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An Experimental Peptide Could Block COVID-19

Cambridge, MA — In hopes of developing a possible treatment for Covid-19, a team of MIT chemists has designed a drug candidate that they believe may block coronaviruses’ ability to enter human cells....

A New Way to Study HIV’s Impact on the Brain

Philadelphia, PA — Though many negative repercussions of human immunodeficiency virus infection can be mitigated with the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART), one area where medical advances haven’t...

How Trans Fats Assist Cell Death

Sendai, Japan — Tohoku University researchers in Japan have uncovered a molecular link between some trans fats and a variety of disorders, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Their...

Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators

Linköping, Sweden — For the first time, a soft and stretchable organic thermoelectric module has been created that can harvest energy from body heat. The breakthrough was enabled by a new composite...

A Molecule That Directs Neurons

Trento TN, Italy — The habenula is a small region at the centre of the brain, but is crucial for people’s lives. It is made up of groups of nerve cells that control the “neurotransmitters”...

Building a Better Botox

Boston, MA — Botulinum toxins — a.k.a. botox — have a variety of uses in medicine: to treat muscle overactivity in overactive bladder, to correct misalignment of the eyes in strabismus,...

New Coronavirus Stable for Hours on Surfaces

Bethesda, MD — The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health,...

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