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France ponders repatriating citizens from Wuhan amid virus  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
The French government is meeting to decide whether to repatriate some 800 French citizens living in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of a deadly virus more
California patient is 3rd US case of new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
The case comes on the heels of confirmed cases in Chicago and Washington state. more
Health officials confirm case of new virus in California  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
The case comes on the heels of confirmed cases in Chicago and Washington state. more
Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
The government also reported 5 cases in Hong Kong, 2 in Macao and 3 in Taiwan. more
Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with about 2,000 cases  ABC NEWS · 15 hours
The death toll from the new virus in China has risen to 56 with 1,975 total cases reported more
Canada hospital says it has confirmed case of deadly virus  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
A Toronto hospital says it has a confirmed case of the deadly virus from China, Canada's first more
French carmaker to evacuate workers from China amid outbreak  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
France and a major automaker said Saturday that they're moving to get citizens out of a locked-down Chinese city that's the epicenter of a deadly outbreak of a new virus more
French automaker to evacuate expatriate workers from China  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
French automaker PSA Group says it plans to evacuate its expatriate employees and their families from Wuhan, the locked-down Chinese city that is the epicenter of a deadly virus outbreak more
Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy  MNT · 22 hours
Scientists have successfully destroyed cancer cells in mice by using copper-based nanoparticles and immunotherapy.  Importantly, the cancer did not return. more
French doctor: Virus from China seems less serious than SARS  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
The lead doctor for two Paris hospital patients being treated for the new virus behind a health crisis in China says the chance of a European epidemic appears... more
Why eating yogurt may help lessen the risk of breast cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria suggest researchers. Scientists advise consuming natural yogurt, which contains beneficial bacteria which... more
Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus  ABC NEWS · 1 day
China's leader has called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to... more
The skin of Earth is home to Pac-Man-like protists  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The most common groups of soil protists behave exactly like Pac-Man: moving through the soil matrix, gobbling up bacteria according to a new article. more
Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as virus spreads  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan is banning most vehicles from downtown, and Hong Kong is closing schools for two weeks as authorities try to stem the spread... more
Hong Kong declares virus emergency, 2-week school closure  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Hong Kong has declared the virus outbreak an emergency and will close primary and secondary schools for two more weeks after the Lunar New Year holiday more
Virus-hit Chinese city bans most cars from downtown  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan has banned most vehicles including private cars from the downtown area in a further bid to limit spread of the illness more
The skin of the earth is home to pac-man-like protists  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Pac-Man, the open-mouthed face of the most successful arcade game ever, is much more well-known than any of the one-celled organisms called protists, at least among people over... more
What do Chinese opera masks and spiders have in common? A lot, as it turns out.  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
To better understand how animals like spiders communicate with pattern and color, a University of Cincinnati... more
Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40  ABC NEWS · 2 days
China's most festive holiday has begun in the shadow of a worrying new virus as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million... more
China reports over 1,280 virus cases, death toll at 41  ABC NEWS · 2 days
China's National Health Commission has reported the number of people infected with a new virus has risen to 1,287 with 41 deaths more
Taming pathogens with mucus and phages  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Millions of people are treated with antibiotics each year for infections or as a preventative measure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least 2.8 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each... more
Blue-emitting diode demonstrates limitations and promise of perovskite semiconductors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Halide perovskites have garnered attention because they're highly efficient at capturing energy in solar cells and efficient emitters in diodes. But researchers failed at making perovskite LEDs that emit blue... more
'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The DNA molecule inside the nucleus of any human cell is more than six feet long. To fit into such a small space, it must fold into precise loops that also govern how genes... more
Scientists Find Cell-Free Mitochondria in Human Blood  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Mitochondria are considered as the power-generating units of the cell due to their key role in energy metabolism and intercellular communication. However,... more
Too soon to tell if new virus as dangerous as SARS cousin  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The new virus from China has the world on edge because it’s a close cousin to viruses that killed hundreds in separate outbreaks more
'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
"Jumping genes"—bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another—are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course of evolution. Now, new research at Washington University School of... more
Jumping genes play surprising role in stabilizing DNA folding patterns  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
"Jumping genes" -- bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another -- are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course... more
Human DNA-PK activates a STING-independent DNA sensing pathway  Science Magazine · 2 days
Detection of intracellular DNA by the cGAS-STING pathway activates a type I interferon-mediated innate immune response that protects from virus infection. Whether there are additional DNA sensing pathways, and how such pathways... more
Mutual inhibition between Prkd2 and Bcl6 controls T follicular helper cell differentiation  Science Magazine · 2 days
T follicular helper cells (TFH) participate in germinal center (GC) development and are necessary for B cell production of high-affinity, isotype-switched antibodies. In a... more
The global-scale distributions of soil protists and their contributions to belowground systems  Science Magazine · 2 days
Protists are ubiquitous in soil, where they are key contributors to nutrient cycling and energy transfer. However, protists have received far less attention than... more
On the design of precision nanomedicines  Science Magazine · 2 days
Tight control on the selectivity of nanoparticles’ interaction with biological systems is paramount for the development of targeted therapies. However, the large number of tunable parameters makes it difficult to identify optimal design "sweet spots" without... more
