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Interaction identified between SARS-CoV-2 and unusual RNA structures in human cells

Replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, depends on a series of interactions between viral proteins and different cellular…

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Parkinson’s disease: How lysosomes become a hub for the propagation of the pathology

Over the last few decades, neurodegenerative diseases became one of the top 10 global causes of death. Researchers worldwide are…

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Tiny organisms shed big light on ocean nutrients

IMAGE: A conductivity, temperature, and depth sensor, or CTD, lowers into the Sargasso Sea. Researchers used the instrument to collect phytoplankton,…

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Mycoplasma mobile moves into overdrive: Twin motor modified from ATP synthase discovered

For more than 20 years, Makoto Miyata from Osaka City University has been studying the gliding motility of the parasitic…

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Figure 1. IgA deficiency induces ileitis

IMAGE: The small intestine is composed of duodenum, jejunum and ileum (left). IgA deficiency causes distortion of the gut microbiota, especially…

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Study examines the role of deep-sea microbial predators at hydrothermal vents

IMAGE: A view of the Apollo Vent Field at the northern Gorda Ridge, where samples were collected by the ROV Hercules…

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Add fatty acid to taste

A new method developed by Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and University of California, Riverside provides new insights into cancer…

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Sperm migration in the genital tract: computer simulations identify factors for success

IMAGE: Frozen bovine sperm view more  Credit: wikipedia, Uwe Muell During mating in wildlife species, males transfer millions of sperm into…

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Science snapshots from Berkeley Lab

IMAGE: Detailed X-ray measurements at the Advanced Light Source helped a research team co-led by Berkeley Lab, SLAC, and Stanford University…

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Species of algae with three sexes that all mate in pairs identified in Japanese river

For 30 years, University of Tokyo Associate Professor Hisayoshi Nozaki has traveled an hour west of Tokyo to visit the…

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