Procedure tested by researchers in Brazil and Belgium made the molecule more stable in the organism. Potential applications include anti-coagulants and wound dressings.
- International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Belief in climate change among Florida Republicans has climbed to nearly 9 out of 10 adults, apparently trending upwards, according to a new analysis of five sequenced surveys since 2019. The climate change issue may no longer be an effective campaign trail theme for the state’s party leaders as both parties gear up for the mid-term elections. Democrats register a higher belief rate (96 percent) than do residents affiliated with the GOP (88 percent), however, the latter group’s share appears more than sufficient for Republican lawmakers to feel that openly acknowledging the science of climate change will not erode their popular support.
The researchers: "While children walk beside their parents, bat pups are carried by their mothers, learning navigation from the 'back seat.'" For the first time in the world TAU researchers reveal: This is how bat pups learn to navigate from their mothers. The researchers attached tiny GPS devices to both pups and mothers to monitor their flight. The findings: Every night, on her way to gather food, mother bat carries her pup to a specific tree that serves as a 'nursery', leaves it there alone or with a friend, and collects it on her way back to the cave. Gradually the pup learns how to fly home independently.
- Current Biology
Around a third of first year university students have or develop moderate to severe anxiety and/or depression, suggests the first study of its kind, published in the open access journal BMJ Open.
- BMJ Open
New Cornell University research uses mathematical modeling to show that type of thinking can have the opposite effect, resulting in the election of politicians who do not represent the preferences of the electorate as a whole.
- Physical Review
Parental concerns about media use appeared to take a backseat in 2020, when COVID-19 forced parents to make accommodations for children who were spending more down time at home and less time in social settings.
- Psychology of Popular Media