New Genome Sequences Reveal Undescribed African Migration
New Genome Sequences Reveal Undescribed African Migration
An analysis of the genomes of people from 50 ethnolinguistic groups in Africa spots 62 genes under positive selection and 3 million more genetic variants than previously documented.
New Genome Sequences Reveal Undescribed African Migration
New Genome Sequences Reveal Undescribed African Migration

An analysis of the genomes of people from 50 ethnolinguistic groups in Africa spots 62 genes under positive selection and 3 million more genetic variants than previously documented.

An analysis of the genomes of people from 50 ethnolinguistic groups in Africa spots 62 genes under positive selection and 3 million more genetic variants than previously documented.

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Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies
Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies
Jef Akst | Oct 28, 2020
J. Michael Lane was the director of the CDC’s successful program to eradicate smallpox.
Ferret Study Reinforces Role of Aerosols in SARS-CoV-2 Spread
Ferret Study Reinforces Role of Aerosols in SARS-CoV-2 Spread
Max Kozlov | Oct 28, 2020
Using an elaborate apparatus, researchers find that the virus spreads via aerosolized particles between ferrets more than a meter apart.
Eli Lilly Halts Antibody Trial in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Eli Lilly Halts Antibody Trial in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Ashley Yeager | Oct 27, 2020
Recent data show that the drug bamlanivimab, also known as LY-CoV555, does not appear to help those with severe cases of COVID-19, but trials continue for milder cases.
More SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections Reported, But Still a Rare Event
More SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections Reported, But Still a Rare Event
Ashley Yeager | Oct 26, 2020
Repeat COVID-19 cases could offer clues about people’s immunity to the novel coronavirus and how to vaccinate against it.
SARS-CoV-2 Disables Key Components of Human Cells’ Defense System
SARS-CoV-2 Disables Key Components of Human Cells’ Defense System
Catherine Offord | Oct 22, 2020
Researchers detail how viral proteins interact with host RNA to disrupt the cell’s ability to fight back against infection.
Breaking Down Barriers
Breaking Down Barriers
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 19, 2020
Looking at the future of neurodegeneration research!
Serotonin and Dopamine Linked to Decision-Making: Study
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.
Decoy Cells Trick SARS-CoV-2, Reduce Cytokines In Vitro
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.
Johnson & Johnson Pauses COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Johnson & Johnson Pauses COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Amanda Heidt | Oct 13, 2020
The company voluntarily paused its studies, including one in Phase 3, after an unexplained illness in a patient.