Latest News Releases 15 September
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a method for forecasting the locations where a distinct population of New Zealand blue whales are most likely to occur up to three weeks in advance.
- Journal of Applied Ecology
Dark energy, the mysterious force that causes the universe to accelerate, may have been responsible for unexpected results from the XENON1T experiment, deep below Italy’s Apennine Mountains.
- Physical Review D
SUTD researchers show how a newly discovered family of two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors are more energy-efficient thanks to the presence of a built-in atomic protection layer.
- npj 2D Materials and Applications
Charles Davis, Professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Vascular Plants at Harvard University Herbaria, awarded $4.7 million from the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Grant for his team’s collaborative project "Bringing Asia to digital life: mobilizing underrepresented Asian herbarium collections in the US to propel biodiversity discovery.”
- National Science Foundation
A research team led by Prof. DAI Haiming from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently announced the constitutive BAK/MCL1 complexes could predict chemotherapy drugs sensitivity of ovarian cancer. Result has been published on Cell death & disease.
- Cell Death and Disease
A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a predictive computer model that, when tested on real pandemic data, proposed strategies that would have reduced the rate of both COVID-19 infections and deaths by an average of 72 per cent, based on a sample from four countries.
- Sustainable Cities and Society
- Nanyang Technological University, Ministry of Education - Singapore
This time of year, you hear a lot about heat-related illnesses in athletes. Thousands of student-athletes are sidelined by heat illnesses each year, and some don’t recover. But while guidelines exist to help coaches and trainers keep their students safe, there’s another group on the field that’s still at risk: students in marching bands.
- International Journal of Biometeorology
A research team by Prof. YANG Wulin and DAI Haiming from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently proposed a genetic classifier that can predict the sensitivity of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer in the field of tumor molecular markers.
- Frontiers in Immunology
From fossil evidence and through scientific role-play, researchers reconstruct that Neanderthals probably used fire and tools to dazzle, corral, and catch choughs, communally roosting birds, inside caves at night. The choughs would not only have contributed welcome calories and micronutrients to the Neanderthals' diet, but may also have yielded elements for their personal decoration.
- Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
- Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha, Spanish Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Science and Education, European Commission
Throughout history, pandemics have been a key driver of human population change, thanks to mortality and declining fertility rates. And, according to a new study co-authored by Seth Sanders, the Ronald Ehrenberg Professor of Economics in the ILR School, COVID-19 is no exception.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Modest weight loss can lead to meaningful risk reduction in adults with obesity. Although both behavioral economic incentives and environmental change strategies have shown promise for initial weight loss, to date their efficacy alone or in combination have not been compared.
- US Center for Disease Control and Prevention