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Virus-Scanning Tool Could Detect Previous COVID-19 Infections and Inform Vaccine Development

Using a research assay called VirScan, scientists plan to study how antibodies from people who have had COVID-19 attack the virus that causes it.
31-Mar-2020 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Citizen Scientists Are Helping Researchers Design New Drugs to Combat COVID-19

Using a free computer game called Foldit, researchers are enlisting the help of citizen scientists to design drugs that could stop the novel coronavirus from infecting human cells.
27-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Patients with Severe Forms of Coronavirus Disease Could Offer Clues to Treatment

A new international project aims to enroll 500 COVID-19 patients to search for genetic mutations that make some people more vulnerable to severe infection.
25-Mar-2020 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Resurrecting Ancient Protein Partners Reveals Origin of Protein Regulation

After reconstructing the ancient forms of two cellular proteins, scientists discovered the earliest known instance of a complex form of protein regulation.
6-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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HHMI Awards $1.4 Million Each to 15 Hanna Gray Fellows to Support Diversity in Science

HHMI announces the selection of 15 exceptional early career scientists as 2019 HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows to support diversity in biomedical research. The 2020 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition is now open. Applications are due on January 8,...
11-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“DNA Microscopy” Offers Entirely New Way to Image Cells

Rather than relying on optics, the microscopy system offers a chemically encoded way to map biomolecules’ relative positions.
19-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

HHMI Announces $30 Million Science Education Initiative

HHMI's third competition for the Inclusive Excellence initiative will award grants to up to 30 schools to help increase their capacity to include students of diverse backgrounds in science.
1-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Penicillin Acts Like TNT for Bacteria

Although penicillin was discovered nearly a century ago, scientists are still learning how the drug makes bacterial cells pop like overfilled balloons.
19-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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