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More than meets the eye: the histones revealed as enzymes

If you traveled back in time to approximately two billion years ago, you would see an Earth completely devoid of animals and plants. Yet, at microscopic levels, life is on the brink of one of the greatest and unique developments in history. Two single celled... click to read more

  • Oscar A. Campos | Postdoctoral scholar at Department of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Siavash K. Kurdistani | Professor at Department of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Views 478
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 12, 2021
Understanding how COVID-19 Patients shed viral particles into their environment

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine were among the first U.S. hospitals to provide care for individuals infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. When the first news of viral pneumonia in Wuhan, China began appearing in December of 2019, the nursing and research... click to read more

  • Joshua L. Santarpia | Associate Professor at Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Views 1051
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 4, 2021
Mosquito travel diaries: destinations, routes, stowaways, and … cost

Although grappling with a viral pandemic, half the world's population is at risk of illness or death from malaria, dengue, and other mosquito-borne diseases. Therefore, it's no surprise that controlling mosquitoes is a top global health priority. But there's a lot we don't know about... click to read more

  • Tovi Lehmann | Research Fellow at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID, NIH, Rockville, MD, USA
  • Ben J. Krajacich | Research Fellow at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID, NIH, Rockville, MD, USA
  • Roy Faiman | Research Fellow at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID, NIH, Rockville, MD, USA
Views 829
Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 10, 2020
Charting the immune landscape in brain cancers

Thanks to revolutionary advances in cancer research, several cancer types can today be treated and controlled over long periods, similar to other chronic diseases. Among the most recent developments are immunotherapies, which aim to activate the patients' immune system to fight cancer. While immunotherapies have... click to read more

  • Klara Soukup | Research Associate at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Oncology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Johanna A. Joyce | Professor at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Oncology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Views 1482
Reading time 4 min
published on Nov 27, 2020
Neutralizing antibodies: the Elite Squad to combat SARS-CoV-2 infection

The rapid global transmission of SARS-CoV-2 poses a severe health emergency affecting over 20 million people worldwide as of 12 August. The research communities have taken immediate and enormous actions in search of therapeutic and prophylactic interventions. The major strategies undertaken include repurposing "old" drugs,... click to read more

  • Guanqiao Li | Research Associate at Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine and Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Yang Liu | Research Associate at Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine and Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Linqi Zhang | Professor at Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine and Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Views 791
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Nov 20, 2020