Scientists have developed a new cancer vaccine with the potential to activate the body’s immune system to fight a range of cancers, including leukaemia, breast cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancers.
Scientists have revealed new insight into how cyanobacteria construct the organelles that are essential for their ability to photosynthesise.
Nature is a tool to address deeply entrenched health disparities; health systems should work to increase nature access, as they have with other social determinants of health.
The presence of an abnormal number of chromosomes in the genetic profile of early-stage embryos may be far more common – and potentially less threatening – during normal human development than is currently appreciated, according to new research from biologists.
Students at elementary and secondary schools that offer healthier food offerings and more opportunities for physical activities have a healthier body mass index, according to researchers. The study, published in Preventive Medicine Reports, uses professional measures of students’ height and weight — the gold standard for studying childhood obesity — […]
Scientists have applied liquid-metal synthesis to piezoelectrics, advancing future flexible, wearable electronics, and biosensors drawing their power from the body’s movements. Piezoelectric materials such as atomically-thin tin-monosulfide (SnS) convert mechanical forces or movement into electrical energy. Along with their inherent flexibility, this makes them candidates for flexible nanogenerators in wearable […]
Mifepristone appears to extend lifespan in evolutionarily divergent species Drosophila and C. elegans in ways that suggest it may do so in humans, as well.
Measurements by the GRACE-FO satellite mission show a decline in water storage in Central Europe by up to 94 percent compared with seasonal fluctuations. The changes are so serious that a recovery within one year is not to be expected. The water shortage in the years 2018 and 2019 is […]
A study examining the urban microclimatic impact of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires has uncovered how they affect local meteorological and air quality. Its findings could help understand the potential consequences of an increased rate and extension of bushfires, and especially regarding improving risk preparedness and coping strategies.
A new study warns that the last remaining habitat for several endangered bird species in Europe could reduce by up to 50 per cent in the next century as farmers convert land to more profitable crops and meet increased demand for products such as olive oil and wine.
Patients with COVID-19 who have an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) experience more severe strokes, have worse functional outcomes and are more likely to die of stroke than AIS patients who do not have COVID-19. The wide range of complications associated with COVID-19 likely explain the worse outcomes.
A baby girl in Texas — born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19 — is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, according to a new report.
A new study has shown that coral outplant survival is likely to drop below 50% if sea surface temperatures exceed 30.5 degrees Celsius and that survival rates can also be predicted by considering temperature conditions in the year prior to outplanting.
A gene has been discovered that can naturally suppress the signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in human brain cells. The scientists have also developed a new rapid drug-screening system for treatments that could potentially delay or prevent the disease.
Researchers have added fresh evidence that early exposure to vaccine-, bacterial- or microbiota-derived antigens has a dramatic effect on the diversity of antibodies an adult mammal will have to fight future infections by pathogens. This antibody diversity is called the clonal repertoire — basically different single cells with distinct antibody […]
The science community should withdraw from involvement in international tests such as PISA because they have forced schools to adopt ‘narrow’ curricula and pedagogies, a study says.
Underground tunnels have been used by warriors and smugglers for thousands of years to infiltrate battlegrounds and cross borders. A new analysis presents a series of medieval and modern case studies to identify the most restrictive and ideal soil and geologic conditions for tunneling.
The seafood industry requires large amounts of water for food processing. Before used water is discharged, some organic matter, including protein, is typically removed. This sludge is usually landfilled or converted into biogas, which results in the valuable nutrients it contains being lost from the food chain. Now researchers report […]
The invasive population of Asian longhorned ticks in the United States likely began with three or more self-cloning females from northeastern Asia, according to a new study. Asian longhorned ticks outside the U.S. can carry debilitating diseases. In the United States and elsewhere they can threaten livestock and pets. The […]
Areas where landslides are common make hydric soil identification tricky.
