Complex RNA structures could have untapped therapeutic potential in the fight against COVID-19
To the untrained eye, the loops, kinks and folds in the single strand of RNA that makes up the coronavirus genome look like a jumble of spaghetti or tangled yarn. But to researchers like Amanda Hargrove, a chemistry professor at Duke University, the complex shapes that RNA takes on as it folds upo . . .
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Study reveals brain mechanism that may contribute to the perception of low-contrast familiar objects
The appearance of objects can often change. For example, in dim evenings or fog, the contrast of the objects decreases, making it difficult to distinguish them.
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Genetic ancestry can explain population-level differences in immune response to the flu virus
A new study aimed at explaining differential susceptibility to viral epidemics reveals that ancestry and associated genetic variation can explain population-level differences in the immune response to the flu virus and perhaps also to COVID-19.
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