Compound from medicinal herb kills brain-eating amoebae in lab studies

Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a deadly disease caused by the "brain-eating amoeba" Naegleria fowleri, is becoming more common in some areas of the world, and it has no effective treatment. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Chemical Neuro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 13th, 2021

Electrical Brain Stimulation May Alleviate Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

Noninvasive electrical zaps, tuned specifically to individual brain-activity patterns, appear to reduce checking, hoarding and other compulsions for up to three months -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News10 hr. 7 min. ago

New heat method kills pathogens with minimal damage to plants

In the strawberry nursery industry, a nursery's reputation relies on their ability to produce disease- and insect-free plants. The best way to produce clean plants is to start with clean planting stock. Many nurseries struggle with angular leaf spot.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 35 min. ago

Hundreds of health care facilities were hit by ransomware last year amid pandemic

At the University of Vermont Medical Center in October, a cyberattack knocked out 5,000 computers on the hospital's IT network, disrupting everything from its financial systems to its radiology services and sleep studies. Patient care ground to a hal.....»»

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Eggs reveal what may happen to brain on impact

What causes brain concussions? Is it direct translational or rotational impact? This is one of the research areas currently being explored by Qianhong Wu's lab at Villanova University......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 35 min. ago

The long-range transport of deconfined magnetic hedgehogs

Spintronics is an emerging area of research that aims to develop devices that transmit, process and store information leveraging the intrinsic angular momentum of electrons, known as spin. A key objective of spintronics studies is to identify strateg.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Researchers find inhibitors effective against a coronavirus enzyme

While the first vaccines have been developed against the pathogen SARS-CoV-2, studies are still underway to identify effective drugs for treating coronavirus infections. Scientists in Gießen, Mainz, and Würzburg in Germany involved in a fundamental.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Survey first to provide comprehensive view of Irish in Aotearoa, New Zealand

In addition to containing many firsts, new research from the University of Otago's Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies provides comprehensive insights into the identity of Irish people in Aotearoa New Zealand......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Meet the man on a controversial mission to preserve and digitize your brain

Robert McIntyre is on a mission to preserve human brains so they can be uploaded in the future. Outlandish? Sure. But aren't most groundbreaking ideas?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Pandemic interrupts longtime Isle Royale wolf, moose study

One of the world's longest-running wildlife field studies has fallen prey to the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

In lab study, nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergies

For about one in 13 children in the U.S., normally harmless foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and peanuts can send the body's natural defenses into overdrive......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Ozone generators may help remediate contamination caused by thirdhand smoke

In 10 years of studying thirdhand smoke, which is the toxic cigarette residue that clings to virtually all indoor surfaces for months or years, Berkeley Lab scientist Hugo Destaillats said the most frequent question he hears from the public is how to.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Primer on carbon dioxide removal provides vital resource at critical time

Scientists say that any serious plan to address climate change should include carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies and policies, which makes the newly launched CDR Primer an especially vital resource, says Berkeley Lab scientist Margaret Torn, o.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

A new regime for analyzing properties of topological materials

Two recent studies demonstrate that there is a topological origin of two related metal alloys' ability to convert light into electrical current. New fundamental research on rhodium monosilicide (RhSi), published in NPJ Quantum Materials, and on cobal.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Israel studies new forest home for endangered mountain gazelle

Israel is one of the last places where the endangered mountain gazelle roams in the wild but, as development shrinks their natural savannah habitat, ecologists are studying if they can also thrive in forests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Eating omega-3 fat helps hibernating Arctic ground squirrels warm up during deep cold

By feeding arctic ground squirrels special diets, researchers have found that omega-3 fatty acids, common in flax seed and fish oil, help keep the animals warmer in deep hibernation......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Lab-on-a-chip test has potential to detect COVID-19 immune response faster than current antibody testing

A new antibody test being developed by a team that includes two SMU researchers has the potential to detect the presence of antibodies generated in response to COVID-19 faster and with more accuracy than current antibody testing......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Feces and algorithms: Artificial Intelligence to map our intestinal bacteria

Both past and present-day scientists have suspected the intestines of playing a role in various diseases. Present-day studies focus on the intestinal flora's role in physical diseases such as diabetes and overweight, while others seek to establish a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Bio-based replacements to fossil fuel plastics

BPA is an organic compound made from fossil fuel sources. The industrial chemical has been used to make plastics and resins since the 1950s, and products made with it are cheap to make, clear, flexible and strong. BPA can be found in a variety of pro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Rubber tree plant leaves found to grow slippery to ward off insects as plant ages

A team of researchers at the University of Freiburg, has found that at least one kind of plant has leaves that grow slippery as it ages in an apparent attempt to ward off leaf-eating insects. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021