Hospital and Drugmaker Move to Build Vast Database of New Yorkers’ DNA

Patients will be asked if their genetic sequence can be added to a database — shared with a pharmaceutical company — in a quest to cure a multitude of diseases.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #genetics-and-heredity, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #research

Arctic Warming 4 Times as Fast as the Rest of the Planet, New Analyses Find

The warming at the top of the globe, a sign of climate change, is happening much faster than previously described compared with the global average, scientists said Thursday.

#arctic-regions, #communications-earthenvironment-journal, #global-warming, #research

Modern and Ancient Crickets May Sing the Same Song

With a one-of-a-kind museum specimen, researchers recreated the chirp of ancient cricket relatives that droned alongside the dinosaurs.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #animal-behavior, #crickets, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #plos-one-journal, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Sneeze by Sneeze, Sponges Fill the Seas With Their Mucus

You might be tempted to say “gesundheit,” but the sea creature’s snot helps feed other marine organisms.

#animal-behavior, #current-biology-journal, #evolution-biology, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Astronomers May Have Found the Galaxy’s Youngest Planet

The Webb telescope soon will help measure the world, which may offer insights into how our own formed.

#astrophysical-journal-letters, #james-webb-space-telescope, #planets, #research, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies

The Long, Long Wait for a Diabetes Cure

A documentary captures the desperation and frustration of Type 1 diabetes patients in a clinical trial.

#clinical-trials, #diabetes, #documentary-films-and-programs, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #insulin, #research, #vertex-pharmaceuticals-inc, #viacyte-inc

Can Fire Smoke Cause Lung Cancer?

And how does the risk compare with inhaling smoke from cigarettes?

#cancer, #content-type-service, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #lungs, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #smoking-and-tobacco, #wildfires

Do Spiders Dream of Eight-Legged Sheep?

Researchers found jumping spiders, known for their acrobatic hunting, exhibiting signs of R.E.M. sleep, but it is unknown whether they dream, or even sleep.

#brain, #dreams, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #sleep, #spiders, #your-feed-science

Dolphin Strangers Met in the Bahamas. Things Went Swimmingly.

Two research teams round that dolphins could forge strong social bonds with outsiders within a few years

#animal-behavior, #bahama-islands, #bimini-bahamas, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #marine-mammal-science-journal, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

South Korea Launch Scouts the Moon, With More Missions to Come

The Danuri spacecraft, which launched on Thursday, aims to provide a lunar scientific bounty while preparing the country’s small space program for future exploration.

#korea-aerospace-research-institute, #moon, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #south-korea, #space-and-astronomy

How to Watch South Korea’s First Moon Launch

The Danuri mission, lifting off on a SpaceX rocket, will help to study the moon’s magnetic field and some of its coldest and darkest places.

#korea-aerospace-research-institute, #moon, #private-spaceflight, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #south-korea, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

Breaking Nicotine’s Powerful Draw

Millions of smokers could be forced to confront the agony of nicotine withdrawal as the F.D.A. weighs calling for a drastic reduction in the addictive lure of cigarettes.

#addiction-psychology, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #national-institute-on-drug-abuse, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #research, #smoking-and-tobacco

How Hot and Humid Singapore Is Trying to Cool Itself Down

With the help of a mobile cart named “Smarty,” researchers are trying to tackle the challenge of urban heat through a program that the government says could be a model for other countries.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #radiation, #research, #singapore, #sunlight, #sustainable-living, #urban-areas, #weather

‘Friending Bias’

A large new study offers clues about how lower-income children can rise up the economic ladder.

#children-and-childhood, #friendship, #income-inequality, #internal-storyline-no, #research, #united-states-economy

4,000 Mistreated Beagles Need Homes. These Folks Are Stepping Up.

The dogs were headed for testing labs and didn’t even have names or know how to play. Volunteers are introducing them to grassy yards and cuddly movie nights for the first time.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #breeding-of-animals, #dogs, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #research, #united-states, #virginia

Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Help Another Condition, Study Finds

The vitamin pills do not prevent bone fractures in most people or protect against many other diseases, adding to questions about medical guidance many now take for granted.

#bone-fractures, #bones, #clinical-trials, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #osteoporosis, #preventive-medicine, #research, #vitamin-d

Are Skittles Toxic? What to Know About Food Additive Titanium Dioxide

They contain the food additive titanium dioxide, which is in thousands of food products. Here’s what we learned about its safety.