The discovery of green fluorescent protein (GFP), which is made by a jellyfish, transformed cell biology. It allowed scientists to stitch the GFP sequence to proteins from other organisms to trace their movements and interactions in living cells. Now, researchers have designed peptide nanoparticles that can each glow in a […]
Researchers have focused the beam of an X-ray free-electron laser to 6 nanometers, closer to the diameter of a typical atom than obtained in prior work. In conjunction with the extremely brief pulses and high intensities of the laser, researchers can now study matter at extremely high resolution and unprecedented […]
According to the United Nations, about one-fifth of the world’s population lives in areas where water is scarce. Therefore, technologies to produce clean water from undrinkable sources, such as seawater, river or lake water, and contaminated water, are urgently needed. Now, researchers have developed a wood-based steam generator that, with […]
Researchers have developed a new method that can make it easier for public authorities to assess the health risks of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the environment. The study shows that women are particularly at risk of decreased levels of thyroid hormones related to PFAS-contaminated drinking water.
Californian Jailed Over Identity Theft Scheme Targeting Military A California man has been put behind bars for his role in an identity theft scheme that victimized thousands of US veterans and service members. Trorice Crawford pleaded guilty on December 5 last year to one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments. […]
While a direct correlation between BCG vaccinations and a reduction in coronavirus mortalities still needs to be understood more fully, researchers hold hope that the BCG vaccine might be able to provide at least short-term protections against severe COVID-19, particularly for front-line medical workers or high-risk patients.
Lopinavir is a drug against HIV, hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria and rheumatism. Until recently, both drugs were regarded as potential agents in the fight against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Researchers have now discovered that the concentration of the two drugs in the lungs of Covid-19 patients is not sufficient […]
A new study found that Black individuals were twice as likely as White individuals to test positive for COVID-19. The average age of all participants in the study was 46. However, those infected were on average 52 years old, compared to those who tested negative, who were 45 years old […]
Over time goldenrod plants and the gall flies that feed on them have been one-upping each other in an ongoing competition for survival. Now, a team of researchers has discovered that by detecting the plants’ chemical defenses, the insects may have taken the lead.
SANS Institute Cyber-Skills Game Now Available in Middle East A platform created by the SANS Institute to teach core cybersecurity skills is now available to students and young adults across the Middle East and Africa. CyberStart Game provides a gamified learning experience that can be used in the classroom or accessed at […]
Meconium–the earliest stool of an infant — is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus. A new study found that the types of normal bacteria found in the meconium may predict an infant’s likelihood of later developing obesity.
As we age, the immune system gradually becomes impaired. One aspect of this impairment is chronic inflammation in the elderly, which means that the immune system is constantly active and sends out inflammatory substances. Such chronic inflammation is associated with multiple age-related diseases including arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease, and impaired […]
An international study has given hope to families of children born with a fatal heart muscle disease caused by faulty cell machinery.
The quantum spin liquid (QSL) state is an exotic state of matter where the spin of electrons, which generally exhibits order at low temperatures, remains disordered. Now, scientists have developed a new material where a two-dimensional QSL state can be experimentally observed, advancing our knowledge of spin behavior, and getting […]
Vulnerability Found in Kasa Camera A hobby farmer on the hunt for a vegetable-eating critter has discovered a flaw in a popular outdoor home security camera. Midwesterner Jason Kent purchased a Kasa camera to help identify whatever creature it was that had been eating his cucumber plants. In addition to uncovering the […]
Cloud Adoption Held Back by Data Loss and Compliance Fears UK businesses have been slow to move to the cloud because of concerns over data loss and compliance breaches, according to the 2020 UK Veritas Databerg Report. It showed that just 47% of corporate data is currently stored in the cloud, […]
Some mandarin fish species (Sinipercidae) are pure fish-eaters, which feed exclusively on living juvenile fish – also of their own species. A research team has described the genome of four mandarin fish species and thus also identified genes for cannibalistic eating behavior. Knowledge of the connections between the genome and […]
Evolutionary biologists resolve a century-old question regarding the asymmetric genitals of internally fertilizing fishes of the family Anablepidae. Surprisingly, the direction of genital asymmetry in these fishes is random rather than hereditary.
Astronomers succeeded in detecting 12 stellar flare phenomena on AD Leonis. One of these flares was 20 times larger than those emitted by our own sun, categorizing it a ‘superflare’. Subsequent data analysis presents new insight into these explosive phenomena.
