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2023.03.16 21:48 yu-gi-noh End of Cycle Recap (16mid, 3.7low, MENA/nURM, LGBT, STEM applicant)

End of Cycle Recap (16mid, 3.7low, MENA/nURM, LGBT, STEM applicant)
Omg finally got all my decisions so I've been excited to provide reference points for future applicants. I wanted to stay in the Midwest so I applied to very few schools outside of the region.
A: UIllinois ($), Maurer ($$$+), Cardozo ($+), Dickinson Law ($$$$), Wayne State ($$$$), Loyola Chicago ($$+), Northeastern ($), CWRU ($$$$, Law-Medicine Fellowship), UCincinnati ($$$$, Taft Scholar), MSU ($$$$), Kent ($$$+)
WL: WUSTL, OSU, UWisconsin
R: UChicago, Michigan, NU, BC
I'm so grateful for the way my cycle went! I'm unsure what I'm going to choose though. I'm planning to email UIllinois and Kent today for scholarship reconsiderations but not sure what to do. I'd like to do biotech/life sciences IP. I think the CWRU fellowship would be a good fit. Taft Scholar's at UCincinnati are guaranteed a research position with a faculty member if they'd like which sounds like a good opportunity. Going to visit Maurer and Kent (and maybe CWRU). Hoping to work in Chicago I think.
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2023.03.16 00:55 giraffe_wont_limbo Engr dames award

I recently got an email from washu about the "dames" award for engineering... I've never heard about this before and can't find a website or something for it online. However, the email came from wustl.edu domain emails so it seems like it can be legit. The wording was just a bit vague and they want me to provide an I9 form so I'm a little bit worried its a scam
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2023.03.07 23:21 Old_Independent_4755 What would you do if you were me?

Hi all,

I submitted my last round of applications on DECEMBER 1, 2022. We are obviously well into March and I still haven't heard back from 4 schools. I interviewed with WUSTL in January (sent a follow up email as well) so I guess they don't count, but I am beginning to worry, because 8-12 weeks is kind of standard in admissions. Should I reach out??
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2023.03.01 05:33 dgal89 New Standard of Law: Time Travel

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2023.02.23 01:00 kschlimps Lost Engagement Ring - Reward

Hi, all. I need some help. My engagement ring slipped off my finger somewhere between my parked car and Siegel Hall on 2/21/23 around 4:30 pm. I parked in a zone 2 spot on Olympian Way and crossed over to the sidewalk in front of Francis Olympic Field. I walked down that sidewalk and crossed the street to the side entrance of Siegel. It is a gold ring that is shaped like a flower with a diamond in the center.
My fiancé had it specially made for me, and needless to say, I am devastated and desperate to find the ring. We’re offering a substantial cash reward to anyone who turns it in. If you have any information or want to see a photo of the ring, feel free to email me at [email protected].
If you find it, please let me know, or turn it into the campus police—whatever is most comfortable for you. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading, and thank you for your help. - Kathryn
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2023.02.14 20:39 Dull_Koala_6109 I'm here to save you: Application portals of some of the most popular colleges

I would like one of the moderators to pin this post. This list is designed for all those who at some point have lost the links or emails to access their application portal. Even if this is not your case, save this list, it may be useful to you! :D If you have contributions from more portals to add to the list, do not hesitate to leave it in the comments or write to me by chat. I am expanding the list so some of the institutions listed here are not schools I have applied to.
List (in alphabetical order):
1- Bowdoin College
2- Brandeis University
3- Brown University
4- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
5- Case Western Reserve University
6- Claremont McKenna College
7- College of the Holy Cross
8- Columbia University
9- Colorado College
10- Cornell University
11- Dartmouth College
12- Denison University
13- Duke University
14- Drexel University
15- Franklin & Marshall College
16- Georgia Tech
17- Georgetown University
18- Harvard College
19- Hobart and William Smith Colleges
20- Johns Hopkins University
21- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
22- New York University (NYU)
23- Northeastern University (The most loved by A2C)
24- Northwestern University
25- Occidental College
26- Pomona College
27- Princeton University
28- Pitzer College
29- Stanford University
30- Tufts University
31- University of Chicago (UChicago)
32- University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
33- University of Rochester
34- Vanderbilt University
35- WashU r clothes
36- Wesleyan University
37- Yale

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2023.02.11 18:55 junjustin chance an asian, male cs major for wustl

demographics: asian, male, public high school, low income bracket
major: computer science
sat: 1540
act: 35
gpa: 4.0 UW
coursework: all honors + AP's. 14 AP classes total. I at least passed all of my AP tests lol. Took Debate zero hour and was in chamber orchestra at my school.
I really don't have much
  1. Policy Debate Quarterfinalist in my state
  2. 1st place several times for speech and debate in local tournaments
  3. 1st place for regional solo and ensemble comps and qualified for state last year and this year. Got superior rating at state last year.
  4. Honors Orchestra in my city
  5. AP Scholar w/ distinction LMFAO
  1. Principal violist in my city's youth symphony for 6 years
  2. Policy Debate Leader for my high school (created a curriculum and lectured and shiiii)
  3. Created a busking for charity club in high school
  4. CS club (literally just time to do usaco practice problems lol)
  5. Learning programming languages on my own
  6. 200+ hours of community service
  7. controversial ec: I put gaming as an ec because i was top50 in overwatch at one point and won a couple tournaments and managed/coached teams too LMFAO (dont yell at me in the comments please)
  8. Varsity knowledge bowl
  9. JV tennis
  10. A job I worked over the summer
My common app essay is OK. It's not the greatest thing that admissions officers have ever laid their eyes on but I would give it an 8/10. My supplemental essay was like a 7/10.
english teacher - 7/10: pretty well-known teacher for writing good LOR's, plus i had her for two years in a row and genuinely thought she would know me the best as a person and learner.
bio teacher - 9/10: this guy is actually the goat—we would email eachother back and forth about wordles last year, and I always talked to him about random things when I had time during class.
counselor — -1308957215/10: I go to a massive public school where there are too many students compared to the number of counselors. Need I say more.
results I have gotten back so far: deffered from Rice, case western, northeastern. Accepted to Minnesota Twin cities.
chance me for: RD wustl (reach)
for anyone who is wondering: nobody in like the past 8 years has gotten into wustl from my high school
additional thoughts:
I aimed to make my application reflect my personality and attitudes as a person and a learner. I wrote my essays about tinkering with engineering toy kits when I was younger (Electric Snap Circuits and if any of yall in the comments know what that is you are TRULY cultured) and how I broke and opened-up a ton of electronics that belonged to my dad or sister when I was like 5. While those essay topics seem very generic as a cs major, I tied in a lot of my own voice (I had nobody, except for my sister, read over my essays to maintain my unique writing style) and niche experiences, which hopefully personalized them. I also wrote essays on other EC's like music, and some essays were on some of my more-unique hobbies like using my telescope and stuff.
anyways, let me know if I have a chance at wustl! chanceme can't predict my future and is most definitely not 100% accurate, but I just want to see what everyone thinks! also be nice, to me and others on this subreddit. people have feelings—even those who shotgun.
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2023.02.08 02:18 spikyxiao Mid cycle recap! 3.6/170/nURM/4 years WE

Applied to 20 schools in mid November, have decisions from 10, so literally halfway through! I was a lurker for a while and benefited from these posts— if you’re a lurker in a future cycle feel free to DM, especially if you’re first gen :)
A: Minnesota ($$.5) GW (scholly info tbd) ASU ($$$) Davis ($$$.5) Irvine ($$$) UWashington (tbd) Seattle U ($$$$) Santa Clara ($$$$+)
WL: UCLA, Berkeley (ED-> RD-> ouchie)
R: none… yet lol
Pending: NYU, Duke, Michigan, WUSTL, UT Austin, USC, UIUC, Wisconsin, UC Hastings, USD
Got hold emails from NYU and WUSTL
So far pretty happy with my cycle! Nothing has been surprising, but it’s going better than I’d expected. My end goal is the Bay Area, so I’m currently deciding between Davis and Santa Clara (Tech Edge).
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2023.02.03 23:32 PSEProtector Ph.D. student looking to develop a customizable tool to intercept triggering content for the PSE community! (Mod #3 approved)

Hi all! I'm a Ph.D. student at Washington University in St. Louis researching the safety and accessibility of technology for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Our lab is currently working with clinicians to develop a customizable tool to intercept and avoid triggering content from showing up on the user’s screen, and we would love to have more understanding of the challenges and preferences that the community may have. It would be great if you can spend some time to take this survey, which takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
This survey is for people who have experience with photosensitive epilepsy, who are troubled by certain visual stimuli, who know someone else with similar conditions, and who have medical expertise on the topic. If you would also like to participate in our follow-up interview, please fill in your email at the end of the survey or contact us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) and we will reach out to you directly.
Thank you for your participation and we look forward to the conversations that would make the tool better and more tailored to people’s needs!
Survey link: https://wustl.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enuxUsXYeakbijI
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2023.01.30 18:14 Gallionella ALLS17R

