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  • Opinion: To save lives, get partisanship out of public health science
    on July 4, 2020 at 11:00 am

    At a time when public health professionals are so essential, they are being silenced and threatened. We must confront the dangers of partisan influences on scientific decision-making and restructure our […]

  • Does DNA in the water tell us how many fish are there?
    on July 3, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Researchers have developed a new non-invasive method to count individual fish by measuring the concentration of environmental DNA in the water, which could be applied for quantitative monitoring of aquatic ecosystems. […]

  • Moderna shares hit by COVID-19 vax trial delay report, but biotech says July start still on track
    on July 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Moderna shares hit by COVID-19 vax trial delay report, but biotech says July start still on track badams Fri, 07/03/2020 - 08:26 […]

  • Epigenetic Clock More Accurately Aligns Dog Age to Human Years
    on July 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine compared the methylation changes that occur in the genomes of Labrador retriever dogs and humans throughout their lifespans. They identified conserved age-related changes—predominately impacting on developmental gene networks—which allowed them to more accurately compare the ages of humans and dogs. The resulting epigenetic clock, which may be transferrable to other species, indicates that dogs and humans don’t age at the same rate over their lifespans, so the comparison isn’t completely linear. The post Epigenetic Clock More Accurately Aligns Dog Age to Human Years appeared first on GEN - Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. […]

  • Opinion: People in mental health crises need help, not handcuffs
    on July 3, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Officers trained in crisis intervention can be lifesavers, but they are a reaction to a fundamental flaw in how we respond to mental health crises — not the answer to […]

  • Public health experts urge socially distant Fourth of July celebrations, as the coronavirus surges across the U.S.
    on July 3, 2020 at 8:30 am

    “A typical Fourth of July celebration could further spread the virus, endanger lives, overwhelm our health system, and undo the progress made toward reopening sectors of our economy.&rdquo […]

  • BioSpace Movers & Shakers, July 3
    on July 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Biopharma and life sciences companies bolster their executive teams and board with these Movers & Shakers. […]

  • Research Roundup: Multiple Molecules that Can Shut Down COVID-19 and More
    on July 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Every week there are numerous scientific studies published. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting ones. […]

  • Newer, More Dominant COVID-19 Variant Is More Infectious in the Lab
    on July 2, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    A specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the spread of COVID-19, is more infectious in cell culture. The variant in question, D614G, makes a small but effective change in the virus’s “Spike” protein, which the virus uses to enter human cells. The new variant has become the dominant strain across the globe, but it does not appear to cause more severe disease. The post Newer, More Dominant COVID-19 Variant Is More Infectious in the Lab appeared first on GEN - Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. […]

  • Peptide Drug Discovery Could Lead to a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory
    on July 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry and the National Jewish Health in Denver report a new drug discovery that could be useful to combat inflammation of all varieties and shows promise in fighting acute respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. The post Peptide Drug Discovery Could Lead to a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory appeared first on GEN - Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. […]