Researchers have synthesized a new form of melanin enriched with selenium. Called selenomelanin, this new biomaterial shows extraordinary promise as a shield for human tissue against harmful radiation.
A researcher is hoping to flip the switch on the preconceived notion that teens are mean. He says teenagers often receive a negative reputation, sometimes showcased in mainstream media reports of bullying, cyber harassment or schoolyard battles.
The ability to move about may deteriorate when aging, a phenomenon which needs to be considered when assessing physical activity in older people.
Our immune system ought to be able to recognize and kill tumor cells. However, many tumors deceive the immune system. For example, they induce the so-called immune checkpoints of T-cells to shut down immune responses.Scientists have now introduced a new approach for immunological tumor treatment. Their method is based on […]
A commentary published in the journal Pediatrics concludes that children infrequently transmit COVID-19 to each other or to adults and that many schools, provided they follow appropriate social distancing guidelines and take into account rates of transmission in their community, can and should reopen in the fall.
Perceived pregnancy discrimination indirectly relates to increased levels of postpartum depressive symptoms for mothers and lower birth weights, lower gestational ages and increased numbers of doctor visits for babies, according to a management study.
A team of physicists and chemists has produced the first porous graphene ribbons in which specific carbon atoms in the crystal lattice are replaced with nitrogen atoms. These ribbons have semiconducting properties that make them attractive for applications in electronics and quantum computing.
Researchers developed a new way to protect and safeguard quantum information, moving quantum networks a step closer to reality.
- Using controlled environment food production to solve food shortages
- Big plans to save the planet depend on nanoscopic materials improving energy storage
- Non-coding DNA located outside chromosomes may help drive glioblastoma
- Study offers first large-sample evidence of the effect of ethics training on financial sector
- A new antibiotic to combat drug-resistant bacteria is in sight
- Deep learning to analyze neurological problems
- New machine learning algorithms offer safety and fairness guarantees
- Nature’s secret recipe for making leaves
- Almost a third of tropical Africa’s flora faces extinction
- Magnesium deprivation stops pathogen growth
- Breaking (and restoring) graphene’s symmetry in a twistable electronics device
- Online reviews reveal need for specialized drug treatment facility assessments
- Dung beetle discovery revises biologists’ understanding of how nature innovates
- Brain biomarker predicts compulsive drinking
- Who is left behind in Mass Drug Administration?
- Genetic studies reveal how rat lungworm evolves
- Simple model explains why different four-legged animals adopt similar gaits
- Grid reliability under climate change may require more power generation capacity
- How to design and control robots with stretchy, flexible bodies
- Germ-free lungs of newborn mice are partially protected against hyperoxia
- Study probes relationship between strange metals and high-temperature superconductors
- Bone breakthrough may lead to more durable airplane wings
- Boosting 5G technology
- Fighting opioids with an unlikely supplemental painkiller: Anti-itch medicine
- Some hyper-realistic masks more believable than human faces, study suggests
- Dissecting connections between chronic stress, inflammation and depression
- Scientists help soldiers figure out what robots know
- Diet pills, laxatives used for weight control linked with later eating disorder diagnosis
- Science underestimated dangerous effects of sleep deprivation
- How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens
- New antenna tech to equip ceramic coatings with heat radiation control
- Wildfires in Oregon’s blue mountains to become more frequent, severe due to climate change
- Lack of sleep may explain why poor people get more heart disease
- Scientists discover surprising quantum effect in an exotic superconductor
- Efficient bottom-up synthesis of new perovskite material for the production of ammonia
- Assessing different HPV vaccines and vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boys
- Pollinator friendliness can extend beyond early spring
- Researchers visualize bacteria motor in first step toward human-produced electrical energy
- Changing experiences of the natural world
- DNA repeats — the genome’s dark matter
- Old newspapers can be used to grow carbon nanotubes
- Universal features of music around the world
- Clean air research converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical
- NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs
- Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS
- Scientists identify underlying molecular mechanisms of Alexander disease
- Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson’s disease
- Do obesity and smoking impact healing after wrist fracture surgery?
