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Anti-parasitic Drug Eliminates SARS-CoV-2 Within 48 Hours in Cell Culture
News   Apr 06, 2020

A Monash University-led study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world can kill the virus within 48 hours in cell culture.

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Deep Sea Symbiosis Fueled by Methane
News   Apr 06, 2020

Scientists have uncovered a methane-fueled symbiosis between worms and bacteria at the bottom of the sea, shedding new light on the ecology of deep-sea environments.

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Mechanism Identified That Regulates Our Immune Gatekeepers
News   Apr 06, 2020

Researchers have discovered a new molecular mechanism mediated by nuclear receptors that determines the identity and expansion of macrophages – one of the cell types that act as immune sentinels in the body.

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Clues to SARS-CoV-2 Vulnerability Emerge
News   Apr 06, 2020

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 COVID-19, according to a study from scientists at Scripps Research.

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Fighting COVID-19 With the Help of High-performance Computing
News   Apr 03, 2020

OCF is assisting its customers to get involved in “Folding@home” in the fight against COVID-19.

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Skin Patch Vaccine Shows Promise in Neutralizing SARS-CoV-2
News   Apr 03, 2020

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists 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, produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 at quantities thought to be sufficient for neutralizing the virus.

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Trial Drug Blocks Early Stages of COVID-19 in Engineered Human Tissues
News   Apr 03, 2020

An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr Josef Penninger has discovered a drug candidate that can effectively block the "cellular door" SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts.

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Stopping TB in Its Tracks
News   Apr 03, 2020

Researchers have solved the detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply in the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). This could open up novel ways to develop targeted TB drugs.

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Fish Have Diverse Gut Microbiomes
News   Apr 02, 2020

Several important grazing fish on Caribbean coral reefs each harbor a distinct gut microbiome, revealing a new perspective on reef ecology.

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Physiological and Behavioral Measures Useful in Assessing Animal Stress Levels
News   Apr 02, 2020

Two new studies suggest that both physiological and behavioral approaches can be used to reliably assess the wellbeing of semi-captive Asian elephants.

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