Sewer systems can signal outbreaks of disease before they start. If you’re worried, poop is safe as long as it’s in the right hands
The cell-aging enzyme’s RNA is an intermediate between that of humans and lower eukaryotes, containing signature marks from both kingdoms.
SARS-CoV-2 infection can block pain, opening up unexpected new possibilities for research into pain relief medication
Most accounts to date have focused on how the virus invades cells via the ACE2 protein on the surface of many cells. But recent studies suggest there is another route that enables it to infect the nervous system.
Older people like President Trump are at more risk from COVID-19 because of how the immune system ages
Through the end of September, 79% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. were in patients over 65. Monocytes from older individuals produce less interferon in response to viral infections.
With data collection slowed and grant applications way up, the pandemic is disrupting the complex, slow-moving NIH funding system. Federal officials and university grant administrators are working to help researchers keep things moving.
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