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Repairing hearts with deadly spider venom: Study

A potentially life-saving treatment for heart attack victims has been discovered from a very unlikely source - the venom of one of the world's deadliest spiders. A drug candidate developed from a molecule found in the venom of the Fraser Island (K'ga.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyJul 20th, 2021

As Florida punishes schools, study finds masks cut school COVID outbreaks 3.5X

Universal masking prevents some school outbreaks and lowers case rates. Enlarge / A second-grade teacher talks to her class during the first day of school at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, CA on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. (credit: Ge.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 49 min. ago

In a gene tied to growth, scientists see glimmers of human history

A new study delves into the evolution and function of the human growth hormone receptor gene, and asks what forces in humanity's past may have driven changes to this vital piece of DNA......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 48 min. ago

When organoids meet coronaviruses

Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers in collaboration with the group of Bart Haagmans (Erasmus MC) established an organoid biobank to search for the genes that are essential for the spreading of a SARS-CoV2 infection. Their study was published.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 16 min. ago

All-female crew in water-tank spaceflight study

This week 20 women are tucking themselves in a waterbed for five days as part of a dry immersion study to recreate some of the effects of spaceflight on the body. The campaign kicked off yesterday with the first two subjects at the Medes space clinic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 16 min. ago

Social media "likes" found to positively influence healthy food choices

Social media users who view images of healthy foods that have been heavily endorsed with 'likes' are more likely to make healthier food choices, a new study has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 16 min. ago

Are domesticated oysters less prepared for climate change?

Pacific oyster faming is a multi-billion dollar industry, but there are strong concerns about the ability of oyster larvae to develop properly and survive in future ocean acidification scenarios. A recent study from University of Gothenburg shows tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 16 min. ago

Venom: Let There Be Carnage: Everything we know about Sony’s sequel

Eddie Brock will return for another round of symbiote-fueled action in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, with Andy Serkis in the director's chair for the film......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News21 hr. 17 min. ago

Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine highly effective against serious illness: study

Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine highly effective against serious illness: study.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

New research reveals credit rating agencies responded too slowly to COVID-19

The first study into the effect of COVID-19 on sovereign credit ratings found that rating agencies were slow to react to the pandemic's unprecedented economic and fiscal reverberations. The research raises questions about the timeliness and reliabili.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Video: How lemur research can help endangered species

Research scientists Marina Blanco, Ph.D. and Lydia Greene, Ph.D. study lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina (home to the largest population of lemurs outside of Madagascar). Some people might assume that they do this just to hang.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine, tested at lower dosage, safe for children: study

CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine, tested at lower dosage, safe for children: study.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Machine learning uncovers "genes of importance" in agriculture and medicine

Machine learning can pinpoint "genes of importance" that help crops to grow with less fertilizer, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. It can also predict additional traits in plants and disease outcomes in animals, illustrati.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Systems approach helps assess public health impacts of changing climate, environmental policies

A team co-led by a Washington State University scientist offers an alternative way to understand and minimize health impacts from human-caused changes to the climate and environment in a new study published in the journal One Earth. .....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Samoa Scraps Daylight Saving Time

Samoa is joining Japan, India, and China in scrapping daylight saving time, which was first proposed in 1895 so entomologist and astronomer George Hudson could study insects at night. "Hudson is dead, so daylight saving is no longer necessary," write.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Scientists Use AI To Create Drug Regime For Rare Form of Brain Cancer In Children

Scientists have successfully used artificial intelligence to create a new drug regime for children with a deadly form of brain cancer that has not seen survival rates improve for more than half a century. The Guardian reports: The breakthrough, revea.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Higher levels of organic pollutants found in homes located near natural gas wells, study finds

A University of Toronto study has found that those living close to natural gas wells are exposed to higher levels of certain organic pollutants in their homes......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Times we didn"t act like ourselves can be helpful in the long run, study finds

When we reflect on our past behavior and decisions, we can normally identify both occasions where we have been true to ourselves, i.e. acted authentically, as well as times when we have done things in a way that doesn't align with who we believe we a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Vampire bats may coordinate with "friends" over a bite to eat

Vampire bats that form bonds in captivity and continue those "friendships" in the wild also hunt together, meeting up over a meal after independent departures from the roost, according to a new study......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Decoding birds" brain signals into syllables of song

Researchers can predict what syllables a bird will sing—and when it will sing them—by reading electrical signals in its brain, reports a new study from the University of California San Diego......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

New York waters may be an important, additional feeding area for large whales

A new study finds that that some large whale species (humpback, fin and minke whales) use the waters off New York and New Jersey as a supplemental feeding area feasting on two different types of prey species. .....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021