Tag: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Equation to predict happiness

The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted by an equation developed by researchers at UCL, with results showing that moment-to-moment happiness reflects not just how well things are going, but whether things are going better The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted […]

Commercial organic farms have better fruit and soil, lower environmental impact: ozone-depleting methyl bromide, which is slated to be replaced by the highly toxic methyl iodide over the protests of health advocates and more than 50 Nobel laureates and members of the National Academy of Sciences.

2010 report posted for filing Contact: John Reganold reganold@wsu.edu 509-335-8856 Washington State University Study finds commercial organic farms have better fruit and soil, lower environmental impact Research team compared fields and fruits in heart of nation’s strawberry patch              IMAGE:   John Reganold is lead author of […]

Scientific fraud: a sign of the times?

Are dodgy lab dealings a modern day dilemma or business as usual? The infamous Piltdown Man skull. Photograph: Rischgitz/Getty If you read about scientific fraud in the recent news, it would seem that there is much to worry about. It’s on the rise, apparently! There has been a […]

Researchers discover mechanism related to negative emotions of cocaine withdrawal

Contact: Eric Sorensen eric.sorensen@wsu.edu 206-799-9186 Washington State University Emotional ‘brakes’ stay on after cocaine wears off PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have found a cellular mechanism that contributes to the lack of motivation and negative emotions of a cocaine addict going through withdrawal. Their discovery, published in the […]

Plant flavonoid found to reduce inflammatory response in the brain: luteolin

Contact: Diana Yates diya@illinois.edu 217-333-5802 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IMAGE:Animal sciences professor Rodney Johnson, and graduate student Saebyeol Jang found that a plant flavonoid, luteolin, inhibited a key pathway in the inflammatory response of microglia. Click here for more information.  Researchers at the University of Illinois report […]

One third less life on planet Earth

Contact: F.Ossing ossing@gfz-potsdam.de 49-331-288-1040 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres New estimate of living biomass Previous estimates about the total mass of all life on our planet have to be reduced by about one third.  This is the result of a study by a German-US science team published […]

Scientists create a virus that reproduces

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY It is the stuff of science fiction and bioethical debates: The creation of artificial life. Up until now, it’s largely been just that. But an important technical bridge towards the creation of such life was crossed Thursday when genomics pioneer Craig Venter announced […]