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 […]
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. […]
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.
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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.
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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.
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