Category: Sciences

Tens of Thousands of Viruses Found in Human Poop Are Previously Unknown to Science

Research published today in Nature Microbiology has identified 54,118 species of virus living in the human gut – 92 percent of which were previously unknown. But as we and our colleagues from the Joint Genome Institute and Stanford University in California found, the great majority of these were bacteriophages, or “phages” for short. These viruses

The Ancient Arctic Was Thought Too Hostile For Dinosaurs. Turns Out We Were Wrong

Dinosaur species large and small made the Arctic their year-round home and probably developed wintering strategies like hibernation or growing insulating feathers, according to a new study.   The paper, published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, is the result of more than a decade’s worth of painstaking fossil excavations, and puts to rest the

What Is the Immune System, and How Does It Work?

Through evolution, we’ve gained an entire arsenal for fighting off potentially harmful microbes of all sorts. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Source link Mark KleinmanMark Kleinman is city editor, breaking major business stories and analysing what they mean for the financial sector. He has revealed some of the biggest stories in the city in the

Nutrition, Immunity and a Global Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has focused attention on the importance of having a well-functioning immune system. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Source link Mark KleinmanMark Kleinman is city editor, breaking major business stories and analysing what they mean for the financial sector. He has revealed some of the biggest stories in the city in the past