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Japanese evacuation flight brings back workers from Wuhan  ABC NEWS · 23 minutes
The first group of Japanese evacuees from a virus-hit Chinese city has arrived in Tokyo wearing masks but showing a sense of relief more
CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder designated with new disease code in WHO medical classification list  NEWS MEDICAL · 26 minutes
The rare genetic disease CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder has been designated with a new disease code in the International Classification of Diseases, the... more
The Latest: Australia and New Zealand to evacuate citizens  ABC NEWS · 56 minutes
Australia and New Zealand will work together to evacuate their isolated and vulnerable citizens from China’s virus-hit Hubei province more
Specific gut microbes have the capacity to affect normal skeletal growth and maturation  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Microbes are often seen as pathogens that cause disease, but the picture is actually more complex than that limited view. more
Scientists 'knock out' gene in myeloid cells to create listeriosis-immune mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
An international research team which includes specialists from ITMO University has conducted a series of experiments with the goal of studying the immune system and identifying... more
Researchers discover a defense mechanism that protects cells from microbial attacks  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Human cells have a defense mechanism that protects them from microbial attacks, a Canadian-led team of international researchers has discovered. more
The Latest: Japanese relieved, exhausted after leaving Wuhan  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
Two Japanese men evacuated from a virus-hit Chinese city say they felt relieved but also exhausted upon their arrival in Tokyo more
Foreigners staying in virus-hit Wuhan now wonder what's next  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
As the U.S. evacuates some Americans out of the Chinese city hardest-hit by a viral outbreak, many like Doug Perez are opting to stay more
Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as foreigners leave  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
Countries began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on... more
Coronavirus death toll in China now 131 with 4,630 cases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Chinese meat markets sell the usual poultry, beef and pork and other forms of meat including rodents, yaks, snakes, tortoises, porcupines etc. With the rising number of people... more
Successful gene therapy trial in patients with X-linked Chronic Septic Granulomatosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
American and British teams led by Drs Kohn (University of California, Los Angeles), Malech (NIH), Williams (Boston Children's) and Trasher (Great Ormond Street Institute of Child... more
Coronavirus death toll in China now 106 with 4,630 cases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Chinese meat markets sell the usual poultry, beef and pork and other forms of meat including rodents, yaks, snakes, tortoises, porcupines etc. With the rising number of people... more
Germany confirms 1st cases of new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
German authorities say a man confirmed as the country's first case of the new virus that emerged in China is believed to have been infected by a Chinese colleague who... more
Researchers develop method to assess geographic origins of ancient humans  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Working with lead isotopes taken from tooth enamel of prehistoric animals, researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a new method for assessing the geographic origins of... more
Rethinking land conservation to protect species that will need to move with climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
A new study finds that many species of animals and plants likely will need to migrate under climate change, and... more
The Latest: UK updates China travel advice amid outbreak  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
The British government is warning against “all but essential travel” to mainland China amid the outbreak of a new virus more
Scientists Trace Evolution of Visual Individual Recognition in Paper Wasps  SCI-NEWS.COM · 9 hours
A team of researchers has sequenced and analyzed the genomes of Polistes fuscatus, a species of... more
Assessing geographic origins of ancient humans  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Working with lead isotopes taken from tooth enamel of prehistoric animals, researchers have developed a new method for assessing the geographic origins of ancient humans. more
The Latest: Japan plane is in China to evacuate 200 citizens  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Japanese media say a Japanese plane has arrived in the Chinese city that is the epicenter of a new virus and will bring back 200 citizens more
Major Asia gene study to help doctors battle disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
'Under-representation of Asian populations in genetic studies has meant that medical relevance for more than half of the human population is reduced,' one researcher said. more
Researchers discover how CDK8 oncogene gets activated in healthy humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Most cancers are caused by a large variety of factors that vary from one person to another. To unravel this complexity, genes that contribute to the development of... more
19th-century bee cells in a Panamanian cathedral shed light on human impact on ecosystems  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
About 120 clusters of 19th-century orchid bee nests were found during restoration work on the altarpiece of Basilica Cathedral in... more
