Research Highlights: COVID-19 in Pregnancy Linked To Maternal Morbidity/Mortality and Newborn Complications

Image Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6938e1.htm COVID-19 in Pregnancy Linked To Maternal Morbidity/Mortality and Newborn Complications April 26, 2021 Information about the association of COVID-19 with the outcomes in pregnant individuals compared with non-infected pregnant individuals is importantly needed.Researchers evaluated the risks associated with COVID-19 in pregnancy on maternal and newborn outcomes.Research study timeline: March to October 2020.The … Continue reading Research Highlights: COVID-19 in Pregnancy Linked To Maternal Morbidity/Mortality and Newborn Complications

Research Highlights: Antibodies and T Cell Responses to COVID-19 Virus Persist Three Months After Infection

Image Source: http://www.istockphoto.com Antibodies and T Cell Responses to COVID-19 Virus Persist Three Months After Infection April 26, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 has caused a pandemic that affects many countries with more than 13 million cases and at least 570,000 deaths as of July 15, 2020.Modeling research studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 infection can produce immunity to … Continue reading Research Highlights: Antibodies and T Cell Responses to COVID-19 Virus Persist Three Months After Infection

Research Highlights: R21 Malaria Vaccine Shows Promising Results with Efficacy of About 75 Percent

Colorized electron micrograph showing malaria parasite (right, blue) attaching to a human red blood cell. The inset shows a detail of the attachment point at higher magnification.By NIAID - Malaria Parasite Connecting to Human Red Blood Cell, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62117171 April 25, 2021 Malaria is a serious and sometimes deadly disease caused by the … Continue reading Research Highlights: R21 Malaria Vaccine Shows Promising Results with Efficacy of About 75 Percent

Research Highlights: In Still Air, Fruit Flies Can Travel 12 Kilometers in a Single Flight

By Sanjay Acharya - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63862733 In Still Air, Fruit Flies Can Travel 12 Kilometers in a Single Flight April 25, 2021 In insects, long-distance dispersal has ecological importance.Advanced molecular techniques are widely available however, the mechanistic basis of long-distance dispersal is not well understood in genetic model species.Researchers question how … Continue reading Research Highlights: In Still Air, Fruit Flies Can Travel 12 Kilometers in a Single Flight

Did You Know: T-Rex Moves Slower Than You Think. Research Suggests T-Rex Walks Under 3 Miles Per Hour

Image Source: ScottRobertAnselmo April 24, 2021 Natural Frequency Method: estimating the preferred walking speed of Tyrannosaurus rex based on tail natural frequency Locomotor energetics are an important determinant of an animal's ecological niche. It is commonly assumed that animals minimize locomotor energy expenditure by selecting gait kinematics tuned to the natural frequencies of relevant body … Continue reading Did You Know: T-Rex Moves Slower Than You Think. Research Suggests T-Rex Walks Under 3 Miles Per Hour

Research Highlights: Evaluation of Five Adjuvants with COVID-19 Subunit Vaccine

Image Source: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/adjuvants.html Evaluation of Five Adjuvants with COVID-19 Subunit Vaccine April 24, 2021 The development of COVID-19 vaccines to protect the world population remains vitally important.Researchers demonstrate the capacity of a COVID-19 subunit vaccine to stimulate a strong and durable antibody response and protection against the COVID-19 virus in non-human primates.The COVID-19 subunit vaccine … Continue reading Research Highlights: Evaluation of Five Adjuvants with COVID-19 Subunit Vaccine

Research Highlights: Three New Species of Liparid Fishes Discovered from the Mariana Islands

Paraliparis marianae. Image credit: Brian Sidlauskas, Oregon State University Three New Species of Liparid Fishes Discovered from the Mariana Islands April 21, 2021 Paraliparis is a genus belonging to the family Liparidae, and they are also known as snailfishes.[2]This research identified three new bathyal species of Paraliparis.Bathyal relates to the zone of the sea between … Continue reading Research Highlights: Three New Species of Liparid Fishes Discovered from the Mariana Islands