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Using sponges to wipe out cancer

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Manzamine A, a natural product derived from certain groups of sponges, can block the growth of cervical cancer cells, report researchers. Manzamine A targets a protein that is highly expressed in many cancers, including cervical cancer, and is the first re...
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  • On: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:56 EDT

Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane

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Scientists uncover an unusual partnership at the bottom of the ocean....
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  • On: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:27 EDT

How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?

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Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists. Although it's not yet known how important this is to the spread of COVID-19...
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  • On: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:27 EDT

New temperature sensing mechanism in plants

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Cell biologists reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected dynamics activated by temperature, and behaves differently depending on the temperature and type of light. As climate change warms the world, crop growth patterns and flowering times will cha...
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  • On: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:26 EDT

Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle

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Researchers have called for more research to determine the best ways to keep SARS-CoV-19 out of the water cycle. They also suggest that developed nations should finance water treatment systems in the developing world to help prevent future COVID-19 pandemi...
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  • On: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:23 EDT

Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic's advance

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Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research. In laboratory experiments, the masks significantly reduced the amounts of various airborne viruses coming fro...
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  • On: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:23 EDT