/////// Witchcraft beliefs are widespread, highly variable around the world
In new global dataset, witchcraft beliefs are associated with weak institutions, conformist cultures https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/971587
The report says the most recent example of imposed sterilization was in 2019 and concludes there is an “obvious presence” of systemic racism in Quebec.
The study calls on the Quebec College of Physicians to immediately end the practice and also demands action from the provincial and federal governments.
The study by researchers at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue is the first in Quebec to document the forced sterilization of First Nations and Inuit women. https://globalnews.ca/news/9303161/quebec-forced-sterilizations-indigenous-women/
Certain fats in fast food known to raise cholesterol and lead to inflammation Eating bad diet or being obese leads to chronic inflammation and pain sensitivityBut now researchers believe even a few off meals can cause similar damage https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11466369/Chic-fil-ACHES-Eating-fatty-fast-food-trigger-pain-youre-thin.html
Journalists have historically been discouraged from reporting on preprints because of fears that the findings could be exaggerated, inaccurate or flat-out wrong. But our new research suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed things by pushing preprint-based journalism into the mainstream. https://theconversation.com/journalists-reporting-on-the-covid-19-pandemic-relied-on-research-that-had-yet-to-be-peer-reviewed-194408
Ocean mixing is a key process for the distribution of nutrients across the vast bodies of water. It was believed that it was mostly caused by wind and tides, but this work suggests that iceberg calving causing internal tsunamis also plays a role in the mixing. The team measured temperatures in the ocean and discovered that the tsunami had evened out the temperatures across different depths.
"Our fortuitous timing shows how much more we need to learn about these remote environments and how they matter for our planet," Professor Meredith stated.
The study is published in the journal Science Advances. https://www.iflscience.com/underwater-tsunami-created-by-collapse-of-antarctic-glacier-s-front-end-66378
Sunflower oil is highly prone to oxidative degradation during the frying process.Increasing time of sunflower oil heating enhanced the formation of active aldehydes.Daily consumption of oxidized oils might be associated with the occurrence of dyslipidemia, fatty liver and the development of leptin resistance. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jfbc.14514
A team of researchers has cracked a five century-old code which reveals a rumored French plot to kill the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain Charles V.
Charles was one of the most powerful men of the 16th century, presiding over a vast empire that took in much of western Europe and the Americas during a reign of more than 40 years.
It took the team from the Loria research lab in eastern France six months to decipher the letter written in 1547 by the emperor to his ambassador in France. https://phys.org/news/2022-11-emperor-charles-secret-code-centuries.html
Our intestines use peristalsis, a forward-with-occasional-backward flow pattern, as the main driver. The strength of the muscle contractions determines how fast the average flow speed is. When the speed is slow, our bodies have more time to absorb nutrients, but that also allows more time for bacteria to flourish on those same nutrients. The other flow pattern, segmentation, creates a weaker flow overall but with much more mixing, which again enhances nutrient uptake. https://fyfluiddynamics.com/2022/11/fluid-flow-for-digestive-health/?doing_wp_cron=1669309266.9357740879058837890625
The capsule conducted its first close flyby with the moon on November 21, capturing new imagesThe images were taken from 81 miles above and show detailed craters littering the lunar surface https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11466253/NASAs-Orion-went-DARK-47-minutes-not-sharing-new-images-moon.html
First, we reveal a large increase in ideological polarization during COP26, following low polarization between COP20 and COP25. Second, we show that this increase is driven by growing right-wing activity, a fourfold increase since COP21 relative to pro-climate groups. Finally, we identify a broad range of ‘climate contrarian’ views during COP26, emphasizing the theme of political hypocrisy as a topic of cross-ideological appeal; contrarian views and accusations of hypocrisy have become key themes in the Twitter climate discussion since 2019. With future climate action reliant on negotiations at COP27 and beyond, our results highlight the importance of monitoring polarization and its impacts in the public climate discourse. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01527-x
Mercedes has added a subscription option for its EQ series of electric vehiclesThe $1,200/year fee increases horsepower and torque or 'turning power'One critic said the 'subscriptionization of everything is getting out of hand'It follows BMW offering a £15 per month heated seat subscription service https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11466129/Mercedes-charging-1-200-year-quicker-acceleration-cars.html
To hedge against the damage Brexit has done to scientific links with Europe, Imperial College has been busy creating so-called “strategic partnerships” with other universities and research institutions.
Since 2018 it has struck up such links with France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
“There's a political dynamic to this,” said Ryan. “We want to make sure we're also making those statements of commitment about our place in Europe in the world.”
These partnerships encompass student exchanges, joint doctoral programmes, dual academic appointments, and joint work on incubating new companies in the different ecosystems of the UK, France and Germany. According to Imperial, joint research papers between Imperial and TUM academics have increased by 90% over the past five years.
They also mean that Imperial, TUM and CRNS senior managers meet regularly to discuss what new fields of research they should be exploring, https://sciencebusiness.net/news/imperial-college-says-its-scientists-are-being-dropped-horizon-europe-consortia
Fashion is already one of the world’s biggest producers of greenhouse gas emissions. This is set to increase further as prices continue to drop, consumption ratchets up, and the wear time of each garment plummets.
Transformation of the fashion industry is needed to avert the worst climate impacts. And this new research suggests that the transformation can be achieved equitably: ensuring that everyone has enough clothing, and enough income from producing clothing, for their needs. https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinero/2022/11/24/fair-and-sufficient--keywords-for-climate-friendly-fashion-consumption/?sh=53d2620e3f76
Therapeutic Potential of Allicin and Aged Garlic Extract in Alzheimer’s Disease https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9266652/
Research team explores 'treasures' from discarded data in cancer research https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-11-team-explores-treasures-discarded-cancer.html
The project comes from a team of researchers at Aix-Marseille University in France who previously revived a 30,000-year-old virus found in Siberian permafrost in 2014. With the latest bunch of viruses including one that dates to 48,500 years ago, the researchers have possibly revived the oldest virus yet.
“48,500 years is a world record,” Jean-Michel Claverie, one of the paper’s authors and a professor of genomics and bioinformatics at the Aix-Marseille University’s School of Medicine https://www.iflscience.com/48-500-year-old-virus-reawoken-from-ancient-siberian-permafrost-66338
The experiment comprised nearly 50 people to measure their food neophobia, which is a reluctance to eat or try new food. The participants, who were divided into picky and non-picky eaters, then tasted the same snacks served in red, white and blue bowls.
Results revealed that both the perceived saltiness and desirability of the foods were influenced by color in the picky group, but not the non-picky group.
Specifically, the snack was rated as higher in saltiness in the red and blue versus white bowl, and least desirable when served in the red bowl. In the UK, salty snacks are often sold in blue packaging, and the team believe that this might explain some of the saltiness findings. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-11-picky-eaters-food-plateware.html
The researchers from the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences are the first in the world to use CRISPR gene-editing technology to alter a flagellar motor. They used synthetic biology techniques to engineer a sodium motor onto the genome to create a sodium-driven swimming bacteria. They then tested and tracked the bacteria's ability to adapt when the environment was starved of sodium.
Sodium is an ion, which means that it carries a charge. It is this charge that powers the flagellar motor via stators, or ion channels.
The team found that the stators were able to rapidly self-repair the flagellar motor and restore movement. These findings could lead to new advances across the biological and medical science fields. https://phys.org/news/2022-11-uncovers-bacteria-ancient-mechanisms-self-repair.html
While past studies have reported the butchery of endemic animals at least 2,000 years ago, the present study correlates the disappearance of endemic megafauna around 1,000 years ago with a sharp increase in introduced species and human-driven landscape change.
To understand the disappearance of Madagascar's large animals, Hixon et al. excavated three coastal ponds and a cave from the southwest of the island and radiocarbon dated the remains of extinct megafauna, introduced animals, and other signs of human activity.
The researchers found that Madagascar's megafauna had endured several dry periods over the last 6,000 years, relocating as needed when local water resources were scarce. Signs of human activity, including modified bones and shells, began appearing within the past 2,000 years. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221122111434.htm
Adults with persistent asthma may experience nearly twice the amount of plaque buildup in major arteries leading to the brain as people without asthma, raising their risk for a stroke, new research suggests.
The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, also found higher levels of inflammation in people with asthma, compared to those without the condition. https://www.heart.org/en/news/2022/11/23/persistent-asthma-linked-to-plaque-buildup-in-arteries-leading-to-the-brain
Researchers have found that administering remdesivir with corticosteroids to Asian patients who are critically ill with COVID-19 within 9 days of symptom onset reduces overall mortality. Starting treatment later did not have the same effect, suggesting that higher viral loads and serious lung damage impair the effectiveness of this treatment. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221122111341.htm
In a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology that included nearly 1.3 million men aged 20–39 years who participated in three serial health check-ups at two-year intervals, men with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and those who developed MetS-;especially those with the MetS components of elevated triglycerides and abdominal obesity-;had higher risks of developing gout.
Among participants, 18,473 developed gout, and those with MetS at all checkups had a nearly four-fold higher risk than participants who were MetS-free. Development of MetS more than doubled the risk of incident gout, whereas recovery from MetS reduced incident gout risk by nearly half. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20221123/Study-explores-link-between-dynamic-changes-in-metabolic-syndrome-and-risk-of-gout.aspx
The pilfered crypto is on the move!
In the hours after the FTX cryptocurrency exchange filed for bankruptcy, opportunistic hackers — or possibly an insider — took advantage of the chaos and began looting hundreds of millions of dollars worth of crypto.
Now, it appears, they're hard at work laundering it. As CNBC reports, the exchange's new CEO, John Ray III, admitted when the company filed for bankruptcy earlier in the month that "unauthorized access to certain assets has occurred." Soon after, the Elliptic blockchain analytics firm estimated that a cool $447 million had been stolen during the cacophony. https://futurism.com/the-byte/stolen-ftx-hackers-bitcoin
They found that the knee, lumbar spine and shoulder were the most injury prone areas for Olympians. These were also among the most common locations for osteoarthritis and pain. After a joint injury the Olympians were more likely to develop osteoarthritis than someone sustaining a similar injury in the general population, the research found. The sportspeople also had an increased risk of shoulder, knee, hip and ankle and upper and lower spine pain after injury, although this did not differ with the general population.
The athletes, who had competed at an Olympic level in 57 sports, also had an increased risk of lower back pain overall, and shoulder osteoarthritis after a shoulder injury. https://www.science20.com/news_staff/elite_athletics_comes_at_a_cost_later_in_life-256325
Misinformation can come directly from public figures and organizations (referred to here as “elites”). Here, we develop a tool for measuring Twitter users’ exposure to misinformation from elites based on the public figures and organizations they choose to follow. Using a database of professional fact-checks by PolitiFact, we calculate falsity scores for 816 elites based on the veracity of their statements. We then assign users an elite misinformation-exposure score based on the falsity scores of the elites they follow on Twitter. Users’ misinformation-exposure scores are negatively correlated with the quality of news they share themselves, and positively correlated with estimated conservative ideology. Additionally, we analyze the co-follower, co-share, and co-retweet networks of 5000 Twitter users and find an ideological asymmetry: estimated ideological extremity is associated with more misinformation exposure for users estimated to be conservative but not for users estimated to be liberal. Finally, we create an open-source R library and an Application Programming Interface (API) making our elite misinformation-exposure estimation tool openly available to the community. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-34769-6
Ultrapotent IgM antibodies isolated from a pregnant woman with Zika virus show promise as an immunotherapy https://www.news-medical.net/news/20221122/Ultrapotent-IgM-antibodies-isolated-from-a-pregnant-woman-with-Zika-virus-show-promise-as-an-immunotherapy.aspx
Scientists believe that the Earth is currently in the midst of its sixth major extinction event, but a new study suggests that’s not the case – it may actually be the seventh. Scientists have found evidence of a previously unknown mass extinction event that struck half a billion years ago. https://newatlas.com/biology/earliest-mass-extinction-ediacaran/
The intricacy of this plant–microorganism association has stimulated a marked interest in research on Trichoderma, ranging from its capacity as a plant growth promoter to its ability to prime local and systemic defence responses against biotic and abiotic stresses and to activate transcriptional memory affecting plant responses to future stresses. This Review discusses the ecophysiology and diversity of Trichoderma and the complexity of its relationships in the agroecosystem, highlighting its potential as a direct and indirect biological control agent, biostimulant and biofertilizer https://www.nature.com/articles/s41579-022-00819-5
The new papers found that a photochemical reaction is possibly taking place to create the sulphur dioxide. This occurs when the light from the star hits the atmosphere, and the team think that atmospheric water is split into hydrogen and hydroxide, which then reacts with hydrogen sulphide to produce the sulphur dioxide. This is the first time a photochemical by-product has been detected on an exoplanet.
The papers also shed light onto the amount of cloud cover on WASP-39b. It seems that the clouds are not a uniform blanket over the planet and could instead be broken up. JWST isn’t just looking at WASP-39 b. In it’s first year of science it’s going to be observing around 70 exoplanets. But WASP-39 b is a benchmark for those studies, allowing us to uncover secrets about our nearest exoplanets neighbours. https://cosmosmagazine.com/news/jwst-sulphur-dioxide-wasp-39b-atmosphere/
But now, a study in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution suggests that great bustards have another claim to our interest: they actively seek out two plants with compounds that can kill pathogens. They may thus be a rare example of a bird that uses plants against disease—that is, self-medication.
"Here we show that great bustards prefer to eat plants with chemical compounds with antiparasitic effects in vitro," https://phys.org/news/2022-11-world-heaviest-flying-bird-self-medicating.html
Fungi seem like significant opportunistic pathogens that shape host immunity and infect cancer patients; however, they are understudied. It also remains unknown whether they could be part of polymorphic microbiomes representing cancer. This provided enough motivation to explore cancer clonal evolution as a multi-species process and characterize the pan-cancer mycobiome. Furthermore, since bacteria and fungi share symbiotic and antagonistic relationships in nature, studying their interactions in tumors could also potentially provide synergistic diagnostic performance for specific cancer(s). https://www.news-medical.net/news/20221122/Fungi-detected-in-35-cancer-types-often-intracellular.aspx
Popular strategies for reducing gasoline use aren’t getting a chance to work
UCLA-led study finds world leaders give up on increasing gas taxes and reducing subsidies to producers https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/gas-taxes-fossil-fuel-subsidies-reversed
A combined cognitive and fitness training helps restore older adults’ attention abilities to young adult levels https://www.psypost.org/2022/11/a-combined-cognitive-and-fitness-training-helps-restore-older-adults-attention-abilities-to-young-adult-levels-64367
In severe epilepsies, surgical intervention is often the only remedy - usually with great success. While neuropsychological performance can recover in the long term after successful surgery, on rare occasions, unexpected declines in cognitive performance occur. Researchers at the University of Bonn have now been able to show which patients are at particularly high risk for this. https://www.newswise.com/articles/unexpected-cognitive-deteriorations-in-epilepsy
Thinking of breaking up with Twitter? Here’s the right way to do it
Published: November 21, 2022 .... Aside from the site going dark, there are also risks user data could be breached in a cyberattack while the usual defences are down. Twitter was exposed in a massive cyberattack in August this year. A hacker was able to extract the personal details, including phone numbers and email addresses, of 5.4 million users.
One would be forgiven for thinking that such scenarios are impossible. However, common lore in the technology community is that the internet is held together by chewing gum and duct tape. https://theconversation.com/thinking-of-breaking-up-with-twitter-heres-the-right-way-to-do-it-195002
The study reveals that a 30-day ketogenic diet regimen with herbal extracts does not alter the overall alpha diversity of gut microbiota in athletes. However, the diet can considerably influence gut microbiota composition at the phylum and genus levels.
As mentioned by the scientists, an increased Bacteroidetes abundance and reduced Firmicutes abundance in the keto diet group could be attributed to the higher fat mass and visceral adipose tissue reduction in this group.
Overall, the study indicates that the keto diet might be used as an alternative and safe intervention to maintain gut microbiota composition in athletes https://www.news-medical.net/news/20221121/KEMEPHY-diet-may-be-an-effective-dietary-pattern-for-athletes.aspx
How democracies around the world are using new rules to make it harder to vote. Voter suppression has a long history also in the United States. Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union said that more than 48 states have recently tried to introduce more than 400 anti-voter bills. https://theconversation.com/voter-suppression-how-democracies-around-the-world-are-using-new-rules-to-make-it-harder-to-vote-194483
Cal Am declined to provide up-to-date estimates, but public water officials calculated the desalinated water could cost at least $7,900 per acre-foot, or per 325,851 gallons. (Compare this to the $1,700 per acre-foot cost of the publicly owned Doheny desalination project, which the coastal commission approved last month. Even Poseidon Water's controversial proposal in Huntington Beach, which the commission unanimously rejected in May, would've cost less than half, at $3,000 per acre-foot.)
Recent filings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission also show that Cal Am has already incurred $206 million in aggregate costs related to the project.
State Assemblyman Mark Stone, a Democrat, who represents all the communities at stake and opposes the project, noted that "Cal Am, as an investor-owned utility, owes its allegiances to its investors: It has to grow, it has to make money, it has to be profitable."
Some commissioners, concerned with these unanswered cost questions, made clear that the project could not break ground without the CPUC's final authorization that the water was indeed needed. https://phys.org/news/2022-11-monterey-bay-desalination-environmental-injustice.html
Now 82 tribes across the U.S. have more than 20,000 bison in 65 herds—and that's been growing along with the desire among Native Americans to reclaim stewardship of an animal their ancestors depended upon for millennia.
European settlers destroyed that balance, driving bison nearly extinct until conservationists including Teddy Roosevelt intervened to reestablish a small number of herds.
The long-term dream for some Native Americans: return bison on a scale rivaling herds that roamed the continent in numbers that shaped the landscape itself. https://phys.org/news/2022-11-bison-native-american-tribes-reclaim.html
A discovery at University of Limerick in Ireland has revealed for the first time that unconventional brain-like computing at the tiniest scale of atoms and molecules is possible.
Researchers at University of Limerick's Bernal Institute worked with an international team of scientists to create a new type of organic material that learns from its past behavior.
The discovery of the "dynamic molecular switch" that emulates synaptic behavior is revealed in a new study in the journal Nature Materials. https://phys.org/news/2022-11-discovery-reveals-brain-like-molecular.html
The findings, which are part of the EU-funded ATHLETE project, have been published in Nature Communications and are publicly available in https://helixomics.isglobal.org.
Our health depends greatly on the environment we live in. In fact, 70 -90% of the risk of developing a disease is determined by our exposome: a multitude of environmental factors (i.e. non-genetic factors) to which we are exposed throughout our life. And yet, we still have limited knowledge on which are these environmental hazards, how they interact, and what biological processes they trigger.
“Early life is a particularly important period, since exposures during these developmentally vulnerable periods may have pronounced effects at the molecular level, which may not be clinically detectable until adulthood,” explains Martine Vrijheid, Head of the Childhood and Environment Programme at ISGlobal. https://www.newswise.com/articles/new-study-provides-a-unique-resource-for-understanding-how-environmental-exposures-in-early-life-affect-our-health
Previous research has established that transport and logistics workers have worse health outcomes than those in other industries, especially musculoskeletal and trauma-related injuries.
They also have a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and hypertension, which has been attributed to long working hours, poor access to health care, exposure to physical and mental stress and other behaviors and occupational characteristics that contribute to poor health.
The new paper found that a collective national effort was required to improve the health and well-being of Australian truck drivers to reduce the burden of work-related injury or disease for truck drivers and other transport workers. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-11-inaction-australian-truckers.html
Another simple but important fix: Locate routers and cordless phone base stations – the worst radiation offenders – away from where your kids sleep, study and play. See if you can lower your Wi-Fi router’s output. It may be set to “High” as a default, which could create more intense wireless radiation output than anyone in your household needs.
Choose wired
To reduce radiation exposures significantly, many experts recommend using wired devices whenever possible. https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news/2022/11/protecting-kids-wireless-radiation-school-and-home
Study: Automation drives income inequality
New data suggest most of the growth in the wage gap since 1980 comes from automation displacing less-educated workers. https://news.mit.edu/2022/automation-drives-income-inequality-1121
Scientists noted several “abnormalities in the glucocorticoid biology,” which increased the activity of genes which produce proteins in the brain for regulating stress response. The stress response is controlled by competing processes, some of which ramp the stress response up while others bring it down. That response is akin to a controlled blaze, burning continuously but trapped inside a ring of stones. Adding salt to our diet is the equivalent of tossing accelerant on the flames. Everything gets hotter, more reactive, and harder to contain. https://www.syfy.com/syfy-wire/fries-may-be-comfort-food-but-the-salt-is-stressing-you-out
We tested Einstein’s theory of gravity on the scale of the universe – here’s what we found https://theconversation.com/we-tested-einsteins-theory-of-gravity-on-the-scale-of-the-universe-heres-what-we-found-194118
Black holes keep their secrets close. They imprison forever anything that enters. Light itself can’t escape a black hole’s hungry pull.
It would seem, then, that a black hole should be invisible — and taking its picture impossible. So great fanfare accompanied the release in 2019 of the first image of a black hole. Then, in spring 2022, astronomers unveiled another black hole photo — this time of the one at the center of our own Milky Way. https://www.inverse.com/science/milky-way-black-hole-secrets
the team's work shows that supramassive neutron stars are capable of launching short-duration gamma-ray bursts, and that we can no longer assume the presence of a black hole.
"Such findings are important as they confirm that newborn neutron stars can power some short-duration GRBs and the bright emissions across the electromagnetic spectrum that have been detected accompanying them," Jordana-Mitjans says.
"This discovery may offer a new way to locate neutron star mergers, and thus gravitational waves emitters, when we're searching the skies for signals." https://www.sciencealert.com/colliding-neutron-stars-created-a-neutron-star-we-thought-too-heavy-to-exist
"Now we have uncovered a new therapeutic vulnerability in breast cancers that have developed resistance to endocrine therapy through acquisition of the Y537S mutation. When used early, this drug may prevent or delay development of endocrine therapy resistance by blocking an increase in the proportion of cells harboring the Y537S mutation."
In the U.S., over 250,000 patients are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. About 75% of breast cancers are ER-positive, meaning that the growth of these tumor cells is fueled by the binding of estrogen to the estrogen receptor protein in the cytoplasm. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20221120/Researchers-uncover-new-therapeutic-vulnerability-in-endocrine-therapy-resistant-breast-cancers.aspx
“To date, swimming soft robots have not been able to swim faster than one body length per second, but marine animals – such as manta rays – are able to swim much faster, and much more efficiently,” says Jie Yin, corresponding author of a paper on the work and an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NC State. “We wanted to draw on the biomechanics of these animals to see if we could develop faster, more energy-efficient soft robots. The prototypes we’ve developed work exceptionally well.” https://scienceblog.com/535019/butterfly-bot-is-fastest-swimming-soft-robot-yet/
A new aerial chainsaw device that could assist in the battle to save Hawaiʻi’s ʻōhiʻa trees from a deadly fungal pathogen is being put to the test by a University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo geographer. Professor Ryan Perroy and his research team have developed a drone attachment capable of sampling tree branch samples for diagnostic laboratory testing and other purposes. https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/11/20/chainsaw-drone-fight-rapid-ohia-death/
How to capitalize on coffee to squeeze the most out of your day: Hold off on that first cup until 11am, consume exactly 30 minutes before exercise to power through a workout and go cold turkey for a week every month &.... op: if you quit coffee and you get headaches it's because of your blood vessels that are not helped by coffee to expand .. then, to quit gradually may help :op) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11436309/Hold-cup-coffee-11am-studies-suggest.html
And even if brands do provide a list, there is not a lot of conclusive research to help consumers understand what the presence of substances such as microplastics or phthalates (op: Phthalate, an Endocrine Disrupting Chemical... found in everyday products and wrapping... :op) actually means for the user’s health.
Researchers who spoke with Undark emphasized that there’s little evidence to suggest tampons cause harm when used as directed. At the same time, the researchers noted, it’s fair for laypeople to wonder what’s in their menstrual products, particularly given that some scientists are asking similar questions.
“Knowing what ingredients are in there, and what the implications might be, and what they might do to your body—I think that should be just a starting point,” says Inga Winkler, an associate professor at the Central European University in Vienna who has studied menstrual health as a human rights issue. “And the fact that we are fighting about this, I mean, it’s a really sad starting point.” https://www.popsci.com/health/tampon-ingredients-health-effects/
According to the Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza, belief comes quickly and naturally, whereas scepticism is slow and unnatural. In a study of neural activity, Harris and colleagues discovered that believing a statement requires less effort than disbelieving it.
Given these multiple reasons for us to believe in ghosts, it seems that the belief is likely to be with us for many years to come. https://theconversation.com/i-see-dead-people-why-so-many-of-us-believe-in-ghosts-148886
Many users criticize Google as getting worse when showing search results. The main issue is the top results are ads, and then the organic ones are listed. Marissa Mayer, who worked at Google from 2009 to 2012, acknowledges a decline but told Freakonomics that the advertisements can be more useful. She also said people who see ads would search three percent more. Mayer also notes that Google is just a window on the web, and the problem could be that the entire internet is getting bad. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11441689/Former-Google-engineer-blames-internets-failures-search-overall-decline.html
“These results are surprising because honey is about 80% sugar,” said Tauseef Khan, a research associate in nutritional sciences at U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, in a university release.
“But honey is also a complex composition of common and rare sugars, proteins, organic acids and other bioactive compounds that very likely have health benefits," he explained.
The latest project by the U of T's team is the most comprehensive and detailed review when it comes to the benefits and miracles of honey. It has not only focused on the simple pros and cons but also studied the processing and floral source. https://www.geo.tv/latest/453440-study-shows-miraculous-health-benefits-of-honey
“In colon cancer, when you decrease the nutrients available in the tumors, the cells don’t know what to do. Without the nutrients to grow, they undergo a kind of crisis, which leads to massive cell death,” said senior author Yatrik M. Shah, Ph.D., Horace W. Davenport Collegiate Professor of Physiology at Michigan Medicine.
Researchers found in cells and in mice that a low-protein diet blocked the nutrient signaling pathway that fires up a master regulator of cancer growth. Results are published in Gastroenterology. https://scienceblog.com/535011/dietary-change-starves-cancer-cells-overcoming-treatment-resistance/
Are You Ready for Workplace Brain Scanning?
Extracting and using brain data will make workers happier and more productive, backers say https://spectrum.ieee.org/neurotech-workplace-innereye-emotiv
Revealing biochemical “rings of power”
Genome mining uncovers a widespread class of natural products that could be excellent candidates for future drugs https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/971824
Potatoes can be part of a healthy diet
A study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center says that potatoes are filled with key nutrients and packed with health benefits. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/971834
Food marketing and research on kids lacks government oversight
Lax industry self-regulation and no rules on research leave children vulnerable to marketing of unhealthy food, according to a new analysis https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/971840
Carvings on Australia’s boab trees reveal a generation’s lost history Archaeologists and an Aboriginal family are working together to rediscover lost ties to the land https://www.sciencenews.org/article/carvings-australia-boab-trees-lost-history
You are “what you eat”, but you are not “where you live” https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/971846
Study shows how moral behavior pays off in the end https://phys.org/news/2022-11-moral-behavior-pays.html
Nearly 100 million consumers bought handmade products on Etsy in 2021, reflecting consumers’ preference for more personal and unique purchase experiences, according to the authors.
The researchers found that female consumers show a strong preference for goods made by women, while male consumers are neutral about the producer’s gender. Through a series of 13 studies, they also discovered that female consumers more strongly believe that their purchase decisions can contribute to restoring gender equality in business compared to their male counterparts. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/971735
“When you scan their brains, you see damage to the language or the visual areas, and not so much to the memory areas. People with atypical Alzheimer’s are often screened out of research studies because it’s easier to study a group where everyone has the same set of symptoms. But this heterogeneity tells us that there are things we still don’t understand about how and why Alzheimer’s develops the way it does. There’s a reason why certain brain areas become damaged and not others, and we don’t know that reason yet. https://source.wustl.edu/2022/11/study-yields-clues-to-why-alzheimers-disease-damages-certain-parts-of-the-brain/
The possibility of wormholes is sufficiently exciting to physicists that 12 papers have been posted to ArXiv.org exploring the concept just since the start of November. However, as Petya Nedkova of the University of Sofia and co-authors note, we don’t know what they would look like.
The paper seeks to address that and concludes that, seen at high angles, wormholes would look like nothing we have seen. For small inclination angles, however, the authors think a wormhole would show “a very similar polarization pattern” to a black hole. Consequently, M87*, seen at an estimated angle of 17°, could be a wormhole and we wouldn’t know.
That’s not to say we are doomed to not be able to tell wormholes from black. “More significant distinctions are observed for the strongly lensed indirect images, where the polarization intensity in the wormhole spacetimes can grow up to an order of magnitude compared to the Schwarzschild black hole,” the authors write. https://www.iflscience.com/the-black-holes-we-ve-viewed-might-actually-be-wormholes-66259
This galaxy, which was identified along with another that appeared 450 million years after the big bang, is exceptionally bright and suggests it came together just 100 million years after the event that sparked the universe 13.8 billion years ago.
Both systems of stars appear in the image as faint orange specks in the blackness of space and are only visible now because of JWST's powerful ability to look back in time with its infrared camera.
The team, led by the National Institute for Astrophysics in Rome, Italy, said the discovery is like an ‘undiscovered country’ of early galaxies that have been hidden until now. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11440133/NASA-starts-new-chapter-astronomy-image-galaxy-formed-350M-years-big-bang.html
New Records for the Biggest and Smallest AI Computers
Nvidia H100 and Intel Sapphire Rapids Xeon debut on ML Perf training benchmarks https://spectrum.ieee.org/mlperf-training
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2023.01.06 21:43 Trynabeellewoods WashU Interview before applying?

