World’s ageing big dams pose ’emerging risk’: UN

Most of the world’s nearly 59,000 big dams—constructed between 1930 and 1970—were designed to last 50 to 100 years By 2050, more than half the global population will live downstream from tens of thousands of large dams near or past their intended lifespan, according to a UN report released Friday. Most of the world’s nearly […]

Ferroptosis resistance in cancer: An emerging crisis of new hope

Announcing a new publication for BIO Integration journal. In this opinion article the authors Daiyun Xu, Yonghui Lü, Yongxiao Li, Shengbin Li, Zhe Wang and Junqing Wang from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China discuss ferroptosis resistance in cancer. Ferroptosis is a lethal consequence of accumulated lipid peroxidation catalyzed by ferrous iron and oxygen. This unique […]

New database to accelerate innovation in emerging photovoltaics

Researchers publish an up-to-date and easy-to-access platform with a global scope. Image credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto A new database for collecting, displaying, and analyzing the performance of emerging photovoltaic technologies has been spearheaded by researchers in a worldwide international consortium: the Emerging PV Reports initiative. Photovoltaic technologies are most commonly associated with the transition to a […]

Can Climate Preparedness Mitigate Emerging Pandemics?

The coronavirus pandemic presents different challenges in different countries, but it was never going to be easy in Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 500 islands and 274 million people. In August, Indonesia’s average mortality rate for COVID-19 was 4.68%, down from 8.64% in April, whereas the global average was 3.79%. But according […]

Vaccine protects animals against tick-borne Powassan virus, an emerging infectious disease — ScienceDaily

Scientists at The Wistar Institute have designed and tested the first-of-its-kind synthetic DNA vaccine against Powassan virus (POWV), targeting portions of the virus envelope protein. A rapidly reemerging tick-borne disease, POWV has been reported to be fatal in 10% of infected people with detrimental neurological consequences including encephalitis and meningitis. This new POWV vaccine candidate, […]