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Drinking green tea may benefit people with food allergies  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 minutes
Research findings suggest gut microbes can effect allergic immune responses. Tasuku Ogita who has recently joined Shinshu University is an expert on teas and their effects on gut bacteria. more
UCF researchers seek novel mask material to catch and kill COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 minutes
Masks that protect doctors and nurses from COVID-19 only block the virus before it reaches their faces, but UCF researchers are working to create a protective... more
Harnessing the power of electricity-producing bacteria for programmable biohybrids  nanowerk · 14 minutes
Researchers have developed a material that enabled them to create a programmable biohybrid system that conducts electrons from electricity-producing (exoelectrogenic) bacteria. more
Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction  PHYS.ORG · 49 minutes
Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee as... more
Harnessing the power of electricity-producing bacteria for programmable 'biohybrids'  PHYS.ORG · 49 minutes
Someday, microbial cyborgs—bacteria combined with electronic devices—could be useful in fuel cells, biosensors and bioreactors. But first, scientists need to develop materials that not only nurture the microbes, but also... more
Disability and unemployment: COVID-19 heightens existing inequalities, says expert  PHYS.ORG · 49 minutes
As reality sets in about the extensive fallout during the current coronavirus pandemic, Assistant Professor David Pettinicchio cannot help but notice that people with disabilities, a part of the population... more
Mayor says virus has hit black, Hispanic New Yorkers hard  ABC NEWS · 50 minutes
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city’s death toll from the coronavirus has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic communities more
First open modeling tool helps compare different COVID-19 spreading scenarios  NEWS MEDICAL · 52 minutes
Researchers from the Multidisciplinary Institute of Medium Study Institute "Ramón Margalef" from Alicante University, in collaboration with epidemiologists from the National Centre for Tropical Medicine of the Carlos... more
Pandemic policing needs to be done with the public's trust, not confusion  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The law on what we can and can't do during the coronavirus outbreak is changing on an almost hourly basis. Some of what is... more
Rents can and should be reduced or suspended for the coronavirus pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The National Cabinet announced a moratorium on evictions just over a week ago in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As government ministers and commentators... more
Are populist leaders a liability during COVID-19?  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The rise of populism around the world—such as in the United States, Brazil and Indonesia—has partly contributed to the global failure to adequately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and has led the world into... more
Emergency 'Skuba' mask validated for healthcare use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Multidisciplinary project from Alicante University (UA) Artefactos recently validated the emergency "Skuba" mask for healthcare use. In light of the infection speed of the COVID-19 virus and the lack of certified protective equipment, at... more
Effective containment explains subexponential growth in recent confirmed COVID-19 cases in China  Science Magazine · 2 hours
The recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Mainland China was characterized by a distinctive subexponential increase of confirmed cases during the early phase of the... more
Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals to SARS-coronavirus 2  Science Magazine · 2 hours
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes the infectious disease COVID-19, which was first reported in Wuhan, China in December, 2019. Despite the... more
Monkeys, elephants and dogs reclaim India's streets in virus lockdown  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Hundreds of monkeys have taken over the streets around India's presidential palace, leading an animal offensive taking advantage of deserted streets as the country remains under a coronavirus... more
The Latest: US, UK warn of cyberattacks using virus as lure  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
U.S. and U.K. security agencies have issued a joint security warning about cyber attacks using the coronavirus outbreak as a lure more
Total nucleic acid extraction for pathogen detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The MagSi-NA Pathogens Kit from AMSBIO enables easy extraction of DNA and RNA from serum, plasma, oropharyngeal swab / nasopharyngeal swab, and any other respiratory samples for pathogen detection. more
Researchers assess bird flu virus subtypes in China  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
The avian influenza virus subtype H16N3 is currently detectable in many countries. To examine the potential threat to humans of H16N3, researchers recently performed an extensive avian influenza surveillance in major wild... more
After COVID-19: Recalibrating the American educational system  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The closure of schools mid-semester and the transition to online learning have forced a great reckoning in American education. As with the health care sector, the education system stands to be profoundly transformed by... more
Consumers react to coronavirus crisis, increasingly move online  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Consumers with family obligations, people older than 35, business owners and Democrats were more likely to be extremely concerned about Coronavirus in mid March, just as the U.S. response and news about... more
CDC weighs loosening guidelines for some exposed to virus  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to... more
NYC mayor says deaths at home should be added to virus toll  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is acknowledging that the city’s official coronavirus statistics have missed hundreds of people who died at home... more
The link between virus spillover, wildlife extinction and the environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, a common question is, can infectious diseases be connected to environmental change? Yes, indicates a new study. Exploitation of wildlife by humans... more