Can polarity-inverted membranes self-assemble on Titan?  Science Magazine · 2 days
The environmental and chemical limits of life are two of the most central questions in astrobiology. Our understanding of life’s boundaries has implications on the efficacy of biosignature identification in exoplanet atmospheres and in the solar... more
Environmental and genetic determinants of plasmid mobility in pathogenic Escherichia coli  Science Magazine · 2 days
Plasmids are key vehicles of horizontal gene transfer (HGT), mobilizing antibiotic resistance, virulence, and other traits among bacterial populations. The environmental and genetic forces that drive... more
Bioinspired structural color patch with anisotropic surface adhesion  Science Magazine · 2 days
Patch plays an important role in clinical medicine for its broad applications in tissue repair and regeneration. Here, inspired by the diverse adhesion, anti-adhesion, and responsive structural color phenomena in biological interfaces,... more
Shaping the social networks of neurons  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The three proteins teneurin, latrophilin and FLRT hold together and bring neighboring neurons into close contact, enabling the formation of synapses and the exchange of information between the cells. In the early phase of brain development,... more
Surprising discovery sheds new light on how cell migration happens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When we cut our skin, groups of cells rush en masse to the site to heal the wound. more
Neuroblastoma: Causes, symptoms & treatment  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Neuroblastoma is a rare form of childhood cancer that occurs when early forms of nerve cells don't develop correctly. more
A single number aids biomedical data scientists in finding deadly cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Biomedical data scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the number of genes a cell uses to make RNA is... more
Something far deadlier than the Wuhan virus lurks near you  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
There's a deadly virus spreading from state to state. It preys on the most vulnerable, striking the sick and the old without mercy. In just the past few... more
Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A Chicago woman is the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China more
Deciphering the sugar code  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Like animals and humans, plants possess a kind of immune system. It can e.g. recognize pathogenic fungi by the chitin in their cell walls, triggering disease resistance. Some fungi hide from the immune system by modifying some of the chitin... more
Stanford scientists complete first global census of cell surface proteins  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Stanford scientists have completed the first global census of diverse proteins sprouting tree-like from the outer membrane of a cell. These cell surface proteins govern how cells interact... more
15,000-year-old viruses found in Tibetan glacier  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers from The Ohio State University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found a host of ancient virus groups in ice cores taken from a Tibetan glacier. They have written a paper about... more
Biologist provides framework for national invasive species policy, implementation  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A special issue of the journal Biological Invasions, co-edited by University of Rhode Island ecologist Laura Meyerson and University of Tennessee biologist Daniel Simberloff, provides a pathway to strengthening national... more
The regulators active during iron deficiency  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Iron deficiency is a critical situation for plants, which respond using specific genetic programmes. Biologists from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and Michigan State University (MSU) used artificial intelligence methods to examine how to predict regulatory... more
Chicago woman becomes 2nd US case of new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China more
Researchers find ways to improve on soap and water  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Nanosafety researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have developed a new intervention to fight infectious disease by more effectively disinfecting the air around us, our food,... more
Scientists capture molecular maps of animal tissue with unprecedented detail  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have refined a technique called mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) that translates reams of data into detailed visuals of the molecular makeup of biological samples. Their work features... more
Experimental probe of a complete 3-D photonic band gap  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A crystal with a 3-D photonic band gap is a powerful tool to control light, with applications for new types of solar cells, sensors and miniature lasers. Inside a man-made... more
Iron overload, variant gene and malaria resistance linked in African study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study shows that a rare genetic mutation giving rise to a variant of the TP53 gene called P47S causes several linked biological processes. more
Engineered capillaries model traffic in tiny blood vessels  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
3D microvessels have been created to observe how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. They squeeze single-file through microvessels to bring oxygen and nutrients. Red cells burdened with malaria stall, blocking... more
Snake stem cells used to create venom-producing organoids  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Organoids have become an important tool for studying many disease processes and testing potential drugs. Now, they are being used in a surprising and unexpected way: for the production of snake venom.... more
Study: Activism and civil disobedience help communicate the science of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A group of the world's top climate change biologists, including Professor Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen, have published an editorial highlighting how... more
Discovery sheds new light on how cells move  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When we cut our skin, groups of cells rush en masse to the site to heal the wound. more
Tackling antibiotic resistance: Phage-mimicking antibacterial core-shell nanoparticles could help  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
According to the World Health Organization, one of the biggest health threats around the world is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every day people use antibiotics to prevent or fight back against infection,... more
Scientists detect Marburg virus in Sierra Leone fruit bats  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Eleven Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested... more
Why yogurt consumption may help reduce breast cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria say researchers. more
Mycoplasma in Cell Culture: Fighting Back with Rapid Detection Kits  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In this interview, discussing the effects of mycoplasma contamination on cell cultures and the development of rapid detection kits that provide answers in just thirty minutes. more
Social controls, SARS experience help China close off cities  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to try to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider more
Infectious disease expert explains about Wuhan coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new coronavirus virus, likely first transmitted to people from animals at a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, is making international headlines as disease detectives work to uncover what it is, how... more
