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Ref. nr. 5257 ….. <>corona ….. En miljon svenskar i digitalt utanförskap….">…. Tysta, osedda och vilse i den digitala världen. En miljon svenskar lever i digitalt utanförskap. De allra flesta är över 65 år. Forskning visar samtidigt att digitala tjänster kan vara en väg ut ur ensamhet och depression.

Ref. nr. 5256 ….. <>corona ….. Framsteg i jakten på medicin mot VIRUSet….">…. Med hjälp av så kallad röntgenkristallografi har forskare skapat en tredimensionell bild av ett viktigt protein hos CORONAVIRUSet. Genom att hitta läkemedel som förstör proteinet kan det bli möjligt att bekämpa VIRUSet. En liknande strategi har visat sig fungera bra vid hiv-infektioner. Med utgångspunkt i den tredimensionella bilden har forskarna tagit fram ett experimentellt läkemedel som de test

Ref. nr. 5255 ….. <>corona ….. Elon doesn't get it….–doesn-t-get-it-/">–doesn-t-get-it-/…. Elon Musk doesn't seem to be quite managing to grasp the seriousness of COVID-19.

Ref. nr. 5254 ….. <>corona ….. Further reading….">…. Your daily briefing on COVID-19.

Ref. nr. 5253 ….. <>corona ….. Let's Aim for Physical Rather Than Social Distancing – Facts So Romantic….">…. Isolation can be toxic. Let's reduce physical distance while staying connected. Illustration by Tartila / Shutterstock Amid all the calls in nearly every country for social distancing, the most powerful tool we have to slow the spread of the novel CORONAVIRUS , one important fact gets lost: We are fundamentally social beings, and social distancing can carry a heavy psychological price tag. This i

Ref. nr. 5252 ….. <>corona ….. Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine Before 2021? – Facts So Romantic….">…. The time it took Moderna Therapeutics to develop and prepare a vaccine for the novel CORONAVIRUS (pictured above, with its spike protein in the foreground) after learning of the VIRUS' genetic sequence from Chinese scientists in January is extraordinary. NIH Is there a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2? The internet is awash with articles and posts seeking to shed light on this very question. Currently, the

Ref. nr. 5251 ….. <>corona ….. The Good and Bad News from a CORONAVIRUS Pandemic Model – Issue 83: Intelligence….">…. How many people could die from a novel CORONAVIRUS infection? Of course, no one knows. But just before anyone had a hint of COVID-19, we got an estimate from a panel of health, security, and economic experts: 65 million deaths worldwide within 18 months. That is a high estimate—likely far too high—from a model with a bunch of assumptions. But it is based on enough solid scientific, political, and

Ref. nr. 5250 ….. <>corona ….. The Pandemic Is Showing Us How to Live with Uncertainty – Issue 83: Intelligence….">…. During the Spanish flu of 1918, it was Vick's VapoRub. During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, it was canned food. Now, as the number of cases of COVID-19 grows worldwide , it's, among other things, toilet paper . In times of precarity, people often resort to hoarding resources they think are likely to become scarce—panic buying, as it's sometimes called. And while it's easy to dismiss as an overre

Ref. nr. 5249 ….. <>corona ….. To Beat COVID-19, Think Like a Fighter Pilot – Issue 83: Intelligence….">…. Colonel John Boyd was a legendary fighter pilot with the United States Air Force. As an instructor at the prestigious Fighter Weapons School, he became known as "40-second Boyd" because of a standing bet he offered that, starting from a disadvantage, he could maneuver to get on any opponent's tail within 40 seconds, a bet he never lost. During the Korean War, he commanded a fighter squadron of F-

Ref. nr. 5248 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS and climate….">…. As we collectively reel from the changes wrought by the current pandemic, people are being drawn by analogy to climate issues – but analogies can be tricky and often distort as much as they illuminate. For instance, in the Boston Globe, Jeff Jacoby's commentary was not particularly insightful and misquoted Mike Mann pretty egregiously. Mike's response is good: I am relieved to see policy makers t

Ref. nr. 5247 ….. <>corona ….. How Scientists Are Working 24/7 Looking For Old Drugs That Might Treat COVID-19….">…. We might already have something that works.

Ref. nr. 5246 ….. <>corona ….. Doctors Have Now Mapped How Our Immune System Fights COVID-19….">…. Learning more each day.

Ref. nr. 5245 ….. <>corona ….. Here Are Simple Tips to Help You Avoid Fake CORONAVIRUS News….">…. Be careful out there.

Ref. nr. 5244 ….. <>corona ….. Ibuprofen And COVID-19 Symptoms: Here's What You Need to Know….">…. There's some conflicting advice out there.

Ref. nr. 5243 ….. <>corona ….. Some Blood Types May Be Slightly More Susceptible to COVID-19, Paper Suggests….">…. Here's what you need to know about this study.

Ref. nr. 5242 ….. <>corona ….. How to survive social distancing according to science….">…. Social distancing asks us to repress our evolutionary desire for human contact and interaction. Experts worry long periods of the practice will have unforeseen consequences on our mental health. We look at seven ways to help us mitigate social distancing's harmful effects. In response to the COVID-19, government and public health officials have asked us to steer clear of each other. Called " soci

Ref. nr. 5241 ….. <>corona ….. Can your pets catch CORONAVIRUS? Medical experts say no….">…. Last month, a dog was quarantined in Hong Kong after having tested a "weak positive" for the novel CORONAVIRUS igniting public worry about the possibility of pets becoming infected. Medical experts are saying that there is no evidence that the VIRUS that causes COVID-19 can infect pets, which have different cell receptors. One precaution you can take to protect your pets from the pandemic is to p

Ref. nr. 5240 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS: Some Clinical Trial Data….">…. We're starting to see some clinical trial data on possible COVID-19 therapies, specifically some of the ones mentioned in this earlier post on small-molecule approaches. First, the bad news (although I have to say it's not unexpected). A trial of the lopinavir/ritonavir combination has shown no benefit . I say "not unexpected" because these antiretroviral drugs are not at all targeted to CORONAvi

Ref. nr. 5239 ….. <>corona ….. Chloroquine, Past and Present….">…. Now that chloroquine is in the news everywhere, I thought it might be interesting to have a closer look at the compound. The first part of this post will be chemistry-heavy, further down we'll get into the pharmacology and medical uses. Chloroquine's fame is as an antimalarial drug, and the history of antimalarials starts of course with quinine (at right). That's the active compound in cinchona b

Ref. nr. 5238 ….. <>corona ….. Optimism in a Dark Time….">…. The CORONAVIRUS pandemic might have positive consequences

Ref. nr. 5237 ….. <>corona ….. COVID-19's Psychosocial Impacts….">…. The pandemic is putting enormous stress on all of us, but especially on health care workers and other specific groups

Ref. nr. 5236 ….. <>corona ….. False Hope about CORONAVIRUS Treatments….">…. President Trump misspoke in a recent press conference: there are no approved treatments

Ref. nr. 5235 ….. <>corona ….. Medical Students Should Get Out of the Hospital, Now….">…. Clinical rotations are crucial for our education—but as possible vectors of COVID-19 contagion, we endanger patients and hospital staff

Ref. nr. 5234 ….. <>corona ….. Those Precautions for Avoiding the CORONAVIRUS May Seem Extreme, But……..">…. That's the wrong way to think about it

Ref. nr. 5233 ….. <>corona ….. What we can learn from Singapore's CORONAVIRUS tactics….">…. They include cartoons, liberal testing and strict quarantines.

Ref. nr. 5232 ….. <>corona ….. ACE-hæmmere øger muligvis risikoen for at dø af COVID-19….">…. ACE-hæmmere, som tusindvis af danskere tager mod forhøjet blodtryk eller hjertesvigt, øger muligvis risikoen for at dø af CORONA-VIRUS som SARS-CoV-2, lyder en hypotese.

Ref. nr. 5231 ….. <>corona ….. Formand for lungemedicinere: Intet er som det plejer bortset fra arbejdsmængden….">…. Færre patienter i ambulatorierne og flere telefonsamtaler er den nye arbejdsgang for landets lungemedicinere under CORONA-epidemien. »Vi keder os bestemt ikke,« siger formanden for Dansk Lungemedicinsk Selskab, der samtidig peger på, at alle afdelinger vil blive ramt på den ene eller den anden måde.

Ref. nr. 5230 ….. <>corona ….. Formand for neurologerne: Vi er bekymret og entusiastiske på samme tid….">…. På Neurologisk Afdeling på Bispebjerg Hospital er et større puslespil gået i gang for at kunne aflaste afdelinger med indlagte CORONA-patienter. »Jeg møder en fantastisk opbakning,« siger formand for Neurologisk Selskab.

Ref. nr. 5229 ….. <>corona ….. »Jeg er stadig overbevist om, at vi undgår italienske tilstande«….">…. Den største udfordring for Infektionsmedicinsk Afdeling på Hvidovre Hospital den forgangne uge har ifølge infektionsmediciner Thomas Benfield været at finde nok personale til at kunne tage hånd om de mange ekstra patienter mistænkt for COVID-19.

Ref. nr. 5228 ….. <>corona ….. Kan steroidbehandling få COVID-19 patienter hurtigere ud af respiratoren?….">…. Landets intensiv- og infektionsmedicinske afdelinger ventes inden for få uger at gå i gang med at undersøge, om lavdosis steroidbehandling kan hjælpe patienter med COVID-19.

Ref. nr. 5227 ….. <>corona ….. Kolding Sygehus flytter personale for at gøre plads til CORONApatienter….">…. Sygehus Lillebælt i Kolding gør klar til at kunne tage imod flere CORONA-patienter ved at flytte personale og patienter til sygehusets afdeling i Vejle. »Vi håber på en CORONA-fri zone i Vejle til gavn for vores udsatte lungepatienter,« siger overlæge på afdelingen.

Ref. nr. 5226 ….. <>corona ….. Kræftens Bekæmpelse nedsætter 'CORONA-taskforce'….">…. En taskforce af læger ved Kræftens Bekæmpelse arbejder i disse uger med at informere kræftsyge og pårørende om CORONAVIRUSsen. Vi har en vigtig rolle i at supplere patienternes egne læger, siger kræftlæge.

Ref. nr. 5225 ….. <>corona ….. Læger i Hongkong kæder CORONAVIRUS sammen med nedsat lungefunktion….">…. Undersøgelser af nogle af de første raskmeldte patienter i Hongkong tyder på, at COVID-19 i visse tilfælde kan resultere i en nedsat lungefunktion.

Ref. nr. 5224 ….. <>corona ….. Læger står godt rustet til en svær tid….">…. Læger skal i den kommende tid tage de svære etiske beslutninger i fællesskab og ­huske at stå hårdt på evidensen – selv når det bliver hårdt, siger to erfarne læger.

Ref. nr. 5223 ….. <>corona ….. Opfordring til sundhedsvæsenet: Vær kritisk i forhold til, hvordan I anvender iltbehandling….">…. For rundhåndet iltbehandling af kritisk syge patienter som COVID-19-patienter, risikerer at gøre mere skade end gavn og kan i værste fald øge dødeligheden, advarer intensivlæger, der opfordrer læger og sygeplejersker til at følge Sundhedsstyrelsens retningslinjer.

Ref. nr. 5222 ….. <>corona ….. Regionerne bestiller nye respiratorer: Men chancen for at få dem før epidemien topper er lille….">…. Efterspørgslen på verdensmarkedet efter respiratorer er historisk stor, oplyser medicovirksomhed. Sandsynligheden for, at regionerne får nye respiratorer hjem inden CORONA-epidemiens top i april, er derfor lille.

Ref. nr. 5221 ….. <>corona ….. Region oplyser: Vi kan løbe tør for værn mod CORONA-smitte….">…. Lagrene af de masker, der skal beskytte personale mod CORONAVIRUS, kan løbe tør. Direktør i Lægemiddelstyrelsen oplyser, at han tror, der kommer nye leverancer hjem, før de sidste åndedrætsværn er brugt.

Ref. nr. 5220 ….. <>corona ….. Reumatolog: Vi risikovurderer konstant….">…. Samtlige patienter bliver vurderet i disse dage. Hvis muligt, bliver de udskudt. Det er både for deres egen skyld, men også for at sikre frie hænder til at håndtere CORONAVIRUSsen.

Ref. nr. 5219 ….. <>corona ….. SSI stadig usikker på COVID-19s smitsomhed og smitteveje….">…. COVID-19-pandemien er på flere punkter stadig en gåde, fortæller forsker ved Statens Serum Institut, der sammen med sine kolleger ihærdigt arbejder for at klæde VIRUS af, så verdenssamfundet bedst muligt kan ruste sig imod det.

Ref. nr. 5218 ….. <>corona ….. Sundhedsvæsenet har ­hovedrollen i en historisk tid….">…. I denne tid får vi brug for sammenhold, kreativitet og vidensdeling, som rækker ud over vores eget speciale og vores egen afdeling, skriver chefredaktør Rikke Esbjerg.

Ref. nr. 5217 ….. <>corona ….. Sådan er det gået de første patienter….">…. Der er nu resultater for de første 21 ud af 33 patienter, som teamet af kirurger ved Rigshospitalets hjerteafdeling har opereret med den skånsomme kikkertmetode, kaldet "mini-mitralen". Tallene tyder på mindre blødning og færre indlæggelsesdage.

Ref. nr. 5216 ….. <>corona ….. Sådan påvirker CORONAVIRUSsen kræftafdelingerne….">…. Lange arbejdsdage, udsættelse af patienter, en omlægning til digitale konsultationer og konstant bevågenhed. Kræftafdelingerne sætter alle sejl ind for at håndtere CORONAVIRUSsen på bedste vis.

Ref. nr. 5215 ….. <>corona ….. Valg af ny lægeformand bliver udskudt….">…. Lægemødet og valg af ny formand er udsat til 19. juni. Andreas Rudkjøbing fortsætter indtil da som formand for Lægeforeningen.

Ref. nr. 5214 ….. <>corona ….. COVID-19: how effective is social distancing?….">…. Ian Sample speaks to Prof Deirdre Hollingsworth about social distancing. What is it? How might it help to flatten the curve? And what are some of the big unknowns when it comes to predicting how effective it might be?. Help support our independent journalism at

Ref. nr. 5213 ….. <>corona ….. Thomas Webster to save the world with COVID-19 nanoparticles….">…. The world is in the grip of COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands dead, infection rates explode, nations in lockdown. Perfect timing for troll scientists to offer their bullshit cures. Like Thomas Webster of Northeastern University.

Ref. nr. 5212 ….. <>corona ….. First CORONAVIRUS Cases Detected in Amazon Warehouse, FreshDirect….">…. It was bound to happen at some point: The first case of COVID-19 was detected inside an Amazon warehouse. Another was detected inside a major online grocery retailer FreshDirect. Given the lightning-fast spread of COVID-19, the surge of online ordering by people self-isolating to weather the pandemic from home, and the stress on those places being ordered from, it was inevitable that major retail

Ref. nr. 5211 ….. <>corona ….. China Opened an Entire Hospital Staffed by Robots….">…. Bleep Bloop To give massively overworked healthcare workers a much-needed break, CNBC reports , China tried something new: staffing an entire field hospital with robots. The facility, dubbed the Smart Field Hospital, carried out basic screening tasks such as tracking temperature, heart rate and blood oxygen levels, taken care of by robots, courtesy of Beijing-based startup CloudMinds. The goal: m

Ref. nr. 5210 ….. <>corona ….. China Reported Zero New Local CORONAVIRUS Cases Yesterday….">…. The world is filled with gloomy news about the CORONAVIRUS pandemic. People are sick . College kids are ignoring social distancing guidelines to party on spring break, spreading the pathogen as they go. In the face of all that bad news, though, The New York Times reports that China reached an extraordinary milestone on Thursday — reporting not a single new local CORONAVIRUS case in the country fo

Ref. nr. 5209 ….. <>corona ….. The CORONAVIRUS Pandemic Drastically Reduced Carbon Emissions….">…. Sudden Drop The government asking everyone to stay home has given the planet an unusual breath of fresh air: scientists are saying greenhouse gas emissions could hit their lowest rates in over a decade. Ever since people cut back on unnecessary travel, the BBC reports that New York is experiencing a notable decrease in carbon dioxide, methane, and carbon monoxide emissions. Air pollution has decr

Ref. nr. 5208 ….. <>corona ….. NY Governor Invokes "Nuclear War" to Describe CORONAVIRUS Lockdown….">…. New York governor Andrew Cuomo invoked nuclear war in a discussion of the CORONAVIRUS on Thursday morning, during remarks on CNN 's New Day: Should everybody stay home? Of course. Are we imprisoning people? No. Can you stay inside 24 hours a day? No. When you go out to shop or go out to take a walk and get exercise, social distancing. But look at your words, shelter in place, you know where that

Ref. nr. 5207 ….. <>corona ….. Doctors Might Have to Hook Four Patients to the Same Ventilator….">…. As hospitals treating CORONAVIRUS patients get overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of new cases, doctors find themselves making difficult choices over who to treat with ventilators and who to send home. These horrifying decisions are already being made in Italy, and Motherboard reports that the same thing could potentially happen in the U.S. as find themselves with more severe cases of COVID-19 than

Ref. nr. 5206 ….. <>corona ….. A Must-Read Warning from an NYC Doctor: "The Sky is Falling"….">…. Today, the New York Times ran a sobering op-ed by Cornelia Griggs, a pediatric surgery fellow at a large NYC hospital. Its provocative headline — " A New York Doctor's CORONAVIRUS Warning: The Sky Is Falling " — gives you a sense of Griggs' grave outlook on the CORONAVIRUS pandemic. She writes: We are living in a global public health crisis moving at a speed and scale never witnessed by living ge

Ref. nr. 5205 ….. <>corona ….. This Doctor Predicted Nearly Everything About the CORONAVIRUS Pandemic….">…. Every major global crisis has, in retrospect, its Cassandra — a doomsayer with the terrible curse of being the one person to see the mess coming — but who gets brushed aside by the larger public. For the 2008 real estate bubble, it was Meredith Whitney . For the Great Depression, it was Roger Babson . For 9/11, it was John O'Neill . For the 2020 CORONAVIRUS pandemic, that person is an epidemiolog

Ref. nr. 5204 ….. <>corona ….. Elon Musk Offers to Make Ventilators at Tesla Factory….">…. In a series of tweets, Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered to "make ventilators if there is a shortage" in order to assist overtaxed hospitals during the CORONAVIRUS outbreak. It's a surprising shift for the billionaire. The news comes after he downplayed the risks of the deadly VIRUS outbreak just last week. "The CORONAVIRUS panic is dumb," he wrote on March 6. In a follow-up tweet last night, Musk expl

Ref. nr. 5203 ….. <>corona ….. World's Fastest Supercomputer Finds 77 Potential COVID-19 Treatments….">…. Scientists recently tasked the world's fastest supercomputer with running thousands of simulations to find drug compounds that could fight the CORONAVIRUS. Now, CNN reports , the IBM supercomputer — called "Summit" and housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee — has identified 77 treatments that may be able to stop COVID-19 dead in its tracks. The research, detailed a paper uploade

Ref. nr. 5202 ….. <>corona ….. We Talked to Someone Who Got the Experimental CORONAVIRUS Vaccine….">…. This past Monday, Seattle-area Microsoft network engineer Neal Browning became the second-ever person to be injected with the experimental CORONAVIRUS vaccine developed by Moderna. Later this week, we caught up with Browning to chat about how he ended up here, how his daily routine has changed since taking the vaccine, and what it feels like to take part in medical history. This interview has bee

Ref. nr. 5201 ….. <>corona ….. NASA: Bad News, Something Came Up, Gotta Rain-Check That Moon Trip :(….">…. Space: Rescheduled Well, 2020's off to a rip-roaring start of "cancelled," so here's more to toss on this heaping trash fire of a year, Space Fans Edition: NASA just announced it's gonna have to reschedule that trip to the Moon. According to a Friday report in the New York Times , NASA has officially put the kibosh on plans to get Orion and the Space Launch System — both of which would be used to

Ref. nr. 5200 ….. <>corona ….. South Korea Crushed the CORONAVIRUS as the U.S. Floundered. Why?….">…. Ever since the CORONAVIRUS pandemic hit South Korea, the country went into a state of full mobilization. Now, just under two months later, the outbreak has been wrangled (mostly) under control. Given their tentative success, it's hard to remember that South Korea and the United States confirmed their first cases of COVID-19 within a day of each other. America's leadership, especially Trump, took

Ref. nr. 5199 ….. <>corona ….. A 25 Year-Old Spring Breaker Caught CORONAVIRUS and We've Got Feelings….">…. There are those who listened. And then, those who flaunted warnings — some of whom still brush aside concerns about social gatherings as the CORONAVIRUS pandemic rips around North America. One of the former has a message for the latter, which amounts to: Don't do it, this is awful. A 25 year-old man in perfectly good health traveled from Toronto to Miami for Spring Break on March 5. He partied, h

Ref. nr. 5198 ….. <>corona ….. US Senators Accused of Profiting Off CORONAVIRUS Stock Crash….">…. Four U.S. Senators unloaded millions of dollars in stocks after receiving a classified briefing about the CORONAVIRUS in January — saving them from vast losses after the market later tanked . The idea of elected officials using secret intel to cash in on a deadly public health crisis is appalling. All four — Georgia Republican Kelly Loeffler, Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe, California Democrat

Ref. nr. 5197 ….. <>corona ….. The WHO Wants You to Ditch the Phrase "Social Distancing"….">…. "Physical Distancing" The World Health Organization is officially advocating against the phrase "social distancing" and is from here on recommending the phrase "physical distancing" instead, according to Reuters . The idea is to clarify that an order to stay at home during the current CORONAVIRUS outbreak isn't about breaking contact with your friends and family — but rather keeping a physical di

Ref. nr. 5196 ….. <>corona ….. Younger American Adults Are Getting Extremely Sick From CORONAVIRUS….">…. There's a popular conception that the most severe symptoms of COVID-19 only severely affect the elderly in the United States. That's wrong. And now we know how wrong it is. According to the latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: – 38 percent of the 508 known to be hospitalized in the country were between the ages of 20 and 54. – Almost half were under 65. – There were no

Ref. nr. 5195 ….. <>corona ….. Bagsiden: Take care …….">

Ref. nr. 5194 ….. <>corona ….. CORONA udskyder isboringer et år: Tre millioner kroner tabt….">…. PLUS. CORONA-udbruddet i Danmark har lukket ned for forskningsprojektet EGRIPs feltarbejde i et år. Det er for farligt og for umuligt at udføre, mener projektleder, men det koster over 3 millioner kroner.

Ref. nr. 5193 ….. <>corona ….. Danske hospitaler klar til forsøg med antistoffer og ebolamedicin mod COVID-19….">…. PLUS. Forskere på landets sygehuse er klar til forsøgsbehandlinger og venter blot på tilsagn fra Lægemiddelstyrelsen.

Ref. nr. 5192 ….. <>corona ….. Dataforbruget stiger markant uden væsentlige problemer….">…. PLUS. Internettrafikken er vokset med op mod 20 procent i denne uge på både fastnet og mobil. Udrulning af nye teknologier er sat på standby hos bredbåndsoperatører.

Ref. nr. 5191 ….. <>corona ….. Direkte fra intensivafdelingen: En del af patienterne er skisportsturister….">…. Intensivlægernes formand beder indtrængende danskerne om at købe hans kolleger tid ved at undgå at sprede smitte. Afdelingerne er ikke epidemiklar endnu.

Ref. nr. 5190 ….. <>corona ….. OVERBLIK: Hundredvis af forsøg i gang for at redde COVID-19-patienter….">…. PLUS. Parallelt med forsøg på at skabe en vaccine arbejder forskere over hele verden med forskellige strategier til behandling. Få overblikket her.

Ref. nr. 5189 ….. <>corona ….. Italiensk forsker: Massetestning kan udrydde CORONA….">…. PLUS. Et indledende studie i en mindre Italiensk landsby konkluderer, at det mest effektive værn imod CORONA-VIRUSsen er at identificere smittebærere uden symptomer.

Ref. nr. 5188 ….. <>corona ….. Læger mangler masker: »Vi kan ikke skifte til rumdragt hver gang«….">…. PLUS. Praktiserende læger har pludselig fået ansvar for svært lungesyge, diabetikere og andre patienter, som ellers hører under hospitalerne. Samtidig bliver indlagte udskrevet så tidligt, at lægerne må hjem til dem for at gå stuegang.

Ref. nr. 5187 ….. <>corona ….. Leder: Befolkningen har krav på indsigt i regeringens beslutninger ved en krisesituation….">

Ref. nr. 5186 ….. <>corona ….. Luftforurening og CO2-udledning er faldet efter VIRUSudbrud….">…. PLUS. CORONA-pandemien har indflydelse på CO2-udledningen og luftforureningen flere steder i verden. Herhjemme viser målinger et fald i NOx-gasserne i de fire største byer.

Ref. nr. 5185 ….. <>corona ….. Mangel på håndsprit: Kemikere på Stockholms Universitet producerer til hospitaler….">…. På Kemiska sektionen på Stockholms Universitet tømmer man nu alle lagre og magasiner for ethanol og sætter selv produktion i gang. Nu skal det naturhistoriske museum nok også levere spritten.

Ref. nr. 5184 ….. <>corona ….. Store og små alkoholproducenter i Europa omstiller til håndsprit – bare ikke i Danmark….">…. Store og små kræfter i Europa omstiller parfume-, gin-, snaps- og ølproduktion til håndsprit.

Ref. nr. 5183 ….. <>corona ….. Tag til videnskabelig filmfestival i sofaen….">…. Dokumentarfilmfestivalen CPH:DOX har valgt at vise film og debatter digitalt efter lukningen af biografer.

Ref. nr. 5182 ….. <>corona ….. Trafik er halveret på motorvejene under epidemien….">…. Både motorvejstrafikken og passagertallene i den offentlige transport er faldet, i takt med at CORONA-VIRUSsen har lagt sig over Danmark.

Ref. nr. 5181 ….. <>corona ….. Ugens podcast: CORONA betyder fart på hjemmearbejdet og bremser på industrien….">…. CORONA-epidemien har forvist mange ingeniører til hjemmekontoret. Vi har talt med en af dem og sætter desuden fokus på konsekvenserne for industrien. Få også tips til it-sikkerheden, når du sidder hjemme og arbejder.

Ref. nr. 5180 ….. <>corona ….. KU-forskere skal være med til at forske i social adfærd under COVID-19-epidemien….">…. Som direkte følge af spredningen af CORONA-VIRUS og den akutte sundhedskrise i Danmark og resten…

Ref. nr. 5179 ….. <>corona ….. Partnerskab modtager 25 millioner fra Carlsbergfondet til bekæmpelse af CORONA….">…. Carlsbergfondet uddeler Semper Ardens-bevilling til forskere fra KU, AU, RH og SSI til at udvikle metoder…

Ref. nr. 5178 ….. <>corona ….. How to spot bogus science stories and read the news like a scientist….">…. When fake news, misreporting and alternative facts are everywhere, reading the news can be a challenge. Not only is there plenty of misinformation about the CORONAVIRUS pandemic, climate change and other scientific topics floating around social media, you also need to read science stories, even well-known publications, with caution.

Ref. nr. 5177 ….. <>corona ….. In the wake of bushfires and CORONAVIRUS, it's time we talked about human security….">…. The term "human security" was first adopted by the United Nations Development Program in 1994. We speak far less of it now than we did then. Yet the cataclysmic events of this year should remind us national security is no longer to be thought of in terms of conventional warfare and military expenditure.

Ref. nr. 5176 ….. <>corona ….. Canada's changing CORONAVIRUS border policy exposes international students' precarious status….">…. Canada's border closure announcements have thrown international students and other foreign nationals on a roller coaster of anxiety that jeopardizes many people's sense of wellness and security.

Ref. nr. 5175 ….. <>corona ….. New models see CORONAVIRUS-induced recession, say economists….">…. University of Michigan economists now expect a U.S. recession caused by the CORONAVIRUS, though a rapidly evolving, uncertain situation makes drawing firm conclusions difficult.

Ref. nr. 5174 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS testing kits to be developed using new RNA imaging technology….">…. Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology—called Mango, for its bright colour— to develop CORONAVIRUS testing kits. They're among a small set of Canadian researchers who responded to the rapid funding opportunity recently announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to help address COVID-19.

Ref. nr. 5173 ….. <>corona ….. During CORONAVIRUS, plunging power demand could signal economic woes….">…. With Americans largely self-isolating amid concerns about COVID-19, some of the hardest hit areas are already seeing electricity demand begin to weaken. Could this be a sign of things to come?

Ref. nr. 5172 ….. <>corona ….. COVID-19: Nitrogen dioxide over China….">…. Recent data have shown a decline of air pollution over northern Italy coinciding with its nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). This new map shows the variation of nitrogen dioxide emissions over China from December to March—thanks to the Tropomi instrument on board the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite.

Ref. nr. 5171 ….. <>corona ….. Endgame C: Stop almost everything, restart when CORONAVIRUS is gone….">…. Nobody likes talking about the COVID-19 endgame, but we need to choose one. The appropriate interventions—public health, government spending, and freedom of movement—all depend on the endgame we choose.

Ref. nr. 5170 ….. <>corona ….. ESA Mission Control adjusts to CORONAVIRUS conditions….">…. Responsible for spacecraft orbiting Earth, the Sun and exploring the Solar System, teams at ESA's ESOC mission control deal with in-flight challenges every day, from faulty hardware, problematic software and hazardous space debris to computer VIRUSes that could affect ground stations.

Ref. nr. 5169 ….. <>corona ….. 5 homeschooling tips to help your child learn during quarantine….">…. A number of schools in Australia have shut after students and staff tested positive for COVID-19. And some private schools have moved to online classes pre-emptively.

Ref. nr. 5168 ….. <>corona ….. No work, no money: Self-isolation due to COVID-19 pandemic punishes the poor….">…. The spread of COVID-19 continues to unfold across the globe. More than 209,000 people in 168 countries have been infected. The disease has recorded a fatality rate of more than 4% as 8,600 people have died from the disease.

Ref. nr. 5167 ….. <>corona ….. NASA suspends work on Moon rocket due to VIRUS….">…. NASA said it has suspended work on building and testing the rocket and capsule for its Artemis manned mission to the Moon due to the rising number of CORONAVIRUS cases in the community.

Ref. nr. 5166 ….. <>corona ….. Pandemic money: where's it coming from and who pays?….">…. The mammoth bailout sums unleashed to combat the 2008 financial crisis fuelled populist backlashes in many countries as taxpayers were handed a whopping bill.

Ref. nr. 5165 ….. <>corona ….. Pandemics don't heal divisions, they reveal them….">…. Some around the world predict that the COVID-19 will heal divisions and narrow inequalities. A pandemic, they claim, can remind us of our common humanity and the need to discard prejudices. It can also highlight inequalities and injustices and prompt people in power to deal with them.

Ref. nr. 5164 ….. <>corona ….. Panic buying, ignoring safety measures: The social psychology of crises….">…. Times of crisis can bring out the best in people. It can also reveal the strangest parts of human nature.

Ref. nr. 5163 ….. <>corona ….. Parents get crash course in 'distance learning' dilemmas….">…. As millions of families hunker down amid the CORONAVIRUS crisis, the sudden reality of schooling from home risks widening the education gap between those with the means and support to keep up with lessons, and those who risk falling behind.

Ref. nr. 5162 ….. <>corona ….. We are entering a recession: What did we learn from the last one?….">…. As the CORONAVIRUS continues to spread around the world, it is abundantly clear that the global economy is entering a recession – the first we've seen since 2008.

Ref. nr. 5161 ….. <>corona ….. Remote working: The new normal for many, but it comes with hidden risks….">…. Many of us have had little choice but to resort to remote working in the midst of the CORONAVIRUS pandemic. It is just days since Google, Apple and Twitter were making headlines by ordering their employees to work from home, but you could now say the same about lots of companies.

Ref. nr. 5160 ….. <>corona ….. States suspending standardized tests as schools close….">…. Closing schools to combat the spread of the CORONAVIRUS is having a sweeping impact on an annual rite of spring: the standardized tests that are dreaded by millions of students and teachers alike.

Ref. nr. 5159 ….. <>corona ….. How strong a role does religion play in US elections?….">…. On March 17, Joe Biden took firm control of the Democratic nomination process, winning primaries Florida, Illinois and Arizona by significant margins. The ongoing CORONAVIRUS epidemic is in part responsible, having reshaped voters' worries and expectations, but the role played by religion in Biden's resurrection should not be overlooked.

Ref. nr. 5158 ….. <>corona ….. The US owes $23.5 trillion but can still afford a big CORONAVIRUS stimulus package….">…. The U.S. government now owes over US$23.5 trillion in debt, or about $71,000 for every man, woman and child living within its borders. It has risen $3 trillion since President Trump took office in 2017 and is almost double what it was just 10 years ago.

Ref. nr. 5157 ….. <>corona ….. Victoria bans fracking for good, but quietly lifts onshore gas exploration ban….">…. Amid CORONAVIRUS chaos, the Victorian government announced its decision earlier this week to lift the ban on onshore gas exploration, but also to make the temporary state-wide ban on fracking permanent.

Ref. nr. 5156 ….. <>corona ….. Countries test tactics in 'war against COVID-19….">

Ref. nr. 5155 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS disruptions reverberate through research….">

Ref. nr. 5154 ….. <>corona ….. Sick time….">

Ref. nr. 5153 ….. <>corona ….. Preventing COVID-19 prejudice in academia….">

Ref. nr. 5152 ….. <>corona ….. How I faced my CORONAVIRUS anxiety….">

Ref. nr. 5151 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought….">…. We're in the midst of a public health emergency, and life as we know it has ground to a halt. The places we usually go are closed, the events we were looking forward to are canceled, and some of us have lost our jobs or fear losing them soon. But although it may not seem like it, there are some silver linings; this crisis is bringing out the worst in some (I'm looking at you, toilet paper hoarder

Ref. nr. 5150 ….. <>corona ….. Is Digital Learning Still Second Best?….">…. As COVID-19 continues to spread, the world has gone digital on an unprecedented scale. Tens of thousands of employees are working from home, and huge conferences, like the Google I/O and Apple WWDC software extravaganzas, plan to experiment with digital events. Universities too are sending students home. This might have meant an extended break from school not too long ago. But no more. As lecture

Ref. nr. 5149 ….. <>corona ….. Don't Just Debunk COVID-19 Myths. Learn From Them…..">…. Instead of viewing rumors and myths about the current CORONAVIRUS outbreak as misperceptions that can be suppressed with accurate information, we should treat them as important opportunities to understand — and even respond to — the legitimate anxieties of the people who adopt and share them.

Ref. nr. 5148 ….. <>corona ….. For the Rich, COVID-19 Protections. For Health Workers, a Shrug…..">…. While testing and protections for COVID-19 become the most in-demand "luxury" goods among the famous and wealthy, frontline responders like policemen, paramedics, family doctors, and medical staff battling COVID-19 do not have access to prioritized medical treatment. This is both dangerous and shameful.

Ref. nr. 5147 ….. <>corona ….. Facing New Projections, Officials Scramble to Slow COVID-19….">…. U.S. lawmakers were spurred to action this week amid new projections about the potential effects of the novel CORONAVIRUS's spread. In the first statewide lockdown in living memory, California residents were ordered to shelter in place, with other localities considering taking similar measures.

Ref. nr. 5146 ….. <>corona ….. Like Previous Pandemics, COVID-19 Will Shape the Fates of Nations….">…. The eighteenth century ascent of the British Empire offers a lesson for today's COVID-19 crisis: The ways that nations respond to pandemics, like the one caused by the new CORONAVIRUS, will largely determine their fortunes and fates over the next couple of decades at least, and perhaps beyond.

