A team of researchers led by scientists at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency published a new map Sept. 1 that characterizes the Earth’s radioactivity and offers new and potential future applications for basic science research and nonproliferation efforts.The Antineutrino Global Map 2015, or AGM2015, is an unprecedented experimentally-informed model of the Earth’s natural and manmade antineutrino flux. —> Read More
Just a couple extra hours can make a real difference, a study shows. Adults who slept only five or six hours were four times more likely to get sick when exposed to a common cold virus.
Can the unconscious biases of teachers affect the performance and choices of their students? An unusual experiment in Israel vividly demonstrates how biases of teachers affect students.
Are you a victim of email racism? Public services respond less and are ruder to people with ‘black-sounding’ names
Researchers at the Institute for the Study of Labour in Germany sent 19,000 emails to pubic authorities in the United States from two white sounding and two black sounding names. —> Read More
A 21-year-old waiter living in Zurich, Switzerland, being treated for seizures, tried to kill himself after coming face to face with his double (stock image of a doppelganger shown). —> Read More
Women leaving work to raise children have to redefine who they are, a study from the SAGE journal Human Relations finds. After exiting professional and managerial occupations, mothers are engaged in an ongoing mother/professional identity struggle, argue the researchers Shireen Kanji and Emma Cahusac. The process through which the mothers’ choice is constructed as ‘right’ does not occur before their exit from work but manifests itself afterwards and intensifies over time, the study reveals. —> Read More
A new article, published today in Nutrition in Clinical Practice, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition that publishes articles about the scientific basis and clinical application of nutrition and nutrition support, reviews the new definition of pediatric malnutrition; identifies populations where the new guidelines can be problematic in clinical practice; and describes the implementation of a malnutrition identification program within a large tertiary care children’s hospital. —> Read More
A new development in engineering chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, called affinity tuning, can make the CAR T cells spare normal cells and better recognize and attack cancer cells, which may help lower the toxicity associated with this type of immunotherapy when used against solid tumors, according to a preclinical study. —> Read More
Engineering chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells to lower their affinity for the protein epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) made the cells preferentially recognize and eliminate tumor cells that have high amounts of EGFR while sparing normal cells that have lower amounts of the protein, according to a preclinical study. —> Read More
Cities should feature compact development alongside large, contiguous green spaces to maximize benefits of urban ecosystems to humans, research led by the University of Exeter has concluded. —> Read More