Charging electric cars up to 90% in 6 minutes — ScienceDaily

With Telsa in the lead, the electric vehicle market is growing around the world. Unlike conventional cars that use internal combustion engines, electric cars are solely powered by lithium ion batteries, so the battery performance defines the car’s overall performance. However, slow charging times and weak power are still barriers to be overcome. In light […]

Inhibitor of KRAS gene mutation shows promise in lung, bowel and other solid tumors

IMAGE: Patient CT scans before and after treatment with adagrasib. Yellow arrow marks location of main tumor. view more  Credit: Pasi A. Jänne New results from early clinical trials of a drug that targets a cancer-causing mutation in the KRAS gene have shown that it can shrink tumours and is well-tolerated by patients. In two presentations […]

How the same tech in your Nintendo Wii is tracking wild and wily wolverines

For ecologists studying wolverines — mid-sized carnivores found across the boreal forest and Arctic tundra of North America, across Europe’s Nordic mainland, and throughout the Russian north — technology that you’d find in a smartphone is offering an unparalleled glimpse of how these animals behave.  Twenty-five years ago, the only technology available to study wild […]

34% of older adults in the US are prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs — ScienceDaily

The prescription of potentially inappropriate medications to older adults is linked to increased hospitalizations, and it costs patients, on average, more than $450 per year, according to a new University at Buffalo study. The research, which sought to determine the impact of potentially inappropriate medications on health care utilization and costs in the United States, […]

Targeted inhibitor of mutated KRAS gene shows promise in lung, bowel, & other solid tumors

IMAGE: Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD view more  Credit: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute A novel agent that targets a mutated form of the KRAS gene – the most commonly altered oncogene in human cancers and one long considered “undruggable” – shrank tumors in most patients in a clinical trial with manageable side effects, researchers reported today at […]

Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Conventional plastic is made from oil. The production of plastic is not sustainable, and it can contain substances we know are dangerous if ingested. In recent years, bioplastics have come onto the market as an alternative to conventional plastic. Bioplastic has some apparent advantages: it is usually made from recycled material […]

Knowing the model you can trust – the key to better decision-making

As much of Europe is engulfed by a second wave of Covid-19, and track and trace struggles to meet demand, modelling support tools are being increasingly used by policymakers to make key decisions. Most notably, models have been used to predict the Covid-19 R0 rate – the average rate of secondary infections from a single […]

Slavery and trafficking occurs in 90% of recent wars and conflicts, new research shows

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Research by the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab has identified that slavery and human trafficking are present in 90 per cent of modern wars. Modern slavery experts Professor Kevin Bales, Angharad Smith and Dr. Monti Narayan Datta spent four years building the now open-access online database, recording every case and type […]