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DFG provides additional funding to support research projects affected by coronavirus pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
With immediate effect, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is offering additional funding to support DFG-funded projects affected by the coronavirus pandemic and... more
Study reveals first evidence inherited genetics can drive cancer's spread  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Scientists have long struggled to understand what drives a tumor to seed itself elsewhere in the body. New research implicates own pre-existing genetics. more
Understanding ceramic materials' 'mortar' may reveal ways to improve them  nanowerk · 2 hours
New research shows that in the important ceramic material silicon carbide, carbon atoms collect at those grain boundaries when the material is exposed to radiation. The finding could... more
Bumblebees Bite Leaves of Flowerless Plants to Stimulate Earlier Flowering  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 hours
Bumblebees rely heavily on pollen resources for essential nutrients as they build their summer colonies. Therefore,... more
Work needed to reduce the negative effects of heat stress on Australian dairy cows, research reveals  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Researchers have investigated the impact of heat stress in Australian dairy cows grazing summer pastures, revealing... more
Worth their salt: Researchers report first case of hexagonal NaCl  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Skoltech and MIPT scientists have predicted and then experimentally confirmed the existence of exotic hexagonal thin films of NaCl on a diamond surface. These films may be useful... more
The 12 questions earth scientists should ask in the next 10 years  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
The National Science Foundation should invest in new initiatives, partnerships and infrastructure to answer 12 priority research questions relevant to society in the next... more
Toxin family binds to sugar receptors on human cells to cause damage  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
New Griffith University research has found that sugars decorating human cells allow toxins, produced by disease-causing bacteria, to bind to human cells and cause... more
Coronavirus halted years of research, and Canada needs a strategy to fight back  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Many graduate students across Canada are in limbo with their research after they had to end experiments in progress or abandon field... more
Energy-recovery linear accelerator proposed for next-generation physics research  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
As physicists developed plans for building an electron-ion collider (EIC)—a next-generation nuclear physics facility to be built at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory for nuclear physics research—they explored various... more
Australia's life expectancy stagnates, inequality widens  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Growing socioeconomic and geographical inequalities are contributing to a stagnation of Australian life expectancy, new research published in Australian Population Studies shows. more
How drones can monitor explosive volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Due to the difficult accessibility and the high risk of collapse or explosion, the imaging of active volcanoes has so far been a great challenge in volcanology. Researchers around Edgar Zorn from the German Research Centre... more
Research opens new horizons for studies on potentially health promoting foods  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Fermented foods can be a primary source of potentially probiotic lactic acid bacteria (LAB) for the human gut, as is shown in a new international study... more
Microbial cyborgs: Bacteria supplying power  nanowerk · 7 hours
One day, 'microbial cyborgs' might be used in fuel cells, biosensors, or bioreactors. Scientists have created the necessary prerequisite by developing a programmable, biohybrid system consisting of a nanocomposite and the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium that produces electrons. more
SARS-CoV-2 is uniquely adapted to infect humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
The novel coronavirus pandemic has sparked much debate on its origin, with some suggesting it may have been laboratory-grown. Previous studies, however, mentioned that it is zoonotic in nature, which means that the virus... more
Can Chlorpromazine help treat COVID-19?  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A new research paper published in the journal L'Encéphale in May 2020 reports on the planned ReCoVery Study, which will examine the possibility of repurposing the antipsychotic drug chlorpromazine for the treatment of COVID-19. more
Heparin may stop SARS-CoV-2 infecting host cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a new assay that can be used to assess the attachment of viruses to host cells and to test potential inhibitors of viral infection. more
New biomarkers to consider for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have made new discoveries about how the immune system responds to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that could be important to consider in vaccine research. more
Study brings surgeons one step closer to helping babies with Hirschsprung's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Babies with Hirschsprung's disease are born with an incomplete or absent gut nervous system. Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigator Tracy Grikscheit, MD, runs a... more
Next-generation solar cells pass strict international tests  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A cost-effective method to stabilise perovskite solar cells could soon see them become commercially viable. more
Tropical forests can handle the heat, up to a point  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Tropical forests face an uncertain future under climate change, but new research suggests they can continue to store large amounts of carbon in a warmer world, if countries... more
Scientists identify chemicals in noxious weed that 'disarm' deadly bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have identified specific compounds from the Brazilian peppertree -- a weedy, invasive shrub in Florida -- that reduce the virulence of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria. This research demonstrates... more
How the darter got stripes: Expanding a sexual selection theory explains animal patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have shown for the first time that there is a strong correlation between the complex patterns on male darters and their... more
Sex bias in pain research  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Most pain research remains overwhelmingly based on the study of male rodents, continuing to test hypotheses derived from earlier experiments on males. This points to an important blind spot in pain research, particularly as it relates to advancing... more
Blog Post » A Plan for Mental Health Research  NIMH · 3 days
This week, the National Institute of Mental Health unveiled its new NIMH Strategic Plan for Research. In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the advances in knowledge and treatment that... more
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Cell tower vandals and re-open protesters: Why some people believe in coronavirus conspiracies
Discovery about the edge of fusion plasma could help realize fusion power
Bumblebees speed up flowering by piercing plants
Meet the Experts: Isolation in Antarctica
Earth from Space: Atacama minerals
NASA Snow campaign wraps 2020 survey
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How crime dramas expose our anxieties about those on the frontline
How crime dramas expose our anxieties about those on the frontline
Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought
Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought
Finding new bio-based products from lignin could help shift from plastics