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The Scientist Staff
Sep 12, 2022
Artist’s rendition of <em>Meraxes gigas</em>’s head
BEFORE T. REX WAS COOL: Researchers recently identified the dinosaur species Meraxes gigas, which lived 20 million years before Tyrannosaurus rex and employed a similar body plan, with a giant head, long legs, and tiny arms. Posted: July 7, 2022
JORGE A. GONZALEZ
Brine pools don’t mix with surrounding water, giving the appearance of an underwater beach.
A BRINY BEACH: Scientists working in the Red Sea announced their discovery of brine pools located 1,700 meters below the surface. They don’t mix with the surrounding water, giving the appearance of an underwater beach. Posted: July 13, 2022
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Researchers Carlos Magdalena (left) and Lucy Smith examine the underside of <em>V. boliviana</em>.
ONE BIG LEAF: Carlos Magdalena (left) and Lucy Smith examine the underside of Victoria boliviana, which the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew researchers recently described with collaborators as the largest water lily on Earth. Posted: July 21, 2022
RBG KEW
This flexible, dissolving implantable band chilled nerves in rats for pain relief.
CHILLING OUT: A team of scientists at Northwestern University developed this flexible, dissolving, implantable band and showed that it relieved pain in rats by chilling peripheral nerves. Posted: July 1, 2022
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Fluorescent (top) and cryo-electron (bottom) microscopy images showing SARS-CoV-2 inside and on top of tunneling nanotubes
A BRIDGE TOO FAR: Research recently suggested that SARS-CoV-2 could be infecting brain cells via tunneling nanotubes, such as the one shown in the top panel here connecting epithelial and neuronal cells in culture. The team published cryo-electron microscopy images (bottom) showing the virus inside and on top of such tunneling nanotubes. Posted: July 21, 2022
ANNA PEPE, INSTITUT PASTEUR

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