Unraveling the role of the NiO electrocatalyst in alcohol electrooxidation reactions
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Generation game: Gene-edited mosquitos to fight malaria
A study led by Dr. Wei Chen, Prof. Yuqin Zou, and Prof. Shuangyin Wang (State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Bio-Sensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Advanced Catalytic Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education, Hunan University) unravels the reaction mechanism of the primary alcohol/vicinal diol electrooxidation reaction on NiO, especially for the...
New model offers a way to speed up drug discovery
Population-level changes in the genetic make-up of one of the world's deadliest animals could provide a key in the fight against malaria, proponents of a radical new technology argue.
Non-police services for domestic abusive victims shown to decrease witness statement provision, but reduce victimisation
Huge libraries of drug compounds may hold potential treatments for a variety of diseases, such as cancer or heart disease. Ideally, scientists would like to experimentally test each of these compounds against all possible targets, but doing that kind of screen is prohibitively time-consuming.
For pet dogs, 'running with the pack' may be the best prevention to promote healthier living
Victims of repeat domestic abuse are less likely to provide witness statements to police when they have access to non-police services, according to a study from the University of Surrey.
Seaweed farming may help tackle global food insecurity
What exactly makes for a fit Fido? And how does a dog's environment factor into their dog years?
Most nations get low marks on 'net-zero' climate plans
To help solve hunger and malnutrition while also slowing climate change, some farmers could shift from land to sea, suggests a recent study from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The study was published in Global Food Security.
Untapping barley's grain yield potential by mitigating floral degeneration
Nearly all of 35 countries accounting for more than four-fifths of global greenhouse gas emissions got low marks for their net zero plans in a peer-reviewed assessment published Thursday.
How and why NASA gives a name to every spot it studies on Mars
Barley possesses an indeterminate "spike"-type inflorescence that forms basic floral structures, called spikelets, in a distichous pattern along its central axis (termed rachis). Each rachis node in the barley spike produces three (one central and two lateral) spikelets.
Multifunctional self-healing liquid metal hydrogel developed for human-computer interaction
Martian maps are full of monikers recognizing places on Earth, explorers, and even cartoon characters.
Mass spectrometry uncovers actions of protein 'glues'
Recently, researchers from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, led by Prof. Tian Xingyou and Prof. Zhang Xian, along with associate Prof. Yang Yanyu from the College of Materials Science and Engineering at Zhengzhou University, used gallium indium alloy (EGaIn) to initiate the polymerization and serve as flexible fillers to construct liquid...
Study shows South Africa, India and Australia shared similar volcanic activity 3.5 billion years ago
A screening technique commonly used in drug discovery can yield important details about the actions of molecular 'glues' in protein interactions.
First Saimaa ringed seals successfully translocated within Lake Saimaa in Finland
Cratons are pieces of ancient continents that formed several billions of years ago. Their study provides a window as to how processes within and on the surface of Earth operated in the past. Cratons preserve relics of our young Earth as they host a variety of rock assemblages such as greenstones and granites. Greenstones are rock assemblages that are primarily composed of sub-marine volcanic rocks...
Researchers create engineered human tissue to study mosquito bites, disease
In Finland, two adult Saimaa ringed seals were successfully translocated from Pihlajavesi basin to Kolovesi basin and to the southern part of Lake Saimaa in late May. The seals, known as Amalia and Tuukka, have stayed in their new habitats. Landlocked in Lake Saimaa, the Saimaa ringed seal is one of the world's rarest and most endangered seals.
Lab safety and research productivity are not at odds
A UCF research team has engineered tissue with human cells that mosquitoes love to bite and feed upon—with the goal of helping fight deadly diseases transmitted by the biting insects.
In schools that could benefit most, building relationships is key to increasing capacity for nutrition education
Prioritizing lab safety doesn’t hamper research productivity. That’s the main takeaway of a
working paper published last week by the National Bureau of Economic Research
and accepted for publication in
Safety experts are cautiously optimistic these results may help support further cultural and institutional change to...
CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) captures charge-sign dependent cosmic ray modulation
The US Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) provides nutrition programming to individuals with low income, including students and their families, through a network of community partners who implement the programs.
Professors call for further study of potential uses of AI in special education, avoiding bans
The movement of cosmic ray particles across space, such as electrons and protons, is influenced by the sun's magnetic field, causing fluctuations in the intensity of galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) reaching Earth in response to the solar cycle. During periods of low solar activity, such as the solar minimum, more GCRs have been observed to reach Earth compared to that for periods of high solar...
Tailoring fluorine-rich solid electrolyte interphase to boost long cycling stability of lithium metal batteries
Artificial intelligence is making headlines about its potentially disruptive influence in many spaces, including the classroom. A group of educators that includes a University of Kansas researcher has just published a position paper reviewing AI's potential in special education, calling for patience and consideration of its potential uses before such technology is banned.
Public guaranteed child support programs may help reduce poverty worldwide
In a study published in the journal Science China Chemistry, fluorinated cyclic carbonate (DFEC) was introduced into ether electrolyte as a SEI-forming additive. The modified electrolyte could improve the interface of Li metal anode and achieve high efficiency and long cycling stability of LMBs.
Using a multi‐lens framework for landscape decisions
In countries across the income spectrum, single-mother families are prevalent and often economically vulnerable, but in many nations, nonresident fathers are unable—and sometimes unwilling—to pay their share of support. A Rutgers-led, global study on child support policies suggests public guaranteed child support programs may be more effective than placing the burden of payment on nonresident...
A new framework for making better and more transparent decisions about the use of our land could help to balance society's demands upon it with protecting and enhancing the environment.