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Research opens new horizons for studies on potentially health promoting foods  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 minutes
Fermented foods can be a primary source of potentially probiotic lactic acid bacteria (LAB) for the human gut, as is shown in a new international study... more
Microbial cyborgs: Bacteria supplying power  nanowerk · 1 hour
One day, 'microbial cyborgs' might be used in fuel cells, biosensors, or bioreactors. Scientists have created the necessary prerequisite by developing a programmable, biohybrid system consisting of a nanocomposite and the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium that produces electrons. more
Germany divided over plans to nix rules despite outbreaks  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
A spat is brewing between Germany’s federal government and state governors over plans by some regional leaders to end pandemic-related restrictions despite fresh clusters of cases across the country more
SARS-CoV-2 is uniquely adapted to infect humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The novel coronavirus pandemic has sparked much debate on its origin, with some suggesting it may have been laboratory-grown. Previous studies, however, mentioned that it is zoonotic in nature, which means that the virus... more
Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to seek out new victims, puzzling new presentations are further confusing the situation. A new study published online in The Lancet Rheumatology in May... more
Lung ultrasound use in COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
One point of discussion is the best approach to imaging infected patients, because computed tomography (CT) scanning, the gold standard method for chest imaging, can spread infection due to the need to transport the patient to... more
Asia Today: More Australians in class, Tokyo measure to ease  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Students in two more Australian states have returned to school full-time as numbers of virus patients in hospitals across the country fall more
Heparin may stop SARS-CoV-2 infecting host cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a new assay that can be used to assess the attachment of viruses to host cells and to test potential inhibitors of viral infection. more
New biomarkers to consider for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have made new discoveries about how the immune system responds to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that could be important to consider in vaccine research. more
Study shows cats can harbor SARS-CoV-2 without any symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A recent paper from Spanish researchers at the Hospital Universitario San Pedro-CIBIR, available on the medRxiv* preprint server, suggests that cats may act as asymptomatic dispersers of severe acute respiratory... more
Smokers at increased risk of severe COVID-19 according to a large population study  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A new UK study available on the preprint server medRxiv screened 2.4 million users of a symptom reporting application during the coronavirus... more
Critics chide Virginia governor for mask-less beach visit  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Gov. Ralph Northam has repeatedly urged Virginia residents to cover their faces in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Democrat didn’t heed his own plea when he posed mask-less for photographs... more
CDC, states' reporting of virus test data causes confusion  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Public health officials say robust testing for the coronavirus is essential to safely lifting stay-at-home orders and business closures, but states are creating confusion in the way they are reporting... more
The Latest: Slight increase in hospitalizations in France  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
The number of people hospitalized with the virus in France rose slightly Sunday, the first daily increase since mid-April when France’s infections peaked more
The Latest: Italy has 531 infections in the past 24 hours  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
The number of confirmed new infections in Italy rose by just 531 in the past 24 hours, with half in the populous northern region of Lombardy... more
National parks hope visitors comply with virus measures  ABC NEWS · 19 hours
As Yellowstone and other national parks end a two-month shutdown due to the coronavirus, park officials want visitors to take precautions, such as washing their hands, keeping a safe distance from other... more
Pandemic a boon for the bicycle as thousands snap them up  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
Cooped-up Americans are snapping up new bicycles or dusting off decades-old bikes to stay fit, keep their sanity or have a safe alternative to public transportation more
German governor's plan to end blanket virus rules criticized  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
A German state governor’s proposal to end blanket coronavirus restrictions in his region, which would be a first for the country after a comparatively successful response to the pandemic, is... more
States' reporting of virus testing data leads to confusion  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Public health officials say robust testing for the coronavirus is essential to safely lifting stay-at-home orders and business closures, but states are creating confusion in the way they are reporting... more
Europeans soak up the sun but virus travel rules a mishmash  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
Europeans and Americans are soaking up the sun where they can as many take advantage of a first holiday weekend since coronavirus restrictions were eased more
US Muslims try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale more
A prison system tops in virus deaths starts reopening anyway  ABC NEWS · 24 hours
The head of the Ohio corrections system says state prisons must begin reopening to accommodate the slow return to business as usual more