I got an email from WUSTL with a CAS fee waiver and link to schedule an interview…before even applying. Is this something they do every year? It seems a bit scammy but I know it’s not a predatory school so I’m kind of confused 😂 TBH it wasn’t on my radar before, but now that applying will be $0 I’m considering it
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2023.01.06 20:34 teddybearluver I thought it was an II got so excited 😑

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2022.12.23 01:45 sklgirl04 fee waived?? does that mean anything ?

im an international student who isn't applying for any aid,WUSTL sent me an email saying my application fee has been waived? what does this mean? is washU interested in me or are they just being nice randomly and I'm overthinking this lmao
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2022.12.17 02:13 howevertheory98968 Novos Labs is strongly promoting that NMN is better than NR. Is this true? And brain cancer

Alright, I remember 8 years ago when NR and Niagen and Chromadex were big trends. Everyone was taking NR and there was a large thread on Longecity with people trying all sorts of doses.
Back then, there were discussions of NR vs NMN and folks thought NR was better.
Today it seems that this thinking has gone back to the other side and NMN is better? Or lat least Novos Labs is saying so:
Short post: https://novoslabs.com/frequently-asked-questions/nicotinamide-riboside-nis-nicotinamide-riboside-nr-better-than-nicotinamide-mononucleotide-nmn/
Long post: https://novoslabs.com/nmn-vs-nr-is-nmn-better-than-n
This is a categorization of the long post:
- NMN is one step ahead
- NMN seems to demonstrate more impressive effects in studies
- NMN has effects that NR doesn’t have
- Biotech companies focus on NMN, not NR
- Esteemed experts take NMN supplements, not NR
- The closer to NAD+, the stronger the effect?
- NASA and US military prefer NMN, not NR
- NMN is more stable than NR
- Almost all NR is broken down into nicotinamide (NAM) before it reaches tissues

A lot of these seem to use social proof rather than science... Military, Experts, Biotech companies. That's like saying if doctors do something it likely is healthy.

