There is no 'one size fits all' approach to treat severe asthma
304 articles from TUESDAY 13.4.2021
- 21/4/13 23:07
World's protected areas need more than a 'do not disturb' sign
Despite a similar clinical presentation, people with severe asthma have strikingly distinct immune profiles, research shows. These findings can be used to develop new therapeutics and enhance precision medicine approaches to treating these patients.
- 21/4/13 23:07
Stellar feedback and an airborne observatory; scientists determine a nebula younger than believed
More than 4 million square kilometers have been designated as protected areas globally in the past decade, without documentation of how effective such areas across the globe are at protecting.
- 21/4/13 23:07
Unlocking richer intracellular recordings
Researchers studied RCW 120 to analyze the effects of stellar feedback, and found that RCW 120 must be less than 150,000 years old, which is very young for such a nebula.
- 21/4/13 23:06
Stellar feedback and an airborne observatory: Team determines a nebula to be much younger than previously believed
A forward-thinking group of researchers has identified a flexible, low-cost, and biocompatible platform for enabling richer intracellular recordings.
U.K. conservationists striving to restore local oyster population
In the southern sky, situated about 4,300 light years from Earth, lies RCW 120, an enormous glowing cloud of gas and dust. This cloud, known as an emission nebula, is formed of ionized gases and emits light at various wavelengths. An international team led by West Virginia University researchers studied RCW 120 to analyze the effects of stellar feedback, the process by which stars inject energy...
Volunteer cats from COVID households wanted for new study
Wild Oysters Project is creating underwater nurseries around the U.K. coast hoping to bring back the native European oysters from the brink of...
Reducing ocean acidification by removing carbon dioxide: Two targets for cutting-edge research
Can you give your feline companion COVID-19? And conversely, can Fluffy give it to you?
Finding resiliency in local, community news gathering
It is now widely recognized that in order to reach the target of limiting global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels (as the objective of the Paris agreement), cutting the carbon emissions even at an unprecedented pace will not be sufficient, but there is the need for development and implementation of active Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) strategies. Among the CDR strategies that...
Giant electronic conductivity change driven by artificial switch of crystal dimensionality
When the Webster-Kirkwood Times, a community newspaper in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, had to endure layoffs and stop publishing its print edition—due to a loss in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic—its readers felt the loss and began supporting the newspaper in earnest.
Airborne laser scanning of gaps in Amazon rainforest helps explain tree mortality
The electronic properties of solid materials are highly dependent on crystal structures and their dimensionalities (i.e., whether the crystals have predominantly 2D or 3D structures). As Professor Takayoshi Katase of Tokyo Institute of Technology notes, this fact has an important corollary: "If the crystal structure dimensionality can be switched reversibly in the same material, a drastic property...
Engineer cautions pregnant women about speed bumps
A group of researchers led by Brazilians has used an innovative model to map gaps in the Amazon rainforest and identify factors that contribute to tree mortality. Water stress, soil fertility, and anthropic forest degradation have the most influence on gap dynamics in the world's largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest, according to an article on the study published in Scientific Reports.
- 21/4/13 21:40
Fireball lights up Florida sky as it passes uncomfortably close – video
Slow down. Baby on board. Future baby on board. New research determines that accelerating over speed bumps poses a danger for pregnant women and their fetuses.
Northern Star Coral study could help protect tropical corals
A bright meteor shot across and lit up the night sky of south Florida and the Bahamas on Monday. The moment was captured by security cameras and dashcams across the regionHundreds capture spectacular fireball passing uncomfortably close to Earth Continue...
Liberals propose enshrining the right to a healthy environment in legislation
As the Rhode Island legislature considers designating the Northern Star Coral an official state emblem, researchers are finding that studying this local creature's recovery from a laboratory-induced stressor could help better understand how to protect endangered tropical corals.
Joyful screams perceived more strongly than screams of fear or anger
The Liberal government is proposing long-awaited changes to an environmental protection law that includes a recognition that everyone living in Canada has a right to a healthy environment.
- 21/4/13 20:49
Life expectancy lower near superfund sites
The human scream signals more than fear of imminent danger or entanglement in social conflicts. Screaming can also express joy or excitement. For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that non-alarming screams are even perceived and processed by the brain more efficiently than their alarming counterparts.
- 21/4/13 20:49
The US says not to give Johnson & Johnson vaccines after a woman died from a rare blood clot
Living near a hazardous waste or Superfund site could cut your life short by about a year, according to a new study. The study is the first nationwide review of all hazardous waste sites and not just the 1,300 sites on the national priority list managed by the federal government.
NASA satellites detect signs of volcanic unrest years before eruptions
The US took the dramatic step of recommending that health-care providers stop giving people the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against covid-19 after six women who received it developed serious blood clots and one died.
The US Food and Drug Administration described its action as a temporary halt to give regulators time to understand the apparent side effect. “We are recommending a pause in the...
Although there are telltale signs that a volcano is likely to erupt in the near future—an uptick in seismic activity, changes in gas emissions, and sudden ground deformation, for example—accurately predicting such eruptions is notoriously hard.