Bloodthirsty tsetse flies nurse their young, one live birth at a time – understanding this unusual strategy could help fight the disease they spread
This insect's unique reproductive biology could lead to new ways to control the species in the environment – and prevent the deadly sleeping sickness it spreads to people.
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: reproduction insects molecular-biology entomology tsetse-fly tsetse-flies milk larvae sleeping-sickness trypanosomiasis lactation african-sleeping-sickness viviparous symbiont
Scientists tap the world's most powerful computers in the race to understand and stop the coronavirus
Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: medicine drug-discovery covid-19 coronavirus pandemic molecular-biology antiviral-drugs viruses computational-biology proteins sars-cov2 biophysics drug supercomputers
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