The rest of them, I don't know.
Here's a FAQ with 22 NMN questions: https://novoslabs.com/frequently-asked-questions/nmn-nicotinamide-mononucleotide/

OBSERVE: Novos sells an NMN product. So they might say it's better.

Regardless, here's an article saying NAD+ makes brain cancer kill you faster:

So should we even take this at all?

DISCLAIMER: I don't know anything about NOVOS except I have been reading their site a lot lately because they have tons of information, yet I am not aware if it is good information or not. I've emailed them a few times with some irritating questions, I'm sure. They've got me researching compounds like Calcium AKG, which I know little about.
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2022.12.02 19:16 AND_IM_JAVERT Anyone else have a mini heart attack from that WUSTL email?

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2022.11.25 22:55 MidwestThrowdown Midwest Throwdown Tournament 2023

Midwest Throwdown Tournament Registration is Now Open!
WashU Women's Ultimate is excited to host MWTD 2023 on March 4-5th.
Teams of all skill levels welcome!
Tournament Info:
March 4-5, 2023
Cosmo Park (Colombia, MO)
32 College Women's Teams, 32 College Open Teams
Bid Fee: $475
\Please note that this will be a USA Ultimate sanctioned event. All participants will be required to be USA Ultimate members.**
Register your team through this Google Form.
Email [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) for more information or visit our website at Midwest Throwdown 2023 Wash U Women's Ultimate Frisbee Washington University in St. Louis (wustl.edu)
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2022.11.19 07:42 PuttPuttPower WashU Application Documents - Through LSAC app or Email?

Hi! I feel like this is a silly question and probably doesn't matter either way, but I was wondering whether WashU wants you to submit your application documents (resume, personal statement, diversity statement, etc) through the online LSAC app as an attachment or directly to their email? It says "[these documents] may be sent as an email attachment directly to the Washington University School of Law Admissions Office at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])" on the page where you would usually submit the documents as an attachment so not sure if the email thing is just one option if you don't want to attach them to your online app or the thing they are telling you to do lol. Thanks in advance for your help! Hope everyone is hanging in there :)
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2022.11.03 19:25 llpoh2 Filling out "Vanderbilt" forms and other medical questionnaires

I received this email today:
" Hi,
I have some papers brought in that I need filled out on a student. Like the evaluation papers. I thought you would be great at filling them out with your insight for the student. I will put them in your box, if you don't mind filling them out and getting them back to me as soon as you can.
Thank you so much."
I dread these requests. These forms (and ones like them) take about 30 (+/-) minutes to fill out if I am taking them seriously. But I don't magically have 30 minutes in my day that I want to dedicate to the free service of filling out a medical form. I am constantly slammed (and am still behind on my grading).
Filling this form out is going to help a student... and have a doctor and staff paid to review the results and make a diagnosis or modify care.
It seems a little crazy. As a middle school teacher, I fill out 4-7 of these per year. Sometimes they give two sets of forms (with redundancies), and sometimes they come with requests that they be completed ASAP, etc.
Anyone have a solution for this? (Or know of another thread where this was already discussed).
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2022.10.29 03:37 Gallionella ALLS11D

