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October 21, 2020

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Researchers have unraveled potential mechanisms behind the healing power of extracellular vesicles and demonstrated their capacity to not only revive cells after a heart ...
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, the first half of 2020 saw ...
Genetic variants that leave their carrier more susceptible to severe COVID-19 are inherited from Neanderthals, a new ...
Two new studies offer an explanation for why COVID-19 cases can be so variable. A subset of patients has mutations in key ...
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Repairing the Photosynthetic Enzyme Rubisco

Researchers have elucidated how Rubisco activase works. As the name indicates, this enzyme is critical for repairing Rubisco once it has lost its ...

COVID-19: Distancing and Masks -- Good but Not Enough

Decades-old data is being used to describe the propagation of tiny droplets. Now a fluid dynamics team has developed new models: Masks and distancing are good, but not enough. Even with a mask, ...

Salt-Based Mosquito-Control Products Are Ineffective

A new study by a bevy of expert mosquito researchers offers an important warning to consumers: Products claiming to reduce mosquito populations with salt-water solutions are ineffective. In a series ...

New Tool Pulls Elusive COVID-19 Marker from Human Blood

Researchers have created a surface that repels every other element of human blood except an elusive cytokine critical to understanding the progress of COVID-19 in individual ...

Coronavirus: Study Finds Further Door Opener Into the Cell

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is known to infect cells via the receptor ACE2. Researchers have now identified neuropilin-1 as a factor that can facilitate SARS-CoV-2 entry into the cells' interior. ...

Neuropilin-1 Drives SARS-CoV-2 Infectivity, Finds Breakthrough Study

Researchers have potentially identified what makes SARS-CoV-2 highly infectious and able to spread rapidly in human cells. The findings describe how the virus's ability to infect human cells can ...

Focal Epilepsy Often Overlooked

Having subtler symptoms, a form of epilepsy that affects only one part of the brain often goes undiagnosed long enough to cause unexpected seizures that contribute to car crashes, a new study ...

Study Shows Active Older Adults Have Better Physical and Mental Health

Older adults with higher physical activity and lower sitting time have better overall physical and mental health, according to a new ...

Cannabis Reduces OCD Symptoms by Half in the Short-Term

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) report that the severity of symptoms was reduced by about half within four hours of smoking cannabis. After smoking cannabis, users with OCD reported ...

A Promising New Tool in the Fight Against Melanoma

A new study has revealed that a key blood marker of cancer could be used to select the most effective treatment for ...

In Recovering COVID-19 Patients, Antibodies Fade Quickly

Researchers report that antibody levels in the blood of COVID-19 patients drop rapidly during the weeks after their bodies have cleared the virus and symptoms have subsided. If convalescent plasma is ...

Patients Who Had More Severe COVID-19 May Be the Best Donors for Convalescent Plasma Therapy

Sex, age, and severity of disease may be useful in identifying COVID-19 survivors who are likely to have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the ...

Scientists Find Medieval Plague Outbreaks Picked Up Speed Over 300 Years

Researchers who analyzed thousands of documents covering a 300-year span of plague outbreaks in London, England, have estimated that the disease spread four times faster in the 17th century than it ...

Restoration of Retinal and Visual Function Following Gene Therapy

A breakthrough study results in the restoration of retinal and visual functions of mice models suffering from inherited retinal ...

Immune Activation in the Liver Illuminated With New Glycan-Tagging Strategy

A signaling system implicated in liver fibrosis and immune activation is better understood thanks to this creative chemical fishing ...

Scientists Map the Human Proteome

Twenty years after the release of the human genome, the genetic 'blueprint' of human life, an international research team has now mapped the first draft sequence of the human ...

For Toddlers With Autism, More Intervention Hours Are Not Necessarily Better

Two prominent early intervention models for toddlers with autism show a very similar impact, whether delivered at 15-hours or 25-hours per week intensities, a study has ...

Criteria to Predict Cytokine Storm in COVID-19 Patients Identified

Researchers have developed and validated predictive criteria for early identification of COVID-19 patients who are developing hyperimmune responses, raising the possibility for early therapeutic ...

An Ultrasonic Projector for Medicine

A chip-based technology that modulates intensive sound pressure profiles with high resolution opens up new possibilities for ultrasound ...

New Lab Test Clarifies the Potential Protective Effects of COVID-19 Antibodies

Knowing you have developed antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus after recovering from COVID-19 doesn't tell you everything about your immunity. Scientists have developed a new lab testing ...

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