- Tiny devices made of DNA detect cancer with fewer false alarms
- New method for using spin waves in magnetic materials
- New technology developed to improve forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis
- Dangerous bacteria communicate to avoid antibiotics
- Filaments that structure DNA
- New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft
- In a first for cell biology, scientists observe ribosome assembly in real time
- Bacteria-infecting viruses bind mucosal surface and protect from disease
- Clear, conductive coating could protect advanced solar cells, touch screens
- Small, fast, and highly energy-efficient memory device inspired by lithium-ion batteries
- Samoa climate change resilience challenges Western perceptions
- Using artificial intelligence to determine whether immunotherapy is working
- Scientists find early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed
- Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes
- Arthropods formed orderly lines 480 million years ago
- Ancient stars shed light on Earth’s similarities to other planets
- Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it, study shows
- Mars once had salt lakes similar to those on Earth
- Gimme six! Researchers discover aye-aye’s extra finger
- Schools of molecular ‘fish’ could improve display screens
- ‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas
- New data on the evolution of plants and origin of species
- Achieving quantum supremacy
- By targeting flu-enabling protein, antibody may protect against wide-ranging strains
- Did an extraterrestrial impact trigger the extinction of ice-age animals?
- Putting the ‘bang’ in the Big Bang
- Micromotors push around single cells and particles
- Engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air
- Dolphins demonstrate coordinated cooperation
- ESO telescope reveals what could be the smallest dwarf planet yet in the solar system
- New measurement of Hubble constant adds to cosmic mystery
- Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space
- The world is getting wetter, yet water may become less available for North America and Eurasia
- Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children
- Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain
- Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale
- Any amount of running linked to significantly lower risk of early death
- Three-drug combo improves lung function in most common genetic form of cystic fibrosis
- How measles wipes out the body’s immune memory
- Ornament with eagle talons from Neanderthal Period
- New measurement yields smaller proton radius
- Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business
- Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy
- Hubble captures a dozen sunburst arc doppelgangers
- Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability
- Chemists observe ‘spooky’ quantum tunneling
- Why is ice so slippery?
- Data-driven definition of unhealthy yet pervasive ‘hyper-palatable’ foods
- Microbes harvest electrons: Novel process discovered
- New model for the way humans localize sounds
- Could cytotoxic T-cells be a key to longevity?
- Insulin can increase mosquitoes’ immunity to West Nile virus
- Breakthrough with cancer vaccine
- 18 HR cost reduction ideas for the 2020 COVID-19 recession
- How bacteria build essential carbon-fixing machinery
- Access to nature requires attention when addressing community health needs
- Abnormal cells in early-stage embryos might not preclude IVF success
- Healthier school food and physical activity environments matter for childhood obesity
- Liquid metal synthesis for better piezoelectrics: Atomically-thin tin-monosulfide
- Scientists may have found one path to a longer life
- Satellite data show severity of drought summers in 2018 and 2019
- Study sheds light on bushfires’ microclimate impact
- Study reveals scale of habitat loss for endangered birds
- Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 are more severe, have worse outcomes and higher mortality
- COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, reports pediatric infectious disease journal
- Sea surface temperature has a big impact on coral outplant survival
- Scientists discover protective Alzheimer’s gene and develop rapid drug-testing platform
- Neonatal exposure to antigens of commensal bacteria promotes broader immune repertoire
- Science education community should withdraw from international tests, experts urge
- Soil studies can be helpful for border control
- Technique fishes valuable nutrients out of shrimp processing water
- Where did the Asian longhorned ticks in the US come from?
