Trials will not reveal all the facts on prevention for each new drug – that process could last for years Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage In a few days, researchers plan to solve a medical mystery that threatens to erupt into a major transatlantic battle. Scientists at Oxford University say they intend to publish full, peer-reviewed data, in the journal Lancet , about
Research reveals how pores form during metals additive manufacturing and become defects trapped in solidifying metal. The practical value of this research is that it can inform industry on how to predict and improve 3D printing processes.
In 2018, over 2.5 billion accounts fell victim to hackers who were able to not only break in but also glean information on their IP, user ID, encrypted password, personalization data, recent activity, and a whole host of private information. As we continue to be digitally-dependent, this threat is bound to rise . Contrary to what you might think, there's no such thing as true privacy on the Inter
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Can a Computer Devise a Theory of Everything? Dennis Overbye | The New York Times "Computer programs like DeepMind's AlphaGo keep discovering new ways to beat humans at games like Go and chess, which have been studied and played for centuries. Why couldn't one of these marvelous learning machines, let loose on an enormous astronomical catalog or the petabytes of data compi
Before we present this week's Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: Johns Hopkins student newspaper deletes, then retracts, article on faculty … Continue reading
UK business minister to take on additional role as NHS prepares for mass deployment Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Nadhim Zahawi, minister for business and industry, has been placed in charge of overseeing the deployment of the Covid-19 vaccine, Downing Street has announced. No 10 said the Stratford-on-Avon MP would take on the role until at least next summer. Conti
Neil Ferguson says relaxing coronavirus restrictions for five days will increase transmission Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The scientist whose modelling led to the first UK lockdown has said the decision over whether to see elderly relatives over Christmas comes down to "individual judgment", but that the relaxed measures during the five-day window will inevitably
The Philip Guston retrospective was supposed to be one of 2020's blockbuster art shows. The exhibition would have been the first in 15 years to examine the celebrated artist's catalog, bringing hundreds of provocative paintings to four prestigious stops: the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Tate Modern in London; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Ho
Joe Biden is now poised to become the next president of the United States. His victory, however, is bittersweet for many Democrats, especially those for whom abortion rights are a top issue. Democrats lost seats in the House of Representatives, and their odds for a Senate majority seem to be dwindling. Just eight days before the election, Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Cou
Den nye storebæltsfærge er forsynet med dobbeltbund fra for til agter, stirridset med to elektriske kaffemaskiner, og vogndækket har plads til 30 godsvogne eller to fire-vogns lyntog plus et tre-vognstog.
Den nederländske populärhistorikern och författaren Rutger Bregman menar att tiden är inne för en ny diskussion om människans natur. Bregman menar att människan alltför ofta framställs som i grunden ond. Med sin bok I grunden god vill han i stället visa att människan till sin natur faktiskt är en både hjälpsam och trevlig typ. Låter det som intressant läsning när världen ter sig dyster, med corona
Trots framgångarna finns det områden där forskarna fortfarande famlar. Hit hör frågan om medvetandet. Vad innebär en sådan vardaglig sak som att slå upp ögonen på morgonen och ta in världen? Och hur hänger den där upplevelsen av närvaro ihop med känslan av ett jag? Och ett steg till – vad gör ett medvetande i ett materiellt universum och i det vi kallar tid?
Med teknikens hjälp skulle du kunna bli en bättre vän, förebygga sjukdomar innan de uppstår, bli gladare, sova bättre och leva längre. Sara Öhrvall beskriver i Ditt framtida jag de verktyg som står till buds, och de som håller på att utvecklas. Teknikvärldens visioner om odödlighet berörs också, som den yttersta förlängningen av de hägrande löftena om ett bättre jag.
I mer än 20 år har biologen Johan Eklöf studerat fladdermöss. Det har gjort att han fått upp ögonen för det livsviktiga mörkret. Nu vill han göra människor medvetna om faran med ljusföroreningar och få fler att omfamna mörkret. 1 | Varför kallar du boken Mörkermanifestet?
