Genetics

Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus

People around the world are isolating themselves to help slow the spread of COVID-19. But there is another way those confined to their homes—but connected online—can join the fight against the novel coronavirus. Among ...

Medical research

Crowdsourced virtual supercomputer revs up virus research

Gamers, bitcoin "miners" and companies large and small have teamed up for an unprecedented data-crunching effort that aims to harness idle computing power to accelerate research for a coronavirus treatment.

Neuroscience

Scientists capture first image of major brain receptor in action

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have captured the first three-dimensional snapshots of the AMPA-subtype glutamate receptor in action. The receptor, which regulates most electrical signaling in the brain, ...

Genetics

Key tool in DNA repair kit found

Breaks in DNA can cause chromosome rearrangements, abnormalities linked to cancer. Now Yale scientists have identified how the molecule DNA2 helps begin the complex process of repairing these breaks.

Genetics

Research team helps father discover source of son's disability

The severe learning disabilities of a teenager in the Netherlands were caused by a genetic mutation that affects the function of ribosomes, the cellular protein-making factories crucial to all life. The new finding by an ...

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