SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, enters our body through our nose and mouth, and therefore, covering your face minimizes the chances of getting infected with coronaviruses. The most commonly used masks are surgical masks and N95/FFP2 masks. But how effective are they? When an infected person sneezes or…
A team of scientists recently learned that "reinforcement learning" can be used to play a very complex war game.
Our DNA is a crucial part of creating every cell in our bodies. It is the instruction manual our cells read to know exactly what to do and how to act. But how…
Research conducted in China has made way for potential treatment options for treating breast cancer metastasis in lymph nodes.
In a recent study, a group of scientists from the UK evaluated whether a combination of several proteins and a cancer drug that interferes with DNA replication…
An exciting recent clinical trial developed a personalized vaccination as a safe and effective approach in ovarian cancer treatment.
For tumor cells that survive treatment, one of their tricks is using microRNA molecules to communicate with one another and stay alive.
Behavior scales and MRI scans are used to connect possible psychosocial effects on pediatric cancer patients post chemotherapy.
Although the term ‘gene editing’ may sound like science fiction, it isn’t! CRISPR-mediated gene editing is a technology first developed in the 1990s that enabled scientists to target and modify particular genes without damaging the whole genome. For example, they could modify crops to make them more resistant to…
Newly described fossils give some support to the hypothesis that life on Earth emerged in a deep-sea hydrothermal vent
Researchers from Australia have confirmed that an FDA-approved anti-parasitic agent called Ivermectin can inhibit SARS-Cov2 replication in the cell and have proposed it as a candidate for further clinical trials.
Scientists recently discovered key information about SARS-CoV-2 that could improve the medical treatment of patients with severe pneumonia.
Cell structures similar to membranes can arise from non-living substances under suitable conditions.
An observational technique called ‘beam-forming’ detects exoplanetary radio emissions that allow researchers to calculate exoplanets’ magnetic fields.
Does the legalization of recreational marijuana for adults increase it's use among teenagers?
A double-blind study has shown that psilocybin does not immediately enhance divergent or convergent creativity, but it does enhance insightfulness.
Molecules called sirtuins are involved in lifespan. A study in mice found that higher levels of a sirtuin called SIRT6 were able to live longer, healthier lives than those with lower levels of this key molecule.