The Latest: Birx: Stick to guidelines, avoid 2nd wave in US  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
A leader of the White House’s coronavirus response team is warning there could be another wave of U.S. infections if people don’t stick with the health... more
Wuhan ends lockdown as health workers buckle under strain  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
As the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopens, the economic, political and psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly clear more
The spikes of the crown: Analyzing the proteins coronaviruses use to infect cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
The spike glycoproteins give the coronavirus its name. The molecules protrude from the viral envelope like the spikes of a crown. Researchers... more
From coronavirus to a greener society?  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Winston Churchill famously remarked "Never let a good crisis go to waste." It's hard to argue that the coronavirus pandemic is a "good" crisis, but it is certainly monumental. more
No press, no family: Space crew set for launch during pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A three-man space crew finished preparations on Wednesday for a mission to the International Space Station, which is going ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic. more
Wuhan ends lockdown; Virus strains medical workers to limits  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
As the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopens, the economic, political and psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly clear more
Initiatives from the CERN community in global fight against COVID-19  CERN · 4 hours
Initiatives from the CERN community in global fight against COVID-19 thortala Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:49 Members of the CERN community have shown ingenuity and generosity in their contribution... more
Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown; Emotional toll of virus surges  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
As the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopens, the economic, political and psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly clear more
Pandemic delays federal probe into Medicare Advantage health plans  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Federal health officials, citing a need to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, have temporarily halted some efforts to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments made to Medicare Advantage... more
Five tips for dealing with the corona fear  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Many people are feeling anxious and fearful now that the virus is spreading, hospital admissions are increasing and society is shutting down for a few weeks, resulting in layoffs and unemployment. more
The Latest: Pope Francis denounces pandemic profiteers  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Pope Francis is denouncing the mafia and all those who are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to make money more
The Latest: Spain's daily coronavirus death toll rises again  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
Spain’s Health Ministry reported Wednesday 757 new deaths of patients with coronavirus and 6,180 new confirmed infections more
The Latest: Possible virus outbreak reported on French ship  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
France’s defense ministry announced that the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is heading back to port amid a possible virus outbreak onboard more
Wyatt Technology Pioneers Multi-CQA Method for Gene Vectors  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Wyatt Technology, the world leader in instrumentation for absolute macromolecular and nanoparticle characterization, announces the release of a novel method suitable for determining multiple critical quality attributes of adeno-associated virus and similar... more
AP PHOTOS: German charity goes home-to-home in virus crisis  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
Lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic are forcing poor children to stay inside often-cramped homes, amplifying tensions that already exist more
The Latest: Thailand to extend visas amid virus challenges  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
Thailand’s Immigration Bureau says the government has agreed to automatically extend the deadlines for tourists whose visas have expired in the past two weeks without requiring them to apply in... more
Researchers show how forest loss leads to spread of disease  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Viruses that jump from animals to people, like the one responsible for COVID-19, will likely become more common as people continue to transform natural habitats into agricultural land,... more
Engineers use metal-oxide nanomaterials deposited on cloth to wipe out microbes  nanowerk · 9 hours
Nnomaterials are rough on microbes such as bacteria. They actually puncture the cell walls of the single-cell microbes, causing leaks and ultimately death. Put that on... more
Huge asymptomatic pool of coronavirus infected worldwide, say researchers  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
A startling new report from the University of Göttingen debunks the idea that the official statistics regarding the number of confirmed cases of the pandemic COVID-19 are accurate. It is... more
Scientists urge public to assess mental health impact of COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Scientists are appealing to the public for help to assess the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim to inform and improve future... more
New York's virus toll tops 9/11, while Wuhan ends lockdown  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
New York City has faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000, more than the number killed in the 9/11... more
Vaginal bacteria linked to premature birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology in April 2020 reports that women who deliver early are more likely to have a greater variety of bacteria in their birth canals. The research also... more
New anti-COVID-19 system could potentially fight other viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has sparked many research projects to meet the challenge of the virus and come up with measures to fight its activity. A new study published in the journal... more
