Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Climate-friendly labriculture depends on an energy revolution

In a first-of-its-kind study, the climate-change impact of several production methods for lab-grown and farmed beef was assessed accounting for the differing greenhouse gases...

Quarrying of Stonehenge ‘bluestones’ dated to 3000 BC

Excavations at two quarries in Wales, known to be the source of the Stonehenge 'bluestones', provide new evidence of megalith quarrying 5,000 years ago.

Oral antifungal drug used to treat yeast infections linked to higher rates of miscarriage

A commonly used medication, fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, is linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used during pregnancy, found new...

Terahertz wireless makes big strides in paving the way to technological singularity

Scientists have announced the successful development of a terahertz (THz) transceiver that can transmit or receive digital data at 80 gigabits per second (Gbit/s)....

Great white shark genome decoded

In a major scientific step to understand the biology of this iconic apex predator and sharks in general, the entire genome of the white...

Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant

Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for...

Helping patients breathe during dangerous procedure prevents complications

A new study is showing that using bag-mask ventilation, squeezing air from a bag into the mouth for 60 seconds to help patients' breathing,...

Very early marker of cardiac damage triggered by cancer treatment

Researchers have identified a very early marker of cardiac damage in patients undergoing therapy with anthracyclines, a family of drugs commonly used to treat...

Tuberculosis: Commandeering a bacterial ‘suicide’ mechanism

The bacteria responsible for tuberculosis can be killed by a toxin they produce unless it is neutralized by an antidote protein. The scientists are...

DMD: Single CRISPR treatment provides long-term benefits in mice

Researchers have shown that a single systemic treatment using CRISPR genome editing technology can safely and stably correct a genetic disease -- Duchenne muscular...