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 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Researchers show how 'theory of mind' influences advertising skepticism...

Product marketers should be clear in their messaging to avoid customer skepticism that makes them feel duped, according to University of Oregon research. At issue in a new study was a social-cognitive construct called theory of mind, which considers how w...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

MERS DNA vaccine induces immunity, protects from virus challenge in preclinical model...

A synthetic DNA vaccine candidate for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) developed at Wistar induced potent immune responses and afforded protective efficacy in non-human primate models when given intradermally in abbreviated, low-dos...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Scientists uncover structure of light-driven enzyme with potential biofuel applications...

Although many organisms capture and respond to sunlight, enzymes - proteins that catalyze biochemical reactions - are rarely driven by light. A new study captures the full cycle of complex structural changes in an enzyme called FAP as it transforms a fatt...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Ground and satellite observations map building damage after Beirut explosion...

Days after the 4 August 2020 massive explosion at the port of Beirut in Lebanon, researchers were on the ground mapping the impacts of the explosion in the port and surrounding city. The goal was to document and preserve data on structural and faade damag...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

COVID-19 vaccine development built on > $17 billion in NIH funding for vaccine technologies...

The unprecedented development of COVID-19 vaccines less than a year after discovery of this virus was enabled by more than $17 billion of research on vaccine technologies funded by the NIH prior to the pandemic, according to new research from Bentley Univ...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Stress test finds cracks in the resistance of harmful hospital bugs...

Research has identified critical factors that enable dangerous bacteria to spread disease by surviving on surfaces in hospitals and kitchens....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

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Immune system, not COVID virus, may pose greatest risk to pregnant women...

A team of Yale scientists decided to investigate whether the virus could be affecting placental tissue of infected expectant mothers. Their analysis found that while evidence of the virus in the placenta is rare, the placenta in infected mothers tended to...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

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Why the human body has not evolved to make childbirth easier -- or has it?...

Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin and University of Vienna revealed in new research a series of evolutionary trade-offs that have created a near-perfect balance between supporting childbirth and keeping organs intact on a day-to-day basis....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

A new method for fighting 'cold' tumors...

Researchers Michael Knitz and radiation oncologist and University of Colorado Cancer Center member Sana Karam, MD, PhD, address cold tumors in new research published this week in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer. Working with mouse models in Karam&...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

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Cannabis use disorder rate rose among pregnant women between 2001-2012...

Babies born to mothers diagnosed with cannabis use disorder are more likely to experience negative health outcomes, such as preterm birth and low birth weight, than babies born to mothers without a cannabis use disorder diagnosis, report UC San Diego rese...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

China requires switch to zero-carbon energy to achieve more ambitious Paris Agreement goal, models S...

A new multi-model analysis suggests that China will need to reduce its carbon emissions by over 90% and its energy consumption by almost 40%, in order to meet the more ambitious target set by the 2016 Paris Agreement....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Scientists unmask new neutralizing antibody target on SARS-CoV-2 spike protein...

Researchers have identified another potential target for neutralizing antibodies on the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein that is masked by metabolites in the blood. As a result of this masking, the target may be inaccessible to antibodies, because they must compe...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

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Reprogramming fibroblasts could result in scar-free wound healing, suggests study in mice...

Researchers have determined a way to potentially minimize or eliminate scarring in wounded skin, by further decoding the scar-promoting role of a specific class of dermal fibroblast cells in mice....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

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Anti-aging compound improves muscle glucose metabolism in people...

In the first clinical trial of nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the compound previously demonstrated to counteract aspects of aging and improve metabolic health in mice...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Scientists uncover a molecule that can help coronavirus escape antibodies...

Researchers have found that a natural molecule can effectively block the binding of a subset of human antibodies to SARS-CoV-2. The discovery may help explain why some COVID-19 patients can become severely ill despite having high levels of antibodies agai...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

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Toxic masculinity: Y chromosome contributes to a shorter lifespan in male flies...

