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Social distancing works: Here’s the Maths

According to Dr. Robin Thompson, a junior research fellow in mathematical epidemiology, social distancing can lessen pass-on rates of COVID-19 generously. His...

Antimicrobial insect wings hold clues for improved medical implants

Some insects, for example, dragonflies, have evolved nanoprotrusions on their wings that burst bacterias on contact. This has propelled the structure of...

Machine-learning enables capturing 3-D microstructures in real-time

Scientists at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at the...

Converting water into solar fuel

By transforming optical fibers into photocatalytic microreactors, scientists at the University of Southampton were able to convert water into hydrogen fuel using...

This protein sense light and temperature in plants

Temperature is a critical environmental cue influencing all aspects of plant development and growth. A better understanding of this mechanism will help...

Coronavirus’s mysterious symptom found

Little is known about COVID-19, and even less is comprehended. Contrasted ominously and improperly with flu and SARS (another coronavirus syndrome), COVID-19...

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Yale’s lung fibrosis drug shows promise for treating COVID-19 lung distress

A few years ago, Yale pulmonologist Dr. Naftali Kaminski started developing a drug for lung fibrosis, which now seems effective against specific...

Coronavirus varied alongside variations in its genome

In a new study, scientists at the University of California, Davis, are trying to establish if genomic variation in the virus is...

PittCoVacc: Vaccine against COVID-19 shows promise

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against Coronavirus that shows promise for neutralizing the...

SmartBra to detect cancer at the earliest stages

In collaboration with startup IcosaMed, EPFL students have developed smart clothing that can be used to diagnose cancer at the earliest stages.

New class of taste receptors discovered

According to a study, opsin proteins, known for decades to be required for vision, also function as taste receptors. The study sheds...

Artificial proteins that function as molecular logic gates

Scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine have devised artificial proteins that can regulate gene expression inside human T-cells. What's...

Humans’ direct ancestor existed 100,000 to 200,000 years earlier than previously thought

Fossil humans are rare, representing only a very small percentage of all of the fossil mammals discovered at any given paleontological site....

Genetic variations in the skin can create a natural sunscreen

Vitamin D is the sunshine hormone, and we need bright sunshine on the skin to make it, but variations in our genes...

We can rescue global marine life, study

A new study has found several components of marine ecosystems can be rebuilt if putting efforts to address the causes of their...