#candy, #chemicals, #diet-and-nutrition, #food-additives, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mars-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #skittles, #titanium-dioxide

Splitting T. Rex Into 3 Species Becomes a Dinosaur Royal Rumble

A team of researchers published a rebuttal to an argument advanced by another group earlier in the year. The disagreement over the king of dinosaurs is far from over.

#dinosaurs, #evolutionary-biology-journal, #fossils, #paleontology, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Combined Covid Swabs Would Better Detect Omicron, 2 Papers Suggest

The papers, which have not yet been published in scientific journals, suggest that testing just a single type of sample is likely to miss a large share of infections.

#california-institute-of-technology, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #infections, #research, #tests-medical

How to Sleep During a Heatwave

While it may be difficult to drift off when temperatures rise, there are things you can do to snooze more soundly.

#research, #seasons-and-months, #sleep, #temperature, #water, #weather

In Iceland, a Volcanic Eruption Brings Researchers Closer to Earth’s Core

A 2021 eruption in Iceland gave researchers rare and illuminating access to the mantle, one of the Earth’s layers.

#earth, #fagradalsfjall-iceland, #iceland, #lava, #magma, #nature-communications-journal, #research, #volcanoes, #your-feed-science

Here’s a secret about your neighbors

Many of us avoid talking about climate change because it feels so controversial. In fact, research shows that your neighbors are probably thinking about it, too.

#conversation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #polls-and-public-opinion, #research

The Secret to an Elephant’s Trunk Is Skin Deep

The folds on an elephant’s facial appendage aren’t just for show.

#animal-behavior, #elephants, #research, #robots-and-robotics, #your-feed-science, #zoo-atlanta

Bat Virus Studies Raise Questions About Laboratory Tinkering

Working in a laboratory in Paris, scientists gave a close relative of the Covid virus the chance to evolve to be more like its cousin.

#bats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eloit-marc, #pasteur-institute, #research, #viruses, #your-feed-science

Why Woodpeckers Don’t Mind Hitting Trees With Their Faces

The birds hammer away, yet they don’t get concussed. Scientists found that assumptions about the animals’ impact-absorbing skulls were wrong.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #animal-behavior, #birds, #brain, #current-biology-journal, #research, #skull-body-part, #woodpeckers, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Exercise or Diet Alone Isn’t Enough to Prevent Disease, Study Shows

Sprawling new research showed that healthy eating and regular workouts do not, in isolation, stave off later health issues. They need to be done together.

#cancer, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #health-foods, #heart, #longevity, #research

Is Chocolate Good for You?

Studies suggest that cocoa might benefit health, but it’s unclear how that may translate to a typical bar of chocolate.

#chocolate, #cocoa, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #health-foods, #research

Can You Use Expired Medicine?

Plenty of us have medications that are past their expiration date. But are they still OK to use?

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #newsletters, #research

Don’t Let Your Wine Go to the Grocery Store Naked

Recent research helps explain how clear bottles can result in wine that smells like “wet dog” and “boiled cabbage.”

#chemistry, #light, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #smells-and-odors, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #wines, #your-feed-science

Fin Whales Are Making a Comeback in Antarctic Waters, a Study Finds

Once hunted to the brink of extinction, fin whales in the Southern Ocean have rebounded and returned to their historic feeding grounds, according to a new survey.

#antarctic-regions, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #herr-helena, #research, #scientific-reports-journal, #southern-ocean, #whales-and-whaling

Researchers: Improving Eyesight May Help Prevent Dementia

As experimental drugs prove ineffective against increasing dementia cases in the U.S., researchers argue that improving eyesight can have an effect.

#cataracts, #content-type-service, #dementia, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #eyes-and-eyesight, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #jama-neurology-journal, #lancet-the-journal, #research, #united-states

Vladimir Zelenko, 48, Dies; Promoted an Unfounded Covid Treatment

A self-described “simple country doctor,” he won national attention in 2020 when the White House embraced his hydroxychloroquine regimen.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #kiryas-joel-ny, #research, #trump-donald-j, #zelenko-vladimir

Are Plan B and Body Weight Interconnected?

Researchers have looked into why and how weight influences emergency contraception but have come up against several unknowns. Here’s what we know.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #obesity, #plan-b-contraceptive, #research, #weight, #women-and-girls

Who’s Got Two Pseudothumbs and Loves Bamboo? This Panda Bear.