These new bile acids are not produced by our enzymes; they’re made by microbes in our gut. This discovery will change how medical textbooks address digestion, and it contributes to an ever-growing body of knowledge supporting the importance of the microbiome https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200226131321.htm
There is an urgent need to act on climate change by decarbonizing our economy, and a critical step in achieving that is passing state legislation transitioning states to 100% clean and carbon free electricity. https://blog.ucsusa.org/jessica-collingsworth/climate-change-impacts-agriculture-midwest
Loss of insulation on neurons may contribute to autism https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/loss-of-insulation-on-neurons-may-contribute-to-autism/
thanks to resurging interest in studies in this field, a mounting heap of scientific evidence shows the positive effects of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, on mental health and mood. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/just-one-trip-on-magic-mushrooms-can-improve-longterm-mindfulness/
Carb Diet May Prevent, Reverse Age-Related Effects Within the Brain https://news.stonybrook.edu/newsroom/study-shows-low-carb-diet-may-prevent-reverse-age-related-effects-within-the-brain/
Gut bacteria can penetrate tumors and aid cancer therapy, study suggests https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-03-gut-bacteria-penetrate-tumors-aid.html
That's according to two preliminary studies by Harvard researchers. They found that people who eat plenty of "high-quality" plant foods instead of red or processed meat have a lower risk of heart attack and tend to live longer.
The "high-quality" part is key, experts stressed. https://consumer.healthday.com/vitamins-and-nutrition-information-27/vegetarianism-news-694/more-evidence-that-ditching-red-meat-is-good-for-your-heart-755485.html
High levels of immunoglobulin E antibodies in microbiomes of people with peanut allergies https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-03-high-immunoglobulin-antibodies-microbiomes-people.html
Rats, like humans, avoid actions that can cause pain to their fellow beings, scientists have found. This trait, known as harm aversion, is seen as an important part of moral development in humans but is reduced in violent antisocial individuals. https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/rats-avoid-actions-that-will-hurt-others-even-if-it-earns-them-a-treat/
Identifying the visual tools that quickened the pace for some served as inspiration for others. My research team found that we could teach people to focus their attention more narrowly, a tactic that people could adopt and use well after leaving our lab to improve the quality of their exercise. We trained 61 men and women to adopt a constricted field of view, to imagine that a spotlight shed its light on only one target up ahead. We contrasted tactic this with a natural style of attention in which 60 men and women were asked to look more broadly around them. http://www.spsp.org/news-center./blog/balcetis-visual-tools-exercise
That we found alterations in pH at a micrometer-scale resolution suggests that pH changes may be involved in fine-tuning brain activity," says Junichi Nabekura, senior author. "This may be clinically important given that patients with psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, have been found to have abnormal brain pH levels."
That the probe was successfully used to observe the biological dynamics of pH indicates that it may have potential applications in a wide range of biological investigations. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/nion-tia030520.php
Why coronavirus is so difficult for politicians and medics to judge
The ill-fated swine flu vaccination programme in the US in 1976 shows the dilemmas faced by leaders. https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/coronavirus/2020/03/why-coronavirus-so-difficult-politicians-and-medics-judge
Do Essential Oils Work? Here’s What Science Says
Every time you turn around someone is suggesting aromatherapy. Essential oils are a $1 billion industry, but are they effective? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-essential-oils-work-heres-what-science-says/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciam%2Fhealth-and-medicine+%28Topic%3A+Health%29
But the hydrogen on the Suiso won’t come from the sun – it will come from brown coal. Making it releases greenhouse gases. Most of the hydrogen Australia plans to produce in the near future will come from fossil-fuel sources. https://www.theage.com.au/national/hydrogen-the-cost-of-capturing-sunshine-20200306-p547he.html
THE HEALING HISTORY OF DANCE https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/the-healing-history-of-dance
Residual confounding remained a potential limitation of the observational study, Mao's team acknowledged. Furthermore, the authors did not have more detailed information (dose, formulation, duration of use) on the fish oil supplementationreported, and what they did have was self-reported. https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/prevention/85250
to Lower Allergy Risk at Age 6— A third of kids in study sample exclusively breastfed until age 3 months https://www.medpagetoday.com/allergyimmunology/asthma/85256
From the subset of patients who gave plasma samples for the study, it appeared that higher olive oil intake was associated with lower levels of circulating inflammatory biomarkers interleukin-6, soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1, and tumor necrosis factor α-R2; and higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol but no change in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. https://www.medpagetoday.com/primarycare/dietnutrition/85259
Researchers find evidence of a cosmic impact that caused destruction of one of the world's earliest human settlements https://phys.org/news/2020-03-evidence-cosmic-impact-destruction-world.html
Although researchers did not find enough evidence to recommend vitamin D supplementation to every patient with a headache, “the current literature indicates that [vitamin D] may be beneficial in some patients suffering headaches, mainly migraineurs, to reduce the frequency of headaches, especially in those with vitamin D deficiency,” authors said. https://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/review-assesses-role-of-vitamin-d-in-migraine-mechanism-treatment
have been working to develop an effective blood test to identify how well cancer treatments are working https://www.theage.com.au/national/queensland/scientists-spy-golden-opportunity-to-intercept-cancer-cells-emails-20200228-p545hw.html
https://www.aftau.org/weblog-medicine--health?&storyid4704=2518&ncs4704=3 With this "one-sided" odor delivery, the researchers were able to reactivate and boost specific memories that were stored in a specific brain hemisphere.
The team also recorded electrical brain activity during sleep with EEG. The results showed that the "one-sided" rose scent delivery led to different sleep waves in the two hemispheres. The hemisphere that received the scent revealed better electrical signatures of memory consolidation during sleep.
Bee-saving practices sometimes are more marketing than real help https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/bee-saving-practices-sometimes-are-more-marketing-than-real-help/2020/03/12/a374b744-63e2-11ea-acca-80c22bbee96f_story.html
Fast Charging Stations Damage Tesla Car Batteries After Just 25 Charging Cycles https://www.science20.com/news_staff/fast_charging_stations_damage_tesla_car_batteries_after_just_25_charging_cycles-246206
Scientists find high concentrations of toxic phenyltin compounds in local Chinese white dolphins and finless porpoises https://phys.org/news/2020-03-scientists-high-toxic-phenyltin-compounds.html
Mennonites turned Paraguay into a mega beef producer: Now Indigenous people must pay the price https://phys.org/news/2020-03-mennonites-paraguay-mega-beef-indigenous.html
Obesity, the researchers found, increases the levels of peroxynitrite-making enzymes in the microdomains containing TRPV4. Peroxynitrite silences TRPV4 and lowers calcium entry into the cells. Without the proper amount of calcium, blood pressure goes up. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/uovh-dwo031020.php
Coronavirus Symptoms Start About Five Days After Exposure https://scienceblog.com/514676/coronavirus-symptoms-start-about-five-days-after-exposure/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogrssfeed+%28ScienceBlog.com%29
Ancient Shell Has Revealed Exactly How Much Shorter Days Were 70 Million Years Ago https://www.sciencealert.com/old-shell-reveals-earth-s-days-were-half-an-hour-shorter-70-million-years-ago/amp
African hunter-gatherers prefer squatting to sitting — and this may explain why they’re healthierHazda tribespeople spend just as much time in sedentary behavior like people from the US. They prefer not to sit though, and this has positive effects for their health. https://www.zmescience.com/science/african-hunter-gatherers-prefer-squatting-to-sitting-and-this-may-explain-why-theyre-healthie
Colorectal cancer has been linked to inherited genetic conditions. More than half of all cases are attributable, however, to five modifiable risk factors — smoking, an unhealthy diet, excess weight, physical inactivity and high alcohol consumption — and are thus considered preventable https://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2020/03/colorectal-cancer-is-increasing-among-younger-adults/
Chlamydia Cousin Discovered in Deep Arctic Ocean https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2020/03/09/chlamydia_cousin_discovered_in_deep_arctic_ocean_111315.html
To reap heart benefits of a plant-based diet, avoid junk food
Plant-based diet found to reduce cardiovascular risk, but only if foods are healthful https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/acoc-trh031620.php
Eating protein earlier in the day ‘can reduce age-related muscle loss’ https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/research-and-innovation/eating-protein-earlier-in-the-day-can-reduce-age-related-muscle-loss-18-03-2020/
What China’s coronavirus response can teach the rest of the world https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00741-x
Coronavirus update: Virus could live up to 24 hours on cardboard, 3 days on plastic and steel, study says https://www.cleveland.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-update-virus-could-live-up-to-24-hours-on-cardboard-3-days-on-plastic-and-steel-study-says.html
This is the first mechanistic description of a microbial molecule inhibiting the function of the central nervous system’s mitochondria – the parts of cells responsible for energy production. The two novel molecules produced by the gut microbiome described in the study are the first that can cross into the brain of mouse models and localise with, and antagonise, the function of carnitine. http://www.labnews.co.uk/article/2030447/link-found-between-microbiome-and-brain
Fecal microbiota transplants successfully treat patients with C. difficile https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2020-03-fecal-microbiota-transplants-successfully-patients.html
China has created tech ‘new world order’ in areas like AI and data collection, says US think tank https://www.scmp.com/print/tech/policy/article/3075393/china-has-created-tech-new-world-order-areas-ai-and-data-collection
Moreover, while antelopes on the savanna stop running once they’re a safe distance from a predator, scary images on the news can keep you fearful. The feeling of immediate danger never subsides. Fear contagion didn’t evolve under the always-on conditions of Facebook, Twitter and 24-hour news. https://theconversation.com/fear-can-spread-from-person-to-person-faster-than-the-coronavirus-but-there-are-ways-to-slow-it-down-133129
Cellular stress makes obese mothers have obese babies
Effects can be reversed in mice by bile acid treatment https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/p-csm031320.php
Disengagement in retirement may be associated with greater cognitive decline
Risk appears to be more prominent in women than men, study says https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/apa-nfn031220.php
In effect, Endgame C appears to be the strategy of China and South Korea—and domestically Tasmania is heading in the same direction.
Endgame C appears to be working so far in China, where the only new cases on Thursday were incoming passengers, each of whom is required to spend 14 days in supervised isolation in a designated hotel.
In Endgame C, it is plausible the shutdown would only need to last about eight weeks. https://phys.org/news/2020-03-endgame-restart-coronavirus.html
What Goes On In The Brain Of A Crow Seeing Death? https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/what-goes-on-in-the-brain-of-a-crow-seeing-death/
Ammonia plays a vital role in nitrogen deposition and haze pollution. To make things worse, atmospheric ammonia concentrations have increased worldwide in recent decades," suggests Dr Pan. "The next generation of field experiments simulating nitrogen deposition should further consider ammonia." https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/ioap-ahb032020.php
The good news is that fruit flies aren't dangerous in any way. https://animals.howstuffworks.com/insects/fruit-flies.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
Environmental policy often has undesirable side effects https://phys.org/news/2020-03-environmental-policy-undesirable-side-effects.html
How to spot bogus science stories and read the news like a scientist https://phys.org/news/2020-03-bogus-science-stories-news-scientist.html
17.9% Of People With COVID-19 Coronavirus Had No Symptoms https://coronawiki.org/page/study-17-9-of-people-with-covid-19-coronavirus-had-no-symptoms
While a healthy balanced diet is essential for general health, foods high in vitamin D and calcium, including almonds, broccoli and kale, also contribute to bone health. Not smoking or drinking alcohol and limiting caffeine consumption also helps. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/why-you-get-shorter-as-you-age/
One of Darwin’s evolution theories finally proved by Cambridge researcher https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/one-of-darwins-evolution-theories-finally-proved-by-cambridge-researche126575
Expert explains why the odds of a coronavirus recession have risen https://phys.org/news/2020-03-expert-odds-coronavirus-recession-risen.html
Cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean you must continue to self-isolate for more than seven days. https://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/read-this/heres-how-long-coronavirus-symptoms-can-last-your-system-and-when-symptoms-go-away-2520381
In research conducted by leading psychology researchers, including Wes Schultz and Robert Cialdini, people were informed how much energy their neighbours were using to see what the impact would be on their own usage.
Importantly, it influenced high- and low-energy users in different ways—high users reduced their usage, but low users increased theirs.
The lesson here is that people look for signals—both consciously and unconsciously—that tell them what behaviours are normal, and this perception is a powerful influence on their own behaviour. https://phys.org/news/2020-03-positive-scott-morrison-berate-people.html
Is It Safe To Reuse A Face Mask To Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus?
It's not ideal, so before you wear the same mask again to prevent COVID-19, read these tips. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/reuse-face-mask-coronavirus_l_5e78dbf9c5b63c3b6494ad80
Vaping, smoking and coronavirus - the facts https://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/2020/03/vaping-smoking-and-coronavirus-facts.html?m=1
Citing coronavirus, EPA has stopped enforcing U.S. environmental laws https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-citing-coronavirus-epa-has-stopped-enforcing-us-environmental-laws/
How Panic-Buying Revealed the Problem With the Modern World
The pandemic has shown how just-in-time systems are also fragile. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-panic-buying-britain-us-shopping/608731/
Cloth masks allowed 97% of airborne particles to penetrate into the wearer’s mouth and nose. By comparison, surgical masks allow 44% of particles to penetrate, while N95 masks allow just 5% https://www.fastcompany.com/90482143/not-all-masks-are-created-equal-cloth-offers-little-protection-against-coronavirus
Study Finds Acupuncture As Effective Migraine Treatment https://www.medicaldaily.com/study-finds-acupuncture-effective-migraine-treatment-451022
Their results showed that bacterial colonization results in significant shifts in plant metabolism, with some metabolites more significantly abundant in inoculated plants and others, including metabolites indicative of nitrogen, were reduced in roots uninoculated or inoculated with a bacterial strain unable to fix nitrogen.
"Interestingly, compounds, involved in indole-alkaloid biosynthesis were more abundant in the roots colonized by the fix- strain, perhaps reflecting a plant defense response https://phys.org/news/2020-03-reliance-nitrogen-fertilizers-biological-fixation.html
Now is the time for business to show its humanity, putting aside the relentless focus on the bottom line of the balance sheet and actively seeking to support communities under threat. https://www.chemistryworld.com/opinion/time-for-industry-to-show-its-humanity/4011389.article
Your brain evolved to hoard supplies and shame others for doing the same https://www.psypost.org/2020/03/your-brain-evolved-to-hoard-supplies-and-shame-others-for-doing-the-same-56269?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=your-brain-evolved-to-hoard-supplies-and-shame-others-for-doing-the-same
Study shows how copper boosts pig growth https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200327/Study-shows-how-copper-boosts-pig-growth.aspx
When biologist Alison Haynes set out to research moss beds in maritime Antarctica, she had little idea she'd be witnessing species adapting and ice caps "pouring water like a tap https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-28/antarctic-moss-adapts-to-climate-change/12093460?pfmredir=sm
Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51315237
Infinite Visions Were Hiding in the First Black Hole Image’s Rings
Scientists proposed a technique that would allow us to see more of the unseeable. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/science/black-hole-rings.html
Early Research Suggests Our Brains Sync Up With Musicians' During a Performance https://www.sciencealert.com/the-brains-of-audiences-and-musicians-sync-up-during-a-performance/amp
Facebook users scrolling through their feeds in fall 2016 faced a minefield of targeted advertisements pitting blacks against police, southern whites against immigrants, gun owners against Obama supporters, and the LGBTQ community against the conservative right.
Placed by Russian trolls, they didn’t aim to prop up one candidate or cause, but to turn Americans against one another. The ads were cheaply made, full of threatening, vulgar language — and remarkably effective. https://psychcentral.com/news/2020/03/28/fake-facebook-ads-adeptly-used-fear-and-anger-to-divide-americans/155302.html
