Your genes could determine whether the coronavirus puts you in the hospital – and we're starting to unravel which ones matter
Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.
May 5, 2020 • ~6 min
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When searching for extraterrestrial life, astronomers may want to look at planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.
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MIT professor and intensivist/trauma surgeon explains the new challenges that Covid-19 brings to treating patients in acute respiratory distress.
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Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.
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Translated into sound, SARS-CoV-2 tricks our ear in the same way the virus tricks our cells.
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MIT biochemists can trap and visualize an enzyme as it becomes active — an important development that may aid in future drug development.
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Repurposing a drug used for blood clots may help Covid-19 patients in danger of respiratory failure, researchers suggest.
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An unusual synergy between cancer researchers, clinical centers, and industry leads to promising clinical trials for a new combination therapy for prostate cancer.
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Study shows ripples across a newly fertilized egg are similar to other systems, from ocean and atmospheric circulations to quantum fluids.
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Buildings grown by bacteria -- new research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials
Researchers are turning microbes into microscopic construction crews by altering their DNA to make them produce building materials. The work could lead to more sustainable buildings.
March 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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