I'm interested in using a hyperbaric oxygen chamber – saw some posts about them in this sub-reddit. I was thinking of buying one from Oxygen Health Systems, but I cannot find a SINGLE review about them online, which weirds me out. Does anyone in this subreddit use one? If so, what brand, and how have you liked it so far? Brands I'm considering: Oxygen Health Systems, OxyHealth, Newtowne, Summit t
I'm not one of the fucking "okay boomer" people, for starters, geniuses who are boomers helped get us here (obviously in both good and bad ways, not even going there) But something I've noticed (I'm 27) are people over around 45/50, when posited some scenario, usually AI, Indefinite Life extension, etc. Oftentimes they seem to not believe any of these things are even plausible.. On the other hand
Those with conditions such as blood, bone or lung cancer put in same category on interim guidance list as over-70s Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage People at very high risk of contracting coronavirus due to health problems, who were made to shield during the pandemic, have been given the same priority as the over-70s to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. People aged 18 or ol
Painting of astrophysicist joins male-dominated collection at organisation's London HQ A British astrophysicist who made one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 20th century but was overlooked by the Nobel prize committee has joined the male-dominated portrait collection of the Royal Society . Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a 24-year-old graduate student when in 1967 she discover
US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses ; Italy to ease measures in five regions Hospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days' time How an anti-lockdown 'truthpaper' bypasses online factcheckers Covid-19 infections 'could easily double' over Christmas, Sage experts say 12.28a
Hello! I hope it is fine if I share a survey for my MA project here. It is available online under this link: https://forms.gle/K9a5frqqtM57cSmDA The survey takes about 10 minutes to fill out. The questionnaires are designed to measure differences in how people feel and think in various situations. I am doing this for my MA project in English linguistics at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, P
Hi I am looking for book/books that explain the decision making process in everyday matters of importance (not political or news based) in personal and professional development. I am definitely not looking for self help books that usually try to inculcate motivation and positivity. I am looking more for an emotionless, unbiased academic treatment of the general process of decision making which ha
As the holidays near closer and closer, you are likely finding yourself in one of two situations: either you're on the hunt for the perfect gift or you're in need of a little bit of entertainment while you're cooped up indoors. No matter your holiday setup, these kits and projects are sure to bring joy to your holiday season. SunFounder Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot Kit This robotics learning kit is perfe
There's nothing like the power of flight to make kids (and adults) fall in love with STEM. These ten DIY drones from Force Flyers will get you in the air and flying fast, with themes for every family to enjoy. They are, truly, the perfect complement to any building block sets or drones you already own. All these drones charge easily off USB and can fly for up to 12 minutes on a charge, with digit
A new study shows that among patients who have obesity and who tested positive for COVID-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly associated with a lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission.
New evidence indicates that dolphins are able to consciously slow down their heart rates when preparing to dive, and can even adjust their heart rates according to the length of their intended dive. This allows them to conserve oxygen and adjust their body to the changing pressure as they dive, therefore avoiding issues such as "the bends".
Although CRISPR-Cas has found many uses in biotechnology and medicine, it originates in nature, where it functions as a microbial immune system. Scientists shed new light on how CRISPR-Cas emerged early during the development of life on Earth, as well as how this immune system is constantly adapting to new challenges.
A computational model of a human lung cell has been used to understand how SARS-CoV-2 draws on human host cell metabolism to reproduce. This study helps understand how the virus uses the host to survive, and enable drug predictions for treating the virus to be made.
The African crested rat's fuzzy fur has hairs loaded with a poison that can purportedly fell an elephant. But these rats turn out to be social, affectionate creatures. (Image credit: Stephanie Higgins)
In a study on mice conducted by the Neural Computation Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), the authors, Dr. Katsuhiko Miyazaki and Dr. Kayoko Miyazaki, pinpoint specific areas of the brain that individually promote patience through the action of serotonin.
The proliferation of pits and ponds created in recent years by miners digging for gold in Peru's Amazon has altered the landscape and amplified the risk of mercury poisoning, a new study shows. In some watersheds, there's been a 670% increase in land area covered by abandoned mining pits that have filled in with water. Low-oxygen conditions in these ponds accelerate the conversion of submerged mer
Large earthquakes (magnitude ≥ 7.0) are rare, especially along slow-slipping plate boundaries. Lack of large earthquakes in the instrumental record enlarges uncertainty of the recurrence time; the recurrence of large earthquakes is generally determined by extrapolation according to a magnitude-frequency relation. We enhance the seismological catalog of the Dead Sea Fault Zone by including a 220,0
There is an ongoing debate on the importance of genetic factors in cancer development, where gene-centered cancer predisposition seems to show that only 5 to 10% of the cancer cases are inheritable. By conducting a systematic analysis of germline genomes of 9712 cancer patients representing 22 common cancer types along with 16,670 noncancer individuals, we identified seven cancer-associated germl
Skin-mountable microelectronics are garnering substantial interest for various promising applications including human-machine interfaces, biointegrated devices, and personalized medicine. However, it remains a critical challenge to develop e-skins to mimic the human somatosensory system in full working range. Here, we present a multifunctional e-skin system with a heterostructured configuration t
Bone morphogenic proteins (BMPs) are the only true osteoinductive molecules. Despite being tremendously potent, their clinical use has been limited for reasons including supraphysiological doses, suboptimal delivery systems, and the pro-osteoclast effect of BMPs. Efforts to achieve spatially controlled bone formation using BMPs are being made. We demonstrate that a carrier consisting of a powder
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC)–unrestricted cytotoxic lymphocytes (CLs) such as natural killer (NK) cells can detect and destroy tumor and virus-infected cells resistant to T cell–mediated killing. Here, we performed genome-wide genetic screens to identify tumor-intrinsic genes regulating killing by MHC-unrestricted CLs. A group of genes identified in our screens encode enzymes for the bi
The blood-brain barrier is made of polarized brain endothelial cells (BECs) phenotypically conditioned by the central nervous system (CNS). Although transport across BECs is of paramount importance for nutrient uptake as well as ridding the brain of waste products, the intracellular sorting mechanisms that regulate successful receptor-mediated transcytosis in BECs remain to be elucidated. Here, w
BioNyt Videnskabens Verden (www.bionyt.dk) er Danmarks ældste populærvidenskabelige tidsskrift for naturvidenskab. Det er det eneste blad af sin art i Danmark, som er helliget international forskning inden for livsvidenskaberne.
Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.
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