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  • Symptom tracking applied to COVID-19 outpatient care using famotidine
    am 5. Juni 2020 um 4:43

    A patient-reported symptom tracking method used for patients with cancer has now been adapted for patients with COVID-19. The first clinical case series showed that famotidine may help COVID-19 patients with mild to moderately severe symptoms.

  • DNA crossovers can drive healthy, abnormal sperm, egg cell division
    am 4. Juni 2020 um 15:37

    Human genetic diversity wouldn't be possible without DNA crossovers in egg and sperm cells. Two studies provide new insights into how crossovers go right -- and wrong, leading to infertility, miscarriages and birth defects.

  • A potential new weapon in the war against superbugs
    am 4. Juni 2020 um 15:16

    Researchers have shown that a newly discovered natural antibiotic, teixobactin, could be effective in treating bacterial lung conditions such as tuberculosis and those commonly associated with COVID-19.

  • Fluorescence bioimaging: Near-infrared fluorescence imaging of living subjects
    am 4. Juni 2020 um 15:16

    Scientists can monitor biomolecular processes in live tissue by noninvasive optical methods, such as fluorescence imaging. However, the fluorescent dyes used for that purpose are often rather unstable, and photobleaching, lack of specificity, and poor pharmacokinetics are recurrent issues. Scientists have now developed a molecular shield that stabilizes near-infrared fluorescent dyes and enhances their functionality.

  • Scientists aim gene-targeting breakthrough against COVID-19
    am 4. Juni 2020 um 13:56

    Scientists at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have joined forces with a research team at Stanford to aim a gene-targeting, antiviral agent called PAC-MAN against COVID-19.