Tiny salamander's huge genome may harbor the secrets of regeneration  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
If scientists can find the genetic basis for the axolotl's ability to regenerate, they might be able to find ways to restore damaged tissue in humans. But they... more
New study identifies bumble bees' favorite flowers to aid bee conservation  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Many species of North American bumble bees have seen significant declines in recent decades. Bumble bees are essential pollinators for both native and agricultural plants, and... more
'Scrambled' cells fix themselves  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Human cells have a defense mechanism that protects them from microbial attacks, a Canadian-led team of international researchers has discovered. more
The Latest: France reports 4th case of new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
France has confirmed a fourth case of a new virus spreading in China, an elderly Chinese tourist who is in intensive care in a Paris hospital more
New study of genes in Asian populations may help better understand, treat genetic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
An ambitious new study of genes in Asian populations is filling in big gaps in our understanding of human genetics,... more
Second of its kind 'sharpshooter' leafhopper from Brazil 'strikes' with its colouration  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
When, in 2014, Brazilian researchers stumbled across a never-before-seen red-eyed leafhopper feeding inside the rosettes of bromeliads, growing in the restingas of southeastern Brazil,... more
Rethinking land conservation to protect species that will need to move with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
All plants and animals need suitable conditions to survive. That means a certain amount of light, a tolerable temperature range,... more
Red Sea huge source of air pollution, greenhouse gases: study  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Hydrocarbon gases bubbling from the bottom of the Red Sea are polluting the atmosphere at a rate equivalent to the emissions of some large fossil fuel exporting countries,... more
Stalking Starlink's 'black sheep' DarkSat  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
By now, you've no doubt heard of (or seen) Starlink. SpaceX's mega-satellite constellation has become a permanent fixture in our skies as of late, with several routine passes on any given week. But have you seen the supposed... more
Chemist creates new catalysts for click reactions  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A chemist from RUDN University has created a series of catalysts for click chemistry. These reactions are widely used in the synthesis of biologically active substances, as well as in biological and medical research.... more
Pulling out weeds is the best thing you can do to help nature recover from fire  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Many Australians feel compelled to help our damaged wildlife after this season's terrible bushfires. Suggested actions... more
Microplastic pollution: Scientists are still learning how it harms wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Plastic pollution is a growing global concern. Large pieces of plastic have been found almost everywhere on Earth, from the most visited beaches to remote, uninhabited islands. Because... more
Why we should be wary of blaming 'overpopulation' for the climate crisis  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The annual World Economic Forum in Davos brought together representatives from government and business to deliberate how to solve the worsening climate and ecological... more
Feral horses are destroying fragile post-fire habitat in the Australian Alps  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
On Friday I flew in a helicopter over the fire-ravaged Kosciuszko National Park. I was devastated by what I saw. Cherished wildlife species are at grave... more
New AI tool predicts disease progression and evolution in neurodegenerative disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Researchers have found that testing blood using an artificial intelligence algorithm successfully predicted disease progression in neurodegenerative disorders. more
From quarks to quails: Can the different sciences be unified?  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The world around us is populated by a vast variety of things—ranging from genes and animals to atoms, particles and fields. While these can all be described by... more
Nanoscopy through a plasmonic nanolens  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Imaging at the scale of a single molecule has gained much recent research interest in diverse fields of molecular biology, physics and nanotechnology. Researchers have used super-resolution microscopy to access subdiffraction resolution, but the technique does not apply... more
It's time to start using ecological forecasts to manage ecosystems  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Drastic interventions in an ecosystem, like deciding whether to eradicate an unwanted species, can have unforeseen, and sometimes even undesirable, consequences on the rest of the species present... more
Scientists zero in on endgame for nasty bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Medications were once discovered by finding active ingredients in traditional remedies or by serendipitous discovery. A relatively new approach is to understand how disease and infection are controlled at the molecular level,... more
The long-term effects of wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The recent massive wildfires in Australia have killed more than 30 people and an estimated 1 billion animals, and burned 2,500 homes and millions of acres. And the human toll is expected to rise even after the blazes... more
