Scientists identify the ancient enzyme that makes body odor so strong
The same team that identified the handful of bacteria responsible for human body odor has now gone a step further and pinpointed the enzyme operating within those organisms. "This is a key advancement in understanding how body odour works, and will enable the development of targeted inhibitors that stop BO production at source without disrupting the armpit microbiome," said University of York researcher Dr. Michelle Rudden, in a release.
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Coronavirus vaccine begins pre-clinical trials in Australia
Australia's national science agency has begun pre-clinical trials to find a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus. This stage will likely take three months and experts say the vaccine will probably not be ready until late next year. Although the process is going much faster than usual, it is unlikely that the vaccine will be available this year.
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Scientists discover fish migration route 4500 ft below sea level
A recently concluded study from a large number of collaborating groups in universities around the world has photographed evidence of a deep-sea fish migration route that was first theorized to exist when scientists noticed that deep-sea fish populations exhibited seasonal patterns. While the exact route is still unclear, scientists have managed to prove that the migration route exists 4,500 feet below sea level in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Coronavirus vaccine may be long-lasting, research suggests
Two recently concluded studies conducted independently by Rome's Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases and Ancona University Hospital's Department of Biomedical Sciences and Public Health have discovered through genetic sequencing that the coronavirus mutates very slowly, and therefore a vaccine developed for the virus may help inoculate populations for a long time to come.
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Malaria medication could be a cure for coronavirus, research finds
Researchers led by infectious disease expert Didier Raoult have found that the drug hydroxychloroquine, used in the treatment of malaria, could potentially be a cure for the novel coronavirus, with a lab experiment involving 26 patients revealing more than 50 percent of coronavirus-positive patients tested negative for COVID-19 after a week of treatment with hydroxychloroquine.
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