Latest News Releases 13 September
Men’s sleep may be more powerfully influenced by the lunar cycle than women’s, according to a new study from Uppsala University, now published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
MD Anderson and SNIPR BIOME have announced a strategic collaboration to advance next-generation CRISPR-based microbiome therapies to reduce immune-related side effects in patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.
An expert review by an international group of scientists, including some at the WHO and FDA, concludes that, even for the delta variant, vaccine efficacy against severe COVID is so high that booster doses for the general population are not appropriate at this stage in the pandemic.
- The Lancet
Researchers have developed a software toolkit that allows users to test the hardware security of Apple devices. During their proof-of-concept demonstration, the research team identified a previously unknown vulnerability, which they call iTimed.
- National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $25 million over five years to four participating institutions to create the Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS), which will develop new methods for observing, recording and modulating plant responses to their environment. The new center aims to integrate plant sciences, engineering and computer science to improve crops and the sustainability of agricultural management practices.
- National Science Foundation
The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered long-term underinvestment in the public health workforce, including staff losses and underfunding for public health education, according to a new paper in the American Journal of Public Health. For training of individuals in health departments to succeed, we must assess needs, increase access to education for future public health professionals, and invest in the existing public health workforce.
- American Journal of Public Health
Cindy McCain is scheduled to accept the Champion for Human Rights and Social Justice Award 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, as well as deliver opening remarks to kick off the three-day conference 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Five innovative new research projects could push the boundaries of science and help us understand key questions of environmental and earth science.
- UK Research and Innovation, Natural Environment Research Council
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev public health and information systems researchers have developed a model to optimize the balance between Covid-19 vaccinations and social distancing. One country's lack of vaccines can be offset by social distancing, while a vaccine rich country might choose less social distancing.
- PLoS Computational Biology
A new method designs nanomaterials with less than 10-nanometer precision. It could pave the way for faster, more energy-efficient electronics.
- ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
- Danmarks Grundforskningsfond, Graphene Flagship, Graphene Flagship
Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, now demonstrate a method by which specific cell types in human organs can be studied with micrometer precision. The method can be used to reveal previously unrecognised alterations in the pancreas, but it can also be used to study other human organs and diseases.
- Communications Biology
- Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Childhood Diabetes Foundation, Diabetes Wellness Sverige, the NovoNordisk Foundation, the Kempe Foundations, Umeå University