Fat Cells Can Sense Light, Animal Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 15 hours
Light exposure regulates how two kinds of fat cells (adipocytes) work together to produce the raw materials that all other... more
Scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
New research from UC Riverside shows scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing. Using the same gene-altering techniques, they may also be... more
Superfast insights into cellular events  nanowerk · 15 hours
Scientists have succeeded in accelerating a hundred thousand-fold the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) method for investigating RNA. more
Chemists propose new reagents for the removal of lead from wastewater  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
RUDN University chemists together with colleagues from other countries have synthesized new compounds that effectively bind lead ions and can be used to remove it from... more
Green turtle rescued from fishing net poops out all kinds of human trash  LIVE SCIENCE · 16 hours
Trash in the turtle's stomach stopped the animal from ingesting more-nutritious foods. more
The Latest: Rise in virus cases shows it's more contagious  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
An expert says the sharp rise in the number of infections in a virus outbreak in China suggests there has been significant human-to-human spread of the virus more
Do biologists and physicists approach AFM differently?  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
This was the question at the forefront of my mind as I attended the Linz Winter Workshop back in February. Do biologists and physicists approach AFM differently and, does it matter? more
Conceived through ‘fertility fraud,’ she now needs fertility treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
When Heather Woock was in her late 20s, she started researching her family history. As part of the project, she spit into a tube and sent it to Ancestry, a... more
Study finds unexpected response to estrogen at the single cell level  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found that not only do individual mammalian cells in a population fail to respond synchronously to... more
Hong Kong halts trains from mainland China as virus spreads  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Hong Kong's leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus more
The Latest: Wuhan fights virus blues with songs, chants  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Residents of the central Chinese city of Wuhan, confined to their apartments either by choice or by order, are making the best of the situation as their city remains in... more
Scientists short-circuit maturity in insects, opening new paths to disease prevention  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
New research from UC Riverside shows scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing. Using the same gene-altering techniques, they may also be... more
Wuhan officials face questions, anger over virus response  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Top officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan attended a Lunar New Year gala last week where performers were sniffling and sneezing more
As US rescues some from virus in China, others left behind  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
The U.S. government is chartering a flight to transport several hundred diplomats, family members, and other Americans out of Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the... more
Glass frogs reappear in Bolivia after 18 years  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A rare species of frog native to the eastern slopes of the Bolivian Andes has been spotted in the South American country for the first time in 18 years, the investigation team... more
The Latest: Thailand reports 6 more cases of virus  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Thailand’s Public Health ministry says six more people have tested positive for a new virus, raising to 14 the number of cases in the country more
Germany confirms 1st case of new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Authorities in Germany have confirmed the country's first case of the new virus that emerged in central China more
The Latest: Germany confirms its 1st case of China virus  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Germany has confirmed its first case of the new virus that has infected thousands in China more
The Latest: North Korea increases steps against China virus  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
North Korea said it’s taking “emergency steps” to prevent the spread of a new virus from neighboring China more
An old plant virus inspires the design of novel second-generation malaria vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have demonstrated that a novel, second-generation malaria vaccine candidate based on the tobacco mosaic virus... more
China counts 106 virus deaths as US, others move to evacuate  ABC NEWS · 1 day
China has reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease, raising the total to 106, as the United States and other governments prepared to evacuate... more
Key insights on how to prevent novel coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China. more
Driven by Earth's orbit, climate changes in Africa may have aided human migration  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research describes a dynamic climate and vegetation model that explains when regions across Africa, areas of the Middle East, and the... more
China reports 25 more virus deaths as US prepares evacuation  ABC NEWS · 1 day
China has reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease as the U.S. government prepared to evacuate Americans from the city at the center of the outbreak more
Humans not always to blame for genetic diversity loss in wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Conservationists should be wary of assuming that genetic diversity loss in wildlife is always caused by humans, as new research published today by international conservation charity... more
