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Study delivers animal replacement method for vaccine testing

Added: 23 Jul 2020

Dutch, Bilthoven based, Intravacc, a global leader intranslational research and development of vira…

First US-statewide COVID-19 random sample study findings published

Added: 23 Jul 2020

The results of the first statewide random sample study in the United States to measure the spread o…

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Lab-made virus mimics COVID-19 virus

Added: 23 Jul 2020

Airborne and potentially deadly, the virus that causes COVID-19 can only be studied safely under hi…

Cryogenic electron microscopy freeze-frames SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

Added: 22 Jul 2020

The rod-like spike proteins on the surface of SARS CoV-2 are the tip of the spear of the COVID-19 p…

Machine learning helps grow artificial organs

Added: 17 Jul 2020

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Ivannikov Institute for System Pro…

Supergenes play a larger role in evolution than previously thought

Added: 16 Jul 2020

Massive blocks of genes--inherited together 'plug and play' style--may play a larger role in evolut…

Serving virtual reality Raspberry Pi to flies

Added: 15 Jul 2020

The Raspberry Pi Virtual Reality system (PiVR) is a versatile tool for presenting virtual reality e…

New molecular tool precisely edits mitochondrial DNA

Added: 14 Jul 2020

The genome in mitochondria -- the cell's energy-producing organelles -- is involved in disease and …

New candidate for raw material synthesis through gene transfer

Added: 13 Jul 2020

Cyanobacteria hardly need any nutrients and use the energy of sunlight. Bathers are familiar with t…

Algae as living biocatalysts for a green industry

Added: 13 Jul 2020

Better still: living algae can be used as biocatalysts for certain substances, and they bring the c…

Dinosaurs may have evolved from a ‘tiny bug slayer’

Added: 10 Jul 2020

New study suggests a miniaturised origin for some of the largest animals ever to live on Earth. Din…

Extinct Oligocene dolphins were apex predators

Added: 9 Jul 2020

A report in the journal Current Biology, offers a detailed description of the first nearly complete…

How the sparrow changed its tune

Added: 9 Jul 2020

Most bird species are slow to change their tune, preferring to stick with tried-and-true songs to d…

Your dog may be older than you think

Added: 8 Jul 2020

If there's one myth that has persisted through the years without much evidence, it's this: multiply…

Fighting E. coli with E. coli

Added: 7 Jul 2020

According to findings from a new gut-in-a-dish study published in mBio, Nissle, a strain of Escheri…

How we encode smell

Added: 6 Jul 2020

Neuroscientists describe for the first time how relationships between different odours are encoded …

Monitoring COVID-19 plasma viscosity

Added: 3 Jul 2020

A clinical viscosity diagnostic instrument is proving to be valuable in the research and treatment …

Instant diagnostic photonics scan for bladder cancer (BLC)

Added: 2 Jul 2020

Thousands of lives lost to bladder cancers each year could be saved thanks to a new scanner that us…

New method reveals how Parkinson's protein damages cell membranes

Added: 2 Jul 2020

In sufferers of Parkinson's disease, clumps of α-synuclein (alpha-synuclein), sometimes known as th…

First volunteer receives new Imperial COVID-19 vaccine

Added: 26 Jun 2020

The first healthy volunteer has received a new coronavirus vaccine developed by researchers led by …