Methods in studying cycad leaf nutrition found to be inconsistent and incomplete

University of Guam Research Associate Benjamin Deloso collects soil samples beneath a Cycas micronesica tree on the Micronesian Island of Yap. Scientists from Guam and Yap were among a team of authors who published the first-ever review of literature on leaf nutrient relations of cycads. Credit: University of Guam Collective research to date regarding nutrients […]

Study: Religion, psychology share methods for reducing distress

IMAGE: Psychology professors Sanda Dolcos, left, and Florin Dolcos led a study of religiosity and emotion-regulation strategies among healthy adults. view more  Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Religious people facing life crises rely on emotion-regulation strategies that psychologists also use, a new study finds. They look for positive ways of thinking about […]

Religion, psychology share methods for reducing distress, study finds — ScienceDaily

Religious people facing life crises rely on emotion-regulation strategies that psychologists also use, a new study finds. They look for positive ways of thinking about hardship, a practice known to psychologists as “cognitive reappraisal.” They also tend to have confidence in their ability to cope with difficulty, a trait called “coping self-efficacy.” Both have been […]

Can we harness a plant’s ability to synthesize medicinal compounds? Knowledge could guide development of sustainable production methods for plant-based medicines — ScienceDaily

Anthraquinones are a class of naturally occurring compounds prized for their medicinal properties, as well as for other applications, including ecologically friendly dyes. Despite wide interest, the mechanism by which plants produce them has remained shrouded in mystery until now. New work from an international team of scientists including Carnegie’s Sue Rhee reveals a gene […]

Applying particle physics methods to quantum computing — ScienceDaily

Borrowing a page from high-energy physics and astronomy textbooks, a team of physicists and computer scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has successfully adapted and applied a common error-reduction technique to the field of quantum computing. In the world of subatomic particles and giant particle detectors, and distant […]