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Clues to COVID-19 Coronavirus’s Vulnerability Emerge from an Antibody Against SARS

An antibody recovered from a survivor of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s has revealed a potential vulnerability of the new coronavirus at the root of … read more

To Divide or Not to Divide? The Mother Cell May Decide

Researchers have found that it’s actually the mother cell that determines if its daughter cells will divide. The finding sheds new light on the cell cycle using modern imaging technologies, and … read more

Coalition to Accelerate Research for COVID-19 in Low And Middle-Income Countries

A group of scientists, physicians, funders, and policy makers from over 70 institutions from over 30 countries have launched an international coalition to respond to COVID-19 in resource-poor … read more

Scientists have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine — delivered through a fingertip-sized patch — … read more

Study Overturns ‘Snapshot’ Model of Cell Cycle in Use Since 1974

Live, single-cell imaging shows cellular ‘memory’ of growth factor availability throughout the cell cycle (and not just snapshot of growth factor availability) influences cells’ … read more

Using Chemistry to Unlock the Difference Between Cold And Hot-Brew Coffee

Cold brew may be the hottest trend in coffee-making, but not much is known about how this process alters the chemical characteristics of the beverage. Now, scientists report that the content of … read more

Potential of Using Psychedelic Drugs in Psychiatry

Before they were banned about a half century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. Researchers say … read more

Understanding How the Protein Tau Moves Between Neurons Yields Insight Into Possible Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases

In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. Found abundantly in our … read more

New CT Scoring Criteria for Timely Diagnosis, Treatment of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Updated CT scoring criteria that considers lobe involvement, as well as changes in CT findings (i.e., ground-glass opacity, crazy-paving pattern, and consolidation), could quantitatively and … read more

Global Nuclear Medicine Community Shares COVID-19 Strategies and Experiences

In an effort to provide safer working environments for nuclear medicine professionals and their patients, clinics across five continents have shared their approaches to containing the spread of … read more

Understanding Brain Tumors in Children

The causes of 40% of all cases of certain medulloblastomas — dangerous brain tumors affecting children — are hereditary. A genetic defect that occurs in 15% of these children plays a key role by … read more

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Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that can track dopamine levels, neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences distant brain … read more

Blocking the Iron Transport Could Stop Tuberculosis

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis need iron to survive. Researchers have now solved the first detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply. When the iron transport … read more

Spina Bifida Surgery Before Birth Restores Brain Structure

Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body’s ability to restore normal brain structure, new research has … read more

The Discovery of New Compounds for Acting on the Circadian Clock

Scientists have succeeded in the discovery of novel compounds to lengthen the period of the circadian clock, and has shed light on their mechanisms of … read more

Heavy Drinking Into Older Age Adds 4 Cm to Waistline

More than half of drinkers aged 59 and over have been heavy drinkers and this is linked to a significantly larger waistline and increased stroke risk, according to a new … read more

Infants Introduced Early to Solid Foods Show Gut Bacteria Changes That May Portend Future Health Risks

Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts, called short-chain fatty acids, measured in their stool … read more

Fast-Tracking COVID-19 Diagnostic, Therapeutic Solutions

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe, scientists are working to move solutions to diagnose and treat the virus to the marketplace as soon as … read more

Caring for Seniors During COVID-19 Pandemic

Scientists lay out guidelines and best practices for healthcare providers and family caregivers who are providing care for older adults during the COVID-19 … read more

New Quantum Technology Could Help Diagnose and Treat Heart Condition

The conductivity of living organs, such as the heart, could be imaged non-invasively using quantum technology, which has the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of atrial … read more

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