New method shows promise in identifying disease-fighting drug targets

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A new method of identifying molecular targets to fight disease could help accelerate future drug development new Griffith University research published in Scientific Reports has found. Professor Ron Quinn and Dr. Miaomiao Liu from the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery have developed a way to identify the direct molecular target (usually […]

Identifying Canada’s key conservation hot spots highlights problem

Bighorn Country, Alberta Eastern Slopes. Credit: Aerin Jacob To stop biodiversity loss, Canada recently committed to protecting 30% of its land and sea by 2030. But making conservation decisions about where to locate new protected areas is complicated. It depends on data both about biodiversity and about a range of benefits (e.g. freshwater, climate regulation, […]

Identifying where to reforest after wildfire

IMAGE: A post-fire area of the Sierra Nevada mountains with very little conifer regeneration. view more  Credit: Joseph Stewart, USGS/UC Davis In the aftermath of megafires that devastated forests of the western United States, attention turns to whether forests will regenerate on their own or not. Forest managers can now look to a newly enhanced, predictive […]

Identifying where to reforest after wildfire

A post-fire area of the Sierra Nevada mountains with very little conifer regeneration. Credit: Joseph Stewart, USGS/UC Davis In the aftermath of megafires that devastated forests of the western United States, attention turns to whether forests will regenerate on their own or not. Forest managers can now look to a newly enhanced, predictive mapping tool […]

Identifying primordial ripples would be key to understanding the conditions of the early universe — ScienceDaily

In the moments immediately following the Big Bang, the very first gravitational waves rang out. The product of quantum fluctuations in the new soup of primordial matter, these earliest ripples through the fabric of space-time were quickly amplified by inflationary processes that drove the universe to explosively expand. Primordial gravitational waves, produced nearly 13.8 billion […]