- The story behind a uniquely dark, wetland soil
- Fluorescent peptide nanoparticles, in every color of the rainbow
- Old X-rays, new vision: A nano-focused X-ray laser
- Purifying water with the help of wood, bacteria and the sun
- New method estimates risks of hormone-disrupting substances in drinking water
- Californian Jailed Over Identity Theft Scheme Targeting Military
- Preliminary study suggests tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths
- Why lopinavir and hydroxychloroquine do not work on COVID-19
- Black individuals at higher risk for contracting COVID-19, according to new research
- Gall fly outmaneuvers host plant in game of ‘Spy vs Spy’
- SANS Institute Cyber-Skills Game Now Available in Middle East
- Bacteria in infants’ first stool may indicate their risk of obesity
- Changes in the immune system can promote healthy aging
- Major cause of rare genetic mitochondrial disease identified
- The spin state story: Observation of the quantum spin liquid state in novel material
- Vulnerability Found in Kasa Camera
- Cloud Adoption Held Back by Data Loss and Compliance Fears
- Aryaka, 8×8 enhance enterprise communications across managed SD-WAN
- Born to be a cannibal: Genes for feeding behavior in mandarin fish identified
- Lefties and righties: Asymmetry in fish genitalia
- Enormous ‘superflare’ detected on nearby star
- New biomaterial could shield against harmful radiation
- Kindness researcher challenges the notion of mean teens
- Physical activity of older people requires tailored monitoring
- Mirror image tumor treatment
- Children rarely transmit COVID-19, doctors write in new commentary
- Executive interview: Toyota’s Melody Ayeli on the significant role of ITAM
- Troubling connection between workplace pregnancy discrimination and health of mothers, babies
- Porous graphene ribbons doped with nitrogen for electronics and quantum computing
- Researchers find safeguards for quantum communications
- Glowing worms provide live-action movies of the body’s internal scaffolding
- Response to stimulation in IVF may predict longer term health risks
- Universal Credit still struggles with digital issues, says NAO
- Facebook iOS SDK flaw linked to onset of Spotify app outage blighting Apple device users
- Conti Ransomware Deemed a Possible Successor of Ryuk
- Automotive-telecoms consortium claims successful completion of intelligent transportation project
- Google Bans Stalkerware Ads From its Pages
- Zoom Zero-Day Bug Hits Legacy Windows Users
- UK mobile operators warn removing Huawei tech would cost ‘low billions’ and take five years
- Pub-Goers at Risk of Cyber-Attacks as Lockdown Eases
- Nearly half of employed in UK worked remotely in April 2020
- Socio-economic, environmental impacts of COVID-19 quantified
- Breakthrough machine learning approach quickly produces higher-resolution climate data
- New link between calcium and cardiolipin in heart defects
- RNA key in helping stem cells know what to become
- Community initiative increases teenage use of effective contraception
- Salmonella biofilm protein causes autoimmune responses — Possible link with Alzheimer’s
- Study identifies unique cells that may drive lung fibrosis
- Critical early step of the visual process uncovered
- Antioxidants in corn line could aid human IBD protection, therapy
- A new understanding of protein movement
- Towards improved wound healing: Chemical synthesis of a trefoil factor peptide
- New study supports remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment
- Women who deliver by C-section are less likely to conceive subsequent children
- About half of health care workers positive for COVID-19 by serology have no symptoms, study finds
- Brits Desire More Regulation of AI
- A complex gene program initiates brain changes in response to cocaine
- Biologists trace plants’ steady mitochondrial genomes to a gene found in viruses, bacteria
- No association found between exposure to mobile devices and brain volume alterations in adolescents
- Aquaculture’s role in nutrition in the COVID-19 era
- Study: More than half of US students experience summer learning losses five years in a row
- Older, critically ill patients with COVID-19 may have increased risk of bradycardia with lopinavir and ritonavir
- New evidence of long-term volcanic, seismic risks in northern Europe
- CT of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) versus CT of influenza virus pneumonia
- Ways to keep buildings cool with improved super white paints
- Scientists trace the origin of our teeth from the most primitive jawed fish
- A ‘regime shift’ is happening in the Arctic Ocean
- Brain benefits of exercise can be gained with a single protein
- New study detects ringing of the global atmosphere
- No NELL2, no sperm motility; novel protein is essential for male fertility
- A new look at deep-sea microbes
- Using electricity to break down pollutants left over after wastewater treatment
- Therapy delivered electronically more effective than face to face
- Spider silk made by photosynthetic bacteria
- 7 top learning experience platforms for employee development
- Discovery reveals how plants make cellulose for strength and growth
- Safer CRISPR gene editing with fewer off-target hits
- Scientists urge caution, further assessment of ecological impacts above deep sea mining
- Fair justice systems need open data access
- Study says inhalers OK to use amid COVID-19 concerns