Asia Today: 6 million Australians download virus tracing app  ABC NEWS · 24 hours
Six million Australians have downloaded a mobile phone app that helps health authorities trace coronavirus infections more
The Latest: No urinals? Toilets could evolve post-virus  ABC NEWS · 24 hours
Toilet experts say urinals may be consigned to history as part of measures to make public conveniences safe for the post-coronavirus world more
The Latest: Russia reports its highest single-day death toll  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Russia has reported its highest one-day coronavirus death toll but the lowest number of new infections in three weeks more
The Latest: China official says virus lawsuits are 'illegal'  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says any lawsuits brought against China over the COVID-19 have “zero factual basis in law or international precedence.” more
The Latest: France relaxing border restrictions  ABC NEWS · 1 day
France is relaxing its border restrictions as the virus gradually recedes more
Asia Today: Virus trace app in Australia; 25 cases in SKorea  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Six million Australians have downloaded a mobile phone app that helps health authorities trace coronavirus infections more
Wuhan lab head calls virus leak claims 'pure fabrication'  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology says claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Chinese laboratory are a “pure fabrication." more
The Latest: Pasta factory in Spokane reports virus oubtreak  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A pasta company has announced there was a coronavirus outbreak at its Spokane factory as Washington state prepares to reopen parts of its economy more
Asia Today: More Australians use virus app; 3 cases in China  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Six million Australians have downloaded a mobile phone app that helps health authorities trace coronavirus infections more
Asia Today: More Australians download virus tracing app  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Six million Australians have downloaded a mobile phone app that helps health authorities trace coronavirus infections more
The Latest: New York Times' front page lists virus victims  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The New York Times has devoted Sunday’s entire front page to a long list of names of people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic more
Ousted Florida virus data curator had history of violations  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Records show that the woman who raised questions about Florida’s COVID-19 data had been reprimanded several times for violating Health Department policy, including for posting political commentary about the information more
The Latest: New coronavirus infections low in much of Italy  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Italy has registered 669 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, two-thirds of them in the hard-hit northern region of Lombardy more
Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond  ABC NEWS · 2 days
President Donald Trump has visited one of his golf clubs at the start of the Memorial Day weekend as he urges states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns more
The Latest: President Trump visits his golf club in Virginia  ABC NEWS · 2 days
President Donald Trump is visiting one of his private golf clubs for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic more
Density, poverty keep Los Angeles struggling against virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
While most of California took another step forward to partly reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles County didn't join the party more
In Mexican border cities, many fear virus is coming from US  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Citing a threat of the coronavirus from Mexico, the Trump administration has banned hundreds of thousands of people from crossing the southern border with emergency measures... more
Zero cases in China as virus surges in Latin America, India  ABC NEWS · 2 days
New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but surged in India more
Spain’s far-right holds car protest against virus lockdown  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Several thousands supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party have gathered in their cars in Madrid and other Spanish cities to demand the government to resign more
The Latest: 7 may have been infected at Germany restaurant  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Authorities say seven people appear to have been infected with the coronavirus at a restaurant in northwestern Germany more
Virus cases drop to zero in China but surge in Latin America  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Coronavirus cases are dropping in much of Asia, even as the outbreak surges in Latin America  while the world grappled with balancing the urge... more
The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The U_N_ disarmament chief says the COVID-19 pandemic is moving the world toward increased technological innovation and online collaboration, but “cybercrime is also on the rise, with a 600% increase... more
The Latest: Colombia reports biggest daily increase in cases  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Colombia reported its biggest daily increase in new coronavirus cases and deaths as the South American nation’s Ministry of Health confirmed 801 new infections and 30 fatalities more
Doubts greet $1.2 billion bet by United States on a coronavirus vaccine by October  Science Magazine · 3 days
Operation Warp Speed's funding of AstraZeneca is intended to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine by October, although some call that timeline... more
California rushes to aid virus-stricken border region  ABC NEWS · 3 days
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state is building a “field medical station” with up to 125 beds to aid a farming region along the Mexican border that has witnessed a surge in coronavirus... more
