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A CLOUD of possibilities: Finding new therapies by combining drugs

(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) The CeMM Library of Unique Drugs (CLOUD) is the first condensed set of FDA-approved drugs representing all clinical compounds. Its potential was shownShow More Summary

A self-healing structural color hydrogel inspired by nature

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Southeast University in China has developed a self-healing structural hydrogel with a wide variety of applications. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their hydrogel and how it was inspired by healing they observed in animals.

When The Film Academy Invites New Members, Keep An Eye On That Growing Documentary Branch

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reveals its list of new invitees next month, shrewd observers will have an eye on the documentary branch. Lately, attention has fallen mostly on race and gender, as the Academy scrambles to reach its goal of doubling female and ethnic minority membership by 2020. Show More Summary

People perceive attractive scientists as more interesting but less able, studies show

(University of Cambridge) A new study published today in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) from researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Essex suggests that when it comes to judging scientists,...Show More Summary

Research opens the door to improved drugs for type 2 diabetes

(Arizona State University) In a new study, Wei Liu and his colleagues at The Biodesign Institute join an international team, led by Beili Wu from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM), Chinese Academy of Sciences, to explore a central component in glucose regulation. Show More Summary

Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) A study led by Dr. YUE Xu from CAS Institute of Atmospheric Physics provides the first systematic assessment of the effects of ozone and aerosol haze pollution on terrestrial ecosystem health and land carbon assimilation in China, for the present day and two possible future scenarios.

Scientists propose better battery system for smart home use

(Chinese Association of Automation) A collaborative research team has proposed a novel programming solution to optimize power consumption in batteries. The scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Science and Technology Beijing published their results in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica. Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel is coming back as the Oscars host

It seems The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences liked how Jimmy Kimmel handled this year's debacle over the announcement of best picture at the Oscars. The comedian will return to host the Oscars next year. The Academy's Twitter handle announced the news on Tuesday. Show More Summary

World's oldest stone bracelet

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As reported by Archaeology:A stone bracelet unearthed in Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia in 2008 is being called the oldest-known jewelry of its kind. Anatoly Derevyanko, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute...Show More Summary

Boston will be the hub of the sleep universe in June

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Sleep clinicians and scientists from around the world will present new research and discuss the latest developments in clinical sleep medicine and circadian science at SLEEP 2017, the 31st annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), June 4-7, 2017, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

Arctic warming to increase Eurasian extreme cold events

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Scientists from the CAS Institute of Atmospheric Physics investigated the impact of Ural blocking (UB) on Eurasian extreme cold events in response to Arctic warming and obtained some interesting findings.

New report recommends priority actions to achieve global health security

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies global health priorities in light of current and emerging challenges and makes 14Show More Summary

The Departing President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Board Is Super Done With All Of The Controversies

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who has been president of the board during the Oscars So White years, is not seeking reelection to the board. Oh, and in other news, Netflix's chief content officer would very much like one of the seats on the board.

Academy President Departs Oscars Leadership After Racially Fraught Tenure

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president who oversaw the organization during two consecutive #OscarsSoWhite controversies and pushed for more diversity among its membership, is stepping down from...Show More Summary

New York Academy of Sciences to host conference on myasthenia gravis & related disorders

(New York Academy of Sciences) From May 15th to 17th the New York Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America will host the 13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders. Show More Summary

'Fire-streaks' are created in collisions of atomic nuclei

(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) At very high energies, the collision of massive atomic nuclei in an accelerator generates hundreds or even thousands of particles that undergo numerous interactions. Show More Summary

Unbreakable quantum entanglement

Einstein's "spooky action at a distance" persists even at high accelerations, researchers of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna were able to show in a new experiment. A source of entangled photon pairs wasShow More Summary

BIDMC Scientist Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) Barbara B. Kahn, MD, an international leader in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Oversized landforms discovered beneath the Antarctic ice sheet

(Université libre de Bruxelles) A team of scientists led by the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium) and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences (Germany) have now discovered an active hydrological system of water conduits and sediment ridges below the Antarctic ice sheet.

Mixed valence states in lead perovskites

(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology have reported an unusual charge distribution of Pb2+Pb4+3Co2+2Co3+2O12 for a perovskite PbCoO3 synthesized at 12 GPa, with charge orderings in the A and B sites of an ABO3 perovskite. Show More Summary

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