to further trim infections more
Mormons hold crowd-less conference to prevent virus spread  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ twice-annual conference will kick off Saturday without anyone attending in person to watch speeches from top leaders as the faith takes precautions to avoid... more
Another cruise ship with virus victims docking in Florida  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, is docking in Florida more
Why the coronavirus slipped past disease detectives  LIVE SCIENCE · 15 hours
Groups of scientists tasked with identifying pandemic-prone microbes like the novel coronavirus were stretched too far and thin. more
Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Authorities are clamoring to secure additional body storage wherever possible as U.S. officials estimate the death toll from the coronavirus could reach as high as 240,000 more
Front-line medical staff deaths grow, highlight virus risks  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
Air raid sirens sounded across China and flags flew at half staff in a tribute to victims of the coronavirus pandemic, including the health care “martyrs” who have died while fighting to... more
Deaths of doctors, nurses highlight virus risks they run  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
Air raid sirens sounded across China and flags flew at half staff in a tribute Saturday to victims of the coronavirus pandemic including the health care “martyrs” who have died... more
Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane  PHYS.ORG · 20 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
Pandemic hurts ability of nations to face natural disasters  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The virus outbreak is compromising the ability of nations to prepare for natural disasters and deal with the aftermath 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
Hawaii: Delay international military drill over virus  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Hawaii's governor says he will ask the U.S. military to postpone the world’s largest maritime exercises because of the coronavirus pandemic more
Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Wisconsin is lurching toward a spring primary election on Tuesday despite widespread concern about in-person voting during the coronavirus crisis more
Study of rare genetic disorder that causes severe eyesight problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Nagano prefecture is home to a group of people effected with a rare genetic neurodegenerative disorder called familial amyloid polyneuropathies. This disease impacts the gene encoding protein transthyretin... 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
US urges masks as dramatic steps to combat virus roll out  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Trump administration is urging Americans to cover their faces in public to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and is limiting exports of medical supplies more
The Latest: Hobby Lobby closing its stores because of virus  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Hobby Lobby announced that the ongoing coronavirus crisis is prompting it to close its stores until further notice more
Dog food delivered to western Alaska amid virus concerns  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Two animal welfare groups combined to have 8,000 pounds of dog food delivered to southwest Alaska more
Symmetry breaking in hydrodynamic forces drives meiotic spindle rotation in mammalian oocytes  Science Magazine · 1 day
Patterned cell divisions require a precisely oriented spindle that segregates chromosomes and determines the cytokinetic plane. In this study, we investigated how the meiotic... more
Quantum biology revisited  Science Magazine · 1 day
Photosynthesis is a highly optimized process from which valuable lessons can be learned about the operating principles in nature. Its primary steps involve energy transport operating near theoretical quantum limits in efficiency. Recently, extensive research was motivated by the hypothesis... more
Genome elimination mediated by gene expression from a selfish chromosome  Science Magazine · 1 day
Numerous plants and animals harbor selfish B chromosomes that "drive" or transmit themselves at super-Mendelian frequencies, despite long-term fitness costs to the organism. Currently, it is unknown how... more
A metal-free blue chromophore derived from plant pigments  Science Magazine · 1 day
Blue natural pigments are rare, especially among plants. However, flowering species that evolved to attract Hymenoptera pollinators are colored by blue anthocyanin-metal complexes. Plants lacking anthocyanins are pigmented by betalains but are... more
Role of allosteric switches and adaptor domains in long-distance cross-talk and transient tunnel formation  Science Magazine · 1 day
Transient tunnels that assemble and disassemble to facilitate passage of unstable intermediates in enzymes containing multiple reaction centers are controlled... more
New temperature sensing mechanism in plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Cell biologists reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected dynamics activated by temperature, and behaves differently depending on the temperature and type of light. As climate change warms the world, crop growth patterns and flowering times... 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
A highly conserved cryptic epitope in the receptor-binding domains of SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV  Science Magazine · 1 day
The outbreak of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus has now become a pandemic, but there is currently very little understanding of the... more
World's oldest human DNA found in 800,000-year-old tooth of a cannibal  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A protein analysis of an 800,000-year-old tooth suggests the supposed cannibal species Homo antecessor was only distantly related to humans and Neanderthals. more
Scotland, UK: Latest updates on Coronavirus  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Of the 19,535 Scottish citizens tested for the virus, over 3,000 came back positive and 175 have died. more
Wisconsin barrels ahead with election despite virus fears  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The coronavirus has scared some states into delaying their spring elections, but not Wisconsin more
