More than seven months ago, I posted: “New L.A. freeway-adjacent homes getting air filtration as way to reduce indoor particles.” The post dealt with homes along Los Angeles, California- located freeways getting home particulate filters installed to filter out fine particulate matter from indoor air. Though, this only applies to homes situated within 1,000 feet […]
As mountains break apart at snow-packed seams, They spew their powdered cargo without care; Destroying life with frozen, hoary streams, Their mass and scope now tied to warming air. The wounds of every broken, shattered limb, Reduces what was pure to something grim; The sound of snowflakes falling in the spring, A warning of […]
Trailing Earth’s orbit at 94 million miles away, the Kepler space telescope has survived many potential knock-outs during its nine years in flight, from mechanical failures to being blasted by cosmic rays. At this rate, the hardy spacecraft may reach its finish line in a manner we will consider a wonderful success. With nary a […]
Water on Earth runs deep – very deep. The oceans have been measured to a maximum depth of 7 miles, though water is known to exist well below the oceans. Just how deep this hidden water reaches, and how much of it exists, are the subjects of ongoing research. Now a new study suggests that water may […]
The decline of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, learning and reasoning—involves a complicated mix of different disease processes in the brain. A study by NIA-funded researchers has shown that common brain diseases often overlap but impact cognitive impairment differently for different people. The findings, published online Dec. 15, 2017 in the journal Annals of Neurology, the authors […]
A team of Harvard Medical School investigators based at Massachusetts General Hospital has discovered, for the first time, that immune cells called macrophages contribute to a type of heart failure for which there is currently no effective treatment. In a report published last month in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the research team describes how macrophage […]
When it comes to disrupting brain function, alcohol is an equal opportunity offender, affecting many different neural receptors at once. “This gives new meaning to the phrase ‘dirty bourbon,’” joked neuroscientist C. Fernando Valenzuela Thursday as he delivered his remarks for the Michael C. Wilson Memorial Lecture, a highlight of the UNM Health Sciences Center’s […]
Lower educational attainment and income, and a higher incidence of trauma in childhood due to economic and social factors, can lead to greater health risks, according to researchers in the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Co-authors Catherine Pirkle, an assistant professor […]
Young, resting neural stem cells in the brains of mice store large clumps of proteins in specialized cellular trash compartments known as lysosomes, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found. As the cells age, they become less proficient at disposing of these protein aggregates, and their ability to respond readily to “make new neurons” […]
Moth scales, preserved in the mud of a coniferous forest lake, have been used to identify outbreaks of these insects over the past 10,000 years. This groundbreaking new technique, reported in the open-access journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, can tell us more about the frequency and intensity of past and future insect epidemics, their impact on the […]
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