Viruses are everywhere, maybe even in space

Public Release: 18-Jan-2018 Portland State University Viruses are the most abundant and one of the least understood biological entities on Earth. They might also exist in space, but as of yet scientists have done almost no research into this possibility. Portland State University biology professor Ken Stedman and colleagues are trying to change this through…

Fanged friends: World’s most vilified and dangerous animals may be humankind’s best ally

Public Release: 18-Jan-2018   Wildlife Conservation Society   IMAGE: Vultures save millions in livestock carcass removal. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS NEW YORK (January 18, 2018) – An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at…

Top 5 Muscle building, natural substances 2018

Top 5 Muscle building, natural substances 2018 Top 5 Muscle building, natural substances 2018 We look back at well published research in regard to 5 natural substances (2015-2017) that had dramatic results and show great potential in regard to reversing muscle loss and regaining strength. Vitamin E The antioxidant requirement for plasma membrane repair in…

Declining trust in facts, institutions imposes real-world costs on US society, RAND report finds

Public Release: 16-Jan-2018   RAND Corporation Americans’ reliance on facts to discuss public issues has declined significantly in the past two decades, leading to political paralysis and collapse of civil discourse, according to a RAND Corporation report. This phenomenon, referred to as “Truth Decay,” is defined by increasing disagreement about facts, a blurring between opinion…

Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants force fish to work much harder to survive

Public Release: 16-Jan-2018   Contaminants remain after typical water treatment process McMaster University IMAGE: This is the site where researchers tested the metabolism of fish downstream of the Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant in suburban Hamilton, ON. Credit: McMaster University HAMILTON, ON, Jan. 16, 2018 – Pharmaceuticals and other man-made contaminants are forcing fish that live…

Exercise can reverse damage from Heart aging

Exercise can reverse damage from Heart aging Researchers through clinical research developed an exercise program that reverses heart damage from aging up to 25% in just two years. Reversing the Cardiac Effects of Sedentary Aging in Middle Age—A Randomized Controlled Trial: Implications For Heart Failure Prevention. Circulation, 2018; CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030617 DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030617

Developing a secure, un-hackable net

Public Release: 11-Jan-2018   University College London A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a UCL-led team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un- hackable quantum network. To date, communicating via quantum networks has only been possible between two devices of known provenance that have been…

New discovery may explain winter weight gain

New discovery may explain winter weight gain Researchers while investigating new therapies for Type 1 diabetes discovered that blue light helps control or reduce fat gain . Potentially opening up new simple pathways to address metabolic disorders through the use of blue light. Citation: Subcutaneous white adipocytes express a light sensitive signaling pathway mediated via…