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Researchers explore microbial ecosystem Seeking drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2

Washington, DC – June 20, 2021 – Researchers from Yonsei University in South Korea have found that certain commensal bacteria that reside in the human intestine produce compounds that inhibit SARS-CoV-2. The research will be presented on June 20 at World Microbe Forum, an online meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the Federation…

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Researchers review data on reputed toxins thought to cause neurodegeneration

Identifying the causes of human neurodegenerative diseases is a global research priority, warranting frequent reviews of the accumulating knowledge. In doing just that, biologists from the Plant Physiology Laboratory at the University of Guam and neuroscientists from the Experimental Medicine Program at The University of British Columbia have published an update on the reputed environmental…

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Researchers find optimal way to Repay student loans

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain After graduating or leaving college, many students face a difficult choice: Try to pay off their student loans as fast as possible to save on interest, or enroll in an income-based repayment plan, which offers affordable payments based on their income and forgives any balance remaining after 20 or 25 years.…

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Big data: IPK Investigators double accuracy in predicting wheat Returns

By increasing population sizes, an international team of scientists led by IPK Leibniz-Institute was able to double the prediction accuracy for wheat yield. Credit: IPK/ Christoph Martin The enormous potential of Big Data has already been demonstrated in areas such as financial services and telecommunications. An international team of researchers led by the IPK Leibniz…

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Researchers investigate mining-related deforestation in the Amazon

Most gold mines in the Peruvian Amazon are unregulated, small-scale operations, leaving governments without ways to protect the surrounding environment or track how much forest is lost to mining. Credit: Lisa Naughton If you’re wearing gold jewelry right now, there’s a good chance it came from an illegal mining operation in the tropics and surfaced…

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Researchers perform magic tricks for birds, who Aren’t Entertained

Trick with treat? — Can an animal without hands recognize when humans are using sleight-of-hand tricks? John Timmer – Jun 4, 2021 6:18 pm UTC Enlarge / A Eurasian jay takes a skeptical view of magic.Most magic tricks require a fairly sophisticated understanding of how humans perceive the world. To fall for a trick, people…

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Researchers identify potential new antiviral drug for COVID-19

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID The experimental drug TEMPOL may be a promising oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19, suggests a study of cell cultures by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.…

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Researchers learn how swimming ducks balance water pressure in their feathers while diving

A team of students working with Jonathan Boreyko, associate professor in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, has discovered the method ducks use to suspend water in their feathers while diving, allowing them to shake it out when surfacing. The discovery opens the door for applications in marine technology. Findings were published in ACS Applied Materials…

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Researchers discover drug that blocks multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants in mice

The drug diABZI — which activates the body’s innate immune response — was highly effective in preventing severe COVID-19 in mice that were infected with SARS-CoV-2, according to scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings, published this month in Science Immunology, suggest that diABZI could also treat other…

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Dutch researchers Assemble security software to mimic human immune system

Software could help IT systems develop immunity to some cyber attacks in a similar way to how the body fights infection By Kim Loohuis Published: 24 May 2021 12:30 Dutch research institute TNO, in collaboration with various partners, has developed self-healing security software.   This software is based on the functioning of the human immune system,…