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HIPPO's molecular balancing act helps nerves not short circuit

(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Scientists report Nature Communications it may be possible to therapeutically fine tune a constantly shifting balance of molecular signals to ensure the body's peripheral nerves are insulated and functioning normally. Show More Summary

Link discovered between immune system, brain structure and memory

(University of Basel) In two independent studies, scientists at the University of Basel have demonstrated that both the structure of the brain and several memory functions are linked to immune system genes. The scientific journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour have published the results of the research.

Common pesticide damages honey bee's ability to fly

(University of California - San Diego) Biologists at UC San Diego have provided the first evidence that a widely used pesticide can significantly impair the ability of otherwise healthy honey bees to fly. The study, which employed aShow More Summary

Nanodiamond-enhanced MRI offers greater range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications

(Massachusetts General Hospital) A team of investigators based at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has devised a means of noninvasively tracking nanodiamonds with magnetic resonance imaging, opening up a host of new applications.

Providers who prescribe PrEP don't see most patients increasing risky sexual behavior

(George Washington University) A new study examining medical provider attitudes toward prescribing PrEP to prevent HIV found that those who already prescribe it do not see widespread increases in risky sexual behavior among their patients as a result.

India's outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals

(University of California - Irvine) India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, according to University of California, Irvine and CoalSwarm researchers.

What's coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech

(PLOS) A new study, publishing on April 25 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech.

A more than 100% quantum step toward producing hydrogen fuel

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Efforts to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels are advancing on various significant fronts. Initiatives include research focused on more efficient production of gaseous hydrogen fuel by using solar energy to break water down into components of hydrogen and oxygen. Show More Summary

Modeling reveals how policy affects adoption of solar energy photovoltaics in California

(American Institute of Physics) Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, inspired by efforts to promote green energy, are exploring the factors driving commercial customers in Southern California, both large and small, to purchase and install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Show More Summary

Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air

(University of Central Florida) A chemistry professor in Florida has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy all at the same time. Show More Summary

Experts outline pathway for generating up to 10 terawatts of power from sunlight by 2030

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized.

Chemotherapy drug may increase vulnerability to depression

(King's College London) A chemotherapy drug used to treat brain cancer may increase vulnerability to depression by stopping new brain cells from growing, according to a new King's College London study out today in Translational Psychiatry.

Model for multivalley polaritons

(Institute for Basic Science) IBS scientists model the formation of multivalleys in semiconductor microcavities, bringing new ideas to the emerging valleytronics field.

University of Rochester Medical Center to host Technology & Rare Neurological Diseases Symposium

(University of Rochester Medical Center) Patients, researchers, and policy experts are invited to attend the Technology & Rare Neurological Diseases Symposium (TRNDS), taking place Friday, May 12, at the University of Rochester Medical Center in upstate New York. Show More Summary

Researchers solve the century-old mystery of Blood Falls

(University of Alaska Fairbanks) A research team led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado College has solved a century-old mystery involving a famous red waterfall in Antarctica. New evidence links Blood Falls to a large source of salty water that may have been trapped under Taylor Glacier for more than 1 million years.

MIT engineers manipulate water using only light

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A new system developed by engineers at MIT could make it possible to control the way water moves over a surface, using only light. This advance may open the door to technologies such as microfluidic...Show More Summary

Warm winds: New insight into what weakens Antarctic ice shelves

(British Antarctic Survey) New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds play in influencing the behaviour of Antarctic ice shelves.

New atlas provides highest-resolution imagery of the Polar Regions seafloor

(British Antarctic Survey) The most comprehensive and high-resolution atlas of the seafloor of both Polar Regions is presented this week (Tuesday April 25) at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna.

Novel mode of antidepressant action may help patients unresponsive to SSRIs

(Osaka University) Research at Osaka University identified a novel mode of action for a potential antidepressant that also leads to nerve cell growth in the mouse hippocampus. The activator of a serotonin receptor uses a different mechanism to the most commonly used antidepressants, SSRIs. Show More Summary

Ice plant to help fight global warming effects on bioenergy crops

(University of Nevada, Reno) The unassuming ice plant could become an ingenious weapon in the fight against a warming climate that threatens to limit regions suitable for growing biofuel crops. Biochemist and molecular biologist John...Show More Summary

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