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Piyush Jain
May 25, 2020
The author and colleagues are working on analyzing spit using advanced CRISPR gene editing techniques.
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What is the ACE2 receptor?
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What is the ACE2 receptor?

May 16, 2020

How is the ACE2 receptor connected to coronavirus, and why might it be key to treating COVID-19? Three experts explain.

Insights into why loud noise is bad for your health
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Insights into why loud noise is bad for your health

May 13, 2020

Mouse studies reveal how noise exposure affects heart health and can lead to cancer-related DNA damage.

ASBMB journals will be fully open access in 2021
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ASBMB journals will be fully open access in 2021

May 11, 2020

Read the announcement from the editors of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics and other society leaders.

A legacy of tyrosine
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A legacy of tyrosine

May 11, 2020

For Tony Hunter, the Salk Institute biochemist who discovered tyrosine phosphorylation and winner of a 2018 Tang Prize, the world outside the lab is as important as the work inside it.

National Women's Health Week
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National Women's Health Week

May 10, 2020

In celebration of women and the many contributions they make every day globally, let’s take some time to engage in understanding and prioritizing their health.   

How does a baby 'breathe' while inside its mom?
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How does a baby 'breathe' while inside its mom?

May 09, 2020

Biochemist Julie Pollock writes that the answer to this question also helps explain why pregnant women can get so easily winded.

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Building a mouse squad against Covid-19

It began with an email from Wuhan, a Maine laboratory and mouse sperm from Iowa. Now that lab is on the verge of supplying a much-needed animal for SARS-CoV-2 research.
Building a mouse squad against Covid-19

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A mechanism for remdesivir activity and a platform to test other antivirals
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A mechanism for remdesivir activity and a platform to test other antivirals

May 07, 2020

Researchers who showed that remdesivir blocks coronavirus polymerases report in JBC that a steric clash with a conserved serine mediates the effect.

Infected with the coronavirus but not showing symptoms?
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Infected with the coronavirus but not showing symptoms?

May 04, 2020

Even people who eventually experience the common symptoms of COVID-19 don’t start coughing and spiking fevers the moment they’re infected.

How disease sleuths are using genomics to track the coronavirus
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How disease sleuths are using genomics to track the coronavirus

May 03, 2020

Rapid sequencing of viral genomes can help public health officials figure out the origins, spread and nature of quickly moving epidemics.

What does 'survival of the fittest' mean in the coronavirus pandemic? Look to the immune system
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What does 'survival of the fittest' mean in the coronavirus pandemic? Look to the immune system

May 02, 2020

When a new infection that the world has never seen before erupts, the process of natural selection starts all over again.

Scientists use bacteria to help plants grow in salty soil
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Scientists use bacteria to help plants grow in salty soil

May 01, 2020

Method could be scaled up to help farmers improve crop yield in areas with increased soil salinity.

Tube worm slime displays long-lasting, self-powered glow
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Tube worm slime displays long-lasting, self-powered glow

April 28, 2020

Marine organism’s bioluminescence could inspire new eco-friendly, long-lasting light sources.

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