National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)A team of scientists from the NCATS and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C., has developed a new tool that mimics how SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — infects a cell, information that could potentially speed the search for treatments against the disease.

NCATS takes another step in understanding COVID-19

The Naval Research Lab used nanostructures to help discover how the coronavirus binds to and infects human cells. Now the National Center for Advancing…

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A bill to make the payroll tax deferral optional, and others worth watching

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Federal Triangle in Washington D.C.

EPA employees fear phase three reopening, declare ‘no confidence’ in agency safety efforts

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Smart disabled coder sitting in wheelchair and using computers while working from home

Long-term telework seen as key to retaining feds with disabilities

In a moment of reinvention in the federal workforce, the coronavirus pandemic has opened the door to improving how agencies recruit and retain employees…

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FILE - This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting COVID-19 is a man-made virus intentionally manufactured in a lab and released to the public. Scientists say the molecular structure of SARS-CoV-2 rules out the possibility that the virus was created in a lab. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)

Agencies diving into how humans contract coronavirus

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Fewer feds are retiring in 2020, and yes, the pandemic is (partly) to blame

At least 9,000 fewer federal employees have retired this year since the start of the pandemic compared to the same six-month period in 2019. Federal financial planners say the pandemic is partly to blame.

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