Creatures in This Underwater Forest Could Save Your Life One Day

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — It was 6 a.m. at the dock on a Tuesday in December, and the weather did not look promising. Fog hovered over the water, and the engine of the Research Vessel E.O. Wilson rumbled. Our ship disappeared into the mist, and by 7:30 the crew, a team of biologists, chemists and…

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Live Coronavirus News and Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Trump suggests coronavirus testing is no longer a problem. Governors disagree. Video transcript Back transcript Listen to the Call: Bullock and Trump Discuss Testing Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana discussed the difficulty of getting access to coronavirus tests on a conference call with President Trump and other governors. “Literally,…

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A new mechanism triggering cell death and inflammation: A left turn that kills

Z-form nucleic acids are double-stranded DNA and RNA molecules with an unusual left-handed double helix structure, as opposed to the classical right-handed Watson-Crick double helix. Z-nucleic acids were discovered more than 40 years ago, but their biological function has remained poorly understood. The group of Professor Manolis Pasparakis at the CECAD Cluster of Excellence in…

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New UC Davis research suggests parents should limit screen media for preschoolers

New research from University of California, Davis, suggests that parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, as well as limit preschool-age children’s use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics this week. Over a two-and-a-half-year period, researchers assessed 56…

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Purdue innovators moving to fast-track COVID-19 diagnostic, therapeutic solutions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the U.S. and the world, Purdue University scientists are working to move solutions to diagnose and treat the virus to the marketplace as soon as possible. The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization is working with innovators from across the university to patent and…

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A COVID-19 palliative care pandemic plan: An essential tool

OTTAWA — Palliative care physicians have created a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) palliative care plan as an essential tool to provide care and help manage scare resources during the pandemic. The plan, which focuses on 8 critical elements — «stuff,» «staff,» «space,» «systems,» «sedation,» «separation,» «communication» and «equity» — is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical…

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Scientists modify CAR-T cells to target multiple sites on leukemia cells

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2020) — In a new pre-clinical study published this week in the journal Leukemia, the research team of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles investigator Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD, MS, worked with colleagues to engineer T-cells to identify and target multiple sites on acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells instead of just one. The early collaboration…

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BIDMC physician-scientists spearhead effort to address COVID-19 testing swab shortage

Boston, Mass. — As the numbers of patients with confirmed and suspected COVID-19 in the United States continue to rise exponentially, physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, launched a collaborative and open-source effort to address the shortage of swabs that is hampering the nation’s ability to test…

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