Biology
Asia Today: South Korea clamps down again as virus rebounds  ABC NEWS · 19 minutes
Areas around the South Korean capital are moving to curb large gatherings and officials are urging churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number... more
The Latest: Singapore has reopened 75% of its economy  ABC NEWS · 1 hour
Singapore has reopened 75 percent of its economy as part of a three-phase controlled approach to end a virus lockdown in place since early April more
SARS-CoV-2 emergence could be due to genetic selection and recombination  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Researchers have found that genetic selection and recombination could be behind the emergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that leads to acute respiratory distress... more
Delay in implementing social distancing measures adds to the length of COVID-19 outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A new analysis of COVID-19 outbreaks in 58 cities has found that places that took longer to begin implementing social distancing measures... more
Dire warning of a pandemic 100 times worse than COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
As the world tries to cope the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a scientist has claimed that worse is yet to... more
Study resolves contradictions surrounding p53 gene's role in pluripotent stem cell differentiation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
The gene p53 is extremely important in cell biology and, hence, the world of cell replacement therapy. Its role is to regulate the cell... more
Loss of land-based vertebrates is accelerating  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Analysis of thousands of vertebrate species reveals that extinction rates are likely much faster than previously thought. The researchers call for immediate global action, such as a ban on the wildlife trade, to slow the sixth... more
Loggerhead sea turtles host diverse community of miniature organisms  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Researchers found that more than double the number of organisms than previously observed live on the shells of these oceanic reptiles, raising important questions about loggerhead sea turtle ecology and... more
Study could make genetic testing more accessible to women  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Genetic testing for cancer risk can significantly improve the prevention or treatment of hereditary cancers, but studies have shown that people who might have a genetic risk often don't get... more
COVID-19 transmission unlikely to slow down dramatically during summer months  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
It is well known that rates of transmission of some respiratory viruses, including influenza, tend to fall during the summer months. more
NAU scientist collaborating on vault-based vaccine to prevent and treat COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
C. Todd French, assistant professor of biology and leader of Northern Arizona University's new COVID-19 Testing Service Center, is working with scientists at Vault Pharma, an... more
Study uncovers how cancer cells protect themselves from viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have uncovered how cancer cells protect themselves from viruses that are harmful to tumors but not to healthy cells. These findings could lead to... more
Researchers discover genetic cause of 'differences in sexual development'  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, the Institut Pasteur and their clinical collaborators have identified a cause of testicular tissue developing in people with female chromosomes. more
UTA cancer researcher establishes new lab with CPRIT award  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
With $2 million in support from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, The University of Texas at Arlington has added an emerging leader in cancer biology to its... more
COVID-19 outbreak lasts days longer for each day's delay in social distancing  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
A new analysis of COVID-19 outbreaks in 58 cities has found that places that took longer to begin implementing social distancing measures spent more... more
Across the cell membrane  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Aquaporins and glucose transporters facilitate the movement of substances across biological membranes and are present in all kingdoms of life.Biophysicists used a supercomputer to explore the atomic behavior of these proteins. The research suggests glucose transporters function by using a... more
New biosensor visualizes stress in living plant cells in real time  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Plant biologists have developed a new nanosensor that monitors foundational mechanisms related to stress and drought. The new biosensor allows researchers to analyze changes in real... more
New biosensor visualizes stress in living plant cells in real time  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Plant biologists have long sought a deeper understanding of foundational processes involving kinases, enzymes that catalyze key biological activities in proteins. Analyzing the processes underlying kinases... more
Cancer cells cause inflammation to protect themselves from viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Researchers have uncovered how cancer cells protect themselves from viruses that are harmful to tumors but not to healthy cells. These findings could lead to improved viral treatments for the... more
'Is this smart?' Cuomo concerned protests will spread virus  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is concerned that mass protests over George Floyd’s death could imperil the long, hard fight to contain the coronavirus pandemic in a worldwide hotspot more
Loss of land-based vertebrates is accelerating, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
In 2015, Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich coauthored a study declaring the world's sixth mass extinction was underway. Five years later, Ehrlich and colleagues at other institutions have a grim update: the extinction... more
Tracking fossil fuel emissions with carbon-14  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Researchers from NOAA and the University of Colorado have devised a breakthrough method for estimating national emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels using ambient air samples and a well-known isotope of carbon that scientists have... more
In-home antibody test shows promise; recovering surgery patients at risk from coronavirus  REUTERS · 9 hours
