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The Latest: Singapore sets new closures to curb virus spread  ABC NEWS · 50 minutes
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 hours
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
Bacteria in rock deep under sea inspire new search for life on Mars  nanowerk · 3 hours
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 · 3 hours
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 · 3 hours
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
Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A new study by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect... more
"We love you NHS": UK health service gears up for virus peak  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
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 · 3 hours
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 · 4 hours
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 · 4 hours
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 · 5 hours
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 · 7 hours
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 · 8 hours
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 · 8 hours
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 · 8 hours
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
Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
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 · 9 hours
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 · 10 hours
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 · 10 hours
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 · 10 hours
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
Web portal provides information on how to decontaminate used N95 masks  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
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
With US border work on track, rural towns fear virus spread  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
Major construction projects are moving forward along both U.S. borders and raising fears that the influx of workers could spread the coronavirus more
Q&A: Markus Buehler on setting coronavirus and AI-inspired proteins to music  MIT · 13 hours
Translated into sound, SARS-CoV-2 tricks our ear in the same way the virus tricks our cells. more
Fourth new pterosaur discovery in matter of weeks  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
You wait ages for a pterosaur and then four come along at once. Hot on the heels of a recent paper discovering three new species of pterosaur, palaeobiologists have identified another new... more
Six decades of change in plankton communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
New research shows that some species have experienced a 75% population decrease in the past 60 years, while others are more than twice as abundant due to rises in sea surface temperatures. more
The Latest: Confirmed virus cases worldwide top 1 million  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has passed the 1 million threshold as the pandemic swept across the globe more
Virus hits NYC hardest in a few working-class neighborhoods  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
New data shows that the coronavirus pandemic is hitting especially hard in some New York City neighborhoods that tend to be poorer and might be more likely to have many... more
Most people consider becoming vegetarian for their health  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Researchers know that people are motivated to be vegetarian for different reasons—the most common in western cultures being health, the environment and animal rights. But how compelling are these different factors for... more
Scientists develop 'backpack' computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
To truly understand an animal species is to observe its behavior and social networks in the wild. With new technology described today (April 2) in PLOS... more
COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise, research shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Scientists have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine -- delivered through a fingertip-sized patch -- produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 at... more
Homo sapiens Interbred with Various Neanderthal Populations, Study Says  SCI-NEWS.COM · 14 hours
Modern humans in Eurasia carry genetic material inherited from Altai Neanderthals, according to a study published in the journal... more
COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in first peer-reviewed research  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A potential COVID-19 vaccine, delivered by microscopic needles, produces antibodies specific to the virus when tested in mice. This is the first peer-reviewed paper describing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The... more
COVID-19 Candidate Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 15 hours
A team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam has developed a potential vaccine against... more
AP-NORC poll: Widespread support for virus relief package  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds wide support for several measures that have already been taken to prop up the U.S. economy, especially those aimed... more
The Latest: NATO military leader to work on virus response  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
NATO foreign ministers have tasked the organization’s top military officer to help improve the 30-nation military alliance’s response to the coronavirus pandemic more
AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
About half of all working Americans say they or a member of their household have lost some kind of income due to the coronavirus pandemic, with... more
Agonizing decisions being made in Spain's virus hot spots  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Doctors in Spain's overburdened hospitals are having to make agonizing decisions on who gets the best care during the coronavirus crisis, and the age of patients appears to matter more... more
Cysteine depletion induces pancreatic tumor ferroptosis in mice  Science Magazine · 16 hours
Ferroptosis is a form of cell death that results from the catastrophic accumulation of lipid reactive oxygen species (ROS). Oncogenic signaling elevates lipid ROS production in many tumor types and is counteracted... more
Structural basis for allosteric PARP-1 retention on DNA breaks  Science Magazine · 16 hours
The success of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase–1 (PARP-1) inhibitors (PARPi) to treat cancer relates to their ability to trap PARP-1 at the site of a DNA break. Although different forms of PARPi... more
Contemporaneity of Australopithecus, Paranthropus, and early Homo erectus in South Africa  Science Magazine · 16 hours
Understanding the extinction of Australopithecus and origins of Paranthropus and Homo in South Africa has been hampered by the perceived complex geological context of hominin fossils,... more
Facial expressions of emotion states and their neuronal correlates in mice  Science Magazine · 16 hours
