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Saturday, July 18, 2020

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Medical News

A Nanomaterial Path Forward for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

From mRNA vaccines entering clinical trials, to peptide-based vaccines and using molecular farming to scale vaccine production, the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing new and emerging nanotechnologies into the frontlines and the headlines. Nanoengineers ...

– University of California San Diego

Nature Nanotechnology, July 15 2020

Embargo expired on 15-Jul-2020 at 05:00 ET

Cannabis shows potential for mitigating sickle cell disease pain

Cannabis appears to be a safe and potentially effective treatment for the chronic pain that afflicts people with sickle cell disease, according to a new clinical trial co-led by University of California, Irvine researcher Kalpna Gupta and Dr. Donald ...

– University of California, Irvine

JAMA Network Open

How long should you fast for weight loss?

Two daily fasting diets, also known as time-restricted feeding diets, are effective for weight loss, according to a new study. The study reported results from a clinical trial that compared a 4-hour time-restricted feeding diet and a 6-hour time-rest...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Cell Metabolism

1 in 3 young adults may face severe COVID-19

As the number of young adults infected with the coronavirus surges throughout the nation, a new study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals indicates that youth may not shield people from serious disease.

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Journal of Adolescent Health

VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Asymptomatic Transmission and Reinfection of COVID: Live Event for July 16, 2PM EDT

Emerging data shows more risk of asymptomatic transmission and reinfection with COVID than previously thought. Experts will discuss these findings and what are the implications for managing the pandemic. Media are invited to attend and ask questions....

– Newswise

Science News

Thermonuclear blast sends supernova survivor star hurtling across the Milky Way

Bizarre white dwarf star shows evidence of a ‘partial supernova’ in observations using the Hubble Space Telescope, led by University of Warwick astronomers

– University of Warwick

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Embargo expired on 14-Jul-2020 at 19:00 ET

Atomtronic device could probe boundary between quantum, everyday worlds

A new device that relies on flowing clouds of ultracold atoms promises potential tests of the intersection between the weirdness of the quantum world and the familiarity of the macroscopic world we experience every day.

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Nature Communications

Breakthrough in studying ancient DNA from Doggerland that separates the UK from Europe

Thousands of years ago the UK was physically joined to the rest of Europe through an area known as Doggerland. However, a marine inundation took place during the mid-holocene, separating the British landmass from the rest of Europe, which is now cove...

– University of Warwick

Journal Geosciences

New Research of Oldest Light Confirms Age of the Universe

Just how old is the universe? Astrophysicists have been debating this question for decades.

– Stony Brook University


For Chimpanzees, Salt and Pepper Hair Not a Marker of Old Age

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE finds graying hair is not indicative of a chimpanzee’s age.

– George Washington University


AIP Addresses Complex Scientific Legacy of Manhattan Project

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Trinity test, marking the first detonation of a nuclear bomb, the American Institute of Physics commemorates the scientific legacy of the Manhattan Project with a collection of new articles and historic t...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Rewriting history: New evidence challenges Euro-centric narrative of early colonization

New research from Washington University in St. Louis provides evidence that Indigenous people continued to live in southeastern U.S. and actively resist European influence for nearly 150 years after the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 1500s.

– Washington University in St. Louis

American Antiquity





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