We wanted to find out which biological phenomena are crucial for pattern formation and which are just incidental. These sorts of questions can be answered with mathematical modelling.
July 28, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: zebrafish mathematical-modelling pigment cells patterns
Online sleuthing and deductive reasoning identifies what appears to be the only existent portrait painted of the celebrated scientist during his lifetime.
July 27, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: history-of-science scientists scientist cells royal-society portraiture mathematicians isaac-newton portrait-painting
A molecule responsible for lowering our blood pressure also helps coronavirus get into our cells and replicate. And it occurs more in men than in women.
May 12, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus blood-pressure severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars ace2 cells sars-cov2
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
Tags: genetics covid-19 coronavirus immune-system biology genes t-cells immune-cells disease viruses research-brief white-blood-cells immune cells computational-biology
We found and tested 47 old drugs that might treat the coronavirus: Results show promising leads and a whole new way to fight COVID-19
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, identified nine existing drugs that show promise to treat COVID-19. The proteins they target haven't been tried before.
April 30, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: drugs health drug-discovery covid-19 coronavirus rna fda sars-cov-2 viruses hydroxychloroquine cells progesterone treatments anti-virals
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