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Baby Bottles Can Shed Millions of Microplastic Particles: Study
Max Kozlov | Oct 19, 2020
The project did not assess any implications for children’s health, but the authors recommend changing up how parents use baby bottles to reduce the amount of plastic in formula or breastmilk.
The Booming Call of De-extinction
W. S. Roberts | Oct 19, 2020
Scientists seek to combine genome editing with a technique used in chicken breeding to try to bring back lost birds.
Wheat Blast Arrives in Zambia, First Time in Africa
Munyaradzi Makoni | Oct 19, 2020
Experts fear the fungal pathogen will spread to other African countries, threatening wheat production.
Serotonin and Dopamine Linked to Decision-Making: Study
Amanda Heidt | Oct 16, 2020
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers monitored subsecond changes in levels of the neurotransmitters in the human brain, unlocking new insight into their function.
Argentinian Field Site Devastated by Fire
Amanda Heidt | Oct 15, 2020
Roughly half of the howler monkeys in the research preserve have died or remain unaccounted for. Scientists had been studying them for more than 30 years.
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Ruth Williams | Oct 15, 2020
Far from being inert fat-storage depots within cells, these lipid-loaded organelles recruit immune proteins and block bacterial growth.
Nucleus Is Key to How Cells Sense Personal Space
Abby Olena | Oct 15, 2020
In two independent studies, researchers find that the organelle is responsible for a switch that allows cells to start moving when they’re squeezed.
Climate Change Helped Drive
’ Cousins Extinct: Study
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 15, 2020
Sharp drops in global temperatures helped seal the fate of three extinct hominin species, including our close relatives, the Neanderthals, according to thousands of archaeological specimens and a model of past climate conditions.
Decoy Cells Trick SARS-CoV-2, Reduce Cytokines In Vitro
Max Kozlov | Oct 14, 2020
Genetically engineered cells that overproduce ACE2, the receptor the novel coronavirus uses to enter cells, neutralize infection in vitro and mop up inflammatory cytokines in mice.
US Tops List of COVID-19 and All-Cause Death Rates Since May
Max Kozlov | Oct 14, 2020
The authors of a new analysis conclude that tens of thousands of lives could have been saved with a more coordinated national response to the coronavirus.