7 Days in Science – March 13, 2020
List Mar 13, 2020
Arming the Body's Immune System
Researchers have discovered a mechanism that could lead to new immunotherapies for patients with head and neck cancers.
Published in: Front. Pharmacol.
New Bioprinting Method Enables Precise Printing of Tissue Spheroids
A new method of bioprinting uses aspiration of tiny biologics such as spheroids, cells and tissue strands, to precisely place them in 3D patterns either on scaffolding or without to create artificial tissues with natural properties, according to Penn State researchers.
Published in: Science Advances
Incubation Period for COVID-19 Now Estimated at 5.1 Days
Analysis of publicly available data on infections with the new coronavirus yielded an estimate of 5.1 days for the median disease incubation period, suggesting that the 14-day quarantine period is reasonable.
Published in: Ann. Intern. Med.
Music and Mindfulness May Help Cut Mental Fatigue
A new study shows that an on-the-spot music-intervention and 4 weeks of daily mindfulness training can reduce the effect of mental fatigue.
Published in: Journal of Cognitive Enhancement
Can You Put a Price on Your DNA?
A new study finds that over 50% of Americans will exchange genetic data for financial compensation.
Published in: PLOS One
Endometriosis is notoriously difficult to diagnose, with studies suggesting that women on average wait over seven years for a diagnosis. I spoke with members of the ROSE (Researchers OutSmart Endometriosis) study team, to learn how a non-invasive diagnostic test they are developing, which analyzes menstrual blood, could help to change this.
With an increasing amount of industrial wastewater being discharged, methods to identify toxicants are urgently needed for source control and quality management. We spoke to authors of a recent article that examined the success of an extended suspect screening strategy to identify characteristic toxicants in the discharge of a chemical industrial park.
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Novel Coronavirus: 2019-nCoV
This scanning electron microscope image shows 2019-nCoV (round gold objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. 2019-nCoV is the virus that causes COVID-19. The virus shown was isolated from a patient in the U.S.
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