Ref. nr. 5145 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as VIRUS spreads….">…. Some regions show significant drops in air pollutants as the CORONAVIRUS hits work and travel.

Ref. nr. 5144 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS: Nasa's Moon plans take a hit….">…. The US space agency is suspending production and testing of its Moon rocket and capsule systems.

Ref. nr. 5143 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS: Government is 'distilling best science'….">…. Greg Clark, the Commons Science Select Committee chair, praises government use of expert advice.

Ref. nr. 5142 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS: Chris Packham on COVID-19's impact on nature….">…. Chris Packham says nature can help during self-isolation and considers CORONAVIRUS's environmental impact.

Ref. nr. 5141 ….. <>corona ….. 10 Misconceptions About the 1918 Flu, the 'Greatest Pandemic in History'….">…. Misconceptions about the influenza pandemic of 1918 may be fueling unfounded fears about COVID-19.

Ref. nr. 5140 ….. <>corona ….. Older People Are at More Risk From COVID-19 Because of How the Immune System Ages….">…. As we age, our immune system weakens.

Ref. nr. 5139 ….. <>corona ….. Trials Are Underway For a CORONAVIRUS Vaccine — But It Could Be a While Before You Can Get It….">…. Development of a COVID-19 vaccine is moving at record speed, but it could still be several months before we're all able to get a shot.

Ref. nr. 5138 ….. <>corona ….. What the CORONAVIRUS Does to the Body….">…. Here's what experts know about how the new VIRUS hijacks cells and damages organs like our lungs.

Ref. nr. 5137 ….. <>corona ….. Luftforurening i Danmarks største byer er faldet med en tredjedel under CORONAudbrud….">…. CORONAudbruddet betyder renere luft i de store byer, viser nye tal.

Ref. nr. 5136 ….. <>corona ….. Danske myndigheder skrider ind overfor ulovligt salg af CORONA-hjemmetest….">…. Lægemiddelstyrelsen advarer mod at købe CORONA-tests på nettet.

Ref. nr. 5135 ….. <>corona ….. Rettelse fra Sundhedsstyrelsen: Kun gravide med symptomer på CORONAVIRUS skal testes før fødsel….">…. Det er alligevel ikke alle gravide, der skal testes for CORONAVIRUS, lyder det nu.

Ref. nr. 5134 ….. <>corona ….. Hold dig social og effektiv: Her er de bedste apps til hjemmekontoret….">…. Få styr på gruppearbejde, overspringshandlinger og to-do-lister på din computer.

Ref. nr. 5133 ….. <>corona ….. Business this week….">

Ref. nr. 5132 ….. <>corona ….. Can stress trigger a second heart attack? Yes, new research suggests….">…. We all have stress in our lives–whether it's due to financial woes, work pressures, relationship issues, illness or even natural disasters or health crises like the emerging CORONAVIRUS. For some people who survive a heart attack, it seems mental stress — as opposed to physical stress — may be a stronger predictor of a repeat heart attack or dying from heart disease, according to research prese

Ref. nr. 5131 ….. <>corona ….. Knowledge and perceptions of COVID-19 among the general public in the US, UK….">…. Knowledge and perceptions of CORONAVIRUS disease 2019 among the general public in the United States and the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional online survey

Ref. nr. 5130 ….. <>corona ….. Supporting clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic….">…. All CORONAVIRUS-related content published in Annals of Internal Medicine is free to the public.

Ref. nr. 5129 ….. <>corona ….. Associations between vaspin levels and CORONAry artery disease….">…. In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI, Lutfu Askin, Okan Tanriverdi, Hakan Tibilli and Serdar Turkmen from the Department of Cardiology, Adiyaman Education and Research Hospital, Adiyaman, Turkey consider associations between vaspin levels and CORONAry artery disease.

Ref. nr. 5128 ….. <>corona ….. A giant right atrial myxoma with blood supply from the left and right CORONAry arteries….">…. In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI, Yichao Xiao, Zhenfei Fang, Xinqun Hu, Qiming Liu, Zhaowei Zhu, Na Liu, Xiaofan Peng and Shenghua Zhou from the Department of Cardiology, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China consider Cardiac myxomas.

Ref. nr. 5127 ….. <>corona ….. Does CORONAry microvascular spasm exist?….">…. In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; Fabian Guenther, Andreas Seitz, Valeria Martínez Pereyra, Raffi Bekeredjian, Udo Sechtem and Peter Ong from the Department of Cardiology, Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus, Stuttgart, Germany consider whether CORONAry microvascular spasm exists.

Ref. nr. 5126 ….. <>corona ….. Impact of postdilation on intervention success and MACE….">…. In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI, the authors consider the impact of postdilation on intervention success and long-term major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) among patients with acute CORONAry syndromes.

Ref. nr. 5125 ….. <>corona ….. COVID-19 response and communications must be directed by public health officials….">…. In the United States today, healthcare providers seem appropriately confused about present and future issues concerning CORONAVIRUS disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a commentary in The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier, internationally recognized public health experts say that the current, incomplete totality of evidence provides cause for serious concerns, but more importantly it cre

Ref. nr. 5124 ….. <>corona ….. How to operate building services to prevent the spread of COVID-19 VIRUS SARS-CoV-2….">…. On March 17, Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations REHVA published guidance on the operation and use of building services in areas with a CORONAVIRUS disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Representing a network of more than 120.000 engineers from 27 European countries, REHVA guidance complements the general guidance for employers provided by WHO and is targeted to co

Ref. nr. 5123 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS SARS-CoV2: BESSY II data accelerate drug development….">…. A CORONAVIRUS is keeping the world in suspense. SARS-CoV-2 is highly infectious and can cause severe pneumonia (COVID-19). A team from the University of Luebeck has now found a promising approach. Using the high-intensity X-ray light from the Berlin synchrotron source BESSY II, they have decoded the 3D architecture of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2. This protein plays a central role in the reprod

Ref. nr. 5122 ….. <>corona ….. 'Feeling obligated' can impact relationships during social distancing….">…. In a time where many are practicing 'social distancing' from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation — from checking on parents to running an errand for an elderly neighbor — benefit or harm a relationship? A Michigan State University study found the sweet spot between keeping people together and dooming a relationship.

Ref. nr. 5121 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS testing kits to be developed using SFU-invented RNA imaging technology….">…. Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology — called Mango, for its bright color — to develop CORONAVIRUS testing kits. They're among a small set of Canadian researchers who responded to the rapid funding opportunity recently announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to help address COVID-19.

Ref. nr. 5120 ….. <>corona ….. Portable AI device turns coughing sounds into health data for flu and pandemic forecasting….">…. University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning – called FluSense – which can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, then analyze the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses and influenza trends.

Ref. nr. 5119 ….. <>corona ….. Vivli to launch a portal for sharing data from COVID-19 trials….">…. Vivli, the Center for Clinical Research Data, has committed to serving the open science community through the launch of a COVID-19 portal for sharing of completed interventional treatment trial data. All member and user fees would be waived for sharing and access.

Ref. nr. 5118 ….. <>corona ….. New oral vaccine urgently needed to prevent further outbreak of mutant polio….">…. A novel serotype 2 oral polioVIRUS vaccine — and complete removal of the current formulation (OPV2) — is urgently needed, a new statistical modeling study suggests.

Ref. nr. 5117 ….. <>corona ….. 5G Doesn't Cause CORONAVIRUS, but CORONAVIRUS Might Cause 5G….">…. Public Domain: NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), U.S. NIH 5G does not cause cancer. 5G does not cause CORONAVIRUS. Anyone claiming that they do is wrong. They may be wrong out of ignorance, fear, and a desire to make themselves as safe as possible in an uncertain and frightening time. Or they may be some combination of liar, troll, and all-around jerk who enjoy stirring the pot at the one

Ref. nr. 5116 ….. <>corona ….. New Blood Test Could Reveal True Scale of COVID-19 Pandemic….">…. Credit: NIH As the world struggles to cope with the expanding COVID-19 pandemic, there are some very basic questions about the VIRUS that remain unanswered. For example, how many people have been infected? A new study from the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City details a test that might help us find out . The CORONAVIRUS outbreak has infected about 240,000 people so far, causing almost 10,

Ref. nr. 5115 ….. <>corona ….. IBM Supercomputer Identifies 77 Compounds That Could Fight CORONAVIRUS….">…. The Summit supercomputer came online several years ago with more computing power than any other non-distributed system. The US Department of Energy announced earlier this month that it would turn the system's massive computing power toward the COVID-19 pandemic. The machine has been crunching the numbers, and it has now identified 77 chemical compounds that could help stop CORONAVIRUS. Summit is

Ref. nr. 5114 ….. <>corona ….. Mobilskam? Datatrafiken måste dra mindre energi….">…. Streamad film och videosamtal drar enorma mängder energi. Datatrafiken ökar ständigt, och nätet belastas än mer vid kriser, som CORONAutbrottet. Nu pågår forskning för att minska energiförbrukningen inom IT-sektorn. År 2015 visades videon "Gangnam style" ungefär 2,5 miljarder gånger världen över. Det resulterade i en energiförbrukning på 400 Gigawattimmar (GWh). Det i sin tur motsvarar ett års up

Ref. nr. 5113 ….. <>corona ….. UK sets out emergency powers to tackle CORONAVIRUS….">…. Individuals suspected of infection could be placed in isolation and fined £1,000

Ref. nr. 5112 ….. <>corona ….. Scientists should take lessons from economists on VIRUS response….">…. To proclaim 'we will do the right thing at the right time' is nonsense. There is no polite way of putting it

Ref. nr. 5111 ….. <>corona ….. Banks plead for rethink over post-crisis rules….">…. Executives argue regulations are hampering their abilities to respond to CORONAVIRUS pandemic

Ref. nr. 5110 ….. <>corona ….. Amazon workers protest normal shifts amid VIRUS cases….">…. Warehouse staff angry over what they see as lack of measures to protect their safety

Ref. nr. 5109 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS latest: California governor issues stay-at-home order….">

Ref. nr. 5108 ….. <>corona ….. How to save the human race from extinction….">…. If CORONAVIRUS doesn't kill us, climate or AI could. Why we must get serious about saving the world

Ref. nr. 5107 ….. <>corona ….. Top ECB officials divided over Lagarde's bond-buying plan….">…. German and Dutch hawks argue against lifting limits on asset purchases

Ref. nr. 5106 ….. <>corona ….. Federal Reserve sets up facility to make loans to banks….">…. Latest move to limit market fallout from CORONAVIRUS will be secured by mutual fund assets

Ref. nr. 5105 ….. <>corona ….. US credit card lenders reel as borrowers get laid off….">…. Bankers consider lower credit limits for some customers as economic fallout from VIRUS mounts

Ref. nr. 5104 ….. <>corona ….. WHO and Roche launch trials of potential VIRUS treatments….">…. Worldwide efforts intensify to find drug that counters deadly disease

Ref. nr. 5103 ….. <>corona ….. The spirit of the Blitz isn't back, it's bunk….">…. Winning the war against CORONAVIRUS seems too reliant on myths about London under attack

Ref. nr. 5102 ….. <>corona ….. Governments scramble to rescue businesses….">…. Fears for companies and vulnerable workers as pandemic bites

Ref. nr. 5101 ….. <>corona ….. Lex in-depth: why CORONAVIRUS spells trouble for smartphones….">…. The technology bringing relief to millions of people now stuck at home is reliant on Korean parts exposed to supply chain disruption

Ref. nr. 5100 ….. <>corona ….. The shocking CORONAVIRUS study that rocked UK and US….">…. Five charts highlight why Imperial College's research radically changed government policy

Ref. nr. 5099 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS fightback will make lasting changes to economies….">…. Investors trying to call the bottom of the market rout face a daunting task

Ref. nr. 5098 ….. <>corona ….. Call to boost supplies of NHS protective equipment….">…. Medical workers tackling VIRUS alarmed at lack of suitable masks and gowns

Ref. nr. 5097 ….. <>corona ….. Yuval Noah Harari: the world after CORONAVIRUS….">…. This storm will pass. But the choices we make now could change our lives for years to come

Ref. nr. 5096 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS tests: trial and error….">…. Scaling up diagnoses is required to stop the spread of the outbreak

Ref. nr. 5095 ….. <>corona ….. Modi plea as India braces for CORONAVIRUS onslaught….">…. Prime minister urges people to stay home as disease threatens millions in congested cities

Ref. nr. 5094 ….. <>corona ….. UK regulators put work on hold to ease CORONAVIRUS burden….">…. Bank probes paused to help financial services providers focus on their customers' needs

Ref. nr. 5093 ….. <>corona ….. Washington walks fine line on $1tn CORONAVIRUS stimulus….">…. Republicans and Democrats agree on need to act fast even as they haggle over small print

Ref. nr. 5092 ….. <>corona ….. Giuseppe Conte calls on EU to use full financial firepower….">…. Italy's prime minister praises ECB bond-buying moves but says more must be done

Ref. nr. 5091 ….. <>corona ….. China is an odd refuge from the CORONAVIRUS crisis….">…. Prospects for mainland markets seem attractive compared with virtually anywhere else

Ref. nr. 5090 ….. <>corona ….. Shutting up shop may cost Ocado more than 4 days of orders….">…. Online retailer could take lesson from bricks-and-mortar rivals; Asos shoppers don't buy dresses to wear at home

Ref. nr. 5089 ….. <>corona ….. The pandemic vocabulary….">…. There are words I use daily now that simply did not exist — even a month ago

Ref. nr. 5088 ….. <>corona ….. IG Group revenue jumps as CORONAVIRUS drives volatility….">…. Online trading platform's chief highlights 'extraordinary times' after surge in activity

Ref. nr. 5087 ….. <>corona ….. We're about to find out how smart the banks have been….">…. Fears over CORONAVIRUS effects have battered share prices, especially for card lenders

Ref. nr. 5086 ….. <>corona ….. Watchdog warns insurers over CORONAVIRUS claims….">…. FCA tells companies to be 'flexible' as customers deal with fallout from disease

Ref. nr. 5085 ….. <>corona ….. Southern Europe loads up its digital shopping baskets….">…. Web-shy consumers get crash course in online groceries amid VIRUS lockdowns

Ref. nr. 5084 ….. <>corona ….. Norwegian air rescue highlights government dilemmas….">…. Bailouts may save airlines that would have failed anyway

Ref. nr. 5083 ….. <>corona ….. The ECB will do everything necessary….">…. We are ready to increase the size of our asset purchase programmes

Ref. nr. 5082 ….. <>corona ….. Libya says foreign mercenaries could bring CORONAVIRUS to conflict….">…. UN-backed government accuses Russia's Wagner of flying Syrian fighters to Benghazi

Ref. nr. 5081 ….. <>corona ….. Ocado expected to ration more products….">…. Online retailer wants to 'ensure fairer distribution' among consumers in CORONAVIRUS rush for groceries

Ref. nr. 5080 ….. <>corona ….. Taiwan says WHO failed to act on CORONAVIRUS transmission warning….">…. Relationship with Beijing blamed for not sharing alert over human-to-human infection

Ref. nr. 5079 ….. <>corona ….. Fed expands dollar swap lines with central banks….">…. US acts to ease pressure as CORONAVIRUS drives demand for world's reserve currency

Ref. nr. 5078 ….. <>corona ….. Japan weighs emergency stimulus as business calls for action….">…. Executives fear possible postponement of Tokyo Olympics will further sap demand

Ref. nr. 5077 ….. <>corona ….. London hospital temporarily runs out of critical care beds….">…. Northwick Park declares 'critical incident' as CORONAVIRUS cases overwhelm system

Ref. nr. 5076 ….. <>corona ….. Slack and Microsoft fight for millions of remote workers….">…. Workplace collaboration rivals report surge in user numbers as VIRUS crisis intensifies

Ref. nr. 5075 ….. <>corona ….. Huge text message campaigns spread CORONAVIRUS fake news….">…. SMS-based campaigns include wrong medical advice and false narratives about the disease

Ref. nr. 5074 ….. <>corona ….. UK entrepreneurs count the cost of CORONAVIRUS….">…. The offer of financial support from the government is not enough, say small businesses

Ref. nr. 5073 ….. <>corona ….. Ugur Sahin: the immunologist racing to find a vaccine….">…. BioNTech is testing a CORONAVIRUS vaccine on mice in a lab in Mainz, Germany

Ref. nr. 5072 ….. <>corona ….. Self-isolating? How to save your relationships….">…. We dance around the kitchen, debating the best Bond tune, and then skulk off to stare at our phones

Ref. nr. 5071 ….. <>corona ….. Sequoia seeks $7bn to invest in US and Asian start-ups….">…. Silicon Valley-based firm's fundraising will test appetite as CORONAVIRUS hits markets

Ref. nr. 5070 ….. <>corona ….. BoE warned most retailers will not qualify for rescue loans….">…. Consortium says majority of businesses will not have rating required to receive cheap finance

Ref. nr. 5069 ….. <>corona ….. Global stocks rise on new CORONAVIRUS support measures….">…. European and Asian shares rally but Wall Street struggles to hold gains

Ref. nr. 5068 ….. <>corona ….. ECB bond buying, market swings, COVID-19 supplies….">…. The ECB to launch a €750bn bond-buying programme in response to financial turmoil

Ref. nr. 5067 ….. <>corona ….. FDA contradicts Trump on potential CORONAVIRUS drug….">…. Regulator undercuts president's claim that anti-malarial is approved to treat COVID-19

Ref. nr. 5066 ….. <>corona ….. National action cannot fix a global pandemic….">…. US, China and Europe must work together to defeat CORONAVIRUS

Ref. nr. 5065 ….. <>corona ….. Sunak's options to help workers hit by CORONAVIRUS shutdown….">…. Britain's safety net is relatively weak compared with rest of Europe

Ref. nr. 5064 ….. <>corona ….. Londoners reluctant to leave the pub for CORONAVIRUS….">…. UK capital slow to shut down in response to COVID-19 crisis

Ref. nr. 5063 ….. <>corona ….. English football season extended indefinitely….">…. Decision comes as clubs to try to limit financial damage to sport caused by CORONAVIRUS outbreak

Ref. nr. 5062 ….. <>corona ….. Poland criticises EU 'smoke and mirrors' VIRUS response….">…. Brussels' measures insufficient and help for workers should be priority, says finance minister

Ref. nr. 5061 ….. <>corona ….. Rich countries cannot win the war against CORONAVIRUS alone….">…. We need to fight this pandemic into submission everywhere in order to relax measures anywhere

Ref. nr. 5060 ….. <>corona ….. Italy's PM urges Brussels to unleash €500bn rescue fund….">…. Conte warns monetary policy alone is insufficient to combat 'global shock that has no precedents'

Ref. nr. 5059 ….. <>corona ….. Armed forces prepare 20,000 troops to help in crisis….">…. Military in 'high readiness' to provide transport, logistics and engineering support

Ref. nr. 5058 ….. <>corona ….. The biotech start-ups racing to create quicker CORONAVIRUS tests….">…. Pioneers hope methods based on Crispr gene-editing technique will allow faster, more accurate diagnosis

Ref. nr. 5057 ….. <>corona ….. Global pharma groups promise co-operation on CORONAVIRUS….">…. Resources and trial data will be shared with governments and each other

Ref. nr. 5056 ….. <>corona ….. Big mergers face delays as regulators adapt to pandemic….">…. Deals affected include Amazon's tie-up with Deliveroo and Boeing's acquisition of Embraer

Ref. nr. 5055 ….. <>corona ….. Loan guarantees: what funding will be available to UK businesses?….">…. Retailers and lenders warn that measures will not be enough

Ref. nr. 5054 ….. <>corona ….. Lucy Kellaway: tackling CORONAVIRUS in the classroom….">…. The FT columnist turned teacher is trying to keep a cool head — but it gets harder by the day

Ref. nr. 5053 ….. <>corona ….. We need tax breaks and direct grants to sectors hit by pandemic….">…. Even people with plenty of spare cash cannot go out and spend

Ref. nr. 5052 ….. <>corona ….. Young people are not invincible, warns WHO head….">…. Ireland and UK urge more social distancing to curb spread of CORONAVIRUS

Ref. nr. 5051 ….. <>corona ….. Sunak rescue package offers hope to worried workers….">…. Businesses welcome government's wages pledge but many still face uncertain times

Ref. nr. 5050 ….. <>corona ….. Freelancers fight for support through CORONAVIRUS crisis….">…. Incomes plummet for millions, exposing the weaknesses of freedom and flexibility

Ref. nr. 5049 ….. <>corona ….. Home working's fine — if you're home alone….">…. 'I'm on my second day, drinking too much coffee and feeling I'd enjoy it more if everyone else wasn't here too'

Ref. nr. 5048 ….. <>corona ….. North Sea warns oil and VIRUS crises threaten survival….">…. Trade body says sector faces sweeping cuts and is in 'paper-thin position'

Ref. nr. 5047 ….. <>corona ….. Trump open to US taking equity stakes in bailed-out groups….">…. White House in discussions with Congress over $1.3tn stimulus for hardest-hit people and industries

Ref. nr. 5046 ….. <>corona ….. VIRUS patient shows encouraging immune system fightback….">…. Woman in study makes recovery three days after doctors saw numerous infection-free cells

Ref. nr. 5045 ….. <>corona ….. Pinn's Illustration of the week: Lockdown….">…. Turning the key on the CORONAVIRUS crisis

Ref. nr. 5044 ….. <>corona ….. Lentils and war games: Nordics prepare for CORONAVIRUS lockdown….">…. Finland and Sweden equip citizens for times of crisis with training and advice

Ref. nr. 5043 ….. <>corona ….. China and HK wealthy flee CORONAVIRUS in west by private jet….">…. Territory's airport near capacity for chartered aircraft as outbreak grips Europe and US

Ref. nr. 5042 ….. <>corona ….. BoE cancels stress tests to ease pressure on lenders….">…. Banks had raised fears that new rules could spur huge rise in losses on their loan books

Ref. nr. 5041 ….. <>corona ….. Australian banks to offer mortgage relief on home loans….">…. The move is part of a national strategy that will also support tenants and small businesses

Ref. nr. 5040 ….. <>corona ….. Fleeing lockdown: an abrupt end to a hotel launch….">…. Tunisia was closing its borders and airspace — and there was one flight to Paris

Ref. nr. 5039 ….. <>corona ….. Ventilators/UK industry: command performance….">…. History offers lessons for meeting demands of key equipment during CORONAVIRUS outbreak

Ref. nr. 5038 ….. <>corona ….. Pentagon reluctantly moves to help combat CORONAVIRUS….">…. US defence officials warn that calling up the National Guard could be counterproductive

Ref. nr. 5037 ….. <>corona ….. Ford borrows $15.4bn to manage plant shutdown….">…. Loan is largest any company has made because of the pandemic

Ref. nr. 5036 ….. <>corona ….. Neil Ferguson, a VIRUS modeller sounds the alarm….">…. The epidemiologist and his team revealed the UK's CORONAVIRUS 'mitigation' plan could cost thousands of lives

Ref. nr. 5035 ….. <>corona ….. China-US tensions are hampering antiVIRUS efforts….">…. World's largest economies need to rekindle the spirit of co-operation of 2008

Ref. nr. 5034 ….. <>corona ….. Sunak turns on financial firepower to help workers….">…. State to pay 80% of laid-off employee wages in huge escalation of VIRUS rescue

Ref. nr. 5033 ….. <>corona ….. Gold sell-off fails to dent investor enthusiasm….">…. Retail investors still want to hold the yellow metal

Ref. nr. 5032 ….. <>corona ….. US escalates global travel warning for citizens….">…. State department tells Americans to return or be prepared to remain abroad indefinitely

Ref. nr. 5031 ….. <>corona ….. Will the CORONAVIRUS change the art market for the better?….">…. The crisis has forced galleries and fairs to turn to technological solutions. The result may be a more sustainable industry

Ref. nr. 5030 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS testing shortages: what's the problem?….">…. Unprepared governments are overwhelmed as the system suffers from multiple symptoms

Ref. nr. 5029 ….. <>corona ….. All UK pubs, restaurants and gyms ordered to close….">…. Boris Johnson takes action to stop CORONAVIRUS patients overwhelming NHS

Ref. nr. 5028 ….. <>corona ….. New restrictions set for London venues to counter CORONAVIRUS….">…. Downing Street insists people will not be banned from leaving the capital

Ref. nr. 5027 ….. <>corona ….. Exhausted Iranian healthcare workers at risk….">…. Shortage of kit adds to doctors' woes as sanctions complicate supply chains

Ref. nr. 5026 ….. <>corona ….. The crushing burden on Mnuchin's shoulders….">…. Treasury secretary enters war against COVID-19 with handicaps, but he's all America has got

Ref. nr. 5025 ….. <>corona ….. How is Sunak aiming to avert an economic meltdown?….">…. Chancellor's latest response to CORONAVIRUS has wage subsidies as its centrepiece

Ref. nr. 5024 ….. <>corona ….. Bolsonaro and López Obrador draw fire for lax CORONAVIRUS response….">…. Brazil and Mexico leaders ignore medical advice while Latin America begins crackdown

Ref. nr. 5023 ….. <>corona ….. Governments need to make good use of this pandemic….">…. The CORONAVIRUS has achieved something that policy couldn't: pushing us into green living

Ref. nr. 5022 ….. <>corona ….. Stock market crashes: lessons from history….">…. The hum of the helicopters needs to start getting louder

Ref. nr. 5021 ….. <>corona ….. China reports no new cases of local transmission for first time….">…. Xi Jinping warns that country must guard against a second wave of imported infections

Ref. nr. 5020 ….. <>corona ….. Senators' stock sales suggest we might not all be in this together….">…. Weakened US disclosure law makes it hard to tell which portfolios are shielded from pandemic

Ref. nr. 5019 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS: the moment for helicopter money….">…. Economic taboos are being broken to finance the huge government deficits needed to fight the crisis

Ref. nr. 5018 ….. <>corona ….. China's property sector is at the epicentre of the crisis….">…. Indebted developers threaten a domino effect on western credit markets

Ref. nr. 5017 ….. <>corona ….. New York hits 'pause' to try to slow CORONAVIRUS spread….">…. Governor effectively locks down the state that so far has seen the most US cases

Ref. nr. 5016 ….. <>corona ….. US and Mexico considering partial border closure….">…. Move would mirror planned closure of border with Canada to try stem spread of VIRUS

Ref. nr. 5015 ….. <>corona ….. US drugmaker doubled price on potential CORONAVIRUS treatment….">…. Therapy touted by Trump made more expensive in January as China outbreak spread

Ref. nr. 5014 ….. <>corona ….. Putin keeps political plan on track despite VIRUS….">…. Russian leader plans to hold ballot that could extend term 'at all costs'

Ref. nr. 5013 ….. <>corona ….. Poland may need a more effective 'anti-crisis shield'….">…. There is less to the 212bn zlotys economic support package than meets the eye

Ref. nr. 5012 ….. <>corona ….. Johnson says UK can 'turn the tide' on VIRUS in 12 weeks….">…. British PM calls on businesses to 'stand by' their workers during outbreak

Ref. nr. 5011 ….. <>corona ….. Chancellor's jobs support programme takes Britain into new territory….">…. We are in a generation-defining moment created by a pandemic that has left businesses on the brink

Ref. nr. 5010 ….. <>corona ….. UK government is running to catch up on COVID-19….">…. Citizens know there will be mistakes but want leadership and clear plans

Ref. nr. 5009 ….. <>corona ….. EnQuest to abandon production at two North Sea fields….">…. Producer looks to cut spending as VIRUS and price war send oil tumbling

Ref. nr. 5008 ….. <>corona ….. Germany's CORONAVIRUS anomaly: high infection rates but few deaths….">…. Widespread testing may explain low fatality figures in country that is bucking trend in Europe

Ref. nr. 5007 ….. <>corona ….. Copper hits four-year low as investors dash for cash….">…. Industrial metal plummets as CORONAVIRUS brings economies to a shuddering halt

Ref. nr. 5006 ….. <>corona ….. US oil companies race to restructure debt….">…. Advisers report surge in activity as price war threatens bankruptcies across shale patch

Ref. nr. 5005 ….. <>corona ….. Britain's path on CORONAVIRUS….">…. Maverick strategy attracts criticism, then Boris Johnson executes a U-turn

Ref. nr. 5004 ….. <>corona ….. Germany enlists army to help fight against CORONAVIRUS….">…. Defence minister follows example of France and Italy in reassigning troops

Ref. nr. 5003 ….. <>corona ….. Decision-making in the time of a pandemic….">…. Probabilistic reasoning has a role if not the final word

Ref. nr. 5002 ….. <>corona ….. Make better use of idle resources to fight the VIRUS….">…. It is hard not to cheer when distillers turn to the task of producing hand sanitiser

Ref. nr. 5001 ….. <>corona ….. Faint solace to end a frenetic week….">…. Mike Mackenzie's daily analysis of what's moving global markets

Ref. nr. 5000 ….. <>corona ….. California police to use drones to patrol CORONAVIRUS lockdown….">…. Chula Vista to mount loudspeakers and night vision cameras on new drones

Ref. nr. 4999 ….. <>corona ….. BA pilots hit with 50% salary cut over CORONAVIRUS….">…. UK airline moves to reduce costs as international flights grind to a halt

Ref. nr. 4998 ….. <>corona ….. Michel Barnier tests positive for CORONAVIRUS….">…. EU's chief Brexit negotiator becomes first senior Brussels policymaker to confirm they have COVID-19

Ref. nr. 4997 ….. <>corona ….. Waiting game continues for pandemic bonds payout….">…. Countries will not find out until April whether VIRUS-fighting funds will be released

Ref. nr. 4996 ….. <>corona ….. Greenback sweeps all before it as companies hoard dollars….">…. CORONAVIRUS uncertainty drives rush among corporates and investors for US currency

Ref. nr. 4995 ….. <>corona ….. Sunak set to announce 'unprecedented' support package….">…. Race against time to stop companies collapsing and hundreds of thousands of job losses

Ref. nr. 4994 ….. <>corona ….. Fresh air calling: Gillian Tett's last dash before lockdown in NYC….">…. The FT columnist gets her family's bikes serviced and heads to the shore for a few final jogs before confinement begins

Ref. nr. 4993 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS latest: Singapore reports 40 new cases….">

Ref. nr. 4992 ….. <>corona ….. Airbus to reopen Spanish and French plants….">…. Aircraft maker plans measures to limit risk of VIRUS being spread among workers

Ref. nr. 4991 ….. <>corona ….. US companies vie to be declared 'essential' in crisis….">…. Everyone from pet stores to cannabis growers are trying to avoid being closed during the CORONAVIRUS outbreak

Ref. nr. 4990 ….. <>corona ….. More people self-isolating as Europe on lockdown….">

Ref. nr. 4989 ….. <>corona ….. Fed takes steps to support US municipal bond market….">…. Local government debt has sold off as cities and states deal with VIRUS outbreak

Ref. nr. 4988 ….. <>corona ….. Africa faces a catastrophe to dwarf all others….">…. A co-ordinated, international response is vital

Ref. nr. 4987 ….. <>corona ….. California goes into lockdown in battle with CORONAVIRUS….">…. Governor orders 40m people and world's fifth-largest economy to stay behind doors

Ref. nr. 4986 ….. <>corona ….. Tech companies still hiring despite mass lay-offs elsewhere….">…. Firms were looking to fill 15,852 jobs in California last week as VIRUS pummelled markets

Ref. nr. 4985 ….. <>corona ….. BoE compelled to act as CORONAVIRUS pummels economy….">…. Rate cut and torrent of bond buying in 'absolutely unprecedented' situation

Ref. nr. 4984 ….. <>corona ….. US set to be inundated with jobless claims….">…. States report a surge in people who have been laid off in recent days

Ref. nr. 4983 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS latest: South Korean cases resurgent as Hong Kong sees one-day record….">

Ref. nr. 4982 ….. <>corona ….. Donald Trump and the need to lead by example….">…. The president should look to Roman history and Ireland on how to act in a crisis

Ref. nr. 4981 ….. <>corona ….. Republicans unveil $1tn plan to grapple with VIRUS fallout….">…. Proposal to help consumers and businesses will set off urgent negotiations in Washington

Ref. nr. 4980 ….. <>corona ….. Banks press exchanges for VIRUS contingency plans….">…. Industry associations demand detail to manage risk of trading from home

Ref. nr. 4979 ….. <>corona ….. London falls quiet as CORONAVIRUS empties streets — in pictures….">…. Tourists and workers stay away to leave usually busy City venues almost deserted

Ref. nr. 4978 ….. <>corona ….. Interventions help calm markets after week to forget….">…. Investors are struggling to understand how much further asset prices need to fall

Ref. nr. 4977 ….. <>corona ….. Japan to reopen schools despite infection warning….">…. Possible 'explosion' of cases if control measures are lifted, say experts

Ref. nr. 4976 ….. <>corona ….. Two US senators sold shares after receiving VIRUS briefing….">…. Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler offloaded stock shortly before market tumble

Ref. nr. 4975 ….. <>corona ….. Global policymaking has cranked into gear….">…. The next stage of crisis firefighting is to safeguard companies and jobs

Ref. nr. 4974 ….. <>corona ….. Inside the factory: how LVMH met France's call for hand sanitiser in 72 hours….">…. Bernard Arnault greenlighted the effort in a text message on Saturday night

Ref. nr. 4973 ….. <>corona ….. The economic case for ending wildlife trade hits home in Vietnam….">…. Action demanded after COVID-19 is linked to transmission from bats to humans via wildlife host

Ref. nr. 4972 ….. <>corona ….. Students across the UK face exam-grade uncertainty….">…. Education secretary fails to explain how marks will be calculated

Ref. nr. 4971 ….. <>corona ….. Saudi to double debt in VIRUS and low oil price fight….">…. Riyadh unveils $32bn emergency support package for businesses and banks

Ref. nr. 4970 ….. <>corona ….. Borrowers introduce the 'CORONA clause'….">…. Welcome to Due Diligence, the FT's daily deals briefing

Ref. nr. 4969 ….. <>corona ….. Cancelled exams to be replaced by teacher assessments….">…. Students will be awarded GCSEs, AS- and A-levels based on past work and mock exams

Ref. nr. 4968 ….. <>corona ….. Despite social distancing pleas, UK tourist attractions stay open….">…. Mixed official messages on domestic UK travel are leading to confusion

Ref. nr. 4967 ….. <>corona ….. China struggles to get back to work after CORONAVIRUS lockdown….">…. FT economic activity index points to sluggish recovery in most areas

Ref. nr. 4966 ….. <>corona ….. Chefs hang up hats as restaurants deal with VIRUS fallout….">…. New York kitchen stars such as Andrew Carmellini and Danny Meyer lay off thousands of workers

Ref. nr. 4965 ….. <>corona ….. EU plans face mask airlift as demand soars….">…. Brussels criticises member states for blocking movement of essential goods

Ref. nr. 4964 ….. <>corona ….. UK food supply starts to show strain from CORONAVIRUS….">…. Surge in demand prompts manufacturers and distributors to find ways to increase supply

Ref. nr. 4963 ….. <>corona ….. How we know the new CORONAVIRUS comes from nature….">…. The CORONAVIRUS behind the global COVID-19 pandemic evolved from nature and not a lab, according to a new genetic study. Researchers analyzed the genome sequence of the novel SARS-CoV-2 CORONAVIRUS that emerged in the city of Wuhan, China, last year and found no evidence that a lab or some other type of engineering made the VIRUS. "We determined that SARS-CoV-2 originated through natural processe

Ref. nr. 4962 ….. <>corona ….. 14.4 million Americans face COVID-19 exposure weekly at work….">…. In the United States, 14.4 million workers face exposure to COVID-19 infection at work once a week and 26.7 million at least once a month, according to new study. The research points to an important population needing protection as COVID-19 continues to break out across the US. Marissa Baker, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, based her calculat

Ref. nr. 4961 ….. <>corona ….. Instead of social distancing, try distant socializing….">…. The same technologies that people once blamed for tearing society apart might be our best chance of staying together during the COVID-19 outbreak, an expert argues. Social distancing—voluntarily limiting physical contact with other people—has been vital to help slow the spread of the novel CORONAVIRUS . It's important that people remain connected during social distancing, however, otherwise a lon

Ref. nr. 4960 ….. <>corona ….. Dogs can ease your self-quarantine stress….">…. Self-quarantine during the COVID-19 epidemic can lead to feelings of isolation—but dogs can offer welcome emotional support, an expert says. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are practicing social distancing and self-quarantine—two measures experts call critical to slowing the spread of the novel CORONAVIRUS. Even before COVID-19, some data suggested that Americans alread

Ref. nr. 4959 ….. <>corona ….. How soap works to keep you healthy….">…. Washing your hands with plain soap and water can destroy the CORONAVIRUS that causes COVID-19. But how does soap work to keep you healthy? "There are so many unknowns about this pandemic that are driving fear and leading to irrational actions, like panic-buying of toilet paper," says Bill Wuest, an associate professor in the chemistry department at Emory University who researches disinfectants. "

Ref. nr. 4958 ….. <>corona ….. In Locked Down Spain, a Physicist's Disease Model Research Turns Strikingly Real….">…. Yamir Moreno talked with Inside Science about COVID-19 and his work to improve epidemic models. YM2_crop1.jpg Image credits: Image courtesy of Yamir Moreno. Physics Friday, March 20, 2020 – 13:45 Catherine Meyers, Editor (Inside Science) — Yamir Moreno is a physicist at the University of Zaragoza in Spain, where he is also director of the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Syst

Ref. nr. 4957 ….. <>corona ….. Covert CORONAVIRUS infections could be seeding new outbreaks….">…. Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00822-x Scientists are rushing to estimate the proportion of people with mild or no symptoms who could be spreading the pathogen.