Understanding the neurobiological underpinnings of emotion relies on objective readouts of the emotional state of an individual, which remains a major challenge especially in animal models.... more
De novo design of protein logic gates  Science Magazine · 16 hours
The design of modular protein logic for regulating protein function at the posttranscriptional level is a challenge for synthetic biology. Here, we describe the design of two-input AND, OR, NAND, NOR, XNOR, and NOT... more
Turning cells into computers with protein logic gates  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The same basic tools that allow computers to function are now being used to control life at the molecular level. The advances have implications for future medicines and synthetic biology. more
Iran parliament speaker, Israeli health minister have virus  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
Iran’s parliament says speaker Ali Larijani has contracted the new coronavirus, the country's highest-ranking government figure yet to catch the disease, while in Israel several top officials entered quarantine when the health... more
Newly discovered biostability in DNA structures may lead to enhanced design of therapeutics  nanowerk · 17 hours
Researchers discovered an already existing biostable DNA motif applicable to the design of new drug carriers and diagnostics. more
Whooping cranes form larger flocks as wetlands are lost—and it may put them at risk  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Over the past few decades, the critically endangered whooping crane (Grus Americana) has experienced considerable recovery. However, in... more
Six million-year-old bird skeleton points to arid past of Tibetan plateau  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found a new species of sandgrouse in six to... more
Australopithecus afarensis Had Ape-Like Brain Organization, But Prolonged Brain Growth Like Humans  SCI-NEWS.COM · 17 hours
Human brains are three times larger, are organized differently, and mature for a longer period of time than those of our closest living relatives,... more
What virus? Belarus rejects strict measures against pandemic  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
While Belarus’ neighbors impose increasing restrictions on public life to halt the virus’ spread, Belarus is facing the crisis with bravado and casual disregard more
The Latest: Italy reports 760 more deaths from virus  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
Italy added another 760 dead to its coronavirus toll, bringing the count in the country with the most deaths to 13,915 more
Does relativity lie at the source of quantum exoticism?  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Since its beginnings, quantum mechanics hasn't ceased to amaze us with its peculiarity, so difficult to understand. Why does one particle seem to pass through two slits simultaneously? Why, instead... more
Variations in skin-related genes influence how efficient we make vitamin D  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Genetic variations in the skin can create a natural sunscreen, according to University of Queensland researchers investigating the genes linked with vitamin D. more
Genetic self-activation maintains plant stem cells  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Branching allows plants to occupy space in three dimensions, an innovation considered essential for their adaption. Stem cells are key to this process because they promote the establishment of new growth axes. But where do these... more
Fossil trove sheds light on ancient antipodean ecology  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The oldest known animals and plants preserved in amber from Southern Gondwana are reported in Scientific Reports this week. Gondwana, the supercontinent made up of South America, Africa, Madagascar, India, Antarctica and... more
Psychoactive ingredient in marijuana may impair ability to produce viable embryos  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result in... more
Regulatory pathway modulates infection-related morphogenesis and pathogenicity in insecticidal fungus  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Prof. WAMG Sibao from Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Prof. Wei Gang from CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational... more
As ships move north with climate change, their noise scares Arctic cod away  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
When people who haven't been to the Arctic think of this remote and cold region, they may picture animals, such as polar... more
Virus spreads through South Dakota family's close ties  ABC NEWS · 19 hours
Infectious disease experts say that while the coronavirus spreads fast in cities, rural communities are also vulnerable because of strong family ties more
Researchers team up with U.S. Coast Guard to release three baby sea turtles  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
As the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic escalates, marine biologists at Florida Atlantic University acknowledge that "wild" life must go on. Three... more
Biogazelle initiates large-scale testing of patient samples for SARS-CoV-2  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Biogazelle NV, a CRO specialized in RNA analytics, has announced the initiation of large-scale testing of patient samples for SARS-CoV-2. Biogazelle is providing one of the multiple testing sites in... more
Fossil skull casts doubt over modern human ancestry  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Griffith University scientists have led an international team to date the skull of an early human found in Africa, potentially upending human evolution knowledge with their discovery. more
Billions in virus aid aim to shelter, test the homeless  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
The Trump administration says it's distributing about $3 billion in the first round of coronavirus aid to help the homeless find emergency shelter and communities expand testing and... more
Oysters and clams can be farmed together  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Eastern oysters and three species of clams can be farmed together and flourish, potentially boosting profits of shellfish growers, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study. more
AP-NORC poll: Broad support for state virus control efforts  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds overwhelming support among Americans for actions aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus more
Poorer NYC neighborhoods hit hardest by virus  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
New data shows that the coronavirus pandemic is hitting especially hard in New York City neighborhoods that tend to be poorer and might be more likely to have many people living under one roof more
UN: 95% of Europe's virus dead over 60 but young not immune  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
