FDA scientists back safety, efficacy of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine

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A review by agency staff affirmed the strongly positive results Moderna reported from a large Phase 3 study, clearing the way for a possible emergency authorization in the coming days

Scientists discover unique Cornish ‘falgae’

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University of Exeter scientists studied the population genetics of Phymatolithon calcareum, a coralline red algal species that forms maerl beds in shallow coastal seas from Portugal to Norway.

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Vilcek honors immigrant scientists: Ruth Lehmann, Mohamed Abou Donia, Ibrahim Cissé, Silvi Rouskin

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Scientists pinpoint our most distant animal relatives

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Scientists from Trinity College Dublin believe they have pinpointed our most distant animal relative in the tree of life and, in doing so, have resolved an ongoing debate. Credit: NOAA.

FDA scientists appear supportive of Pfizer, BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine

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Agency staff didn't raise any red flags in their review of the companies' study results, documents released ahead of a key advisory committee meeting Thursday show

Scientists find genetic link to clogged arteries

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But now, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. […].

COVID-19: Scientists identify human genes that fight infection

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– April 16, 2021 – Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Credit: Dotted Yeti LA JOLLA, CALIF.

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Scientists program microalgae’s ‘oil factory’ to produce various oils

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Scientists describe earliest primate fossils

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Credit: Andrey Atuchin A new study published Feb. 24 in the journal Royal Society Open Science documents the earliest-known fossil evidence of primates. A team of 10 researchers from across the U.S.

Scientists discover ‘jumping’ genes that can protect against blood cancers

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In the new study from Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI), scientists made the unexpected discovery […].

Scientists use Doppler to peer inside cells

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Process leads to Scientists use Doppler to peer inside cells, leading to better, faster diagnoses and treatments of infection Credit: Purdue University photo/Rebecca McElhoe WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.

City of Hope Scientists Highlight New Findings at AACR 2021

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City of Hope Scientists Highlight New Findings at AACR 2021 City of Hope Scientists Highlight New Findings at AACR 2021 These important studies could one day lead to new cancer treatments and improved health equity — developments that will improve … Continue reading → Business Wire

Scientists show technology can save people from shark bites

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With shark bites increasing in countries like Australia – scientists say the use of personal electronic deterrents is an effective way to prevent future deaths and injuries which could save the lives of […].

DLH Appoints Chief Scientist

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DLH Appoints Chief Scientist DLH Appoints Chief Scientist ATLANTA, Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DLH Holdings Corp. NASDAQ: DLHC) (“DLH” or the “Company”), a leading provider of innovative healthcare research, services and solutions to the federal government, today announced Sandra … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

Should secret voting be mandatory? ‘Yes” say political scientists in new book

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Political scientists are concerned about ever-diminishing voter […]. Technology and Engineering Internet Political Science Researchers/Scientists/Awards Social/Behavioral Science Socioeconomics

F.D.A. ‘Grossly Misrepresented’ Blood Plasma Data, Scientists Say

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Many experts — including a scientist who worked on the Mayo Clinic study — were bewildered about where a key statistic came from

NASA scientists complete 1st global survey of freshwater fluctuation

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Credit: National Park Service To investigate humans’ impact on freshwater resources, scientists have now conducted the first global accounting of fluctuating water levels in Earth’s lakes and reservoirs – including ones previously too small to measure from space.

What’s Your Role? Scientist I, Scientist II and Senior Scientist

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Are you reviewing different scientist positions and wondering if you are a good fit for them? If so, you are not alone

Skoltech scientists create a new electronegativity scale

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Skoltech chemists have proposed a new electronegativity scale and published their findings in Nature Communications. The concept of electronegativity introduced by Linus Pauling, a great American chemist, in the 1930s refers to the ability of an atom to attract electron density. In a chemical bond, the more electronegative atom gains extra electrons, becoming negatively charged, […].

Scientists take step towards quantum supremacy

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Credit: Sergey Gnuskov/NUST MISIS A Russian-German research team has created a quantum sensor that grants access to measurement and manipulation of individual two-level defects in qubits.

Scientists identify new gene involved in autism spectrum disorder

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22, 2020 – UT Southwestern scientists have adapted a classic research technique called forward genetics to identify new genes involved […].

Scientists found in marine mold substance that antidotes paraquat

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Scientists […]. Credit: FEFU press office Biologically active compounds from the marine fungus Penicillium dimorphosporum protect cells from paraquat, the highly toxic herbicide with no remedy, and might enhance the action of some drugs.

Scientists watch 2D puddles of electrons emerge in a 3D superconducting material

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So scientists were surprised to see 2D puddles emerge […].

University of Tartu scientists develop materials for future fusion reactor

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Credit: Wikipedia.org The energy source of the Sun and other stars is determined by the fusion reaction between two hydrogen nuclei. Imitating this process in a reactor would enable to produce so much energy that satisfy the world’s energy needs forever.

