‘Bumblebee gravity’ could explain why the universe is expanding so quickly

Physicists have long assumed that the universe is pretty much the same in any direction, and now they’ve found a new way to test that hypothesis: by examining the shadow of a black hole. If that shadow is a wee bit smaller than existing physics theories predict, it could help prove a far-out notion called […]

Light signal emitted during photosynthesis used to quickly screen crops — ScienceDaily

An international effort called Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) aims to transform crops’ ability to turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into higher yields. To achieve this, scientists are analyzing thousands of plants to find out what tweaks to the plant’s structure or its cellular machinery could increase production. University of Illinois researchers have revealed a […]

Gene biomarkers indicate liver toxicity quickly and accurately

IMAGE: From left: University of Illinois researchers Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, associate professor of nutrition; Rohit Bhargava, director of the Cancer Center; and Colleen Bushell, director of the Healthcare Innovation Program Office at… view more  Credit: University of Illinois. URBANA, Ill. ¬- When agrochemical and pharmaceutical companies develop new products, they must test extensively for potential toxicity before […]

In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly

Washington, DC – October 16, 2020 – In the absence of approved, effective treatments for COVID-19, some hospitals have been treating patients with severe COVID symptoms with blood plasma from recovering patients. The blood of recovered patients contains antibodies that act against the coronavirus. While plasma hasn’t yet shown a benefit in randomized trials, some […]