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How do plants act fast to fight off infections?

New work led by Carnegie's Kangmei Zhao and Sue Rhee reveals a new mechanism by which plants are able to rapidly activate defenses against bacterial infections. This understanding could inspire efforts to improve crop yields and combat global hunger......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgOct 26th, 2021

Unsung gene is key to how antibodies develop, study finds

Researchers have discovered that an overlooked gene plays a major role in the development of antibodies, which help the immune system recognize and fight viruses including SARS-CoV-2, bacteria and other causes of infectious disease......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 3 min. ago

Early interventions could help counteract muscle loss

Weakening muscles are a natural part of the aging process, but for some people with a condition called sarcopenia the decline is abnormally fast. A new study suggests that the early stages of sarcopenia could be counteracted with timely interventions.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 3 min. ago

Bacteria and plants fight alike

A brown blotch on a plant leaf may be a sign that the plant's defenses are hard at work: When a plant is infected by a virus, fungus or bacterium, its immune response keeps the disease from spreading by killing the infected cell, as well as a few sur.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 4 min. ago

Apple Renews Bid To Halt Court-Ordered App Store Change

Apple is asking a higher court to halt a judge's decision that will force changes to its App Store while a legal fight with Epic Games continues. From a report: Lawyers for the company filed Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circui.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

Magnons vs electrons: A new spin on computer processing

In 1965, Gordon Moore of Intel predicted that microprocessors would double in speed and capacity every couple of years. This prediction, now known as "Moore's Law," has with some modification in 1975 been reliably prophetic until now. We're fast appr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 32 min. ago

Intel 12th-Gen Core Alder Lake Architectural Benchmark

As a follow up to our feature on how CPU cores and cache impact gaming performance, we're testing different Intel 12th-gen Core Alder Lake CPUs configurations to see how fast those P-Cores and E-Cores really are......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News12 hr. 3 min. ago

Where to buy a Christmas tree online with super-fast delivery

Whether you want a fresh real tree, an artificial tree, or a potted living tree to plant in your yard, here's where you can buy online for fast delivery......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 4 min. ago

Wanted: A Town Willing to Host a Dump for U.S. Nuclear Waste

The Biden administration is looking for communities willing to serve as temporary homes for tens of thousands of metric tons of nuclear waste currently stranded at power plants around the country. Bloomberg reports: The Energy Department filed (PDF).....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 32 min. ago

Responding to anti-Asian racism requires better info about the AAPI community and its needs

The recent rise of anti-Asian attacks across the U.S. has galvanized the community to build newfound alliances and resilience, with advocates working to increase reporting of hate incidents and developing strategies to fight anti-Asian racism, accord.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Ancient lineage of algae found to include five "cryptic" species

All land plants originated from a single evolutionary event when freshwater algae got a foothold on land, giving rise to an astonishing biodiversity of plants on earth. However, the group of algae that would later give rise to land plants had already.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Virtual reality tool to be used in the fight against disease

Science has the technology to measure the activity of every gene within a single individual cell, and just one experiment can generate thousands of cells worth of data. Researchers have now revolutionized the way this data is analyzed -- by using 3D.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

An AI Finds Superbug-Killing Potential in Human Proteins

A team scoured the human proteome for antimicrobial molecules and found thousands, plus a surprise about how animals evolved to fight infections......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

The Parker Solar Probe is getting pelted by hypervelocity dust. Could it damage the spacecraft?

There's a pretty significant disadvantage to going really fast—if you get hit with anything, even if it is small, it can hurt. So when the fastest artificial object ever—the Parker Solar Probe—gets hit by grains of dust that are a fraction the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

World"s First Living Robots Can Now Reproduce, Scientists Say

The US scientists who created the first living robots say the life forms, known as xenobots, can now reproduce -- and in a way not seen in plants and animals. CNN reports: Formed from the stem cells of the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) from wh.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Potential new therapeutic pathway to clear chronic viral infections

A recent study in mice has uncovered that during chronic viral infection, a protein called BMI-1 gets turned on too early in B cells and messes up the delicate balance of gene expression, resulting in antibodies that are unsuccessful in their endeavo.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Exposure to harmless coronaviruses boosts SARS-CoV-2 immunity, study shows

Infections with the novel coronavirus and vaccination lead to strong antibody responses against SARS-CoV-2. Immune responses to other human coronaviruses, which mostly only cause harmless colds, also provide some protection against SARS-CoV-2. This c.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Researchers develop rapid, highly accurate test to detect viruses like SARS-COV-2

University of Central Florida researchers have developed a device that detects viruses like SARS-COV-2 in the body as fast as and more accurately than current, commonly used rapid detection tests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Experts, activists say health equity needs more emphasis in fight against climate change

Nearly three decades after the world first came together to address climate change, its impact on human health was a focus of talks this month in Glasgow, Scotland......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

We found a rare insect at an unspoiled stream in Nigeria, sign of a need to explore and protect

Wetlands are essential to the health of the planet. The plants that grow in and around the water store carbon, and wetland ecosystems support biodiversity and provide clean water and food......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

The best laptops under $500 for Cyber Monday 2021

These are three of the best laptops you can buy for under $500 on Cyber Monday. These deals won't last long, so act fast if you're interested......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021