Southern Africa’s most endangered shark just extended its range by 2,000 kilometers

Remote underwater camera image of shorttail nurse shark in Mozambique. Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society A team of marine scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has confirmed that southern Africa’s most threatened endemic shark—the Critically Endangered shorttail nurse shark (Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum) – has been found to occur in Mozambique; a finding that represents a […]

Wistar reports new class of antibiotics active against a wide range of bacteria

IMAGE: Bacteria image view more  Credit: The Wistar Institute PHILADELPHIA — (Dec. 23, 2020) — Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response for combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These finding were published today in Nature. The World […]

Deadly ‘brain-eating amoeba’ has expanded its range northward

Deadly “brain-eating amoeba” infections have historically occurred in the Southern United States. But cases have been appearing farther north in recent years, likely because of climate change, a new study finds. The study researchers, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), examined cases of this brain-eating amoeba, known as Naegleria fowleri, over a […]

New generation CRISPR technology lays foundation for therapeutics to treat a wide range of inherited ocular diseases — ScienceDaily

A breakthrough study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, results in the restoration of retinal and visual functions of mice models suffering from inherited retinal disease. Published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the paper, titled, “Restoration of visual function in adult mice with an inherited retinal disease via adenine base editing,” illustrates […]