Science

From University of South Florida (USF Innovation): IMAGE: USF scientists have used their research to develop red tide prediction models. view more Credit: University of South Florida TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 9, 2016) – Research conducted by a team from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science and the Florida Fist and Wildlife Conversation Commission…

From Purdue University: IMAGE: Brian Dilkes (left), Purdue University associate professor of biochemistry, and his graduate student, Norman Best, led a class exercise that identified a mutation that keeps a certain sunflower variety short. view more Credit: Purdue University / Tom Campbell WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Dwarfed plants add color and a diversity of architectures to…

From Van Andel Research Institute: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Aug. 8, 2016)–They’re two of the biggest mysteries in Parkinson’s disease research–where does the disease start? And how can it be stopped early in the process? Now, a new laboratory model of Parkinson’s is giving scientists an inside look at what happens in the brain years before…

From American Friends of Tel Aviv University: A group of researchers from Tel Aviv University and Harvard University has devised a new non-invasive method to prevent burn scarring caused by the proliferation of collagen cells. They are using short, pulsed electric fields prevent the formation of burn-related hypertrophic scars — raised tissue caused by excessive…

From Scientific American: The null result, reported on 8 August in Physical Review Letters, doesn’t spell the end of a decades-long search to find the subatomic particle, which—if found—would upend the standard picture of particle physics. But it is the strongest evidence so far that the sterile neutrino doesn’t exist at the mass range that physicists had…

From University of Colorado at Boulder: IMAGE: Instrumented NASA P-3 aircraft flies by the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory during a field campaign in summer 2014. view more Credit: Will von Dauster/ NOAA The first peer-reviewed study to directly quantify how emissions from oil and gas activities influence summertime ozone pollution in the Colorado Front Range confirms that…

From Massachusetts General Hospital: A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants. The report published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry also finds immediate-release stimulants are…

From Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: BOSTON — Men with testicular cancer who were uninsured or on Medicaid had a higher risk of death from what is normally a curable disease than insured patients, a new study found. The findings, published in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS), add to growing evidence that differences…

From University of Rochester: IMAGE: Creating a more robust terahertz wave from an Airy beam. view more Credit: (Graphic by Michael Osadciw/University of Rochester) Here’s the scene: a suspicious package is found in a public place. The police are called in and clear the area. Forced to work from a distance and unable to peer inside,…

From Oregon State University: CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new analysis suggests that massive earthquakes on northern sections of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, affecting areas of the Pacific Northwest that are more heavily populated, are somewhat more frequent than has been believed in the past. The chance of one occurring within the next 50 years is…