Tracking COVID-19 Virus Mutations across the World
A SARS-CoV-2 tracker uses publicly available sequencing data to show how the virus is changing and spreading over time.
People with SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies May Be Protected Against Reinfection
People who have had evidence of a prior infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, appear to be well protected against being reinfected with the virus, at least for a few months, according to a newly published study from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Study Identifies Risk Factors for Elevated Anxiety in Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic
A new study has identified early risk factors that predicted heightened anxiety in young adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The findings from the study, supported by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, could help predict who is at greatest risk of developing anxiety during stressful life events in early adulthood and inform prevention and intervention efforts.
COVID-19 oxygen emergency impacting more than half a million people in low- and middle-income countries every day, as demand surges
More than half a million COVID-19 patients in LMICs estimated to need oxygen treatment every day.
New CRISPR-Based Gene Editing Tool Makes Sequential Genome Edits
Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) have discovered a new gene-editing technique that allows for the programming of sequential cuts—or edits—over time.
New Technology Enables Predictive Design of Engineered Human Cells
Northwestern University synthetic biologist Joshua Leonard used to build devices when he was a child using electronic kits.
Dr. Daniel Kastner: Pioneer in autoinflammatory genetic disorder discoveries
It's an ancient disease that may have evolved to confer protection against the plague -- but until 20 years ago, it had scientists and doctors flummoxed.
New Study from UCSD Shows That Chromosome Shattering Can Promote Cancer Cell Growth and Increase Resistance to Chemotherapeutic Drugs
Anatomic pathologists who diagnose tissue and closely monitor advances in cancer diagnostics and therapy will be interested in a recent study into how a mutational process known as chromothripsis (chromosome shattering) can promote cancer cell growth in humans and increase resistance to cancer drug therapies.
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