Ref. nr. 4956 ….. <>corona ….. Scientists exposed to CORONAVIRUS wonder: why weren't we notified?….">…. Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00823-w US authorities are failing to test people and notify their contacts, a cornerstone of outbreak response.

Ref. nr. 4955 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS lockdown: What I learnt when I shut my cancer lab in 48 hours….">…. Nature, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00826-7 Doing science during the quarantine in northern Italy has shown me that creativity needs connection. By Alberto Bardelli

Ref. nr. 4954 ….. <>corona ….. Daily briefing: The five questions that scientists hunting a CORONAVIRUS vaccine must answer….">…. Nature, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00831-w The first human clinical trial for a potential CORONAVIRUS vaccine is under way — here's what scientists are looking for. Plus: a nuclear-fusion reactor design that started as a science-fair project and how Russia aims to revive science after an era of stagnation.

Ref. nr. 4953 ….. <>corona ….. Daily briefing: Two dozen geneticists found out from a tweet that they might have CORONAVIRUS….">…. Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00861-4 Scientists exposed to COVID-19 are a striking example of US authorities failing to test people and notify their contacts, a cornerstone of outbreak response. Plus: understanding how many covert CORONAVIRUS cases might be unwittingly infecting others and the Turing Awards goes to Toy Story graphics wizards.

Ref. nr. 4952 ….. <>corona ….. CORONApod: "Test, test, test!"….">…. Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00864-1 If testing and contact tracing are key to controlling the CORONAVIRUS outbreak, why aren't they being done around the world?

Ref. nr. 4951 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS latest news: China reports no new local cases….">…. The latest CORONAVIRUS news updated every day including CORONAVIRUS cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the COVID-19 pandemic

Ref. nr. 4950 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS latest news: UK government to pay up to 80% of wages….">…. The latest CORONAVIRUS news updated every day including CORONAVIRUS cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the COVID-19 pandemic

Ref. nr. 4949 ….. <>corona ….. Even the 'best science' doesn't have the final word on COVID-19….">…. Models of what impact interventions will have on the new CORONAVIRUS's spread are imperfect, so factors other than the science play an important role too, says David Adam

Ref. nr. 4948 ….. <>corona ….. Google may help UK officials track CORONAVIRUS social distancing….">…. Google is in talks with the UK government to see how it can share aggregated and anonymised location data from its apps to show whether CORONAVIRUS social distancing measures are working

Ref. nr. 4947 ….. <>corona ….. To fight the CORONAVIRUS pandemic effectively we need lots more data….">…. Evidence from China suggests the way to get on top of the COVID-19 outbreak is through rapid testing, isolation and quarantine rather than lockdowns and big travel restrictions

Ref. nr. 4946 ….. <>corona ….. We're beginning to understand the biology of the COVID-19 VIRUS….">…. Scientists are working around the clock to understand the biology of the COVID-19 VIRUS and how it infects human cells, which will help us design treatments to stop it

Ref. nr. 4945 ….. <>corona ….. There May Not Be Enough Well-Trained Workers To Clean Up Where CORONAVIRUS Has Been….">…. Industry experts are asking whether there are enough trained workers in the cleaning business who can help stop the CORONAVIRUS from spreading. (Image credit: Callum Borchers/WBUR)

Ref. nr. 4944 ….. <>corona ….. Roundup: The Latest On CORONAVIRUS In The United States….">…. A panel of NPR correspondents discusses the latest developments around the CORONAVIRUS epidemic, including updates about drugs, testing, medical supplies, economic impact and unemployment relief.

Ref. nr. 4943 ….. <>corona ….. How Genetic Mapping Is Allowing Scientists To Track The Spread Of CORONAVIRUS….">…. Scientists are using genetic sequences of the CORONAVIRUS to learn where and how it is spreading. The approach relies on technology that didn't exist just a few years ago.

Ref. nr. 4942 ….. <>corona ….. The Latest Developments Around Federal CORONAVIRUS Response….">…. NPR economics, politics and science correspondents relay the latest federal developments in the CORONAVIRUS pandemic.

Ref. nr. 4941 ….. <>corona ….. Former Federal Health, Science And Economic Officials On Government Epidemic Response….">…. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Tara O'Toole — three former government officials — about the federal government's response to the CORONAVIRUS.

Ref. nr. 4940 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS FAQs: Can I Go Running? Is Food Shopping Too Risky? What's Herd Immunity?….">…. Each week we're answering pressing questions about the CORONAVIRUS pandemic. This week the topics range from outdoor exercise to ibuprofen. (Image credit: Chesnot/Getty Images)

Ref. nr. 4939 ….. <>corona ….. Do You Get Immunity After Recovering From A Case Of CORONAVIRUS?….">…. The hope is that a person who's recovered from COVID-19 would have some protection against re-infection in the future. Here's what researchers do — and don't — know. (Image credit: Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images)

Ref. nr. 4938 ….. <>corona ….. Concerned About Taking Ibuprofen For CORONAVIRUS Symptoms? Here's What Experts Say….">…. The World Health Organization and other experts say there's no real evidence that patients taking the drug to ease symptoms have negative effects. But for fever, Tylenol is often recommended first. (Image credit: REKINC1980/Getty Images)

Ref. nr. 4937 ….. <>corona ….. People With Mild Symptoms Can Spread CORONAVIRUS, European Researchers Warn….">…. In Europe, with cases on the rise, researchers are learning more about the spread of the disease. For one, people experiencing mild symptoms appear to be able to spread the VIRUS easily. (Image credit: Yuriko Nakao/Getty Images)

Ref. nr. 4936 ….. <>corona ….. A Promising Treatment for CORONAVIRUS Fails….">…. Researchers had hoped that antiviral drugs would help patients, but a new study from China said that one antiviral drug combination didn't work.

Ref. nr. 4935 ….. <>corona ….. Need a CORONAVIRUS Test? Being Rich and Famous May Help….">…. A shortage in testing has left sick people and health care workers around the U.S. without answers. Yet the list of celebrity patients grows every day, raising questions about privileged access.

Ref. nr. 4934 ….. <>corona ….. China Hits a CORONAVIRUS Milestone: No New Local Infections….">…. All of the new cases reported on Thursday involved people who had come to China from elsewhere, the government said.

Ref. nr. 4933 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS Halts Street Protests, but Climate Activists Have a Plan….">…. With elections in the United States and key summit talks this year, organizers are working to keep climate change on the public agenda.

Ref. nr. 4932 ….. <>corona ….. With Minimal Evidence, Trump Asks F.D.A. to Study Malaria Drugs for CORONAVIRUS….">…. The use of the existing drugs against the new VIRUS is unproven, and some shortages have already been reported.

Ref. nr. 4931 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS Tests Are Now Free, but Treatment Could Still Cost You….">…. Congress passed legislation covering people's costs for getting tested for the VIRUS, but you could still face high bills for everything else.

Ref. nr. 4930 ….. <>corona ….. They Fled CORONAVIRUS in Europe. Border Agents Asked if They'd Visited China or Iran…..">…. Americans returning from Italy and Spain say border control officials didn't screen them or tell them to isolate themselves.

Ref. nr. 4929 ….. <>corona ….. With Minimal Evidence, Trump Asks F.D.A. to Study Malaria Drugs for CORONAVIRUS….">…. The president cites "tremendous promise" for existing drugs, but their use against the new VIRUS is unproven.

Ref. nr. 4928 ….. <>corona ….. Our Infectious Diseases Reporter on the 'Urgent' Response to the CORONAVIRUS….">…. Donald G. McNeil Jr. writes about what the experts are saying. Here, he answers questions about the pandemic.

Ref. nr. 4927 ….. <>corona ….. You Can Help Break the Chain of Transmission….">…. "Every time each of us stops, or even just delays, an infection is a small victory."

Ref. nr. 4926 ….. <>corona ….. Complacency, Not Panic, Is the Real Danger….">…. Only a small minority of people panic under threat, research shows. Far more don't take the threat seriously enough.

Ref. nr. 4925 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS Delays Work on NASA's Moon Rocket and Capsule….">…. Work will be suspended at two NASA centers, a setback that could end hopes for sending astronauts back to the moon in 2024.

Ref. nr. 4924 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS Live Updates: As VIRUS Spreads Swiftly Worldwide, China Reports Zero New Infections….">…. The White House is seeking $500 billion in direct payments to taxpayers and President Trump invoked a wartime law to press companies to make medical supplies. Britain, bracing for a surge, puts 20,000 troops on standby.

Ref. nr. 4923 ….. <>corona ….. Live CORONAVIRUS Updates and Coverage….">…. As U.S. cases surged past 10,000, doctors pleaded for protective gear and the State Department warned against international travel. Italy's death toll surpassed China's.

Ref. nr. 4922 ….. <>corona ….. How the CORONAVIRUS Crisis May Hinder Efforts to Fight Wildfires….">…. As many firefighters should be preparing for wildfire season, they are grappling with the fact that how they live and work could spread the CORONAVIRUS.

Ref. nr. 4921 ….. <>corona ….. Trump's Embrace of Unproven Drugs to Treat CORONAVIRUS Defies Science….">…. Doctors and patients also worry that the president's rosy outlook for the treatments will exacerbate shortages of old malaria drugs relied on by patients with lupus and other debilitating conditions.

Ref. nr. 4920 ….. <>corona ….. A Different Way to Chart the Spread of CORONAVIRUS….">…. Those skyrocketing curves tell an alarming story. But logarithmic graphs can help reveal when the pandemic begins to slow.

Ref. nr. 4919 ….. <>corona ….. In Italy, CORONAVIRUS Takes a Higher Toll on Men….">…. Being male may be a risk factor for illness, just as being older is, experts say.

Ref. nr. 4918 ….. <>corona ….. As CORONAVIRUS Looms, a Hospital Begins Sterilizing Masks for Reuse….">…. Surgical masks are supposed to be used just once. But doctors in Nebraska are attempting a novel experiment as gear shortages arise.

Ref. nr. 4917 ….. <>corona ….. Young Adults Come to Grips With CORONAVIRUS Health Risks….">…. It can be a serious disease for younger people, and many millennials have chronic physical and mental health conditions.

Ref. nr. 4916 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS May Keep California's Nursing Students From Graduating….">…. As many as 14,000 students may be unable to complete their rotations, making them unavailable to help.

Ref. nr. 4915 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS Test: What My Experience Was Like….">…. Here are some of the experiences and bits of advice from those who have been able to get tested.

Ref. nr. 4914 ….. <>corona ….. 'None of Us Have a Fear of CORONA': The Faithful at an Outbreak's Center….">…. A gathering of 16,000 at a Malaysian mosque became the pandemic's largest known vector in Southeast Asia, spreading the CORONAVIRUS to half a dozen countries.

Ref. nr. 4913 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS Live Updates: In California, 40 Million Ordered to Stay Home….">…. The governor of California banned gatherings and nonessential businesses closed. In Texas, the authorities closed schools and banned dining at restaurants. Overseas, the VIRUS has killed more people in Italy than in China.

Ref. nr. 4912 ….. <>corona ….. Live CORONAVIRUS News, Updates and Coverage….">…. New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois were preparing to follow the lead set by California and New York in telling people to stay mostly inside. The Federal Reserve moved to backstop municipal money market funds, and the U.S. was set to close borders with Mexico and Canada.

Ref. nr. 4911 ….. <>corona ….. Can't Get Tested? Maybe You're in the Wrong Country….">…. Decisions and blunders made months ago have caused testing disparities worldwide. The science, it turns out, was the easy part.

Ref. nr. 4910 ….. <>corona ….. Can't Get Tested for COVID-19? Maybe You're in the Wrong Country….">…. Decisions and blunders made months ago have caused testing disparities worldwide. The science, it turns out, was the easy part.

Ref. nr. 4909 ….. <>corona ….. Influenza hemagglutinin drives viral entry via two sequential intramembrane mechanisms [Biophysics and Computational Biology]….">…. Enveloped VIRUSes enter cells via a process of membrane fusion between the viral envelope and a cellular membrane. For influenza VIRUS, mutational data have shown that the membrane-inserted portions of the hemagglutinin protein play a critical role in achieving fusion. In contrast to the relatively well-understood ectodomain, a predictive mechanistic…

Ref. nr. 4908 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS endoribonuclease targets viral polyuridine sequences to evade activating host sensors [Microbiology]….">…. CORONAVIRUSes (CoVs) are positive-sense RNA VIRUSes that can emerge from endemic reservoirs and infect zoonotically, causing significant morbidity and mortality. CoVs encode an endoribonuclease designated EndoU that facilitates evasion of host pattern recognition receptor MDA5, but the target of EndoU activity was not known. Here, we report that EndoU cleaves…

Ref. nr. 4907 ….. <>corona ….. Social distancing is a no-brainer when you're already isolated in nature….">…. Seeking a little solitude is a good thing. (John Hafner/) This story originally featured on Outdoor Life . COVID-19 is here, and we must stay away from each other. Those of us who can are working from home and avoiding public spaces. In our spare time, we're obsessively scrolling through news updates and social media posts. Yes, it's wise to follow the important news in your neighborhood, but the

Ref. nr. 4906 ….. <>corona ….. How to stop touching your face….">…. Stop touching your face, Uncle Bill! Do you want to get CORONAVIRUS? Brian Keith was always touching his face to show irritation, deep thought, resignation, exasperation, and various other emotions. He'd be having a hard time right now. #touchingyourface #familyaffair #classictv — Michael's TV Tray (@michaelstvtray) March 7, 2020

Ref. nr. 4905 ….. <>corona ….. Why Toilet Paper?….">….

Ref. nr. 4904 ….. <>corona ….. Sheriff: Tesla not an 'essential business,' factory must obey CORONAVIRUS shutdown order….">….

Ref. nr. 4903 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS to force permanently tougher climate emissions limits on airlines….">….

Ref. nr. 4902 ….. <>corona ….. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees to meet opposition leaders to discuss introducing Universal Basic Income….">….

Ref. nr. 4901 ….. <>corona ….. UK company creates 15 minute portable CORONAVIRUS test….">….

Ref. nr. 4900 ….. <>corona ….. Police Are Using Drones to Yell at People for Being Outside….">….

Ref. nr. 4899 ….. <>corona ….. How the CORONAVIRUS Might Kickstart the 21st Century – In the pandemic's wake, we'll learn, work, and live more online than ever…..">….

Ref. nr. 4898 ….. <>corona ….. U.S. government, tech industry discussing ways to harness location data to combat CORONAVIRUS….">….

Ref. nr. 4897 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS shutdowns have unintended climate benefits: cleaner air, clearer water – "I think there are some big-picture lessons here that could be very useful," one scientist said…..">….

Ref. nr. 4896 ….. <>corona ….. "Hello, you were near a CORONA patient": Israel's ministry of health has begun sending text messages to people whose phone's GPS placed them near a confirmed CORONAVIRUS patient, ordering them into quarantine….">….

Ref. nr. 4895 ….. <>corona ….. People Are Trying to Make DIY Ventilators to Meet CORONAVIRUS Demand….">….

Ref. nr. 4894 ….. <>corona ….. How VIRUSes Mimic Human Behaviour….">…. A VIRUS, as we all know, consumes its host. It makes safe harbor inside the host and begins to multiply and multiply at the host's expense. Gradually, the host falls ill and weakens. Though the host has its own natural defenses against the VIRUS, some VIRUSes are strong enough to override such defenses. So, lacking medical intervention, the host dies, taking the VIRUS with it. But the VIRUS never

Ref. nr. 4893 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS: China's tech fights back….">….

Ref. nr. 4892 ….. <>corona ….. As of 2020, the Doomsday clock now reads 100 seconds to midnight—the closest it has ever been. The most recent update was made without factoring in the CORONAVIRUS crisis…..">….

Ref. nr. 4891 ….. <>corona ….. The world's fastest supercomputer identified 77 chemicals that could stop CORONAVIRUS from spreading, a crucial step toward a vaccine….">….

Ref. nr. 4890 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought….">….

Ref. nr. 4889 ….. <>corona ….. Supercomputer finds chemicals that could form COVID-19 vaccine….">….

Ref. nr. 4888 ….. <>corona ….. Has COVID-19 given us a taste of mid-automation future?….">…. At the moment, a lot of people aren't allowed to work because of quarantine stuff, so we've been seeing some interesting dynamics form. First, many governments are instituting unemployment benefits for those who aren't allowed to work at their jobs. Second, similar bills representing pre-UBI are being seriously considered in more conservative countries like the US and Australia. Under normal circ

Ref. nr. 4887 ….. <>corona ….. Not all of us have supercomputers, but you can donate your free computing time to to research CORONAVIRUS vaccinations with distributed computing Stanford research project….">….

Ref. nr. 4886 ….. <>corona ….. Thousands of These Computers Were Mining Cryptocurrency. Now They're Working on CORONAVIRUS Research….">….

Ref. nr. 4885 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS Will Change the World Permanently. Here's How. – A crisis on this scale can reorder society in dramatic ways, for better or worse. Here are 34 big thinkers' predictions for what's to come…..">….

Ref. nr. 4884 ….. <>corona ….. How COVID-19 will push for an even more aggressive automation….">….

Ref. nr. 4883 ….. <>corona ….. Try universal basic income now, NYC: Andrew Yang says CORONAVIRUS makes the city an ideal testing ground for a bold idea….">….

Ref. nr. 4882 ….. <>corona ….. Andrew Yang's Non-Profit Humanity Forward is providing direct installments for COVID-19 Relief….">….

Ref. nr. 4881 ….. <>corona ….. Surge in China's demand for holographic elevator buttons….">….

Ref. nr. 4880 ….. <>corona ….. Over 170 MPs and Lords call for universal basic income during CORONAVIRUS pandemic….">….

Ref. nr. 4879 ….. <>corona ….. How to manage cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic….">…. Experts share lessons learned from early experiences treating people with cancer during COVID-19 outbreak.

Ref. nr. 4878 ….. <>corona ….. Could disease pathogens be the dark matter behind Alzheimer's disease?….">…. Researchers discuss the idea that bacteria, VIRUSes or other infectious pathogens may play a role in Alzheimer's disease.

Ref. nr. 4877 ….. <>corona ….. New COVID-19 info for gastroenterologists and patients….">…. An article outlines key information gastroenterologists and patients with chronic digestive conditions need to know about COVID-19, or CORONAVIRUS.

Ref. nr. 4876 ….. <>corona ….. Public health leadership paramount to emerging CORONAVIRUS pandemic….">…. In the 1960s, public health officials led the US and worldwide efforts that resulted in smallpox becoming the first human disease ever eradicated from the face of the earth. Researchers say appropriate concerns and not fear should play a major role in the emerging CORONAVIRUS pandemic, and public health efforts should focus on public health issues, not political or economic considerations.

Ref. nr. 4875 ….. <>corona ….. Understanding how COVID-19 affects children vital to slowing pandemic, doctors say….">…. Though COVID-19 so far appears to be largely sparing children, researchers are cautioning that it is critical to understand how the VIRUS affects kids to model the pandemic accurately, limit the disease's spread and ensure the youngest patients get the care they need.

Ref. nr. 4874 ….. <>corona ….. Bone analyses tell about kitchen utensils in the Middle Ages….">…. Who in the Middle Ages cooked their dinner in copper pots? And where did they do it? Such information can be revealed by chemical analyses of human bones.

Ref. nr. 4873 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS testing kits to be developed using RNA imaging technology….">…. Researchers will use a pioneering imaging technology — called Mango, for its bright color — to develop CORONAVIRUS testing kits.

Ref. nr. 4872 ….. <>corona ….. How and where to allocate stockpiled ventilators during a pandemic….">…. Key factors must be taken into account in determining the need for and allocation of scarce ventilators during a severe pandemic, especially one causing respiratory illness.

Ref. nr. 4871 ….. <>corona ….. Study reveals how long COVID-19 remains infectious on cardboard, metal and plastic….">…. The VIRUS that causes COVID-19 remains for several hours to days on surfaces and in aerosols, a new scientific study has found. The study suggests that people may acquire the CORONAVIRUS through the air and after touching contaminated objects.

Ref. nr. 4870 ….. <>corona ….. Amid CORONAVIRUS shutdowns, some grad students feel pressure to report to their labs….">…. Evolving university policies sow confusion

Ref. nr. 4869 ….. <>corona ….. Fetal tissue ban blocks study of potential CORONAVIRUS therapies….">…. NIH researcher asks for relief from restrictions imposed last year

Ref. nr. 4868 ….. <>corona ….. New blood tests for antibodies could show true scale of CORONAviurs pandemic….">…. Large-scale testing of populations should reveal those who cleared VIRUS without knowing they were infected

Ref. nr. 4867 ….. <>corona ….. Universities urge U.S. leaders to boost science budgets by 15%, ease rules to cope with pandemic….">…. Academic scientists plead for help to both conquer COVID-19 and limit its damage

Ref. nr. 4866 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS Vaccines: Five Key Questions as Trials Begin….">…. Some experts warn that accelerated testing will involve risky trade-offs

Ref. nr. 4865 ….. <>corona ….. Covert CORONAVIRUS Infections Could Be Seeding New Outbreaks….">…. Scientists are rushing to estimate the proportion of people with mild or no symptoms who could be spreading the pathogen

Ref. nr. 4864 ….. <>corona ….. Democrats Want to Include Climate Action in CORONAVIRUS Aid….">…. The two main proposals are for airlines to reduce carbon emissions and to extend clean-tech tax credits

Ref. nr. 4863 ….. <>corona ….. How COVID-19 Drug Hunters Spot VIRUS-Fighting Compounds….">…. A big project looks at "doorways" the CORONAVIRUS uses to get into cells—and finds drugs that could block them

Ref. nr. 4862 ….. <>corona ….. How to Triage Patients Who Need Intensive Care….">…. A new computer model analyzes when to admit people to intensive care units—and when to move them out—which could help doctors handle the CORONAVIRUS surge

Ref. nr. 4861 ….. <>corona ….. Larry Brilliant Helped to Eradicate Smallpox–and He Has Advice for COVID-19….">…. The doctor's firsthand experience with epidemics gives him a unique view of our current health crisis

Ref. nr. 4860 ….. <>corona ….. Near Real-Time Studies Look for Behavioral Measures Vital to Stopping CORONAVIRUS….">…. The goal is to identify the best means of encouraging individuals to change the way they live. Young people may need more convincing

Ref. nr. 4859 ….. <>corona ….. COVID-19: The Wildlife Trade and Human Disease….">…. Christian Walzer, executive director of global health at the Wildlife Conservation Society, talks about how the wildlife trade, especially for human consumption, can lead to disease outbreaks.

Ref. nr. 4858 ….. <>corona ….. David Quammen: How Animal Infections Spill Over to Humans….">…. In this 2012 interview, David Quammen talks about his book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, which is highly relevant to the emergence of the CORONAVIRUS that has changed our…

Ref. nr. 4857 ….. <>corona ….. How Scientists Are Keeping Irreplaceable Research Going During the COVID-19 Pandemic….">…. The outbreak, and the travel bans and fears that come with it, have endangered long-running research projects

Ref. nr. 4856 ….. <>corona ….. Why Warmer Weather Probably Won't Stop COVID-19….">…. Yes, most infectious diseases are seasonal. But waiting for COVID-19 to wane on its own is a bad idea

Ref. nr. 4855 ….. <>corona ….. Forskargrupp: Så många kan hamna i intensivvård….">…. Ta efter Kina och minska alla sociala kontakter till ett minimum annars riskerar tusentals svenskar behöva intensivvård till sommaren. Det är slutsatserna i en rapport om det nya CORONAVIRUSet som släpps idag.

Ref. nr. 4854 ….. <>corona ….. Italienska forskare: "VIRUSet kan smitta även utan symptom"….">…. Enligt en italiensk rapport uppges fler än 50 procent av de som smittats med COVID-19 i en by utanför Venedig ha inga eller diffusa symptom.

Ref. nr. 4853 ….. <>corona ….. Olika strategier för att hantera CORONAVIRUSet….">…. En ny brittisk studie målar upp två olika scenarier för att hantera smittspridningen av CORONAVIRUSet. Det ena alternativet innebär total nedstängning av funktioner i samhället, medan det andra handlar om att försöka plana ut smittspridningen. Studien har fått Storbritanniens regering att agera, men huruvida vilken väg som är rätt att gå väcker debatt.

Ref. nr. 4852 ….. <>corona ….. Här testas det första vaccinet mot CORONA….">…. Sedan januari har det amerikanska läkemedelsbolaget Moderna tillsammans med den amerikanska staten arbetat för att ta fram ett första vaccin mot CORONAVIRUSet.

Ref. nr. 4851 ….. <>corona ….. Tegnell dömer ut italiensk forskning om symptomfria smittbärare….">…. I en italiensk studie visade sig över 50 procent av de som testats positivt för det nya CORONAVIRUSet ha inga eller diffusa symptom. Men statsepidemiolog Anders Tegnell håller fast vid sin linje: bara vissa grupper ska testas för VIRUSet i Sverige.

Ref. nr. 4850 ….. <>corona ….. Tune in to episode 2 of Radio CORONA with Azeem Azhar….">

Ref. nr. 4849 ….. <>corona ….. Warmer weather could slow the spread of the CORONAVIRUS….">…. Several initial analyses of transmission data suggest the pandemic could ease up in summer. But that may not be enough.

Ref. nr. 4848 ….. <>corona ….. Wuhan reported no new CORONAVIRUS cases today for the first time….">…. All of the new cases yesterday were imported, Chinese officials said.

Ref. nr. 4847 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS is forcing fans of Bitcoin to realize it's not a "safe haven" after all….">…. The latest economic downturn has exposed the 10-year-old cryptocurrency as just another financial asset. For now.

Ref. nr. 4846 ….. <>corona ….. Your biggest questions about CORONAVIRUS, answered….">…. Battling the spread of COVID-19 is going to be a long-haul effort. Here's what you asked us.

Ref. nr. 4845 ….. <>corona ….. The CORONAVIRUS pandemic is a game changer for mental health care….">…. Regulatory changes and anxiety heightened by isolation are leading to a boom in use of mental health apps and teletherapy—but are they good enough?

Ref. nr. 4844 ….. <>corona ….. The UK could face a year of social distancing….">…. The UK government has just released the scientific advice that's been shaping its response to the CORONAVIRUS pandemic.

Ref. nr. 4843 ….. <>corona ….. 10 Perfect Films to Watch While Stuck at Home….">…. As the days spent in social isolation drag on, the utility of all the subscription-based streaming services available online and through your TV only grows—and so does the difficulty of deciding how to use them. If you, like me , are having trouble figuring out what to watch during these overwhelming times, I'm here to help. There are troves of great films available on every app, even if some of

Ref. nr. 4842 ….. <>corona ….. The Utter Weirdness of Small Talk in a Pandemic….">…. On Tuesday evening, the actor Katey Sagal—star of Married … With Children and Sons of Anarchy —sent a very simple tweet to her half-million followers: "Checking in with everyone. How are you doing?" The replies to her question were revealing. "Scared, anxious, stressed coated in a thin layer of hope," went one. "Doing fine 😊hoping that this nightmare will be over soon though," went another. One

Ref. nr. 4841 ….. <>corona ….. A Quick Guide to Streaming Movies While in Quarantine….">…. A week ago, it made sense to watch Outbreak . The film sat in my Netflix queue, among the most-watched movies of the week according to the app; what better preparation for weeks of social distancing due to the CORONAVIRUS pandemic? Outbreak was a cable classic of my youth, with serious stars, satisfying procedure, and a happy ending that's a little too neat . It's perfect for streaming in the bac

Ref. nr. 4840 ….. <>corona ….. Pop Music's Version of Life Doesn't Exist Anymore….">…. Throughout the first months of the year, when c oronaVIRUS was just a keyword in headlines of articles I mostly didn't read, the music in my headphones celebrated the pleasure of human contact. At the top of my personal pop playlist for 2020 is a mind-blowing dance song, " Sweat (Sophie Remix)," by the producer Sonikku and the vocalist Liz , which tells of a party so hot that sweat drips off the

Ref. nr. 4839 ….. <>corona ….. COVID-19 Is Upending Parents' Birth Plans….">…. Every birth of a human baby is difficult—difficult to prepare for, difficult to execute, difficult to adjust to afterward. Living under lockdown conditions while a pandemic encircles the globe is also difficult, logistically as well as psychologically. At this very moment, hundreds of thousands of pregnant Americans are preparing to do both of those things at the same time. Each day in the United

Ref. nr. 4838 ….. <>corona ….. Who Will Run the Soup Kitchens?….">…. Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the CORONAVIRUS available to all readers. Find the collection here . Volunteers describe the Rainier Popup Kitchen not as a provider of homeless services, but as "neighbors feeding neighbors." For the past three years, they've hosted a family-style Sunday lunch, open to all comers, in a parking lot just south of downtown Seattle. While they

Ref. nr. 4837 ….. <>corona ….. Exclusive: Amazon Confirms First Known CORONAVIRUS Case in an American Warehouse….">…. Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Queens, New York, received a text Wednesday evening that they long feared might come: "We're writing to let you know that a positive case of the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) was found at our facility today." This is the realization of a major threat to Amazon's operations. Millions of people across the nation are cloistered inside their homes, many of them relying on t

Ref. nr. 4836 ….. <>corona ….. Social Distance: 'Dear Therapist' on Staying Sane….">…. On The Atlantic 's new daily(-ish) podcast, Lori Gottlieb of "Dear Therapist" has guidance for Dr. James Hamblin and Katherine Wells on how to stay sane. She gives tips on managing anxiety and talking to family members about the crisis. Recorded at 2 p.m. ET on March 18, 2020. Listen to the episode here: Subscribe to Social Distance on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , or other podcast platforms to rece

Ref. nr. 4835 ….. <>corona ….. What You're Feeling Is Plague Dread….">…. Woods / Getty Fourteen days ago, my world began to shrink down to nearly nothing. That evening was the last time I left the office and rode the subway back to Brooklyn. Three days later, I walked to a restaurant with friends and then got my hair colored nearby, two luxuries that felt intolerably risky even the next day. Five days after that, I planned what I hoped would be my last trip t

Ref. nr. 4834 ….. <>corona ….. Social Distance: When It's Illegal to Leave Home….">…. On the newest episode of Social Distance, Jeffrey Goldberg and Anne Applebaum take stock of upheaval in Europe and new restrictions on travel and movement across the world. Listen to the episode here: Subscribe to Social Distance on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , or other podcast platforms to receive new episodes as soon as they're published. Some highlights from the conversation: Jeffrey Goldberg :

Ref. nr. 4833 ….. <>corona ….. The Damage That 'America First' Has Done….">…. The National Security Strategy that President Donald Trump published during his first year in office describes an "America First foreign policy in action." In an introductory message, the president declares, "We are prioritizing the interests of our citizens and protecting our sovereign rights as a nation." He insists that "'America First' is not America alone." His national security adviser and

Ref. nr. 4832 ….. <>corona ….. As Usual, Americans Must Go it Alone….">…. The novel CORONAVIRUS is forcing Americans to go it alone. This is happening in a shockingly literal way, as families scatter and freeze and shelter in place. And it is happening in a structural way too: When calamity hits, Americans tend to face the shock by themselves. Americans are no less susceptible to disease, joblessness, and family changes than their peers in rich nations, but they are ma

Ref. nr. 4831 ….. <>corona ….. China Is Avoiding Blame by Trolling the World….">…. The evidence of China's deliberate cover-up of the CORONAVIRUS outbreak in Wuhan is a matter of public record. In suppressing information about the VIRUS, doing little to contain it, and allowing it to spread unchecked in the crucial early days and weeks, the regime imperiled not only its own country and its own citizens but also the more than 100 nations now facing their own potentially devastat

Ref. nr. 4830 ….. <>corona ….. An Invitation to Corruption….">…. This week, ProPublica and the Daily Beast reported that members of Congress sold equities after receiving briefings on the dangers of the novel CORONAVIRUS. The sales came before a global financial panic slashed stock prices around the world, and before the American public was broadly cognizant of the scale and danger of the VIRUS. Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Com

Ref. nr. 4829 ….. <>corona ….. The CORONAVIRUS Will Be a Catastrophe for the Poor….">…. When the 1918 influenza pandemic ripped through the United States, inequality took its revenge. In the decade just before the outbreak, Progressives had worked tirelessly to narrow the gap between rich and poor that had blown wide open in the Gilded Age. They took on monopoly power with the Federal Trade Commission, ratified a federal income-tax amendment, and gave federal workers a form of disab

Ref. nr. 4828 ….. <>corona ….. How to Solve the Fixed-Costs Crisis….">…. Congress is working to craft an economic response to COVID-19 with admirable speed, open-mindedness, and focus on the specific goal of alleviating economic hardship. As the idea of sending immediate cash payments to households appears to be generating broad-based consensus, congressional attention is turning to the question of how best to assist businesses paralyzed for the sake of public health.

Ref. nr. 4827 ….. <>corona ….. Donald Trump's Cult of Personality Did This….">…. The president of the United States is a menace to public health. I don't mean that I disagree with him on policy, although I do. I don't mean that I abhor the president's expressed bigotry toward religious and ethnic minorities , although that is also true. I am not referring to Donald Trump's efforts to c orrupt the Justice Department , shield his criminal associates from legal peril, or funnel

Ref. nr. 4826 ….. <>corona ….. Where Are the Masks?….">…. "I t's like going to war with a butter knife." That's the description one physician in New York City offered for how he and his colleagues are trying to suppress the CORONAVIRUS, even as they deal with dwindling stocks of health-care supplies and personal protective equipment. Over the past two days, I've talked with 22 health-care professionals, almost all of whom used metaphors and analogies us

Ref. nr. 4825 ….. <>corona ….. How a Fragmented Country Fights a Pandemic….">…. Over the past week, Americans have seen a sudden, dizzying variety of social-distancing measures ordered by mayors, county officials, and state governors. For better or worse, the nation's defense against pandemics depends on such local decision making. This is because the unique system of federalism in the U.S. makes it one of the most decentralized public-health systems in the world . The U.S.

