Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Greenland ice melting four times faster than in 2003

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought -- and will likely lead to faster sea level rise -- thanks to the continued, accelerating...

Mice pass on brain benefits of enriched upbringing to offspring

Mice growing up in a basic cage maintain lifelong visual cortex plasticity if their parents were raised in an environment that promoted social interaction...

New nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch

A team of Vanderbilt University bioengineers today announced a major breakthrough in penetrating the cells inside tumors and flipping on a switch that tells...

Secret to sepsis may lie in rare cell

Scientists reveal how a rare group of white blood cells called basophils play an important role in the immune response to a bacterial infection,...

Energizing the immune system to eat cancer

Researchers say they've identified how to fuel macrophages with the energy needed to attack and eat cancer cells.

Early prediction of Alzheimer’s progression: Blood protein

Scientists have shown that a protein found in the blood can be used to precisely monitor disease progression of Alzheimer's long before first clinical...

Unexpected link found between feeding and memory brain areas

Researchers reveal an unexpected connection between the lateral hypothalamus and the hippocampus, the respective feeding and the memory centers of the brain.

Genetic study reveals possible new routes to treating osteoarthritis

In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number...

Shedding light on spinal cord injuries

A natural immune system response may be responsible for inflicting additional harm in the weeks and months after a spinal injury.

On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk — even if you don’t...

New research shows that on social media, like Facebook, privacy can be at risk, even if a person doesn't have an account. Scientists demonstrated...

Lean electrolyte design is a game-changer for magnesium batteries

Researchers have discovered a promising new version of high-energy magnesium batteries, with potential applications ranging from electric vehicles to battery storage for renewable energy...