Monday, September 27, 2021

The higher infectivity correlates with mutations that increase viral binding to a cell surface...

Viruses accumulate mutations as they replicate in infected cells. Repeated replication can lead to viral strains that show attenuated virulence. Such strains may act as vaccines if the attenuated virus can produce immunity without...

New findings on ambient UVB radiation, vitamin D, and protection against severe COVID-19 —...

New research from Trinity College Dublin and University of Edinburgh has examined the association between vitamin D and COVID-19, and found that ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (which is key for vitamin D production...

In fruit flies, antioxidants reverse tumor-related cardiac dysfunction — ScienceDaily

A new study in animal models shows that the presence of a cancer tumor alone can lead to cardiac damage, and suggests the culprits are molecules called free radicals interacting with specific cells in...

Embryonic development in slow motion — ScienceDaily

Everyone is familiar with the roe deer, either from crossword puzzles or from real-life encounters during a jog or a hike in the forest: majestic creatures with elegant big black eyes. As common as roe...

Buckwheat liquor helps cells clean house — ScienceDaily

Seeds like quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat that have been used for centuries in traditional cuisine are having a trendy moment in culinary circles as alternatives to wheat and other grains. Now, researchers from Japan...

Men and women of Roman Herculaneum had different diets, new research shows — ScienceDaily

Researchers -- led by the University of York's BioArCh team -- developed a new approach to analyse amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, from 17 adult skeletons found in the aftermath of the...

Small changes in diet could help you live healthier, more sustainably — ScienceDaily

Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy life, while choosing to eat a serving of nuts instead could help you gain 26 minutes of extra healthy life, according to a...

Mutated enzyme weakens connection between brain cells that help control movement — ScienceDaily

In one type of a rare, inherited genetic disorder that affects control of body movement, scientists have found a mutation in an enzyme impairs communication between neurons and what should be the inherent ability...

Vitamin D may protect against young-onset colorectal cancer — ScienceDaily

Consuming higher amounts of Vitamin D -- mainly from dietary sources -- may help protect against developing young-onset colorectal cancer or precancerous colon polyps, according to the first study to show such an association. The...

New analysis of landmark scurvy study leads to update on vitamin C needs —...

It was wartime and food was scarce. Leaders of England's effort to wage war and help the public survive during World War II needed to know: Were the rations in lifeboats adequate for survival...
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