Thursday, April 25, 2019

First ever living donor HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant

For the first time, a person living with HIV has donated a kidney to a transplant recipient also living with HIV. A multidisciplinary team...

Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies

Regulators worldwide currently use honeybees as the sole model species failing to account for potential threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of...

Measuring the success of East African protected areas

East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) contains 1,776 protected areas (including 186 'strict' protected areas) covering more than 27 percent of its...

What’s age got to do with it?

It's often said: it's not how old you are, it's how old you feel. New research shows that physiological age is a better predictor...

Shrimp claw inspires new method of underwater plasma generation

Researchers are looking to nature for inspiration in developing a new method of underwater plasma generation using shrimp as a model - a discovery...

Fake warnings on e-cigarette ads distract kids from truth

When adolescent boys viewed fake-warning ads with messages such as 'IMPORTANT: Contains flavor,' those marketing messages stuck with them, according to a new study.

Blood test developed to predict spontaneous preterm birth

Results from a multicenter study show that five circulating microparticle proteins found in first-trimester blood samples may provide important clues about risk of spontaneous...

First evidence for necessary role of human hippocampus in planning

A team of scientists reports finding the first evidence that the human hippocampus is necessary for future planning. The findings link its long-established role...

A mountain of evidence on air pollution’s harms to children

A new study organizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of air pollution on children's health. The article is the first comprehensive review...

New, more realistic simulator will improve self-driving vehicle safety before road testing

Scientists have developed data-driven simulation technology that combines photos, videos, real-world trajectory, and behavioral data into a scalable, realistic autonomous driving simulator.