The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines... more
New Pterosaur Species Identified from Fossil Found in England  SCI-NEWS.COM · 10 hours
A new genus and species of pterosaur has been identified from a partial fossilized jaw collected on Isle... more
Mice are shrinking, but are climate change and cities to blame?  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
According to a well-studied but controversial principle known as Bergmann's Rule, species tend to be larger in cold climates and smaller in warm ones. As human... more
Monitoring environmental exposures in dogs could be early warning system for human health  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Man's best friend may also be man's best bet for figuring out how environmental chemicals could impact our health. Researchers from North... more
Heavy Water Has Sweet Taste, New Study Confirms  SCI-NEWS.COM · 12 hours
Highly purified heavy water has a distinctly sweeter taste than same-purity normal (light) water, according to a study conducted by... more
Spain reports no virus deaths for first time since March  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
Spain is reporting no deaths in a 24-hour period from the new coronavirus for the first time since March more
Ancient genomes link subsistence change and human migration in northern China  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Northern China is among the first centers in the world where agriculture developed, but its genetic history remains largely unknown. Researchers have now analyzed 55 ancient... more
Universal virus detection platform to expedite viral diagnosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
The prompt, precise, and massive detection of a virus is the key to combat infectious diseases such as Covid-19. A new viral diagnostic strategy using reactive polymer-grafted, double-stranded RNAs will serve as... more
Disorder in fish shoals may reap rewards at dinner time  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
The advantages of animals foraging in an orderly group are well-known, but researchers have now found an element of unruly adventure can help fish in the quest for... more
Big vegetarians of the reef drive fish evolution  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A new study reveals the diets of reef fish dictate how fast different species evolve. The breakthrough adds another piece to the fascinating evolutionary puzzle of coral reefs and the fishes that... more
FloChiP, a new tool optimizing gene-regulation studies  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
In the cell, proteins often interact directly with DNA to regulate and influence the expression of genes. For this to happen, proteins need to travel into the cell's nucleus where the DNA is tightly... more
Team works to characterize ocean acidification throughout coastal North America  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Among the Earth's biggest allies in the fight against global warming are the world's oceans. Since the industrial revolution, the burning of fossil fuels has caused carbon dioxide,... more
Bacteria show their metal: An evolutionary path to survival  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
An investigation of two closely related proteins from a pathogenic bacterium has illustrated for the first time how evolution can shape the use of essential metals by enzymes. more
Animals that can do math understand more language than we think  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
It is often thought that humans are different from other animals in some fundamental way that makes us unique, or even more advanced than other species.... more
Virus buffets largest Arctic expedition in history  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The multinational team on the biggest Arctic research mission ever undertaken were prepared for problems from polar bear attacks to major snowstorms or even issues with building a runway on ice. more
Sea snail, human insulin hybrid could lead to better diabetes treatments  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Nearly a century after insulin was discovered, an international team of researchers including University of Utah Health scientists report that they have developed the world's smallest,... more
Researchers control cattle microbiomes to reduce methane and greenhouse gases  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have learned to control the microbiome of cattle for the first time which could inhibit their methane production, and therefore reduce... more
Study summarizes new evidence on using probiotics for specific health conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Probiotic supplements are widely available and are sometimes promoted as a general way to support gut microbiome and promote health. more
Expert warns that UK employers may face legal action over COVID-19 exposure  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Employers across the UK could face legal action from employees who return to work and contract the COVID-19 virus, a leading health and safety... more
Environmental filtering structures functional strategies of bryophytes in cloud forest  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The distribution and performance of bryophyte species vary with vertical gradients, as a result of changes in environmental factors, especially light. However, the role of functional traits in... more
Researchers reveal traits of distribution and life-form spectra of alien species across China  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The role of invasve species in China has attracted wide attention because noxious alien invasive species significantly threaten biodiversity, environment, and economies... more
Forget 'murder hornets', European wasps in Australia decapitate flies and bully dingoes  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The impacts of invasive mammals such as feral horses and feral cats have featured prominently in the media over the years. more
Turn off the porch light: 6 easy ways to stop light pollution from harming our wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
As winter approaches, marine turtle nesting in the far north of Australia will peak. When these... more
What Australian birds can teach us about choosing a partner and making it last  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Love, sex and mate choice are topics that never go out of fashion among humans or, surprisingly, among some Australian... more