Ref. nr. 4824 ….. <>corona ….. This Is How We Can Beat the CORONAVIRUS….">…. While many watched the CORONAVIRUS spread across the globe with disinterest for months, in the last week, most of us have finally realized it will disrupt our way of life. A recent analysis from Imperial College is now making some Americans, including many experts , panic. The report projects that 2.2 million people could die in the United States. But the analysis also provides reason for hope—su

Ref. nr. 4823 ….. <>corona ….. What Americans Are Doing Now Is Beautiful….">…. The worry and unease about COVID-19 feels so inescapable that Americans can easily miss the sheer beauty of what is unfolding across the country right now. Yes, we are approaching errands that were routine just a week ago—to the hardware store or the grocery store—with the same wariness that we might bring to an Arctic exploration. Yet if we take a step back from the panic-buying of toilet paper,

Ref. nr. 4822 ….. <>corona ….. This Is Not a Recession. It's an Ice Age…..">…. We can't say we're in a recession yet, at least not formally. A committee decides these things— no, really . The government generally adopts the view that a contraction is not a recession unless economic activity has declined over two quarters. But we're in a recession and everyone knows it. And what we're experiencing is so much more than that: a black swan, a financial war, a plague. Maybe thin

Ref. nr. 4821 ….. <>corona ….. The Modern Supply Chain Is Snapping….">…. W hen President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act yesterday, it was telling in two respects. First, it showed that the full force of the federal government will be brought to bear in the manufacturing of vital medical supplies. Second, it underlined what has already become clear: The way our modern supply chain is built is incredibly fragile. For Doug Watkins, that was obvious sever

Ref. nr. 4820 ….. <>corona ….. What Should We Know About the President's Health?….">…. Regardless of who wins the Democratic primary, the 2020 presidential election will feature two septuagenarian candidates, either of whom, if elected, would be the oldest person ever sworn in to office. It's hardly surprising, then, that voters want more information about the candidates' health, especially as the CORONAVIRUS rips across the country and presents an outsize threat to older people a

Ref. nr. 4819 ….. <>corona ….. Democracies Must Learn to Work From Home….">…. When it comes to guiding their country through a pandemic, many world leaders have led by example. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demonstrated hand-washing . German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested alternative ways of greeting others . Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went into voluntary self-isolation after his wife tested positive for the CORONAVIRUS. But as the severity of the ou

Ref. nr. 4818 ….. <>corona ….. How the CORONAVIRUS Will Send Us Back to the 1950s….">…. Enough already. When people try to be cheerful about social distancing and working from home, noting that William Shakespeare and Isaac Newton did some of their best work while England was ravaged by the plague, there is an obvious response: Neither of them had child-care responsibilities. Shakespeare spent most of his career in London, where the theaters were, while his family lived in Stratford

Ref. nr. 4817 ….. <>corona ….. The Atlantic Daily: The People who Still Aren't Taking This Seriously….">…. Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox . The NIH director warns that we're on an " exponential curve ," one that could place us "only about eight days behind Italy." So why are people still going out? And how can you convince them not t

Ref. nr. 4816 ….. <>corona ….. The Atlantic Daily: How to Manage Your CORONAVIRUS Anxiety….">…. THE ATLANTIC Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox . We're calling it plague dread . It's that feeling that seems so inescapable right now, that sense of foreboding mixed with terror and boredom. As Amanda Mull put it: "For many, all t

Ref. nr. 4815 ….. <>corona ….. 2020 Time Capsule #6: The Press Conference….">…. These things were notable about yesterday's installment of what has become the regular daily White House briefing on the CORONAVIRUS pandemic: That it happened at all . Early last year, Donald Trump directed Sarah Huckabee Sanders, then his press secretary, to stop conducting daily press briefings, which had been routine for press secretaries for decades. Sanders held her last briefing a little m

Ref. nr. 4814 ….. <>corona ….. Photos of the Week: Social Distancing, Hurdle Race, Masked Tango….">…. CORONAVIRUS-prevention measures around the world, online yoga in Brazil, farm-horse racing in Japan, a glass sculpture of the CORONAVIRUS in England, disinfecting Jordan's city of Petra, drive-through COVID-19 testing in Seattle, empty beaches in Florida, spring blooms in France, and much more

Ref. nr. 4813 ….. <>corona ….. The Billionaires Calvary Isn't Coming….">…. I n the comparatively halcyon days of mid-February, NBC's Chuck Todd asked the world's ninth-wealthiest man, the multi-billionaire Michael Bloomberg, perhaps the most biting personal question of the Democratic-primary season. "Mayor Bloomberg," the moderator asked during a debate in Las Vegas, "should you exist?" Todd wasn't suggesting that the 78-year-old former New York mayor, then a presidenti

Ref. nr. 4812 ….. <>corona ….. The Pandemic Could Change How Americans View Government….">…. travelview / Shutterstock / The Atlantic The economic fallout is here. As a result of the CORONAVIRUS pandemic, Americans are losing their jobs , watching small businesses around them close up shop, and fretting about their retirement savings. It's a bleak scenario that has lawmakers scrambling to soften the blow: Yesterday, Congress passed a relief package that temporarily mandates paid sick and

Ref. nr. 4811 ….. <>corona ….. The Ticket: Senator Sherrod Brown on the CORONAVIRUS Chaos….">…. For Senator Sherrod Brown, getting Washington to focus on his central cause, which he calls "the dignity of work," was hard enough before the current crisis. Now, like everyone else in Congress, the Ohio Democrat is rushing to figure out what exactly the government should do to help the millions of Americans who could lose their jobs in the days and weeks ahead. Brown has made a career out of bei

Ref. nr. 4810 ….. <>corona ….. Red and Blue America Aren't Experiencing the Same Pandemic….">…. Updated on March 20, 2020 at 12:20 p.m. ET Even a disease as far-reaching as the CORONAVIRUS hasn't entirely crossed the chasm between red and blue America. In several key respects, the outbreak's early stages are unfolding very differently in Republican- and Democratic-leaning parts of the country. That disconnect is already shaping, even distorting, the nation's response to this unprecedented c

Ref. nr. 4809 ….. <>corona ….. Katie Porter Is Tired Too….">…. When I called Katie Porter on Tuesday afternoon, she was fixing lunch. "Apologies if you hear banging in the background," the 46-year-old congresswoman told me when she answered the phone. She chuckled as she began to chop something—zucchini, I would later learn. "Three meals a day here! We're gettin' three squares." Porter left Washington, D.C., and returned to her Orange County, California, hom

Ref. nr. 4808 ….. <>corona ….. The Atlantic Politics Daily: A Mid-Apocalyptic Democratic Primary Night….">…. It's Wednesday, March 18. In today's newsletter: What do Biden's past presidential runs tell us about this one? Plus: The CORONAVIRUS warning signs that the country missed. * « TODAY IN POLITICS » Joe Biden in the Dirksen Senate Office Building after announcing his candidacy for president in Wilmington, Delaware, on June 9, 1987. (MARK REINSTEIN / MEDIAPUNCH / IPX) A Primary Night in the Middle o

Ref. nr. 4807 ….. <>corona ….. The Stockpile of Food in My Garage….">…. Yale Joel / The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty On a metal storage shelf in the corner of my garage, dozens of multi-liter cans sit stacked on top of one another. They are filled with dehydrated carrots and pinto beans; wheat, oats, and powdered milk—enough food, at least in theory, to keep me, my wife, and our three kids fed for several weeks in the event of an emergency. I am not a doomsday pre

Ref. nr. 4806 ….. <>corona ….. The Atlantic Politics Daily: Where Are the Billionaires?….">…. It's Thursday, March 19. Tulsi Gabbard drops out. Congress rushes to finalize a $1 trillion rescue package to help families and shore up the U.S. economy. In today's newsletter: Where are the billionaires now? Plus: Catching up with a congresswoman during the pandemic. * « TODAY IN POLITICS » (DIA DIPASUPIL / SPENCER PLATT / ANADOLU AGENCY / VCG / GETTY / THE ATLANTIC ) Remember when Michael Bloo

Ref. nr. 4805 ….. <>corona ….. Why the CORONAVIRUS Has Been So Successful….">…. One of the few mercies during this crisis is that, by their nature, individual CORONAVIRUSes are easily destroyed. Each VIRUS particle consists of a small set of genes, enclosed by a sphere of fatty lipid molecules, and because lipid shells are easily torn apart by soap, 20 seconds of thorough hand-washing can take one down. Lipid shells are also vulnerable to the elements; a recent study shows t

Ref. nr. 4804 ….. <>corona ….. When the Checkpoints Come….">…. "We slept in what had once been the gymnasium." The first line of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is pregnant with the novella's whole plot, wherein a military dictatorship turns fertile women into sex slaves. When authoritarian control descends in fiction, it often does so like this, through narrative retrospect. From the vantage point of the future, the past's mundane trifles become newly

Ref. nr. 4803 ….. <>corona ….. The Art of Comedy in Quarantine….">…. As China enters its eighth week in quarantine, citizens across the country are seeking new ways to amuse themselves. As a result, activity in TikTok has skyrocketed—particularly when it comes to comedy. In a new documentary, Jesse Appell, an American comedian who studied Chinese comedy, demonstrates how TikTok is bringing an entire nation together during a difficult time. Violet Wang, a Chinese c

Ref. nr. 4802 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS has made things crazy and scary and they were already crazy and scary before! | First Dog on the Moon….">…. Oh my goodness this VIRUS seems to be all anyone talks about Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading…

Ref. nr. 4801 ….. <>corona ….. I'm the head of a medical school. But doctors like me are going back to the frontline | David Lomas….">…. It will be tough, but this is what medical staff are trained to do. Now is our time to step up See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage There has been a lot of public debate over the last few weeks over the role scientists are playing during the CORONAVIRUS crisis. In the space of just a few weeks, the likes of Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, and Patrick Vallance, the government's chief

Ref. nr. 4800 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS is a political problem, not just a health problem. Remember that when you vote | Kelly Candaele….">…. There's a connection between America's lack of commitment to collective wellbeing and the social disaster we suffer in times of crisis I don't know if I have had the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). What I do know is that I developed pneumonia two weeks after returning to Los Angeles in early February from a visit with my wife's family in northern Italy. Related: Italy records its deadliest day of CORONAv

Ref. nr. 4799 ….. <>corona ….. Will CORONAVIRUS lead to drug shortages for the NHS? | Andrew Hill….">…. The global pandemic is exposing Britain's dangerous reliance on imported medicines CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage The CORONAVIRUS pandemic has increased the risk of shortages of several essential medicines. Raw materials for many key drugs, such as antibiotics and statins, are manufactured in China, where factories have been disrupted by efforts to contain the VIRUS

Ref. nr. 4798 ….. <>corona ….. When Johnson says we'll turn the tide in 12 weeks, it's just another line for the side of a bus | Marina Hyde….">…. There's something unsettling in seeing the prime minister repurpose his Brexit media strategy for a deadly contagion CORONAVIRUS latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage Britain. A nation of shopfighters, presided over at a time of mortal peril by a newspaper columnist, who has for three decades moonlighted as his generation's leading liar. Still, as the words clawed into the side of the p

Ref. nr. 4797 ….. <>corona ….. In one Italian town, we showed mass testing could eradicate the CORONAVIRUS | Andrea Crisanti and Antonio Cassone….">…. By identifying and isolating clusters of infected people, we wiped out COVID-19 in Vò See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage It's now about one month since COVID-19 began to sweep across Italy . With more than total cases topping 40,000 as of 19 March, it is now the worst-affected country outside of China. But in the last two weeks, a promising pilot study here has produced results that may be instruct

Ref. nr. 4796 ….. <>corona ….. I'm an ER doctor. Please take CORONAVIRUS seriously | Clayton Dalton….">…. Most people don't understand exponential growth. If they did, they'd be far more frightened CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage I'm an emergency room doctor in Boston. I can't help but feel like Cassandra these days. A Trojan royal, Cassandra was cursed by Apollo after she rebuffed his advances – she could see into the future, but no one would ever believe what she saw.

Ref. nr. 4795 ….. <>corona ….. After just half a day of home-schooling, I am officially in awe of all teachers | Emma Brockes….">…. While the world outside panicked over CORONAVIRUS, I was to be the calm, efficient teacher to my child. It didn't last long CORONAVIRUS latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage We are doing a writing exercise at the kitchen table, about 90 minutes into home-schooling. So far, it's gone quite well. I've drawn a grid with alphabetised headers and I'm dictating words for my five-year-old to w

Ref. nr. 4794 ….. <>corona ….. South Korea took rapid, intrusive measures against COVID-19 – and they worked | Alexis Dudden and Andrew Marks….">…. The country acted fast when the VIRUS began to spread. Strict quarantine measures and testing have helped to curb it South Koreans are famously nonchalant about North Korean nuclear weapons. Bewilderingly to the rest of us, they "keep calm and carry on" whenever Pyongyang threatens to turn Seoul into a "sea of fire". The South Korean approach to COVID-19 could not have been more different. On 16

Ref. nr. 4793 ….. <>corona ….. The Guardian view on life without school: not a level playing field….">…. Ten million British children are about to get a taste of home schooling. Increased inequality will be the result CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage What was, just a few days ago, the object of excited speculation among British children has become a reality. Schools are shut. For an unspecified period, learning will take place at home, except for a minority of pupils who

Ref. nr. 4792 ….. <>corona ….. Cannes film festival postpones 2020 edition over CORONAVIRUS restrictions….">…. France's premier event will not go ahead in its traditional May slot after government measures forced its hand The Cannes film festival has postponed this year's edition, it has announced. The festival made the news public on Thursday, saying that "several options are considered in order to preserve its running" – its preferred one being a shift of the festival to the end of June. The festival's

Ref. nr. 4791 ….. <>corona ….. Community infections could happen any time': Kenya prepares for COVID-19….">…. One of the last places to be hit by CORONAVIRUS, experts in Kenya are worried it doesn't have the resources to cope CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage Callers to BK radio, a station broadcasting to the remote region around Mount Elgon in western Kenya, were worried on Wednesday evening. "Will the government help us if we stay indoors and we need food?" one asked. "What

Ref. nr. 4790 ….. <>corona ….. World's most vulnerable in 'third wave' for COVID-19 support, experts warn….">…. Fears that lack of CORONAVIRUS testing and supplies could mean refugees and those caught in crises are left behind CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage The world's most vulnerable people could be last in line for support to deal with the CORONAVIRUS outbreak, experts have warned. Countries already dealing with humanitarian and refugee crises face a struggle to find the re

Ref. nr. 4789 ….. <>corona ….. What are the prospects of a treatment for CORONAVIRUS?….">…. Guardian science journalists pick out the most promising remedies and ask whether there is any evidence that they could work Chloroquine is a cheap, widely available drug that has been routinely used since 1945 against malaria and other conditions and can be safely taken by pregnant women and children. Lab studies found the antiviral drug was effective against the CORONAVIRUS, at least in a petri

Ref. nr. 4788 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS means difficult, life-changing decisions for me and my cancer patients….">…. How do we choose between under-treating vulnerable cancer patients and potentially exposing them to COVID-19? CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage The way we treat cancer over the next few months will change enormously. As oncologists, we will have to find a tenuous balance between under-treating people with cancer, resulting in more deaths from the disease in the medium

Ref. nr. 4787 ….. <>corona ….. Trials to begin on COVID-19 vaccine in UK next month….">…. Researchers hope to conduct animal tests next week and safety trials as early as next month CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage A massive effort is under way to develop a UK vaccine for CORONAVIRUS within months and make it available to save lives before the end of the year, the Guardian has learned. Researchers at Oxford University, led by Prof Sarah Gilbert, are planni

Ref. nr. 4786 ….. <>corona ….. The UK government's woeful response to the CORONAVIRUS outbreak | Letters….">…. Guardian readers lament Boris Johnson's failure to grasp the scale of the crisis, which was foreshadowed by cuts to the NHS and public services I could not agree more with Richard Horton ( Scientists have been sounding the alarm on CORONAVIRUS for months. Why did Britain fail to act?, 18 March). Watching from 6,000 miles away and on the other side of the CORONAVIRUS curve, the British government'

Ref. nr. 4785 ….. <>corona ….. Trump sows confusion with claim CORONAVIRUS drug will be ready soon….">…. President said malaria drug would be available 'almost immediately' but officials say chloroquine must still be tested CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage Donald Trump has sown fresh confusion about the US government's response to the CORONAVIRUS pandemic by claiming that a therapeutic drug will be available "almost immediately" – only to be contradicted by officials. In

Ref. nr. 4784 ….. <>corona ….. Police and health officials to get powers to detain under UK CORONAVIRUS bill….">…. Bill allows police and officials to order anyone believed to be infected to undergo testing CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage Police, public health and immigration officers will be able to detain people suspected of having COVID-19 and exact £1,000 fines for refusing tests under emergency powers rolled out by the UK government. The guidance detailed in the CORONAVIRUS

Ref. nr. 4783 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS symptoms: what are they and should I see a doctor?….">…. What are the symptoms caused by the new CORONAVIRUS, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor? Find all our CORONAVIRUS coverage here CORONAVIRUS – latest updates How to protect yourself and others from infection It is caused by a member of the CORONAVIRUS family that has never been encountered before. Like other CORONAVIRUSes, it has come from animals. The World Health Organisation has d

Ref. nr. 4782 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS UK: how many confirmed cases are in your area?….">…. Latest figures from public health authorities on the spread of COVID-19 across the United Kingdom. Find out how many cases have been reported near you CORONAVIRUS – live news updates Find all our CORONAVIRUS coverage here How to protect yourself from infection Please note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases – some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are no

Ref. nr. 4781 ….. <>corona ….. Can a face mask protect me from CORONAVIRUS? COVID-19 myths busted….">…. The truth about how you can catch CORONAVIRUS, how much more elderly people are at risk and what you can do to avoid infection Find all our CORONAVIRUS coverage here CORONAVIRUS – latest news and updates What are the symptoms and should I see a doctor? Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won't get sick – VIRUSes can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral pa

Ref. nr. 4780 ….. <>corona ….. Italy becomes country with most CORONAVIRUS deaths….">…. Rome announces 427 new fatalities as lockdown measures are extended in France CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage Italy's death toll from the CORONAVIRUS has overtaken China's as authorities in Rome announced 427 new fatalities in the past 24 hours, taking the country's total to 3,405 – more than the 3,245 recorded in China, where the outbreak began late last year. As Eu

Ref. nr. 4779 ….. <>corona ….. Chinese inquiry exonerates CORONAVIRUS whistleblower doctor….">…. Report on Li Wenliang's death says he did not disrupt public order, but fought bravely CORONAVIRUS – latest updates All our CORONAVIRUS coverage The Chinese doctor who was reprimanded for "spreading rumours" after he sought to warn colleagues about the emergence of COVID-19 has been officially exonerated by an investigation into his death. However the report has also been criticised for not going

Ref. nr. 4778 ….. <>corona ….. 'We feel compelled': the doctors planning to return to NHS frontline….">…. Doctors not currently practising respond to government 'your NHS needs you' plea CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage Doctors not currently practising have told the Guardian how they plan to return to the NHS frontline, in response to the government plea reminiscent of wartime Britain in which they were told: "Your NHS needs you." They described the crisis as a generation

Ref. nr. 4777 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS: what happens to people's lungs when they get COVID-19?….">…. Respiratory physician John Wilson explains the range of COVID-19 impacts, from no symptoms to severe illness featuring pneumonia Follow the global CORONAVIRUS live blog Follow our latest Australia CORONAVIRUS blog for live updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage What became known as COVID-19, or the CORONAVIRUS, started in late 2019 and early 2020 in the Chinese city of Wuhan as a cluster of pne

Ref. nr. 4776 ….. <>corona ….. Woman who filmed CORONAVIRUS warning receives online abuse….">…. Video of Tara Jane Langston, 39, in hospital struggling to breathe was originally posted on WhatsApp CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage When Tara Jane Langston was hospitalised with CORONAVIRUS, she and her family were confronted with a terrible ordeal. And then the trauma was compounded by online trolls who flooded the family's inbox with messages accusing them of a ho

Ref. nr. 4775 ….. <>corona ….. Boris Johnson announces closure of all UK pubs and restaurants….">…. Cafes and leisure centres also ordered to close from Friday evening due to COVID-19 crisis CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage All cafes, pubs, restaurants, gyms and other similar venues across the UK have been ordered to close from Friday evening for the foreseeable future, as Boris Johnson said it was vital to take more urgent steps to reduce the rapid spread of the Co

Ref. nr. 4774 ….. <>corona ….. Officials investigate CORONAVIRUS hotspot in West Midlands….">…. Religion and fears of social isolation among suggested theories for region's 28 deaths CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage Religious convictions and fears of social isolation could be leading to a sharp rise in the number of CORONAVIRUS transmissions in the West Midlands. The government has said it is investigating a spike in deaths in the area, with one of the region's

Ref. nr. 4773 ….. <>corona ….. What is CORONAVIRUS – how did it start and what is the mortality rate?….">…. COVID-19 essential guide: how is it different from the seasonal flu, can you pick it up from public transport and how sick will I get? CORONAVIRUS – latest updates What are the CORONAVIRUS symptoms? The COVID-19 VIRUS is a member of the CORONAVIRUS family that made the jump from animals to humans late last year. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan se

Ref. nr. 4772 ….. <>corona ….. When will a CORONAVIRUS vaccine be ready?….">…. Human trials will begin imminently – but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasible CORONAVIRUS – latest updates See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage Even at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the spread of the respiratory disease COVID-19. With the World Health Organization finally declaring a p

Ref. nr. 4771 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS live news: WHO calls COVID-19 'enemy against humanity' as Italy deaths jump….">…. UK announces school closures and plans to double military force; Qantas to cut 20,000 jobs and end international flights. Follow the latest updates. CORONAVIRUS latest: at a glance Follow our US CORONAVIRUS live blog Follow our Australia CORONAVIRUS live blog See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage Share your experiences 1.28am GMT More now from California, where Governor Gavin Newsom took to Facebook t

Ref. nr. 4770 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS live updates: California warns 25m could become infected as Italy deaths pass China….">…. A stark warning from America's most populous state – but UK researchers signal hope of vaccine this year. Follow the latest news Follow our US CORONAVIRUS live blog Follow our Australia CORONAVIRUS live blog Italy becomes country with most deaths Trump sows confusion with treatment claim See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage 1.47am GMT The stock markets have taken a terrible battering in recent weeks

Ref. nr. 4769 ….. <>corona ….. Australia CORONAVIRUS live updates: cabinet approves new restrictions as New Zealand cases increase….">…. New Zealand reports its biggest single-day increase in positive tests to COVID-19 as Australia tightens social distancing rules. Follow the latest news Follow our global CORONAVIRUS live blog See all our CORONAVIRUS coverage 10.32pm GMT We have been duped. While lock-downs around the world have seen reports of cleaner water and air, and a return of birdlife and fish , some people have taken those

Ref. nr. 4768 ….. <>corona ….. Image of the Day: How COVID-19 Spreads….">…. International data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control indicates a similar pattern in reported CORONAVIRUS cases during the first 10 days after the case count passes 500.

Ref. nr. 4767 ….. <>corona ….. Border Closing Strands Professors, Students in Peru….">…. Under lockdown in a hotel, members of a plant ecology course continue to work and study as they seek a way to return home.

Ref. nr. 4766 ….. <>corona ….. Chloroquine for COVID-19: Cutting Through the Hype….–67301">–67301…. President Donald Trump has touted the drug as a treatment but scientists still don't know for sure that it is effective in patients. A number of clinical trials aims to find out.

Ref. nr. 4765 ….. <>corona ….. Opinion: Grad Students Face Uncertainty During the Pandemic….">…. With mounting feelings of isolation, research projects derailed, and financial futures cast into doubt, grad students are anxious in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ref. nr. 4764 ….. <>corona ….. Remdesivir Works Against CORONAVIRUSes in the Lab….">…. The antiviral disables RNA replication machinery in MERS and SARS VIRUSes. Can it beat back SARS-CoV-2?

Ref. nr. 4763 ….. <>corona ….. University of Washington Pathology Professor Dies of COVID-19….">…. Stephen Schwartz, known for his work on the vascular system, is the first person associated with the university to succumb to infection with SARS-CoV-2.

Ref. nr. 4762 ….. <>corona ….. US Primate Centers Work to Protect Animals from COVID-19….">…. Rhesus macaques can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, leading primate center scientists to try to prevent outbreaks in their colonies, especially as experiments on CORONAVIRUS start.

Ref. nr. 4761 ….. <>corona ….. Sådan bruger Udenrigsministeriet teleselskaberne til at hente danskere hjem fra udlandet….">…. Teleselskaber kan se, hvilket land deres kunder befinder sig i, og den information er under CORONA-krisen blevet brugt til at sende sms'er til danskere udlandet på vegne af myndighederne. Det er inden for rammerne af GDPR, vurderer dansk ekspert.

Ref. nr. 4760 ….. <>corona ….. Digital CORONA-test skal aflaste Akuttelefon 1813….">…. Dobbelt så mange borgere som normalt har de seneste uger ringet til Akuttelefonen 1813 med spørgsmål om CORONA.

Ref. nr. 4759 ….. <>corona ….. Facebook er klar med CORONA-nyhedscenter….">…. For at bekæmpe misinformation om CORONA-pandemien, vil facebook placerer informationer fra WHO og Center for Desease Control øverst på deres side.

Ref. nr. 4758 ….. <>corona ….. An Expert Answers the 50 Most Googled CORONAVIRUS Questions….">…. How is it spread? Why's it called "CORONAVIRUS"? Dr. Seema Yasmin answers your burning questions about the pandemic.

Ref. nr. 4757 ….. <>corona ….. Amazon Sellers 'Hijack' Listings to Sell Face Masks Despite New Rules….">…. A box of 50 disposable face masks was the 148th best-selling book on Amazon.

Ref. nr. 4756 ….. <>corona ….. Chloroquine May Fight COVID-19—and Silicon Valley's Into It….">…. The old malaria drug is getting used against the CORONAVIRUS. Tech enthusiasts are abuzz. One missing step: clinical trials.

Ref. nr. 4755 ….. <>corona ….. A Beach Town Wrestles With Cutting Its Economic Lifeline….">…. Health officials want to close beaches crowded with spring breakers to slow the spread of CORONAVIRUS. Local businesses fear the financial impact.

Ref. nr. 4754 ….. <>corona ….. CORONAVIRUS Sets the Stage for Hacking Mayhem….">…. As more people work from home and anxiety mounts, expect cyberattacks of all sorts to take advantage.

Ref. nr. 4753 ….. <>corona ….. How to Disinfect Everything: CORONAVIRUS Home Cleaning Tips….">…. These are our in-depth best practices for keeping yourself (and just about everything else) clean and VIRUS-free.

Ref. nr. 4752 ….. <>corona ….. The Game Developers Conference Is Now Scheduled for Summer….">…. While the world continues to hunker down amidst the spread of COVID-19, GDC is already planning for a recovery.

Ref. nr. 4751 ….. <>corona ….. The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming….">…. Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant, who warned of pandemic in 2006, says we can beat the novel CORONAVIRUS—but first, we need lots more testing.

Ref. nr. 4750 ….. <>corona ….. COVID-19 Is Bad for the Auto Industry—and Even Worse for EVs….">…. Factory shutdowns signal a troubled road ahead for carmakers, while low gas prices could hit electric vehicles hard.

Ref. nr. 4749 ….. <>corona ….. As COVID-19 Spreads, Truckers Need to Keep on Trucking….">…. The demand for hospital equipment, groceries and, yes, toilet paper has big rigs rolling and truck stops adapting.

Ref. nr. 4748 ….. <>corona ….. Dealing With Quarantine, Family-Style….">…. This week, we discuss why Italy has been hit so hard by the CORONAVIRUS, and we have tips for how parents can keep kids entertained as schools close.

Ref. nr. 4747 ….. <>corona ….. George R.R. Martin Is Social Distancing in Westeros….">…. The author says he's been writing daily while isolating to avoid COVID-19, raising fans' hopes that he might complete *Winds of Winter*.

Ref. nr. 4746 ….. <>corona ….. How Fast Does a VIRUS Spread? Let's Do the Math….">…. Infectious diseases grow exponentially, not linearly. The number of cases seems small—until they're not, and then it's too late.

Ref. nr. 4745 ….. <>corona ….. The Navy Deploys Two Hospital Ships as the CORONAVIRUS Spreads….">…. The *Comfort* and the *Mercy* won't handle COVID-19 patients because of their close quarters. An ER doctor questions if they should be used at all.

Ref. nr. 4744 ….. <>corona ….. How One Particular CORONAVIRUS Myth Went Viral….">…. From an obscure Indian site to ZeroHedge to, well, everyone, here's the trajectory of a fake story about COVID-19.

Ref. nr. 4743 ….. <>corona ….. Has the CORONAVIRUS Killed the Techlash?….">…. Plus: Larry Page's predictions on regulation, Elon Musk's brain chip, and an unthinkably bad day for Utah.

Ref. nr. 4742 ….. <>corona ….. 7 New Songs to Help You Feel Less Socially Distant….">…. Right now, it's hard not to feel alone. These seven spring tracks reinforce the spirit of collective listening.

Ref. nr. 4741 ….. <>corona ….. Videogame Stores Risk Staying Open for Huge 'Animal Crossing' Weekend….">…. GameStop has told employees that it counts as "essential retail" and won't close despite CORONAVIRUS warnings.

Ref. nr. 4740 ….. <>corona ….. WhatsApp Is at the Center of CORONAVIRUS Response….">…. The World Health Organization is partnering with the messaging app to help ensure trustworthy information gets out.

Ref. nr. 4739 ….. <>corona ….. What's a 'Shelter in Place' Order, and Who's Affected?….">…. The spreading CORONAVIRUS prompts public officials in several states and cities to order residents to stay inside, except for "essential" business.

Ref. nr. 4738 ….. <>corona ….. Fy fy skamme sang om corona….

<>climate……Epigenetic inheritance: A silver bullet against climate change?…………The rapid pace of climate change threatens all living species. An international team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London and GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany) has demonstrated that fish living in the Baltic Sea evolve using epigenetic mechanisms, yet to a lesser extent than previously hypothesized.

<>climate……Expect a Soggy U.S. Flood Season, but Less Severe Than Last Year's…………The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects major to moderate flooding for 23 states, but not as bad as last year's ruinous spring.

<>climate……Forsker: Byggeriets klimapartnerskab pynter sig med lånte fjer…………PLUS. Udfasning af naturgas og oliefyr burde ikke være medregnet i bygge- og anlægssektorens klimaregnskab, lyder det fra professor.

<>climate……Grace gravity mission captures Greenland ice loss…………The US-German Grace satellites saw Greenland shed 600 billion tonnes of ice by the end of summer last year.

<>climate……Greenland's melting ice raised global sea level by 2.2mm in two months…………Analysis of satellite data reveals astounding loss of 600bn tons of ice last summer as Arctic experienced hottest year on record Last year's summer was so warm that it helped trigger the loss of 600bn tons of ice from Greenland – enough to raise global sea levels by 2.2mm in just two months, new research has found. The analysis of satellite data has revealed the astounding loss of ice in just a f

<>climate……Holder-varmeforbruget-ned…………PLUS. Skal energirenovering føre til lavere forbrug, skal beboerne kunne se effekten. I Frederikshavn har en boligforening succes med smiley-paneler.

<>climate……More than 80% of the highest-emitting listed companies are failing to deliver emissions reductions aligned to the Paris Agreement's 2C global warming limit, with many of them also failing to account for climate mitigation and risk strategies…….……submitted by /u/Wagamaga [link] [comments]

<>climate……Ny melding fra Klimaministeriet: Klimaforhandlinger er ikke udskudt…………PLUS. Sættemøder og allerede igangsatte forhandlinger om om transportpuljen og om kysttilpasning fortsætter. De øvrige klimaforhandlinger er sat i bero, lød bekræftelsen tidligere i dag fra Klima-, Energi- og Forsyningsministeriet – men kort tid efter Ingeniørens offentliggørelse af dette, blev det tru…

<>climate……Rep. Jim Hagedorn doesn't believe in man-made climate change. In his district, the climate's changing anyway. Waters are rising along the Zumbro River. Farmers are dealing with increasingly wet weather, making it close to impossible to retrieve crops from muddy fields…………submitted by /u/Wagamaga [link] [comments]

<>climate……Scientists assess the accelerated changes of glaciers in the Yulong Snow Mountain…………The Yulong Snow Mountain (YSM) is a region of temperate glaciers in the southeast Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. As one of the most famous tourist attractions in Yunnan Province, the existence of the ice-and-snow landscapes of the YSM is culturally important to the Lijiang ancient town.

<>climate……Scientists expect spring floods to be milder than last year…………Too often disasters come in threes. But the year of global pandemic and record wildfires in Australia will not also be a year of historic floods in the U.S., forecasters predict.

<>climate……Shedding light on how much carbon tropical forests can absorb…………Tropical forest ecosystems are an important part of the global carbon cycle as they take up and store large amounts of CO2. It is however uncertain how much these forests' ability to take up and store carbon differ between forests with high versus low species richness. New IIASA research sheds light on this question aiming to enhance our ability to predict tropical ecosystems' strength as global c

<>climate……Stanford researcher reveals influence of global warming on extreme weather events has been frequently underestimated. Analysis shows global warming is intensifying the occurrence of unprecedented hot spells and downpours faster than predicted by historical trends…………submitted by /u/Wagamaga [link] [comments]

<>climate……Study: Lifestyles of the wealthy are to blame for climate change…………The rich use much more energy per person than the poor do. This holds up no matter where you go. The findings suggest that, as the global poor gain wealth, strategies to keep emissions and energy use down will have to aim at several areas of consumption. A new study by researchers at the University of Leeds and published in Nature Energy has found that the lifestyle of the most affluent among us

<>climate……Sudden Ancient Global Warming Event Traced to Magma Flood…………Roughly 60 million years ago, circulation changes deep within our planet generated a hot current of rock — the Iceland plume — causing it to rise from the heart of Earth's mantle. When the mantle rock pierced the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean, lava spurted across Scotland, Ireland and Greenland, scabbing into spectacular columned landscapes like the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland and S

<>climate……The mighty Nile, threatened by waste, warming, mega-dam…………Early one morning in Cairo, volunteers paddle their kayaks across the Nile, fishing out garbage from the mighty waterway that gave birth to Egyptian civilisation but now faces multiple threats.

<>climate……The Push for Tidal Power Faces Its Biggest Challenge Yet…………The renewable energy source has never quite lived up to its potential, but a new experiment in Nova Scotia could flip the script

<>climate……The right dose of geoengineering could reduce climate change risks…………Injecting the right dose of sulphur dioxide into Earth's upper atmosphere to thicken the layer of light reflecting aerosol particles artificially could reduce the effects of climate change overall, exacerbating change in only a small fraction of places, according to new research by UCL and Harvard.

