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August 12, 2020

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Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Prevents Severe Disease in Mice

Researchers have created a COVID-19 vaccine candidate from a replicating virus. This experimental vaccine has proven effective at preventing pneumonia in ...
Scientists have devised a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The researchers engineered a completely synthetic, ...

Malaria Discovery Could Expedite Antiviral Treatment for COVID-19

New research into malaria suggests targeting enzymes from the human host, rather than from the pathogen itself, could offer effective treatment for a range of infectious diseases, including ...

Gluten in Wheat: What Has Changed During 120 Years of Breeding?

In recent years, the number of people affected by celiac disease, wheat allergy or gluten or wheat sensitivity has risen sharply. But why is this the case? Could it be that modern wheat varieties ...
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Swallowing This Colonoscopy-Like Bacteria Grabber Could Reveal Secrets About Your Health

Your gut bacteria could say a lot about you, such as why you're diabetic or how you respond to certain drugs. But scientists can see only so much of the gastrointestinal tract to study the role ...

Mutations May Have Saved Brown Howlers from Yellow Fever Virus

From 2007 to 2009, a devastating yellow fever virus outbreak nearly decimated brown and black and gold howler monkey populations at El Parque El Piñalito in northeastern Argentina. An international ...

Spider Silk Inspires New Class of Functional Synthetic Polymers

Synthetic polymers have changed the world around us. However, It is hard to finely tune some of their properties, such as the ability to transport ions. To overcome this problem, researchers decided ...

Internal Differences: A New Method for Seeing Into Cells

The new technology may help answer outstanding questions about the immune system, cancer, Alzheimer's, and ...

Recipe for Success -- Interaction Proteomics Become a Household Item

A research team introduces a new optimized and integrated interaction proteomics protocol that combines two state-of-the art methods to allow rapid identification of protein-protein interactions and ...

Agtech to the Rescue in a Pandemic: Adapting Plant Labs for Human Testing

Sophisticated agtech labs and equipment used for crop and animal breeding, seed testing, and monitoring of plant and animal diseases could easily be adapted for diagnostic testing and tracing in a ...

Imaging Method Highlights New Role for Cellular 'Skeleton' Protein

While your skeleton helps your body to move, fine skeleton-like filaments within your cells likewise help cellular structures to move. Now, researchers have developed a new imaging method that lets ...

Previously Undescribed Lineage of Archaea Illuminates Microbial Evolution

Scientists describe a previously unknown phylum of aquatic Archaea that are likely dependent on partner organisms for growth while potentially being able to conserve some energy by ...

Chemist's New Process Fast-Tracks Drug Treatments for Viral Infections and Cancer

Discovering antiviral and anticancer drugs will soon be faster and cheaper thanks to new ...

Sugar-Based Signature Identifies T Cells Where HIV Hides Despite Antiretroviral Therapy

Scientists may have discovered a new way of identifying and targeting hidden HIV viral reservoirs during treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART). These findings may have translational ...

Measuring Electron Emission from Irradiated Biomolecules

Researchers have successfully determined the characteristics of electron emission when high-velocity ions collide with adenine - one of the four key nucleobases of ...

Pinpointing the Cells That Keep the Body's Master Circadian Clock Ticking

Scientists have developed a genetically engineered mouse and imaging system that lets them visualize fluctuations in the circadian clocks of cell types in mice. The method gives new insight into ...

Scientists Use CRISPR to Knock Down Gene Messages Early in Development

Researchers have harnessed the technology to target gene messages (messenger RNA) involved in early vertebrate ...

Oldest Enzyme in Cellular Respiration Isolated

Researchers have found what is perhaps the oldest enzyme in cellular respiration. They have been able to isolate the extremely fragile 'Rnf' protein complex from the heat-loving bacterium ...

Origins of Life: Chemical Evolution in a Tiny Gulf Stream

Chemical reactions driven by the geological conditions on the early Earth might have led to the prebiotic evolution of self-replicating molecules. Scientists now report on a hydrothermal mechanism ...

How Plants Distinguish Beneficial from Harmful Microbes

Plants recognize beneficial microbes and keep harmful ones out, which is important for healthy plants production and global food security. Scientists have now discovered how legumes use small, ...

Success in Promoting Plant Growth for Biodiesel

Scientists succeeded in promoting plant growth and increasing seed yield by heterologous expression of protein from Arabidopsis (artificially modified high-speed motor protein) in Camelina sativa, ...

New Insight Into the Evolution of Complex Life on Earth

A novel connection between primordial organisms and complex life has been discovered, as new evidence sheds light on the evolutionary origins of the cell division process that is fundamental to ...

A New Tool for Modeling the Human Gut Microbiome

Engineers have designed a device that replicates the lining of the colon. With the device, they can grow human colon cells along with oxygen-intolerant bacteria that normally live in the human ...

This Fruit Attracts Birds With an Unusual Way of Making Itself Metallic Blue

Instead of relying solely on pigments, the metallic blue fruits of Viburnum tinus use structural color to reflect blue light, a mechanism rarely seen in plants. Researchers show that the fruits use ...

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