Science

Plastic contaminants harm sea urchins

Exeter, UK — Plastics in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae, new research shows. Scientists soaked various plastic samples in seawater then removed the plastic...

How SARS-CoV-2 Reaches the Brain

Berlin, Germany — Using post-mortem tissue samples, a team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have studied the mechanisms by which the novel coronavirus can reach the brains...

HIV-Like Virus Edited Out of Primate Genome

Philadelphia, PA — Taking a major step forward in HIV research, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have successfully edited SIV – a virus closely related to...

Mapping Out the Mystery of Blood Stem Cells

Toronto, ON — Princess Margaret scientists have revealed how stem cells are able to generate new blood cells throughout our life by looking at vast, uncharted regions of our genetic material that hold...

Grabbing Viruses Out of Thin Air

Miyagi, Japan — The future could hold portable and wearable sensors for detecting viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment. But we’re not there yet. Scientists at Tohoku University...

Tackling Metabolic Complexity

Munich, Germany — Metabolic robustness, the ability of a metabolic system to buffer changes in its environment, is not always a welcome feature for microbiologists: it interferes with metabolic engineering...

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