<>climate……The Southern Ocean and its interaction with the Antarctic Ice Sheet…………The Southern Ocean exerts a major influence on the mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, either indirectly, by its influence on air temperatures and winds, or directly, mostly through its effects on ice shelves. How much melting the ocean causes depends on the temperature of the water, which in turn is controlled by the combination of the thermal structure of the surrounding ocean and local oc

<>climate……The uncertain future of the Antarctic Ice Sheet…………The Antarctic Ice Sheet is losing mass at an accelerating pace, and ice loss will likely continue over the coming decades and centuries. Some regions of the ice sheet may reach a tipping point, potentially leading to rates of sea level rise at least an order of magnitude larger than those observed now, owing to strong positive feedbacks in the ice-climate system. How fast and how much Antarctica

<>climate……Tidigare vår – naturens svar på ett varmare klimat…………I år har vi haft en rekordmild vinter och tidig vår. En färsk studie visar att Sverige börjar grönska mellan en och två veckor tidigare nu jämfört med för 16 år sedan. Forskare i Lund ger svar på vad som händer med djur, insekter, växter i ett allt mildare klimat. Den 20 mars infaller vårdagjämningen i Sverige. Men i praktiken har det varit vår länge, åtminstone i mellersta och södra Sverige. I S

<>climate……Water theft a growing concern in increasingly-dry Spain…………Inside her greenhouse, Emilia Gomez bends down to see how her strawberries are faring following a difficult season with barely any water after her farm's illegal well was shut down.

<>climate……We can no longer rely on historical data to predict extreme weather…………A satellite image of Hurricane Harvey on August 24 (NASA/NOAA/) Floods and other dangerous weather extremes are only getting more intense and more frequent as our climate warms. Historically, we've always been able to predict these extremes by looking at how often they occurred in the past. But a new study published Wednesday in Science Advances reveals just how many of those forecasts actually f

<>climate……What's Happening to the Monarch Butterfly Population?…………"Something's going on in early spring," a professor said, and researchers are trying to solve the mystery.

<>climate……Why did nearly a million king penguins vanish without a trace?…………Researchers journey to remote Antarctic island in search of an answer

<><>fakenews……Frustrated by a university's lack of action, a journal retracts…………Expression of concern, meet expression of frustration. Eight months ago, in the wake of skepticism about the data in a 2017 paper it had published, the Obstetrics & Gynecology issued an EoC about the article. At the time, the journal, an official title of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said it had contacted … Continue reading

<><>fakenews……How do people react to fake news on social media?…………A new study shows how people investigate potentially fake news on their social media feeds. The team watched 25 participants scroll through their Facebook or Twitter feeds while, unbeknownst to them, a Google Chrome extension randomly added debunked content on top of some of the real posts. Participants had various reactions to encountering a fake post: Some outright ignored it, some took it at f

<><>fakenews……Researcher loses PhD after investigation finds he faked data…………Researchers in Singapore have lost a 2011 paper in Gene Therapy after an institutional investigation found that some of their data had been fabricated by a PhD student on the project. Most of the authors were affiliated with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, a unit of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). … Continue reading

<><>fakenews……What Misinformation Has to Do With Toilet Paper…………It started with an unsubstantiated rumor. "You can laugh now," Johnny Carson said on The Tonight Show on December 19, 1973, "but there is an acute shortage of toilet paper." There wasn't—but it didn't matter. The broadcast sent America into a mass panic. Millions of shoppers swarmed into grocery stores and began hoarding toilet paper. Ex nihilo, a shortage was born. The Scott Paper Company urged

<><>fakenews……Why Are the Educated More Likely To Be Against Vaccines?…………Studies show that anti-vaxxers tend to come from affluent urban areas with high education rates.

<><>……Patients with type 2 diabetes belonging to online support groups have poorer health……–pwt031920.php……Diabetes is a disease that affects people's lives more in the long term and requires emotional support and information. It is increasingly common for people with diabetes to participate in digital communities and seek help in so-called OSGs (online support groups) to share experiences and glean information. This social phenomenon has been little studied

<>A landmark plan for realizing fusion energy and advancing plasma science…………A summary of key points of the fusion and plasma science community's year-long Community Planning Process that proposes accelerating development of these strategic fields.

<>A nanoscale laser made of gold and zinc oxide…………Tiny particles composed of metals and semiconductors could serve as light sources in components of future optical computers, as they are able to precisely localize and extremely amplify incident laser light. A team from Germany and Sweden led by Prof. Dr. Christoph Lienau and Dr. Jin-Hui Zhong from the University of Oldenburg has now explained for the first time how this process works. The study i

<>A pigment from ancient Egypt to modern microscopy…………Egyptian blue is one of the oldest humanmade colour pigments. It adorns the crown of the world famous bust of Nefertiti: but the pigment can do even more. An international research team has produced a new nanomaterial based on the Egyptian blue pigment, which is ideally suited for applications in imaging using near infrared spectroscopy and microscopy.

<>Advances in genetic, geospatial techniques aid efforts to fend off invasive insects…………In the fight to protect native ecosystems from invasive insects and related arthropod species, promising new tools are arising from rapid advances on a pair of research fronts: genetic analysis and geospatial technology. Both cutting-edge technologies and practical implications for improved invasive-species management are showcased in a pair of new special collections in the Annals of the Entomolo

<>Ammonia has been wrongly missing in portraying air pollution impacts…………Ammonia plays a vital role in nitrogen deposition and haze pollution. To make things worse, atmospheric ammonia concentrations have increased worldwide in recent decades. Scientists suggest the next generation of field experiments simulating nitrogen deposition should further consider ammonia.

<>Antibiotic intercepts building blocks of the bacterial envelope…………One of the last arrows in the quiver in the fight against dangerous bacteria is the reserve antibiotic daptomycin. It is used primarily when conventional drugs fail due to resistant bacteria. Although the antibiotic was developed around 30 years ago, its exact mode of action was previously unclear. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now deciphered the puzzle: Daptomycin blocks the integrati

<>Antibody assembly in lampreys…………[no content]

<>Building a better color vision test for animals…………University of Cincinnati biologists modified simple electronics to create a color vision test for fiddler crabs and other animals.

<>Carbon Conundrum: Experiment Aims to Re-create Synthesis of Key Element…………An Ohio particle accelerator will test an alternative idea of how the universe's carbon came to be — Read more on

<>Chip-based devices improve practicality of quantum-secured communication…………Researchers have demonstrated new chip-based devices that contain all the optical components necessary for quantum key distribution while increasing real-world security. The fast and cost-effective platform is poised to facilitate implementation of extremely secure data communication that can be used to protect everything from emails to online banking information.

<>Choosing mates wisely…………[no content]

<>Clarifying diet studies…………[no content]

<>Compact beam steering studies to revolutionize autonomous navigation, AR, neuroscience…………In three recent papers, engineers report the first demonstration of optical phased array technology on-chip at both near infrared and blue wavelength with applications in a broad range of research areas. They have developed a low-power beam steering platform that is a non-mechanical, robust, and scalable approach to beam steering.

<>Composite metal foams take the heat, move closer to widespread applications…………North Carolina State University researchers have demonstrated that composite metal foams (CMFs) can pass so-called "simulated pool fire testing" with flying colors, moving the material closer to use in applications such as packaging and transportation of hazardous materials. In addition, researchers used this experimental data to develop a model for predicting how variations in the CMF would affec

<>Device could 'hear' disease through structures housing cells…………Researchers have built a device that uses sound waves to detect the stiffness of an extracellular matrix, a structural network that contains cells. Changes in the stiffness of this structure can indicate the spread of disease.

<>Dodgeball for drones…………[no content]

<>Eastern monarch butterfly population plunges below extinction threshold…………The yearly count of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico, released today, shows a decrease of 53% from last year's count and is well below the threshold at which government scientists predict the migration could collapse.

<>Electrical power generation from moderate-temperature radiative thermal sources…………Moderate-temperature thermal sources (100° to 400°C) that radiate waste heat are often the by-product of mechanical work, chemical or nuclear reactions, or information processing. We demonstrate conversion of thermal radiation into electrical power using a bipolar grating-coupled complementary metal-oxide-silicon (CMOS) tunnel diode. A two-step photon-assisted tunneling charge pumping mechanism r

<>Erosion-vegetation interactions…………[no content]

<>Every twig and splinter used…………[no content]

<>Female toads seek a good man—even if he's another species…………The one thing about species that most people probably remember from high school science class is that when it comes to sex, they generally stick to their own kind. Hybrids happen, but they are usually thought to be accidental, and the results typically have drawbacks—think of how a horse crossed with a donkey results in a sterile mule.

<>First supercentenarian-derived stem cells created…………People who live more than 110 years, called supercentenarians, are remarkable not only because of their age, but also because of their incredible health. This elite group appears resistant to diseases such as Alzheimer's, heart disease and cancer that still affect even centenarians. However, we don't know why some people become supercentenarians and others do not.

<>Fossil snake with infrared vision: Early evolution of snakes in the Messel Pit examined…………Together with his Argentinian colleague Agustín Scanferla, Senckenberg scientist Krister Smith studied the early evolution of snakes in the Messel Pit. In the study, recently published in the scientific journal Diversity, the team was able to show that around 48 million years ago, the ecosystem of the modern-day UNESCO World Heritage Site was home to a wide diversity of snakes. According to their

<>From genetics to material to behavior…………[no content]

<>Genetic determination of cortex structure…………[no content]

<>Genomes from around the globe…………[no content]

<>Global human genomes reveal rich genetic diversity shaped by complex evolutionary history…………A new study has provided the most comprehensive analysis of human genetic diversity to date, after the sequencing of 929 human genomes. The study uncovers a large amount of previously undescribed genetic variation and provides new insights into our evolutionary past, highlighting the complexity of the process through which our ancestors diversified, migrated and mixed throughout the world.

<>Glucagon receptor structures reveal G protein specificity mechanism…………A group led by WU Beili and ZHAO Qiang at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a group led by SUN Fei at the Institute of Biophysics of CAS, and a group led by Denise Wootten from Monash University, determined two cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) structures of the human glucagon receptor (GCGR) in complex with its cognate agonist glucagon and distinc

<>Graphene underpins a new platform to selectively ID deadly strains of bacteria…………A team led by Boston College researchers has developed a prototype sensor that uses an atom-deep sheet of graphene and peptides to rapidly reveal which bacterial species is in a sample and whether it is antibiotic resistant. The graphene field effect transistor (G-FET) achieved single-cell resolution and a 5-minute detection time, which could lead to more accurate targeting of infections with appr

<>Heterostructure and Q-factor engineering for low-threshold and persistent nanowire lasing…………Semiconductor nanowire lasers are a crucial component for on-chip integrated optoelectronics. However, silicon-integrated, room-temperature, continuously-operating and electrically-pumped nanowire lasers have not yet been demonstrated. In this work, a method to achieve low-threshold quasi-four-level lasing using indirect-to-direct band scattering is shown. This is enabled by the use of a high-Q ca

<>Hidden source of carbon found at the Arctic coast…………A previously unknown significant source of carbon just discovered in the Arctic has scientists marveling at a once overlooked contributor to local coastal ecosystems — and concerned about what it may mean in an era of climate change.

<>High-speed microscope captures fleeting brain signals…………Neuroscientists can now capture millisecond electrical changes in neurons in the cortex of an alert mouse, allowing tracing of neural signals, including subthreshold events, in the brain. The new technique combines all-optical scanning with two-photon fluorescence imaging to produce a 2D rasterized picture every 1,000-3,000 milliseconds. That and another technique that allows 3D imaging of large a

<>How fungi's knack for networking boosts ecological recovery after bushfires…………The unprecedented bushfires that struck the east coast of Australia this summer killed an estimated one billion animals across millions of hectares.

<>How molecules self-assemble into superstructures…………Most technical functional units are built bit by bit according to a well-designed construction plan. The components are sequentially put in place by humans or machines. Life, however, starts bottom-up with molecular self-assembly. To better understand the growth of macroscopic structures from molecules, a research team has mimicked such processes with custom-made molecules. They fabricated a varie

<>How the brain controls the voice…………A particular neuronal circuit in the brains of bats controls their vocalisations. This was recently discovered by biologists at Goethe University Frankfurt. Based on the rhythm with which the circuit oscillated, the Frankfurt researchers were able to predict the kind of sounds the bats were about to make. These research results could contribute to a better understanding of human diseases in which

<>How to get conductive gels to stick when wet…………Researchers at MIT have come up with a way of getting conductive polymer gels to adhere to wet surfaces.

<>Improving success of giraffe translocations…………In two new studies, an international team of researchers identifies the ideal composition of a group of giraffes to be translocated for conservation purposes and provides guidelines for all aspects of the translocation process.

<>Learning to synthesize: Robust phase retrieval at low photon counts…………An artifact-free computational approach to extract the phase of light from noisy intensity signals improves imaging of transparent objects, such as biological cells, under low light conditions. The procedure separates intensity signals into high- and low-frequency spectral channels. Deep neural networks are trained to operate on these two frequency bands, before a final algorithm recombines them i

<>Living under pressure: Lessons from the cradle of life…………Deep sea alkaline hydrothermal vents have been theorized to be a place where life could have originated. The elevated temperature, alkaline pH, and unique vent action concentrate minerals and create local energetic gradients that can promote primitive metabolic reactions. Although sometimes overlooked, the extreme hydrostatic pressures found in deep sea vents can also facilitate various kinds of m

<>Macrophages cFLIP out…………[no content]

<>Maize, not metal, key to native settlements' history in NY…………New research is producing a more accurate historical timeline for the occupation of Native American sites in upstate New York, based on radiocarbon dating of organic materials and statistical modeling.

<>New mechanism of optical gain in two-dimensional material requires only extremely low input power…………Optical gain is a prerequisite for signal amplification in an optical amplifier or laser. It typically requires high level of current injection in conventional semiconductors. By exploring an intricate balance and conversion of excitons and trions in atomically-thin two-dimensional materials, the authors found a new gain mechanism that requires input power several orders of magnitude lower than in

<>New satellite-based algorithm pinpoints crop water use…………The growing threat of drought and rising water demand have made accurate forecasts of crop water use critical for farmland water management and sustainability. But limitations in existing models and satellite data pose challenges for precise estimates of evapotranspiration — a combination of evaporation from soil and transpiration from plants. A new high-resolution mapping framework called BESS-S

<>New technique 'prints' cells to create diverse biological environments…………With the help of photolithography and programmable DNA, researchers have created a new technique that can rapidly 'print' two-dimensional arrays of cells and proteins that mimic a wide variety of cellular environments in the body. This technique could help scientists develop a better understanding of the complex cell-to-cell messaging that dictates a cell's final fate.

<>Novel bacterial acid tolerance system sheds light on development of antimicrobials…………A research team led by Professors XIAN Mo and ZHAO Guang from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) discovered a novel bacterial acid tolerance system, which confers the growth capability to E. coli at pH of 4.2.

<>Observing phytoplankton via satellite…………Thanks to a new algorithm, researchers can now use satellite data to determine in which parts of the ocean certain types of phytoplankton are dominant. In addition, they can identify toxic algal blooms and assess the effects of global warming on marine plankton, allowing them to draw conclusions regarding water quality and the ramifications for the fishing industry.

<>O-FIB: Far-field-induced near-field breakdown for direct nanowriting in an atmospheric environment…………Nanoscale texturing, drilling, cutting and spatial sculpturing require not only high accuracy, but also the capability of manufacturing in the atmospheric environment. Towards this goal, scientists in China and Australia invented the optical far-field-induced near-field breakdown (O-FIB) as an optical version of the conventional focused ion beam FIB technique, allowing direct nanowriting in air. T

<>On-chip single-mode CdS nanowire laser…………In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the integration of active nanowires with on-chip planar waveguides for on-chip light sources. Towards this goal, scientists in China demonstrated a highly compact on-chip single-mode cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanowire laser, by integrating a free-standing CdS nanowire onto a silicon nitride (SiN) photonic chip. The on-chip integration scheme will

<>On-demand glass is right around the corner…………A research group coordinated by physicists of the University of Trento was able to probe internal stress in colloidal glasses, a crucial step to control the mechanical properties of glasses. Their work opens the way to new types of glass for new applications. The study was published in the US journal Science Advances.

<>Open sesame: Micro RNAs regulate plant pores…………Environmental cues prompt small RNA segments to regulate the development and distribution of tiny pores involved in photosynthesis in plants. The finding by DGIST researchers in Korea was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and could further efforts to improve agricultural crop productivity.

<>Organellogenesis still a work in progress in novel dinoflagellates…………Many algae and plant species contain photosynthetic membrane-bound organelles called plastids that are actually remnants of a free-living cyanobacterium. At some point in evolutionary history, a cyanobacterium was engulfed by an ancestral alga, trapping it forever as a host-controlled endosymbiont in a process called organellogenesis. All modern algae and plants are the descendants of this ancestr

<>Parental diet affects sperm and health of future offspring…………When parents eat low-protein or high-fat diets it can lead to metabolic disorders in their adult offspring. Now, an international team has identified a key player and the molecular events underlying this phenomenon in mice.

<>Paving the way for new peptide-based therapeutics with novel method of phage display…………Chemists at Texas A&M University are taking a p[h]age from bacteria's playbook in order to beat ⓳VIRUSes at their own game and develop new drugs to fight cancer and a host of other human diseases in the process.

<>PI(4)P regulates mitochondrial fission…………[no content]

<>Reanalysis of global amphibian crisis study finds important flaws……–rog031920.php……Last year in the journal Science, a research review concluded that the chytrid fungus caused the decline of at least 501 amphibian species, of which 90 have gone extinct. A team of University of California, Berkeley, scientists has reanalyzed a study, finding that the paper's main conclusions lack evidence and are unreproducible. The authors argue that transparent data collection and analysis are

<>Removing belly fat before it sticks to you…………University of Cincinnati researchers are producing in the lab a human protein tasked with removing triglycerides from the blood stream. Unlocking the secrets of human protein APOA 5 gives us a leg up in treating heart disease.

<>Research shows most bird feed contains troublesome weed seeds…………Many millions of homeowners use feeders to attract birds. But a two-year study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management suggests there may be one unintended consequence to this popular hobby. Bird feed mixtures may be helping to spread troublesome weeds that threaten agricultural crops.

<>Researchers detail how antineutrino detectors could aid nuclear nonproliferation…………The article appears in the latest issue of Reviews of Modern Physics. In the paper, the scientists review current and projected readiness of various antineutrino-based monitoring technologies.

<>Researchers find brain cell that triggers tremor and how to control it…………Researchers have improved our understanding of how tremor — the most common movement disorder — happens, opening the possibility of novel therapies for this condition.

<>Researchers invent method to unlock potential of widely used drug…………Sugars like polysaccharides are found everywhere in nature and are believed to be essential for life to arise. In humans, they cover the surface of all cells and the family of polysaccharides called GAGs (glycosaminoglycans) are particularly abundant and difficult to analyse.

<>Researchers investigate previously unknown reproduction mechanism in Corynebacterium glutamicum…………In recent decades, the interdisciplinary field of life sciences has made enormous progress, particularly in researching the molecular architecture of life. For example, extensive details of the genetic blueprint of many organisms are now known. Nevertheless, in areas such as cellular biology, many questions about fundamental life processes remain unanswered. One of these fundamental questions is h

<>Responsible use of psychostimulants…………[no content]

<>Ritalin and similar medications cause brain to focus on benefits of work, not costs…………New research from cognitive neuroscientists at Brown and Radboud universities has pinpointed how stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall can change people's motivation to complete difficult tasks.

<>Scientists program cells to carry out gene-guided construction projects…………Researchers developed a technique called genetically targeted chemical assembly, or GTCA, which they used to assemble electronically active biopolymer meshes on mammalian brain cells and on neurons in C. elegans. The polymers changed the firing rates of neurons in mammalian cells and altered C. elegans crawling behavior. GTCA was also tested on kidney cells and should work with other cell types.

<>Sea otters, opossums and the surprising ways pathogens move from land to sea…………A parasite known only to be hosted in North America by the Virginia opossum is infecting sea otters along the West Coast. A new study elucidates the sometimes surprising and complex pathways infectious pathogens can move from land to sea to sea otter.

<>Seductive details inhibit learning…………When teachers use a funny joke, a cat video or even background music in their lessons, it can keep students from understanding the main content.

<>Sex differentiation in the human social brain…………[no content]

<>Slow growth in black rhino numbers cause for hope: conservationists…………The tentative recovery of Africa's black rhino population was hailed by conservationists on Thursday as a cause for hopes that ambitious protection efforts could overcome the "acute threat" of poaching.

<>Starlings sleep less during summer and full-moon nights…………Researchers of the University of Groningen and the Max Planck Institute have found that starlings sleep five hours less per night during the summer. Compared to winter, the birds take more mid-day naps and live under higher sleep pressure. During full-moon nights, starlings sleep around two hours less than usual. The findings of the study were published in the journal Current Biology on 19 March.

<>Step it up: Higher daily step counts linked with lower blood pressure…………The smart watches seen on the wrists of roughly 1 in 5 Americans could be more than just a fun gimmick but a potentially useful research tool to track habitual physical activity levels. People who took more steps daily, as tracked by their watch, had lower blood pressure on average than those taking fewer steps.

<>Stressed into generating amyloid-{beta}…………[no content]

<>Stretchable supercapacitors to power tomorrow's wearable devices…………Researchers have engineered a novel type of supercapacitor that maintains full functionality even when stretched to eight times its original size. It does not exhibit any wear and tear from being stretched thousands of times, and loses only a few percentage points of energy performance after 10,000 cycles of charging-discharging. The researchers envision the supercapacitor being part of a power-in

<>Study investigates evolution during Cambrian Explosion…………A new study by an international team of scientists has revealed the developmental and evolutionary mechanisms underlying the origin of a major phylum.

<>Study reveals secret of 18th-century portrait…………Russian researchers and Russia's famed Tretyakov Gallery have conducted a comprehensive preconservation study of 'The Portrait of F.P. Makerovsky in a Masquerade Costume' (1789) by the Russian painter Dmitry Levitsky.

<>Superfast, Superpowerful Lasers Are About to Revolutionize Physics…………They'll serve as the hearts of "discovery factories" for planetary science, astrophysics, materials physics, fusion, and more — Read more on

<>Tiny double accelerator recycles energy…………A team of DESY scientists has built a miniature double particle accelerator that can recycle some of the laser energy fed into the system to boost the energy of the accelerated electrons a second time. The device uses narrowband terahertz radiation which lies between infrared and radio frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum, and a single accelerating tube is just 1.5 centimetres long and 0.79

<>Unprecedented preservation of fossil feces from the La Brea Tar Pits…………A team of researchers from La Brea Tar Pits, the University of Oklahoma and the University of California Irvine report the first coprolites — or fossil feces — ever discovered in an asphaltic — or tar pit — context.

<>Unraveling the optical parameters: New method to optimize plasmon enhanced spectroscopy…………Plasmon enhanced spectroscopies allow to reach single molecule sensitivity and a lateral resolution even down to sub-molecular resolution. A major challenge for it to become a user-friendly analytical tool however is that scientists used to lack comprehension of most relevant experimental parameters. Two researchers from Jena, Germany now present a method to unravel the plasmonic properties during

<>Visualizing differences in RNA biology between single cells…………A longstanding quest in medicine has been to understand how the same disease presents differently among various patients. Although it has been thought that a central aspect of these differences is a heterogeneity between single cells within a large population of cells, it has remained a challenge to visualize this heterogeneity for a better understanding of single-cell biology. In a new study publ

<>We're getting better at wildlife conservation, AI study of scientific abstracts suggests…………Researchers are using a kind of machine learning known as sentiment analysis to assess the successes and failures of wildlife conservation over time. In their study, the researchers assessed the abstracts of more than 4,000 studies of species reintroduction across four decades and found that, generally speaking, we're getting better and better at reintroducing species to the wild.

<>We've just discovered two new shark species…………Finding a species that's entirely new to science is always exciting, and so we were delighted to be a part of the discovery of two new sixgill sawsharks (called Pliotrema kajae and Pliotrema annae) off the coast of East Africa.

<>What Jenga can teach us about wildlife conservation before it's too late…………Despite considerable effort, and some wonderful success stories, it is widely acknowledged that global conservation targets to reverse declines in biodiversity and halt species extinctions by 2020 will not be met.

<>Without a Brexit fisheries deal, herring and other North Sea species face dire future…………Taking back control of fisheries became one of the totemic issues uniting supporters of the campaign for the UK to leave the EU. The issue will again be high on the agenda when the negotiations over the future relationship between the UK and EU are able to take place.

"Hero" Proteins May Shield Other Proteins from Harm…………Flexible proteins appear to protect molecules from becoming denatured in extreme conditions such as heat and from clumping up, as happens in some neurodegenerative diseases.

{beta}-Arrestin2 arrests the clearance of tau in FTLD [Commentaries]…………Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) comprises a spectrum of clinical syndromes associated with several underlying neurodegenerative diseases. The primary brain areas affected in patients with FTD are the frontal and temporal lobes. As such, FTD is also referred to as frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) (1). In patients younger than 65 y, FTLD…

'Balloon art' soft robot doesn't need to plug in…………A pneumatic, shape-changing soft robot can navigate its environment without requiring a tether to a stationary power source, report researchers. It's like balloon art on steroids. It's also a major step in the effort to bring soft robots to human environments, where their characteristics are uniquely suited for interaction with and around people. "…the robot is actually a collective of individual

'Dodgeball' drone flies fast and avoids incoming stuff…………A new flying robot can detect and avoid fast-moving objects, researchers report. The new drone gets scientists a step closer to drones that can fly faster in harsh environments. Although many flying robots have cameras to detect obstacles, it typically takes from 20 to 40 milliseconds for the drone to process the image and react. That may seem fast, but it's not quick enough to avoid a bird or an

»Det er rigtig morsomt, at Riget gør dette her«…………Jan Jesper Andreasen, specialeansvarlig overlæge på Hjerte-Lungekirurgisk Afdeling ved Aalborg Universitetshospital, var den første kirurg til at udføre 'mini-mitralen' på dansk jord. Det var i 2005.

1 protein can shield against intestinal cancer and drive it…………The cell death regulating protein MCL1 is essential in protecting the intestine against cancer development, independent of bacterial-driven inflammation, according to research with mice. These findings have implications for the use of MCL1 inhibitors, which researchers are currently testing for cancer treatment. Colorectal carcinoma (CRC), the most common form of intestinal cancer, is the second

3D printing of Haversian bone-mimicking scaffolds for multicellular delivery in bone regeneration…………The integration of structure and function for tissue engineering scaffolds is of great importance in mimicking native bone tissue. However, the complexity of hierarchical structures, the requirement for mechanical properties, and the diversity of bone resident cells are the major challenges in constructing biomimetic bone tissue engineering scaffolds. Herein, a Haversian bone–mimicking scaffold w

500 microkelvin nanoelectronics…………Nature Communications, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15201-3 Pushing the low temperature limit of refrigerators beyond milli-kelvin regime holds the promise for new discoveries in the nano-electronic devices. Here, Sarsby et al. achieve 500 micro-kelvin electron temperature using combined on-chip and off-chip nuclear refrigeration techniques.

A Crucial Idea Darwin Had on Evolution Was Just Confirmed, 140 Years After His Death…………We're still learning.

A cullin-RING ubiquitin ligase promotes thermotolerance as part of the intracellular pathogen response in Caenorhabditis elegans [Immunology and Inflammation]…………Intracellular pathogen infection leads to proteotoxic stress in host organisms. Previously we described a physiological program in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans called the intracellular pathogen response (IPR), which promotes resistance to proteotoxic stress and appears to be distinct from canonical proteostasis pathways. The IPR is controlled by PALS-22 and PALS-25,…

A decoy insulin receptor in worms?…………[no content]

A drone ducks, dips and dives to dodge obstacles in a flash…………Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00820-z A little flying robot can nimbly dart out of the path of an incoming ball.

A first step for the Yangtze…………[no content]

A Fleeting Moment in the Solar System…………The international Gemini Observatory / NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory / AURA / G. Fedorets For a brief time, Earth had two moons. The first, of course, was the one we've always had. The other was a fairly recent addition, about the size of a compact car— too tiny to tug on any oceans and invisible to the naked eye. In a chance encounter, gravitational forces had pul

A giant stellar nursery…………Isolated stars may lend insight into star formation.

A look inside the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral…………Scientists lead the way in repairing the cathedral, while discovering historical insights along the way

A microbe-killer sets to work at the flick of a switch…………Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00796-w Ordinary lighting can activate a compound that attacks bacteria lurking on hospital surfaces.

A milestone in ultrafast gel fabrication…………Alexander von Humboldt research fellow Ran Du opens up new space for both fundamental and application-orientated studies for noble metal gels and other systems at TU Dresden.

A new reckoning for urban life…………It is no great leap to see contagion as the new city-voiding dread

A new way to review scientific literature is being tested…………It analyses the sentiments of papers' authors

A protein that helps trap bacteria may contribute to metastasis in breast cancer…………The protein peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 (PAD4), which enables some immune cells to trap bacteria, promoted breast cancer metastasis in mice when expressed in cancer cells, according to data published in Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

A Scientist Puts Things in Perspective…………You don't have to be Einstein to appreciate the scope of 'Until the End of Time.'

A severe leakage of intermediates to shunt products in acarbose biosynthesis…………Nature Communications, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15234-8 Biosynthetic mechanism for the type 2 diabetes treatment drug acarbose is not fully revealed. Here, the authors show that shunt pathways and inefficient amino-deoxyhexose biosynthesis lead to 1-epi-valienol and valienol accumulation, and minimizing the flux to these shunt products can increase acarbose titer in

A sustainable wood biorefinery for low-carbon footprint chemicals production…………The profitability and sustainability of future biorefineries are dependent on efficient feedstock use. Therefore, it is essential to valorize lignin when using wood. We have developed an integrated biorefinery that converts 78 weight % (wt %) of birch into xylochemicals. Reductive catalytic fractionation of the wood produces a carbohydrate pulp amenable to bioethanol production and a lignin oil.

A wearable freestanding electrochemical sensing system…………To render high-fidelity wearable biomarker data, understanding and engineering the information delivery pathway from epidermally retrieved biofluid to a readout unit are critical. By examining the biomarker information delivery pathway and recognizing near-zero strained regions within a microfluidic device, a strain-isolated pathway to preserve biomarker data fidelity is engineered. Accordingly,

A wireless wearable patch records a fragile baby's every cry…………Nature, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00805-y Supple, unobtrusive sensors can provide valuable data on a newborn's health.

Adam Alter: How Do We Take Back Control Of Our Attention?…………Within the last decade, we've opted to replace time spent on hobbies, exercise, and conversation with screen time. Social psychologist Adam Alter describes ways we can reclaim our attention. (Image credit: Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED)

Addendum: A lysosomal switch triggers proteostasis renewal in the immortal C. elegans germ lineage…………Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2108-0

Adding a personal backstory could boost your scientific credibility with the public…………Nature, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00857-0 Two science communicators explain how researchers who present themselves as curious, fallible humans might be perceived as more authentic.

Additive rheology of complex granular flows…………Nature Communications, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15263-3 Granular materials are abundant in nature, but we haven't fully understood their rheological properties as complex interactions between particles are involved. Here, Vo et al. show that granular flows can be described by a generalized dimensionless number based on stress additivity.

ADHD medications focus the brain on a task's benefits…………New research pinpoints how ADHD medications such as Ritalin and Adderall can change people's motivation to complete difficult tasks. Common assumption has long held that Ritalin, Adderall, and similar drugs work by helping people focus. The new study shows that these medications—usually prescribed to individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but often used by otherwise

Advanced degrees bring higher starting salaries—and more debt…………People with a master's degree or doctorate can bank on a much higher starting salary than those with the same major but only a bachelor's degree. That's according to a recent survey of employers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Affordable digital watches for the style conscious…………Easy to read and easy to wear. (Haidan via Unsplash/) While it's advisable to be skeptical of products that push style over substance, it's equally advisable to celebrate those that can bring both to the table. For a long time, digital watches suffered from bulky, unattractive designs—like wearing calculators on your wrist. But times have changed, and you now have more options that better suit yo

After Brexit, U.K. budget offers boost to science…………[no content]

Ag-fiber/graphene hybrid electrodes for highly flexible and transparent optoelectronic devices…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-62056-1

AI may help predict responses to non-small cell lung cancer systemic therapies…………Using standard-of-care computed tomography (CT) scans in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers utilized artificial intelligence (AI) to train algorithms to predict tumor sensitivity to three systemic cancer therapies.

Air purifiers that may help your allergies…………Do what you can to limit your exposure to pollen, dust, and pet dander. ( Sidekix Media via Unsplash/) Flowers are blooming, the grass is growing, windows are opening, and your allergies are back with a vengeance. It's never fun waking up to itchy eyes, a scratchy throat, and a runny nose—especially when you aren't actually sick. While you may not be able to prevent your allergies from attacking

Alan Moore (author of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, et al.) explains what apocalypse means to him and why it's going to be great…………submitted by /u/harryf [link] [comments]

All-nanofiber-based, ultrasensitive, gas-permeable mechanoacoustic sensors for continuous long-term heart monitoring [Engineering]…………The prolonged and continuous monitoring of mechanoacoustic heart signals is essential for the early diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. These bodily acoustics have low intensity and low frequency, and measuring them continuously for long periods requires ultrasensitive, lightweight, gas-permeable mechanoacoustic sensors. Here, we present an all-nanofiber mechanoacoustic sensor, which exhibits a.

American College of Cardiology issues clinical competencies for cardiovascular NPs, PAs…………The American College of Cardiology has released the 2020 Clinical Competencies for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Adult Cardiovascular Medicine, identifying the knowledge and skills that are important for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) working in general cardiovascular medicine and cardiovascular medicine subspecialty areas. This is the first competency s

An advance in molecular moviemaking shows how molecules respond to two photons of light…………Some of the molecules' responses were surprising and others had been seen before with other techniques, but never in such detail or so directly, without relying on advance knowledge of what they should look like.

An autoinhibitory intramolecular interaction proof-reads RNA recognition by the essential splicing factor U2AF2 [Biochemistry]…………The recognition of cis-regulatory RNA motifs in human transcripts by RNA binding proteins (RBPs) is essential for gene regulation. The molecular features that determine RBP specificity are often poorly understood. Here, we combined NMR structural biology with high-throughput iCLIP approaches to identify a regulatory mechanism for U2AF2 RNA recognition. We…

Ancient teeth reveal Bronze Age gender inequality…………Analysing 2500-year-old teeth has thrown open a window onto life and gender inequality during Bronze Age China.

Andrew Yang May Be Out, but His Basic Income Idea Is Getting a Second Look…………submitted by /u/nicko_rico [link] [comments]

Another ancient bird skull is another bit of avian history…………It helps to date the origin of modern birds

Antallet af varmepumper i fjernvarmen vokser eksplosivt i år…………PLUS. I år fordobles antallet af varmepumper i fjernvarmen, primært på grund af stor investeringslyst hos de mindre fjernvarmeværker.

Anthony Levandowski Pleads Guilty to Stealing Waymo Secrets…………The cofounder of Google's self-driving car program will likely go to prison for taking confidential company documents before he left in 2016.

Anticancer effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate nanoemulsion on lung cancer cells through the activation of AMP-activated protein kinase signaling pathway…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-62136-2

Apollo 15 Astronaut, Al Worden, dies at age 88…………Though he never stepped on the moon, Worden set a record while alone in lunar orbit during Apollo 15.

Apple's latest iPad Pro might be the laptop replacement you've been waiting for…………Apple's new Magic Keyboard brings a trackpad to the iPad Pro. (Apple/) Apple has made it abundantly clear throughout the iPad's decade of existence that it's a touch-first device. It can replace a traditional computer in many ways—especially when attached to a keyboard—but you're meant to poke and swipe at the screen without a mouse. With the release of the new iPad Pro and iPadOS 13.4, the iPad

Archaeologists solve the enigma of Ice Age mammoth bone circles…………Archaeologists found new clues to the purpose of the bone circles in Russia and Ukraine from the last Ice Age. The previous theories assumed they were used for dwellings. The new finds indicate they were used partially for fuel and had remains of different plants. Researchers have made significant progress in figuring out the purpose of the 70 mysterious circular structures made of mammoth bones.

