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Health - Social Sciences - 20.07.2024
Shorter life expectancy during COVID-19 for India’s marginalised
A new paper published in Science Advances finds that life expectancy in India was 2.6 years lower in 2020 than 2019, with women and marginalised social groups suffering the greatest declines. The international study, co-authored by the Department of Sociology and the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science 's Dr Aashish Gupta and Professor Ridhi Kashyap , reveals that life expectancy in India suffered large and unequal declines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Innovation - Computer Science - 19.07.2024
AI boosts individual creativity - at the expense of less varied content
Stories written with the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI) have been deemed to be more creative, better written and more enjoyable, according to new research from UCL and the University of Exeter. The study, published in Science Advances , found that AI enhanced creativity by boosting the novelty of story ideas as well as the 'usefulness' of stories, which describes their ability to engage the target audience and their publication potential.

Chemistry - Physics - 19.07.2024
New ATRP Approach Could Transform the Manufacturing of Specialty Plastics
Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Chemistry have improved a popular technology used to generate a range of industrial plastics for applications ranging from paints and coatings to adhesives and sealants. Using environmentally friendly reaction conditions, including running the reaction in water with light and a water-soluble dye, the novel method offers a promising approach for creating polymers in a greener and more practical way during the emulsion polymerization process.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.07.2024
Turning off inflammatory protein extends healthy lifespan in mice
Turning off inflammatory protein extends healthy lifespan in mice
Scientists have discovered that 'turning off' a protein called IL-11 can significantly increase the healthy lifespan of mice by almost 25%. Researchers in the UK and Singapore have found that targeting the production of a key inflammatory protein in mice can extend their lifespan, reduce age-related disease and make older animals less frail.

Physics - 19.07.2024
UCalgary study advances the frontiers of quantum batteries
UCalgary study advances the frontiers of quantum batteries
Physics prof's groundbreaking research shows significant progress in addressing miniaturization issues When we think about charging a battery, we typically imagine that the charge flows one way. For example, when we plug our smartphones in at night, we think of the charge as flowing from the outlet into the phone's battery.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.07.2024
Enhancing breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
Enhancing breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
Addressing problems with diagnosing and treating breast cancer, scientists at EPFL have developed EMBER, a tool that integrates breast cancer transcriptomic data from multiple databases. EMBER can improve precision oncology by accurately predicting molecular subtypes and therapy responses. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide.

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 19.07.2024
Studies Explain How Climate Is Changing Earth's Rotation
Studies Explain How Climate Is Changing Earth’s Rotation
Researchers have long surmised that polar motion results from a combination of processes in Earth's interior and at the surface. Less clear was how much each process shifts the axis and what kind of effect each exerts - whether cyclical movements that repeat in periods from weeks to decades, or sustained drift over the course of centuries or millennia.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.07.2024
Predicting a crop field’s weather
As the world tries to adapt to climate change, a major challenge is accurately predicting local-level meteorological conditions, such as those found in agricultural landscapes. INRAE researchers recently made a significant step forward: using a supercomputer, they simulated a forest plot's micrometeorological conditions in the early morning.

Innovation - 18.07.2024
Deeper down the rabbit hole
Deeper down the rabbit hole
Research team studies how technology conspiracy beliefs emerge and foster a conspiracy mindset As technology proliferates, misinformation and conspiracy theories seem to flourish. Conspiracy beliefs specifically about technology include popular commercial technologies, such as Amazon Echo and Google Search, as well as non-profit technologies designed to support health, such as contact tracing apps.

Psychology - 18.07.2024
Narrative coherence boosts child development
Narrative coherence boosts child development
Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and the Autonomous University of Madrid have provided new evidence on the importance of narrative discourse for cognitive and linguistic development in childhood. The work, published in the journal Estudos da Linguagem , lays the groundwork for developing educational materials in Spanish-speaking classrooms.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.07.2024
Analysing internal world models of humans, animals and AI
Analysing internal world models of humans, animals and AI
Freiburg researchers develop new formal description of internal world models, thereby enabling interdisciplinary research A team of scientists led by Ilka Diester , Professor of Optophysiology and spokesperson of the BrainLinks-BrainTools research centre at the University of Freiburg, has developed a formal description of internal world models and published it in the journal Neuron .

