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New research finds that longer and warmer autumns make it less likely that green-veined white butterflies will survive winter to emerge in spring. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society journal, Functional Ecology.
- Functional Ecology
New cell-laden bioink, comprised of tightly-packed, flake-shaped microgels and living cells, the production of cell-rich 4D bioconstructs that can change shape under physiological conditions.
- Advanced Materials
- NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering
To test if a single gene could affect an entire ecosystem, a research team of the University of Zurich conducted a lab experiment with a plant and its associated ecosystem of insects. They found that plants with a mutation at a specific gene foster ecosystems with more insect species. The discovery of such a “keystone gene” could change current biodiversity conservation strategies.
As personal health records (AKA patient portals) allowing patients to see test results, medications and other health information gain in popularity, Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist David Haggstrom, MD., studied cancer patients' and doctors' differing perceptions of this tool. Patients cited potential for personal health records to deepen their relationship with their healthcare provider and to allow them to be more understood. Physicians were interested in having more clinical information sharing to facilitate better patient care.
- JMIR Human Factors
- Department of Veterans' Affairs, Livestrong Foundation
UArizona researchers were leaders in a worldwide effort to understand tropical trees and their futures under climate change.
- Nature Geoscience
A new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers addresses the question of whether psychedelics might change the attribution of consciousness to a range of living and nonliving things.
- Frontiers in Psychology
A generous grant from the NV Energy Foundation will provide $150,000 to support DRI’s development of a Weather and Research Forecast advanced modeling tool that simulates weather, fire, and smoke for firefighting and prescribed fire operations in Nevada and California.
- NV Energy Foundation
New research reveals ozone in the lower atmosphere in particular contributed to warming in the Southern Ocean - which absorbs much of the planet's excess heat - more than previously realised. The study shows that ozone is more than just a pollutant, but also may be playing a significant role in climate change.
- Nature Climate Change
- Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, US National Science Foundation
Instead of prioritising energy-efficient, sustainable sea transport, the focus is often on satisfying commercial interests when planning shipping routes. This has been shown by research at the University of Gothenburg, which highlights the importance of collaboration for more sustainable shipping.
- Transportation Research Part D Transport and Environment