Are Artificial Leaves Plausible?…………We have many current solutions to the energy challenges we face – solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, nuclear. I and others have previously argued that if we are going to have the best chance to minimize climate change as much as possible, we need every option on the table . That is partly because no one of them is perfect, and they get worse the more you try to push penetration into the ener

Army scientists create quantum sensor that covers entire radio frequency spectrum…………A quantum sensor could give Soldiers a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency spectrum, from 0 to 100 GHz, said researchers from the Army.

Artificial leaves made from aluminium could keep windows frost-free…………In winter, the veins of leaves don't get completely covered in frost. Mimicking this effect could be the best way to create ice-resistant surfaces

Artificial solid fog material creates pleasant laser light…………With a porosity of 99.99 %, it consists practically only of air, making it one of the lightest materials in the world: Aerobornitride is the name of the material developed by an international research team led by Kiel University. The scientists assume that they have thereby created a central basis for bringing laser light into a broad application range. Based on a boron-nitrogen compound, they dev

Ask Sophia the Robot: What can AI teach humans?…………Is Sophia the Robot, of Hanson Robotics, conscious? Not quite, she says. Instead, she reflects the consciousness of humans in the same way the moon reflects the light of the sun. While we don't know if humans possess free will, she advises us to act as if we do. We can benefit from this. So, what can humans learn from robots? Artificial intelligence can view the world in a way that's more objecti

Association of induced abortion with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy risk among nulliparous women in China: a prospective cohort study…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61827-0

Asteroid Mining Market to grow $3,868.9 million, globally, by 2025 at 24.4% CAGR…………submitted by /u/Galileos_grandson [link] [comments]

Astronomer: SpaceX Satellite Swarm Will Be Visible With Naked Eye…………Star Light On Wednesday, SpaceX launched yet another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, furthering the company's plan to beam internet service down to the entire globe. While CEO Elon Musk and COO Gwynne Shotwell have repeatedly insisted that the blanket of satellites won't hinder astronomy or space exploration efforts, new models suggest a much more grim outlook. In fact, Popular Science reports

Astronomers determine chemical composition of a nearby stellar stream…………By conducting high-resolution optical spectroscopic observations of a nearby stellar stream known as Pisces–Eridanus, astronomers have unveiled essential information about its chemical nature. Results of the new study are presented in a paper published March 10 on the arXiv pre-print repository.

Atomic defect lines suppress deactivation of iron oxide catalysts…………Catalysts, or substances that accelerate chemical reactions, have various industrial applications. One widely used catalyst in catalytic converters is palladium, which helps turn toxic carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons from vehicle exhaust into carbon dioxide and water through oxidation. But like other precious metals such as platinum, palladium is rare. Because of its limited supply, palladium is

Author Correction: Cerebral glucose metabolism and Cerebral blood flow in thyroid dysfunction: An Activation Likelihood Estimation Meta-analysis…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-62219-0

Author Correction: Differential neural dynamics underlying pragmatic and semantic affordance processing in macaque ventral premotor cortex…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-62216-3

Author Correction: DNA methylation landscape of triple-negative ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) progressing to the invasive stage in canine breast cancer…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-62220-7

Author Correction: Enzymatic activity of a recombinant β-1,4-endoglucanase from the Cotton Boll Weevil (Anthonomus grandis) aiming second generation ethanol production…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-62217-2 Author Correction: Enzymatic activity of a recombinant β-1,4-endoglucanase from the Cotton Boll Weevil ( Anthonomus grandis ) aiming second generation ethanol production

Author Correction: Tertiary lymphoid structures improve immunotherapy and survival in melanoma…………Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2155-6

Author Correction: Transcriptome analyses reveal the synergistic effects of feeding and eyestalk ablation on ovarian maturation in black tiger shrimp…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-62221-6

Author Correction: Type-2 Diabetics Reduces Spatial Variation of Microbiome Based on Extracellular Vesicles from Gut Microbes across Human Body…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-62218-1

Autism rates declining among wealthy whites, while escalating among poor, minorities…………Wealthy, white California counties — once considered the nation's hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two decades, while rates among poor whites and minorities keep ticking up, new CU Boulder research has found.

Avian statisticians…………[no content]

Bacteria cause problems for genetic research…………A puzzling modification of DNA that is typical in bacteria does not occur in humans or other mammals. This has been shown in a new study. The study shows that findings from the epigenetic marker 6mdA in animals are probably the result of limitations in technology and bacterial contamination of samples.

Bagsiden: Lejernes arbitrære energiudveksling…………[no content]

Ball-and-chain inactivation of ion channels visualized by cryo-electron microscopy…………Ion channels, which allow potassium and sodium ions to flow in and out of cells, are crucial in neuronal 'firing' in the central nervous system and for brain and heart function. These channels use a "ball-and-chain" mechanism to help regulate their ion flow, according to a new study.

Bariatric surgery is linked to significantly fewer heart attacks and strokes…………A nationwide study of nearly 7,500 people who are obese or severely obese has found that bariatric surgery is linked to significantly fewer heart attacks and strokes. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, found there were 60% fewer fatal and non-fatal heart attacks and stroke among 3,701 men and women who received bariatric surgery compared to the same number of patients who did not,

Bathing monkeys, squabbling birds, and more captivating Smithsonian Photo Contest finalists…………Pictures capture everything that a short glance can't, including nature's swift pace and the commotion of our daily lives. Smithsonian magazine's 17th annual photo contest gives photographers all over the world a chance to show off their once-in-a-lifetime snaps. See all 60 finalists and vote for your favorite Readers' Choice photo here by March 30. Check out some of our favorites below. A fisher

Bayesian inference of chromatin structure ensembles from population-averaged contact data [Biophysics and Computational Biology]…………Mounting experimental evidence suggests a role for the spatial organization of chromatin in crucial processes of the cell nucleus such as transcription regulation. Chromosome conformation capture techniques allow us to characterize chromatin structure by mapping contacts between chromosomal loci on a genome-wide scale. The most widespread modality is to measure…

Bed nuclei of the stria terminalis modulate memory consolidation via glucocorticoid-dependent and -independent circuits [Neuroscience]…………There is extensive evidence that glucocorticoid hormones enhance memory consolidation, helping to ensure that emotionally significant events are well remembered. Prior findings suggest that the anteroventral region of bed nuclei of the stria terminalis (avBST) regulates glucocorticoid release, suggesting the potential for avBST activity to influence memory consolidation following an…

Better late than never…………[no content]

Blood platelets trigger organ damage after heart surgery…………Blood platelets can trigger events that cause organ damage after heart surgery, researchers report. Inhibiting this response could result in fewer complications and deaths from surgery, according to the new research. Even as surgeons have become more highly skilled at performing lifesaving heart surgeries, complications such as acute kidney or lung injury and neuro-cognitive decline continue to t

Bloody great mates…………Researchers learn that one of nature's most reviled creatures forms deep and lasting social bonds.

Bombing asteroid Ryugu reveals it is a spritely 9 million years old…………The Hayabusa-2 spacecraft bombed the asteroid Ryugu in April. Analysing the crater it left behind suggests Ryugu is a relative youngster at 9 million years old

Bond and equity slump leaves investors with 'nowhere to hide'…………Why the ⓳VIRUS-driven rush out of haven assets is a worrying sign for the system

Book Review: An "Impossible" Voyage on Foot Across Antarctica…………In "The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice — Crossing Antarctica Alone," Colin O'Brady recounts his harrowing 932-mile solo crossing across the continent's frozen wastes, aided by modern technology and customized life support, but facing whiteouts, frostbite, and other formidable challenges along the way.

Books Briefing: The World Through a Surrealist Lens…………During quarantine, the social limits of home confinement can impose a surreal texture to simple everyday experiences. Many authors are great at conceptualizing the illusory nature of reality in odd circumstances: They build fluid worlds that fuse time, place, and perception. Maisy Card's multigenerational debut novel, These Ghosts Are Family, uses the spirits of Caribbean folklore to weave togeth

Brain ultrasound scanner could speed diagnosis of head injuries…………The ultrasound technology used to image fetuses is being adapted to visualise the brain, perhaps allowing for rapid diagnosis of stroke or sports head injuries

Breast milk molecule may shield preemies from sepsis…………A component of breast milk may help protect premature babies from developing sepsis, a study with newborn mice shows. Researchers discovered that a molecule called epidermal growth factor in breast milk activates receptors on intestinal cells to keep dangerous gut bacteria from migrating into the bloodstream, where such microbes can prompt sepsis, a fast-moving, life-threatening condition. The re

Brutally Hot Mercury Produces Ice Even Though It's The Closest Planet to The Sun…………Here's how that's possible.

BU astrophysicist and collaborators reveal a new model of our heliosphere…………that's shaped somewhere in between a croissant and a beach ball.

California's strict air pollution laws are good for farmers…………Farmers in California's Central Valley have seen a boost in the productivity of their high-value crops—and greater earnings—as a result of the Golden State's strict air pollution regulations, researchers report. For the study in Nature Food , researchers conducted a statistical analysis of pollution exposure and yields from 1980 to 2015 on a key sector making up about 38% of the state's total agr

Cancer cell scavengers gobble up dead cells for fuel…………A mechanism that enables cancer cells to scavenge dead cell debris for nourishment may lead to new ways to overcome drug resistance, a new study shows. Drug resistance remains a major challenge in the fight against cancer. "Cancer cells require a tremendous amount of nutrients ," says Aimee Edinger, professor of developmental and cell biology at the University of California, Irvine. "Chemotherapy

Cancer patients over 65, on multiple medicines, are at higher risk of hospitalization…………Older patients with prostate, breast, or lung cancer are more likely to be hospitalized after chemotherapy if they take more than five other medicines.

Cancer therapy in good order…………[no content]

Cathay Pacific reduces passenger flights to near zero…………Analysts say Hong Kong carrier will need help from shareholders Air China and Swire to survive

c-di-AMP hydrolysis by the phosphodiesterase AtaC promotes differentiation of multicellular bacteria [Microbiology]…………Antibiotic-producing Streptomyces use the diadenylate cyclase DisA to synthesize the nucleotide second messenger c-di-AMP, but the mechanism for terminating c-di-AMP signaling and the proteins that bind the molecule to effect signal transduction are unknown. Here, we identify the AtaC protein as a c-di-AMP-specific phosphodiesterase that is also conserved in pathogens…

Centromere scission drives chromosome shuffling and reproductive isolation [Genetics]…………A fundamental characteristic of eukaryotic organisms is the generation of genetic variation via sexual reproduction. Conversely, significant large-scale genome structure variations could hamper sexual reproduction, causing reproductive isolation and promoting speciation. The underlying processes behind large-scale genome rearrangements are not well understood and include chromosome translocations

cFLIPL protects macrophages from LPS-induced pyroptosis via inhibition of complex II formation…………Cell death and inflammation are interdependent host responses to infection. During pyroptotic cell death, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) release occurs through caspase-1 and caspase-11–mediated gasdermin D pore formation. In vivo, responses to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) result in IL-1β secretion. In vitro, however, murine macrophages require a second "danger signal" for the inflammasome-driven maturation o

Challenges of human nutrition research…………[no content]

Chandra data tests 'theory of everything'…………One of the biggest ideas in physics is the possibility that all known forces, particles, and interactions can be connected in one framework. String theory is arguably the best-known proposal for a "theory of everything" that would tie together our understanding of the physical universe.

Ciliopathy insights…………[no content]

Clostridioides difficile infection damages colonic stem cells via TcdB, impairing epithelial repair and recovery from disease [Microbiology]…………Gastrointestinal infections often induce epithelial damage that must be repaired for optimal gut function. While intestinal stem cells are critical for this regeneration process [R. C. van der Wath, B. S. Gardiner, A. W. Burgess, D. W. Smith, PLoS One 8, e73204 (2013); S. Kozar et al., Cell Stem Cell…

CNIC scientists identify an immunological regulatory circuit that may play a central role in ocular diseases…………The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, opens new perspectives on the study and treatment of vascular diseases of the retina and inflammatory disorders that affect the eye choroid.

Comment on "Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity"…………Scheele et al . (Reports, 29 March 2019, p. 1459) bring needed attention to the effects of amphibian infectious disease. However, the data and methods implicating the disease chytridiomycosis in 501 amphibian species declines are deficient. Which species are affected, and how many, remains a critical unanswered question. Amphibians are imperiled; protective actions require public support and robu

Computational design of closely related proteins that adopt two well-defined but structurally divergent folds [Biophysics and Computational Biology]…………The plasticity of naturally occurring protein structures, which can change shape considerably in response to changes in environmental conditions, is critical to biological function. While computational methods have been used for de novo design of proteins that fold to a single state with a deep free-energy minimum [P.-S. Huang, S….

Concern over industry support for wider access to medical cannabis…………An investigation by The BMJ has uncovered links between groups and individuals campaigning for wider access to cannabis for medical reasons and those pushing for the legalization of cannabis for recreational use.

Conditioning attenuates kidney and heart injury in rats following transient suprarenal occlusion of the abdominal aorta…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61268-9

Connecting the human amygdala…………[no content]

Corporate survival is the metric that matters…………BlackRock's message to companies battling the fallout from the disease was ill-timed

Could confounding the allosteric communication of biotic machinery be an alternative path to antibiotics? [Commentaries]…………It is well known that society faces a conundrum of dealing with antibiotic drug resistance and future deadly bacteria and infections. These battles involve the rise of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (1, 2) in hospitals and the general treatment of infections in the population. The process of developing unique and new…

Dagstidningar återanvände krisuttalanden från Svenska Akademien…………Under rapporteringen av krisen i Svenska Akademien våren 2018 återanvände svenska dagstidningar ofta citat som redan publicerats av andra medier. En sådan typ av återpublicering kan ha ekonomiska fördelar, men leda till en självrefererande journalistisk kultur. Det visar en ny studie publicerad av Nordicom vid Göteborgs universitet. I studien undersöks i vilken utsträckning svenska dagstidningar

Dark matter and massive galaxies…………About 85% of the matter in the universe is in the form of dark matter, whose nature remains a mystery, and the rest is of the kind found in atoms. Dark matter exhibits gravity but otherwise does not interact with normal matter, nor does it emit light. Astronomers studying the evolution of galaxies find that because it is so abundant dark matter does, however, dominate the formation in the universe

Darkness, not cold, likely responsible for dinosaur-killing extinction…………New research finds soot from global fires ignited by an asteroid impact could have blocked sunlight long enough to drive the mass extinction that killed most life on Earth, including the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago.

Dazzling 2021 Hyundai Elantra Rolls Out on an Empty Movie Set…………Hyundai upped its game, again, with the global reveal of the seventh-generation Elantra sedan. The car is truly impressive, but the West Hollywood set for the rollout, called The Lot, was essentially deserted: no journalists, no analysts, no photographers, and no caterers – just Hyundai people, dancers, and videographers for the live-streamed announcement Tuesday night. Since early March, there h

Ddi1 is a ubiquitin-dependent protease [Biochemistry]…………The Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein Ddi1 and its homologs in higher eukaryotes have been proposed to serve as shuttling factors that deliver ubiquitinated substrates to the proteasome. Although Ddi1 contains both ubiquitin-interacting UBA and proteasome-interacting UBL domains, the UBL domain is atypical, as it binds ubiquitin. Furthermore, unlike other shuttling factors,…

Degree and site of chromosomal instability define its oncogenic potential…………Nature Communications, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15279-9 Aneuploidy caused by chromosomal instability is frequently observed in cancer, but little is known about its contribution to tumor development. Here, the authors show that in the mouse intestine, the consequences of aneuploidy are exquisitely dependent on both its extent and anatomical location.

Dementia test to expand diagnosis across India…………A standardised test that can now be used in the seven main languages in India will support the diagnosis of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Researchers have adapted the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (ACE-III), a well-known screening instrument for dementia detection/diagnosis, to be used in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Tamil and Indian English.

Det Blå Danmark satser på grønne e-brændstoffer på den lange bane…………PLUS. Klimapartnerskabet for skibsfarten stiler mod klimaneutralitet i 2050 og det første nul-emissionsskib i kommercielt drift i 2030.

Developing and deploying tests for SARS-CoV-2 is crucial…………Without them, no one knows what is going on

Device brings silicon computing power to brain research and prosthetics…………A new device enables researchers to observe hundreds of neurons in the brain in real-time. The system is based on modified silicon chips from cameras, but rather than taking a picture, it takes a movie of the neural electrical activity.

Dissociable effects of visual crowding on the perception of color and motion [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]…………Our ability to recognize objects in peripheral vision is fundamentally limited by crowding, the deleterious effect of clutter that disrupts the recognition of features ranging from orientation and color to motion and depth. Previous research is equivocal on whether this reflects a singular process that disrupts all features simultaneously or…

DNA analysis reveals just how intertwined ancient human lineages are…………Ancient humans in Africa mixed far more than we thought, according to new findings revealed by sequencing the genomes of a diverse group of people from across the world

'Domiciled' feeding studies will lead to new discoveries in human nutrition science…………The public's confusion around what constitutes a healthy diet is related in part to nutrition studies that do not standardize the foods consumed by research participants or participants' adherence to their diet programs, argues Kevin Hall in this Perspective.

Dopamine promotes cognitive effort by biasing the benefits versus costs of cognitive work…………Stimulants such as methylphenidate are increasingly used for cognitive enhancement but precise mechanisms are unknown. We found that methylphenidate boosts willingness to expend cognitive effort by altering the benefit-to-cost ratio of cognitive work. Willingness to expend effort was greater for participants with higher striatal dopamine synthesis capacity, whereas methylphenidate and sulpiride,

Eating more protein could help ward off atrial fibrillation in women…………Women who ate slightly more than the recommended daily amount of protein were significantly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib), a dangerous heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke and heart failure, when compared with those who consumed less protein, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Cong

ECB to launch €750bn bond-buying programme…………Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme will cover sovereign and corporate debt

E-cigarette users had substances linked to bladder cancer in urine, review finds…………In a review published in the journal European Urology Oncology, researchers compiled the results of 22 different studies that analyzed the urine of people who used e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, including cigarettes, to check for evidence of cancer-linked compounds or biomarkers of those compounds. They found six biomarkers or compounds with a strong link to bladder cancer.

Efficient wavelength conversion of exchange magnons below 100 nm by magnetic coplanar waveguides…………Nature Communications, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15265-1 Magnons – collective excitations of electron spins – promise compact and fast electronics. However, the generation of short wave magnons is still quite challenging. Here, the authors demonstrate that by introducing a ferromagnetic layer, conventional coplanar waveguides can be used to efficiently generate such

Electric jolt to carbon makes better water purifier…………Nagoya University scientists have developed a one-step fabrication process that improves the ability of nanocarbons to remove toxic heavy metal ions from water. The findings, published in the journal ACS Applied Nano Materials, could aid efforts to improve universal access to clean water.

Electricity-powered artificial root nodule…………Nature Communications, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15314-9 Root nodules are of key importance in nitrogen fixation. Here, the authors report on an electrically powered artificial root nodule for nitrogen fixation made from silicon-based microwires which can accommodate nitrogen fixing symbiotic bacteria for fixing nitrogen into biomass and free ammonia.

Elon Musk insists his satellite swarm won't interfere with science. This model disagrees…….……Starlink satellites interfere with observations at a telescope in Chile. Astronomers may need to adapt to a brighter, more dynamic sky. (NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory/CTIO/AURA/DELVE/) Summer star gazers in rural areas are used to seeing a handful of satellites streak across the sky. But in the coming years, eagle-eyed amateurs may be able to pick out hundreds. And

Ensuring Measurement Devices Are Accurate Is Tedious but Crucial…………Instrument calibration is essential for science—and justice — Read more on

Environmental policy often has undesirable side effects…………"Good intentions" do not generally produce "good results." This wisdom also applies to establishing coherent environmental policies. Without proper oversight and planning, environmental policies can lead to unintended and harmful side effects. A current special issue of the journal Environmental Research Letters is devoted to this urgent problem. The guest editors are researchers from the Universi

ESO astronomers observe exoplanet where it rains molten iron…………WASP-76b is an extremely hot planet whose cooler side has a surface temperature of 1,500° C (2732° F). Iron that evaporates in the heat of the planet's day side rains down in molten form on the night side. ESO learned more about the planet's intense climate thanks to its new ESPRESSO (Echelle Spectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations) instrument. Let's imagine you're

EU godkender lavere dansk statsstøtte til Femernforbindelsen…………PLUS. Scandlines og Stena Line havde klaget over EU-kommissionens godkendelse af Danmarks støtte til Femernforbindelsen. Men konkurrencekommissær Margrethe Vestager har nu godkendt en mindre omfattende støtte.

Even Tiny City Gardens Could Provide Us With Tons of Fresh Produce, UK Study Shows…………Such a simple idea.

Evening Standard set to slash print circulation…………Commuter freesheets forced into drastic action as London becomes deserted

Evolution of dispersal in a spatially heterogeneous population with finite patch sizes [Evolution]…………Dispersal is one of the fundamental life-history strategies of organisms, so understanding the selective forces shaping the dispersal traits is important. In the Wright's island model, dispersal evolves due to kin competition even when dispersal is costly, and it has traditionally been assumed that the living conditions are the same…

Expanding universe: We may be in a vast bubble…………The few thousand galaxies closest to us move in a vast 'bubble' that is 250 million light years in diameter, where the average density of matter is half as large as for the rest of the universe. This is the hypothesis put forward by a theoretical physicist to solve a conundrum that has been splitting the scientific community for a decade: at what speed is the universe expanding?

FAM13A affects body fat distribution and adipocyte function…………Nature Communications, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15291-z Genetic variants in the FAM13A locus have been associated with anthropometric and glycemic traits. Here, using fine-mapping, in vitro knockdown studies in pre-adipocytes and in vivo knockout in mice, the authors show that FAM13A is involved in regulating fat distribution and metabolic traits.

Farmed fishing is the future — but can it be sustainable?…………Wendell Steavenson visits a French abalone farm and discovers the benefits of the new 'blue economy'

Find Your Serenity in These Awe-Inspiring Views of Earth From Space…………Pretending to be an astronaut is self care!

Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events…………A new paper points out the need for an important new refinement to radiocarbon dating. The research has relevance for understanding key dates in Mediterranean history and prehistory, including the tomb of Tutankhamen and a controversial but important volcanic eruption on the Greek island of Santorini.

First African thylacocephalans from the Famennian of Morocco and their role in Late Devonian food webs…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61770-0

First ultra-low threshold continuous-wave lasing in GeSn…………Transistors in computer chips work electrically, but data can be transmitted more quickly with light. Researchers have therefore been looking for a way to integrate a laser directly into silicon chips for a long time. A team of physicists at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), in collaboration with researchers at Germany's Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and STMicroelectronics,

Forskere udvikler solceller til ubåde…………PLUS. Der vil være mange fordele ved at forsyne små autonome undervandsfartøjer med solceller – men de skal være af en helt særlig type.

Four high chairs that offer more than just a place to eat…………Meal-friendly seating. (Tanaphong Toochinda via Unsplash/) It's a relatively short but important period in your child's life: the high chair years. That magical time when they can sit eye-level with the rest of the family, perched atop a throne-like chair, and proceed to launch, mash, and pour food stuff everywhere (including, sometimes, their mouths). Choosing the right high chair means making a

Four water coolers for the office or home…………I'm so thirsty all of a sudden. (Manu Schwendener via Unsplash/) Maybe you're looking for a water cooler for your office, or you're trying to cut back on your plastic water bottle use at home. Whatever the case, these are four great water dispensing options to quench your thirst. Save money without buying water bottles. (Amazon/) If you like the idea of getting a water cooler and want to reduce y

Frailty may be highly predictive of complications, death in patients with mitral valve disease…………Frailty measurements have become increasingly important in assessing surgical risk in patients with mitral valve disease, and research published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery shows that frailty plays a significant role in outcomes following mitral valve procedures.

From Australia to AEC Industry Action…………submitted by /u/mjharmon67 [link] [comments]

FSU Research: Hidden source of carbon found at the Arctic coast…………FSU researcher Robert Spencer co-authored a study that showed evidence of undetected concentrations and flows of dissolved organic matter entering Arctic coastal waters, coming from groundwater flows on top of frozen permafrost. This water moves from land to sea unseen, but researchers now believe it carries significant concentrations of carbon and other nutrients to Arctic coastal food webs.

Fungal secretome profile categorization of CAZymes by function and family corresponds to fungal phylogeny and taxonomy: Example Aspergillus and Penicillium…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61907-1

Fusion researchers endorse push for pilot power plant in US…………submitted by /u/Pinkythemouse1 [link] [comments]

Gabe Newell on Brain-computer Interfaces: 'We're way closer to The Matrix than people realize'…………submitted by /u/izumi3682 [link] [comments]

Genetically engineering electroactive materials in living cells…………Merging synthetic biology and materials science, researchers genetically coaxed specific populations of neurons to manufacture electronic-tissue 'composites' within the cellular architecture of a living animal, a new proof-of-concept report reveals.

Genetically modified neurons could help us connect to implants…………Neurons engineered to produce electrically conducting polymers on their surface could one day be used to treat epilepsy or to better control prosthetics

Genetically targeted chemical assembly of functional materials in living cells, tissues, and animals…………The structural and functional complexity of multicellular biological systems, such as the brain, are beyond the reach of human design or assembly capabilities. Cells in living organisms may be recruited to construct synthetic materials or structures if treated as anatomically defined compartments for specific chemistry, harnessing biology for the assembly of complex functional structures. By inte

Geologists find lost fragment of ancient continent in Canada's North…………Sifting through diamond exploration samples from Baffin Island, Canadian scientists have identified a new remnant of the North Atlantic craton—an ancient part of Earth's continental crust.

George Preti, Organic Chemist Who Studied Human Body Odors, Dies…………Over nearly 50 years, the Monell Chemical Senses Center chemist investigated a range of topics, from the smell of cancer to body odor's effects on human physiology and behavior.

Getting too little — or too much — sleep may be bad for the heart…………Compared with people who slept for longer or shorter periods of time, those who reported sleeping seven or eight hours a night had significantly less evidence of stiffness in their arteries, indicating a lower chance of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke, according to new research.

Go ahead, dream about the future | Charlie Jane Anders…………"You don't predict the future — you imagine the future," says sci-fi writer Charlie Jane Anders. In a talk that's part dream, part research-based extrapolation, she takes us on a wild, speculative tour of the delights and challenges the future may hold — and shows how dreaming up weird, futuristic possibilities empowers us to construct a better tomorrow.

Go Ahead, Stream All You Want. The Internet Is Fine—for Now…………Netflix is slowing streams in Europe in an effort to preserve bandwidth amid the pandemic. But US providers seem to be holding up to the surge in usage.

Going stir crazy? Then train like an astronaut, mimic space…………Isolated at home? Then train like an astronaut.

Golgi-derived PI(4)P-containing vesicles drive late steps of mitochondrial division…………Mitochondrial plasticity is a key regulator of cell fate decisions. Mitochondrial division involves Dynamin-related protein-1 (Drp1) oligomerization, which constricts membranes at endoplasmic reticulum (ER) contact sites. The mechanisms driving the final steps of mitochondrial division are still unclear. Here, we found that microdomains of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate [PI(4)P] on trans-Golgi

Google Rolls Out Real-Time Voice Translation in Multiple Languages…………submitted by /u/dannylenwinn [link] [comments]

Grænsen for at overleve hjertestop rykker sig…………Danskerne har fået langt bedre chance for at overleve langvarigt hjertestop på grund af øget brug af førstehjælp på skadestedet og en ny standard for behandling på de fire hjertecentre. Et kommende landsdækkende register skal optimere behandlingen yderligere, så endnu flere patienter, der tidligere blev opgivet, kan reddes.

Hand [ robotic ], Scifart | G.matsikas…………submitted by /u/scifart [link] [comments]

Hayabusa2's big 'impact' on understanding asteroid Ryugu's age and surface cohesion…………After an explosive device on the Hayabusa2 spacecraft fired a copper cannonball a bit larger than a tennis ball into the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, creating an artificial impact crater on it, researchers understand more about the asteroid's age and composition, they say.

Health forums: Style of language influences credibility and trust…………Informations on health topics in Internet forums are often so complex that laypersons are barely able to form considered judgements on the advice. One criterion which users apply instead in evaluating the information is the style of the language used. This is the result of the research carried out by psychologists at the University of Münster. The study has been published in the "Journal of Medica

Here's the right way to move a group of giraffes…………Giraffes that people are translocating for conservation purposes should be moved in groups of at least 30 females and 3 males to ensure long-term population success, researchers say. In two new studies, researchers identify the ideal composition of a group to be moved and offer guidelines for all aspects of the translocation process. That includes decision-making and planning, transportation, mon

High-quality protein bars for your pantry…………For when a banana just won't do. (Depositphotos/) Humans have been fantasizing about a full meal in bar form since at least the 1970s, when Veruca Salt ate a piece of chewing gum in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory that simulated a three-course meal (still being beta-tested). Protein bars do not a satisfying meal make, but they are easy to store, portable, and provide a range of nutrients th

History, mass loss, structure, and dynamic behavior of the Antarctic Ice Sheet…………Antarctica contains most of Earth's fresh water stored in two large ice sheets. The more stable East Antarctic Ice Sheet is larger and older, rests on higher topography, and hides entire mountain ranges and ancient lakes. The less stable West Antarctic Ice Sheet is smaller and younger and was formed on what was once a shallow sea. Recent observations made with several independent satellite measur

HKU marine biologist and international team unveil impacts of heatwave on reef fishes…………Dr Celia Schunter from the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Hong Kong and a team of international scientists conducted a study to understand the molecular response of five species to the 2016 heatwave conditions that killed a third of the Great Barrier Reef corals. This is the world-first study tracking how wild fish populations respond to a severe marine heatwave. The results of

Hodor 'holds the door' open for a potential new way to curb mosquito populations…………The identification of an insect-specific metal-sensing receptor in the gut lining highlights a possible new way to curb populations of disease-transmitting insects such as mosquitoes.

Homeless people receive less treatment in hospitals for heart attacks, have higher readmission rates…………Homelessness has become a social crisis and public health problem around the world, affecting people of all ages. Most homeless people are at a disadvantage with few resources, and may or may not have adequate health insurance. Mental illness and substance abuse are common issues in the homeless community. People living on the streets have a high likelihood of developing heart disease. Yet they ha

Host membrane lipids are trafficked to membranes of intravacuolar bacterium Ehrlichia chaffeensis [Microbiology]…………Ehrlichia chaffeensis, a cholesterol-rich and cholesterol-dependent obligate intracellular bacterium, partially lacks genes for glycerophospholipid biosynthesis. We found here that E. chaffeensis is dependent on host glycerolipid biosynthesis, as an inhibitor of host long-chain acyl CoA synthetases, key enzymes for glycerolipid biosynthesis, significantly reduced bacterial proliferation. E. chaffe

How 'undertaker' bees recognize dead comrades…………It's not that fallen bees smell dead—they just don't smell alive anymore

How oceans and atmospheres move heat around on Earth and other planetary bodies…………Imagine a massive mug of cold, dense cream with hot coffee poured on top. Now place it on a rotating table. Over time, the fluids will slowly mix into each other, and heat from the coffee will eventually reach the bottom of the mug. But as most of us impatient coffee drinkers know, stirring the layers together is a more efficient way to distribute the heat and enjoy a beverage that's not scalding

How repaying loans with social service transforms communities | Angie Murimirwa…………What if you could repay loans through volunteering and mentorship instead of money? Activist Angie Murimirwa shares how a game-changing economic tool known as "social interest" is reinvigorating sub-Saharan communities once trapped in cycles of poverty. Join her as she explains how this approach to lending is creating opportunities for thousands of African women and girls — and shows why this mod

How to pay for the war…………Act now and consider the future.

How to protect your identity online…………Who is real? Who is fake? No one may know unless you take action. (Lucas Pezeta/Pexels/) I've been impersonated online four times (that I know of). Three times, someone took my self-portraits and used them to catfish people on Tinder. The other time, someone created an email address and pretended to be me researching an article on Instagram accounts for a site I used to write for. They reached ou

How to slow down ageing?…………Healthy ageing has become one of the priorities of research in Europe. Estonian researchers looked for differences in the immune systems of young and old people. They focused on monocytes and found that the monocytes of the elderly do not seem to produce as much energy, and there is an increase in inflammation markers compared to younger people. Looking into the future, this research gives food fo

Humpback dolphins at risk of extinction…………[no content]

Hur ska kulturskolan bäst nå ut till nya elever?…………Den typiska eleven i Kulturskolan är en svenskfödd flicka med välutbildade, kulturutövande föräldrar. För att nå ut till fler kan man bredda utbudet – och samspela mer med andra verksamheter. Spännvidden är stor mellan de strategier som används. De senaste åren har en jämlik och inkluderande kulturskola utryckts som ett ideal på det politiska planet. Det är en av utgångspunkterna i en avhandling

Identification and characterization of N9-methyltransferase involved in converting caffeine into non-stimulatory theacrine in tea…………Nature Communications, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15324-7 Kucha is a rare variety of tea tree that produces the non-stimulatory theacrine instead of caffeine. Here the authors show that theacrine synthase from Kucha has N9-methyltransferase activity resulting from amino acid substitutions that explain substrate specificity and could potentially guide production of caf

Image: Hubble gazes at fluffy-looking galaxy…………This image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 4237. Located about 60 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair), NGC 4237 is classified as a flocculent spiral galaxy. This means that its spiral arms are not clearly distinguishable from each other, as in "grand design" spiral galaxies, but are instead patchy and discontinuo

Image: The southern hemisphere of Jupiter…………NASA's Juno mission captured this look at the southern hemisphere of Jupiter on Feb. 17, 2020, during the spacecraft's most recent close approach to the giant planet.

Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide…………The climate crisis means that an agricultural disaster comparable to the Dust Bowl of the Great Depression can't be excluded in the long term. A new study forecasts that its effects would exhaust 94% of American wheat reserves, and echo throughout the global trade network to cause shortfalls around the world. These results demonstrate that today's global food system is highly vulnerable to shocks.

Improving access to cycling can benefit women in marginalized neighborhoods…………Research has shown that cycling offers environmental, health, economic and social benefits.

Improving success of giraffe translocations…………Giraffes that are being translocated for conservation purposes should be moved in groups that contain at least 30 females and 3 males to ensure long-term population success. In two new studies, an international team of researchers identifies the ideal composition of a group to be moved and provides guidelines for all aspects of the translocation process, including decision-making and planning, tra

In Just 10 Years, Warming Has Increased the Odds of Disasters…………The likelihood of extreme events today is being underestimated, new research suggests — Read more on

Increasingly mobile sea ice risks polluting Arctic neighbors…………The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics and oil between neighboring coastal states, according to new research from McGill University in collaboration with University of Colorado Boulder, Columbia University, and Arizona State University.

Individualized perturbation of the human connectome reveals reproducible biomarkers of network dynamics relevant to cognition [Neuroscience]…………Large-scale brain networks are often described using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). However, the blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) signal provides an indirect measure of neuronal firing and reflects slow-evolving hemodynamic activity that fails to capture the faster timescale of normal physiological function. Here we used fMRI-guided transcranial magnetic stimul

Initial findings of artificial impact on asteroid Ryugu…………A large team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions across Japan has revealed the age of the asteroid Ryugu and other characteristics by firing a copper ball at its surface. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes what they have learned so far from their attempt to mimic the conditions in which craters form.

Innovative new fabrication approach for reprogrammable photonic circuits…………Modern society relies on technologies with electronic integrated circuits (IC) at their heart, but these may prove to be less suitable in future applications such as quantum computing and environmental sensing. Photonic integrated circuits (PICs), the light-based equivalent of electronic ICs, are an emerging technology field that can offer lower energy consumption, faster operation, and enhanced p

Inside the Secret World of Iridescent Animals…………The greens, blues and purples of iridescent animals are fabulous to behold. But biologists are still learning why the creatures are so colorful and bright.

