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CDC Restructuring Aims to Improve Timeliness and Accountability
Christie Wilcox | Aug 18, 2022
Director Rochelle Walensky said the agency’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic fell short and outlined plans to reorganize and strengthen its response to future public health threats.
Uncovering Leprosy’s Genetic Recipe for Success
Uncovering Leprosy’s Genetic Recipe for Success
Nele Haelterman, PhD | Aug 17, 2022
Researchers identify what makes certain people more likely to contract leprosy than others.
Close-up of a mosquito antenna with hair-like protrusions and fluorescently labeled glomeruli as green circles on the shaft
The Neuroscience Behind Why Mosquitoes Always Find You
Sophie Fessl | Aug 18, 2022
Neurons in mosquito antennae can express more than one olfactory receptor at a time, a redundancy that likely ensures they don’t lose a potential host’s scent.
Woman with buns and blue sweater chewing gum, smiling, and stretching it out of her mouth.
The Energetic Cost of Chewing May Have Shaped Hominin Evolution
Natalia Mesa | Aug 17, 2022
The simple act of chewing gum can raise the body’s metabolic rate by as much as 15 percent, a study finds.
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Innovating Clinical Trials Q&A
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Amgen | Aug 17, 2022
In this webinar event, Taras Carpiac from Amgen will answer questions that delve deeper into the entire podcast series.
Illustration of a red bacteriophage infecting a blue bacterium, with other bacteria in the background.
Prokaryotes Are Capable of Learning to Recognize Phages
Patience Asanga | Aug 17, 2022
Immune defense genes in bacteria and archaea can identify viral proteins, a study finds, revealing similarities between the immune systems of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.
Chinook salmon swimming in the water
Probable Chlorine Exposure Kills 21,000 Fish at UC Davis
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2022
Threatened and endangered species were among the dead, likely poisoned overnight by a chlorination system used to decontaminate the animals’ tank water.
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Innovating Clinical Trials - A Special 4-Part Podcast Series
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Amgen | Aug 17, 2022
Welcome to Innovating Clinical Trials, a special edition podcast series produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team.
A translucent illustration of the BA.2.75 subvariant of SARS-CoV-2 against a black background
Experts Mixed on Risk of “Centaurus” Omicron Subvariant
Dan Robitzski | Aug 15, 2022
BA.2.75 is spreading rampantly in India and has so far reached at least 20 other countries, but it doesn’t seem to be outcompeting other Omicron SARS-CoV-2 subvariants.
Neurons in all sorts of different colors, some glowing
How Fear Restructures the Mouse Brain
Natalia Mesa | Aug 15, 2022
By combining deep learning and electron microscopy, researchers now have a more detailed understanding of how fear changes the brain.
Genetic Predisposition to Vitamin D Deficiency Contributes to Severe COVID-19
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Aug 15, 2022
Ana Teresa Freitas discusses how individual variation in vitamin D synthesis and metabolism influences susceptibility to upper respiratory viruses.
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Polio Detected in New York City Wastewater
Andy Carstens | Aug 15, 2022
Analyses suggest the virus has been silently spreading in nearby counties since May.
Newly hatched stinkbugs climbing over a pile of eggs.
Best Bugs: How E. coli Evolves into a Stinkbug Symbiont
Hannah Thomasy | Aug 15, 2022
Experimental evolution study sheds new light on the origin of animal-microbe symbioses and what it takes for bacteria to support their insect hosts.
Mini organs in a dish
Brush Up: What Are Organoids and How Are They Made?
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Aug 11, 2022
Miniaturized, in vitro versions of organs provide insights into disease and development.