Continued strict control measures needed to reduce new COVID-19 strains

A group of scientists is calling on governments to consider the continued use of strict control measures as the only way to reduce the evolution and spread of new COVID-19 variants. The experts in evolution, virology, infectious disease and genomics – at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Earlham Institute and University of Minnesota – […]

New mammogram measures of breast cancer risk could revolutionise screening

World-first techniques for predicting breast cancer risk from mammograms that were developed in Melbourne could revolutionise breast screening by allowing it to be tailored to women at minimal extra cost. Published in the International Journal of Cancer, the University of Melbourne-led study found two new mammogram-based measures of risk. When these measures are combined, they […]

New mammogram measures of breast cancer risk could revolutionize screening — ScienceDaily

World-first techniques for predicting breast cancer risk from mammograms that were developed in Melbourne could revolutionise breast screening by allowing it to be tailored to women at minimal extra cost. Published in the International Journal of Cancer, the University of Melbourne-led study found two new mammogram-based measures of risk. When these measures are combined, they […]

New study measures neighborhood inequality and violence based on everyday mobility

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new study looking at the patterns of movement from 400,000 people offers fresh insights into how a neighborhood’s economic conditions mixed with the mobility patterns of its residents and visitors relates to the well-being of the neighborhood and can serve as a predictor of violence. The analysis, published in the […]

Network model for implicit measures of attitudes

Credit: Alina Grubnyak/Unsplash Our attitudes are composed of an interacting constellation of feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, and these elements can be in conflict with each other. For instance, a person might believe in principles like justice and equality while simultaneously harboring negative feelings toward a minority group. Building on a network theory of human attitudes, […]

Autonomous Minisubmarine Measures Seawater Conditions

Since the Industrial Revolution began in the mid-18th century, Earth’s oceans have absorbed about one third of the carbon dioxide emitted through human activities. The ensuing roughly 30% increase in ocean acidity has reduced the amount of carbonate available for calcifying organisms such as corals and oysters to construct their skeletons and shells. […]

Belgium announces measures for bird flu outbreak

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Belgium has detected an outbreak of bird flu, leading authorities to order all poultry farmers and individual bird owners to keep the animals confined, the country’s food safety agency AFSCA said Saturday. Avian influenza has recently spread to western Europe after outbreaks in Russia and Kazakhstan this summer. “Three wild birds […]

To Save Low-Lying Atolls, Adaptive Measures Need to Start Now

Low-lying reef islands like the Pacific Ocean’s Marshall Islands could become unstable by midcentury if measures to adapt to rising sea levels are not implemented, according to new research. Coral reef atoll islands are home to thousands of people around the world, but researchers still don’t agree on how sea level rise will […]

Laser technology measures biomass in world’s largest trees

IMAGE: Laser technology has been used to measure the volume and biomass of giant Californian redwood trees for the first time, records a new study by UCL researchers. view more  Credit: Mat Disney Laser technology has been used to measure the volume and biomass of giant Californian redwood trees for the first time, records a new […]