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Sunday 17th March 2019

Who should Fido fear? Depends on relationship

(Michigan State University) As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and the perpetrator's relationship to an animal and its owner.

Ambitious biotechnologies brought together in Prague

(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) For the fourth consecutive year, researchers from several countries convened in Prague to present the most interesting life-enhancing biotechnologies to investors.

New potential approach to treat atopic dermatitis

(University of Zurich) How does the immune system respond to fungi on our skin? Researchers at the University of Zurich have demonstrated that the same immune cells that protect us against skin fungi also encourage the inflammatory symptoms of atopic dermatitis. An antibody therapy could alleviate this chronic inflammatory skin disease.

Opening up the analysis behind Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax plan

(University of California - Berkeley) The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) collaborated with UC Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman to produce a fully reproducible version of their policy report that forms the basis of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax plan.

Resverlogix Proudly Announces Funding for Phase 2 Trial Evaluating Apabetalone in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Led by Quebec Heart and Lung Institute – Laval University Researcher

CALGARY, Alberta, March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Resverlogix Corp. ("Resverlogix" or the "Company") (TSX: RVX) today announced the advancement of a $2.9 million project led by academic collaborators at Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, to research the clinical potential of its lead drug apabetalone as a potential therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension (“PAH”); key ...

Surgery using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure

(Queen Mary University of London) A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Refugee women have healthier pregnancies than US women -- why? An unhealthy US culture

(University at Buffalo) African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study.

Looking for better asthma treatments

(University of Akron) America's 26 million asthmatics may be able to breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to Dr. Sailaja Paruchuri, who has received a $1.9 million R01 Grant from NIH-NIAID. She seeks to understand how asthma symptoms and other inflammatory conditions are aggravated by examining the link between two lipid mediators formed from fatty acids. Paruchuri hopes that uncovering the mechanisms...

Max Planck Florida Institute names two new Max Planck research fellows

(Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience) Two distinguished university professors have been named as Max Planck Research fellows and have begun a five-year collaboration with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.

Machine learning scientists to collaborate on AI-powered drug discovery

(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) The laboratories of Jianfeng Pei at Peking University and Alex Zhavoronkov at Insilico Medicine partner with Frontiers in Pharmacology, a leading open science platform on the research topic "AI for drug discovery and development"

Virtual reality could improve your balance, study finds

(Lund University) Virtual Reality technology could become an efficient tool for older people with balance problems or for rehabilitation following injuries or illness that affect balance and movement. In a new study published in Scientific Reports, researchers from Lund University in Sweden have studied how the human balance system is affected by watching Virtual Reality videos.

Uncertain projections help to reveal the truth about future climate change

(University of Exeter) A team of four scientists from the US and the UK explain how differing climate model projections can be used collectively to reduce uncertainties in future climate change, in a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Back to the drawing board for conservationists battling against infectious parrot disease

(University of Kent) A study into the effectiveness of disinfecting birds' nests, carried out by the University of Kent, has led to a breakthrough in the understanding of biosecuity measures for the endangered echo parakeet in Mauritius. The research team found that annual disinfection of parakeet nest sites prior to the breeding season, intended to reduce the spread of infectious disease in endan...

Trembling aspen leaves could save future Mars rovers

(University of Warwick) Researchers at the University of Warwick have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and could even be a back-up energy supply that could save and extend the life of future Mars rovers.

Zika study may 'supercharge' vaccine research

(University of Queensland) Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines.The study, led by The University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, used a new technique to uncover Zika mutations that help foster virus replication in mosquito hosts, while hindering its ability to replicate in mammals.

Rising global shipping traffic could lead to surge in invasive species

(McGill University) Rising global maritime traffic could lead to sharp increases in invasive species around the world over the next 30 years, according to a new study by McGill University researchers. The findings, published in the journal Nature Sustainability, suggest that shipping growth will far outweigh climate change in the spread of non-indigenous pests to new environments in coming decades...

UW team finds key to common cancer pathway

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison cancer researchers Richard A. Anderson and Vincent Cryns reports the discovery of an unexpected regulator of the critical protein protein p53, opening the door to the development of drugs that could target it.

Step-up or break out: How firms in unstable countries can secure overseas business

(University of Kent) Offshoring services providers (OSPs) operating in unstable countries can secure overseas projects and deliver on their promises if they understand the issues overseas clients may have when doing business with OSPs and work to address these a priority within the business relationship.

Excessive phosphate fertilizer use can reduce microbial functions critical to crop health

(American Phytopathological Society) A team of scientists at Penn State University set out to determine if nutrient history changed the function of soil microorganisms. The answer seems to be yes, and that soil treated with high amounts of phosphate can result in poorer plant performance, but even more intriguing, it appears that the soil microorganisms from this conditioned soil can negatively im...

Fertility app 'Dot' found to be as effective as other family planning methods

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Results of a first-of-its-kind prospective study with a family planning app find it to be as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy, according to Georgetown researchers.

Scientists hunt down the brain circuit responsible for alcohol cravings

(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at Scripps Research have found that they can reverse the desire to drink in alcohol-dependent rats -- with the flip of a switch. The researchers were able to use lasers to temporarily inactivate a specific neuronal population, reversing alcohol-seeking behavior and even reducing the physical symptoms of withdrawal.

Meningitis changes immune cell makeup in the mouse brain lining

(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Meningitis, a group of serious diseases which infect the brain's lining, leaves its mark and can affect the body's ability to fight such infections in the future. According to a new study published in Nature Immunology, infections can have long-lasting effects on a population of meningeal immune cells, replacing them with cells from out...

Pharmacists have wider clinical role in casualty, concludes study

(University of Manchester) The first evaluation of pharmacists based in accident and emergency departments has concluded that with additional clinical skills, they are able to take on overall clinical responsibility for patients. Daniel Greenwood a Ph.D. student from the University of Manchester studied the work of people they termed Emergency Department Pharmacist Practitioners (EDPPs) from 15 N...

Gene medication to help treat spinal cord injuries

(Kazan Federal University) The two-gene medication has been proven to recover motor functions in rats. After several months of treatment, rodents were able to use previously paralyzed limbs. Researchers at Kazan Federal University are now seeking pre-clinical trial investment.

NUS researchers create water-resistant electronic skin with self-healing abilities

(National University of Singapore) Inspired by jellyfish, NUS researchers have created an electronic skin that is transparent, stretchable, touch-sensitive, and repairs itself in both wet and dry conditions. The novel material has wide-ranging uses, from water-resistant touch screens to soft robots aimed at mimicking biological tissues.

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