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From days to hours: detecting SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) requires no introduction. Since late December 2019, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has infected close to 40 million and claimed over a million lives. Like in any other infection, the body mounts an immune response against SARS-CoV-2. One type of... click to read more

  • Charles Kevin Tiu | MD-PhD Student at Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Vivian Chih-Wei Chen | MD-PhD Student at Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Views 880
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 14, 2021
How low protein diets promote healthy aging

Age-related, life-threatening diseases – including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes – are a growing problem worldwide as we increasingly live longer. As a result, there is great interest in finding ways to promote healthy aging by delaying or preventing these diseases. Restricting calorie intake has long... click to read more

  • Dudley W. Lamming | Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Views 1117
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 8, 2021
Tiny barcodes for a global food chain

Do you know where your food comes from? How would you find out? Every year, an estimated 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses. Traditionally, when an outbreak occurs, such as the multi-state E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce in 2018, the source of... click to read more

  • Christopher P. Mancuso | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Jason Qian | PhD Student at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Views 8539
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 7, 2021
How a protein modification navigates sperm to the egg

Mammalian fertilisation is a dynamic, spectacular event. Millions of sperm race toward the egg, and only one winner can eventually fuse with it and lead to a new life. A sperm is a special type of cell with a tail-like appendage (named flagellum) allowing it... click to read more

  • Sudarshan Gadadhar | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut Curie, Université Paris sciences et lettres, CNRS UMR3348, Orsay, France
  • Carsten Janke | Professor at Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS UMR3348, Orsay, France
Views 1029
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 4, 2021
New treatment options for Zika virus infection

The recent outbreak of the Zika virus in South America in 2015-2016 had devasting consequences, involving at least 200,000 human infections. The Zika virus mostly spreads among people through bites from infected mosquitoes, but can also spread through sexual transmission. The number of infections are... click to read more

  • Rachel P. M. Abrams | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Avindra Nath | Senior Investigator at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Views 634
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 2, 2021