Insights into human genetic variation and population history from 929 diverse genomes…………Genome sequences from diverse human groups are needed to understand the structure of genetic variation in our species and the history of, and relationships between, different populations. We present 929 high-coverage genome sequences from 54 diverse human populations, 26 of which are physically phased using linked-read sequencing. Analyses of these genomes reveal an excess of previously undocumen

Intelligent machines as social catalysts [Commentaries]…………Some people excel at facilitating communication between other people. They are social catalysts: they promote engagement within a team, keep the team on point, defuse hostility, make sure that everyone contributes to the best of their capacity, and generally ensure that the team performs better than the sum of its…

Intel's New Research System Has the Neural Capacity of a Small Mammal Brain – Intel's Pohoiki Springs features the computational capacity of 100 million neurons…….……submitted by /u/izumi3682 [link] [comments]

Interstellar comet Borisov may be breaking up as it exits solar system…………The first-ever interstellar comet is showing signs of brightening, suggesting it may have been heated up as it passed near to the sun

Investigation reveals £21 million NHS bill for avoidable deficiencies in heart failure…………Nearly 109,000 beds are occupied due to frequent, unplanned hospital readmissions caused by treatable ID/IDA in HF. Disparity in care across England sees some patients spending 26 days in hospital, compared to eight days in other areas of the country, indicating inconsistency in the implementation of guidance.

Iron is everywhere in Earth's vicinity, suggest two decades of Cluster data…………Using over 18 years of data from ESA's Cluster mission, scientists have mapped the heavy metals in the space surrounding Earth, finding an unexpected distribution and prevalence of iron and shedding light on the composition of our cosmic environment.

Iron sequestration by transferrin 1 mediates nutritional immunity in Drosophila melanogaster [Immunology and Inflammation]…………Iron sequestration is a recognized innate immune mechanism against invading pathogens mediated by iron-binding proteins called transferrins. Despite many studies on antimicrobial activity of transferrins in vitro, their specific in vivo functions are poorly understood. Here we use Drosophila melanogaster as an in vivo model to investigate the role of…

Irreversible TrxR1 inhibitors block STAT3 activity and induce cancer cell death…………Because of its key role in cancer development and progression, STAT3 has become an attractive target for developing new cancer therapeutics. While several STAT3 inhibitors have progressed to advanced stages of development, their underlying biology and mechanisms of action are often more complex than would be expected from specific binding to STAT3. Here, we have identified and optimized a series

Is anyone in there?…………How can we tell if someone is aware of what is going on around them? One strategy is to look at their eyes. Eye contact and dilated pupils are a good sign someone is actively engaged in a conversation. If they're staring off into space or flickering open and shut, it's a good sign they […]

Is Digital Learning Still Second Best?…………submitted by /u/dwaxe [link] [comments]

Is it worth the effort?…………[no content]

Is this what our solar system's 'force field' looks like?…………A new model that's shaped somewhere between a croissant and a beach ball could resolve a long debate about the protective bubble around our solar system, researchers report. You are living in a bubble. Not a metaphorical bubble—a real, literal bubble. But don't worry, it's not just you. The whole planet, and every other planet in the solar system, for that matter, is in the bubble too. And, we ma

It's time for a major issuance of the IMF's Special Drawing Rights…………A proposal.

KAL's cartoon…………[no content]

Kikkertkirurgi ved reparation af ­mitralklapper er nu standard på Riget…………Hjertepatienter i hovedstadsområdet med behov for reparation af mitralklappen kan se frem til et mere skånsomt indgreb fremover. Men teknikken har også begrænsninger.

Kinetics of the conformational cycle of Hsp70 reveals the importance of the dynamic and heterogeneous nature of Hsp70 for its function [Biophysics and Computational Biology]…………Hsp70 is a conserved molecular chaperone that plays an indispensable role in regulating protein folding, translocation, and degradation. The conformational dynamics of Hsp70 and its regulation by cochaperones are vital to its function. Using bulk and single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer (smFRET) techniques, we studied the interdomain conformational distribution of…

Kul med absurda vetenskapliga problem…………Har du någon gång funderat på vad som krävs för att fylla en vallgrav med lava? Även om du inte har det kanske du roas av att tänka vidare på uppenbart opraktiska saker, bara för att se vad konsekvenserna blir. I så fall är detta boken för dig. Gör så här är uppföljaren till succéboken Tänk om …, av skaparen till internetserien xkcd, men med ett lite annat upplägg. I stället för att svara på absur

Land-cover maps of Europe from the cloud…………Earth's land is covered by a range of different types of vegetation, from forest and marsh to crops and bodies of water, as well as the artificial surfaces that are an increasingly common feature of our landscape.

Latitudinal effect of vegetation on erosion rates identified along western South America…………Vegetation influences erosion by stabilizing hillslopes and accelerating weathering, thereby providing a link between the biosphere and Earth's surface. Previous studies investigating vegetation effects on erosion have proved challenging owing to poorly understood interactions between vegetation and other factors, such as precipitation and surface processes. We address these complexities along 35

Leave your house on time with these convenient key and wallet finders…………There you are! (Shane Avery via Unsplash/) There seems to be some law of the universe that dictates you only realize you don't know where your keys are when leaving late risks personal disaster. If you're lucky, you lose in your own home — if you're unlucky, maybe you leave them in a taxi or at the park. Regardless of where it happens, by the time the whole ordeal is through, you can bet that you

Light-up bacteria fend off competitors to live inside this squid…………Researchers have identified two factors that control the expression of a key gene required by luminescent bacteria to kill competing bacterial cells. The finding sheds light on the molecular mechanisms that enable different strains of bacteria to compete and establish symbiosis in the Hawaiian bobtail squid. The study in the Journal of Bacteriology adds to our understanding of how the make-up of

Lipidomics and RNA sequencing reveal a novel subpopulation of nanovesicle within extracellular matrix biomaterials…………Biomaterials composed of extracellular matrix (ECM) provide both mechanical support and a reservoir of constructive signaling molecules that promote functional tissue repair. Recently, matrix-bound nanovesicles (MBVs) have been reported as an integral component of ECM bioscaffolds. Although liquid-phase extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been the subject of intense investigation, their similarity

Liquid dispersions of zeolite monolayers with high catalytic activity prepared by soft-chemical exfoliation…………The most effective approach to practical exploitation of the layered solids that often have unique valuable properties—such as graphene, clays, and other compounds—is by dispersion into colloidal suspensions of monolayers, called liquid exfoliation. This fundamentally expected behavior can be used to deposit monolayers on supports or to reassemble into hierarchical materials to produce, by design

Looking at your phone at work might make you even more bored…………There are plenty of things you can do in a five minute break at work — talk to a colleague, make a cup of tea or coffee, or even go outside for some fresh air. But with the advent of digital technology, many of us now spend the short lulls in our day doing something else: looking at our phones. Previous research has already suggested (fairly unsurprisingly) that smartphone use increases as we get

Looking to Diversify? This Fintech Platform Lets Anyone Invest in Real Estate…….……Futurism fans: To create this content, a non-editorial team worked with an affiliate partner. We may collect a small commission on items purchased through this page. This post does not necessarily reflect the views or the endorsement of the editorial staff. For decades, large financial institutions and high-net worth individuals have had access to a class of highly lucrative real est

Loss of insulin signaling may contribute to atrial fibrillation and atrial electrical remodeling in type 1 diabetes [Medical Sciences]…………Atrial fibrillation (AF) is prevalent in diabetes mellitus (DM); however, the basis for this is unknown. This study investigated AF susceptibility and atrial electrophysiology in type 1 diabetic Akita mice using in vivo intracardiac electrophysiology, high-resolution optical mapping in atrial preparations, and patch clamping in isolated atrial myocytes. qPCR and…

Lär känna kunderna innan du digitaliserar…………Digitala tjänster kan göra fysiska platser mer attraktiva och konkurrenskraftiga. Men att digitalisera enbart för att det är möjligt kan ge motsatt effekt. Forskare vid Karlstads universitet. har utvecklat en ny metod för att ge företag och organisationer bättre förståelse för hur digitala tjänster kan användas på bästa sätt. Ny teknik och ökad mobilanvändning har skapat helt nya kontaktytor inom

M&S scraps dividend and warns of prolonged disruption…………UK retailer says profit could fall below £440m to £460m range expected by analysts

Machine learning for cluster analysis of localization microscopy data…………Nature Communications, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15293-x The characterization of clusters in single-molecule microscopy data is vital to reconstruct emerging spatial patterns. Here, the authors present a fast and accurate machine-learning approach to clustering, to address the issues related to the size of the data and to sample heterogeneity.

Machine learning for natural extracts…………[no content]

Man Group's Draaisma notes inflation paradigm shift is possible…………The bull who called the bottom in 2008 speaks on a topic almost no-one is focusing on.

Mapping perovskite trap states…………[no content]

Mapping perovskite trap states…………[no content]

Martians Get Their Water from the Poles…………Originally published in July 1907 — Read more on

Massively parallel microwire arrays integrated with CMOS chips for neural recording…………Multi-channel electrical recordings of neural activity in the brain is an increasingly powerful method revealing new aspects of neural communication, computation, and prosthetics. However, while planar silicon-based CMOS devices in conventional electronics scale rapidly, neural interface devices have not kept pace. Here, we present a new strategy to interface silicon-based chips with three-dimens

Mdm2 enhances ligase activity of parkin and facilitates mitophagy…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61796-4

Media reports of celebrity suicide linked to increased suicide rates…………Media reporting of suicide, especially celebrity suicides, is associated with increases in suicide in the general population, particularly by the same method as used by the celebrity, finds an analysis of the latest evidence published by The BMJ today.

Meet the Ecologist Who Wants You to Unleash the Wild on Your Backyard…………Fed up with invasive species and sterile landscapes, Douglas Tallamy urges Americans to go native and go natural

Melanoma is killing fewest Americans in decades…………Advances in treatment have led to the largest yearly declines in deaths due to melanoma ever recorded for this skin cancer, results of a new study suggest.

Merger between two stars led to blue supergiant, iconic supernova…………A supernova in a nearby galaxy may have originated from an explosion of a blue supergiant formed by the merger of two stars, simulations by RIKEN astrophysicists suggest. The asymmetric nature of this explosion may provide hints for where to look for the elusive neutron star birthed in this stellar cataclysm.

Metabolic control analysis of hepatic glycogen synthesis in vivo [Physiology]…………Multiple insulin-regulated enzymes participate in hepatic glycogen synthesis, and the rate-controlling step responsible for insulin stimulation of glycogen synthesis is unknown. We demonstrate that glucokinase (GCK)-mediated glucose phosphorylation is the rate-controlling step in insulin-stimulated hepatic glycogen synthesis in vivo, by use of the somatostatin pancreatic clamp technique using [13C

Microscopic pathways for stress relaxation in repulsive colloidal glasses…………Residual stresses are well-known companions of all glassy materials. They affect and, in many cases, even strongly modify important material properties like the mechanical response and the optical transparency. The mechanisms through which stresses affect such properties are, in many cases, still under study, and their full understanding can pave the way to a full exploitation of stress as a prim

Microsoft AI Can Now Edit Your Snacking Sounds out of Your Video Chats…………Table Manners In the Age of Quarantine — social distancing, self-isolating, banned large crowds, and remote work — some of us are spending more time than ever in group video chats. But for every new solution, there's a new problem. Like etiquette and (video) table manners. Are we really supposed to mute our mics and potentially block our cameras every time we take a bite of something? The answer

Middle-aged entrepreneurs fare better than twentysomethings…………Two years ago, MIT economist Pierre Azoulay started a lively discussion when a working paper he co-authored, "Age and High-Growth Entrepreneurship," revealed a surprising fact about startup founders: Among firms in the top 1/10 of the top 1 percent, in terms of growth, the average founder's age is 45. That's contrary to the popular image of valuable startups being the sole domain of twentysomethin

Modgift mod ­udbrændthed…………Sæt patienten først – det tager kun 40 sekunder

Molecular dissection of pheromone selectivity in the competence signaling system ComRS of streptococci [Biochemistry]…………Competence allows bacteria to internalize exogenous DNA fragments for the acquisition of new phenotypes such as antibiotic resistance or virulence traits. In most streptococci, competence is regulated by ComRS signaling, a system based on the mature ComS pheromone (XIP), which is internalized to activate the (R)RNPP-type ComR sensor by triggering…

Molecular vibrations reduce the maximum achievable photovoltage in organic solar cells…………Scientists at TU Dresden and Hasselt University in Belgium investigated the physical causes that limit the efficiency of novel solar cells based on organic molecular materials. Currently, the voltage of such cells is still too low—one reason for their still relatively low efficiencies.

Nahum Arav part of team to discover quasar tsunamis…………These outflows are crucial for the understanding of galaxies' formation,' Arav said. 'They are pushing hundreds of solar masses of material each year.

Nanoimaging the intracellular space to aid drug development…………Chemotherapeutics are key players in the clinical setting to fight most types of cancer, and novel chemicals could facilitate new and unique intracellular interactions that modulate the cell machinery and destroy the tumor cells. Equally necessary are new tools to locate and quantify such molecules in the intracellular nano-space so that their therapeutic action is fully understood.

NASA finds little strength left in Tropical Cyclone Herold…………Wind shear pushed former Tropical Cyclone Herold apart and infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed the system with very little strength remaining.

Nasa shortlists four astrophysics missions for 2025 launch…………Four proposals will get funds for nine months of study before two are chosen to go ahead Nasa has shortlisted four proposals for its next astrophysics missions, due for launch in 2025. The agency has funding to fly two of them, and the four will now each receive funds for a nine-month period of technical study. The two missions will be chosen next year. The competing proposals are: the extreme-ul

NASA Uses InSight's Robotic Arm to Push Heat Probe Into Mars…………NASA's InSight lander is part of NASA's budget-minded Discovery program, but it's accomplishing a surprising number of "firsts" on Mars in spite of the smaller budget. It was the first mission to take seismic readings on another planet and the first to record the sound of Martian winds. Now, it's got a shot at being the first to study the internal temperature of Mars — NASA's plan to nudge the la

NASA's Mars Lander Just Had to Hit Itself With a Shovel to Get Unstuck…………The soil was clumpier than expected.

NASA's Mars perseverance rover gets its sample handling system…………With the launch period for NASA's Mars Perseverance rover opening in a little less than four months, the six-wheeler is reaching significant pre-launch milestones almost daily at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rover had some components removed prior to being shipped from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California to the Cape in early February. Last week, Pers

National Monuments are More Boon than Bane to Local Economies…………New research suggests that national monument designations have not harmed local economies, and in some ways they may have helped. monument-pic_cropped.jpg President Clinton designated Canyons of the Ancients in Colorado as a national monument in 2000. Image credits: Margaret Walls Rights information: This image may only be reproduced with this Inside Science article. Earth Wednesday, March 18, 2

National monuments help local economies…………An aerial view of the Valley of the Gods, an area that used to be in the Bears Ears monument, but was cut out in 2017 (Bureau of Land Management/) When President Trump declared plans to downsize Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in 2017, supporters of the decision claimed that the monuments could harm the industries that nearby communities relied on. After Bear Ears' ori

Nationwide pulls tracker mortgages after historic base rate cut…………Mortgage products tracking base rate vanish as 'the numbers no longer stack up'

Natural history TV 'boosts species awareness'…………Programmes, such as Sir David Attenborough's, triggered a greater interest in species.

Nature-inspired green energy technology clears important development hurdle…………A new material design has put the long-sought idea of using artificial photosynthesis to generate renewable fuel within reach

NELL2-Robo3 complex structure reveals mechanisms of receptor activation for axon guidance…………Nature Communications, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15211-1 Robo3 is a divergent, multifunctional member of the Robo receptor family that mediates axon guidance by its ligand NELL2 instead of the canonical Slit ligands. Here, the authors present the crystal structures of human Robo3 in complex with NELL1 and NELL2, and they show through biophysical and functional assays

Neuron-targeted electrical modulation…………[no content]

New brain disorder discovery…………A study has uncovered a new neurodegenerative disorder in which children experience developmental regression and severe epilepsy.

New brain reading technology could help the development of brainwave-controlled devices…………A new method to accurately record brain activity at scale has been developed by researchers at the Crick, Stanford University and UCL. The technique could lead to new medical devices to help amputees, people with paralysis or people with neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease.

New contrast agent for early diagnosis of brain metastases…………A group of researchers led by Leif Schroeder from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut fuer Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) have found a way to detect metastases in certain types of cancer in the brain at an early stage, using only minimal amounts of contrast agent. To this end, the team uses a synthetic molecule that helps to detect the formation of new blood vessels, producing much more sophisticated i

New drug can ease the side effects of medication against severe depression…………Today, severe depressions require a high dose of antidepressants. However, the high dose may also cause serious side effects. Now, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have found a substance that may ease the side effects while preserving the therapeutic effect.

New drug combination passes safety test in pancreatic cancer…………A new study has shown a novel peptide antagonist, given in combination with a PD-1 inhibitor, to be safe and well-tolerated in patients with advanced, refractory pancreatic and rectal cancer.

New insights into US flood vulnerability revealed from flood insurance big data…………An international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has found that current estimates of flood risk rely upon methods for calculating flood damage which are inadequately verified and match poorly with observations.

New nano strategy fights superbugs…………Researchers imprint carbon nitride nanosheets to catch and kill free-floating antibiotic resistant genes found in secondary effluent produced by wastewater treatment plants. The strategy would prevent the DNA molecules from making downstream bacteria more resistant to drugs.

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New research shows promise to treat female group A streptococcus genital tract infections…………Puerperal sepsis, also known as childbed fever, is the leading cause of maternal deaths. In this novel study in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, scientists report on the discovery of group A streptococcus (GAS) surface proteins involved in female reproductive tract infections such as puerperal sepsis that may pave the way to developing vaccines and more effective treatment

New research shows which ovarian cancer patients won't benefit from immune-PARP combo…………In patients with advanced ovarian cancer, a combination of drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors and PARP inhibitors can produce powerful remissions, clinical trials have shown, but up until now investigators haven't been able to predict which patients won't benefit from the treatment and should explore other options. A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers, is showing that i

New technology helps in hunt for new cancer drug combinations…………A revolutionary new technology has been applied to reveal the inner workings of individual cancer cells – potentially identifying more effective treatment combinations for people with cancer.

New UCI-led study reveals how skin cells prepare to heal wounds……–nus031920.php……A team of University of California, Irvine researchers have published the first comprehensive overview of the major changes that occur in mammalian skin cells as they prepare to heal wounds. Results from the study provide a blueprint for future investigation into pathological conditions associated with poor wound healing, such as in diabetic patients.

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NIH study provides genetic insights into osteosarcoma in children…………A study by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, offers new insight into genetic alterations associated with osteosarcoma, the most common cancerous bone tumor of children and adolescents. The researchers found that more people with osteosarcoma carry harmful, or likely harmful, variants in known cancer-susceptibility genes than people witho

No Empathy, Only Anger…………On the evening of June 21, 1941, American Communists went to bed subject to one party line. At the sun set, Britain was fighting an imperialist war against Germany, about which the United States must remain neutral. American Communists awoke on June 22, 1941, to discover the party line abruptly changed. Hitler had invaded the Soviet Union. Now the war was a struggle between democracy and fascism,

Noblewoman really wanted to play donkey polo in the afterlife…………A noblewoman from Imperial China enjoyed playing polo on donkeys so much she had her steeds buried with her so she could keep doing it in the afterlife, archaeologists have discovered. The research provides the first physical evidence of donkey polo in Imperial China, which previously was only known from historical texts. It also sheds light on the role for donkeys in the lives of high status wom

Noises from human activity may threaten New England's freshwater soundscape…………Sounds produced by human activities — anthropogenic sounds — account for more than 90% of the underwater soundscape in major freshwater habitats of New England.

Nonlinear plasmon-exciton coupling enhances sum-frequency generation from a hybrid metal/semiconductor nanostructure…………Nature Communications, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15232-w The ultrafast optical dynamics of plasmon-quantum emitter systems have rarely been explored. Here, the authors study those dynamics by interferometrically probing nonlinear optical emission from porous gold nanosponges with zinc oxide emitters, allowing sum-frequency generation enhancement from individual hot s

Nonuniform growth and surface friction determine bacterial biofilm morphology on soft substrates [Biophysics and Computational Biology]…………During development, organisms acquire three-dimensional (3D) shapes with important physiological consequences. While basic mechanisms underlying morphogenesis are known in eukaryotes, it is often difficult to manipulate them in vivo. To circumvent this issue, here we present a study of developing Vibrio cholerae biofilms grown on agar substrates in which the…

Novel B cell-dependent multiple sclerosis model using extracellular domains of myelin proteolipid protein…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61928-w

Nurse practitioner clinical settings key to delivery of patient-centered care…………It's long been understood that care that respects and integrates the wants, needs, and preferences of patients results in higher ratings of satisfaction and improved health outcomes. Yet, several barriers still often impede the delivery of patient-centered care. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that organizational supports for nurse practitione

O-GlcNAcylation regulates the methionine cycle to promote pluripotency of stem cells [Biochemistry]…………Methionine metabolism is critical for the maintenance of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) pluripotency. However, little is known about the regulation of the methionine cycle to sustain ESC pluripotency. Here, we show that adenosylhomocysteinase (AHCY), an important enzyme in the methionine cycle, is critical for…

Oil's big storage problem…………Quick thinks: what happens when there's no more storage available?

Oldest fossil of modern birds is a 'turducken…………[no content]

On the origin of massive stars…………This scene of stellar creation, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, sits near the outskirts of the famous Tarantula Nebula. This cloud of gas and dust, as well as the many young and massive stars surrounding it, is the perfect laboratory to study the origin of massive stars.

On the trail of organic solar cells' efficiency…………Scientists at TU Dresden and Hasselt University in Belgium investigated the physical causes that limit the efficiency of novel solar cells based on organic molecular materials. Currently, the voltage of such cells is still too low – one reason for their still relatively low efficiencies.

Oncotarget Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL): a review of the literature…………Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 11 reported that relapsed APL, particularly in the high-risk subset of patients, remains an important clinical problem.The probability of relapse is significantly higher in the high-risk subset of patients undergoing treatment for APL; overall approximately 10-20% of APL patients relapse regardless of their risk stratification.

Oncotarget DOT1L inhibition is lethal for multiple myeloma due to perturbation…………Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 11 reported that in order to understand the molecular mechanism of the dependency in MM, the research team examined gene expression changes upon DOT1L inhibition in sensitive and insensitive cell lines and discovered that genes belonging to the endoplasmic reticulum stress pathway and protein synthesis machinery were specifically suppressed in sensitive cells.

Oncotarget Early prediction of resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors…………Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 11 reported that at clinical progression, 64 EGFR T790M plasma positive patients were subjected to second line-treatment with osimertinib and strictly monitored during the first month of therapy.Plasma analysis by the EGFR Cobas test showed in 57 cases a substantial decrease in the levels of the sensitizing EGFR mutant allele, down to a not detectable value.

Oncotarget Quizartinib, a selective FLT3 inhibitor, maintains antileukemic activity…………Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 11 reported that in this preclinical study, we characterized the binding affinity and selectivity of quizartinib, a small-molecule inhibitor of FLT3, and AC886, the active metabolite of quizartinib, compared with those of other FLT3 inhibitors.Dr. Takeshi Isoyama from Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. said, "FMS like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) is a receptor tyrosine kinase express

One-kilometer breakthrough made in quantum field…………A team led by Prof. Guo Guangcan from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and collaborators first realized distribution of high-dimensional orbital angular momentum entanglement over a 1 km few-mode fiber. The result is published in Optica.

Opening plastic bags and bottles may generate microplastics…………Opening plastic packaging, such as plastic bags and bottles may contribute to the generation of small amounts of microplastics—small plastic particles less than 5 mm long—during daily tasks, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.

Our guts may sense sugar and low-calorie sweeteners differently…………The gut distinguishes sugar from low-calorie sweeteners, and tells the brain what has been eaten within milliseconds, studies in mice and human cells suggest

Outdated polio vaccine causes new cases of disease…………Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00812-z Dozens of polio outbreaks in the past few years have been linked to a polio vaccine that many nations abandoned in 2016.

Output from VIP cells of the mammalian central clock regulates daily physiological rhythms…………Nature Communications, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15277-x VIP-expressing neurons play a central role in circadian timekeeping within the mammalian central clock. Here the authors use opto- and chemogenetic approaches to show that VIP neuronal activity regulates rhythmic activity in downstream hypothalamic target neurons and their physiological functions.

OXPHOS remodeling in high-grade prostate cancer involves mtDNA mutations and increased succinate oxidation…………Nature Communications, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15237-5 The re-wiring of the metabolic machinery is a common feature in cancer. Here, the authors show, using paired normal and prostate cancer samples that the cancer samples exhibit a shift to succinate respiration, which is associated with elevated levels of mitochondrial DNA mutations.

Pembrolizumab shows promise for some advanced, hard-to-treat rare cancers…………. Open-label Phase II study at MD Anderson reports on four cancer types.

Penguins call out as they hunt under water but we're not sure why…………Penguins are the first seabirds we have recorded making sounds under water – they may be calling out for help when they hunt or making noise to disorient their prey

Per Andersen (1930–2020)…………Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00836-5 Neuroscientist who pioneered studies of the brain's memory circuits.

Phagocytosis of Wnt inhibitor SFRP4 by late wound macrophages drives chronic Wnt activity for fibrotic skin healing…………Human and murine skin wounding commonly results in fibrotic scarring, but the murine wounding model wound-induced hair neogenesis (WIHN) can frequently result in a regenerative repair response. Here, we show in single-cell RNA sequencing comparisons of semi-regenerative and fibrotic WIHN wounds, increased expression of phagocytic/lysosomal genes in macrophages associated with predominance of fibr

Photons and electrons one on one…………The dynamics of electrons changes ever so slightly on each interaction with a photon. Physicists at ETH Zurich have now measured such interplay in its arguably purest form — by recording the attosecond-scale time delays associated with one-photon transitions in an unbound electron.

Piscidin-1 Induces Apoptosis via Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species-Regulated Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Human Osteosarcoma Cells…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61876-5

Planet Positive…………As the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaches, looking at the constructive, inspiring ways communities and people are responding to a changing planet

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Populations most at risk of opiate addiction…………Researchers found that white males ages 30 to 39 were most at risk of fatal overdoses in Ohio. The study also identified 12 clusters in the state where overdose rates were highest.

Porous material enables autonomous underwater vehicles to travel further…………Since most autonomous underwater vehicles must carry their own energy when working under water, variable methods are usually adopted to improve endurance, such as low-power electronic equipment, efficient propulsion method and low resistance shape design.

Potentialet i energirenovering er kun halvt så stort som forventet…………PLUS. Hidtil har man regnet med, at efterisolering, nye vinduer og genvex-anlæg kan skære 30 procent opvarmningsbehovet i bygninger. Ny undersøgelse viser, at kun halvdelen er realistisk

Prestigious Abel Maths Prize Has Been Awarded For 'Random Walk' Probability Techniques…………Congratulations!

Probing allosteric coupling in a constitutively open mutant of the ion channel KcsA using solid-state NMR [Biophysics and Computational Biology]…………Transmembrane allosteric coupling is a feature of many critical biological signaling events. Here we test whether transmembrane allosteric coupling controls the potassium binding affinity of the prototypical potassium channel KcsA in the context of C-type inactivation. Activation of KcsA is initiated by proton binding to the pH gate upon an…

Protecting quantum entanglement from leakage and qubit errors via repetitive parity measurements…………Protecting quantum information from errors is essential for large-scale quantum computation. Quantum error correction (QEC) encodes information in entangled states of many qubits and performs parity measurements to identify errors without destroying the encoded information. However, traditional QEC cannot handle leakage from the qubit computational space. Leakage affects leading experimental plat

Psychedelics in Palliative Care…………Drugs that foster feelings of uplift and connection can be therapeutic for many conditions in many phases of life — Read more on

Published consensus statement offers UTI treatment recommendations…………The Journal of the American Medical Directors Association published in its January issue a consensus statement for treating urinary tract infections at post-acute and long-term care centers. Kalin Clifford, Pharm.D., an assistant professor for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy was a member of the Infection Advisory Committee of the American Medical

Publisher Correction: Accurate Detection of Dobutamine-induced Haemodynamic Changes by Kino-Cardiography: A Randomised Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Validation Study…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61864-9

Publisher Correction: Analysis of Copy-Number Variations and Feline Mammary Carcinoma Survival…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-62222-5

Publisher Correction: Specific memory B cell response in humans upon infection with highly pathogenic H7N7 avian influenza ⓳VIRUS…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-62303-5

Pumilio proteins utilize distinct regulatory mechanisms to achieve complementary functions required for pluripotency and embryogenesis [Developmental Biology]…………Gene regulation in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) has been extensively studied at the epigenetic-transcriptional level, but not at the posttranscriptional level. Pumilio (Pum) proteins are among the few known translational regulators required for stem-cell maintenance in invertebrates and plants. Here we report the essential function of two murine Pum proteins,…

Pushing manufacturers to make more resilient products will curb e-waste…………European lawmakers are considering new regulations that would push manufacturers to design products that last longer. It's part of a global effort to curb "throwaway" culture where people buy products, use them for a short while and then throw them away.

Putting artificial intelligence to work in the lab…………An Australian-German collaboration has demonstrated fully-autonomous SPM operation, applying artificial intelligence and deep learning to remove the need for constant human supervision. The new system, dubbed DeepSPM, bridges the gap between nanoscience, automation and artificial intelligence (AI), and firmly establishes the use of machine learning for experimental scientific research using Scanni

Radial synthesis breaks new ground for chemical research and production…………In the future, bottlenecks in the supply of medicines could be more easily eliminated. An automated machine for radial synthesis developed by chemists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces will enable the flexible production of medical agents and other chemical products. The apparatus can be quickly reprogrammed for the synthesis of various substances—even complex ones—without hav

Rapid, automatic identification of individual, live brain cells…………Generalized brain atlases, so-called connectome maps, are still no help for identifying neurons in individual, live, wriggling worms. Researchers working towards understanding the brain in high-definition, single-cell detail have designed a new computer program to identify each neuron in fluorescent microscope images of living worms. Previous attempts to automate the identification of individual n

Reconfigurable structure and tunable transport in synchronized active spinner materials…………Ensembles of actuated colloids are excellent model systems to explore emergent out-of-equilibrium structures, complex collective dynamics, and design rules for the next generation materials. Here, we demonstrate that ferromagnetic microparticles suspended at an air-water interface and energized by an external rotating magnetic field spontaneously form dynamic ensembles of synchronized spinners in

Regulation of body length and bone mass by Gpr126/Adgrg6…………Adhesion G protein–coupled receptor G6 (Adgrg6; also named GPR126) single-nucleotide polymorphisms are associated with human height in multiple populations. However, whether and how GPR126 regulates body height is unknown. In this study, we found that mouse body length was specifically decreased in Osx-Cre;Gpr126 fl/fl mice. Deletion of Gpr126 in osteoblasts resulted in a remarkable delay in oste

Reliable calculators for school, home, and work…………Calculus feels a little less daunting with your trust calculator. (Ray Reyes via Unsplash/) Most of us have smartphones capable of doing advanced math. But no matter how sophisticated your apps are, your phone isn't built to solve equations. Touchscreens and tiny keyboards just aren't designed for high volumes of numerical transactions, especially when you get interrupted by a call or text. Here

Reproductive tract extracellular vesicles are sufficient to transmit intergenerational stress and program neurodevelopment…………Nature Communications, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15305-w Evidence for sperm small noncoding RNA-mediated intergenerational transmission implies communication from responsive somatic cells to sperm. Here, authors show that epididymal cells alter extracellular vesicle cargo after stress exposure, to impact offspring neurodevelopment and stress reactivity.

Republican $1tn plan, Paul Tucker on damage limits…………Republicans introduced legislation to inject more than $1tn of fiscal stimulus into the economy

Research finds gender bias in textbooks of Indonesia and other Muslim majority countries…………Indonesia does well compared to other Muslim countries in getting girls into schools. Female enrollment in primary and secondary education is around 90% and 80% respectively, while the proportions of boys and girls in school are virtually equal.

Research reveals why some prostate cancers are more aggressive…………Researchers at the University of East Anglia have discovered why some prostate cancers are more aggressive, spread to different parts of the body, and ultimately cause death. It is hoped that the discovery, published today, could transform patient treatment.

Research team produces new nanosheets for near infrared imaging…………Egyptian blue is one of the oldest manmade colour pigments. It adorns, for instance, the crown of the world famous bust of Nefertiti. But the pigment can do even more. An international research team led by Dr. Sebastian Kruss from the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen has produced a new nanomaterial based on the Egyptian blue pigment, which is ideally suited for applic

Researchers Are Learning How Asian Elephants Think—in Order to Save Them…………As the pachyderms increasingly clash with farmers and villagers over disappearing land, scientists study the way the animals' minds work

Researchers demonstrate first terahertz quantum sensing…………Quantum physicists rely on quantum sensing as a highly attractive method to access spectral regions and detect photons (tiny packets of light) that are generally technically challenging. They can gather sample information in the spectral region of interest and transfer the details via biphoton correlations into another spectral range with highly sensitive detectors. The work is specifically benefi

Researchers develop hollow ZSM-5 zeolite catalyst with low silicon to aluminum ratio…………ZSM-5 zeolite plays a vital role in petroleum cracking and refining of petrochemical products due to its microporous structure (0.51-0.56 nm) and tunable solid acid characteristics. Since zeolite micropores limit the mass transfer of reactants, the research focus has been to improve the accessibility of reactants to the acid sites of zeolites to improve their catalytic activity over the past decad

Researchers find key to keep working memory working…………Working memory, the ability to hold a thought in mind even through distraction, is the foundation of abstract reasoning and a defining characteristic of the human brain. It is also impaired in disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Now Yale researchers have found a key molecule that helps neurons maintain information in working memory, which could lead to potential treatments for

Researchers unlock secrets to swimming efficiency of whales, dolphins for next-gen underwater robots…………Someday, underwater robots may so closely mimic creatures like fish that they'll fool not only the real animals themselves but humans as well. That ability could yield information ranging from the health of fish stocks to the location of foreign watercraft.

Resolving spatial and energetic distributions of trap states in metal halide perovskite solar cells…………We report the profiling of spatial and energetic distributions of trap states in metal halide perovskite single-crystalline and polycrystalline solar cells. The trap densities in single crystals varied by five orders of magnitude, with a lowest value of 2 x 10 11 per cubic centimeter and most of the deep traps located at crystal surfaces. The charge trap densities of all depths of the interfaces

Response to Comment on "Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity"…………Lambert et al . question our retrospective and holistic epidemiological assessment of the role of chytridiomycosis in amphibian declines. Their alternative assessment is narrow and provides an incomplete evaluation of evidence. Adopting this approach limits understanding of infectious disease impacts and hampers conservation efforts. We reaffirm that our study provides unambiguous evidence that c

Restructuring specialists get their day in the sun…………Welcome to Due Diligence, the FT's daily deals briefing

Reversible spin storage in metal oxide–fullerene heterojunctions…………We show that hybrid MnO x /C 60 heterojunctions can be used to design a storage device for spin-polarized charge: a spin capacitor. Hybridization at the carbon-metal oxide interface leads to spin-polarized charge trapping after an applied voltage or photocurrent. Strong electronic structure changes, including a 1-eV energy shift and spin polarization in the C 60 lowest unoccupied molecular orbita

Rigshospitalet får ny professor i reumatologisk sygepleje…………Bente Appel Esbensen, forskningsleder i Videncenter for Reumatologi og Rygsygdomme, bliver den blot fjerde sygeplejerske på Rigshospitalet, der udnævnes til professor.

