Search results for COVID-19

Molecular & Computational biology 2 hours ago

Therapeutics that can shut down harmful genes need a reliable delivery system

Viruses attack the body by sending their genetic code—DNA and RNA—into cells and multiplying. A promising class of therapeutics that uses synthetic nucleic acids to target and shut down specific, harmful genes and prevent ...

Environment 3 hours ago

Monster cyclone makes landfall in Covid-stricken India

A deadly cyclone blasted ashore in western India late Monday with fierce winds and drenching rains that turned streets into rivers, disrupting the country's response to its devastating Covid-19 outbreak.

Economics & Business 3 hours ago

COVID-19 hit stock markets as it spread from country to country

As Covid-19 spread around the world, stock markets in individual countries took a major hit—yet stock markets in China where the disease first struck avoided significant falls—researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation ...

Biotechnology 3 hours ago

New tools needed to prevent plant disease pandemics

Plant diseases don't stop at a nation's borders and miles of oceans don't prevent their spread, either. That's why plant disease surveillance, improved plant disease detection systems and predictive plant disease modeling—integrated ...

Biotechnology 8 hours ago

Escape from the endosome: Innovative approach could prove valuable for developing new medicines

Most drugs are small. But large molecules could be enormously useful medicines—if we could only get them inside our cells. Now, a group of researchers in biomedical engineering—a shared department with the UConn School ...

Social Sciences 8 hours ago

The psychological cost of corruption in developing countries

Corruption is a crime which slows economic growth, undermines development, and causes inequality. With a cost to the global economy estimated at around US$2.6 trillion (£1.8 trillion) a year, it is often linked to politics ...

Bio & Medicine 10 hours ago

Direct-acting antiviral to treat COVID-19 developed in QLD

An international team of scientists from the Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ) at Griffith University and from City of Hope, a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases ...

Biotechnology 13 hours ago

Fight against drug-resistant typhoid aided by new genomic resource

A new online resource gives the public health community the power to track antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi), the bacterium that causes typhoid fever, using genomic sequencing. Improving surveillance ...

Environment 14 hours ago

Save our oceans to protect our health—scientists call for global action plan

Scientists have proposed the first steps towards a united global plan to save our oceans, for the sake of human health.

Environment 14 hours ago

India braces for powerful cyclone amid deadly virus surge

A powerful cyclone roaring in the Arabian Sea was moving toward India's western coast on Monday as authorities tried to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people and suspended COVID-19 vaccinations in one state.

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