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New class of antibiotics active against a wide range of bacteria

Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous...

A new study shows how spike protein crosses the blood-brain barrier

More and more evidence is coming out that people with COVID-19 are suffering from cognitive effects, such as brain fog and fatigue. And researchers are...

Drug Reverses Age-Related Mental Decline Within Days

Just a few doses of an experimental drug can reverse age-related declines in memory and mental flexibility in mice, according to a new study...

Sensor can detect scarred or fatty liver tissue

About 25 percent of the U.S. population suffers from fatty liver disease, a condition that can lead to fibrosis of the liver and, eventually,...

HIV-Like Virus Edited Out of Primate Genome

Taking a major step forward in HIV research, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have successfully edited SIV –...

Imaging method reveals a “symphony of cellular activities”

Within a single cell, thousands of molecules, such as proteins, ions, and other signaling molecules, work together to perform all kinds of functions —...

Memories create ‘fingerprints’ that reveal how the brain is organized

While the broad architecture and organization of the human brain is universal, new research shows how the differences between how people reimagine common scenarios...

Seeing depression in the pupil

When people win or lose something, their pupils dilate slightly. Researchers have found that this dilation is less pronounced in acutely depressed patients than...

Researchers examine which approaches are most effective at reducing COVID-19 spread

Simon Fraser University professors Paul Tupper and Caroline Colijn have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while...

Commonly used antibiotic shows promise for combating Zika infections

In 2015, hundreds of children were born with brain deformities resulting from a global outbreak of Zika virus infections. Recently, National Institutes of Health...

New insights into how the CRISPR immune system evolved

With new insights into how the genetic tool CRISPR which allows direct editing of our genes  evolved and adapted, we are now one step...

X-rays size up protein structure at the ‘heart’ of COVID-19 virus

A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Argonne national laboratories has performed the first room-temperature X-ray measurements on the...

MicroCT Reveals Detailed Head Morphology of Arthropod, Leanchoilia illecebrosa

Javier Ortega-Hernández and Yu Liu, Professor of Paleobiology, Yunnan University, China have collaborated for years in the study of Chengjiang arthropods and their evolutionary...

International team of scientists warns of increasing threats posed by invasive...

In a new study, scientists from around the world – including a professor at the University of Rhode Island – warn that the threats...

Evolutionary key for a bigger brain

The expansion of the human brain during evolution, specifically of the neocortex, is linked to our cognitive abilities such as reasoning and language. Researchers...

Study finds ‘dark matter’ DNA is vital for rice reproduction

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have shed light on the reproductive role of ‘dark matter’ DNA –...

Scientists Decode How the Brain Senses Smell

Scientists have further decoded how mammalian brains perceive odors and distinguish one smell from thousands of others. In experiments in mice, NYU Grossman School of...

Genetic variation may affect bacterial composition and healing of wounds

Genetic variability across patients might play an important role in shaping the microbiome composition of wounds, thereby influencing the healing process, according to a...

Viruses Can Steal Our Genetic Code to Create New Human-Virus Genes

Like a scene out of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” a virus infects a host and converts it into a factory for making more...

RNA structures by the thousands

Every cell contains thousands of different RNA molecules. In the past, it would have taken many research careers to decipher their structures using traditional...

Using tiny electrodes to measure electrical activity in bacteria

Scientists at LiU’s Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an organic transistor that they can use to measure and study in fine detail a...

New species extinction target proposed for global nature rescue plan

The upcoming future strategy for conserving biodiversity must include a prominent target to lower extinction rates, according to group including UCL scientists. Biodiversity loss has...

Surprising growth rates found in world’s deepest photosynthetic corals

New research published in the journal Coral Reefs revealed unexpectedly high growth rates for deep water photosynthetic corals. The study, led by Samuel Kahng,...

Researchers uncover drivers of healthy gut maintenance

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have found two genes that regulate the differentiation of stem cells in the small intestine, offering valuable insight...

Accelerating Biological Systems Design for Sustainable Biomanufacturing

Northwestern Engineering synthetic biologists have developed a new rapid-prototyping system to accelerate the design of biological systems, reducing the time to produce sustainable biomanufacturing...

Improved gut microbiota with cholesterol-lowering medication

There is a clear link between improved gut microbiota and one of our most common cholesterol-lowering drug groups: statins. This is evident from a...

Brain Cells Can Harbor and Spread HIV Virus to the Body

Researchers have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell, can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic out...

Immune cell discovery could improve the fight against hepatitis B

For the first time, researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) have identified and described a new and unique subset of human...

Virus DNA spread across hospital ward in 10 hours

The study, published as a letter in the Journal of Hospital Infection, aimed to safely simulate how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, may...

Newly Identified Gene Reduces Pollen Number of Plants

Producing fewer sperm cells can be advantageous in self-fertilizing plants. An international study led by the University of Zurich has identified a gene in...

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