Engineered nanomaterial captures off-target cancer drug to prevent tissue damage

Journal Reference: Sarah A.E. Young, Joy Muthami, Mica Pitcher, Petar Antovski, Patricia Wamea, Robert Denis Murphy, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Andrew Schmidt, Samuel Clark, Ali Khademhosseini, Amir Sheikhi. Engineering hairy cellulose nanocrystals for chemotherapy drug capture. Materials Today Chemistry, 2022; 23: 100711 DOI: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2021.100711 “To reduce the off-target effects of cancer drugs during and after localized chemotherapy, … Read more

‘The place does it damage?’ predicts chronic pain outcomes, study shows

Journal Reference: Benedict J. Alter, Nathan P. Anderson, Andrea G. Gillman, Qing Yin, Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Ajay D. Wasan. Hierarchical clustering by patient-reported pain distribution alone identifies distinct chronic pain subgroups differing by pain intensity, quality, and clinical outcomes. PLOS ONE, 2021; 16 (8): e0254862 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0254862 In clinical practice, the bodily distribution of chronic pain … Read more

Instructions for eating fish without (too much) environmental damage

MORNING LIST LAURENCE MOUTON / ES Oysters, langoustines, smoked salmon or pan-fried scallops this year? The question will inevitably arise when developing holiday menus. Another question will emerge less readily: can we still consume fish, shellfish and crustaceans in a good ecological conscience? Many French people have stopped, or greatly reduced, their meat purchases, without … Read more

Hurricanes expected to linger over Northeast cities, causing greater damage

Journal Reference: Andra J. Garner, Robert E. Kopp, Benjamin P. Horton. Evolving Tropical Cyclone Tracks in the North Atlantic in a Warming Climate. Earth’s Future, 2021; DOI: 10.1029/2021EF002326 In the new study, climate scientist Andra Garner at Rowan University analyzed more than 35,000 computer-simulated storms. To assess likely storm outcomes in the future, Garner and … Read more

Seismic shockwave pattern may be redirecting earthquake damage

Journal Reference: Daniel T. Trugman, Shanna X. Chu, Victor C. Tsai. Earthquake Source Complexity Controls the Frequency Dependence of Near‐Source Radiation Patterns. Geophysical Research Letters, 2021; 48 (17) DOI: 10.1029/2021GL095022 The study examined data from one of the densest seismic arrays ever deployed and found that earthquakes emit their strongest seismic shockwaves in four opposing … Read more

Research shows scale models effective for predicting storm damage to wood-frame buildings

Journal Reference: Sean Duncan, Daniel Cox, Andre R. Barbosa, Pedro Lomónaco, Hyoungsu Park, Mohammad S. Alam, Caileen Yu. Physical modeling of progressive damage and failure of wood-frame coastal residential structures due to surge and wave forces. Coastal Engineering, 2021; 169: 103959 DOI: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2021.103959 “We wanted to establish a way to build scaled wood-frame specimens that … Read more

At COP26, the most vulnerable states demand that polluting countries pay for their climate damage

Villagers collect bricks from their weathered homes in Satkhira, Bangladesh on October 5, 2021. MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU / AP In a climate of growing mistrust, the states most vulnerable to climate change raised their level of requirements on Wednesday, November 3, during the Glasgow Climate Conference (COP26). Representatives of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), the … Read more