Cooperation with R&D organizations is significantly distinctive for advanced innovators

The innovation performance of firms depends on their ability to innovate in cooperation with external partners. In a study, HSE researchers found that most of innovation in Russian manufacturing happens in a sort of open processes, but extensive cooperation networks are barely detectable. The study was published in the December issue of Foresight and STI […]

Evidence for a massive paleo-tsunami at ancient Tel Dor, Israel

IMAGE: Geoprobe drilling rig extraction of a sediment core with evidence of a tsunami from South Bay, Tel Dor, Israel view more  Credit: Photo by T. E. Levy Underwater excavation, borehole drilling, and modelling suggests a massive paleo-tsunami struck near the ancient settlement of Tel Dor between 9,910 to 9,290 years ago, according to a study […]

Trophoblast motility in a gelatin hydrogel

IMAGE: Journal brings together scientific and medical experts in the fields of biomedical engineering, material science, molecular and cellular biology, and genetic engineering. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, December 18, 2020–Trophoblast cells, which surround the developing blastocyst in early pregnancy, play an important role in implantation in the uterine wall. […]

VR simulations shed potential light on goalkeepers’ ability to stop free kicks

IMAGE: The study’s VR technology being used for training purposes view more  Credit: INCISIV Virtual reality simulations of football (soccer) free kicks suggests placing a defensive wall can block a goalie’s view and hamper their performance – and simulations might be useful in other sports too. ### Article Title: “A goalkeeper’s performance in stopping free kicks […]

Why some people hear colors and taste words

A note can be a sensation and a number can be a hue. (Tomi Um/) For a small group of people, sensations entangle themselves in baffling ways. The written numeral 2 might evoke a flash of purple; an audible C sharp note could conjure a finger prick. Some with this condition, called synesthesia, even taste […]

Metabolic syndrome ‘interacts’ with COVID-19

Announcing a new publication for BIO Integration journal. In this review article the authors Zeling Guo, Shanping Jiang, Zilun Li and Sifan Chen from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China review how metabolic syndrome “interacts” with COVID-19. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread worldwide and has exerted a great influence on public health and […]

Remarkable new species of snake found hidden in a biodiversity collection

IMAGE: Jeff Weinell, a KU graduate research assistant at the Biodiversity Institute, is lead author of a paper describing Waray Dwarf Burrowing Snake as both a new genus and a new… view more  Credit: University of Kansas LAWRENCE — To be fair, the newly described Waray Dwarf Burrowing Snake (Levitonius mirus) is pretty great at hiding. […]

Understanding nanoparticle entry mechanism into tumors

Announcing a new publication for BIO Integration journal. In this commentary the authors Phei Er Saw and Sangyong Jon from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, consider how the entry mechanism of nanoparticles into tumors determines the future direction of nanomedicine development. Enhanced permeability and […]

People in rural areas less likely to receive specialty care for neurologic conditions

MINNEAPOLIS – A new study has found that while the prevalence of neurologic conditions like dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS) is consistent across the U.S., the distribution of neurologists is not, and people in more rural areas may be less likely to receive specialty care for certain neurologic conditions. The study, funded […]

10 times science made a sucky year suck less

With a novel coronavirus devastating the world since the spring, the year 2020 has been difficult. Still, even in these hard times, some moments of joy crept through  — and some of them were sparked by awe-inspiring scientific discoveries and phenomena. From the incredible efforts of scientists to develop a COVID-19 vaccine in record time […]