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COVID immunity could last years, even decades, study suggests — but we can’t know for sure

COVID immunity could last years, even decades, study suggests — but we can’t know for sure

Live Science | 
[W]e won't know exactly how long immunity lasts without continuing to study those who have recovered from COVID-19. However, [a] new study, ...
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Century-old lung helps scientists trace measles back to now-eradicated cattle virus

Live Science | 
For years, the lung sat in the basement of the Berlin Museum of Medical History along with hundreds of other ...
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Zapping the brain with electrical pulses allows blind patients to ‘see’ letters

Scientific American | 
Scientists sent patterns of electricity coursing across people’s brains, coaxing their brains to see letters that weren’t there. The experiment ...
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Battling antibiotic resistance by stopping evolution

Live Science | 
One of the ways that bacteria evolve to become "antibiotic resistant" is by picking up free-floating genetic material from their environments. They ...
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Zika virus could offer new way to attack deadly brain cancers

Live Science | 
New research has revealed that the Zika virus breaks into brain cells by using a special molecular key, and scientists ...
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What makes a murderer? MRI scans reveal reduced gray matter patterns in convicts

The Scientist | 
Kent Kiehl and his research team regularly park their long, white trailer just outside the doors of maximum-security prisons across the ...
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Meet Garlic, China’s first ever cloned cat

The Scientist | 
Devastated by the death of his previous cat, Garlic, Huang [Yu] sought the services of biotechnology company Sinogene. The Beijing-based ...
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This company wants to freeze your T cells for future cancer treatments. Experts call the idea ‘unproven’

The Scientist | 
A new cryopreservation bank offers customers the chance to stash away their T cells for use in future cancer treatments ...
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Scientists extract ‘near-complete’ HIV genome from 50-year-old tissue sample found ‘sitting in a drawer’

The Scientist | 
Scientists extracted a near-complete HIV-1 genome from a lymph node that had been preserved in wax for more than 50 ...

Which is more important to the gut microbiome? Genetics or environment?

The Scientist | 
Genetics hold far more sway over the mouse microbiome than transient environmental exposures, researchers reported July 26 in Applied and ...
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Human-monkey chimeras created in China in quest to grow transplantable human organs

The Scientist | 
An international team of researchers has created embryos containing both human and monkey cells, the Spanish newspaper El País reported July ...