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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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.
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.
Scientists Predict Fish Behavior from Real-Time Brain Monitoring
Scientists Predict Fish Behavior from Real-Time Brain Monitoring
Abby Olena | Jan 22, 2020
Researchers could anticipate which way an eight-day-old zebrafish will flick its tail based on brain activity 10 seconds earlier.
New iPSC Culture Medium Promises Weekends Off at Low Costs
New iPSC Culture Medium Promises Weekends Off at Low Costs
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 20, 2020
Biologists have published a DIY recipe for human induced pluripotent stem cell maintenance, which they estimate costs 3 percent of commercial media prices.
Chemosensory Cells in the Nose Play a Role in Allergic Reactions
Chemosensory Cells in the Nose Play a Role in Allergic Reactions
Abby Olena | Jan 17, 2020
In mice, a group of nasal epithelial cells called brush cells release pro-inflammatory signals in response to allergens.
Ecuadorian Cactus Absorbs Ultrasound, Enticing Bats to Flowers
Ecuadorian Cactus Absorbs Ultrasound, Enticing Bats to Flowers
Emily Makowski | Jan 17, 2020
Many plants reflect ultrasonic waves, thereby attracting the pollinators, but one cactus takes a different approach.
Algorithm Designs Robots Using Frog Cells
Algorithm Designs Robots Using Frog Cells
Emma Yasinski | Jan 13, 2020
Scientists carve the shapes from piles of frog cells, like a sculptor building a statue.