Where Coronaviruses Come From
Where Coronaviruses Come From
EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak speaks with The Scientist about how pathogens like 2019-nCoV jump species, and how to head off the next pandemic.
Where Coronaviruses Come From
Where Coronaviruses Come From

EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak speaks with The Scientist about how pathogens like 2019-nCoV jump species, and how to head off the next pandemic.

EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak speaks with The Scientist about how pathogens like 2019-nCoV jump species, and how to head off the next pandemic.

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Snake Venom Gland Organoids Produce Functional Toxins
Snake Venom Gland Organoids Produce Functional Toxins
Amy Schleunes | Jan 24, 2020
Stem cells from nine snake species respond to tissue culturing techniques previously used only on mouse and human stem cells.
Science Positions Increasingly Abandoned Under Trump
Science Positions Increasingly Abandoned Under Trump
Lisa Winter | Jan 24, 2020
In government agencies, 20 percent of high-level science appointments are vacant, The Washington Post reports.
Novel DNA-Sensing Pathway Found in Human Cells, Absent in Mice
Novel DNA-Sensing Pathway Found in Human Cells, Absent in Mice
Catherine Offord | Jan 24, 2020
This previously unknown mechanism for spotting foreign genetic material in the cytoplasm launches antiviral defenses even when the well-known immune mediator STING is absent.
Scientists Scrutinize New Coronavirus Genome for Answers
Scientists Scrutinize New Coronavirus Genome for Answers
Emma Yasinski | Jan 23, 2020
Researchers are trying to figure out where it came from, whether it’s evolving, and just how big a threat it will be.
Stress Turns Hair Gray By Depleting Pigment-Producing Stem Cells
Stress Turns Hair Gray By Depleting Pigment-Producing Stem Cells
Ashley Yeager | Jan 23, 2020
In mice, the fight-or-flight response overactivates the cells, causing a drop in their numbers, which leads to loss of hair color.
Study Finds No Association Between Herpes Virus and Alzheimer’s
Study Finds No Association Between Herpes Virus and Alzheimer’s
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 23, 2020
While the findings contradict previous studies that have linked human herpesvirus 6 to the neurodegenerative disease, they do not eliminate the possibility of a relationship.
Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Gary McDowell and Rebeccah S. Lijek | Jan 23, 2020
Constructively critiquing the scientific literature should be an essential part of the postdoctoral experience, and early career researchers have shown that they are up to the task.
Australia’s Yarrabubba Asteroid Impact Crater Is Oldest on Earth
Australia’s Yarrabubba Asteroid Impact Crater Is Oldest on Earth
Amy Schleunes | Jan 22, 2020
A new study precisely dates the event to 2.229 billion years ago and suggests that it may have been responsible for ending an ice age.
Ancient Human DNA Provides New Look at African History
Ancient Human DNA Provides New Look at African History
Jef Akst | Jan 22, 2020
Genomic information from four children who lived thousands of years ago in what is now Cameroon could shed light on the spread of the Bantu languages and on the history of present-day African populations.