More than 95% of those who have died of coronavirus in Europe have been over 60 but young people should not be complacent more
Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
Around the world, the race is on to protect people against becoming infected by unwitting coronavirus carriers more
Breast density, microcalcifications, and masses are heritable features, analysis reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
An analysis of a large Swedish cohort revealed that breast density, microcalcifications, and masses are heritable features, and that breast density and microcalcifications were positively associated with a... more
Study proposes method to extend polygenic scores to individuals with mixed ancestry  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
A new study in Nature Communications proposes a method to extend polygenic scores, the estimate of genetic risk factors and a cornerstone of the... more
The Latest: New record of 950 virus deaths in Spain in 1 day  ABC NEWS · 24 hours
Spain has seen Thursday a new record in virus-related fatalities according to health ministry data, with 950 deaths in 24 hours more
The Latest: Study doubles Italian province's virus deaths  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A new study quantifying the hidden toll from coronavirus in a province in Italy has found that the number of deaths linked to the virus last month is double the official tally more
Bacteria on nanowires convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to organic building blocks  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers have developed a hybrid system combining bacteria and nanowires that can capture the energy of sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and... more
Rodents and a rocket carried these researchers' dreams to space  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The human body evolved within the constant force of Earth's gravity. To prevent bone and muscle atrophy during their stays in space, astronauts must exercise every day. For... more
Study finds fish have diverse, distinct gut microbiomes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The rich biodiversity of coral reefs even extends to microbial communities within fish, according to new research. The study in Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences reports that several important grazing... more
The Latest: Nearly 900K lost their jobs in Spain amid virus  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Nearly 900,000 workers lost their jobs in Spain since authorities ordered people to say home to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus more
A next-generation sensor network for tracking small animals  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A newly developed wireless biologging network (WBN) enables high-resolution tracking of small animals, according to a study published April 2 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Simon Ripperger of the Leibniz... more
Impacts of cover crop planting dates on soil properties after 4 years  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Cover crop impacts on soil properties depends on cover crop productivity. Planting cover crops early and in a diverse mix of species could be... more
Patients with hypertension, diabetes and heart disease more likely to die from COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) evolves, important information emerges, thanks to studies and analyses undertaken by scientists and health experts. With more... more
Scientists estimate 2 to 3 percent of Hubei Province’s population has been infected with coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has shocked the world. It was first reported in Wuhan City, Hubei Province,... more
Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus life  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Life in China post-coronavirus outbreak is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen more
Israel's health minister has virus, top officials to isolate  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Israel's health minister, who has had frequent contact with top officials, has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus and is being treated in isolation more
Technique reveals how crystals form on surfaces  MIT · 1 day
DNA-based self-assembling system sheds light on processes essential for semiconductors and nanotechnology. more
Is coronavirus spread through feces?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A startling study from China, published in the journal Gastroenterology in March 2020, reports that the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can spread via feces as well as the more familiar respiratory droplet route or from virus-contaminated surfaces. more
How (easily) does the novel coronavirus spread?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Viruses are tiny bundles of DNA or RNA which have the ability to infect host cells, hijack the machinery of the host cell and then replicate. Once the host cell’s resources are exhausted, the... more
The Latest: Shenzhen bans breeding and eating wild animals  ABC NEWS · 1 day
China's southern technology powerhouse of Shenzhen has issued the most sweeping ban yet on the breeding and consumption of wild animals  in an effort to prevent a future outbreak such... more
Hereditary genetic defect linked to medulloblastoma destabilizes protein regulation  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The causes of 40 percent of all cases of certain medulloblastoma - dangerous brain tumors affecting children - are hereditary. more
Healthy Nevada Project participants report on possible exposure and risks of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The Healthy Nevada Project, a first-of-its-kind, community-based population health study combining genetic, clinical, environmental and social data, offers free genetic testing to every Nevadan... more
PREDICT receives extension to provide emergency support for COVID-19 outbreak response  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
PREDICT will provide emergency support to other countries for outbreak response including technical support for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease... more
Study shows six decades of change in plankton communities  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The UK's plankton population—microscopic algae and animals which support the entire marine food web—has undergone sweeping changes in the past six decades, according to new research published in Global Change... more
CVD risk among people with HIV varies by geography, income  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
People living with human immunodeficiency virus infection are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people without HIV. more
Estimating the case fatality ratio for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 disease has affected 932,605 individuals and has taken 46,809 lives worldwide. Now, researchers have published a review on the likelihood of survival after... more
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