The Latest: Bars, clubs in Seoul closed to halt virus spread  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
The South Korean capital of Seoul has shut down more than 400 hostess bars, night clubs and discos amid concerns over coronavirus transmissions more
Scientists in the UK look to measure COVID-19 in the wider community  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is actively spreading throughout the globe, affecting 184 countries and territories. In the United Kingdom, the country has seen the... more
Rumors and misinformation thrive during corona virus outbreak, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Falsehoods, rumours and conspiracy theories thrive during a crisis, and even more when the crisis revolves around a threatening disease. The combination of these two factors in a... more
Smokers need to quit during coronavirus pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Smoking tobacco may aggravate the effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Health experts are urging smokers to quit and cigarette companies to stop producing tobacco products to help alleviate the risks of COVID-19. A new... more
The Latest: South Korea to tighten border to slow virus  ABC NEWS · 13 hours
South Korea plans to take further steps to tighten border controls to slow coronavirus infections imported from abroad as outbreaks worsen in Europe and the United States more
Common coronaviruses are sharply seasonal and appear to transmit like influenza  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Of the seven coronaviruses known to infect people, four cause common respiratory infections that are sharply seasonal and appear to transmit similarly to influenza, according to... more
Study shows how forest loss puts people at greater risk of infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Viruses that jump from animals to people, like the one responsible for COVID-19, will likely become more common as people continue to... more
Protecting elderly people in long-term care facilities during COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A new report calls for measures to protect elderly people in long-term care facilities and their caregivers who are particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Supercomputer Fugaku will be used to help combat COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
The supercomputer Fugaku, which is currently being installed in Kobe, Japan under a RIKEN-led project, will be put to use to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, by giving... more
Pandemic pushes SpaceX GPS 3 launch to late June  SPACE NEWS · 14 hours
The launch was scheduled for late April and is now projected for no-earlier than June 30. SpaceNews.com more
Research findings could aid in the recognition and management of COVID-19 pneumonia  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Researchers have identified the most common clinical characteristics of 109 patients with COVID-19 related pneumonia who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages... more
Depressive disorders in patients with HIV/AIDS often go unrecognized or untreated  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
People living with HIV/AIDS are at increased risk of depressive disorders. But all too often, these conditions go unrecognized or untreated, suggests a literature review in... more
Personalized biohybrid microswimmers for therapeutic cargo delivery  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Tiny biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions. The natural environmental sensing tendencies of bacteria mean they can navigate toward... more
Preclinical trials for two coronavirus vaccine candidates commence  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Scientists at CSIRO, Australia’s national science body, and the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria, have commenced preclinical trials for two novel coronavirus vaccine candidates. more
Australian plant that produces antibodies may help in coronavirus vaccine production  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
As the world reels from the rising number of cases of COVID-19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, an Australian scientist, Prof. Peter Waterhouse from Laboratory of Molecular... more
NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9/11 attacks  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 more
Bill and Melinda Gates fund potential vaccine against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
In a race against time, teams of scientists across the world are working towards developing an effective and safe vaccine to prevent infection from the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19... more
Lessons from Italy's COVID-19 pandemic underscore the need for more research  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
A new viewpoint article published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine dissects different factors that contributed to the dire COVID-19 situation in Italy, emphasizing several aspects... more
The link between virus spillover, wildlife extinction and the environment  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, a common question is, can infectious diseases be connected to environmental change? Yes, indicates a study published today from the University of... more
The Latest: UN Security Council meets via video conferencing  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
The U.N. Security Council held its first open meeting in nearly four weeks using video conferencing because of the coronavirus pandemic, and its members later expressed solidarity with the West... more
Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis  ABC NEWS · 19 hours
A federal appeals court has sided with Texas and allowed the state to ban most abortions while under an emergency order limiting non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic more
SpaceX launch of GPS satellite delayed due to pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 19 hours
The launch was scheduled for late April and is now projected for no-earlier than June 30. SpaceNews.com more
How forest loss leads to spread of disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
In Uganda, loss of forested habitat increases the likelihood of interactions between disease-carrying wild primates and humans. The findings suggest the emergence and spread of viruses, such as the one that causes... more