The Latest: Mississippi Gov. Reeves adds week to home order  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he is adding another week to his statewide “safer at home” order because of the coronavirus pandemic more
Scientists identify chemicals in noxious weed that 'disarm' deadly bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have identified specific compounds from the Brazilian peppertree -- a weedy, invasive shrub in Florida -- that reduce the virulence of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria. This research demonstrates... more
Coronavirus vaccine developed in China shows promise after early study in 100 people  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
A potential coronavirus vaccine developed in China appeared safe and able to generate an immune response after an early trial in more... more
AP count: Over 4,500 virus patients sent to NY nursing homes  ABC NEWS · 3 days
More than 4,500 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York’s already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped amid criticisms... more
The Latest: Florida unemployment rate reaches record high  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Florida’s unemployment rate reached a record high in April of almost 13%, tripling in one month as the economic slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic took hold more
Pence visits Georgia cafe that reopened despite virus  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Georgia, where he had lunch with Gov. Brian Kemp at a cafe that reopened despite the coronavirus outbreak more
How Sweden wasted a ‘rare opportunity’ to study coronavirus in schools  Science Magazine · 3 days
One of the few countries to keep primary schools open failed to collect data on children’s role in pandemic more
Interfacing gene circuits with microelectronics through engineered population dynamics  Science Magazine · 3 days
While there has been impressive progress connecting bacterial behavior with electrodes, an attractive observation to facilitate advances in synthetic biology is that the growth of a bacterial colony can be... more
Self-healing microcapsules synergetically modulate immunization microenvironments for potent cancer vaccination  Science Magazine · 3 days
Therapeutic cancer vaccines that harness the immune system to reject cancer cells have shown great promise for cancer treatment. Although a wave of efforts have spurred to improve... more
Lysyl-tRNA synthetase produces diadenosine tetraphosphate to curb STING-dependent inflammation  Science Magazine · 3 days
Inflammation is an essential part of immunity against pathogens and tumors but can promote disease if not tightly regulated. Self and non-self-nucleic acids can trigger inflammation, through recognition by the... more
The Latest: Spain’s daily death toll remains well under 100  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The leading virus expert of Spain’s government says the European country is “very close” to having checked its coronavirus outbreak more
New infections show virus accelerating across Latin America  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating across Latin America, bringing a surge of new infections and deaths, even as curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United... more
When should New York City reopen? Governor: It's my call  ABC NEWS · 3 days
New York City’s mayor unveiled a new set of data thresholds Friday to help determine when to loosen restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic more
The Latest: German official wants to set financing limit  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The leader of one of Germany’s governing parties wants to set a limit for the amount of money the country borrows to help finance the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic more
Sea turtle nesting in Florida: Loggerheads, leatherbacks off to strong start  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Some wonders of nature continue happening despite the global pandemic, and sea turtle nesting season is no exception. In Florida, those turtles are off to a... more
The Latest: Cyprus to resume commercial flights next month  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Cyprus plans to resume commercial flights next month from select countries with low COVID-19 infections more
First human trial of COVID-19 vaccine finds it is safe and induces rapid immune response  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A study of 108 adults finds that the vaccine produced neutralizing antibodies and T-cell response against SARS-CoV-2, but... more
UK to start huge vaccine test; China reports promising hints  ABC NEWS · 3 days
British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot... more
Bluesky examines the atmosphere during the coronavirus lockdown  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only affecting almost every aspect of our daily lives, but also the environment. A German team, led by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the German... more
New technology can detect antivirus antibody in 20 minutes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes, using a portable analyzer they have developed to conduct rapid on-site bio tests. If a... more
The Latest: President Putin says virus stabilized in Russia  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the coronavirus has stabilized in the country, with the number of new infections abating more
Portable analyzer rapidly detects anti-virus antibody in blood serum  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes, using a portable analyzer they have developed to conduct rapid on-site bio tests. If a... more
Different immune responses can occur in Covid-19, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The human immune system is reactive to more than just the viral protein on which researchers have focused to date. This is relevant for tests and potential vaccines. more
