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Content: Volume 6, Issue 2

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The life-span of SARS-CoV-2 in pediatric patients

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, scientists are racing against the clock to understand this new disease. Researchers worldwide have come together to fight this looming threat and understand how it spreads, who gets sick, and how one becomes immune. For our research, much... click to read more

  • Sarah Gibson | Medical student at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, USA
  • Charlotte Zhang | Medical student at Guangzhou Regenerative medicine and Guangdong Laboratory, Guangzhou, China
  • Oulan Li | Medical student at Guangzhou Regenerative medicine and Guangdong Laboratory, Guangzhou, China
  • Yi Xu | Medical Doctor at Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, Guangzhou, China
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 9, 2020
The proof of the pudding: Past sea-level change

Polar ice sheets are sensitive indicators of Earth's changing climate. They have evolved and changed over the last 50 million years in response to a long-term cooling trend that resulted from decreasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, ultimately producing the ice sheets we see today.... click to read more

  • Georgia R. Grant | Research assistant at Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Molly O. Patterson | Assistant Professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 8, 2020
Honeydew: the sweet that can become toxic

Recent studies have demonstrated that insect populations are in decline. These declines represent serious concern because of the valuable ecosystem services provided by beneficial insects, such as pollination, biological control, nutrient cycling, and providing food sources to higher trophic levels in the food web. One... click to read more

  • Miguel Calvo-Agudo | PhD student at Centro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnología, Unidad Mixta Gestión Biotecnológica de Plagas, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Moncada, Spain
  • Alejandro Tena | Researcher at Centro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnología, Unidad Mixta Gestión Biotecnológica de Plagas, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Moncada, Spain
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 5, 2020
Powering up the emergency response to infections

Salmonella is a bacterial infection and one of the most common causes of food poisoning worldwide. Symptoms can include diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal pain and fever. The majority of people recover within a few days without treatment, however, people who have a weakened immune system including... click to read more

  • Jayna J. Mistry | PhD student at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK
  • Kristian M. Bowles | Professor at Department of Haematology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, National Health Service (NHS) Norwich, UK and Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  • Stuart A. Rushworth | Group leader at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 4, 2020
Taking cardiac fibrosis down with engineered immune cells

Heart disease, in its many forms, is one of the most prominent causes of death and suffering, especially in developed countries. One of the hallmarks of most heart diseases is fibrosis, characterized by excessive deposition of the extracellular matrix. Limited amounts of this matrix normally... click to read more

  • Joel G. Rurik | PhD student at Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Jonathan A. Epstein | Professor at Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 3, 2020