Microbiology
Researchers succeed in restoring mobility and sensation of touch in stroke-afflicted rats  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 minutes
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in restoring mobility and sensation of touch in stroke-afflicted rats by reprogramming human skin cells to... more
Total nucleic acid extraction for pathogen detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 minutes
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
How does habitat fragmentation affect Amazonian birds?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 minutes
The Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP), located near Manaus, Brazil, began in 1979 and is the world's longest-running experimental study of tropical forest fragments. A new article summarizes four decades of data... more
Researchers assess bird flu virus subtypes in China  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 minutes
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
Researchers create unique DNA biosensor for early stage disease detection  PHYS.ORG · 40 minutes
Disease detection at an early stage is one of the biggest challenges biochemists and materials scientists are trying to meet by combining their expertise at Missouri S&T. The... more
Tracking microorganisms through the dairy production process  PHYS.ORG · 40 minutes
Microorganisms from the environment can enter the dairy supply chain at multiple stages, including production, milk collection, and processing, with potential implications for quality and safety. The ability to track these microorganisms can be... more
Consumers react to coronavirus crisis, increasingly move online  PHYS.ORG · 40 minutes
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 · 41 minutes
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 · 41 minutes
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 · 48 minutes
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
Immune-system cells of fish are ingesting plastic—and then dying  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
It's become an all-too-common variety of news story: Dead whales whose digestive systems are clogged with plastic. Increasing numbers of seabirds eating plastic, often with dire consequences. Ditto with turtles... more
The spikes of the crown: Analyzing the proteins coronaviruses use to infect cells  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The spike glycoproteins give the coronavirus its name. The molecules protrude from the viral envelope like the spikes of a crown. Researchers... more
Engineer uses metal-oxide nanomaterials deposited on cloth to wipe out microbes  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
In an effort to make highly sensitive sensors to measure sugar and other vital signs of human health, Iowa State University's Sonal Padalkar figured out how... more
Wuhan ends lockdown; Virus strains medical workers to limits  ABC NEWS · 2 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
Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown; Emotional toll of virus surges  ABC NEWS · 2 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
Five tips for dealing with the corona fear  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 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: Possible virus outbreak reported on French ship  ABC NEWS · 4 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 · 4 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 · 6 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 · 6 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
Next-Generation Microscopy Image Analysis with Deep-Learning Technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Image analysis is a critical part of many life science applications. Analyses that rely on segmentation to extract targets, such as cells and organelles, from the rest of the image are commonplace. more
How does habitat fragmentation affect Amazonian birds?  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
The Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP), located near Manaus, Brazil, began in 1979 and is the world's longest-running experimental study of tropical forest fragments. A new paper in The Condor: Ornithological Applications... more
3-D printing, biology research make the journey back to earth aboard SpaceX's Dragon  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
On March 9, 2020, a Dragon cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station carrying dozens of scientific experiments as a part... more
Researchers show how forest loss leads to spread of disease  PHYS.ORG · 6 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 · 7 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
New York's virus toll tops 9/11, while Wuhan ends lockdown  ABC NEWS · 8 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 · 8 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 · 8 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 · 9 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
Active support for stem cell research is key to alleviate incurable chronic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Never in modern history has the need for medical research been clearer, with COVID-19 roaring just outside our windows. more
Researchers discover inflammatory mechanism that contributes to autoimmune diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
The protein STING (Stimulator of Interferon Genes) is a critical component of the body's innate immune defence system, but can also contribute to chronic autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. more
Scientists in the UK look to measure COVID-19 in the wider community  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 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 · 10 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
The Latest: South Korea to tighten border to slow virus  ABC NEWS · 11 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
JGU Mainz and Masaryk University announce plans for close cooperation on RNA research  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Financed as a European Union Twinning project, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Masaryk University, the second-largest university in the Czech Republic, have... more
Study shows how forest loss puts people at greater risk of infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 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
Novel research explores interaction between engineered gene circuits and biological host cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Recent discoveries by two research teams in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University are advancing the field of synthetic... more