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 18.07.2024
Cosmic fingerprints of sulfur rings
For the first time, a team of scientists from HFML-FELIX at Radboud University has unveiled the cosmic fingerprints of sulfur rings. These results, published in Nature Communications, may shed new light on the way sulfur was transported from dark interstellar clouds (where stars are formed) to young planetary systems and planets like Earth and Venus, and offers ways to search for cosmic sulfur using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Health - Pharmacology - 18.07.2024
Improving HIV treatment for children and adolescents - the right way
Improving HIV treatment for children and adolescents - the right way
Globally, around 2.6 million children and adolescents are currently living with HIV, the majority of them in Africa. These young people are much more likely to experience treatment failure than adults. Experts long assumed that testing for viral drug resistance could improve treatment in cases where treatment has failed.

Environment - 18.07.2024
Antibiotic Resistance Genes a Proposed Factor of Global Change
Antibiotic Resistance Genes a Proposed Factor of Global Change
International research team led by scientist from Freie Universität Berlin proposes that elevated levels of antibiotic resistance genes be considered a new factor of global change Human-caused global change is a complex phenomenon comprising many factors such as climate change, environmental contamination with chemicals, microplastics, light pollution, and invasive plants.

Environment - Computer Science - 18.07.2024
Predicting the toxicity of chemicals with AI
Predicting the toxicity of chemicals with AI
Researchers at Eawag and the Swiss Data Science Center have trained AI algorithms with a comprehensive ecotoxicological dataset. Now their machine learning models can predict how toxic chemicals are to fish. Chemicals play an important role in our everyday lives, for example in the production of food, medicines and various everyday goods.

Environment - 18.07.2024
Reef pest feasts on 'sea sawdust'
Reef pest feasts on ’sea sawdust’
Researchers have uncovered an under the sea phenomenon where coral-destroying crown-of-thorns starfish larvae have been feasting on blue-green algae bacteria known as 'sea sawdust'. The team of marine scientists from The University of Queensland and Southern Cross University found crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) larvae grow and thrive when raised on an exclusive diet of Trichodesmium - a bacteria that often floats on the ocean's surface in large slicks.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.07.2024
Better dams offer major benefits to farmers and livestock
Better dams offer major benefits to farmers and livestock
Managing the water quality  of farm dams is critical to the health of livestock as well as boosting crop production, according to new research from the Sustainable Farms group at The Australian National University (ANU). According to the ANU researchers, "enhancing" dams by erecting fencing would help mitigate the impacts of livestock and significantly improve water quality, while also allowing vegetation to flourish, which is good for biodiversity.

Environment - Materials Science - 18.07.2024
Bridging the 'Valley of Death' in carbon capture
Bridging the ’Valley of Death’ in carbon capture
Developed at EPFL, Heriot-Watt University, and ETH Zurich, PrISMa is a new platform that uses advanced simulations and machine learning to streamline carbon capture technologies, by taking into account the perspectives of diverse stakeholders early in the research process. Mitigating the effects of climate change has become a major focus worldwide, with countries and international organizations developing various strategies to address the problem.

Physics - Health - 18.07.2024
New imaging technique could diagnose cancer metastasis
New technique to diagnose cancer metastasis uses origami nanoprobes A team of Johns Hopkins engineers can locate aggressive cancers using laser light and folded DNA Johns Hopkins engineers have created a new optical tool that could improve cancer imaging. Their approach, called SPECTRA, uses tiny nanoprobes that light up when they attach to aggressive cancer cells, helping clinicians distinguish between localized cancers and those that are metastatic and have the potential to spread throughout the body.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.07.2024
A less burdensome approach to sickle cell treatment
Gene-editing approach could offer new hope to sickle cell patients Johns Hopkins team's innovative nanoparticle approach aims to reduce side effects and treatment burden Current gene therapies to treat sickle cell disease are complex, time-consuming, and are sometimes linked to serious side effects like infertility or blood cancer.
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