A new study suggests that showing appreciation (saying “thank you”) may be a more effective strategy than apologizing (saying “I’m sorry”) when it comes to restoring customer satisfaction. https://psychcentral.com/news/2020/03/28/study-say-thank-you-instead-of-sorry-to-unhappy-customers/155325.html
Viral video advises washing fruit and vegetables with soap. Here's why that's a bad idea. https://www.livescience.com/do-not-wash-fruits-vegetables-with-soap.html
New Find Contradicts The Theory Earth Mysteriously Lost Oxygen 2 Billion Years Ago https://www.sciencealert.com/new-discovery-contradicts-the-theory-that-earth-lost-a-bunch-of-oxygen/amp
Captive apes’ microbiomes more similar to some humans’ than to wild apes’ https://source.wustl.edu/2020/04/lifestyle-trumps-geography-in-determining-makeup-of-gut-microbiome/
Robo-turtles in fish farms reduce fish stress https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/nuos-rif040220.php
New treatment for childhood anxiety works by changing parent behavior
Evidence from a randomized clinical trial shows parent-based treatment is as efficacious as cognitive-behavioral therapy in treating childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/e-ntf040220.php
Study: Real estate taxes hit poor hardest, not necessarily used for assumed purposes https://phys.org/news/2020-04-real-estate-taxes-poor-hardest.html
Before our study, the general assumption was that the global carbon dioxide concentration in the Cretaceous was roughly 1,000 ppm [parts per million]," study co-researcher Gerrit Lohmann, a climate modeler at Alfred Wegener Institute, said in the statement. "But in our model-based experiments, it took concentration levels of 1,120 to 1,680 ppm to reach the average temperatures back then in the Antarctic." https://www.livescience.com/ancient-rainforest-antarctica.html
Study finds some baby formula contains more sugar than soft drinks https://www.dentistry.co.uk/2020/04/02/study-baby-formula-sugar-fanta/
The team developed an open source tool, named InputScope, to help developers understand weaknesses in their apps and to demonstrate that the reverse engineering process can be fully automated. https://news.osu.edu/some-mobile-phone-apps-may-contain-hidden-behaviors-that-users-never-see/
The Top 100 AI Startups Out There Now, and What They’re Working On https://singularityhub.com/2020/03/30/the-top-100-ai-startups-out-there-now-and-what-theyre-working-on/
3 Questions: Jonathan Parker on building an economic recovery
MIT professor evaluates the effect of government stimulus on the crisis-hit U.S. economy. http://news.mit.edu/2020/stimulus-jonathan-parker-economic-recovery-0330
Study: Only Half of Surfaces We Clean Are Properly Disinfected https://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/study-only-half-of-surfaces-we-clean-are-properly-disinfected
Overall, this study demonstrates that mouthwash containing CHX is associated with a major shift in the salivary microbiome, leading to more acidic conditions and lower nitrite availability in healthy individuals. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-61912-4
Ursolic acid, abundant in fruit peels and some herbs, both prevents and repairs neurons in animal models of multiple sclerosis https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/tju-cif040620.php
Viruses Don’t Have A Metabolism; But Some Have The Building Blocks For One https://scienceblog.com/515348/viruses-dont-have-a-metabolism-but-some-have-the-building-blocks-for-one/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogrssfeed+%28ScienceBlog.com%29
A Veteran Army Doctor Explains The Lessons We Need To Win The War Against The Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.forbes.com/sites/coronavirusfrontlines/2020/04/06/a-veteran-army-doctor-explains-the-lessons-we-need-to-win-the-war-against-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
Study: Regular Exercise Helps Keep Immune System Healthy https://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/study-regular-exercise-helps-keep-immune-system-healthy
Consuming a diet high in fiber was linked with a reduced incidence of breast cancer in an analysis of all relevant prospective studies https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200406092841.htm
Warm temperature is postulated to induce plant thermomorphogenesis through a signaling mechanism similar to shade, as both destabilize the active form of the photoreceptor and thermosensor phytochrome B (phyB). At the cellular level, shade antagonizes phyB signaling by triggering phyB disassembly from photobodies. Here we report temperature-dependent photobody localization of fluorescent protein-tagged phyB (phyB-FP) in the epidermal cells of Arabidopsis hypocotyl and cotyledon. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15526-z
Stress Hinders Ability to Plan Ahead By Disrupting Memory https://psychcentral.com/news/2020/04/04/stress-hinders-ability-to-plan-ahead-by-disrupting-memory/155498.html
But what if the higher brain -- the thinking, emotional centers -- were influenced by signals in the gut, too? New University of Illinois research in rats shows the entire brain responds to the gut, specifically the small intestine, through neuronal connections. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200402155733.htm
Face masks debate: WHO consider evidence for widespread face mask use, as US set to change its advice https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2020-04-03/who-assess-face-mask-use-general-public-coronavirus/12118042
Research published today in Naturesuggests mature forests are limited in their ability to absorb "extra" carbon as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increase. These findings may have implications for New York state's carbon neutrality goals. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/scoe-dlt040720.php
An intestinal zinc sensor regulates food intake and developmental growth https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2111-5
Local and global consequences of reward-evoked striatal dopamine release https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2158-3
COVID-19 Has Put Our Democracy in Critical Condition https://blog.ucsusa.org/michael-latnecovid-19-has-put-our-democracy-in-critical-condition
Now, researchers report in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology that lobsters can eat and break down some of this microplastic material, releasing even smaller fragments into the water that other deep-sea organisms could ingest. https://m.phys.org/news/2020-04-lobster-digestion-microplastics-foul-food.html
In other words, that ship has sailed: We’ve “long since lost that basic privacy,” Shah says, so we might as well put the information to good use.
This privacy defeatism worries health care data scientists like Duke University’s Eric Perakslis. “The argument that privacy is poor is never a good argument for making it poorer,” he told me. “In health care, we can consent, or at least inform, the public of necessary surveillance in times of crisis such as pandemics—instances where privacy is temporarily lapsed or redefined. These should be treated as temporary exceptions, not allowed to default to the new normal.” https://www.aei.org/articles/the-pandemic-and-the-future-of-data-privacy/
AHA News: Keep Your Immune System in Top Shape With These Tips https://consumer.healthday.com/infectious-disease-information-21/coronavirus-1008/aha-news-keep-your-immune-system-in-top-shape-with-these-tips-756538.html
Drinking green tea may benefit people with food allergies https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200408/Drinking-green-tea-may-benefit-people-with-food-allergies.aspx
After 50 Years of Effort, Researchers Made Silicon Emit Light
We’re approaching the speed limit for electronic computer chips. If we want to go faster, we’ll need data-carrying photons—and some tiny lasers. https://www.wired.com/story/after-50-years-of-effort-researchers-made-silicon-emit-light/
Watchdogs lament palm oil giant Wilmar’s exit from forest conservation alliance https://news.mongabay.com/2020/04/palm-oil-wilmar-hcsa-deforestation-forest-carbon/
By rubbing one’s feet along the carpet the body becomes so charged with the electric fluid that, on approaching the finger to the gas burner, a spark is drawn forth sufficient to light the gas.”
—Scientific American, March 1861 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ignite-your-gas-furnace-with-your-bare-finge
Bats are not to blame for coronavirus, humans are, says zoology prof https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/animal-harm-bats-are-not-to-blame-for-coronavirus-humans-are-11898
Jason Furman, a former top economist for President Barack Obama who is now at Harvard, told Vox the economic fallout and recovery will likely have three stages: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/4/9/21212743/coronavirus-economic-crash-2020-recovery-stock-market-covid-19
researchers have found that in response to the nitrogen demand of leaves, plants produce a hormone that travels from the leaves to the roots to stimulate the uptake of nitrogen from the soil. This hormone is produced in the leaves when they run short of nitrogen, and acts as a signal that regulates the demand and supply of nitrogen between the plant's shoot and the root. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/nu-hpi040820.php
In the northern hemisphere, atmospheric NO2 typically decreases by up to 50% between January and May because of the Sun’s angle, so researchers are looking for reductions in excess of the natural decrease. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01049-6
scientists show how plant genes select which microbes get to live inside their leaves in order to stay healthy.
This is the first study to show a causal relationship between plant health and assembly of the microbial community in the phyllosphere—the total above-ground portions of plants. The work suggests that organisms, from plants to animals, may share a similar strategy to control their microbiomes. https://phys.org/news/2020-04-microbiome-diversity-health.html
Our first studies were focused on how different food additives impact the brain, and from this we found taste changed in response to diet, so here we followed up that observation and describe how that works," Professor Neely said. "Turns out the fly 'tongue' itself is remembering what has come before, which is kind of neat. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/uos-sat040920.php
In the meantime, to predict if you might like a film, ignore Tomatometer ratings and check IMDb instead. According to Wallisch's study, IMDb's User Rating is a more reliable predictor of whether the average person will enjoy a movie. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jvchamary/2020/04/09/star-wars-movie-scores/
Pregnant women exposed to phthalates, found in plastic toys, soaps and food packaging, may be at increased risk of preterm delivery. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/well/family/pregnancy-plastic-chemicals-preterm-premature-births-phthalates.html
The harmful effect of ozone damage on plants https://phys.org/news/2020-04-effect-ozone.html
But If you dig into the data, you’ll see that those averages represent a very wide range of individual responses. The Glycemic Index of a food might be 58, but the range of individual responses included in that average might be 47 to 69. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-your-microbiome-reveal-your-ideal-diet/
Mindful yoga reduces testosterone by 29% in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
Anxiety and depression levels also significantly improved, https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/aoa-myr041320.php
Airborne vs. Aerosol vs. Droplet: What's the Difference? https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/622511/coronavirus-airborne-aerosol-droplets-whats-the-difference
The lack of gravity experienced by humans in space redirects blood away from arms and legs to the brain - causing a build up of pressure inside the skull.
It was already known that extended spells in space causes vision problems in astronauts but this new study shows that the impact 'could be far worse'.
Researchers are studying ways to counter the effects of microgravity - something that will be needed before humans make the nine month or more journey to Mars. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8217939/Astronauts-spend-long-space-suffer-brain-damage-lead-dementia.html
it can be concluded that, due to the reduced emissions of SO2, and considering the high level of NH3 emissions in China, nitrogen dioxide emissions control is more effective in reducing the surface PM2.5 https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/ioap-rsd041120.php
showing that different types of high-fat diets have different effects on tumor development. High-fat diets of either cocoa butter or fish oil both result in fat-induced obesity. However, the cocoa butter diet results in increased mammary tumor growth, while the fish oil diet does not. This study not only confirms the critical role of FABP4 in obesity-associated cancer, but reveals that not all obesity promotes the development of tumors. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200413090753.htm
Expert's tips to reduce hay fever symptoms - including covering your nose in Vaseline https://www.mirror.co.uk/science/experts-tips-reduce-hay-fever-21840265
As Romanowski put it in a post for his educational chemistry website a few years ago: “Isn’t Dove a soap, you ask? No, it’s not.”
He is right. But it will still kill the coronavirus, just like any soap would. So for the intents and purposes of a layperson: It’s fucking soap.
Ancient Egyptian Pyramids – Map https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/ancient-egyptian-pyramids-map/118351
It is known that men (in a similar manner to male mice) are more susceptible to metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. “This is linked to higher adipose tissue inflammation in men compared to women, again similar to mice,” says Dr Vasanthakumar. “Finally, we have previously shown that human adipose tissue (omental) harbours Treg cells of a phenotype similar to the one found in mice.” Thus, it is likely that the difference in Treg cell distribution seen in the visceral adipose tissue of male and female mice would hold true in humans.
The study has implications for the way trials are conducted with animal models when carrying out research on diseases. For instance when studying metabolic disease, mostly male mice are used. This study implies that findings of such a test will not hold equally good for males and females. https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/study-indicates-sex-specific-differences-in-immune-system/article31318152.ece
Drought and heat put stress on plants and reduce grain yield. For some farmers, irrigation is the answer. Many of us assume the practice boosts crop yields by delivering soil water, but it turns out irrigation's cooling effect on crops is important in its own right. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200414173714.htm
First Gulf of Mexico-wide survey of oil pollution completed 10 years after Deepwater Horizon https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200415084307.htm
No kidding: Theater improv makes you happier, creative, tolerant of uncertainty https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-kidding-theater-happier-creative-tolerant.html
What policing during the pandemic can tell us about crime rates and arrests https://phys.org/news/2020-04-policing-pandemic-crime.html
Plants use hydrogen peroxide to communicate within their leaves, sending out a distress signal that stimulates leaf cells to produce compounds that will help them repair damage or fend off predators such as insects. The new sensors can use these hydrogen peroxide signals to distinguish between different types of stress, as well as between different species of plants http://news.mit.edu/2020/cnt-nanosensor-smartphone-plant-stress-0415
Are we ready for a new era of high-impact and high-frequency epidemics? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01079-0
Thousands of studies reveal the best ways to cut your carbon footprint https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01045-w
Injured adult neurons regress to an embryonic transcriptional growth state https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2200-5
Bacterial metabolism of bile acids promotes generation of peripheral regulatory T cells https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2193-0
A gut-to-brain circuit drives sugar preference and may explain sugar cravings https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/hhmi-agc041020.php
Students often do not question online information https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/jgum-sod041420.php
Being right-brained or left-brained comes down to molecular switches https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/vari-bro041420.php
Breastfeeding May Lead to Fewer Human Viruses in Newborns’ Gastrointestinal Systems https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2020/april/breastfeeding-may-lead-to-fewer-human-viruses-in-newborns-gastrointestinal-systems
We're About to Lose One of Our Best Tools to Study the BP Oil Spill's Fallout https://earther.gizmodo.com/were-about-to-lose-one-of-our-best-tools-to-study-the-b-1842926570
Running a car costs much more than people think — stalling the uptake of green travel https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01118-w
How the Rich Reacted to the Bubonic Plague Has Similarities to Today https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2020/04/18/how_the_rich_reacted_to_the_bubonic_plague_has_similarities_to_today_111364.html
Study examines how Hong Kong managed first wave of COVID-19 without resorting to complete lockdown https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-hong-kong-covid-resorting-lockdown.html
According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet - high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil -- correlates with higher cognitive function. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200414084316.htm
Nearly half of people in their forties show as many symptoms of frailty as those in their seventies - including poor balance, weak legs and pelvic floor problems https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8229713/Nearly-half-people-forties-frailty-indicators-study-says.html
How a specific population of lymphocytes promotes autoimmune disease https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-specific-population-lymphocytes-autoimmune-disease.html
What helps couples weather financial storms https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/uoa-whc042020.php
Bankrolling Climate Disaster: Stop the Money Pipeline to Fossil Fuel Companies https://blog.ucsusa.org/kathy-mulvey/bankrolling-climate-disaster-stop-the-money-pipeline-to-fossil-fuel-companies
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WhatsApp skewed Brazilian election, proving social media’s danger to democracy http://theconversation.com/whatsapp-skewed-brazilian-election-proving-social-medias-danger-to-democracy-106476
