Latest News Releases 29 November
Novel randomized controlled trial found that families with high consumption of avocados experienced reduced caloric intake and an overall healthier diet, without actually changing their diet.
The University of Cincinnati's Dr. Mary Mahoney said the radiology field must redefine itself in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the opening session of the Radiological Society of North America 2021 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.
Many patients living with HIV in rural Africa are not receiving regular treatment, despite recent efforts to increase access to health care across the continent. Researchers found that 1.5 million HIV-positive patients lived more than an hour’s drive from the nearest health facility. The study also identified disparities in the availability of care across countries.
- PLOS Global Public Health
Professor John Reynolds and Senior Postdoctoral Fellow Tom Franken have made headway into understanding how the brain decides which side of a visual border is a foreground object and which is background. The research, published on November 30, 2021 in the journal eLife, sheds light on how areas of the brain communicate to interpret sensory information and build a picture of the world around us.
Funded by a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Kidney Cancer Program (KCP) at UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center reports the largest and most diverse catalog of kidney cancer tumor models to date.
- Cell Reports
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A clutter-free environment may not help people with dementia carry out daily tasks – according to a new study from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied whether people with dementia were better able to carry out tasks, such as making a cup of tea, at home - surrounded by their usual clutter - or in a clutter-free environment. They were surprised to find that participants with moderate dementia performed better when surrounded by their usual clutter.
- Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders
A UPV/EHU study analyses the resistance of the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterium to the antibiotics routinely used to treat the infection caused by this bacterium. The study reveals that resistance is very high and suggests that antibiotic misuse is mainly responsible for the increase in resistance in this bacterium.
Quantum physicists at the University of Warsaw have discovered new applications for quantum catalysis – the quantum equivalent of chemical catalysis used in industry – revealing that quantum catalysts are useful in many more setups than previously known. The breakthrough could prove pivotal in future quantum key distribution networks or distributed quantum computing.
- The International Research Agendas programme of the Foundation for Polish Science, co-financed from EU resources, obtained from the European Regional Development Fund under the Smart Growth Operational Programme
A team of physicists at the Universities of Vienna, Bristol, the Balearic Islands and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI-Vienna) has shown how quantum systems can simultaneously evolve along two opposite time arrows (forward and backward in time). The study has been published in the latest issue of Communications Physics.
- Communications Physics
A University of Houston engineer has developed a new fluid that can be cut open by light and demonstrated macroscopic depression of ferrofluid, the kind of fluid that can be moved around with a magnet.
- Materials Today
Forensic Sciences Research Volume 6, Issue 3 publishes Special Issue: Sharing Clinical and Forensic Toxicology Knowledge in the Era of a Pandemic and Beyond This special issue includes an editorial, one review, five research articles and two case reports from leading scientists in the field that further the discussion on clinical and forensic toxicology.