GSA cancels joint section meeting
(Geological Society of America) In light of evolving circumstances surrounding the spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Geological Society of America announced today that the 2020 Joint Southeastern and Northeastern Section Meet…
Clemson geneticists’ collaborative research sheds light on ‘dark’ portion of genome
(Clemson University) Clemson University faculty Robert Anholt and Trudy Mackay have recently published work that identifies new portions of the fruit fly genome that, until now, have been hidden in ‘dark’ silent areas. The ‘dark’ portion refers to the …
Natural habitat around farms a win for strawberry growers, birds and consumers
(University of California – Davis) Conserving natural habitat around strawberry fields can help protect growers’ yields, their bottom line and the environment with no detectable threat to food safety, indicates a study led by the University of Californ…
Melting glaciers will challenge some salmon populations and benefit others
(Simon Fraser University) A new Simon Fraser University-led study looking at the effects that glacier retreat will have on western North American Pacific salmon predicts that while some salmon populations may struggle, others may benefit.
New flood damage framework helps planners prepare for sea-level rise
(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Princeton researchers have developed a new framework allowing urban planners and policymakers to consider a combination of responses to sea-level rise and, if hard struct…
Like patching a flat tire: New fix heals herniated discs
(Cornell University) A new two-step technique to repair herniated discs uses hyaluronic acid gel to re-inflate the disc and collagen gel to seal the hole, essentially repairing ruptured discs like you’d repair a flat tire.
On World Delirium Day, AGS launches AGS CoCare: HELP to turn tide for serious condition
(American Geriatrics Society) With the launch of https://HELP.AGSCoCare.org, the online home for AGS CoCare: HELP™–a seminal program designed to prevent delirium, functional decline, falls, and other adverse outcomes among hospitalized older adults–the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) hopes this World Delirium Day will be one that turns the tide for this serious health condition affecting millions annually.
Popular painkiller ibuprofen affects liver enzymes in mice
(University of California – Davis) The popular painkiller ibuprofen may have more significant effects on the liver than previously thought, according to new research from UC Davis. The study in laboratory mice also shows marked differences between male…
BIN1 deficit impairs brain cell communication, memory consolidation
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) A new study has discovered that a lack of neuronal protein BIN1 leads to a defect in the transmission of chemical messages that activate brain cell communication allowing us to think, remember and behave. The …
The naming of the shrew
(Louisiana State University) Researchers at Louisiana State University have discovered a new species of shrew, which they have named the hairy-tailed shrew, or Crocidura caudipilosa.