Latest News Releases 13 September
Genome sequencing across tiger range study the genetic basis of the rare stripe pattern in endangered tigers.
The University of Central Florida is helping to lead the country’s charge of obtaining 100% clean electricity by 2035 with a new $800,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance hydrogen fuel research. UCF’s project will focus on better understanding how to implement hydrogen in modern, electricity-generating turbines, including exploring the best fuel blends and their combustion characteristics.
Environmental targets to limit excess nitrogen require the large-scale deployment of dedicated nitrogen mitigation strategies to avoid a strong increase in the risk of food insecurity. Without these measures, the amount of dietary energy available to people would be greatly reduced, which would in turn lead to high food prices and an increase in the number of undernourished people.
- Nature Food
Usually, the individuals of a population of marine species that have the potential to disperse over long distances all share a similar genetic composition. Yet every now and then, at small, localised sites, small groups of genetically different individuals suddenly appear within populations for a short period of time. A new study explains how this chaotic formation of genetic islands can occur in marine molluscs. Scientists from Bielefeld University and the British Antarctic Survey collaborated on the research. Their study has appeared in Science Advances.
- Science Advances
A Cleveland Clinic study has introduced a new surgical procedure to treat both children and adults with congenital intestinal malrotation, an inherited disorder that can cause the intestines to twist. The study, published in the Annals of Surgery, also defines the disease presentation in both children and adults, identifies the patients at risk of intestinal loss, and assesses the long-term outcomes after different surgical interventions.
- Annals of Surgery
A new study published in the journal Eating Behaviors found that vaping or e-cigarette use is associated with a heighted risk of developing an eating disorder among US college students. This finding is particularly important given the common use of vape pens and e-cigarettes and an increase in the prevalence of eating disorders amidst the COVID-19 pandemic among young people.
- Eating Disorders
Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have uncovered new information about the way coronavirus and several of its variants attach to human cells. The researchers examined how coronaviruses use their spike proteins to attach themselves to the host cells they are attacking.
- Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
Researchers from Skoltech and their colleagues from China have experimentally shown superconductivity in cerium superhydrides CeH9 and CeH10, pointing the way to lower-pressure and potentially room-temperature superconductors. The authors point out that now binary hydrides are mostly explored. Now they need to carefully think about combining the elements to achieve higher-temperature superconductivity at lower pressures in ternary hydrides.
- Physical Review Letters
Clean, renewable geothermal power—the heat beneath our feet—has huge potential as a clean energy source, even possibly becoming as important as fossil fuels are today, but not without new technologies to make the resource economically viable and available to all. Key to that challenge: the oil and gas industry itself, which is already beginning to leverage its vast expertise to what could be the birth of a new industry. Those were the takeaways from a live panel discussion on geothermal trends and technologies at the 8th Geothermal Congress for Latin America & the Caribbean (GEOLAC 2021) September 8-10.
- 8th Geothermal Congress for Latin America & the Caribbean
The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona has today launched Europe’s first continent-wide PhD training programme for medical doctors. The 4.5-million-euro programme will help bridge the gap between laboratory research and clinical practice by providing doctors with biomedical research training at one of seven research institutes across Europe. The call for applications opens today.
The Endocrine Society today announced it has chosen 13 leading endocrinologists as winners of its prestigious 2022 Laureate Awards, the top honors in the field.