CRISPR a tool for conservation, not just gene editing  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The gene-editing technology CRISPR has been used for a variety of agricultural and public health purposes -- from growing disease-resistant crops to, more recently, a diagnostic test for the virus... more
America's least educated and lowest paid remain hardest hit by pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new analysis of data from USC Dornsife's Understanding Coronavirus in America Study reveals that while economic insecurity has increased overall among Americans who are newly... more
Pandemic risks wiping out hard-won gains by women in STEM  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
UNSW Dean of Science leads report that finds women's advancement in the STEM workforce are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Q&A: For Black men, wearing a mask may be a health risk greater than COVID-19  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
UCLA professor Vickie Mays has been working with members of Congress on a bill that would require better... more
Environmentalists suggest COVID-19 could represent a new opportunity for a more diverse future  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of environmental researchers at the Australian Rivers Institute–Coast & Estuaries, School of Environment and Science, Griffith University, is suggesting in... more
Rich and poor don't recover equally from epidemics: Rebuilding fairly is a global challenge  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, disaster recovery plans are almost always framed with aspirational plans to "build back... more
Children with COVID-19 may have lower infectivity than adults, UK scientists say  REUTERS · 3 days
Children have milder COVID-19 symptoms than adults and the balance of evidence suggests they may also have lower susceptibility and infectivity than adults, scientists... more
Children with COVID-19 may be less contagious than adults, UK scientists say  REUTERS · 3 days
Children have milder COVID-19 symptoms than adults and the balance of evidence suggests that children may have lower susceptibility and infectivity than adults, scientists... more
As Memorial Day tempts people outdoors, virus rebound feared  ABC NEWS · 3 days
As pandemic lockdowns ease across the U.S., millions of Americans are set to take tentative steps outdoors for Memorial Day, the traditional start of summer more
Even where virus accelerates, lockdowns are cracking open  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating across Latin America, Russia, India and Pakistan even as curves are flattening and economies start to reopen in much of Europe, Asia and the United States more
Virus surge in Indonesia raises questions about battle plan  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Indonesia has seen a surge in coronavirus infections ahead of this this weekend’s celebrations marking the end of Ramadan, raising questions about the commitment to the virus fight from both... more
The Latest: Indonesia apologizes to citizens for virus  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin apologized to all Indonesians as the threat of COVID-19 in the country is not over yet more
India struggles with twin challenges of cyclone and pandemic  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The cyclone that barrelled into eastern India's coastal region has left authorities dealing with twin disasters: the destruction on the ground and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic more
Virus accelerates across Latin America, India, Pakistan  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating across Latin America, Russia, India and Pakistan even as curves are flattening and economies start to reopen in much of Europe, Asia and the United States more
The Latest: Staff quarantined over slaughterhouse virus toll  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The owner of an abattoir in the eastern Netherlands says that health authorities have placed all 600 staff in home quarantine for two weeks after 45 workers tested positive for the coronavirus more
China congress precautions now include virus tests for media  ABC NEWS · 3 days
China is strictly limiting the number of journalists who can cover its ongoing legislative session because of the coronavirus outbreak more
Tanzania says virus defeated through prayer, but fears grow  ABC NEWS · 3 days
On just one day this month, 50 Tanzanian truck drivers tested positive for the coronavirus after crossing into neighboring Kenya more
The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus spike  ABC NEWS · 3 days
India has reported 6,088 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours for its biggest single-day spike, increasing the country’s total number of infections to 118,447 more
Asia Today: India's cases surge again, China opens Congress  ABC NEWS · 3 days
India reported its biggest single-day spike in new virus cases ahead of resuming domestic flights after a two-month halt more
Concerns about virus in Tanzania grow amid lack of data  ABC NEWS · 3 days
On just one day this month, 50 Tanzanian truck drivers tested positive for the coronavirus after crossing into neighboring Kenya more
New clinical trial to test treatment that targets overactive immune response to COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
For some COVID-19 patients, the body's immune response may be as destructive as the virus that causes the disease. more
New review analyzes evidence and strategies to manage the SARS-CoV-2 virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
How should orthopaedic surgeons respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? A review in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery analyzes evidence and strategies for managing the... more
Revolutionary air disinfection system protects dentists against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Eschmann Technologies has launched a revolutionary air disinfection system developed by Novaerus to help protect dentists against the spread of airborne viruses such as COVID-19. more
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