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Scientists discover dozens of new COVID-19 related genes

Researchers screened hundreds of millions of cells exposed to the COVID-19 and MERS viruses and identified dozens of genes that both enable the viruses...

Ancient elements buried in our DNA could activate immune response to kill cancer

Ancient embedded elements in our DNA from generations past can activate a powerful immune response to kill cancer cells like an infection. The work builds...

Scientists discover the sixth sense gene that manages urination

In a new study, researchers discovered that a gene, called PIEZO2, may be responsible for the powerful urge to urinate that we normally feel...

Scientists discover the oldest monkey fossils outside Africa

Scientists find three 6.4 million years old monkey fossils in a lignite mine in southeastern Yunan Province, China. This indicates monkeys existed in Asia at...

Toothless dinosaur’s lost digits point to spread of parrot-like species

A newly discovered species of toothless, two-fingered dinosaur has shed light on how a group of parrot-like animals thrived more than 68 million years...

Some planets may be better for life than Earth, says study

Earth is not necessarily the best planet in the universe. Researchers have identified two dozen planets outside our solar system that may have conditions more...

Scientists find 11 fish species that could walk on land

A team of U.S. National Science Foundation-funded scientists has identified at least 11 species of fish suspected to have land-walking abilities. The findings are based...

Scientists identify five types of cat owners

Cat owners fall into five categories in terms of their attitudes to their pets' roaming and hunting, according to a new study. University of Exeter...

Scientists find new truth about COVID-19 infection and why the disease impacts people differently

In a new study, researchers are searching for how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects the lungs – and they’re challenging what has become an accepted...

New study reveals the world’s richest island for plants: New Guinea

Imagine if there were, say, 600 species of giraffes: some the size of a shrew, some three stories tall, some with purple spots. Of course,...