Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Headlines & Global News

Science/Health

Collecting Soil Samples in Harvard Forest

Rare and diverse giant viruses unexpectedly found in a forest soil ecosystem

Nov 19, 2018 04:30 PM EST

Rare and diverse giant viruses unexpectedly found in a forest soil ecosystem

Research Program with Potential for Dual Use

A step towards biological warfare with insects?

Oct 09, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

Owing to present-day armed conflicts, the general public is well aware of the terrifying effects of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, the effects of biological weapons have largely disappeared from public awareness. A project funded by a research agency of the US Department of Defense is now giving rise to concerns about being possibly misused for the purpose of biological warfare.

Zebrafish with Curved Spine

Scoliosis linked to essential mineral

Oct 09, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

Children with severely curved spines may be unable to use manganese

Inflammation in the Womb May Explain Why Some Babies Are More Prone to Sepsis after Birth

Inflammation in the womb may explain why some babies are more prone to sepsis after birth

Oct 09, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

Intra-amniotic inflammation caused by short-term prenatal endotoxin exposure leads first to acute fetal lung and gut immune responses, followed by systemic inflammation after birth, reports The American Journal of Pathology

Sea-Level Rise Projection

Global sea level could rise 50 feet by 2300, study says

Oct 08, 2018 05:12 PM EDT

Characterizing what's known and what's uncertain is key to managing coastal risk

CK Vulpeculae

When is a nova not a nova? When a white dwarf and a brown dwarf collide

Oct 08, 2018 05:10 PM EDT

International research team confirms collision of white dwarf and brown dwarf stars

Atmospheric Haze of Titan, Saturn's Moon

Scientists present new clues to cut through the mystery of Titan's atmospheric haze

Oct 08, 2018 05:09 PM EDT

A team including Berkeley Lab scientists homes in on a 'missing link' in Titan's one-of-a-kind chemistry

Water 3

New spheres trick, trap and terminate water contaminant

Oct 07, 2018 05:28 PM EDT

Rice University scientists have developed something akin to the Venus' flytrap of particles for water remediation.

Thawing Permafrost and Methane

Alaskan carbon assessment has implications for national climate policy

Oct 07, 2018 05:26 PM EDT

Alaska's land mass is equal to the size of one-fifth of the continental United States, yet stores about half of the country's terrestrial - both upland and wetland - carbon stores and fluxes.

How Biofilms Form

Researchers discover how fatal biofilms form

Oct 06, 2018 05:51 PM EDT

New Haven, Conn. - By severely curtailing the effects of antibiotics, the formation of organized communities of bacterial cells known as biofilms can be deadly during surgeries and in urinary tract infections. Yale researchers have just come a lot closer to understanding how these biofilms develop, and potentially how to stop them.

Cucumbers Led To Rise of Costly Plant Disease

Complex factors can drive the emergence and evolution of plant pathogens

Oct 04, 2018 01:52 PM EDT

For many of us, bumper crops of zucchinis and cucumbers conjure up the sweltering days of summer, while pumpkins and gourds decorate our holiday tables throughout the fall. However, these iconic fruits and vegetables - known collectively as cucurbits - can also help us understand the spread of plant diseases that pose a significant risk to crops.

Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda)

Primary tropical forests are best but regrowing forests are also vital to biodiversity

Oct 04, 2018 01:50 PM EDT

Even after 40 years of recovery, secondary forests remain species and carbon-poor compared to undisturbed primary forests, a new study reveals.

Fungi Extract Treatment in Honey Bee Colonies

Fungus provides powerful medicine in fighting honey bee viruses

Oct 04, 2018 01:49 PM EDT

Mycelium extract reduces viruses in honey bees

New Class of Molecules for Breast Cancer Therapy

A novel molecule could spur new class of drugs for breast cancer

Oct 03, 2018 05:37 PM EDT

Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology and colleagues have designed and developed a new class of molecules that use a never-before-known mechanism that may halt or destroy breast cancer tumors, particularly for patients with drug-resistant or dangerously metastatic stages of the disease.

Man dies from bacterial infection after Hurricane Florence

Bacterial infection after Hurricane Florence causes man dies

Oct 03, 2018 04:39 PM EDT

A North Carolina man died after contracting a bacterial infection while doing yard work related to Hurricane Florence, according to CNN affiliate WECT.

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