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Scientists Zero In on the Novel Coronavirus’s Incubation Period

To cause an infection, a virus must invade cells and begin replicating. How quickly the virus spreads throughout the body depends on the virus’ lifecycle. “For SARS, that’s less than...

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Australian Lab Cultures New Coronavirus as Infections Climb

As of today (January 29), the World Health Organization had confirmed a total of 6,065 cases of the new coronavirus that started causing pneumonia-like symptoms in people in Wuhan, China,...

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Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice

People with phenylketonuria have to stick to strict diets to prevent the toxic buildup of phenylalanine, a key constituent of proteins, which otherwise can lead to severe neurological and cognitive...

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New Treatments for Phenylketonuria Aim to Loosen Reins on Strict Diet

Before newborn screening was introduced in the 1960s, phenylketonuria, a rare, inherited condition in which the body is unable to properly metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine, was a devastating disease....

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Young Blood Unproven as Anti-Aging Treatment: US FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning those who would seek infusions of young blood to ward off the afflictions of aging to not buy into the hype, according...

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A New Role for Platelets: Boosting Neurogenesis After Exercise

A team of Australian and German researchers has uncovered one mechanism that explains how exercise boosts neurogenesis in mice: the activity causes platelets circulating in the blood to release factors...