Study resolves controversy surrounding tumor suppressor gene's role in pluripotent ESCs  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The gene p53 is extremely important in cell biology and, hence, the world of cell replacement therapy. Its role is to regulate the cell cycle and... more
Ancient genomes link subsistence change and human migration in northern China  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
While recent advances in ancient DNA analysis have established the major patterns of prehistoric human migration in western Eurasia, the population history of eastern Eurasia remains... more
SpaceX 'stowaway' revealed by crew as sons' dinosaur toy 'Tremor'  LIVE SCIENCE · 15 hours
A stowaway aboard SpaceX's first mission to launch astronauts to the International Space Station may have set a new record — the most sequins to enter Earth orbit. more
Here's how plants became meat eaters  LIVE SCIENCE · 16 hours
Carnivorous plants began evolving about 70 million years ago, when an ancestor duplicated its entire genome, allowing some genes to be repurposed for hunting. more
The Latest: 'Virus-free' Montenegro lets in foreign tourists  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Montenegro, the first country in Europe to declare itself “coronavirus-free,” has started letting in foreign tourists as it seeks to salvage the tourism season following the virus outbreak more
Researchers develop biotechnological process for jasmonic acid production  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Plants produce the hormone jasmonic acid as a defence response when challenged, making their leaves taste bad to predators. Biologists want to determine whether biological precursors and other variants of jasmonic acid... more
Long childhoods and extended parenting help young crows grow smarter  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Humans are unusual, even among primates, in the length of our "extended childhood." Scientists think that this period of childhood and adolescence, which gives us lots of time... more
Video: How to discover your own fossil site  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Have you ever wondered how a fossil site is discovered? Perhaps wondered what it would be like to find one of the rarest fossil finds in history? In this lecture, Lee Berger... more
Sheep eyes are the window to their stressed out souls  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Thermal imaging technology is being used by AgResearch scientists to gain greater insights into how livestock experience stress, and how that knowledge can help enhance animal welfare. more
Using Lung Simulators to Help Tackle COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
COVID-19 is a virus that affects the respiratory system in humans. By using realistic lung simulators, we can understand how this virus affects the lungs. more
Disorder in fish shoals may reap rewards at dinner time  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The advantages of animals foraging in an orderly group are well-known, but research by the University of Bristol has found an element of unruly adventure can help fish... more
The Latest: Turkey, Britain ease more virus restrictions  ABC NEWS · 19 hours
Turkish airlines resumed limited domestic flights, restaurants welcomed sit-in customers and beaches and museums reopened as Turkey’s broadest easing of coronavirus restrictions came into effect more
Ten years of ecosystem services matrix: Review of a (r)evolution  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
In recent years, the concept of Ecosystem Services (ES): the benefits people obtain from ecosystems, such as pollination provided by bees for crop growing, timber provided by forests... more
India's cautious states open up even as virus cases rise  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India’s cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus... more
Nepal volunteers become local heroes during virus pandemic  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
When no ambulance would pick up the body of the first victim of the coronavirus in Nepal, a small group of volunteers transported the remains for cremation more
Protests spark virus fears in US; South Korea sees new cases  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
Protests around the U.S. against police brutality have sparked fears of a further spread of the coronavirus, while South Korea is reporting a steady rise in... more
Genetic screening could be effective at detecting undiagnosed cases of prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Genetic screening for prostate cancer in GP surgeries could be effective at picking up otherwise undiagnosed cases of the disease, a new pilot study... more
Anosmia and changes in brain MRI in COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic was sweeping across the world, new symptoms and clinical presentations appeared, often confusing the picture. A case report from Italy, published in the journal JAMA Neurology in... more
Neanderthal gene in women boosts infertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
It is still unclear why some women go into labor for long periods, and some face a high risk of childbirth. Also, some women fall pregnant quickly, while others may take years before they conceive. The... more
How susceptible are domestic animals to SARS-CoV-2?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A recent paper by Chinese researchers, published in the leading journal Science, shows that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) does not replicate well in dogs, pigs, chickens, and ducks; however, ferrets and... more
Nevada home to 246M-year-old fossil of pregnant ichthyosaur  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Autumn was closing in fast on northern Nevada when Martin Sander took one last look around the excavation site in the Augusta Mountains 150 miles (241 kilometers) east of Reno. more
The Latest: Egypt reports its highest number of virus deaths  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Egypt’s Health Ministry has reported its highest-ever number of infections and deaths from the coronavirus more
The Latest: Turkey opens 2 hospitals for virus patients  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Two hospitals for coronavirus patients open in Istanbul as Turkey’s daily number of new cases falls to its lowest since the peak of the outbreak more
The Latest: Italy records 355 new virus cases, 75 deaths  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Italy has registered 355 new coronavirus cases and 75 deaths, some of the lowest such numbers since the nation’s lockdown against the pandemic began in early March more
