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Leading French osteoporosis expert awarded IOF CNS Medal

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Dr. Thierry Thomas, Professor of Medicine and Head of the Rheumatology Department, University hospital, St. Etienne, France, has been awarded the 2017 IOF Committee of National Societies (CNS) Medal, presented at a ceremony held in Florence, Italy during the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases.

Plasma jets

New findings from ESA’s magnetic field Swarm mission were the highlight of ESA’s science conference in Canada

On the trail of Parkinson's disease

(University of Konstanz) The molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson's need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. University of Konstanz chemists working alongside Professor Malte Drescher recently succeeded in analysing what happens when selective mutations of the alpha-synuclein protein occur -- a protein that is closely linked to Parkinson's disease.

New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure

(University of Plymouth) A research team comprising scientists from the School of Biological Sciences, Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth, have joined forces to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a new nanocoating for dental implants to reduce the risk of peri-implantitis.

Lighting up antibiotic resistance

(Wiley) Carbapenems are among the 'antibiotics of last resort' and can fight infections for which other drugs have longlost their effectiveness. However, even carbapenem-resistant pathogenic strains have emerged over the last decade...

Hydrophobic proteins on virus surfaces can help purify vaccines

(Michigan Technological University) Through experimental and computational tests, new research expands on the theory of virus surface hydrophobicity. By being slightly water-repellent, the outer layers of proteins in virus capsids affect how it interacts with cells and the environment. Understanding this more can improve vaccine production and virus detection.

Evolutionary advantage of the common periwinkle

(Wiley) A special kind of small sulfur-rich proteins, the metallothioneins, have an extraordinarily large capability for bindingheavy metals. An international team of scientists has now discovered that the marine common periwinkle, which...Show More Summary

100 Fun’s Neon Karaoke Emporium

At night, this karaoke emporium appears like a neon mirage on a quiet Borough Park street. The curved bar inside, bathed in lavender light, is practically galactic. Though the menu’s sugary cocktails, such as the Blue Hawaii and theShow More Summary

Big data approach to predict protein structure

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Nothing works without proteins in the body, they are the molecular all-rounders in our cells. If they do not work properly, severe diseases, such as Alzheimer's, may result. To develop methods to repair malfunctioning proteins, their structure has to be known. Show More Summary

4 Week SBI PO Study Plan for Prelims 2017

Just 4 weeks to go for SBI PO Prelims Exam. If you haven’t begun your preparation yet then its high time to start now. Still, you are having 4 weeks in your hand to catch up with the SBI PO Prelims Syllabus. All you need is focus study, daily practice, attend mock test & analysing your […] The post 4 Week SBI PO Study Plan for Prelims 2017 appeared first on Testbook Blog.

When does research have active opposition?

A reporter was asking me the other day about the Brian Wansink “pizzagate” scandal. The whole thing is embarrassing for journalists and bloggers who’ve been reporting on this guy’s claims entirely uncritically for years. See here, for example. Show More Summary

New Striped Rain-Frog Species Discovered in Ecuador’s Cloud Forests

The species was discovered during an expedition to study a similar rainfrog.

Fish that keep salmon clean and healthy are being wiped out

Wrasse help remove lice from salmon, enabling farmers to use fewer pesticides. But escalating demand for these fish could be disrupting important wild ecosystems

Parallel computation provides deeper insight into brain function

Unlike experimental neuroscientists who deal with real-life neurons, computational neuroscientists use model simulations to investigate how the brain functions. While many computational neuroscientists use simplified mathematical models...Show More Summary

2017 Annual World Oceans Day Oceanic Photo Competition

Deadline for submissions: 12 May 2017! Photography is a powerful medium of expression that can be used to communicate strong positive messages about a subject. This open and free photo competition seeks to inspire the creation and dissemination of such positive imagery, which conveys the beauty and importance of the ocean and humankind’s relation to […]

Two master projects in biology/zoology/molecular biology: “Effects of climate change factors on Decapod crustaceans”, Alfred Wegener Institut, Bremenhaven, Germany

Affiliation: Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Biosciences, section Integrative Ecophysiology Start date: Immediately Background: We use physiological, biochemical and molecular methods to studyShow More Summary

An Answer for Cancer Patients Who Wonder 'Why Me?'

Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun, or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame, but new research suggests random chance plays a bigger role than people realize:...

Chance find has big implications for water treatment's costs and carbon footprint

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) A type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council could fundamentally reshape efforts to cut the huge amount of electricity consumed during wastewater clean-up.The discovery has upended a century of conventional thinking. Show More Summary

Week In Images

Our week through the lens: 20-24 March 2017

Data security in medical studies: IT researchers break anonymity of gene databases

(Saarland University) DNA profiles can reveal a number of details about individuals. There are laws in place that regulate the trade of gene data. However, these laws do not apply to an equally relevant type of genetic data, so-called microRNAs. Show More Summary

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