The longevity gene mammalian Indy (mINDY) is involved in blood pressure regulation

Authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) presented data showing that the longevity gene mammalian Indy (mINDY) is involved in blood pressure regulation in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) insight. Reduced expression of mINDY, which is known to extend life span in lower organisms and to prevent from diet induced obesity, fatty […]

Six-fold rise in brain pressure disorder that affects mostly women

A brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen six-fold in 15 years, and is linked to obesity and deprivation, a new study by Swansea University researchers has shown. Rates of emergency hospital admissions in Wales for people with the disorder were also five times higher […]

Stay calm under pressure with lessons learned in the world’s most stressful careers

Even if you don’t fly a Coast Guard rescue helicopter, you can still benefit from the advice that pilots—and others—have for managing stress. (Zach Lezniewicz / Unsplash /) Living through a pandemic is stressful. Decisions that used to feel mundane—to get that haircut or not—become much more loaded when your health might hang in the […]

Gas pressure depletion and seismicity

A sectioned quartz-quartz grain contact revealing a thin clay film (ribbon-like structure). Compaction and shear of these thin clay films has played a key role in controlling compaction of the Groningen gas reservoir to date. Credit: Microstructures were obtained by B.A. Verberne. Europe’s largest gas field, the Groningen field in the Netherlands, is widely known […]

Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill

After delaying for nearly a week and under pressure from all sides, US President Donald Trump finally signed a massive $900 billion stimulus bill Sunday, in a long-sought boost for millions of Americans and businesses battered by the coronavirus pandemic. The package “providing coronavirus emergency response and relief” is part of a larger spending bill […]

Putting on the pressure improves glass for fiber optics

IMAGE: The voids (yellow) in silica glass become much smaller when the glass is quenched at higher pressures. view more  Credit: Yongjian Yang, Penn State Rapid, accurate communication worldwide is possible via fiber optic cables, but as good as they are, they are not perfect. Now, researchers from Penn State and AGC Inc. in Japan suggest […]

Putting on the pressure improves glass for fiber optics — ScienceDaily

Rapid, accurate communication worldwide is possible via fiber optic cables, but as good as they are, they are not perfect. Now, researchers from Penn State and AGC Inc. in Japan suggest that the silica glass used for these cables would have less signal loss if it were manufactured under high pressure. “Signal loss means that […]

Air pressure makes Mount Everest ‘shrink’ by thousands of feet, new study finds

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world — but sometimes, it feels like the second-tallest, according to a story reported in the American Geophysical Union’s news blog Eos. That’s because the mountain’s air pressure fluctuates significantly throughout the year, a recent study found, causing the summit’s “perceived elevation” to occasionally dip below that […]

Putting on the pressure improves glass for fiber optics

The voids (yellow) in silica glass become much smaller when the glass is quenched at higher pressures. Credit: Yongjian Yang, Penn State Rapid, accurate communication worldwide is possible via fiber optic cables, but as good as they are, they are not perfect. Now, researchers from Penn State and AGC Inc. in Japan suggest that the […]

Difference in blood pressure between arms linked to greater death risk

Robust evidence from a large international study confirms that a difference in blood pressure readings between arms is linked to greater risk of heart attack, stroke and death. Led by the University of Exeter, the global INTERPRESS-IPD Collaboration conducted a meta-analysis of all the available research, then merged data from 24 global studies to create […]