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Biodiversity of islands worldwide is in peril, scientists warn

Scientists are sounding the alarm. The biodiversity of islands around the world is becoming increasingly threatened, due in large part to habitat loss, overexploitation, invasive species and climate change. If healthy island environments are to be co.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgOct 21st, 2021

Within an Antarctic sea squirt, scientists discover a bacterial species with promising anti-melanoma properties

There are few places farther from your medicine cabinet than the tissues of an ascidian, or "sea squirt," on the icy Antarctic sea floor—but this is precisely where scientists are looking to find a new treatment for melanoma, one of the most danger.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 40 min. ago

Study links increasing air pollution to the rise of a type of lung cancer

An international team of scientists has linked increased air pollution to an uptick in cases of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) worldwide. The same study also concluded an overall lower consumption of tobacco worldwide is statistically linked to less peop.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Scientists produce new antibiotics by gene editing

Scientists have discovered a new route to produce complex antibiotics exploiting gene editing to re-program pathways to future medicines urgently required to combat antimicrobial resistance, treat neglected diseases and prevent future pandemics......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

In people with brain buildups, a key but difficult-to-detect difference in the form of tau protein allows scientists to distinguish people showing no outward signs of dementia from those who do......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Steam disinfection of baby bottle nipples exposes babies and the environment to micro- and nanoplastic particles

Using a new microspectroscopic technique, scientists have found that steam disinfection of silicone-rubber baby bottle nipples exposes babies and the environment to micro- and nanoplastic particles......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Which glioblastoma patients will respond to immunotherapy?

Scientists have discovered a new biomarker to identify which patients with brain tumors called glioblastomas -- the most common and malignant of primary brain tumors -- might benefit from immunotherapy. The treatment could extend survival for an esti.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

A little web history: The first webcam ever was designed to do what exactly?

Computer scientists at Cambridge University are said to have deployed the first webcam in 1991.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

How Science Will Solve the Omicron Variant’s Mysteries

So far, panic about the mysterious new Covid variant has outpaced actual information. Here’s what scientists around the world are trying to uncover......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

New dinosaur species from Chile had a unique slashing tail

Fossils found in Chile are from a strange-looking dog-sized dinosaur species that had a unique slashing tail weapon, scientists reported Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Climate action can lessen poverty and inequality worldwide

If all countries adopted the same tax on carbon emissions and returned the revenues to their citizens, it is possible to keep the global temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius while also benefiting well-being, reducing inequality, and al.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Atomic force microscope measures adhesion energy of the coronavirus

A study by Department of Energy researchers detailed a potential method to detect the novel coronavirus on surfaces. Scientists from Pacific Northwest, Oak Ridge, Sandia and Ames national laboratories used an atomic force microscope to measure how ea.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Using less-profitable farmland to grow bioenergy crops also supports biodiversity

An analysis by Oak Ridge National Laboratory showed that using less-profitable farmland to grow bioenergy crops such as switchgrass could fuel not only clean energy, but also gains in biodiversity......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Earthquakes and tsunamis in Europe?

Since the tsunami that devastated coasts around the Indian Ocean in December 2004 and the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, people worldwide are aware that geological processes in the ocean can cause significant damage. From a European perspective, s.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Less ploughing enables carbon storage in agricultural soils

The value of long-term studies can be found when you're ready to dig deep. WUR scientists and European partners asked: what happens when organic farmers stop plowing? In a joint effort, we sampled nine field trials across Europe and assessed the impa.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Inflammation in Heart Disease: Do Researchers Know Enough?

Anti-inflammatory therapies for cardiovascular disease are nearing the clinic. But whether scientists understand how inflammation contributes to fatty-deposit buildup well enough to target it... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News11 hr. 8 min. ago

Planetary scientists are starting to get stirred up by Starship’s potential

"It could provide a revolutionary new way of exploring these worlds." Enlarge / A rendering of SpaceX's Starship traveling to the Saturn system. (credit: SpaceX) Jennifer Heldmann stared at the computer screens on her desk, wa.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 9 min. ago

Scientists to map fungal networks, determine climate role

Scientists from the United States and Europe announced plans Tuesday to create the biggest map of underground fungal networks, arguing they are an important but overlooked piece in the puzzle of how to tackle climate change......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Synthetic tissue can repair hearts, muscles, and vocal cords

Combining knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, scientists from McGill University develop a biomaterial tough enough to repair the heart, muscles, and vocal cords, representing a major advance in regenerative medicine......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Scientists can control brain circuits, behavior, and emotion using light

Scientists can control brain circuits, behavior, and emotion using light. Researchers developed a new optogenetic tool, 'Opto-vTrap', which is expected to contribute to treatment for epilepsy, muscle spasms, and skin wrinkles......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Planetary scientists discover brief presence of water in Arabia Terra on Mars

As part of a team of collaborators from Northern Arizona University and Johns Hopkins University, Northern Arizona University (NAU) Ph.D. candidate Ari Koeppel recently discovered that water was once present in a region of Mars called Arabia Terra......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021