Understanding how plants use sunlight https://phys.org/news/2018-12-sunlight.html
“It's reached a point where it's getting silly to deny that there is a link between these pesticides and harm to bees,” Professor Dave Goulson, a bumblebee ecologist at the University of Sussex, told IFLScience.
"There’s so much evidence now," he added. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/an-unexpected-culprit-might-have-caused-frances-mass-honey-bee-dieoff-in-the-1990s/
In this extensive meta-analysis, about half of the total of 5817 measured insecticide concentrations exceeded these critical thresholds; more so, about one fourth of all concentrations surpassed these thresholds by a factor of ten or more. Thus insecticides occur frequently at adverse concentrations and exceed levels that were expected during the pesticides' approval process. https://m.phys.org/news/2018-12-agricultural-insecticide-contamination-threatens-surface.html
Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism “We were able to demonstrate that if you have oral paraquat exposure, even at very low levels, and you also consume lectins — perhaps in the form of uncooked vegetables, dairy or eggs — then it could potentially trigger the formation of this protein alpha-synuclein in the gut,” Subramanian said. “Once it’s formed, it can travel up the vagus nerve and to the part of the brain that triggers the onset of Parkinson’s disease.” https://scienceblog.com/504630/a-toxin-that-travels-from-stomach-to-brain-may-trigger-parkinsonism/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogrssfeed+%28ScienceBlog.com%29
Why the rise of populist nationalist leaders rewrites global climate talks https://phys.org/news/2018-12-populist-nationalist-leaders-rewrites-global.html
But these substances have been so commonly used for so long, lice in at least 42 states have developed resistance to them. As a result, in many places, these Super Lice are completely unperturbed by these chemical products.
Even if the shampoo does succeed in killing adult bugs, they have no impact on the impenetrable shell of the eggs https://www.popsci.com/deal-with-head-lice?dom=rss-default&src=syn
These are some of the dangers revealed in a special volume on salinization in water ecosystems, published this December https://phys.org/news/2018-12-rivers-iberian-peninsula-affected-salinization.html
(FDA) has issued warnings about rinsing sinuses with tap water https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tap-water-in-neti-pots-behind-two-brain-eating-amoeba-deaths-in-2011-investigation-finds/
Ocean acidification will increase the iodine content of edible seaweeds and their consumers https://phys.org/news/2018-12-ocean-acidification-iodine-content-edible.html
DDT in Alaska meltwater poses cancer risk for people who eat lots of fish https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uom-dia120718.php
They found that jasmonic acid also is involved in the quick closure of stomata.
Wounding induces the closure of stomata via jasmonic acid
Stomata are adjustable pores formed by two guard cells in the epidermis of plant leaves. They control the uptake of carbon dioxide crucial for photosynthesis and at the same time the plants' water balance. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uow-naa120718.php
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uob-mbd120718.php
PRESSURE COOKING QUINOA BOOSTS ANTIOXIDANTS, STUDY SAYS https://www.hippressurecooking.com/pressure-cooking-boosts-quinoa-nutrition/
Our study asked how useful it really is for detecting the health effects of obesity by pitching it against more objective body scan measures. We found that trunk fat is the most damaging to health, but that simple BMI gives very similar answers to more detailed measures. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uob-bia121118.php
It's a fact: poverty and obesity are intimately connected.
But this relationship is only about 30 years old, https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uota-rbl121118.php
USDA Rolls Back School Lunch Nutrition Regulations. New Agriculture secretary says he’ll roll back Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunches initiative https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-school-lunches-20170501-story.html
'Dropout' rate for academic scientists has risen sharply in past 50 years, new study finds. Half of the people pursuing careers as scientists at higher education institutions will drop out of the field after five years, according to a new analysis. https://www.reddit.com/science/comments/a530xs/dropout_rate_for_academic_scientists_has_risen/
EPA science adviser allowed industry group to edit journal article http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/12/epa-science-adviser-allowed-industry-group-edit-journal-article
muscle-strengthening exercise, according to research. Among the activities that qualify are lifting weights and exercising with elastic bands, both of which create resistance that you must work against, as well as push-ups, situps, climbing stairs, cycling, hiking up hills. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-big-number-58-percent-of-us-adults-never-do-muscle-strengthening-exercise/2018/12/07/ce552648-f970-11e8-8c9a-860ce2a8148f_story.html
"Our results are supportive data that outdoor, artificial, nighttime light could be linked to sleep deprivation among those while inside the house," https://www.sciencealert.com/light-pollution-could-be-leading-to-insomnia-in-older-adults-says-new-research
Humans Can Sleep For Days When Living Alone Underground, Experiments Show https://www.sciencealert.com/experiments-show-that-humans-can-sleep-for-days-when-living-alone-underground
The authors hypothesize that organizational bias can and does compromise the integrity of fluoride research. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306987718308600
New Mexico thinks it can mitigate that problem by pushing oil companies to treat and recycle fracking waste water for use in agriculture — or even as drinking water.
State officials, with the help of the Environmental Protection Agency, are still working out the details. If they move forward with the strategy for fracking, also called hydraulic fracturing, other arid states may follow New Mexico’s lead. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/a-push-to-make-fracking-waste-water-usable-in-agriculture--and-even-for-drinking/2018/12/07/9a22e496-f803-11e8-8d64-4e79db33382f_story.html?noredirect=on
The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules http://politicopost.com/index.php/2018/12/13/the-oil-industrys-covert-campaign-to-rewrite-american-car-emissions-rules/
"However, dam building and other human alterations that stop the flow of water make these freshwater ecosystems particularly vulnerable to hypoxia with negative implications for biodiversity, especially in rivers already burdened with high nutrient pollution." https://www.sciencealert.com/the-dead-zones-suffocating-our-oceans-are-no-longer-confined-to-the-sea
Radical environmentalists are fighting climate change – so why are they persecuted? https://phys.org/news/2018-12-radical-environmentalists-climate-persecuted.html
The system's potential for commercialising the production of the brazzein sweetener is currently being studied https://phys.org/news/2018-12-enables-production-natural-sweetener.html
"Acidification could be 100 times more severe," Prof. Gustafsson said. "Ocean acidification by permafrost carbon from land is a new mechanism we hadn't thought about much, and we didn't think it was so strong." https://phys.org/news/2018-12-arctic-permafrost-giant-world-carbon.html
Researchers have discovered certain bacteria attached to the roots of sorghum can improve the plant’s ability to tolerate drought https://phys.org/news/2018-12-droughts-bacteria-sorghum.html
If you choose a vest that weighs about 15 percent of your bodyweight, you can burn 12 percent more calories when walking at 2.5 miles per hour https://consumer.healthday.com/fitness-information-14/walking-health-news-288/increase-the-calories-you-burn-when-walking-740246.html
"There is this conventional wisdom that says everything that's in dust is dead, but that's not actually the case," https://www.sciencealert.com/there-are-things-alive-in-dust-and-we-could-be-making-them-dangerous-study-finds
Pornhub’s 6th annual Year in Review https://www.pornhub.com/insights/2018-year-in-review
There is hope amidst environmental anxiety, says a scholar of ecotheology https://m.phys.org/news/2018-12-environmental-anxiety-scholar-ecotheology.html
Scientists Find What Makes Our Bones Strong When We Exercise http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/12/13/bones-osteoporosis-exercise-hormone/
Study scrutinizes hidden marketing relationships on social media https://www.princeton.edu/news/2018/12/14/study-scrutinizes-hidden-marketing-relationships-social-media
Report: Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos in Its Baby Powder Products for Decades http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/12/report-johnson-johnson-knew-about-asbestos-in-its-baby-powder-products-for-decades/
Air pollution can chemically transform organic vapors in the atmosphere https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/12/14/2731544808102/?sl=2
Men with inflammatory bowel disease had higher PSA levels, and were four to five times more likely to develop prostate cancer than those in the control group, the investigators found.
The research doesn't show that IBD causes prostate cancer, however, only that the two are linked. https://consumer.healthday.com/gastrointestinal-information-15/inflammatory-bowel-disease-news-78/crohn-s-colitis-may-be-tied-to-prostate-cancer-740454.html
Amazon bought the US-based firm Ring earlier this year. The doorbell company has previously filed for a patent to use facial recognition in its products.
It is thought the technology could scan the faces of any people passing by and eventually compile a vast database of names and faces of innocent people. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6496515/Amazon-plans-bring-facial-recognition-door-bring-Orwellian-world.html
blue-green iron-rich clay, kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria using a one-two punch, a new study shows. https://eos.org/articles/healing-power-of-clay-not-as-off-the-wall-as-you-might-think
Face masks may protect hog farm workers and their household members from staph bacteria https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/jhub-fmm121318.php
Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/vumc-ssm121318.php
For this week’s Giz Asks, we reached out to a number of food historians and anthropologists to nominate their candidates for the all-time most dangerous food http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/12/whats-the-most-dangerous-food-of-all-time/
Research Looks at Natural Fertilizer for Greener Agriculture, Cleaner Water https://www.voanews.com/a/recycling-urine-as-fertilizer-cuts-waste-cleans-wate4702701.html
High-salt diets linked to bone damage https://www.theage.com.au/national/high-salt-diets-linked-to-bone-damage-20181213-p50lzg.html
This is some of the strongest evidence we have to date that nutrition education and promoting healthy eating behaviors in the classroom and cafeteria can have a meaningful impact on children's health https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/urcf-snp121418.php
Plants hate green thumbs – science backs hands-off gardening approach https://www.theage.com.au/national/plants-hate-green-thumbs-science-backs-hands-off-gardening-approach-20181215-p50mgl.html
Looking on bright side may reduce anxiety, especially when money is tight Effect holds over almost a decade, study says https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/apa-lob121318.php
Researchers found a way to fully restore function in mice brains. Researchers found they can blast away "toxic plaque" using "micro-bubbles and ultrasound https://abc.net.au/news/2018-12-18/dementia-cure-possible-after-breakthrough-qld-study/10629688?pfmredir=sm
Bowel movement: the push to change the way you poo https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/nov/30/bowel-movement-change-the-way-you-poo-squatty-potty-toilet
Review finds food labels have led to changes in consumers' intake of select nutrients and industry's use of key additives https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/tuhs-fac121318.php
Psychology of Christmas shopping: Are you being duped by anchoring? https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/109086574/psychology-of-shopping-are-you-being-duped-by-anchoring
High levels of carcinogenic chemical found in everyday consumer products https://phys.org/news/2018-12-high-carcinogenic-chemical-everyday-consumer.html
“This is all part of pressure on the FDA that has nothing to do with its public health mission.”
The lowered standards are part of an FDA and congressional push to remove regulations that some politicians and special interest groups believe interfere with innovation, job growth, and sales of new products, http://www.wiredfocus.com/its-getting-easier-to-get-fda-approval-just-ask-natural-cycles/
The model shows that methylmercury production is likely much larger than current estimates. Why does this matter? Methylmercury has adverse effects on young children and developing embryos. https://phys.org/news/2018-12-methylmercury-production.html
The campaign is particularly noteworthy because of the use of a novel technique that helped the hackers bypass the 2FA authentication protections that Gmail and Yahoo Mail and similar other services offer. https://hacknews.co/security/20181214/hackers-bypassed-gmail-yahoos-2fa-to-target-us-officials.html
Consumers equate gold with status and luxury—and it turns out seeing the color makes them more generous tippers, https://phys.org/news/2018-12-gold-standard.html
New research reveals why people really use food banks https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uob-nrr121918.php
Both men and women unconsciously lower their voices when they are attracted to someone, new research finds. https://www.spring.org.uk/2018/12/simplest-sign-attraction.php
"In the absence of a larger, definitive study, the best advice would be to assume these changes are going to be there," Murphy said. "We don't know whether they are going to be permanent. I would say, as a precaution, stop using cannabis for at least six months before trying to conceive." https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/dumc-etc121718.php
Opioids for Chronic Noncancer Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2718795
Study offers new view of how cartels work
Less data-sharing among firms can actually lead to more collusion, economists find. http://news.mit.edu/2018/cartels-collude-alexander-wolitzky-1219
Behavioral Scientist Most Popular Articles of 2018 December 19, 2018
But if you’re planning to cover the remnants of your dinner with foil, you might want to think again.
Covering food in foil doesn’t completely seal your meal off from the air, allowing bacteria to thrive. https://www.mirror.co.uk/science/you-should-never-wrap-christmas-13753885
Quest to solve global water plant mystery https://phys.org/news/2018-12-quest-global-mystery.html
Air pollution may be making us less intelligent https://phys.org/news/2018-12-air-pollution-intelligent.html
Food Allergies Tied to MS Relapses https://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/multiple-sclerosis-news-486/food-allergies-tied-to-ms-relapses-740729.html
"We can use eye tracking to predict when people are going to go against their usual preference," Krajbich said. "When someone spends more time looking at their less-valued but still liked item, it amplifies how appealing it is."
Krajbich conducted the study with Stephanie Smith, a graduate student in psychology at Ohio State. Their results appear online in the journalPsychological Science and will appear in a future print edition. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/osu-way121918.php
The analysis linked specific patterns of a handful of nutrient biomarkers in the blood to better brain health and cognition. The nutrient patterns included omega-3 fatty acids, which are abundant in fish, walnuts and Brussels sprouts; omega-6 fatty acids, found in flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts and pistachios; lycopene, a vivid red pigment in tomatoes, watermelon and a few other fruits and vegetables; alpha- and beta-carotenoids, which give sweet potatoes and carrots their characteristic orange color; and vitamins B and D. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uoia-sln121918.php
The world's forests are on a fast food diet of carbon dioxide, which is currently causing them to grow faster. But a researcher atWest Virginia University, along with an international team of scientists, finds evidence suggesting that forest growth may soon peak as the trees deplete nitrogen in the soil over longer growing seasons. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/wvu-nrs121918.php
From a plant sugar to toxic hydrogen sulfide the researchers will have to examine whether sulfoquinovose in the intestine is indeed metabolized to hydrogen sulfide, which is a toxic compound for humans. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uok-fap121918.php
New insight into what a mother gives to her baby in the womb besides genes
Maternal contributions to the health of her child the focus of special Teratology Society journal issue https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/ts-nii121418.php
Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce brown adipose tissue https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/ez-cdr122118.php
The article: "Liberation of lutein from spinach: Effects of heating time, microwave reheating and liquefaction" https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/lu-gtm122118.php
Gregg then asked if the man could see where he lived.
'I don't know where you live right now but if someone was really that dedicated, they could geolocate an IP [address],' the white hat explained.
'They could see when you're home. There's so many malicious things someone could do with this.' https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6514443/White-hat-hacker-talks-directly-man-Nest-camera.html
Here's what Facebook knows about you https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/facebook-information-data-nyt-privacy-1.4952474?cmp=rss
Better understanding of dog body language could make interactions safer https://m.phys.org/news/2018-12-dog-body-language-interactions-safer.html
Commercial emitters require minimum activation pressure of 1 bar to provide a constant flow rate for the crops. Thanks to the changes the team made inside the emitter, they lowered the activation pressure to just 0.15 bar. This reduction in the pressure needed to activate the drippers cut the power needed to operate the central pump in half. water https://scienceblog.com/504905/improving-crop-yields-while-conserving-resources/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogrssfeed+%28ScienceBlog.com%29
The researchers behind the study have now investigated this issue by subjecting plastic material to mechanical degradation under experimental conditions.
