COVID-19: Immune system derails
First food-grade intermediate wheatgrass released
Contrary to what has been generally assumed so far, a severe course of COVID-19 does not solely result in a strong immune reaction - rather, the immune response is caught in a continuous loop of activation and inhibition. Experts from CharitÃ© - UniversitÃ¤tsmedizin Berlin, the University of Bonn, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Helmholtz Centre for Infection...
Flexible management of hydropower plants would contribute to a secure electricity supply
University of Minnesota researchers report the release of the first commercially available intermediate wheatgrass cultivar.
Fuel from disused tyres
UPV/EHU and BC3 researchers have analyzed the expected evolution of power supply and demand over the coming decades in Spain; they consider a future without nuclear and coal-based plants but with a greater share of renewable sources. They simulate security of supply in this scenario and evaluate to what extent hydro stations could help to alleviate the risk of a power supply shortage.
Genes related to down syndrome abnormalities may protect against solid tumors
The journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews has published a study by the UPV/EHU's Department of Chemical Engineering, which describes the work relating to the catalytic pyrolysis of tyres to see which products can be obtained in this process and their possible applications as fuel.
Gut bacteria in people with Huntington's disease may be a potential drug target
Scientists from Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago discovered that a set of genes with decreased expression in individuals with Down syndrome may lead to clinical abnormalities in this population, such as poor muscle development and heart valve problems. Impairment in these same genes may also protect people with Down syndrome from...
Impact of climate change on tropical fisheries would create ripples across the world
A world first clinical study of the gut microbiome in people with Huntington's disease (HD) has found that it is not just a disease of the brain, but also of the body.
Make the best of bad reviews by leveraging consumer empathy
Seafood is the most highly traded food commodity globally, with tropical zone marine fisheries contributing more than 50% of the global fish catch, an average of $USD 96 billion annually. Available scientific evidence consistently shows that tropical marine habitats, fish stocks and fisheries are most vulnerable to oceanic changes associated with climate change. However, telecoupling, or linkages...
New CT scanning method may improve heart massage
When confronted with unfair negative reviews, firms can strategically leverage consumer empathy and benefit from potential downstream consequences.
Non-invasive nerve stimulation boosts learning of foreign language sounds
As part of an international collaboration, researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, and University of Leicester, UK, have succeeded in developing a dynamic 3D CT scanning method that shows what happens inside the body during simulated heart massage. The method could help to increase the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest.
NTU develops peptide that makes drug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics again
New research by neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh and UC San Francisco (UCSF) revealed that a simple, earbud-like device developed at UCSF that imperceptibly stimulates the brain could significantly improve the wearer's ability to learn the sounds of a new language. This device may have wide-ranging applications for boosting other kinds of learning as well.
Penn's 'Enhanced Recovery' program significantly reduces post-op opioid use
Scientists at NTU Singapore have developed a synthetic peptide that can make multidrug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics again when used together with traditional antibiotics, offering hope for the prospect of a combination treatment strategy to tackle certain antibiotic-tolerant infections. On its own, the synthetic antimicrobial peptide can also kill bacteria that have grown resistant...
REM sleep tunes eating behavior
Penn Medicine researchers found that when an "Enhanced Recovery After Surgery" protocol was employed--which optimizes patients' surgical care before, during, and after surgery--the majority of patients did not need opioids for pain management at one, three, and six months after elective spinal and peripheral nerve surgery.
Researchers propose strategy to evaluate tumor photothermal therapy in real-time
REM sleep tunes eating behavior.
Small towns have highest risk of intimate partner violence
Researchers from USTC reported an "intelligent" strategy of using organic nanoparticles to evaluate photothermal therapy efficiency on tumor in real time.
Spintronics: Researchers show how to make non-magnetic materials magnetic
Despite common perceptions that big cities have more violence, women living in small towns are most at risk of violence from current or former partners. The study analyzed the responses of more than 570,000 women from the National Crime Victimization Survey from 1994-2015. Women from small towns were 27% more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence than women from the center of big...
Study gauges specific site stomach cancer risks among ethnic groups
A complex process can modify non-magnetic oxide materials in such a way to make them magnetic. The basis for this new phenomenon is controlled layer-by-layer growth of each material. An international research team with researchers from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) reported on their unexpected findings in the journal "Nature Communications".
Tasmanian devil research offers new insights for tackling cancer in humans
Non-white Americans, especially Asian Americans, are at disproportionately higher risk for gastric cancer compared to non-Hispanic white Americans. A new study breaks down this risk according to specific ethnicities and locations within the stomach.
Hiroshima survivors mark 75th anniversary of world's first nuclear attack
Researchers found a single genetic mutation that leads to reduced growth of a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils in the wild. The finding gives hope for the animals' survival and could lead to new treatment for human cancers.
Coronavirus live news: WHO surge team arrives in South Africa as global deaths top 700,000
The dwindling witnesses to the world's first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary Thursday, with the mayor and others noting the Japanese government's refusal to sign a nuclear weapons ban treaty, highlighting its...
Citing misinformation, Facebook deletes Trump post for 1st time
Florida tops 500,000 cases; Spain sees highest daily post-lockdown infections; Italy threatens to ban Ryanair. Follow the latest updates WHO surge team arrives in South AfricaGlobal deaths pass 700,000Facebook removes Trump post for spreading false information on CovidFrance ‘could lose control of Covid-19 at any time’See all our coronavirus coverage 2.04am BST In Australia, the New South...
Whiteness of AI erases people of color from our 'imagined futures', researchers argue
Facebook has deleted a post by U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time, saying it violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the...
What is ammonium nitrate, and how did it cause such a devastating explosion in Beirut?
The overwhelming 'Whiteness' of artificial intelligence—from stock images and cinematic robots to the dialects of virtual assistants—removes people of colour from the way humanity thinks about its technology-enhanced future.
Promising new research identifies novel approach for controlling defects in 3D printing
The chemical compound ammonium nitrate is believed to have been the cause of the devastating explosion in Beirut on Tuesday. But how can such a chemical cause such a massive and destructive...
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Scientists use temperature data to tune -- and fix -- defects in 3D-printed metallic parts.
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Shark sighting a surprise for St. Martins kayakers
Kayakers at St. Martins say they were surprised to spot a shark swimming about 50 feet from them in the water near the sea caves on...