Science and Development

Fighting myocardial infarction with nanoparticle tandems

How can damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack best be treated with replacement muscle cells? A research team is now presenting an innovative method on mice: Muscle replacement...

Turbulence in astrophysical plasmas

Researchers provides better explanations of the turbulent behavior of plasmas in space. Source: Science Link: Turbulence in astrophysical plasmas

Kids and screen time: Signs your child might be addicted

It’s a familiar sight in the majority of young families: young children bent over a screen for hours, texting or gaming, lost in a digital world. Source: Science Link:...

Gene regulation: Risk-free gene reactivation

Chemical modification of DNA subunits contribute to the regulation of gene expression. Researchers have now deciphered a new pathway can reactivate genes that have been silenced in this way,...

Drought-resistant plant genes could accelerate evolution of water-use efficient crops

Scientists have identified a common set of genes that enable different drought-resistant plants to survive in semi-arid conditions, which could play a significant role in bioengineering and creating energy...

Belowground fungal interactions with trees help explain non-native plant invasions

The invasion of nonnative plants above-ground is strongly related to what type of mycorrhizal fungi are dominant below-ground in forest ecosystems. Source: Science Link: Belowground fungal interactions with trees...

Uranium to replace plastic? Chemistry breakthrough could pave the way for new materials

Uranium can perform reactions that previously no one thought possible, which could transform the way industry makes bulk chemicals, polymers, and the precursors to new drugs and plastics, according...

New method to determine before surgery which prostate tumors pose a lethal threat

A team of researchers reports success in a small-scale test of a new analytical method to improve the early detection of potentially lethal prostate cancer. Based on diagnostic biopsy...

What’s the largest terrestrial organism?

The Giant Sequoya? Nope. The African elephant? Not even close. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) December 1 Soils Matter blog post shares that the largest land organism...

Skepticism takes many forms

Not every kind of science skepticism is the same. For example, skepticism about climate change is linked to political ideology, whereas skepticism about vaccinations consistently correlates with religious beliefs....