RB1 alterations in cancer cells may lead to treatment resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Cancer Genetics Group of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, led by Montse Sánchez-Céspedes, together with Luis Montuenga from CIMA, and Enriqueta Felip from Vall d'Hebron Hospital,... more
Study reveals new "crosstalk" between intestinal microbes and developing thymic cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Newborns face unique immunological challenges immediately after birth. As they depart a relatively sterile fetal environment, they are abruptly exposed to a multitude of foreign antigens,... more
3D capillary system offers a new approach to investigate obstruction of microvessels  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Engineered human capillaries are providing an astounding view of how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. more
Study uncovers large, giant viruses that belong to NCLDV supergroup  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
While the microbes in a single drop of water could outnumber a small city's population, the number of viruses in the same drop-;the vast majority not harmful to... more
China confirms 1st coronavirus death outside epicenter of viral outbreak  ABC NEWS · 3 days
China broadened its unprecedented, open-ended lockdowns to encompass more than 20.5 million people to try to contain a deadly new virus more
Scientists discover why the cells need acidic lysosomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Just like the body contains lungs, liver, and lymph nodes, so does each of the body's cells contain tiny specialized organs. Perhaps most peculiar among them are lysosomes--bubble-like sacks that act as... more
China confirms 1st death outside epicenter of viral outbreak  ABC NEWS · 3 days
China's National Health Commission says the number of cases of a new respiratory virus has risen to 830 with 25 deaths more
Halting metastasis by preventing cancer cells from using fat  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Healthy cells normally undergo cell division, but when a genetic mutation causes uncontrolled cell growth, they form a tumor. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and... more
Scientists uncover genetic information of what keeps us healthy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Genetics plays a role in the overall health and well-being of humans. Genes provide instructions for making proteins, which help determine the structure and function of each cell in the... more
WHO says no need—yet—to declare spread of novel virus is an international emergency  Science Magazine · 3 days
Critics of decision see global threat from a coronavirus that emerged in China last month and has jumped to several countries more
Researchers regrow damaged nerves with polymer and protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have created a biodegradable nerve guide -- a polymer tube -- filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or... more
Teens with obesity and PCOS have more 'unhealthy' bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to new research. more
Making 'lemonade': Chance observation leads to study of microbial bloom formation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A scientific discovery often starts with a chance observation made by open minds who realize its potential. This happens over and over again in the MBL's... more
New experimental vaccine for African swine fever virus shows promise  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Government and academic investigators have developed a vaccine against African swine fever that appears to be far more effective than previously developed vaccines. The research appears this week... more
Why cells need acidic lysosomes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Just like the body contains lungs, liver, and lymph nodes, so does each of the body's cells contain tiny specialized organs. Perhaps most peculiar among them are lysosomes—bubble-like sacks that act as part recycling bin, part stomach. more
Two-drug combo halts the growth of cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells that carry HER2 mutations. more
Taking aim at gastric cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A novel drug, named 'FerriIridium,' can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after reaching the interior of a tumor cell. This is... more
Urine fertilizer: 'Aging' effectively protects against transfer of antibiotic resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Recycled and aged human urine can be used as a fertilizer with low risks of transferring antibiotic resistant DNA to the environment, according to new research. more
UN agency: China virus 'too early' for emergency declaration  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Chinese authorities to effectively shut down three cities is not yet a... more
The new front against antibiotic resistance  MIT · 3 days
Deborah Hung shares research strategies to combat tuberculosis as part of the Department of Biology's IAP seminar series on microbes in health and disease. more
Landmark study identifies 102 genes associated with autism risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers have identified 102 genes associated with risk for autism. The study also shows significant progress towards... more
New vaccine against African swine fever appears to be more effective than previous vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Government and academic investigators have developed a vaccine against African swine fever that appears to be far more effective than... more
Researchers grow venom-producing snake organoids in the lab  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers at the Hubrecht Institute, in an international collaboration, have developed a method to grow snake venom gland cells as organoids. more
Researchers identify novel cellular entry factor for AAV vector types  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers led by a team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have identified a novel cellular entry factor for adeno-associated virus vector (AAV) types--the most commonly used viral vectors... more
Scientists use human stem cells to make pain-killing neurons  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the University of Sydney have used human stem cells to make pain-killing neurons that provide lasting relief in mice, without side effects, in a single treatment. more
Study reveals presence of functional extracellular mitochondria in the bloodstream  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Mitochondria are organelles that are found in the eukaryotic cells. A place of cellular respiration, they are the cells' "batteries" and play a major role in energy metabolism... more
Mechanism for how common gene therapy vectors enter cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have identified a novel cellular entry factor for adeno-associated virus vector (AAV) types -- the most commonly used viral vectors for in vivo gene therapy. The researchers identified that... more
New experimental vaccine for African swine fever virus shows promise  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Government and academic investigators have developed a vaccine against African swine fever that appears to be far more effective than previously developed vaccines. more
Lineage tracing on transcriptional landscapes links state to fate during differentiation  Science Magazine · 3 days
A challenge in biology is to associate molecular differences among progenitor cells with their capacity to generate mature cell types. Here, we use expressed DNA barcodes... more
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