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Deadly Facial Tumors Spur Tasmanian Devil Evolution: Study
The largest study to date of the animals’ genetics provides robust evidence that they are adapting to survive a highly lethal, contagious cancer scientists feared would cause their extinction.
Jun 1, 2021
Infographic: What Are Bacterial Nanotubes?
Scientific Breakthroughs with Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
Manipulating the Microbiome to Manage Disease
Jun 17, 2021
New Evidence Shows COVID-19 Was in US Weeks Before Thought
Jun 17, 2021
Cancer Metastasizes Via Fusion of Tumor and Immune Cells: Study
Jun 16, 2021
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Jun 16, 2021
Vitamin D Deficiency Drives Opioid Addiction in Mice
Threads Embedded in Pads and Tampons Can Diagnose Yeast Infection
Emma Yasinski | Jun 15, 2021
The material turns bright pink when it comes in contact with an enzyme produced by the fungus
Spike Protein Deletions Linked to COVID-19 Surges: Preprint
Alejandra Manjarrez | Jun 15, 2021
Researchers find that surges in COVID-19 case numbers are associated with deletions in the SARS-CoV-2 genome in an antigenic site of the spike protein. Some of these mutations are present in vaccine breakthrough infections or reinfections.
Hawaii Legislature Moves to Terminate Tenured Professor
Lisa Winter | Jun 15, 2021
Carl-Wilhelm Vogel could lose his position at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center if the currently proposed state budget is signed by Governor David Ige.
Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018
Amanda Heidt | Jun 14, 2021
The NIH shared new data detailing complaints it has received in recent years, the latest in a series of steps taken by funding agencies and professional organizations to address misconduct.
Survey Finds Lack of Diversity Among Journal Editors
Jef Akst | Jun 14, 2021
Collecting data on the various races, sexual orientations, and gender identities of editors at 25 scientific and medical journals, researchers document the underrepresentation of minority groups.
Nobel Laureate Richard Ernst Dies at 87
Lisa Winter | Jun 11, 2021
The chemist refined nuclear magnetic resonance technology, giving rise to the development of MRI.
Why Turkey’s Sea of Marmara Is Full of Marine Snot
Christie Wilcox | Jun 11, 2021
Turkish officials are scrambling to clean up a massive, gooey plankton bloom that’s sliming the country’s ports and could suffocate the area’s marine ecosystems.
A Protist Hosts Both Green Algae and Purple Bacteria Symbionts
Abby Olena | Jun 11, 2021
Having two different endosymbionts may allow the ciliate
to live in both oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor zones of the muddy bogs of southern Germany.
Updated June 11
Track COVID-19 Vaccines Advancing Through Clinical Trials
Staff | Apr 7, 2020
Find the latest updates in this one-stop resource, including efficacy data and side effects of approved shots, as well as progress on new candidates entering human studies.
-Infected Mosquitoes Stymie Dengue’s Spread: Study
Shawna Williams | Jun 10, 2021
Randomized, controlled research conducted in an Indonesian city confirms the reduction in cases seen with previous observational work.