Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk

Journal Reference: Cecilia S. Lee, Laura E. Gibbons, Aaron Y. Lee, Ryan T. Yanagihara, Marian S. Blazes, Michael L. Lee, Susan M. McCurry, James D. Bowen, Wayne C. McCormick, Paul K. Crane, Eric B. Larson. Association Between Cataract Extraction and Development of Dementia. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2021; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.6990 The Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) … Read more

New type of earthquake discovered

Journal Reference: Hongyu Yu, Rebecca M. Harrington, Honn Kao, Yajing Liu, Bei Wang. Fluid-injection-induced earthquakes characterized by hybrid-frequency waveforms manifest the transition from aseismic to seismic slip. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26961-x The group headed by Hongyu Yu – first at RUB, later at the Canadian Geological Survey of Canada – and RUB … Read more

Scientists identify animal model for two emerging tick-borne hemorrhagic viruses

Journal Reference: Rebecca M. Broeckel, Friederike Feldmann, Kristin L. McNally, Abhilash I. Chiramel, Gail L. Sturdevant, Jacqueline M. Leung, Patrick W. Hanley, Jamie Lovaglio, Rebecca Rosenke, Dana P. Scott, Greg Saturday, Fadila Bouamr, Angela L. Rasmussen, Shelly J. Robertson, Sonja M. Best. A pigtailed macaque model of Kyasanur Forest disease virus and Alkhurma hemorrhagic disease … Read more

For cardiovascular disease sufferers, more physical activity may be higher, research suggests

For cardiovascular disease sufferers, more physical activity may be higher, research suggests – NovLink Home Mash B For cardiovascular disease sufferers, more physical activity may be higher, research suggests We wish to give thanks to the writer of this write-up for this outstanding material For cardiovascular disease sufferers, more physical activity may be higher, research … Read more

Synchrotron X-ray experiment reveals a small nudge with big consequences

Journal Reference: Christoph Eckart Schrank, Oliver Gaede, Tomasz Blach, Katherine Carmen Michelle Gioseffi, Stephen Mudie, Nigel Kirby, Klaus Regenauer-Lieb, Andrzej P. Radliński. Fast in-situ X-ray scattering reveals stress sensitivity of gypsum dehydration kinetics. Communications Materials, 2021; 2 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43246-021-00156-9 In the study published in the Nature Research journal Communications Materials, QUT researchers Dr Christoph … Read more

Diabetes reversed in mice with genetically edited stem cells derived from patients

Journal Reference: Kristina G. Maxwell, Punn Augsornworawat, Leonardo Velazco-Cruz, Michelle H. Kim, Rie Asada, Nathaniel J. Hogrebe, Shuntaro Morikawa, Fumihiko Urano, Jeffrey R. Millman. Gene-edited human stem cell–derived β cells from a patient with monogenic diabetes reverse preexisting diabetes in mice. Science Translational Medicine, 2020; 12 (540): eaax9106 DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aax9106 The findings, from researchers at … Read more

Male spiders are attracted by a female like planets orbiting a star

Journal Reference: Amir Haluts, Sylvia F. Garza Reyes, Dan Gorbonos, Robert Ian Etheredge, Alex Jordan, Nir S. Gov. Spatiotemporal dynamics of animal contests arise from effective forces between contestants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021; 118 (49): e2106269118 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2106269118 The solution appears to lie in animal magnetism, or more correctly, in the … Read more

Stimulators could aid spinal twine, heart therapies

Now, for therapies that require multiple, coordinated stimulation implants, their timing has come as well. Rice University engineers who developed implants for electrical stimulation in patients with spinal cord injuries have advanced their technique to power and program multisite biostimulators from a single transmitter. A peer-reviewed paper about the advance by electrical and computer engineer … Read more

Microplastic pollution aids antibiotic resistance

Journal Reference: Qingbin Yuan, Ruonan Sun, Pingfeng Yu, Yuan Cheng, Wenbin Wu, Jiming Bao, Pedro J.J. Alvarez. UV-aging of microplastics increases proximal ARG donor-recipient adsorption and leaching of chemicals that synergistically enhance antibiotic resistance propagation. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2021; 127895 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.127895 According to scientists at Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering, … Read more

Brain connectivity can build better AI

Journal Reference: Laura E. Suárez, Blake A. Richards, Guillaume Lajoie, Bratislav Misic. Learning function from structure in neuromorphic networks. Nature Machine Intelligence, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s42256-021-00376-1 By examining MRI data from a large Open Science repository, researchers reconstructed a brain connectivity pattern, and applied it to an artificial neural network (ANN). An ANN is a computing … Read more

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