Researchers found retinal neurons sends unexpected signals to the brain

For decades, biology textbooks have stated that eyes communicate with the brain exclusively through one type of signaling pathway. But a new discovery shows...

A new route of infection for bacterium transmission from horses to...

The researchers’ work has made it possible to detail for the first time the spreading of the bacterium through lymph vessels and not just...

NASA finds the ISS is affected by the microbial composition of...

A study conducted by a team of national laboratory and NASA researchers has found that the environment of the International Space Station is affected...

Team identified a link between the Covid-19 cure rate and regional...

Selenium is an essential trace element obtained from the diet (i.e. fish, meat and cereals) which has been found to affect the severity of...

Using nanoparticles to measure cancer cell mechanics in living animals

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle-based in vivo imaging technique that may one day be used to help diagnose and even treat cancer has been developed by...

The protein LEM2 has two important functions during cell division

To replace aging and worn cells, the body primarily uses a process called mitosis, in which one cell divides into two. When a cell...

Researchers have studied the fungus that causes verticilosis disease that kills...

Researchers from the Universities of Valencia and Cordoba, as well as from the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)...

The underlying transmission of Covid-19 patterns among different populations

With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in lockdowns in different parts of the world, from the US to many European nations, there have been intense...

The internal clock that tells our bodies when to sleep, wake,...

The internal clock that tells our bodies when to sleep, wake, and eat each day could be regulated by more than light exposure and...

Researchers found a further mystery: Crystal jellies glow green, not blue

What makes a jellyfish glow? For scientists, asking that simple question led to a powerful new tool that’s completely transformed medicine — and won...

Engineers develop precision injection system for plants

While the human world is reeling from one pandemic, there are several ongoing epidemics that affect crops and put global food production at risk....

Hummingbirds show up when tropical trees fall down

When the tree fell that October in 2015, the tropical giant didn’t go down alone. Hundreds of neighboring trees went with it, opening a...

Coronaviruses and bats have been evolving together for millions of years

Bats do a lot of good for the world -- they pollinate plants, they eat disease-carrying insects, and they help disperse seeds that help...

U of G Develops Effective Way to Replenish Threatened Plants

From two seeds grew a thousand plants. University of Guelph researchers used advanced cloning techniques to give the threatened Hill's thistle a fighting chance. This...

Researchers identify cells likely targeted by Covid-19 virus

Researchers at MIT; the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard; and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; along with colleagues from around...

New natural gas eaters discovered at hot springs

Unlike animals, which only digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats, microorganisms also feed on a variety of other organic compounds. Even natural gas does not...

Diagnostic biosensor quickly detects SARS-CoV-2 from nasopharyngeal swabs

According to many experts, early diagnosis and management are critical for slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Therefore, the...

Unprecedented single-cell studies in virtual embryo

Researchers from EMBL Heidelberg and from the University of Padua School of Medicine have created the first complete description of early embryo development, accounting...

Unprecedented 3D images of live cells plus details of molecules inside

The insides of living cells can be seen in their natural state in greater detail than ever before using a new technique developed by...

Proteins may halt the severe cytokine storms seen in Covid-19 patients

One of the defining features of Covid-19 is the excessive immune response that can occur in severe cases. This burst of immune overreaction, also...

Depression, anxiety may be side effects as nation grapples with COVID-19

Millions of Americans are being impacted by the psychological fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic aftermath, and large numbers may experience emotional...

Model quantifies the impact of quarantine measures on Covid-19’s spread

Every day for the past few weeks, charts and graphs plotting the projected apex of Covid-19 infections have been splashed across newspapers and cable...

New virus in bats linked to AIDS-like disease decimating koalas

Devastated by summer's unprecedented firestorms, Australia's koalas are facing a potentially more serious and enduring existential threat from a fellow mammal—the bat. A new collaborative...

Peptide therapies could disable coronavirus’ spike proteins

Researchers are developing new peptide-based therapeutics for targeting and disabling the coronavirus’ so-called “spike proteins.” Spike proteins — the crown of bulbous projections that give...

Scientists find link between key plant amino acid and essential hormones

Purdue University scientists Natalia Dudareva and Joseph Lynch have been searching for a way to increase a plant’s production of phenylalanine, a compound important...

Large-scale analysis links glucose metabolism proteins in the brain to Alzheimer’s...

In the largest study to date of proteins related to Alzheimer's disease, a team of researchers has identified disease-specific proteins and biological processes that...

Cell Membrane Proteins Imaged in 3-D

A team of scientists including researchers at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) -- a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science...

Plants control microbiome diversity inside leaves to promote health

In a new study, published in the journal Nature, Michigan State University scientists show how plant genes select which microbes get to live inside...

Researchers describe possible mechanism for link between obesity and breast cancer

It is widely accepted that higher levels of body fat increase the risk of developing breast cancer, as well as other cancers. Based on...

Mathematical modeling draws more accurate picture of coronavirus cases

Mathematical modeling can take what information is reported about the coronavirus, including the clearly underreported numbers of cases, factor in knowns like the density...

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