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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 SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts.

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Study overturns 'snapshot' model of cell cycle in use since 1974

Cells have a big decision: Should they replicate or sleep? Healthy cells can go either way. Cancer cells' replication switches are stuck in the 'on' position. Now a study by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers ...

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A new control material to prevent coronavirus test failures

Scientists at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have designed a new control material that laboratories can use to check the correct functioning of their coronavirus tests and to avoid false negatives.

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Newly discovered memory process influences decision-making

Learned connections between stimuli and reward—like the positive emotions associated with popular brands—have a powerful influence over our future decisions. Scientists have started to discover why.

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Suspect cells' 'neighbor' implicated in colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer kills more than 50,000 people a year in the United States alone, but scientists have struggled to find the exact mechanisms that trigger the growth of tumors in the intestine.

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Clinical trial begins for new COVID-19 treatment

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is participating in a NIH-sponsored clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with ...

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Feedback-based policy can help manage COVID-19 more effectively

A team of applied science researchers at the University of British Columbia have joined the fight against COVID-19. They've developed a systematic feedback strategy they say can help public health authorities in their efforts ...

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Researchers need your (digital) coughs

For anyone who is looking for a way to help during the coronavirus pandemic while adhering to "stay-at-home" and social distancing orders, University of Washington researchers have a task for you.