Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mechanism behind DNA damage control uncovered

Researchers have identified a mechanism that is critical for the survival of cells under genotoxic stress. New finding could help develop novel anti-cancer approaches...

Big stats, human stories change attitudes about global issues

New research sheds light on the types of statistical and narrative evidence that are most effective at persuading people to pay attention to global...

Older adults with blood cancers: How they fare

Recently, a team of researchers examined older adults who have cancer to see whether their ability to manage daily activities was linked to staying...

Altered microbiome after caesarean section impacts baby’s immune system

Scientists have observed that, during a natural vaginal birth, specific bacteria from the mother's gut are passed on to the baby and stimulate the...

NASA, FEMA, international partners plan asteroid impact exercise

NASA and other U.S. agencies and space science institutions, along with international partners, will participate in a 'tabletop exercise' that will play out a...

Sex, drugs and estradiol: Why cannabis affects women differently

Sex differences in cannabis use are beginning to be explained with the aid of brain studies in animals and humans.

Cost effectiveness of early cancer surveillance

New research shows how early cancer screening and surveillance in patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) results in additional years of life, and is cost...

A volcanic binge and its frosty hangover

A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history -- the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into...

New information about infant brain structure

Infant brain development is still poorly understood. Thus, research on the topic is vital as developing brains are sensitive to early environmental factors.

Holey graphene as Holy Grail alternative to silicon chips

Novel spintronics applications could stem from introducing holes into graphene to form triangular antidot lattices, granting the material new magnetic properties.