Fossils found in southwestern China give a hint to the development of the panda’s sixth digit — a rudimentary, thumblike bone extension.

#bamboo, #china, #fingers, #fossils, #paleontology, #pandas, #research, #scientific-reports-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A Canine Companion So Nice It (Maybe) Evolved Twice

Two different ancient wolf populations contributed DNA to modern dogs, according to a new study.

#dogs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #genetics-and-heredity, #pets, #research, #wolves, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

The Work of Online Volunteers

Moderators’ work on Reddit and Facebook is crucial but not paid. We should be creative in how we compensate them.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #reddit-inc, #research, #social-media, #volunteers-and-community-service

They Found Two New Craters on the Moon and Discovered a New Mystery

Tediously searching through imagery from a NASA spacecraft, researchers found where a discarded stage of a forgotten rocket crashed in March. But other questions remain.

#china, #lunar-reconaissance-orbiter, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

The Many Uses of CRISPR: Scientists Tell All

What do infectious diseases, T-cells, tomatoes, heart failure, sickle cell anemia and sorghum harvests have in common?

#cancer, #cereals, #crispr-dna, #genetic-engineering, #heart, #research, #sickle-cell-anemia, #tomatoes

Heat Waves Around the World Push People and Nations ‘To the Edge’

Large, simultaneous heat waves are growing more common. China, America, Europe and India have all been stricken recently, and scientists are starting to understand why certain far-flung places get hit at once.

#arctic-regions, #china, #columbia-university, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #lamont-doherty-earth-observatory, #north-america, #northwestern-university, #research, #united-states, #washington-state-university, #weather

More Americans Are Dying of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before

Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?

#addiction-psychology, #american-medical-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #education-k-12, #harckham-peter-b, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #office-of-alcoholism-and-substance-abuse-service-nys, #opioids-and-opiates, #research, #substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #westchester-jewish-community-services, #youth

The Effects of Sleep Debt

Recent studies in humans and mice have shown that late nights and early mornings may cause long lasting damage to your brain.

#brain, #mice, #research, #sleep, #sleep-debt, #trends-in-neurosciences-journal, #veasey-sigrid-c, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Scientists Discover the Largest Bacteria Ever Seen

Researchers found bacterial cells so large they are easily visible to the naked eye, challenging ideas about how large microbes can get.

#bacteria, #guadeloupe, #microbiology, #research, #science-journal, #your-feed-science

Centenarian Tortoises May Set the Standard for Anti-Aging

Tortoises and turtles don’t just live for a long time — they barely age while they live.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #ectotherm, #endotherm, #longevity, #research, #science-journal, #turtles-and-tortoises, #your-feed-science

Teens Are Getting Sick From Products With High THC Levels

With THC levels close to 100 percent, today’s cannabis products are making some teenagers highly dependent and dangerously ill.

#addiction-psychology, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #marijuana, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Fusion Energy Advance Is Hailed by a Seattle Start-Up

Zap Energy said its experimental reactor core was ready for a milestone test. Skeptics routinely question whether the technology is currently possible.

#electric-light-and-power, #fusion-nuclear-reaction, #nuclear-energy, #research, #seattle-wash, #start-ups, #zap-energy

On a Divided Mount Everest, Climate Cooperation Is Being Tested

China and Nepal have both established unmanned weather stations high on the world’s tallest mountain.

#china, #glaciers, #global-warming, #ice, #lorius-claude-1932, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #mountains, #national-geographic-society, #nepal, #research, #rolex-sa, #tibet

‘It Was Really a Love Story.’ How an N.R.A. Ally Became a Gun Safety Advocate.

While befriending a former rival, Jay Dickey became one of the rare politicians to change his stance on gun control.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #dickey-jay, #gun-control, #research, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

NFL Players Participate in a Study That Might Predict CTE Decline

In a study, Dr. Jennifer Coughlin observed brain activity that may help predict the onset of trauma-related illnesses and cognitive decline. N.F.L. players are helping to further her research.

#brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #football, #johns-hopkins-university, #martin-jonathan-1989, #research

Stress Might Age the Immune System, New Study Finds

Here’s what the results may mean for you.

#age-chronological, #anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #immune-system, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research

‘Wholly Unexpected’: These Polar Bears Can Survive With Less Sea Ice

The overall threat to the animals from climate change remains, but a new finding suggests that small numbers might survive for longer as the Arctic warms.

#arctic-regions, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #ice, #laidre-kristin-l, #polar-bears, #research, #science-journal