Scientists use a Teflon pipe to make a cheap, simple reactor for silica particle synthesis
291 articles from WEDNESDAY 1.7.2020
Showing pro-diversity feelings are the norm makes individuals more tolerant
The synthesis of silica particles, used in bioimaging and drug delivery, could become considerably cheaper and more efficient by adopting a new flow synthesis method demonstrated by researchers in Australia and China, which involves a spiral channel and simple Teflon pipe to promote the rapid mixing of precursor fluids.
Smart structures: Structural cells of the body control immune function
Showing people how their peers feel about diversity in their community can make their actions more inclusive, make members of marginalized groups feel more like they belong, and even help close racial achievement gaps in education, according to a new study.
Spanish language increasingly more relevant to presidential elections
In a Nature paper, CeMM researchers analyzed the epigenetic and transcriptional regulation in structural cells. They found widespread activity of immune genes, suggesting that structural cells are deeply involved in the body's response to pathogens. Moreover, the study uncovered an epigenetic potential that pre-programs structural cells to engage in the immune response against pathogens. These...
Study confirms ultra music festival likely stressful to fish
Discourse in and about Spanish was present on both sides of the political spectrum, more so leading up to the 2016 presidential election than in previous cycles, according to research conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Study shows asthma drug salbutamol's potential as Alzheimer's treatment
A new study published in the Journal Environmental Pollution by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that the Ultra Music Festival was likely stressful to toadfish.
Study: 35% of excess deaths in pandemic's early months tied to causes other than COVID-19
A new study reveals that the common asthma drug salbutamol may offer potential as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Study: Fever-associated seizures after vaccination do not affect development, behavior
Since COVID-19's spread to the United States earlier this year, death rates in the U.S. have risen significantly. But deaths attributed to COVID-19 only account for about two-thirds of the increase in March and April, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
SUNY Downstate study finds wide variation in trust of health information by Hispanics
Now a new study has found there is no difference in developmental and behavioral outcomes for children who have febrile seizures after vaccination, children who have febrile seizures not associated with vaccination and children who have never had a seizure.
Tabletop quantum experiment could detect gravitational waves
Hispanic adults vary widely in their reported trust of health information sources, suggesting that information tailored to specific ethnic subgroups and targeted by age group may be beneficial, according to results of a study by SUNY Downstate Assistant Professor Marlene Camacho-Rivera, MS, MPH, ScD.
Telehealth for substance-using populations in the age of COVID-19
Tiny diamond crystals could be used as an incredibly sensitive and small gravitational detector capable of measuring gravitational waves, suggests new UCL-led research.
The combination of four drugs at low doses is more effective in the treatment of a lu
The need for and implementation of telemedicine for patients with substance use disorder in the era of COVID-19 is discussed in this Viewpoint.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Individual decisions to reduce movement -- even before state-wide stay-at-home policies were introduced -- likely helped slow the spread of COVID-19 in the USA
The study, published in the Nature Communications journal, and led by the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), has had the collaboration of researchers from IDIBELL/ICO and HUB. This study demonstrates the beneficial effect of treatment with a cocktail drug at low doses to block a single signaling pathway in a lung cancer type.
The mystery of pollen sterility and its reversion in pigeon pea revealed in a new study
Real-world mobile phone data suggests a decline in the number of trips people made per day began before state-level stay-at-home policies were implemented, and the decline was strongly correlated with a reduction of COVID-19 case growth in the 25 most affected counties across the USA, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.
To listen is to survive: Unravelling how plants process information
The Vienna Metabolomics Centre (VIME), University of Vienna, in collaboration with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), based in India has made a breakthrough in pigeonpea by resolving the mystery behind fertility-sterility transition in pigeonpea.
Traffic data show drastic changes in Floridians' behavior at onset of the pandemic
Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum MÃ¼nchen and Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) mapped the signaling network in plants and discovered novel insights about how plants process information about their environment. This gives new potential to strategies to protect crops and help them thrive in the time of increasing droughts.
Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops
Using same-day traffic volumes for March 2019 and March 2020 across Florida, researchers examined the relationship of key governmental requests for public isolation and travel limitations. Results show the drastic changes in human behavior during the onset of the pandemic. Traffic volumes by March 22, 2020, dropped by 47.5% compared to that same point in 2019. Moreover, traffic declined in March...
Ultrafast insulin formulation may enable faster management of blood sugar in diabetes
A Cornell University-led team of researchers field-tested 14 active ingredients in insecticides, applied in a variety of methods, to understand the best treatment options against the Allium leafminer, a growing threat to onions, garlic and leeks.
UM Bio Station researchers unlock mystery of subterranean stoneflies
A new, ultra-rapid formulation of insulin reached peak activity in pigs with diabetes about twice as fast as a commercially available option, according to new research.
Understanding molecular mechanisms of air pollution's impact on ILD critical
In a new study published in the scientific journal Ecology, researchers from the University of Montana's Flathead Lake Biological Station may have unlocked a mystery surrounding unique aquatic insects in the Flathead watershed.
Understanding the circadian clocks of individual cells
More research must be done to investigate the role of air pollution on the epigenome in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), in order to develop strategies that minimize the effects of these pollutants, according to a new article published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Two new studies led by UT Southwestern scientists outline how individual cells maintain their internal clocks, driven both through heritable and random means. These findings, published online May 1 in PNAS and May 27 in eLife, help explain how organisms' circadian clocks maintain flexibility and could offer insights into aging and cancer.
Why are patient and public voices absent in COVID-19 policy-making?
Biomacromolecules incorporated into tailored metal-organic frameworks using peptide modulators are well shielded but highly active thanks to carefully tuned nanoarchitecture. As scientists report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, this strategy can be used to synthesize an "artificial cell" that functions as an optical glucose sensor.
Why do arteries age? Study explores link to gut bacteria, diet
Patient and public voices were "regrettably" absent in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but must now move centre stage, argue experts in The BMJ today.
Why don't confused patients call medicines helplines after discharge from hospital?
Eat a slab of steak and your resident gut bacteria get to work immediately to break it down. But new research shows that a metabolic byproduct, called TMAO, produced in the process can be harmful to the lining of arteries, making them age faster.
Research from the University of Bath in the UK suggests the best medicine-related support comes from hospital pharmacists, yet few discharged patients use helplines set up for this purpose.