"We have been able to show that the mechanical effect on the plastic causes the disintegration of plastic down to nano-sized plastic fragments," https://m.phys.org/news/2018-12-plastic-disintegrates-nanoparticles.html
Based on these results, Rare Whisky 101 (RW101), one of the world’s leading experts in rare whisky, has estimated that around £41million worth of rare whisky currently circulating in the secondary market, and present in existing collections, is fake. https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_627779_en.html
Hooked on a book, podcast or TV show? Here’s how the story changes you http://theconversation.com/hooked-on-a-book-podcast-or-tv-show-heres-how-the-story-changes-you-106062
Why some parents are banning "smart toys" this Christmas https://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-some-parents-are-banning-smart-toys-this-christmas/
3 Ways Tech Has Changed the Modern Consumer http://trendintech.com/2018/12/23/3-ways-tech-has-changed-the-modern-consume
Even major food companies hate the new US rules for GMO food labeling https://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/2/967562265?-317:2185:0
Right now, sesame can appear on food labels using terms like "spices" and "natural flavoring," or under alternate names like "tahini" (a sesame paste that's common in Middle Eastern foods like hummus). https://www.sciencealert.com/a-common-and-dangerous-allergens-doesn-t-appear-on-food-labels-in-the-us
together with a vast array of existing measurement datasets, to assess the separate and combined effects of fire pollutants from 2002-11.
It found that the Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) - essentially plant photosynthesis - was significantly reduced when the amount of surface ozone increases.
Crucially, this reduction in GPP was not confined to the areas immediately in and surrounding the fires. It found that areas downwind from the fires, hundreds of kilometres away, experienced significantly reduced plant productivity. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uoe-pfw122018.php
How different types of knowledge impact the growth of new firms https://phys.org/news/2018-12-knowledge-impact-growth-firms.html
Sulfate helps plants cope with water scarcity https://phys.org/news/2018-12-sulfate-cope-scarcity.html
Heroes and villains influence what you buy
Characters on labels affect desire to buy healthy versus decadent foods https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/sfcp-hav122018.php
LED Lights Then there's the nutrition factor. "We can increase things like calcium and phosphorus and various vitamins by as much as 50 per cent just by changing light recipes," says Jadavji. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/space-food-technology-led-1.4945788?cmp=rss
The Secret Behind Chicken Soup's Medical Magic https://consumer.healthday.com/respiratory-and-allergy-information-2/common-cold-news-142/the-secret-behind-chicken-soup-s-medical-magic-740327.html
UC San Diego researchers identify how skin ages, loses fat and immunity https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uoc--usd122118.php
The problem with emotional eating is that once the pleasure of eating is over, the emotional hunger remains. https://www.spring.org.uk/2018/12/reason-not-losing-weight.php
Scientists are continuing to showing that everything from the “runner’s high” to the “yogi’s tranquility” can have profound effects on your brain https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-exercise-affects-your-brain/
The following links can also help you to find a mercury-free, biological dentist: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/19/Secrets-Your-Dentist-Doesnt-Want-You-To-Know.aspx
This Ex-Dentist Is Rooting Out Big Sugar’s Secrets SugarScience is the authoritative source for evidence-based, scientific information about sugar and its impact on health. http://sugarscience.ucsf.edu/cristin-kearns.html
What influences a person's psychological boundaries? https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/nruh-wia122618.php
For The First Time, Scientists Have Seen Bacteria "Fishing" For DNA From Dead Friends https://www.sciencealert.com/for-the-first-time-scientists-have-seen-bacteria-fishing-for-dna-from-dead-friends
Committee on Ethics Principles and Guidelines for Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflights; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Institute of Medicine; Kahn J, Liverman CT, McCoy MA, editors. Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflight: Ethics Principles, Responsibilities, and Decision Framework. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2014 Jun 23. 3, Health Risks. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK222157/
How exercise reduces belly fat in humans https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/cp-her122018.php
Your brain rewards you twice per meal: When you eat and when food reaches your stomach https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/cp-ybr122018.php
Proportion of cancers associated with excess body weight varies considerably by state
Cancers related to body weight twice as predominant in women than in men https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/acs-poc122618.php
It is hoped the more we know about how the brain responds to food, the better we will be able to control our appetites, both to stop over-eating and tackle conditions like anorexia. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/how-the-brain-rewards-you-for-eating-when-hungry/
Lightning's electromagnetic fields may have protective properties https://phys.org/news/2018-12-lightning-electromagnetic-fields-properties.html
Alcoholics have problems in judging the emotional expressions on people’s faces.
This can result in miscommunication during emotionally charged situations and lead to unnecessary conflicts and difficulties in interpersonal relationships. https://www.spring.org.uk/2018/12/drink-brain.php
According to local lore, the soil in the Boho Highlands in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, could help cure what ails ya. Thousands of years ago, the soil was used to treat things like toothache and infections. https://newatlas.com/medicinal-irish-soil-superbug-kille57824/
How to Keep Your Pet Calm During The Fireworks (Or Thunder) https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-how-to-keep-your-pets-calm-through-fireworks-or-thunderstorms
Which Hangover Cures Actually Work, According to Science? https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-mythbust-five-popular-hangover-cures
Sense science
Sensory processing approaches in occupational therapy mental health practice focus on supporting individuals by using sensory input to regulate mood and reduce stress. A key principle behind these approaches is identifying what kinds of sensory input feel “calming” or “alerting,” and then tapping into those senses accordingly. https://scienceblog.com/505020/stressed-around-the-holidays-learn-how-your-senses-can-help-you-relax/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogrssfeed+%28ScienceBlog.com%29
Scientists Call For Ban On Cancer-Risk Nitrates In Processed Meats Like Bacon https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-call-for-ban-on-cancerrisk-nitrates-in-processed-meats-like-bacon/
‘For 30 years I’ve been obsessed by why children get leukaemia. Now we have an answer’
Newly knighted cancer scientist Mel Greaves explains why a cocktail of microbes could give protection against disease https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/30/children-leukaemia-mel-greaves-microbes-protection-against-disease
Researchers found that increases in physical activity tended to be followed by increases in mood and perceived energy level. This beneficial effect was even more pronounced for a subset of the study subjects who had bipolar disorder. https://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/increased-motor-activity-linked-to-improved-mood.html
Men with borderline personality disorder, who are prone to becoming furious at small provocations due to so-called “fast emotional biases” that lead them to overreact, may have deficiencies in the area of the brain known as the lateral prefrontal cortex, finds a new brain imaging study. https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201812/what-happens-in-borderline-mans-brain-when-he-gets-mad
New research suggests trees alone aren't enough to keep roadside pollution out of adjacent environs. Hedges or a combination of hedges and trees offer a stronger buffer against vehicle pollution for roadside communities. https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2019/01/04/5671546616953/?sl=1
Research conducted at Montana State University shows that microbes in the human gut play an important role in protecting against arsenic toxicity, a problem that affects an estimated 200 million people who are exposed to arsenic through contaminated drinking water. https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2019-01-gut-microbiome-acute-arsenic-toxicity.html
Food Enzyme Added To Prolong Shelf-Live May Trigger Celiac Disease In Some People https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/food-enzyme-added-to-prolong-shelf-live-may-tigger-celiac-may-trigger-celiac-disease-in-some-people/
If you’re waiting for brilliance to strike, try getting bored first. That’s the takeaway of a study published recently in the journal Academy of Management Discoveries, which found that boredom can spark individual productivity and creativity. http://time.com/5480002/benefits-of-boredom/
The Relationship Between Vitamin C Status, the GUT-Liver Axis, and Metabolic Syndrome https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213231718309480?via%3Dihub
Gut microbiome in digestive health: a new frontier in research
Special issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides updates on the relationship of the microbiome to specific digestive diseases and therapies
AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/aga-gmi010419.php
The polar vortex has split -- here’s what that means for you https://www.aol.com/article/weathe2018/02/16/the-polar-vortex-has-split-heres-what-that-means-for-you/23363474/
Moreover, decreased LPS and cardiac event-free survival were associated with long-term consumption of a Mediterranean diet, especially in those who ate fruits and legumes [29], important sources of vitamins C and E, respectively. Thus, diet composition has major effects not only on chronic disease risk, but also on microbiota composition and on endotoxemia.
4. Why Would Improved Vitamin C Status Decrease Endotoxemia in MetS? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213231718309480?via%3Dihub
Data regarding the impact of lowering LDL-C with neurocognitive disorders are contradictory; nevertheless, most studies stand in favor of neurocognitive safety with LDL-C reductions to low levels. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/bsp-ivl010119.php
Scientists at the Imperial College in London have found that one of the reasons behind frequent miscarriages in a woman could be the fault of the sperms of their partners. Recurrent miscarriages are defined as three or more miscarriages that occur before 20 weeks of pregnancy are completed. One in 50 couples in the UK are affected by recurrent miscarriages. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20190106/One-reason-behind-frequent-miscarriages-could-be-faulty-sperms.aspx
‘Christmas berry’ plant compound may fight eye cancer: Study https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/tju-bp010319.php
Fishy Smarts: Archerfish Can Recognize Human Faces in 3-D https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fishy-smarts-archerfish-can-recognize-human-faces-in-3-d/
What’s behind the confidence of the incompetent? This suddenly popular psychological phenomenon.
The Dunning-Kruger effect explains why unskilled people think they know it all and tend to be overconfident. https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/01/07/whats-behind-confidence-incompetent-this-suddenly-popular-psychological-phenomenon/
Get Smart About Storing Seafood https://consumer.healthday.com/vitamins-and-nutrition-information-27/food-and-nutrition-news-316/get-smart-about-storing-seafood-740457.html
A key element of any cell’s fuel supply chain is a molecule called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). Past work has shown that NAD levels in tissues throughout the body decrease with age. One way cells manufacture NAD begins with a precursor molecule called nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), which is found naturally in foods such as edamame, broccoli, cabbage, cucumber and avocado. "With aging, we see a bottleneck in NAD production. The body loses its ability to manufacture NAD over time. At the same time, it seems to begin burning more NAD, likely due to chronic inflammation. https://source.wustl.edu/2019/01/scientists-identify-new-fuel-delivery-route-for-cells/
Oregon became the latest of about 20 states that allow people to scoop dead animals off the road and serve them for dinner. https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/01/05/roadkill-growing-number-states-its-whats-dinne
These findings suggest that the role fungi play in human illness potentially goes well beyond allergic airway disease or sepsis,” Corry said. “The results prompted us to consider the possibility that in some cases, fungi also could be involved in the development of chronic neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. We are currently exploring this possibility.” https://scienceblog.com/505103/fungi-cause-brain-infection-and-memory-impairment-in-mice/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogrssfeed+%28ScienceBlog.com%29
Nutrients in cranberries and blueberries could prevent tooth decay https://www.dentistry.co.uk/2019/01/08/nutrients-cranberries-blueberries-prevent-tooth-decay/
Recent developments suggest potential new therapeutic role for caffeine https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2019-01-potential-therapeutic-role-caffeine.html
A Better Way to Look at Food https://consumer.healthday.com/vitamins-and-nutrition-information-27/food-and-nutrition-news-316/a-better-way-to-look-at-food-740461.html
To measurably increase levels of EPA in the brain, a person would have to consume a small glass of it each day, quite possibly with the side effect of smelling like fish.
Now researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago report that adding a lysophospholipid form of EPA (LPC-EPA) to the diet can increase levels of EPA in the brain 100-fold in mice. The amount of LPC-EPA in the diet required for this increase is rather small for mice—less than a milligram per day. The human equivalent would amount to less than a quarter of a gram per day. They report their results in the Journal of Lipid Research. https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2019-01-technique-boosts-omega-fatty-acid.html
Although the results of our study must be interpreted within the context of several limitations, they add to the growing body of literature on the harmful effects of diet drinks https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20190108/diet-soda-linked-to-risk-for-diabetic-blindness?src=RSS_PUBLIC
Five life lessons from your immune system http://theconversation.com/five-life-lessons-from-your-immune-system-103425
Plants may actually be able to HEAR gardeners talking to them and the buzz of approaching bees, according to Israeli scientists https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6563615/Not-potty-Plants-actually-able-HEAR-gardeners-talking-study-says.html
A hacker has been able to send messages via text, email, and landline to tens of thousands of people across Australia after an emergency warning alert service, used by councils, was hacked. https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-07/emergency-text-service-hacked-warning-about-personal-data-sent/10688748?pfmredir=sm
Weather Channel App Sued, Accused of Selling Users’ Data https://www.voanews.com/a/weather-channel-app-sued-accused-of-selling-users-data/4729964.html
The new chip will help with what researchers call inference, which is the process of taking an artificial intelligence algorithm and putting it to use, for example by tagging friends in photos automatically.
'We are thrilled to have Facebook in close collaboration sharing their technical insights as we bring this new generation of AI hardware to market,' Intel CEO Brian Krzanich wrote https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6567399/Intel-working-Facebook-AI-chip-coming-later-year.html
How phosphate affects physical activity https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324131.php
Metabolite produced by gut microbiota from pomegranates reduces inflammatory bowel disease Urolithin A and its synthetic reduce inflammation and improve gut barrier https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uol-mpb010919.php
Environmentally friendly' flame retardant could degrade into less safe compounds AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/acs-ff010419.php
Found In Fruit, Rutin Helps Combat The Effects Of Jararaca Viper Venom https://scienceblog.com/505167/found-in-fruit-rutin-helps-combat-the-effects-of-jararaca-viper-venom/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogrssfeed+%28ScienceBlog.com%29
We believe just one brand of tinned tuna can confidently claim slavery is not involved in its supply.Though we cannot name that brand, due to ethical guidelines to ensure our research remains independent of commercial considerations, our results further validate the need for the new Modern Slavery Act, passed by the Australian parliament late last year, to drive companies to address the problem of slavery in international supply chains. https://phys.org/news/2019-01-brand-tuna-supermarket-shelves-modern.html
Dr Bayen said: "As a researcher and also a physician, I feel that my duty is not only to advance pure science but also to communicate it with others in creative ways. I hope that the My Brain Robbie campaign inspires children to feel responsible for their own brain health and to become aware of others' brain health too."
To watch and download the videos and materials visit mybrainrobbie.org https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/gbhi-nit010919.php
Playing the iconic computer game Tetris reduces flashbacks by nearly two thirds in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study has found. https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/science/how-tetris-helps-ptsd-victims-piece-their-lives-back-togethe09/01/
(Dental floss) Overall, this study strengthens the evidence that consumer products are an important source of PFAS exposure," added Boronow. "Restricting these chemicals from products should be a priority to reduce levels in people's bodies." https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/numerous-everyday-objects-have-been-linked-to-toxic-pollant-exposure/
Carrots or candy bars? Context shapes choice of healthy foods
Food choices may be affected by what sits close by on the supermarket shelf https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/du-coc010919.php
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