Modeling indicates that secondary structures of RNA in the genes encoding the Nsp4 and Nsp16 proteins of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are different from other related coronavirus species, and this may affect some viral molecular processes.
With the dramatic spread of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, there has been a push to understand how a virus can infect new hosts and what makes it different from other coronaviruses.
One way of doing this is…
Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems – ScienceAlert
Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small…
Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small new experiment.
When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops in planter boxes, the diversity of microbes in the guts and on the skin of young kids appeared healthier in a very short space of time.
Compared to other city kids who…
Offline: Science and politics in the era of COVID-19 – The Lancet
“How can we follow the science when scientists haven’t the foggiest.” “‘Big mouth’scientists losing trust of Ministers.” Headlines such as these are increasingly…
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Scientists say some Covid-19 vaccines need screening for raising HIV risk – South China Morning Post
Researchers have raised concern about candidates made with a cold virus known as adenovirus 5.