Personalized biohybrid microswimmers for therapeutic cargo delivery  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 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
NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9/11 attacks  ABC NEWS · 14 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 · 14 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
The link between virus spillover, wildlife extinction and the environment  PHYS.ORG · 15 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
Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis  ABC NEWS · 17 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
Genes sow seeds of neuropsychiatric diseases before birth, in early childhood  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
From early prenatal development through childhood, the prefrontal cortex of the human brain undergoes an avalanche of developmental activity. In some cases, it also contains seeds... more
How forest loss leads to spread of disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 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
Nanopore reveals shape-shifting enzyme linked to catalysis  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Scientists observed the characteristics of a single enzyme inside a nanopore. This revealed that the enzyme can exist in four different folded states, or conformers, that play an active role in the reaction mechanism.... more
Neuroscientists find memory cells that help us interpret new situations  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Neuroscientists have identified populations of cells that encode distinctive segments of an overall experience. These chunks of memory are encoded separately from the neural code that stores detailed... more
Personalized microrobots swim through biological barriers, deliver drugs to cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 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 · 17 hours
'Giant viruses' are many times larger than typical viruses and have more complex genomes. Using publicly available metagenome data, researchers assembled genomes... more
Georgia governor weighs `new options' amid virus backlash  ABC NEWS · 18 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 · 18 hours
Italy’s health ministry says it's investigating the country’s biggest nursing home where 70 residents died last month more
The evolution of color: Team shows how butterfly wings can shift in hue  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A selective mating experiment by a curious butterfly breeder has led scientists to a deeper understanding of how butterfly wing color is... more
Personalized microrobots swim through biological barriers, deliver drugs to cells  PHYS.ORG · 18 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
COVID-19 may spread through breathing and talking — but we don't know how much  LIVE SCIENCE · 19 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 · 20 hours
British government officials say Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in stable condition in a hospital intensive care unit with the coronavirus more
Families protest as veterans nursing home emptied for virus  ABC NEWS · 20 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 · 20 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
What does 'recovered from coronavirus' mean?  LIVE SCIENCE · 21 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 · 22 hours
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
Distinct processing of lncRNAs contributes to non-conserved functions in stem cells  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), which are longer than 200 nucleotides in length and lack protein coding potential, are pervasively transcribed in eukaryotic genomes. It is well... more
Better plant edits by enhancing DNA repair  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
A new genome editing system enhances the efficiency of an error-free DNA repair pathway, which could help improve agronomic traits in multiple crops. more
Atomic force microscopy reveals high heterogeneity in bacterial membrane vesicles  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
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 · 22 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
The Latest: New York City virus deaths top Sept. 11 attack  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
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 · 23 hours
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
Applying CRISPR beyond Arabidopsis thaliana  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Few technologies have made as big a splash in recent years as CRISPR/Cas9, and rightfully so. CRISPR/Cas9, or clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and associated genes, is a bacterial gene editing toolbox that allows researchers to edit... more
Scientists develop new way to identify the sex of sea turtle hatchlings  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Unlike humans, sea turtles and other reptiles like crocodiles do not have sex chromosomes. Their sex is defined during development by the incubation environment.... more
Lifestyle trumps geography in determining makeup of gut microbiome  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
Researchers studied the gut microbiomes of wild apes in the Republic of Congo, of captive apes in zoos in the US, and of people from around the world and discovered... more
Researchers reveal new understandings of synthetic gene circuits  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Recent discoveries by two research teams in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University are advancing the field of synthetic biology. more
Shell puzzle: An additional piece added to the evolution of turtles  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
The origin of turtles is among the most debated topics in evolutionary biology. In a recently published study in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, Senckenberg scientist... more
Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; US top doctor hopeful  ABC NEWS · 24 hours
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in intensive care in London and was receiving oxygen as he fought the coronavirus more
Secure light-based communication through biological tissues  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Visible light communications (VLC), and optical communications overall, caught professor Marcos Katz's interest when he and his team first demonstrated in 2017 a reconfigurable hybrid wireless network exploiting VLC and radio technologies. The network seamlessly switched... more
