Plant disease primar­ily spreads via road­sides

A precise statistical analysis reveals that on the Åland Islands a powdery mildew fungus that is a common parasite of the ribwort plantain primarily...

How dopamine drives brain activity

Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor, MIT neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences both nearby and distant...

Research Brief: How the novel coronavirus binds to human cells

Coronaviruses infect humans by binding to specific proteins, known as receptors, on human cell surfaces. Researchers from the University of Minnesota, led by Professor Fang...

Coronavirus can travel up to 8 meters, MIT researcher says

The novel coronavirus has prompted social distancing measures around the world. One researcher believes what's being done isn't enough. The current physical distancing guidelines provided...

Research Suggests Parents Should Limit Screen Media for Preschoolers

New research from University of California, Davis, suggests that parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, as well as limit preschool-age...

Phage capsid against influenza: perfectly fitting inhibitor prevents viral infection

A new approach brings the hope of new therapeutic options for suppressing seasonal influenza and avian flu: On the basis of an empty –...

Ultrabright X-ray bursts reveal how plants respond to light within fraction...

Scientists have revealed intricate structural changes in plants, fungi and bacteria in response to light, according to a new study published today in the...

Newly discovered mechanism triggers cell death and inflammation

Researchers describe their discovery of a new mechanism that could contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. The scientists found that ZBP1, a protein...

China’s control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

China’s control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to cities outside of...

Experiences of undesired effects of hormonal contraception

A study of women who experienced mental ill-health from a hormonal contraception indicates they value their mental well-being higher than a satisfactory sex life....

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