Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO Europe chief cites coronavirus warning signs ahead

The World Health Organization's top official in Europe warned Thursday that the coronavirus is a "tornado with a long tail" and said rising case counts among young people could ultimately spread to more vulnerable older people—and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New ebolavirus, found in bats, more widespread than first thought

A recently discovered species of ebolavirus may be more widespread than previously thought and could be hosted by a particular bat species, according to findings published by a University of Arkansas biologist. The ebolavirus ...

Medical research

New structure discovered in human sperm tails

A highly effective tail is needed in order for a sperm to be able to swim, and for a baby to be conceived. By using cryo-electron tomography, researchers at the University of Gothenburg working in partnership with researchers ...

HIV & AIDS

Why HIV's cloak has a long tail

Virologists at Emory University School of Medicine, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta have uncovered a critical detail explaining how HIV assembles its infectious yet stealthy clothing.

Oncology & Cancer

Invisible tails help cancerous mRNA evade the body's censors

In innumerable spy movies, the hero or a villain imprints a key in clay in order to later make an exact copy. In the body, the clay is messenger RNA, or mRNA, which imprints a gene and transfers the plans to a ribosome, where ...

Genetics

New research a step closer to male contraceptive pill

(Medical Xpress)—New insights into sperms' swimming skills shed light on male infertility, which affects one in 20 men, and could provide a new avenue to the development of a male contraceptive pill.

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