Latest News Releases 14 September
Count Me In, a nonprofit cancer research initiative, is inviting all patients across the United States and Canada who have ever been diagnosed with colorectal cancer to participate in research and help drive new discoveries related to this disease.
Lettuce drop is a lettuce disease that results in browning or wilting of leaves, plant collapse, and death. The disease has not been well-researched, but a new study shows that a stronger stem increases resistance to lettuce drop.
- USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, Identifying the Basis of Lettuce Drop Resistance to Develop Cultivars with Superior Resistance
The grant to Columbia's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons will help medical researchers speed the application of scientific discoveries, so that new treatments can be delivered to patients faster.
- NIH/National Institutes of Health
Daniel Tapia Takaki of the University of Kansas is leading a new $250,000 project, dubbed the Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program, designed to speed scientific discovery in quantum chromodynamics and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multi-team international collaborations.
- National Science Foundation
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a drug-based genetic platform that enables scientists to track genetic manipulations in the laboratory fruit fly without having to screen thousands of individual flies.
- Cell Reports
New York City’s app-based delivery workers regularly face nonpayment or underpayment, unsanitary or unsafe working conditions and the risk of violence, according to a new Cornell University ILR School report.
Real satellite water vapor isotope data were assimilated in a general circulation model to determine whether including these data could improve forecast accuracy at both the global and local scales. Overall, forecast accuracy was improved by several percentage points. The effect was especially notable for variables closely related to water vapor isotope fractionation, such as air temperature and specific humidity, and a local-scale pressure pattern over Japan in 2013 was modeled more clearly.
- Scientific Reports
Protecting the microbiome may be essential to curbing the spread of harmful, drug-resistant bacteria, suggests a study published in eLife.
- Agence Nationale de la Recherche, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Using supercomputer analysis, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have found that the pathogenesis of both Alzheimer disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration hinges on a single protein, HMGB1. Identification of this central regulator of neuronal damage suggests that inhibiting HMGB1 is a promising avenue for developing novel therapeutics for patients with these two forms of dementia.
- Communications Biology
- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, JAPAN, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Phononic crystals are an innovative resonant platform for sensing and understanding the volumetric properties of liquids, attracting a growing interest from researchers. In The Journal of Applied Physics, by AIP Publishing, researchers from France and Germany propose the design of a tubular phononic crystal for the purpose of sensing the biochemical and physical properties of a liquid filling the hollow part of the tube.
- Journal of Applied Physics
Our bodies can fine-tune the immune response to an infection and make it proportional to the threat at hand. New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden describes how B lymphocytes, the immune cells that make antibodies, choose between different cell fates to balance the magnitude of the acute immune response and the memory response that protects against future threats. The study, published in Immunity, may contribute to the optimisation of vaccines to fight viruses or other pathogens.