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Scientists raise fears that owning a cat could increase the risk of brain cancer

No one likes their pet to be ­accused of spreading disease. I remember some time ago there was news that a parasite from dogs, Toxocara canis, could be passed on through contamination from dog faeces – and the campaign to use pooper-scoopers was born. Now the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come… Read More »

Kids with asymptomatic coronavirus infections may shed virus for weeks, scientists say

Jessica Renteria pushes a stroller with her two children to the Los Angeles Zoo as it reopens on August 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California after shutting down on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. – The reopening of the Zoo will see online reservations, a limited capacity, required facial coverings and enhanced cleaning… Read More »

Regeneron Scientists Raced To Find Antibodies To Fight Covid-19. Then The Coronavirus Found Them.

In January, as a frightening new virus filled hospital wards in Wuhan, China, Stephanie Giordano, a 25-year-old researcher at the drugmaker Regeneron, in a suburb of New York City, began working on a treatment for the disease. By March, the deadly coronavirus had hit home. Fearing she would get infected on the train that took… Read More »

Scientists engineer human cells with squid-like transparency

Octopuses, squids and other sea creatures can perform a disappearing act by using specialized tissues in their bodies to manipulate the transmission and reflection of light, and now researchers at the University of California, Irvine have engineered human cells to have similar transparent abilities. In a paper published today in Nature Communications, the scientists described… Read More »