Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies
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Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake compensates for age-related deterioration in motor functions, and led to longer life. The effect was more pronounced when coupled with dietary...
FRIDAY 15. JANUARY 2021
BIO Integration journal, Volume 1, Issue number 4, publishes
45% of adults over 65 lack online medical accounts, which could affect COVID vaccination
BIO Integration Journal, Volume 1, Issue Number 4, PublishesGuangzhou, January 15, 2021: New journal BIO Integration (BIOI) publishes its fourth issue, volume 1, issue 4.
A new tool to facilitate quicker, error-free software design
As the vaccination of older adults against COVID-19 begins across the country, new poll data suggests that many of them don't yet have access to the 'patient portal' online systems that could make it much easier for them to schedule a vaccination appointment. The poll finds that 45% of adults aged 65 to 80, and 42% of adults aged 50 to 80, said they hadn't set up an account with their health...
Altering mealtimes could prevent development of Type 2 diabetes
The tool permits the early detection of errors at any point during the modelling process, not just on completion, as is the case now
An unexpected, and novel, target for prostate cancer - our biological clock
An innovative new study is set to examine if changing our mealtimes to earlier or later in the day could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Are partially protected areas the 'red herrings' of marine conservation?
Researchers find that CRY-1, a regulator of circadian rhythms, promotes tumor progression by altering DNA repair.
Artificial Intelligence beats us in chess, but not in memory
Partially protected marine areas create confusion and don't meet their broad conservation objectives, UNSW researchers have found.
Basis for the essential cellular powerhouses
A new piece of research shows that the brain strategy for storing memories may lead to imperfect memories, but in turn, allows it to store more memories, and with less hassle than AI. The new study, carried out by SISSA scientists in collaboration with Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience & Centre for Neural Computation, Trondheim, Norway, has just been published in Physical Review...
Biodistribution of AAV gene transfer vectors in nonhuman primate
Researchers have solved the operating mode of the barrel pore protein assembly in the mitochondrial outer membrane
Breathing easier with a better tracheal stent
The biodistribution of adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene transfer vectors can be measured in nonhuman primates using a new method. The method quantifies whole-body and organ-specific AAV capsids from 1 to 72 hours after administration
Changing resilience of oceans to climate change
New research led by the University of Pittsburgh is poised to drastically improve the use of tracheal stents for children with airway obstruction. Researchers demonstrate for the first time the successful use of a completely biodegradable magnesium-alloy tracheal stent that safely degrades and does not require removal.
CHOP researchers Find NTRK fusions more common than expected in pediatric tumors
Oxygen levels in the ancient oceans were surprisingly resilient to climate change, new research suggests.
Climate impacts on health and urban areas: Heatwaves and death rate
Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have found that NTRK fusions are more common in pediatric tumors and also involve a wider range of tumors than adult cancers, information that could help prioritize screening for NTRK fusions in pediatric cancer patients who might benefit from treatment with TRK inhibitors.
Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times
Heat does not kill in the same way everywhere. Urban planning, social cohesion, traffic, crime: the urban and social context can worsen the vulnerability of individuals to heatwaves, with differences even within the same city. An analysis of the scientific literature conducted by CMCC@Ca'Foscari.
Controlling chemical catalysts with sculpted light
In groundbreaking materials research, a team led by University of Minnesota Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows--transparency and conductivity.
COVID-19 deaths really are different. But best practices for ICU care should still apply
Using state-of-the-art fabrication and imaging, researchers watched the consequences of adding sculpted light to a catalyst during a chemical transformation. This work could inform more efficient -- and potentially new -- forms of catalysis.
Dairy product purchasing differs in households with and without children
COVID-19 deaths are indeed different from other lung failure deaths, according to two recent studies, with 56% of COVID-19 patients dying primarily from the lung damage caused by the virus, compared with 22% of those whose lungs fail due to other causes. But, the researchers conclude, the kind of care needed to help sustain people through the worst cases of all forms of lung failure is highly...
Designer cytokine makes paralyzed mice walk again
American dairy consumers are often influenced by a variety of factors that can affect their buying habits. These factors include taste, preference, government information, cultural background, social media, and the news. In an article appearing in JDS Communications, researchers found that households that frequently bought food for children are interested in dairy as part of their diet and...
Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can be helpful
To date, paralysis resulting from spinal cord damage has been irreparable. With a new therapeutic approach, scientists from the Department for Cell Physiology at Ruhr-UniversitÃ¤t Bochum (RUB) headed by Professor Dietmar Fischer have succeeded for the first time in getting paralyzed mice to walk again. The keys to this are the protein hyper-interleukin-6, which stimulates nerve cells to...
DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment
Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can provide a better understanding of why local pastoralists may be willing, or not, to participate in conservation initiatives for carnivores, a study from University of Helsinki suggests.
Filling a crucial gap in aquafarming: ion beam breeding to the rescue
Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients.
Genital shape key to male flies' sexual success
Researchers at RIKEN, Japan successfully created a larger strain of zooplankton by creating mutations with a heavy ion beam, which contributes to improving the survival rate and growth of juvenile fish in aquaculture.
Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract mates
Having genitals of a certain shape and size gives male flies a major reproductive advantage, new research shows.
Guppies have varying levels of self-control
A University of California, Berkeley, conservationist has discovered that the glass frog Sachatamia orejuela can be added to the list of species that make use of visual cues in response to their acoustic environments. This is the first time a member of the glass frog family (Centrolenidae) has been observed using visual communication in this manner.
Just like humans trying to stick to New Year's resolutions, guppies have varying levels of self-control, a new study shows.