Organ-specific isoform selection of fatty acid-binding proteins in tissue-resident lymphocytes  Science Magazine · 1 day
Tissue-resident memory T (TRM) cells exist throughout the body, where they are poised to mediate local immune responses. Although studies have defined a common mechanism of residency independent... more
Salivary gland macrophages and tissue-resident CD8+ T cells cooperate for homeostatic organ surveillance  Science Magazine · 1 day
It is well established that tissue macrophages and tissue-resident memory CD8+ T cells (TRM) play important roles for pathogen sensing and rapid... more
The Latest: Canadian military prepping Quebec to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian military is being sent to northern Quebec to help communities prepare to respond to the coronavirus pandemic 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
The Latest: IMF leader says virus is “crisis like no other'  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The head of the International Monetary Fund says the recession sparked by the coronavirus pandemic is “way worse” than the 2008 global recession more
Tissue dynamics provide clues to human disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have studied oscillating patterns of gene expression, coordinated across time and space within a tissue grown in vitro, to explore the molecular causes of a rare human hereditary disease known as spondylocostal dysostosis. more
Developing personalized vaccines with biomimetic nanotechnology  nanowerk · 2 days
Nanotechnology offers many benefits that can be leveraged to increase the potency of vaccine formulations. For anticancer vaccination, antigenic material can be collected directly from a patient's resected tumor, formulated into a biomimetic nanoparticle, and then... more
Masks do reduce spread of flu and some coronaviruses, study finds  REUTERS · 2 days
Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers... more
Lacustrine ecosystems needed 10 million years to recover after end-permian mass extinction  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The end-Permian mass extinction (EPME), approximately 252 million years ago (Ma), caused a serious marine and terrestrial ecosystem crisis, and about 75% of terrestrial... more
To divide or not to divide? The mother cell may decide  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have found that it's actually the mother cell that determines if its daughter cells will divide. The finding sheds new light on the cell cycle... more
Prince Charles opens new London hospital for virus patients  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Prince Charles has remotely opened a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients at London’s main exhibition center as the number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in the U.K. surpassed China’s official total more
Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election year politics as they focus on protecting their families... more
BioTek launches new Cell Count & Viability Starter Kit  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
BioTek Instruments today introduced a new kit that can help researchers quickly obtain high-quality cell count results by automating the often tedious and error-prone process of mammalian cell counting. more
Do urban fish exhibit impaired sleep?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Melatonin controls the body clock—high melatonin levels make us feel tired in the evening. However, the hormone also plays an important role in animals' biological rhythms. Artificial light at night—light pollution—can suppress the production of melatonin... 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
Do urban fish exhibit impaired sleep?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Melatonin controls the body clock -- high melatonin levels make us feel tired in the evening. However, the hormone also plays an important role in animals' biological rhythms. Artificial light at night -- light pollution --... more
Study overturns 'snapshot' model of cell cycle in use since 1974  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Live, single-cell imaging shows cellular 'memory' of growth factor availability throughout the cell cycle (and not just snapshot of growth factor availability) influences cells' decision to... more
Turning cells into computers with protein logic gates  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New artificial proteins have been created to function as molecular logic gates. Like their electronic counterparts in computers, these biochemical tools can be used to program the behavior of complex systems, such... more
Virus deals end to US hiring; Europe's hospitals buckle  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The coronavirus outbreak has snapped the United States’ record-breaking hiring streak of nearly 10 years more
Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarity  ABC NEWS · 2 days
From tiny San Marino wedged next to two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the coronavirus outbreak to more economically powerful nations like Italy, countries are running up against export bans and seizures in the... 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
Starving pancreatic cancer of cysteine may kill tumor cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a new study of mice, researchers have found that an experimental drug that breaks down the amino acid cysteine slows pancreatic tumor growth by causing ferroptosis, an unusual form... more
Scientists show how parasitic infection causes seizures, psychiatric illness for some  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Neuroscientists describe how the common Toxoplasma gondii parasite prompts the loss of inhibitory signaling in the brain by altering the behavior of nearby cells called microglia. more
Lifestyle changes could delay memory problems in old age, depending on our genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have shown that how we respond to changes in nutrients at a molecular level plays an important role in the aging... 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
It's not enough just to get there: Dispersing species face social barriers, too  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Physical barriers are an obvious barrier to gene flow and to diversity within species—when populations can't get to each other to mix,... more
Gut communicates with the entire brain through cross-talking neurons  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
