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Over 24,000 coronavirus research papers are now available in one placeThe news: Today researchers collaborating across several organizations released the Covid-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), which includes over 24,000 research papers from peer-reviewed journals as well as sources like bioRxiv and medRxiv (websites where scientists can post non-peer-reviewed preprint papers). The research covers SARS-CoV-2 (the scientific name for the coronavirus), Covid-19 (the scientific name for…14
Which Covid-19 drugs work best?Results are in from the first organized trials of drugs to treat Covid-19, but so far, there’s no cure. As the new respiratory disease spread widely starting in January, doctors—first in China and then in the US, Italy, and France—all moved to test readily available drugs that are used for other purposes and are fairly…4
Scientists Who Discovered How Cells Sense Oxygen Wins 2019 Nobel Prize For Physiology Or MedicineThree scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ‘for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability’. The work of Sir Peter Ratcliffe, of the University of Oxford and Francis Crick Institute, William Kaelin, of Harvard, and Gregg Semenza, of Johns Hopkins University is leading to new treatments …5
Scientists unlock secrets of biological sex within sperm for first time in major breakthroughSperm can be segregated easily into male and female, scientists have shown for the first time, in a breakthrough which experts said could have ‘disruptive social consequences’ if applied to humans.16