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- The Social Notwork: Ownership, Copyright and Challenging the Status Quo
- The humble beginnings of peer review alternatives: Stevan Hanard and Open Peer Commentary
- How to mend a broken heart: nanotechnology offers new hope for heart attack sufferers
- Open Access: interview with Professor Peter Suber
- Shedding light on black holes
- Predictions by GSI scientists now confirmed October 16, 2017Central predictions by GSI scientists on the formation of heavy elements such as gold and platinum in the universe have now been observed astrophysically. For the first time gravitational waves of merging neutron stars were detected. This also puts further focus on the future accelerator facility FAIR, as conditions for further research on neutron stars can […]
- Untangling vitamin D activation pathways in inflammation and bone health October 16, 2017Researchers have identified a region of the genome that regulates vitamin D activation in the kidneys, opening the door for more sophisticated treatments of diseases, including bone and immune disorders, involving vitamin D. The results of this research will be published in the Oct. 20 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
- Study suggests oysters offer hot spot for reducing nutrient pollution October 16, 2017VIMS-led study is the first to identify and quantify potentially denitrifying bacteria in the oyster gut and shell, with important implications for efforts to reduce nutrient levels in coastal waters through oyster restoration.
- Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse October 16, 2017In a University of Washington study of tweets in the months before and after the 2010 passage of Arizona's 'show me your papers' law, findings show that the average tweet about Mexican immigrants and Hispanics, in general, became more negative. Assistant Professor of Sociology Rene Flores said the social media data was useful in determining wh […]
- Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes October 16, 2017A new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of gestational diabetes.
- Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments October 16, 2017Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with other genes to drive this childhood cancer. By shedding light on subtle distinctions in tumor biology, these findings offer clues to designing more effective anticancer tre […]
- Portable 3-D scanner assesses patients with elephantiasis October 16, 2017An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a portable scanning device can measure limb enlargement and disfi […]
- Filling the early universe with knots can explain why the world is three-dimensional October 16, 2017Filling the universe with knots shortly after it popped into existence 13.8 billion years ago provides a neat explanation for why we inhabit a three-dimensional world. That is the basic idea advanced by an out-of-the-box theory developed by an international team of physicists.
- Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics October 16, 2017A Rice University lab creates flexible strings of magnetized beads to model how natural and synthetic strands bend and fold in dynamic conditions. The work could enhance knowledge of how proteins and DNA fold in biological systems and how synthetic fibers interact in fluids.
- Invasive ladybird species threatens other ladybirds in England October 16, 2017The harlequin ladybird, officially known as Harmonia axyridis, was widely introduced across continental Europe to limit the population of pest insects.
- Predictions by GSI scientists now confirmed October 16, 2017
Monthly Archives: March 2011
When it comes to Open Access (OA), Professor Peter Suber is certainly dedicated to the cause. Having quit his position as Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College to work full time on OA, he wrote both the blog Open … Continue reading
Few cosmic phenomena capture our imaginations like black holes. The subject of countless sci-fi misadventures, it’s hard to describe a black hole without using grandiose and somewhat misguided metaphors. ‘Cosmic whirlpool’, or ‘deep space vacuum cleaner’ spring to mind along with notions, … Continue reading