Volcano-like rupture could have caused magnetar slowdown
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HOUSTON – (Jan. 27, 2023) – On Oct. 5, 2020, the rapidly rotating corpse of a long-dead star about 30,000 light years from Earth changed speeds. In a cosmic instant, its spinning slowed. And a few days later, it abruptly started emitting radio waves. Credit: Image courtesy of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center HOUSTON – (Jan. 27, 2023) – On Oct. 5, 2020, the rapidly rotating corpse of a long-dead star about 30,000 light years from Earth changed speeds. In a cosmic instant, its spinning slowed. And a few days later, it abruptly started emitting radio waves. Thanks to timely measurements from ..read more
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Ancestral variation guides future environmental adaptations
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The speed of environmental change is very challenging for wild organisms. When exposed to a new environment individual plants and animals can potentially adjust their biology to better cope with new pressures they are exposed to – this is known as phenotypic plasticity. Credit: Bangor University The speed of environmental change is very challenging for wild organisms. When exposed to a new environment individual plants and animals can potentially adjust their biology to better cope with new pressures they are exposed to – this is known as phenotypic plasticity. Plasticity is likely to be imp ..read more
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Louisiana Cancer Research Center appoints Associate Director of Administration
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January 27, 2023, New Orleans, Louisiana – Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) Director Joe W. Ramos has appointed Sven Davisson, CRA, to serve as Associate Director of Administration. Credit: Louisiana Cancer Research Center January 27, 2023, New Orleans, Louisiana – Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) Director Joe W. Ramos has appointed Sven Davisson, CRA, to serve as Associate Director of Administration. Since 2015, Davisson has served as Chief Administrative Officer for the LCRC. Founded in 2002, the LCRC is a partnership bringing together the cancer research efforts of Louisiana ..read more
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Testing a immunological drug as a new treatment for early type 1 diabetes
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A large clinical study is now beginning on an approved drug for treating psoriasis. The drug will be tested on patients who were recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The theory is that the drug could preserve the patient’s remaining insulin production. Credit: Photo by Elin Lindström/University of Gothenburg A large clinical study is now beginning on an approved drug for treating psoriasis. The drug will be tested on patients who were recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The theory is that the drug could preserve the patient’s remaining insulin production. A large number of hospitals ..read more
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Study shows FDA-approved TB regimen may not work against the deadliest form of TB due to multidrug-resistant strains
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Credit: Sanjay Jain Lab FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Findings from a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study in animal models show that a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antibiotic regimen for multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) may not work for TB meningitis. Studies in a small number of people also provide evidence that a new combination of drugs is needed to develop effective treatments for TB meningitis due to MDR strains. In a study published Dec. 29 in Nature Communications, the investigators showed that the FDA-approved regimen of three antibiotic ..read more
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Artificial intelligence used to predict space weather
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A Northumbria University physicist has been awarded more than half a million pounds to develop artificial intelligence which will protect the Earth from devastating space storms. Credit: Northumbria University/Simon Veit-Wilson A Northumbria University physicist has been awarded more than half a million pounds to develop artificial intelligence which will protect the Earth from devastating space storms. Activity from the Sun such as solar eruptions, known as Coronal Mass Ejections, results in plasma being fired towards Earth at supersonic speeds, which can result in serious disruption to pow ..read more
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Non-invasive neurotechnology reduces symptoms of insomnia and improves autonomic nervous system function
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jan. 27, 2023 – A good night’s sleep is crucial to health and well-being. Numerous research studies have shown that insomnia can increase the risk of cardiovascular events, obesity, diabetes and other illnesses. Now, a new study from researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine shows significant improvements in not only sleep quality, but also in improved autonomic nervous system function using a closed-loop, acoustic stimulation neurotechnology. Credit: Wake Forest University School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jan. 27, 2023 – A good nig ..read more
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Stability of perovskite solar cells reaches next milestone
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The material class of halide perovskites is seen as a great hope for even more solar power at even lower costs. The materials are very cheap, can be processed into thin films with minimal energy input and achieve already efficiencies that are significantly higher than those of conventional silicon solar cells. Credit: G. Li/HZB The material class of halide perovskites is seen as a great hope for even more solar power at even lower costs. The materials are very cheap, can be processed into thin films with minimal energy input and achieve already efficiencies that are significantly higher than ..read more
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New technology may help inform brain stimulation
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Brain stimulation, such as Deep brain stimulation (DBS), is a powerful way to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. While it has provided therapeutic benefit for sufferers of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and addiction for more than a decade, its underlying neural mechanism is not yet fully understood. Credit: Credit: Associate Professor Kai-Hsiang Chuang / Queensland Brain Institute Brain stimulation, such as Deep brain stimulation (DBS), is a powerful way to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. While it has provided therapeutic benefit for sufferers of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s ..read more
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Discovery of new form of carbon, called long-range ordered porous carbon (LOPC)
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The most well-known forms of carbon include graphite and diamond, but there are other more exotic nanoscale allotropes of carbon as well. These include graphene and fullerenes, which are sp2 hybridized carbon with zero (flat-shaped) or positive (sphere-shaped) curvatures. Credit: UNIST The most well-known forms of carbon include graphite and diamond, but there are other more exotic nanoscale allotropes of carbon as well. These include graphene and fullerenes, which are sp2 hybridized carbon with zero (flat-shaped) or positive (sphere-shaped) curvatures. Meanwhile, sp2 hybridized carbon with ..read more
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