Like Sea Turtles, Sharks Use the Earth’s Magnetic Fields To NavigateNews
A new study published in Current Biology suggests that sharks, much like sea turtles, sense the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate around the ocean.
Real-World Data Suggests Two Doses of Pfizer Vaccine Provides Over 95% ProtectionNews
An observational study published in The Lancet has explored the real-world effectiveness of the Pfizer–BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (BNT162b2) against a variety of outcomes.READ MORE
Why Don't Methane Carbon Isotopes in the Deep Sea Behave as Expected?News
Deep down in the seafloor anaerobic microbes consume large amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas when it enters atmosphere. Even though this process is a crucial element of the global carbon cycle, it is still poorly understood. Now, scientists have found the solution to a long-standing enigma in this process: why methane carbon isotopes behave so differently than expected.READ MORE
T cells Use Their Antigen Receptors Like Sticky FingersNews
Intriguing observations have been made about the mechanical processes that take place when an antigen is recognized by a T cell. The information helps scientists piece together the process behind our important defenses.READ MORE
Researchers have found that the combination of inexpensive oral medications may be able to treat fatigue-inducing anemias caused by chronic diseases and inflammation.READ MORE
Drugs used to treat hepatitis C boosted remdesivir's ability to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in cell cultures, according to a new study.READ MORE
A new technology developed by researchers at the University of California Davis promises to fast-track the development of compounds that could exploit psychedelics’ therapeutic action without hallucinogenic side effects.
A new report by researchers including the University of Bristol and King's College London has found that the UK public's preference for the AstraZeneca–Oxford vaccine has declined since March.READ MORE
Scientists have found that rapid bacterial evolution interacts with host immunity to shape both the rise, and fall, of resistance during infection. This study highlights the need to improve understanding of how our immune system works with antibiotics to suppress bacterial infections.READ MORE
Researchers have used computer modeling to reveal that one of the three mutations that make SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.351 different from the original reduces the virus’ binding to human cells but potentially allows it to escape some antibodies.READ MORE
In a uniquely deep and detailed look at how the commonly used anesthetic propofol causes unconsciousness, a study shows that as the drug takes hold in the brain, a wide swath of regions become coordinated by very slow rhythms that maintain a commensurately languid pace of neural activity.READ MORE
A new linguistic experiment uses computer-assisted techniques for historical language comparison to show how scholars can predict pronunciations of undocumented words.