Want to Lose Weight? Eat a Big Breakfast! The time you eat plays an important role in how fast our body metabolizes food. By shifting to eating more portions during breakfast, people can metabolize high-calorie meals at a faster rate–and lose more weight in the process.

The time you eat plays an important role in how fast our body metabolizes food. By shifting to eating more portions during breakfast, people can metabolize high-calorie meals at a faster rate–and lose more weight in the process.

Novel Coronavirus Still Detected in Recovered Patients With No Symptoms In this study, 50% of patients tested positive for coronavirus after recovery in the hospital and two weeks of isolation. They were found to still have the coronavirus in their system for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.

In this study, 50% of patients tested positive for COVID-19 after recovery in the hospital and two weeks of isolation. They were found to still have the coronavirus in their system for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.

COVID-19: What it is, how it works, and what we can do to prevent its spread Researchers summarize the current state of known medical and biological information about COVID-19 and discuss ways to control the spread of the disease.

Since December, 2019 a virus which causes the COVID-19 disease has been spreading, resulting in a global pandemic. While some questions about COVID-19 can be answered, researchers are still working on other aspects. In one review article, researchers overview aspects READ MORE

How would we know if COVID-19 came from a lab? A group of researchers gathered evidence from previous studies and, using what is known about the virus structure, made the case that the 2019 novel coronavirus was unlikely to have been intentionally engineered.

A group of researchers gathered evidence from previous studies and, using what is known about the virus structure, made the case that the 2019 novel coronavirus was unlikely to have been intentionally engineered.

Protection by disinfection: best ways to sanitize surfaces from the coronavirus family Researchers conclude that 0.1% bleach and 62-71% ethanol are most effective for disinfecting surfaces from viruses within the coronavirus family.

What are the best ways to sanitize various surfaces from coronaviruses? A team of researchers reviewed 22 studies to better understand the persistence of this group of viruses on various surfaces, and the most effective cleaners for inactivating them. They hope this collective information will help understand the best ways to sanitize for the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus.

A glow-in-the-dark protein called luciferase improves medical diagnostics The study and commercialization of a firefly’s famous ability to illuminate, called bioluminescence, is helping us explore biology and medicine in new and fascinating ways

A smaller version of the enzyme that allows fireflies and jellyfish to glow naturally is now being used in medical diagnostics.

How long will it take to contain COVID-19? Some researchers used computer simulations to determine how good our public health efforts have to be in order to control the coronavirus pandemic within 3 months.

Computer models are handy tools to figure out how well our public health interventions might work in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic simply by looking at the numbers.

Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders with… Feces? People with autism spectrum disorders were treated with microbiota transfer therapy, and a follow-up study after 2 years showed improvement in autism-related symptoms.

People with autism spectrum disorders were treated with microbiota transfer therapy, and a follow-up study after 2 years showed significant persistent improvement on autism-related symptoms.

Antibiotic resistance is natural and it is everywhere Researchers have found bacteria with antibiotic resistance genes in Antarctic environments untouched by humans.

Antibiotic resistance is a major public health crisis worldwide as bacteria develop the ability to defend themselves against many, sometimes all, of the antibiotics we have at our disposal. Infections caused by these bacteria are often life-threatening. In order to READ MORE

Parkinson’s Disease and Antioxidant Treatment A recent study highlights a promising potential therapy for the neurodegenerative disease

Parkinson’s disease currently affects over 10 million people worldwide, and in the United States approximately 60,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year. It is a disease in which the brain cells, or neurons, that produce dopamine progressively die READ MORE