Common coronaviruses are highly seasonal, with most cases peaking in winter months  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Of the seven coronaviruses known to infect people, four cause common respiratory infections that are sharply seasonal and appear to transmit similarly to influenza,... more
Personalized microrobots swim through biological barriers, deliver drugs to cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions. To be successful, they must consist of... more
Viruses don't have a metabolism; but some have the building blocks for one  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
'Giant viruses' are many times larger than typical viruses and have more complex genomes. Using publicly available metagenome data, researchers assembled genomes... more
Study identifies six self-care strategies to combat clinician burnout  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Staffing and equipment shortages and other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic add to the long-standing challenges to reduce burnout among nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals. more
UC San Diego Health uses AI to augment COVID-19 lung imaging analysis  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
For most patients who have died of COVID-19, the pandemic disease caused by a novel coronavirus, the ultimate cause of death was pneumonia, a... more
Georgia governor weighs `new options' amid virus backlash  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
A spokeswoman says Georgia's governor is “considering new options” amid criticism from local officials for his decision to reverse beach closures and other restrictions imposed by cities and counties to battle the... more
Europe's nursing homes in spotlight for uncounted virus dead  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Italy’s health ministry says it's investigating the country’s biggest nursing home where 70 residents died last month more
Wild tomato resistance to bacterial canker has implications for commercial tomato industry  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Bacterial canker of tomato is a disease that leads to wilt, cankers, and eventually death. The disease was first discovered in Grand Rapids, Michigan,... more
Personalized microrobots swim through biological barriers, deliver drugs to cells  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Tiny biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions. The natural environmental sensing tendencies of... more
Study: Only 6% of Actual COVID-19 Cases Detected Worldwide  SCI-NEWS.COM · 21 hours
According to a report by University of Göttingen researchers Christian Bommer and Sebastian Vollmer, the number of confirmed... more
COVID-19 may spread through breathing and talking — but we don't know how much  LIVE SCIENCE · 22 hours
Speech-related spread could help explain why people can spread the virus before they develop a cough. more
UK's Johnson in ICU, was given oxygen in battling virus  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
British government officials say Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in stable condition in a hospital intensive care unit with the coronavirus more
Epidemiologist's COVID-19 death raises concern in Bosnia  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
Less than three weeks ago, a respected Bosnian epidemiologist was fielding calls from journalists seeking advice on how to prepare for the coronavirus outbreak more
Families protest as veterans nursing home emptied for virus  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
Family members are protesting a decision by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to move dozens of residents from a nursing home in suburban Atlanta more
What type of cells does the novel coronavirus attack?  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Scientists have examined samples from non-virus infected patients to determine which cells of the lungs and bronchi are targets for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection. more
How are people being infected with COVID-19?  LIVE SCIENCE · 23 hours
We still don't fully understand how the new coronavirus spreads, but we're learning more every day. more
What does 'recovered from coronavirus' mean?  LIVE SCIENCE · 23 hours
How do people infected with the novel coronavirus recover and does that mean they're immune to the virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19? more
Personalized microrobots swim through biological barriers, deliver drugs to cells  nanowerk · 1 day
Biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions. The natural environmental sensing tendencies of bacteria... more
Atomic force microscopy reveals high heterogeneity in bacterial membrane vesicles  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
One aspect of bacterial activity is the production of so-called extracellular membrane vesicles (MVs): biological 'packages' wrapped in a lipid-bilayer membrane, carrying for example genetic material. Apart from... more
NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9/11 attacks  ABC NEWS · 1 day
New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 more
The Latest: Trump offers $225 million in foreign assistance  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Trump administration announced an additional $225 million in foreign assistance to help countries around the world combat the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total to nearly half a billion dollars more
A 'mobilize and transition' strategy could reduce Covid-19 mortality while cushioning the economic decline  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
While the human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has been apparent for some time, the economic picture is now starting... more
The Latest: New York City virus deaths top Sept. 11 attack  ABC NEWS · 1 day
More people have died from the coronavirus in New York City than perished in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center more
Atomic force microscopy reveals high heterogeneity in bacterial membrane vesicles  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists report that the physical properties of extracellular bacterial membrane vesicles are significantly diverse. The properties for a single type of bacterium as well as for different types... more
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