You know that feeling in your gut? We think of it as an innate intuition that sparks deep in the belly and helps guide our actions, if we let it.... more
Scientists discover a new class of taste receptors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Evolution is a tinkerer, not an engineer. 'Evolution does not produce novelties from scratch. It works with what already exists,' wrote Nobel laureate François Jacob in 1977, and biologists continue to find... more
Researchers solve structure of 'inverted' rhodopsin  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, working with Spanish, French and German colleagues, have determined and analyzed the high-resolution structure of a protein from the recently discovered heliorhodopsin family. Microbial rhodopsins play a... more
Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorial  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Sidewalk vegetable markets are reopening in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began as residents prepare for a weekend memorial for health workers and others who died in the... more
The Latest: Virus death toll in Spain nears 11,000  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Spain is closing Friday with its death toll for the new coronavirus nearing 11,000 more
New molecular mechanism that regulates the sentinel cells of the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A study suggests that it may be possible to regulate macrophages with drugs that modulate the nuclear receptor RXR. 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
The Latest: Actors get virus; theatergoers may quarantine  ABC NEWS · 2 days
An official in Seoul, South Korea, says it will ask more than 8,500 theatergoers to self-monitor at home after cast members of “The Phantom of the Opera” were found to have the... more
A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp  nanowerk · 2 days
Turning a brittle oxide into a flexible membrane and stretching it on a tiny apparatus flipped it from a conducting to an insulating state and changed... more
Bacteria in rock deep under sea inspire new search for life on Mars  nanowerk · 2 days
Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath the seafloor have given researchers clues about how they might find life on Mars. These... more
Want to stop consumer hoarding in times of crisis? New research may provide the answer  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Consumer stockpiling and hoarding took center stage in recent months as the COVID-19 virus has spread around the... more
Scientists discover a new class of taste receptors  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Evolution is a tinkerer, not an engineer. "Evolution does not produce novelties from scratch. It works with what already exists," wrote Nobel laureate François Jacob in 1977, and biologists continue to find... more
"We love you NHS": UK health service gears up for virus peak  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Britain's National Health Service, the cornerstone of the nation's post-war welfare state, may be stretched to the breaking point in the coming weeks more
Turning cells into computers with protein logic gates  nanowerk · 2 days
Biochemists have created 'smart' proteins that function inside human cells by turning genes on and off. more
Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Coronavirus deaths are mounting with alarming speed in Spain, Italy and New York, the most lethal hot spot in the United States more
The Latest: Bank says virus could cost world $4.1 trillion  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The Asian Development Bank forecasts that the coronavirus pandemic will cost the world economy as much as $4.1 trillion, or nearly 5% of all economic activity more
Testing issues cloud scope of California's virus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 2 days
California is ramping up testing for coronavirus even as a backlog of nearly 60,000 pending tests grows more
UK lockdown is slowing down coronavirus spread, study says  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has rippled across the globe and affected about 180 countries and territories. The number of infections skyrocketed, prompting many countries and territories to impose lockdowns... more
Research shows entire brain responds to the gut through neuronal connections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
You know that feeling in your gut? We think of it as an innate intuition that sparks deep in the belly and helps guide our actions,... 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
Damaged powerhouses of cells can self-repair in a kind of workshop mode  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
If the energy supply of a cell is disturbed by damage, it can protect itself from functional losses and repair itself in a kind... more
Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh more
The Latest: UN approves resolution recognizing virus effects  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The U.N. General Assembly has unanimously approved a resolution recognizing “the unprecedented effects” of the coronavirus pandemic and calling for “intensified international cooperation to contain, mitigate and defeat” COVID-19 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
'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Many funeral homes in New York and around the globe are in crisis as they try to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic more
The Latest: White House says not enough following guidelines  ABC NEWS · 2 days
White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx says incoming infection data suggests not enough Americans are abiding by guidelines in the national “call to action” to stem the... 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
New study overturns ‘snapshot’ model of cell cycle accepted since 1974  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cells have a big decision: Should they replicate or sleep? Healthy cells can go either way. Cancer cells' replication switches are stuck in the 'on' position. more
Web portal provides information on how to decontaminate used N95 masks  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
As health workers and first responders in the United States try to stem a pandemic without adequate protective gear, health officials are forced to consider a... more
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