Scientists track SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Epidemiologist David Larsen, from Syracuse University and microbiologists Hyatt Green, from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Frank Middleton, from Upstate Medical University are lead members of a multi-institution research project that is expected to have... more
The Latest: Russia sees over 9,000 new virus cases  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Russia reported 9,268 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, the first time in a week that the daily tally exceeded 9,000, but the lowest death toll in several days:... more
Asia Today: India reports over 8,000 new virus cases  ABC NEWS · 2 days
India has reported more than 8,000 new cases of the coronavirus in a single day, another record high that topped the deadliest week in the country more
The Latest: Pakistan sees single-day high of 88 virus deaths  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Pakistan’s daily death toll from the coronavirus is climbing, hitting a new high of 88 overnight, amid reports of acute care bed shortages and near daily warnings from... more
Massive protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The mayor of Atlanta has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” more
Massive protests raise fears of new waves of virus outbreaks  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The mayor of Atlanta has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” more
Genetic shuffling and evolutionary selection may have led to SARS-CoV-2 emergence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A combination of genetic shuffling and evolutionary selection of near-identical genetic sequences among specific bat and pangolin coronaviruses may have led to the evolution of SARS-CoV-2... more
COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study reveals. Researchers found that amongst SARS-CoV-2... more
Millipede from Scotland is world's oldest-known land animal  REUTERS · 2 days
A fossilized millipede-like creature discovered in Scotland may represent the oldest-known land animal, a humble pioneer of terrestrial living 425... more
The Latest: Alaska to require virus tests for air travelers  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says air travelers will have to be tested for COVID-19 before boarding a plane to the state, or submit to a 14-day quarantine upon... more
US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Government leaders in the U.S. are warning that the massive protests following the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis could fuel a new surge... more
Key player in hepatitis A virus infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers designed experiments using gene-editing tools to discover how molecules called gangliosides serve as de facto gatekeepers to allow the virus entry into liver cells and trigger disease. more
Study charts developmental map of inner ear sound sensor in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A team of researchers has generated a developmental map of a key sound-sensing structure in the mouse inner ear. Scientists analyzed data from 30,000 cells from... more
The Latest: Romania's PM fined over virus lapses at meeting  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Romania’s prime minister has paid fines totaling about $600 for smoking indoors and holding a meeting in a government building where participants did not follow social distancing rules more
The ‘eureka moment’ of rapid COVID-19 test inventor  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The inventor of a ground-breaking COVID-19 test described his ‘eureka moment’ when he realised he could adapt existing tech to create a rapid virus test. more
The Latest: Italy issues warning on summer tourism season  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Italy’s foreign minister is warning that the European Union will “collapse” if governments treat Italians like lepers over the coronavirus and “black list” Europe’s one-time virus epicenter during the summer... more
Trump WHO funding cut prompts criticism as virus spreads  ABC NEWS · 3 days
President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is cutting U.S. funding for the World Health Organization has prompted criticism, as spiking infection rates in India and elsewhere served as a reminder... more
New genetic engineering technique sets the stage for advances in medicine and beyond  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
From bacteria-made insulin that obviates the use of animal pancreases to a better understanding of infectious diseases and improved treatments, genetic engineering... more
Toshiba and Shinshu University jointly develop a 'tumor-tropic liposome technology' for gene therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Toshiba Corporation and a team led by Professor Yozo Nakazawa at the Department of Pediatrics, Shinshu University, have together developed a “tumor-tropic... more
The Latest: Russia records nearly 9,000 new virus cases  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Russia has recorded nearly 9,000 new cases of the coronavirus, roughly consistent with the increases reported over the past two weeks more
Risk posed by COVID-19 to newborn babies is low, research suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The first global analysis of existing scientific studies related to COVID-19 and newborn babies highlights that it is uncommon for babies aged up to four weeks... more
Study: First COVID-19 cases in New York City are linked to travel-related exposures  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In New York City, the first confirmed COVID-19 cases arose mostly through untracked transmission of the virus from Europe and other parts... more
The most common organism in the oceans harbors a virus in its DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The most common organism in the world's oceans -- and possibly the whole planet -- harbors a virus in its DNA. This... more
Fearful Great Danes provide new insights to genetic causes of fear  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have identified a new genomic region and anxiety-related candidate genes associated with fearfulness in dogs. Findings support their hypothesis that fearfulness and anxiety are hereditary... more
Targeted therapy tepotinib shows durable response in NSCLC patients with METex14 skipping mutation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the MET exon 14 (METex14) skipping mutation had a 46.5% objective response rate... more
UMSOM scientists develop experimental rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence of the virus in 10 minutes. more
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