Copernicus captures image of the Republic of Maldives

Credit: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO All 1200 islands that make up the Republic of Maldives are featured in this spectacular image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission. The ocean and color instrument onboard the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission has a swath width of 1270 km which allows […]

Melding biology and physical sciences yields deeper understanding of cancer — ScienceDaily

An evolving understanding of cancer that incorporates the physical properties of tumors and their surrounding tissues into existing biologic and genetic models can direct cancer researchers down previously uncharted avenues, potentially leading to new drugs and new treatment strategies, say investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Ludwig Center at […]

Researchers discover mechanism that allows SINEUPs to amplify protein production

Scientists from an international group led by the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences and Yokohama City University have discovered that a pair of proteins play a key role in allowing an important type of functional non-coding RNA, known as SINEUPs, to act to promote their target messenger RNA.SINEUPs are a recently discovered type of […]

China’s most important trees are hiding in plain sight — ScienceDaily

In ecosystems around the globe, the danger of being a common or widespread species is the tendency to be overlooked by conservation efforts that prioritize rarity. In forests, the most common species can be essential to ecosystem structure and function, which crumble with the decline of these pivotal trees, known collectively as foundation species. In […]

Stereotypes and discrimination contribute to HIV-related stigma among nursing staff

Since the earliest study about nursing faculty and students attitudes and beliefs about caring for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in the early 1990’s, there have only been 17 additional studies. Knowledge in this area of study is still lacking to fill some gaps in understanding attitudes towards people living with the disease. Primary investigators, […]

Scary insects for Halloween: the bloodthirsty calyptra

The Calyptra pseudobicolor Bänziger is an opportunistic feeder that has fed on the blood of agricultural animals, and even humans. Credit: United States Department of Agriculture Sometimes insects show signs of monster behavior. It’s nothing personal to us humans and let me assure you that this behavior has nothing to do with full moons or […]

Can glucose-lowering drugs impact mortality in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes?

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 27, 2020— In a preprint paper, “Impact of Glucose-Lowering Drugs on Mortality and Other Adverse Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Admitted for COVID-19,” researchers conclude a neutral effect on mortality and other adverse outcomes. Though, given the close relationship between diabetes and COVID-19, they call for more prospective studies. […]

A Subterranean ecosystem in the Chicxulub crater

Section of the Chicxulub core with the hydrothermal minerals dachiardite (bright orange) and analcime (colorless and transparent). The minerals partially fill cavities in the rock that were niches for microbial ecosystems. This is a composite illustration of core section 0077-53R-3 and a closeup image of a portion of core section 0077-63R-2. Credit: David A. Kring […]

Mothers pass on allergies to offspring — ScienceDaily

Mothers can pass allergies to offspring while they are developing in the womb, researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore reported this week in the journal Science. The study, which employed an animal model conducted according to the National Advisory […]