Divers find Nazis’ Enigma code machine in Baltic Sea

The legendary code machine was discovered during a search for abandoned fishing nets in the Bay of Gelting German divers who recently fished an Enigma encryption machine out of the Baltic Sea, used by the Nazis to send coded messages during World War II, handed their rare find over to a museum for restoration on […]

Detecting solar neutrinos with the Borexino experiment — ScienceDaily

Neutrinos are chargeless particles with about a mass about a millionth that of an electron that are created by the nuclear processes that occur in the Sun and other stars. These particles are often colourfully described as the ‘ghosts’ of the particle zoo because they interact so weakly with matter. A paper published in EPJ […]

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CAR T-cell therapy found highly effective in patients with high-risk non-Hodgkin lymphoma

A CAR T-cell therapy known as axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel) drove cancer cells to undetectable levels in nearly 80% of patients with advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in a phase 2 clinical trial, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators report at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. While NHL tends to be a slow-growing disease, […]

Hidden structure found in essential metabolic machinery

Membrane-separated compartments are visible inside the peroxisomes of 4-day-old Arabidopsis thaliana plant cells in this image from a confocal microscope. The cells were genetically modified to produce fluorescent proteins in both the membranes (green) and lumen (magenta) of the peroxisomes. (Image courtesy of Zachary Wright/Rice University) Credit: Zachary Wright/Rice University In his first year of […]

Neighborhood deprivation and COVID in Louisiana — ScienceDaily

A study by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, believed to be the first study to investigate the role of neighborhood deprivation on COVID-19 in Louisiana, found that the more a neighborhood is deprived, the higher the risk for cases of COVID-19. They report that people living in the most deprived […]

Gifts for runners braving the cold

Whether you’re on a woodland trail or a city street, some specialized running gear will make the winter workouts feel more comfortable. (Madara Parma/Unsplash/) Running seems simple enough: Put one foot in front of the other in a semi-speedy fashion. In fact, as gyms have been mostly shut down this year because of the ongoing […]

ASH: Off-the-shelf immune drug shows promise in aggressive multiple myeloma

PHILADELPHIA– A subcutaneous injection of the immune-boosting drug teclistamab was found to be safe and elicit responses in a majority of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to findings from a multi-institutional phase I study being presented by Alfred L. Garfall, MD, an assistant professor of Medicine in the division of Hematology-Oncology in […]

EPA says flood control project not subject to previous veto

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not object to a revised proposal for a massive flood-control project to pump water from parts of the Mississippi Delta, a regional administrator for the agency says. That’s significant because the EPA vetoed the Yazoo Backwater Project in 2008. On Oct. 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published […]