Unveiled: A channel SARS-CoV-2 may use to proceed with viral replication in the host cell

By visualizing coronavirus replication in an infected host cell, researchers may have answered a long-standing question about how newly synthesized coronavirus components are able to be incorporated into fully infectious viruses. Their work uncovers a coronavirus-specific structure in cells that may be a target for much-needed antiviral strategies against this family of viruses. Coronaviruses replicate…

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Training neural circuits early in development improves response, study finds

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When it comes to training neural circuits for tissue engineering or biomedical applications, a new study suggests a key parameter: Train them young. Techniques for training engineered neural circuits usually involve training them after the cells have fully matured. Using light-sensitive neurons derived from mouse stem cells, researchers at the University of…

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