Males may have shorter lifespans than females due to repetitive sections of the Y chromosome that create toxic effects as males get older. These new findings appear in a study by Doris Bachtrog of the University of California, Berkeley published April 22 ...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

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Mars has right ingredients for present-day microbial life beneath its surface, study finds...

New research suggests that rocks in the Martian crust could produce the same kind of chemical energy that supports microbial life deep beneath Earth's surface....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

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Medical record analysis links cannabis use disorder in pregnancy to infant health problems...

A new study of nearly five million live births recorded in California from 2001 to 2012 found that babies born to mothers diagnosed with cannabis use disorders at delivery were more likely to experience negative health outcomes, including preterm birth an...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

What does 1.5 C warming limit mean for China?...

Prof. DUAN Hongbo from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. WANG Shouyang from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with their collaborators, have attempted to figure out the implic...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

International research teams explore genetic effects of Chernobyl radiation...

Researchers utilized genomic tools to investigate potential health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation, a known carcinogen, as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl accident. One study found no evidence that genetic changes associated with radiation exposu...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Researchers trace spinal neuron family tree...

Spinal cord nerve cells branching through the body resemble trees with limbs fanning out in every direction. But this image can also be used to tell the story of how these neurons, their jobs becoming more specialized over time, arose through developmenta...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Hungry fruit flies are extreme ultramarathon fliers...

New research indicates that the common fruit fly can travel tens of kilometers in a single flight when in search of food....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

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Ancient Indigenous forest gardens promote a healthy ecosystem: SFU study...

A new study by Simon Fraser University historical ecologists finds that Indigenous-managed forests--cared for as "forest gardens"--contain more biologically and functionally diverse species than surrounding conifer-dominated forests and create imp...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate...

In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the virus....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Machine learning model generates realistic seismic waveforms...

A new machine-learning model that generates realistic seismic waveforms will reduce manual labor and improve earthquake detection, according to a study published recently in JGR Solid Earth....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Study paves the way for new photosensitive materials...

In new research appearing in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Scott Sayres and his research group describe their investigations into the molecular dynamics of titania clusters. Such research is a basic step toward the development of more efficie...

 2021-04-22 02:22 

ScienceDaily.com

Astronomers release new all-sky map of Milky Way's outer reaches...

The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter theories....

 2021-04-22 00:43 

Space.com

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity will attempt its 2nd flight Thursday...

The Mars helicopter will attempt its second flight above the Red Planet on Thursday (April 22) at 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 GMT)....

 2021-04-22 00:01 

ScienceDaily.com

Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer...

Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new study. The systematic review and meta-analysis examined 17 cancer studies published from 1966 to 2020. Analyzing data from more than 19,500 cancer patients, research...

 2021-04-22 00:01 

ScienceDaily.com

California's worst wildfires are helping improve air quality prediction...

Engineers are developing methods to estimate the impact of California's destructive wildfires on air quality in neighborhoods affected by the smoke from these fires. Their research fills in the gaps in current methods by providing air quality informat...

 2021-04-22 00:01 

ScienceDaily.com

Warming seas might also look less colorful to some fish: Here's why that matters...

Climate change is driving some fish into cooler, deeper waters. Now they may be faced with another challenge: how to make sense of a world drained of color. Researchers report that even small increases in depth could make it harder for fish to discern the...

 2021-04-22 00:01 

ScienceDaily.com

Collaborative research could help fine-tune the production of antimalarials, chemo drugs...

Much of common pharmaceutical development today is the product of laborious cycles of tweaking and optimization. In each drug, a carefully concocted formula of natural and synthetic enzymes and ingredients works together to catalyze a desired reaction. Bu...

 2021-04-21 23:28 

SpaceNews

Lawmakers continue to question Space Command's move to Alabama...

Gen. James Dickinson said Space Command could continue to do its job without major disruption if it has to move to Alabama. SpaceNews...

 2021-04-21 23:19 

SpaceNews

Nelson sails through NASA administrator confirmation hearing...

The Biden administration's nominee for NASA administrator, Bill Nelson, got a friendly reception from former colleagues on the Senate Commerce Committee during a confirmation hearing April 21 but offered few specifics about how he would run the agency...

