Sunday, April 5, 2020

How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?

Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists...

New temperature sensing mechanism in plants: Phytochrome foci have different behaviors at different temperatures...

A protein called phytochrome B, which can sense light and temperature, triggers plant growth and controls flowering time. How it does so is not...

Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle

Scientists know that coronaviruses, including the SARS-CoV-19 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, can remain infectious for days -- or even longer -- in...

COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity

Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Andrew...

An antibiotic masquerading as a natural compound in the Giant Madeiran Squill

A previous study has shown that a type of squill growing in Madeira produces a chemical compound that may be useful as a medicinal...

Changes to drylands with future climate change

A research team led by Washington State University has found that while drylands around the world will expand at an accelerated rate because of...

Plant root hairs key to reducing soil erosion

The tiny hairs found on plant roots play a pivotal role in helping reduce soil erosion, a new study has found. The research, led...

Northern peatlands will lose some of their CO2 sink capacity under a warmer climate

A Nordic study sheds new light on the role of northern peatlands in regulating the regional climate. According to the researchers, peatlands will remain...

Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience

A new study by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at M?noa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found that human-induced...

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door...
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