Biophysical Society

The Biophysical Society is an international scientific society that exists to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. Founded in 1958, the society currently consists of over 9,000 researchers in academia, government, and industry. Although the Society is based in the United States, it is an international organization. Overseas members currently comprise over one third of the total.

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http://www.biophysics.org/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biophysical_Society

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Medical research

Why some coronavirus strains are more infectious than others

Coronavirus outbreaks have occurred periodically, but none have been as devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic. Vivek Govind Kumar, a graduate student, and colleagues in the lab of Mahmoud Moradi at the University of Arkansas, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibodies recognize and attack different SARS-CoV-2 spike shapes

The virus that causes COVID-19 belongs to the family of coronaviruses, "corona" referring to the spikes on the viral surface. These spikes are not static—to infect cells, they change shapes. Maolin Lu, an associate research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers show how Ebola virus hijacks host lipids

Robert Stahelin studies some of the world's deadliest viruses. Filoviruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus, cause viral hemorrhagic fever with high fatality rates. Stahelin, professor at Purdue University, examines ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer immunotherapy target helps fight solid tumors

Yvonne Chen engineers immune cells to target their most evasive enemy: cancer. New cancer immunotherapies generate immune cells that are effective killers of blood cancers, but they have a hard time with solid tumors. Chen, ...

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