Scientists predict ‘optimal’ stress levels

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Scientists have created an evolutionary model to predict how animals should react in stressful situations. Almost all organisms have fast-acting stress responses, which help them respond to threats – but being stressed uses energy, and chronic stress can be damaging. The new study – by an international team including the University of Exeter – suggests […]. Biology Biodiversity Ecology/Environment Evolution Genetics Zoology/Veterinary Science

For breakthroughs in slowing aging, scientists must look beyond biology

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Scientists explore the action mechanism of a new antibiotic

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Credit: Timur Sabirov/Skoltech Scientists from Skoltech and MSU have investigated antibiotic nybomycin that could prove effective against bacteria resistant to other antibiotics.

Scientists turn to deep learning to improve air quality forecasts

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Air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels impacts human health but predicting pollution levels at a given time and place remains challenging, according to a team of scientists who are turning to deep learning to improve air quality estimates.

Scientists use forest color to gauge permafrost depth

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Credit: Veronika Döpper Scientists regularly use remote sensing drones and satellites to record how climate change affects permafrost thaw rates — methods that work well in barren tundra landscapes where there’s nothing to obstruct the view.

SwRI scientist proposes a new timeline for Mars terrains

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10, 2021 — A Southwest Research Institute scientist has updated Mars chronology models to find that terrains shaped by ancient water activity on the planet’s surface may be hundreds of millions of years older than previously thought. […].

The incredible bacterial ‘homing missiles’ that scientists want to harness

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A Berkeley Lab-led team is digging into the bizarre bacteria-produced nanomachines that could fast-track microbiome science Credit: Antara Mutalik Imagine there are arrows that are lethal when fired on your enemies yet harmless if they fall on your friends.

CNIO scientists discovers a combination therapy for aggressive brain tumors

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Credit: CNIO Glioblastomas are the most common and most aggressive brain tumours. Their survival rate has barely increased over the last 50 years, indicating an urgent need to develop new therapeutic strategies.

Scientists discover new ‘spectacular’ bat from West Africa

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Credit: © Bat Conservation International A group of scientists led by the American Museum of Natural History and Bat Conservation International have discovered a new species of a striking orange and black bat in a mountain range in West Africa.

Fermilab scientist Josh Frieman awarded American Astronomical Society Fellowship

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Credit: courtesy of Josh Frieman Fermilab scientist and University of Chicago Professor Josh Frieman has been awarded an American Astronomical Society Fellowship, the first at Fermilab.

Scientists optimized technology for production of optical materials for microelectronics

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Credit: Denis Kosyanov, FEFU PI REC for Advanced Ceramic Materials Research Scientists of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have advanced the technology of high-speed sintering for optical ceramics (Nd3+:YAG), i.e. active elements generating laser emission in the near-infrared wavelength range (1.06 ?m)

‘Bug brain soup’ expands menu for scientists studying animal brains

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By mashing up brains from various insect species, neuroscientists at the University of Arizona were able to count the neurons in individual brains, providing a more meaningful metric than traditional studies measuring brain size or weight.

Scientists identify molecular pathway that helps moving cells avoid aimless wandering

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Working with fruit flies, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have identified a new molecular pathway that helps steer moving cells in specific directions.

Helping new scientists bloom: Biologist using orchid research to inspire students to pursue STEM

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Credit: Craig Barrett A West Virginia University biologist is working to cultivate a bumper crop of young scientists through the study of wild orchids – and the fungi they eat.

Top Research Scientists Suggest Needle-Free COVID-19 Vaccines Are on the Way

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According to an interview with Soumya Swaminathan, the WHO's chief scientist, the new investigational COVID-19 vaccines rely on alternative technologies and systems of delivery.

#news #biotech Scientists successfully breed corals in the lab

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Scientists successfully breed corals in the lab.Scientists at the University of Oldenburg’s Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) have scored a success: in … Continue reading → #news

Scientists crack ‘the Brazil-nut’ puzzle, how do the largest nuts rise to the top?

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Credit: The University of Manchester Scientists have for the first time captured the complex dynamics of particle movement in granular materials, helping to explain why mixed nuts often see the larger Brazil nuts gather at the top. The findings could have vital impact on industries struggling with the phenomenon, such as pharmaceuticals and mining. Many […]. Chemistry AND Physics Atomic/Molecular/Particle Physics Chemistry/Physics/Materials Sciences Materials

Gentoo penguins are four species, not one, say scientists

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Credit: Gemma Clucas Gentoo penguins should be reclassified as four separate species, say scientists at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, after analysing the genetic and physical differences between populations around the southern hemisphere.

NIH research funding to support surgeon scientists is rising

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An analysis of the National Institutes of Health database reveals surgeon scientists have become more diverse in their research efforts, while still keeping a focus on basic science CHICAGO (February 12, 2021): Since 2010, National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to support surgeon scientists has, remarkably, risen significantly while funding to support other non-surgeon physicians […].