Latest News Releases 14 September
Scientists have generated circularly polarized light and controlled its direction without using clunky magnets or very low temperatures. The findings show promise for the development of materials and device methods that can be used in optical quantum information processing.
- Advanced Materials
• Almost half in South East think ‘levelling up’ will see their area lose out. • Researchers say Tories “right to be worried” about some seats in Home Counties because of fears about what ‘levelling up’ means. • Study also investigates national identity, finding some attitudes run counter to ‘Little Englander’ labels.
So many climate models, so little time … A new way of measuring ocean temperatures helps scientists sort the likely from unlikely scenarios of global warming.
- Nature Climate Change
- Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australian Research Council
A new study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) was as effective as surgery at providing long-term benefits to patients with operable early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and generated minimal side effects. The study is the first of its kind to compare long-term results of SABR against surgical treatment in patients with operable early-stage NSCLC.
Johnson & Johnson’s two-dose Ebola vaccine regimen is safe, well tolerated and produces a strong immune response in people over the age of one, according to two new papers published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
- The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Some blood lipid biomarkers linked to cardiovascular disease risk are also associated with a lower risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggest the findings of a large epidemiology study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
- Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
- Medical Research Council, Motor Neurone Disease UK Lady Edith Wolfson Clinician Scientist Fellowship, Motor Neurone Disease Association
Efforts to discourage people from smoking by banning tobacco retail displays in shops and supermarkets could be weakened by prominent displays of electronic (e) cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia, suggests new research published in the journal Tobacco Control.
- Tobacco Control
- Wellcome Trust
Age-related macular degeneration, cataract and diabetes-related eye disease are linked to an increased risk of dementia, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
- British Journal of Ophthalmology
- The Fundamental Research Funds of the State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Project of Investigation on Health Status of Employees in Financial Industry in Guangzhou, China, Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou, China
Researchers at the Salk Institute’s Harnessing Plants Initiative (HPI) have established a five-year, $6.2 million collaboration with Nadia Shakoor, principal investigator and senior research scientist and her team at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to identify and develop sorghum plants that can better capture and store atmospheric carbon.
What if both the water and carbon dioxide (CO2) produced from a vehicle’s exhaust system could be captured and used for growing food? Repurposing these two wasted products would be a game changer for reducing the carbon footprint of roadway traffic and helping the agricultural industry feed a growing human population.
- Circular Economy and Sustainability
A team of Israeli researchers tracked the prevalence of lazy eye among 1.5 million Israeli teens. In addition to the prevalence of lazy eye among this population, the team found a link between the vision impairment, known medically as amblyopia, and socioeconomic factors.
- European Journal of Public Health