Researchers turn to nanotechnology to boost the detection of pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2.
Influenza vaccine turns the virus on its head
To create a flu vaccine that doesn’t require annual tweaking, researchers develop a nanovaccine that uses an inverted hemagglutinin protein.
Isolated tsetse fly pheromones could help get sleeping sickness under control
Understanding the chemical language of love used by tsetse flies helps combat the spread of a lethal human parasite.
Uncovering a new language in the brain
A group of brain cells called astrocytes might be involved in how information is conveyed within the brain’s neural networks.
Robots with involuntary behaviors seem more natural
Modeling involuntary aspects of human behavior, such as blinking or even jet lag, might help build trust in robot-human interactions.
Impact sensor to measure the force of headers
Even light blows from heading a soccer ball can contribute to long term brain injury, highlighting the need for collecting precise data.
Making progress with a gene therapy for muscular dystrophy
Important findings from an animal study have prompted the exploration of a gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in an ongoing human trial.
Heart attack treatment uses reprogrammed cells
Scientists explore whether macrophages — key players in trauma repair — can sense and respond to damage caused by a heart attack.
Should COP15 countries guarantee access to scientists?
Scientists argue that guaranteeing unimpeded access for researchers to all COP15 member countries’ territories should be added to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Mapping the octopus brain
Understanding how a completely different neural structure achieves the same function as the human brain opens up possibilities for designing new types of AI systems.