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Follow the Coronavirus Outbreak
Staff | Feb 20, 2020
’s latest coverage of SARS-CoV-2’s spread and researchers’ efforts to develop diagnostics, vaccines, and therapies to combat the disease, COVID-19.
Artificial Intelligence Discovers Potent Antibiotic
Amy Schleunes | Feb 22, 2020
Researchers used a machine-learning platform to test more than 100 million molecules for antibacterial activity.
Isotopic Bomb Traces Are a Boon to Biological Dating
Shawna Williams | Feb 21, 2020
The decades-old signature of nuclear testing can reveal the ages of organisms, or even individual cells.
Killifish Embryos Pause Development Without Consequence: Study
Lisa Winter | Feb 21, 2020
Contrary to popular thinking, the period of arrested development is an active state of maintaining muscle integrity.
Newer Vaccine Technologies Deployed to Develop COVID-19 Shot
Abby Olena | Feb 21, 2020
Researchers look to messenger RNA encased in nanoparticles, DNA plasmids, molecular clamps, and other approaches as they rush to design a vaccine against the new coronavirus.
How COVID-19 Is Spread
Catherine Offord | Feb 21, 2020
Scientists’ latest understanding of the facts, the suspicions, and the discounted rumors of SARS-CoV-2’s transmission from person to person
Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies
Shawna Williams | Feb 20, 2020
The geneticist’s long career included leading the laboratory’s recovery from a devastating 1989 fire.
Animal Welfare Records Return to USDA Website
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2020
The inspection reports that had been removed a few years ago due to privacy concerns have resurfaced, pleasing animal rights advocates.
Neanderthal Skeleton Find Supports Idea of Intentional Burials
Amy Schleunes | Feb 19, 2020
Microscopic plant remnants found near the bones indicate that the ancient humans practiced burying rituals, but the archaeological field is not in full agreement.
Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
Ashley Yeager | Feb 19, 2020
After an accident as a teenager, he developed the disorder. He then studied the brain to better understand his own seizures, and now plans to sail around the world to show others with the condition how to push their limits.