New micro-scale technology holds promise for improved tumor diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Using a single-needle biopsy and new technology for tumor diagnosis developed by Baylor College of Medicine and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, researchers have been able to provide... more
Microbe screening and sorting device created by researchers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have made a device that could sour the waters of the seas for microbes and also detect which of these could develop antimicrobial resistance. This could quantify the threat they pose... more
Scientists reveal the damaging effect of Zika virus on a type of brain cell  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in Brazil in 2015 sparked for many health agencies and scientists to study the pathogen,... more
The Latest: Stocks plunge again on China virus concerns  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 453 points and fell for a fifth straight day as investors worry that the outbreak of a new virus from China could hurt the... more
Scientists Measure the Evolving Energy of a Solar Flare's Explosive First Minutes  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Toward the end of 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the Sun’s surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful... more
Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A green, single-celled organism called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has served as a model species for topics spanning algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. While algae have been used as dietary nutraceuticals that provide beneficial oils, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates... more
Researchers identify opportunities to advance genomic medicine  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New study highlights milestones in the history of genetic discoveries; equitable and fair access required to address disparities. more
Benefits of conservation efforts may not yet be fully visible  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Last year, a UN report on global biodiversity warned one million species are at risk of extinction within decades, putting the world's natural life-support systems in jeopardy. But... more
New bacteriophage fully characterized and sequenced  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers have identified a new bacteriophage that can infect and destroy bacteria in the genus Pantoea, for which few bacteriophage have been identified and characterized. Details of the isolation, characterization, and full genome sequencing of this... more
Finely tuned nervous systems allowed birds and mammals to adopt smoother strides  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Since the 1900s, neuroscientists have known that the peripheral nervous systems of tetrapods (four-footed animals) vary greatly, but how these differences affect the way... more
Genetic marking discovery improves fruit quality, bolsters climate defenses  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Transferring genetic markers in plant breeding is a challenge, but a team of grapevine breeders and scientists at Cornell University have come up with a powerful new method that improves... more
Naturally produced protein suppresses breast cancer metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A protein naturally produced in the body has been found to suppress breast cancer metastasis in animal models of human tumors. Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine also found that high levels of... more
New gene correction therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Duchenne type muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common hereditary muscular disease among children, leaving them wheelchair-bound before the age of twelve and reducing life expectancy. Researchers have developed a gene therapy... more
Finely tuned nervous systems allowed birds and mammals to adopt smoother strides  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A study suggests that neuromuscular adaptations in mammals and birds may have allowed them to become more nimble than reptiles and amphibians. more
How widespread is illegal fishing? Albatrosses may provide the answer  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Using albatrosses fitted with loggers, researchers at the CNRS and La Rochelle Université have made a first estimation of the number of non-declared fishing boats operating without an... more
Unanticipated response to estrogen at the single cell level  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers found that not only do individual mammalian cells in a population fail to respond synchronously to estrogen stimulation, neither do individual gene copies, known as alleles. more
Micro-scaled method holds promise as improved cancer diagnostic platform  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new-method analyzes the combination of tumor genetic material (genomics) with deep protein and phosphoprotein characterization (proteomics) using a single-needle core biopsy from a patient's tumor, providing more detailed information... more
Genetic marking discovery improves fruit quality, bolsters climate defenses  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Transferring genetic markers in plant breeding is a challenge, but a team of grapevine breeders and scientists have come up with a powerful new method that improves fruit quality and... more
The Latest: No evidence new virus from China spreading in US  ABC NEWS · 1 day
U.S. health officials say they have no evidence that the new virus from China is spreading in the United States and they believe the risk to... more
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