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New antibiotic candidate from rare soil microbe

This approach allowed scientists to identify an unusual peptide for future drug design efforts.

Imbalanced forces in the Earth-moon-sun system drive circulation of the whole mantle

Tug of sun, the moon could be driving plate motions on ‘imbalanced’ Earth.

Study explains what makes mRNA vaccines so effective against COVID-19

Shots trigger exceptional antibody response by activating key helper immune cells.

COVID-19 long-haulers are at an increased risk of developing kidney damage

Attention to kidneys important part of post-COVID-19 care.

Good cholesterol may prevent liver inflammation

A study in mice, human blood samples, suggests HDL from the intestine may prevent liver inflammation.

How does the immune system even know what’s happening in the brain?

The study finds a site of immune surveillance of the brain, points to new ways to target brain inflammation.

New technology to get oxygen, fuel from Mars’s salty water

An electrolysis system that doesn’t need pure water may change the game when it comes to exploration.

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