• The Molecules’ Marathon

    The Molecules’ Marathon0

    The benefits of exercise are not a surprise, and most of us have a fair sense of individual fitness. A recent article published in the Cell Journal1 went a step further and investigated what happens to the body at a molecular level after physical activity. Researchers at Stanford School of Medicine examined the molecular responses

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  • Nearly Every Recovered Covid-19 Patient Has Antibodies Against the Virus

    Nearly Every Recovered Covid-19 Patient Has Antibodies Against the Virus0

    Most of the patients who recover from Covid-19 have antibodies against SARS-CoV2, the coronavirus that causes the disease, shows a study published in the pre-print server medXriv (yet to be peer-reviewed). Researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine recruited 1,343 patients who had tested positive or had symptoms for Covid-19 in New York City

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  • Are Viruses Alive?

    Are Viruses Alive?0

    Now that we are all tuned into virus talk, it may be a good idea to shed new light on an old debate. Arguments about whether viruses are alive have gone on for years. Expert opinion remains divided roughly a third each between yes, no and don’t know (surveys conducted by Vincent Racaniello on Virology

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  • Study Reveals Geographic Differences in the SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

    Study Reveals Geographic Differences in the SARS-CoV-2 Genomes0

    Bioinformatic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 reveals several variations between the genomes of SARS-CoV-2 from Italy, India, Nepal and USA, and the SARS-CoV-2 originated from Wuhan. Researchers used a database of genomes, genes and proteins from SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, and compared them with the SARS-CoV, the virus that originated an outbreak of

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  • Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 Does Not Occur in Rhesus Monkeys

    Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 Does Not Occur in Rhesus Monkeys0

    The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has caused more than 170,000 cases of infection worldwide, and its death toll continues to rise. Meanwhile, almost half of the infected patients have been discharged from the hospitals and are considered recovered. However, a small fraction of the discharged individuals has tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2, prompting

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  • Combating Antibiotic Resistance With a Deep Learning Algorithm 

    Combating Antibiotic Resistance With a Deep Learning Algorithm 0

    Antibiotics have become a familiar resource in households. We use them to treat infections and get cured eventually. However, with time, the infection-causing bacteria adapt to the environment and the antibiotic becomes less potent to cure the infection. Ultimately, we are left with antibiotic resistance, a global menace that, if not tackled in time, can

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