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Is Coffee the Cure to River Pollution in the Textile Industry?

For many of us, our mornings begin with grabbing a cup of joe on our way out the door, discarding the used coffee grounds without a second thought…

A clever ruse used by cancer cells was adapted to help rats accept transplanted limbs

Research scientists are constantly faced with mystifying problems that require them to think outside the box and across disciplines. James Fisher and his colleagues did just that. In…

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HIV drugs not effective coronavirus treatments

In my March 27th article, I discussed the potential benefits of chloroquine—an anti-malarial drug—as a coronavirus treatment. Early evidence was promising, but more data will ultimately decide the…

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If We Want More Grapes, We Need Less ozone

Driving from Los Angeles to California’s central valley is rarely as picturesque as it should be. There is a point where the highway emerges from the Tejon Pass…

Bat Epidemic Could Pose Major Threat to Farmers

What’s the Buzz? Jordan Haber 31 March 2020 A colony of bats can dine on over a million-pest species in a single night and contribute billions of dollars’…

The First Gene Editing Tool that can be used on Viruses

The CRISPR gene editing tool has revolutionized not only the study of genetics and genomics, but the wider field of microbiology as well. Groundbreaking work is continually being…

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Novel treatment for novel virus?

Despite its unconfirmed effects being flaunted by President Donald Trump, the anti-malarial drug chloroquine might actually be effective against the coronavirus. Pharmacology researchers from the virus’s epicenter in…

Cancer patients face increased challenges amidst coronavirus chaos

As we are all facing new challenges and uncertainties amidst the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I think that it is important to acknowledge COVID-19 as a part of…

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Get Growing: Health Benefits of Gardening During Times of Crisis

  There’s no denying that we’re living through some seriously crazy times right now. The novel Coronavirus outbreak has been classified as a pandemic and continues to affect…

The Origin of COVID-19

There are many unknown properties of COVID-19, the virus responsible for the current global pandemic. One pressing question concerns the origin of the virus and whether this was…