New genetic tools expand capacity to investigate microbes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A team of international scientists has developed a suite of more than 200 new genetic techniques for using marine microbes to investigate a host of questions in biology. The new tools are... more
How soil microbes help plants resist disease  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Plants can't self-isolate during a disease outbreak, but they can get help from a friend—beneficial soil microbes help plants ward off a wide range of diseases. Now, Texas A&M AgriLife scientists have uncovered a... more
UK's Johnson is stable in ICU with virus, received oxygen  ABC NEWS · 1 day
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office says he is in stable condition in a hospital intensive care unit with the coronavirus more
Engineered virus might be able to block coronavirus infections, mouse study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
No vaccines exist that protect people against infections by coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, or the ones that cause SARS and MERS. As... more
DNA Lego bricks enable fast rewritable data storage  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
DNA data storage may become easier to read and write than before, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge Cavendish Laboratory in the U.K. They report on a technique that can... more
Study provides insights into how microbes protect gut health in early life  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study has provided insights into how microbes protect gut health from the moment of birth. more
Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; Japan declares emergency  ABC NEWS · 1 day
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in intensive care and was receiving oxygen for treatment of his coronavirus illness more
The Latest: Spain reports rise in daily virus cases, deaths  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Spain is recording again a rise of daily coronavirus infections and deaths for the first time in five days more
OGT delivers translocation and partial tandem duplication detection with updates to SureSeq NGS portfolio  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Oxford Gene Technology announces the addition of accurate detection capabilities for translocations and difficult-to-sequence partial tandem duplications. more
Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; hopes rise in US, Europe  ABC NEWS · 1 day
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in intensive care and was receiving oxygen for treatment of his coronavirus illness more
AP PHOTOS: Virus haunts the destitute living on the margins  ABC NEWS · 1 day
In the Moroccan city of Sale, over 900 people live in crowded rooms without running water or an income to support them more
Study highlights a new way to identify antibiotic resistance genes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Apes in U.S. zoos host bacterial communities in their intestinal tracts that are more similar to those of people who eat a non-Western diet than to the gut... more
Lives Lost: A mismatched pair's love story ends with virus  ABC NEWS · 1 day
He was a by-the-book, buttoned-up conservative whose opinions could be quick and blunt more
How do viruses mutate and jump to humans?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Zoonotic spillover events like the current novel coronavirus pandemic present threats to human health. But what is zoonotic spillover and how do they occur? more
Tiger with SARS-CoV-2 infection demostrates reverse zoonosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Some viruses come from animals and jump to humans to cause disease. In the case of the novel coronavirus, now known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), it is thought to... more
Brown fat cells can translate energy into heat in an unexpected way  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
When we are exposed to sufficient cold or exercise, small clusters of brown fat cells in our bodies begin to burn up energy. more
MIT neuroscientists identify memory cells that help us interpret novel situations  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Imagine you are meeting a friend for dinner at a new restaurant. You may try dishes you haven't had before, and your surroundings will be completely... more
The Latest: China reporting no virus deaths over last day  ABC NEWS · 2 days
China reported no deaths from the coronarivus over the past 24 hours and just 32 new cases, all from people who returned from overseas more
Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appears to be leveling off in New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain more
Giant viruses may possess the tools of metabolism in their genome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
According to researchers from Virginia Tech, genes within viruses possess certain portions that help them make their own tools for metabolism. However, they do not have... more
Virus deaths slow in places, British PM's condition worsens  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appears to be leveling off in New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain more
Ohio, Oklahoma courts rule abortions can continue amid virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Court decisions in two U.S. states Monday allowed abortions to continue after the procedure was caught in the crosshairs of governors’ orders suspending non-essential elective surgeries due to the new... more
US travelers wait days to leave cruise ship with virus cases  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Dozens of Americans aboard a cruise ship that recently docked in Miami with coronavirus cases are still waiting to disembark because of new federal rules requiring... more
Promising Drug On The Horizon For COVID-19  NPR · 2 days
A drug that's been tested against the coronaviruses that causes MERS and SARS and shown to have valuable antiviral properties appears to be potent against the COVID-19 virus as well. more
Lifestyle trumps geography in determining makeup of gut microbiome  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Apes in U.S. zoos host bacterial communities in their intestinal tracts that are more similar to those of people who eat a non-Western diet than to the gut makeup of... more
DsbA-L gene may play a role in protecting respiratory function of the elderly  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The lungs are constantly exposed to the external environment and maintain homeostasis by adapting to stress and tissue damage. more
Faint glimmers of hope as virus deaths slow in places  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot... more
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