Scientists Identify New Soil Viruses

[ad_1] Soil is teeming with viruses. Credit: Stephanie King | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL scientists discover new soil viruses The unsung hero of our lives is soil. It nourishes crops to give humans with food, drains rainfall into aquifers, and serves as a habitat for a variety of organisms. On a microscopic level, soil […]

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Coronavirus Particles Likely Travel Farther Than Thought – Infectious Up to 200 Feet

[ad_1] The mucus that covers respiratory droplets allows viral particles to remain infectious farther than previously thought, according to a modeling study published in February. Credit: Composite image by Timothy Holland | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory A study raises questions about how far droplets, like those that carry the virus that causes COVID-19, can travel […]

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A New Technique Reveals How Immune Cells Locate Their Targets

[ad_1] MIT biological engineers have devised a way to perform large-scale screens of how T cells such as this one recognize specific pathogens, such as the HIV viruses (yellow) show in this image. Credit: Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer and Austin Athman, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH MIT biological engineers have developed a simple […]

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