Robin Hanson | Job Automation in the Short and Very Long Run | VISION WEEKEND 2019…………submitted by /u/greyuniwave [link] [comments]

Russian scientists propose new approach to measuring atoms…………Today, when new drugs are designed with the help of supercomputers, and electronic devices operate on a nanoscale, it is very important for scientists to understand how neighboring molecules behave towards each other. For this purpose, they need to know the sizes of atoms with the highest degree of precision.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Review: Effortless Perfection…………Samsung's latest Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus smartphones are so good, you'll hardly ever stop to think about them.

Scientists Call for Fusion Power Plant in the United States…………Pilot Program In an ambitious push to develop and implement nuclear fusion power, a team of 300 researchers just published a massive new report that lays out exactly what the scientific community needs and what it should prioritize to get the ball rolling. The main goal of the report, according to an MIT press release , is to develop a shared, functional nuclear fusion power plant in the U.S. by

Scientists create quantum sensor that covers entire radio frequency spectrum…………A quantum sensor could give Soldiers a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency spectrum, from 0 to 100 GHz, said researchers from the Army.

Scientists May Have Discovered The Shape of The Very First Proteins That Started Life…………Back to where it all began.

Scientists propose new approach to measuring atoms…………Today, when new drugs are designed with the help of supercomputers, and electronic devices operate on a nanoscale, it is very important for scientists to understand how neighboring molecules behave towards each other. For this purpose, they need to know the sizes of atoms with the highest degree of precision. Modern quantum chemistry methods can be of help here, but the answers they offer are eith

Scientists reveal dynamic silver crystallization by in-situ SEM…………Different structured materials have different properties and applications. Disclosing the formation mechanism of material structures may help develop routes for the rational synthesis. However, how the materials structures grow and how to manipulate their growth remain unclear.

Scientists transform ultra-tough pollen into flexible material…………Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have found a way to turn pollen, one of the hardest materials in the plant kingdom, into a soft and flexible material, with the potential to serve as 'building blocks' for the design of new categories of eco-friendly materials.

Scorpion venom drug may reverse alcohol damage in babies…………Scientists tested a drug derived of scorpion venom on mice exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. The drug was able to reverse specific developmental damage caused by alcohol and will next be tested on humans. Researchers pinpointed specific molecular mechanisms causing developmental problems. Scorpions, sporting eight legs and a venomous stinger, can be quite dangerous for humans to encounter. The

Sea ice on the move could spread pollution around…………The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries could raise the risk of pollutants, like microplastics and oil, spreading between neighboring coastal states, researchers say. The study predicts that by mid-century, the average time it takes for sea ice to travel from one region to another will decrease by more than half, and the amount of sea ice exchanged between Arctic countries such as Russia

Secrets to swimming efficiency of whales, dolphins…………Recent work has examined the fluid mechanics of cetacean propulsion by numerically simulating their oscillating tail fins. A team developed a model that, for the first time, could quantitatively predict how the motions of the fin should be tailored to its shape in order to maximize its efficiency. The research could influence the design of next-gen underwater robots.

Seeing how grain boundaries transform in a metal…………Grain boundaries are one of the most prominent defects in engineering materials separating different crystallites, which determine their strength, corrosion resistance and failure. Typically, these interfaces are regarded as quasi two-dimensional defects and controlling their properties remains one of the most challenging tasks in materials engineering. However, more than 50 years ago the concept

Self-assembly required: Neutrons probe novel polymer behavior for biomedical materials…………A versatile class of flexible, protein-like polymers could significantly advance future drug delivery methods. But first, scientists have to develop a reliable process for tailoring these polymers into shapes that can effectively transport medicines throughout the human body.

Serum irisin: Pathogenesis and clinical research in cardiovascular diseases…………In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; Lutfu Askin, Kader Eliz Uzel, Okan Tanriverdi and Serdar Turkmen from the Department of Cardiology, Adiyaman Education and Research Hospital, Adiyaman, Turkey consider serum irisin pathogenesis and clinical research in cardiovascular diseases.

Seven Ways to Learn About Natural History From Home…………Deepen your understanding of the natural world with these free resources

Sexism and the stars…………[no content]

Shallow ponds prompt fitness-favorable species interbreeding…………[no content]

Sharp rise in NHS negligence claims for lack of informed consent…………Negligence claims against the NHS due to failure to inform patients before they consent to procedures have spiralled up since a landmark legal ruling in 2015, a new study has found.

Shotgun ion mobility mass spectrometry sequencing of heparan sulfate saccharides…………Nature Communications, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15284-y Heparan sulfates (HS) contain functionally relevant structural motifs, but determining their monosaccharide sequence remains challenging. Here, the authors develop an ion mobility mass spectrometry-based method that allows unambiguous characterization of HS sequences and structure-activity relationships.

Single-asperity sliding friction across the superconducting phase transition…………In sliding friction, different energy dissipation channels have been proposed, including phonon and electron systems, plastic deformation, and crack formation. However, how energy is coupled into these channels is debated, and especially, the relevance of electronic dissipation remains elusive. Here, we present friction experiments of a single-asperity sliding on a high- T c superconductor from 4

Six Crazy Attempts to Geoengineer the Weather…………These scientists and inventors set out to change the planet with these out-of-the-box ideas

Sleep's effect : Mental Health of Children Dependent on Sleep Duration…………submitted by /u/smallpocketlibrary [link] [comments]

Small protein folds at the root of an ancient metabolic network [Biophysics and Computational Biology]…………Life on Earth is driven by electron transfer reactions catalyzed by a suite of enzymes that comprise the superfamily of oxidoreductases (Enzyme Classification EC1). Most modern oxidoreductases are complex in their structure and chemistry and must have evolved from a small set of ancient folds. Ancient oxidoreductases from the Archean…

Small robots practice scouting skills for future moon mission…………The upgraded Autonomous Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot, or A-PUFFER, is on a roll. The technology could find itself on a commercial lunar lander in the next few years.

Smile? The Results From the 2020 World Happiness Report Are In…………The Finns, known for downplaying their emotions, are the happiest people in the world. Do they have something to teach us about how to respond to the pandemic?

Social policies might not only improve economic well-being, but also health…………A comprehensive review of US social policies evaluated for their health outcomes found suggestive evidence that early life, income, and health insurance interventions have the potential to improve health. Scientists have long known that 'social' risk factors, like poverty, are correlated with health. However, until this study, there was little research carried out to understand whether it was actu

Solar energy tracker powers down after 17 years…………After nearly two decades, the Sun has set for NASA's SOlar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE), a mission that continued and advanced the agency's 40-year record of measuring solar irradiance and studying its influence on Earth's climate.

SpaceX plans first manned flight to space station in May…………Elon Musk's SpaceX will send astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time in May, NASA said, announcing the first crewed launch from the United States to the platform since 2011.

Special issue of 'Neurochemical Research' honors Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D…….……Investigators from around the world penned manuscripts that were assembled in a special issue of 'Neurochemical Research' that honors Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., for his leadership in the field of neural development and regeneration.

Specific subfamilies of transposable elements contribute to different domains of T lymphocyte enhancers [Genetics]…………Transposable elements (TEs) compose nearly half of mammalian genomes and provide building blocks for cis-regulatory elements. Using high-throughput sequencing, we show that 84 TE subfamilies are overrepresented, and distributed in a lineage-specific fashion in core and boundary domains of CD8+ T cell enhancers. Endogenous retro⓳VIRUSes are most significantly enriched in…

Speedy antibiotic susceptibility tests for high-priority pathogens…………At the core of the antibiotic-resistance crisis is the lack of a rapid and general antibiotic susceptibility test (AST) that can assess the infecting pathogen's sensitivity to antibiotics and inform treatment decisions directly at the point of care. In two new PLOS Biology papers, researchers from the lab of Rustem Ismagilov at the California Institute of Technology have developed two distinct, in

Spring Starts Today All Over America, Which Is Weird…………Spring begins at 11:50 p.m. ET on March 19 this year. It is the earliest nationwide vernal equinox since 1896. Why, you ask? Get ready for orbital mechanics and a lot of information about calendars. (Image credit: GOES-East/NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory)

Stanford scientists program cells to carry out gene-guided construction projects…………The researchers developed a technique called genetically targeted chemical assembly, or GTCA, which they used to assemble electronically active biopolymer meshes on mammalian brain cells and on neurons in C. elegans. The polymers changed the firing rates of neurons in mammalian cells and altered C. elegans crawling behavior. GTCA was also tested on kidney cells and should work with other cell type

Starsky Robotics co-founder on self-driving truck shutdown…………submitted by /u/izumi3682 [link] [comments]

Statins may protect against the heart harms of breast cancer therapies…………Statins are widely used to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease and related deaths, but can they also help guard against heart damage caused by certain breast cancer therapies? New research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) suggests the answer may be yes.

Stationary tissue background correction increases the precision of clinical evaluation of intra-cardiac shunts by cardiovascular magnetic resonance…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61812-7

Strange lines on Venus may be folded stacks of lava eroded by wind…………Venus's surface is covered in strange wiggling lines that may form when colossal stacks of lava are carved by gentle winds over hundreds of millions of years

Strong adhesion of wet conducting polymers on diverse substrates…………Conducting polymers such as poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS), polypyrrole (PPy), and polyaniline (PAni) have attracted great attention as promising electrodes that interface with biological organisms. However, weak and unstable adhesion of conducting polymers to substrates and devices in wet physiological environment has greatly limited their utility and reliab

Structural basis of Gs and Gi recognition by the human glucagon receptor…………Class B G protein–coupled receptors, an important class of therapeutic targets, signal mainly through the G s class of heterotrimeric G proteins, although they do display some promiscuity in G protein binding. Using cryo–electron microscopy, we determined the structures of the human glucagon receptor (GCGR) bound to glucagon and distinct classes of heterotrimeric G proteins, G s or G i1 . These t

Study finds molecule in lymphatic system implicated in autoimmune diseases…………A study by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has discovered a molecule in the lymphatic system that has the potential to play a role in autoimmune disease.

Study: City babies behave better than rural babies…………A new study finds that children raised in urban areas have better temperaments than those living in rural areas. Despite this, parents everywhere are equally stressed. Further studies will look into why this happens. The question of how urban life compares to rural life has been debated since writing began. The Epic of Gilgamesh comments on it, Marcus Aurelius mentioned the town mouse and the cou

Sturdy wheelbarrows for all your hauling needs…………Make your life a lot easier. (Nagesh Badu via Unsplash/) When you think of the things that technology and advanced materials have improved upon or refined, odds are the first thing you think of is not "the wheelbarrow." If anything, you likely envision the wheelbarrow as being stubbornly and defiantly planted in an era where people had to work the land they lived on or starve to death. And yet, e

Sugar leads to early death, but not due to obesity…………Sugar-rich diets have a negative impact on health independent of obesity reports a new study led by the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, UK.Researchers discovered that the shortened survival of fruit flies fed a sugar-rich diet is not the result of their diabetic-like metabolic issues.The findings, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, instead suggest that early death from excess suga

Sugar rush: Glucosylation of IPyA attenuates auxin levels [Commentaries]…………The phytohormone auxin regulates plant growth and development. Proper spatiotemporal distribution of active auxin (indole-3-acetic acid [IAA]), via formation of auxin gradients, ensures precise organ morphogenesis and physiology. Because plants are sessile organisms, they are exquisitely attuned to fluctuating environmental conditions, such as alterations in ambient temperature and light condition

Surface-anchored framework for generating RhD-epitope stealth red blood cells…………Rhesus D (RhD) is one of the most important immunogenic antigens on red blood cells (RBCs). However, the supply of RhD-negative blood frequently faces critical shortages in clinical practice, and the positive-to-negative transition of the RhD antigen remains a great challenge. Here, we developed an alternative approach for sheltering the epitopes on RhD-positive RBCs using a surface-anchored fram

Surface-state Coulomb repulsion accelerates a metal-insulator transition in topological semimetal nanofilms…………The emergence of quantization at the nanoscale, the quantum size effect (QSE), allows flexible control of matter and is a rich source of advanced functionalities. A QSE-induced transition into an insulating phase in semimetallic nanofilms was predicted for bismuth a half-century ago and has regained new interest with regard to its surface states exhibiting nontrivial electronic topology. Here, we

Surprise! Ammonia emitted from fertilized paddy fields mostly doesn't end up in the air…………A new study indicates that ammonia deposition in the neighborhood of sources can largely reduce the amount of emitted ammonia entering the atmosphere, and thus can reduce atmospheric ammonia pollution.

Switching fatty acid metabolism by an RNA-controlled feed forward loop [Microbiology]…………Hfq (host factor for phage Q beta) is key for posttranscriptional gene regulation in many bacteria. Hfq's function is to stabilize sRNAs and to facilitate base-pairing with trans-encoded target mRNAs. Loss of Hfq typically results in pleiotropic phenotypes, and, in the major human pathogen Vibrio cholerae, Hfq inactivation has been…

Symmetry-enforced three-dimension Dirac phononic crystals…………Dirac semimetals are critical states of topologically distinct phases. Such gapless topological states have been accomplished by a band-inversion mechanism, in which the Dirac points can be annihilated pairwise by perturbations without changing the symmetry of the system. Here, Scientists in China report an experimental observation of Dirac points that are enforced completely by the crystal symmet

Synergy emergence in deep reinforcement motor learning…………Human motor control has always been efficient at executing complex movements naturally, efficiently, and without much thought involved. This is because of the existence of motor synergy in the central nervous system (CNS). Motor synergy allows the CNS to use a smaller set of variables to control a large group of muscles; thereby simplifying the control over coordinated and complex movements.

Synthego Receives ELRIG Technology Award for Company's Arrayed CRISPR Screening Libraries…………Presented at ELRIG's CRISPR in Drug Discovery 2020, the Award Underscores the Impact of Synthego's Screening Libraries to Support Full Continuum of Therapy Discovery and Development

Synthesis of phosphoramidate-linked DNA by a modified DNA polymerase [Chemistry]…………All known polymerases copy genetic material by catalyzing phosphodiester bond formation. This highly conserved activity proceeds by a common mechanism, such that incorporated nucleoside analogs terminate chain elongation if the resulting primer strand lacks a terminal hydroxyl group. Even conservatively substituted 3′-amino nucleotides generally act as chain terminators, and no…

Taking on all of the biomass for conversion…………[no content]

Targeting the cyclin-dependent kinase 5 in metastatic melanoma [Medical Sciences]…………The cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5), originally described as a neuronal-specific kinase, is also frequently activated in human cancers. Using conditional CDK5 knockout mice and a mouse model of highly metastatic melanoma, we found that CDK5 is dispensable for the growth of primary tumors. However, we observed that ablation of CDK5…

Teachers call for clarification on UK list of 'key workers'…………Government's wide definition of critical jobs raises fears that schools will be overwhelmed

Team discovers quasar tsunamis capable of preventing stars from forming…………Using the unique capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers led by Virginia Tech's Nahum Arav has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe.

Team stamps out myth about Native Americans and smoking…………When comparing white people and Native Americans with similar income and education levels, whites smoke more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent, according to a new study. Multiple past studies have reported that, compared to white people, Native Americans have relatively high cigarette use. This has contributed to speculation that Native Americans might be inherently prone to smoking. The

Technology Feature | Democratizing cryo-EM: Broadening access to an expanding field…………[no content]

The art of walking: How this everyday act can bring you inner peace…………"[T]oday, most people are sitting on their arses in a chair looking at the screen to discover and explore the world," says Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge. "And that's a huge misunderstanding. You're missing out on some of the greatest things in life." There is an inner silence to be found through walking, says Kagge. You exercise your curiosity and the movement of your body, which are two ancien

The Atlantic Daily: What to Watch During Social Distancing…………Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox . There's enough uncertainty about pressing matters. Let us take one low-stakes decision off your plate: picking your next binge-watch. Here are eight shows and movies to stream right now , courtes

The Best and Worst Browsers for Privacy, Ranked…………A new study examines how Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Brave, Edge, and Yandex collect user data.

The best multi-headphone power amps for studio use…………So everyone can hear. (Jan Střecha via Unsplash/) We've all shared earbuds and used headphone splitters to share music and listen with others. In studio settings, multiple people often need to hear the same thing at the same time, and it takes more than a simple splitter adapter to get the job done. Unlike splitters, a dedicated headphone amp sends the proper amount of power to each pair of headp

The First Crewed Mission from India May Launch in 2021…………The crew will travel to low Earth orbit for a week using homegrown technology — a first for India. Prior tests include a humanoid robot, three astronauts, and six scientific experiments.

The frozen continent…………[no content]

The future of fashion is DIY headgear…………DIY hats/ helmets/ masks that are transparent just so it's clear that you mean no harm, but also put out a sense of humor or whimsy while dealing with this difficult time. The masks would stop you from touching your face, and while you could include some sort of filters in the masks design I don't think that should be the main point. The main point is to give everyone a laugh, and help people not

The genetic architecture of the human cerebral cortex…………The cerebral cortex underlies our complex cognitive capabilities, yet little is known about the specific genetic loci that influence human cortical structure. To identify genetic variants that affect cortical structure, we conducted a genome-wide association meta-analysis of brain magnetic resonance imaging data from 51,665 individuals. We analyzed the surface area and average thickness of the wh

The impact of long-range dispersal on gene surfing [Evolution]…………Range expansions lead to distinctive patterns of genetic variation in populations, even in the absence of selection. These patterns and their genetic consequences have been well studied for populations advancing through successive short-ranged migration events. However, most populations harbor some degree of long-range dispersal, experiencing rare yet consequential migration events…

The importance of creative problem-solving in the workplace…………Creativity in working life can be approached as a learning process. Researchers Soila Lemmetty and Kaija Collin from the University of Jyväskylä, Department of Education investigated what it means to be creative for experts in technology sector. By observing and interviewing tens of employees, they found that creativity is an important element of employees' everyday practices.

The iPad's Lidar Is a Dry Run for Apple's AR Glasses…………There's a lidar scanner on Apple's newest iPad, but it isn't really for the iPad at all.

The killer asteroid that unleashed a giant dust cloud across the globe…………Nature, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00807-w Modelling finally explains how debris from a space rock's impact travelled around the world.

The Largest Mass Migration on The Planet Happens Every Single Day, And We Never See It…………They come at night.

The narwhal's giant unicorn horn might help them find mates…………A big tusk could possibly scare off other males, and show the ladies you're a catch. (Carsten Egevang, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources/) When you're in the dating game, sometimes you develop a type. Maybe it's someone tall, or funny, or with a particular hair color. Perhaps you've always had a bit of a soft spot for animal lovers, musicians, or dorky types. But humans aren't the only one

The power of attraction: Magnets in particle accelerators…………In 1820, Hans Christian Oersted gave a demonstration on electricity to a class of advanced students at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Using an early battery prototype, he looked to see what effect an electric current would have on a compass, and since he hadn't had time to test his experiment beforehand, the outcome was just as unknown to him as it was to his students. When he completed

The power of light for internet of underwater things…………Light can simultaneously transfer energy and data to underwater devices, but there's a long way to go before these systems can be deployed.

The red planet quakes…………[no content]

The relationship between Andean vegetation, precipitation and soil erosion…………Plants may stabilize slopes, yet rainfall often intensifies soil erosion. Until now, just how these two things interact to form mountain topography was only clear for a few small regions on Earth. In a new study, Professor Todd Ehlers, Dr. Jessica Starke and Dr. Mirjam Schaller of the Geosciences department at the University of Tübingen, Germany, investigated how plants and climate shape topograph

The Rich Meals That Keep Wild Animals on the Menu…………T he biggest bird-hunting day of the year in the island nation of Samoa, it turns out, is not a great day to start searching for one of the world's rarest birds. It is the eve of White Sunday, a national holiday during which many wild birds are eaten as a favorite traditional food, and 12-gauge shotguns have been ringing out in the forests for days. Even the most common birds are in hiding. I hav

The right thumb becomes the left arm…………Researchers from Toyohashi University of Technology, University of Tokyo and Keio University have revealed that a re-association of the right thumb with the virtual left arm could be induced by visuo-motor synchronization. However, this re-association may be weaker than the natural association. This study contributes to the expanding perspectives on the body schemes of augmented humans and underst

The strange orbits of 'Tatooine' planetary disks…………Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks orbiting the most compact binary star systems share very nearly the same plane, disks encircling wide binaries have orbital planes that are severely tilted. These systems can teach us about planet formation in complex environments

The tricks to keeping flower arrangements gorgeous for as long as possible…………The prettiest arrangements are properly conditioned and hydrated. (Princeton Architectural Press/) Bringing flowers home from the shop or plucking them from your garden is just the first step in keeping them fresh and lovely in your home. But taking care of a floral arrangement is more than just filling up a pretty bowl with water. You've got to care for your plants by protecting them from bacter

The youngest pupils in the class are less satisfied with their lives…………In primary and secondary school, pupils in the same class might differ substantially in age. Such differences are due to the distance between a student's birthdate and the cutoff date (i.e., the date that determines the academic year or the grade to which the student is assigned). Recent scientific studies have shown that the relatively younger students in class perform more poorly, have fewer fri

Their finest hour…………Jeg håber, når dette er overstået, at folk vil sige: Det var sundhedsvæsenets "finest hours", skriver Torben Mogensen.

Theory of relaxor-ferroelectricity…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61911-5

There Are Infinite Rings of Light Around Black Holes. Here's How We Could See Them…………Just imagine the possibilities…

Thermal and Fluid Dynamics Performance of MWCNT-Water Nanofluid Based on Thermophysical Properties: An Experimental and Theoretical Study…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-62143-3

Thermal light tunnels its way into electricity…………[no content]

These STEM Resources Can Help With At-Home Science Learning…………These science projects, activities and TV programs are a great jumping-off point for science you can do at home — no lab coat required.

This Company Makes On-Demand Home Weed Delivery Safe and Easy…………Futurism fans: To create this content, a non-editorial team worked with an affiliate partner. We may collect a small commission on items purchased through this page. This post does not necessarily reflect the views or the endorsement of the editorial staff. Are you looking for a trustworthy weed delivery service that sells high-end cannabis products online? How about one that also of

This Galaxy Cluster May Have Just Dealt a Major Blow to String Theory…………"If these particles are eventually detected it would change physics forever."

This Homemade Flag From the '70s Signals the Beginning of the Environmental Movement…………The green-and-white banner from an Illinois high school recalls the first Earth Day 50 years ago

This new 1.2-ton torpedo can hit a target 31 miles away…………The F21 torpedo. (France's Naval Group/) The heavyweight torpedoes launched by submarines are secret, unseen, mysterious. Their universe: the dark silence of deep oceans. Their purpose: to destroy enemy subs and surface warships. Their use: only once every 80 years or so. The weapon is more likely to sit in its launching tube for 30 or 35 years—that's the average life-span of a heavyweight torped

Three national laboratories achieve record magnetic field for accelerator focusing magnet…………In a multiyear effort involving three national laboratories from across the United States, researchers have successfully built and tested a powerful new magnet based on an advanced superconducting material. The eight-ton device—about as long as a semi-truck trailer—set a record for the highest field strength ever recorded for an accelerator focusing magnet and raises the standard for magnets opera

Ticking cosmic clocks reveal the evolution of stars over millions of years…………Pulsars, a type of rotating neutron star, are well-known as incredibly stable astrophysical clocks. Their regularity, used to measure their radio pulses, has led to some of the most exciting tests of Einstein's general theory of relativity and allowed scientists to examine the behavior of the extremely dense matter inside neutron stars.

Tighten up law on keeping dangerous snakes as pets, demand animal welfare experts…………The law on keeping dangerous snakes as pets should be tightened up, animal welfare experts demand in this week's issue of the Vet Record.

Time for NIH to lead on data sharing…………[no content]

Time to pull together…………[no content]

To Combat Sexual Assault, Women Are Resorting to Electric Shock Underwear…………Devices to address attacks on women—from panic buttons to lipstick guns—are proliferating. But what about the underlying causes of sexual violence?

To reap heart benefits of a plant-based diet, avoid junk food…………A new study suggests that people following a plant-based diet who frequently consumed less-healthful foods like sweets, refined grains and juice showed no heart health benefit compared with those who did not eat a plant-based diet.

To Save Car Tires, Darken the Garage Windows…………Originally published in August 1942 — Read more on

Tracking Ca2+ ATPase intermediates in real time by x-ray solution scattering…………Sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca 2+ ATPase (SERCA) transporters regulate calcium signaling by active calcium ion reuptake to internal stores. Structural transitions associated with transport have been characterized by x-ray crystallography, but critical intermediates involved in the accessibility switch across the membrane are missing. We combined time-resolved x-ray solution scattering (TR-XSS) ex

Tracking data used to identify biodiversity hot spots in Southern Ocean ecosystems…………Ecosystems in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica face growing threats from climate change and fishing pressure, but identifying areas in need of protection is challenging.

Transcriptional suppression of AMPK{alpha}1 promotes breast cancer metastasis upon oncogene activation [Medical Sciences]…………AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) functions as an energy sensor and is pivotal in maintaining cellular metabolic homeostasis. Numerous studies have shown that down-regulation of AMPK kinase activity or protein stability not only lead to abnormality of metabolism but also contribute to tumor development. However, whether transcription regulation of AMPK plays…

Trauma relapse in a novel context may be preventable…………Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI, President: Pann-Ghill Suh) announced on February 10 that its research team led by Dr. Ja Wook Koo and Dr. Sukwon Lee proved that the posterior parietal cortex (PPC) of the cerebrum plays a role in fear renewal occurring in a novel context.

Two different epigenetic information channels in wild three-spined sticklebacks are involved in salinity adaptation…………Epigenetic inheritance has been proposed to contribute to adaptation and acclimation via two information channels: (i) inducible epigenetic marks that enable transgenerational plasticity and (ii) noninducible epigenetic marks resulting from random epimutations shaped by selection. We studied both postulated channels by sequencing methylomes and genomes of Baltic three-spined sticklebacks ( Gaster

Two strategies for combating mental fatigue…………Four weeks of mindfulness training and 12 minutes of binaural beats were found to increase attentional capacities after being mentally fatigued. This research from the University of Southern Denmark provides important interventions during a stressful time. Mental fatigue leads to higher incidences of workplace and traffic accidents as well as an inability to retain information. Mental fatigue is

TytoCare TytoHome Review: Virtual Doctor Visits Are the Future…………Soon, this easy, in-home diagnostic device will be standard home equipment for every family.

UC identifies populations most at risk of opiate addiction…………UC's Health Geography and Disease Modeling Laboratory found that white males ages 30 to 39 were most at risk of fatal overdoses in Ohio. The study also identified 12 clusters in the state where overdose rates were highest.

UK social care wins £3bn in move to free hospital beds…………Health department says money will result in additional 15,000 capacity

UK train services to be halved in revised schedules…………Operators warn they will struggle to meet franchise agreements as passenger numbers plunge

Ultrasensitive and rapid quantification of rare tumorigenic stem cells in hPSC-derived cardiomyocyte populations…………The ability to detect rare human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) in differentiated populations is critical for safeguarding the clinical translation of cell therapy, as these undifferentiated cells have the capacity to form teratomas in vivo. The detection of hPSCs must be performed using an approach compatible with traceable manufacturing of therapeutic cell products. Here, we report a novel micr

Understanding Cancer Cell Communication to Infer a Strategy to Inhibit Tumor Cell Migration…………IsoPlexis invites you to join them for an educational webinar.

Understanding how monomer sequence affects conductance in 'molecular wires'…………A new study provides an unprecedented look at how monomer sequence affects charge transport in precisely defined chain molecules.

Understanding the limits of convolutional neural networks — one of AI's greatest achievements…………submitted by /u/izumi3682 [link] [comments]

US national academy pushes to make grants contingent on gender equity…………Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00865-0 Funders should audit institutions' policies to include and promote women, recommends report.

Using already-solved cases of a mass disaster event for prioritizing the search among remaining victims: a Bayesian approach…………Scientific Reports, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-59841-3

Using 'organs-on-a-chip' to model complicated diseases…………Biological engineers have created a multitissue model that lets them study the relationships between different organs and the immune system on a microfluidic chip seeded with human cells. With this 'organs-on-a-chip' model, they could explore the role of immune cells in ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory diseases.

Vanquishing false idols, then and now…………[no content]

Varmeforbruget stiger trods krav om lavenergi…………PLUS. Siden 2013 er varmeforbruget pr. kvadratmeter bolig steget, selvom lavenergibyggeri og renoveringer burde have medført besparelser. Fiaskoen vil gøre det dyrere at nå klimamålene.

Vibronic mixing enables ultrafast energy flow in light-harvesting complex II…………Nature Communications, Published online: 19 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-14970-1 Excitation energy transfer within light-harvesting complex II underlies plant photosynthesis but its detailed mechanism is not yet understood. Here the authors explore, by 2D electronic-vibrational spectroscopy, the role of mixing of vibrational and electronic degrees of freedom.

Virion-incorporated PSGL-1 and CD43 inhibit both cell-free infection and transinfection of HIV-1 by preventing ⓳VIRUS-cell binding [Microbiology]…………HIV-1 particles incorporate various host transmembrane proteins in addition to viral Env glycoprotein during assembly at the plasma membrane. In polarized T cells, HIV-1 structural protein Gag localizes to the plasma membrane of uropod, a rear-end protrusion. Notably, uropod transmembrane proteins PSGL-1 and CD43 cocluster specifically with Gag assembling at…

Wall Street's muted finish conceals continued volatility…………S&P 500's 0.5% gain was the first time in 14 days it moved by less than 1%

Want Electric Ships? Build a Better Battery…………Large container ships are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, but electrifying the world's fleet faces steep technological hurdles.

Watch This Drone Expertly Dodge a Careening Soccer Ball…………Ball Hard A team of engineers at the University of Zurich have developed tech that allows a drone to dodge obstacles, including basketballs flung at high speeds. The researchers' obstacle avoidance system is fast enough to get out of Dodge — get it ? — if an obstacle is fast approaching. According to the team, conventional avoidance systems are too slow. Bold Strategy, Cotton To get there, the sy

Watch this gorgeous timelapse of the making of our 'chicken and egg' cover…………Popular Science Spring 2020 issue cover (PopSci/) What came first: the chicken or the egg? When it comes to making our cover for the Spring 2020 issue about "Origins," at least, the egg wins. Specifically, 15 wooden nesting dolls ranging in size from a tiny thimble to a Starbucks venti latte. Robin Finlay, the prop-styling half of photography duo The Voorhes , sanded and painted the pieces again

Water-balloon physics is high-impact science…………Princeton researchers have established the definitive physical rules governing capsule impact, a research area that had gone virtually unexplored until now. The results, published March 16, 2020 in Nature Physics, reveal a surprising relationship between the behavior of capsules and water droplets.

Waterborne polyurea/urethanes significantly reduce hydrate growth rate in pipelines…………A series of inhibitors has appeared with new reagents based on water-soluble polyurethanes.

We may have started keeping lapdogs as pets 2000 years ago…………A 2000-year-old skeleton found in Spain belonged to a lapdog that may have been born thousands of kilometres to the east and traded during Roman times

Wealth managers field onslaught of calls from investors spooked by ⓳VIRUS…………Clients want reassurance yet remain alive to investment opportunities as markets roil

Were Dinosaurs Warm- or Cold-Blooded?…………In elementary school, many of us learned that dinosaurs were cold-blooded creatures. But their physiology is far more complicated than previously thought.

We've figured out why bubbles make a 'pop' sound when they burst…………A number of difference forces are involved in producing sound when a bubble pops, and the exact noise depends on the chemical properties of the soap film

What to read in isolation? FT writers pick…………From classics by Dostoyevsky to modern escapism and inspiring love stories, here are our choice comfort reads

When consumers want plastic, but also worry about the planet…………Would the world stop drinking Coca-Cola if it no longer came in single-use plastic bottles?

Which stress personality are you?…………Stress is a complex defense mechanism that is highly personal and can vary depending on the situation. Your personality greatly impacts how you cope with stress, research suggests. You can learn how to cope with your day-to-day stressors by understanding which "stress personality type" you are. Stress is a complex defense mechanism that is highly personal and can vary depending on the situation.

Whose limb is it anyway? On the ethics of body-part disposal…………Our limbs can be a crucial part of our sense of self and identity, so amputation is often traumatic to the emotional and psychological wellbeing of patients. For years after an amputation, patients' ability to perform personal, work and leisure activities can be heavily impacted , and their body satisfaction can diminish. Once amputated, the limb moves from being part of the bodily whole, to bein

Why a glass of wine cries…………Nature, Published online: 20 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00824-9 Shock waves might explain the flow of wine droplets after a glass is swirled.

Why Does Lightning Rarely Strike in the Arctic? And More Questions From Our Readers…………You've got questions, we've got experts

Why I Built a Dumb Cell Phone with a Rotary Dial – Issue 83: Intelligence…………In 2007, when touchscreens first started coming on the scene, I was excited, like everyone. As a lifelong science-fiction fan, they always seemed to me to be the obvious choice for future user interfaces. But, for over a decade, I've been living in what feels like a bad dream. The devices we have now are not what science fiction promised . When you grow up using a personal computer with a keyboar

Why the Supreme Court Should Protect the CFPB's Independence…………For the first six years of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's existence, I served as its director. During my tenure, the law protected me from being fired by the president unless he could establish "cause"—by proving "ineficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office"—to justify my removal. This provision in the law is crucial, as it gives the position substantial independence from p

Will 3D print shops become as common as regular print shops today? Business sells schematics and buyer gets it made locally…….……It would lower shipping costs, cost to make, and related pollution. It would also benefit during times where shipping may be impeded (ie. war, pandemic, etc). submitted by /u/kevshp [link] [comments]

World's highest mammal discovered at the top of a Mars-like volcano…………The highest dwelling mammal – a mouse – has been discovered at 6700 metres above sea level, where conditions are so harsh they have been compared to Mars

Worms in Raw Seafood Have Increased 280x, But It's Not Sushi We Should Worry About…………Think of the dolphins.

Yes. Stress does give you gray hairs. Here's how…….……Your brain's fight-or-flight response system is behind the appearance of premature gray hairs. The sympathetic nervous system essentially burns out melanin-producing hair follicles. New research may lead to a greater understanding of the connection between stress and body changes. It's not your imagination, it turns out. Stress can turn a person's hair gray. It's said that if you look at before a

Your smartphone photos take up too much space. Here's how to downsize them…….……That photo of a gull could be a real albatross for your phone's memory space. (Darya Tryfanava/Unsplash/) Smartphone cameras have a problem: The photos they take are too good for lots of things. The 12-megapixel camera on my iPhone XS Max takes images that are between about two and five megabytes in size, depending on how complicated and colorful the shot is. That's awesome when you want high-qua

Zscan4 binds nucleosomal microsatellite DNA and protects mouse two-cell embryos from DNA damage…………Zinc finger protein Zscan4 is selectively expressed in mouse two-cell (2C) embryos undergoing zygotic genome activation (ZGA) and in a rare subpopulation of embryonic stem cells with 2C-like features. Here, we show that Zscan4 specifically recognizes a subset of (CA) n microsatellites, repeat sequences prone to genomic instability. Zscan4-associated microsatellite regions are characterized by low

Överviktskirurgi med duodenal switch ger bäst långtidsresultat…………Operationsmetoden duodenal switch (DS) ger bättre viktnedgång än gastric bypass vid svår fetma. Det visar en nationell studie ledd från Akademiska sjukhuset/Uppsala universitet. – Resultaten är tydliga, säger Magnus Sundbom, ansvarig för överviktskirurgi vid Akademiska sjukhuset. Trots att DS-gruppen både vägde mer och oftare hade diabetes gick det bäst för dem på lång sikt. Överviktskirurgi hjäl

Legendary 'Tree of Life' in New Mexico's Ancient Past Might Not Be What We Thought…………A single ponderosa pine in a dead settlement.

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