 2021-04-21 22:16 

Space.com

NASA's Perseverance rover makes oxygen on Mars for 1st time...

NASA's Perseverance rover just notched another first on Mars, one that may help pave the way for its human overlords to explore the Red Planet someday....

 2021-04-21 21:53 

RedOrbit

SpaceX Disputes Report of Near-Miss Between Starlink, OneWeb Satellites...

SpaceX has filed a complaint with the FCC regarding reports that a OneWeb satellite nearly collided with a Starlink satellite. OneWeb is a competitor for SpaceX's Starlink satellite service. The incident occurred while OneWeb was launching a group of ...

 2021-04-21 21:33 

LiveScience.com

Russia wants to build its own space station to replace the ISS, state officials say...

Russia is building modules for a new space station, which could potentially replace the International Space Station by the year 2025, officials said....

 2021-04-21 21:20 

Space.com

Tiny newfound 'Unicorn' is closest known black hole to Earth...

Astronomers have apparently found the closest known black hole to Earth — a weirdly tiny object dubbed "The Unicorn" that lurks just 1,500 light-years from us....

 2021-04-21 21:13 

TreeHugger

Microplastics Are 'Spiraling' the Globe Through the Atmosphere, Study Finds...

A bulk of the plastic found in the atmosphere is...

 2021-04-21 21:12 

TreeHugger

Growing Food in and Around a Garden Pond...

From cattails and lotus to watercress, consider adding edible plants to your pond....

 2021-04-21 21:05 

Phys.org

Collaborative research could help fine-tune the production of antimalarials, chemo drugs...

Much of common pharmaceutical development today is the product of laborious cycles of tweaking and optimization. In each drug, a carefully concocted formula of natural and synthetic enzymes and ingredients works together to catalyze a desired reaction. Bu...

 2021-04-21 20:55 

Phys.org

Warming seas might also look less colorful to some fish. Here's why that matters....

When marine biologist Eleanor Caves of the University of Exeter thinks back to her first scuba dives, one of the first things she recalls noticing is that colors seem off underwater. The vivid reds, oranges, purples and yellows she was used to seeing in t...

 2021-04-21 20:27 

LiveScience.com

Newfound species of amphibious giant centipede named for woman cursed by the gods...

Researchers recently described a new species of amphibious giant centipede in an archipelago in Japan....

 2021-04-21 20:19 

Phys.org

Study provides detailed look at intriguing property of chiral materials...

In nature, many molecules possess a property called chirality, which means that they cannot be superimposed on their mirror images (like a left and right hand)....

 2021-04-21 20:17 

TreeHugger

Our Homes and Offices are full of "Forever Chemicals"...

A new study finds that building materials are full of unnecessary PFAS...

 2021-04-21 20:17 

Phys.org

The intricate dance between waves, wind, and gliding pelicans is worked out for the first time...

It's a common sight: pelicans gliding along the waves, right by the shore. These birds make this kind of surfing look effortless, but actually the physics involved that give them a big boost are not simple....

 2021-04-21 20:08 

TreeHugger

What Are Brood X Cicadas?...

Brood X cicadas emerge every 17 years all over the Eastern U.S. and parts of the Midwest. Here's what to expect the next time they return....

 2021-04-21 20:04 

Space.com

The Lyrid meteor shower of 2021 peaks tonight! Here's how to see it....

One of springtime's most prominent...

 2021-04-21 20:00 

ScienceDaily.com

The intricate dance between waves, wind, and gliding pelicans explored...

It's a common sight: pelicans gliding along the waves, right by the shore. These birds make this kind of surfing look effortless, but actually the physics involved that give them a big boost are not simple. Researchers have recently developed a theore...

 2021-04-21 20:00 

ScienceDaily.com

Detailed look at intriguing property of chiral materials...

A new study is advancing scientists' understanding of magneto-chiral dichroism. The research focuses on light-matter interactions in chiral materials under a magnetic field....

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