• New Hubble constant measurement adds to mystery of universe's expansion rate July 16, 2019
    Astronomers have made a new measurement of how fast the universe is expanding, using an entirely different kind of star than previous endeavors. The revised measurement falls in the center of a hotly debated question in astrophysics that may lead to a new interpretation of the universe's fundamental properties.
  • Gut microbes protect against neurologic damage from viral infections July 16, 2019
    Gut microbes produce compounds that prime immune cells to destroy harmful viruses in the brain and nervous system, according to a mouse study.
  • Study identifies potential markers of lung cancer July 16, 2019
    Researchers identify markers that can distinguish between major subtypes of lung cancer and can accurately identify lung cancer stage.
  • Electrical engineers develop 'beyond 5G' wireless transceiver July 16, 2019
    An end-to-end transmitter-receiver is a 4.4-millimeter-square silicon chip that is capable of processing digital signals with significantly greater speed and energy efficiency because of its unique digital-analog architecture.
  • A genomic barcode tracker for immune cells July 16, 2019
    A new research method to pinpoint the immune cells that recognise cancer could significantly change how we treat the disease.
  • Human pancreas on a chip opens new possibilities for studying disease July 16, 2019
    Scientists created human pancreas on a chip that allowed them to identify the possible cause of a frequent and deadly complication of cystic fibrosis (CF) called CF-Related Diabetes, or CFRD. It may be feasible to also use the small two-chambered device, which features bioengineered human pancreatic organoids to study the causes of non-CF-related conditions such […]
  • Differences in genes impact response to cryptococcus infection July 16, 2019
    Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungal pathogen that infects people with weakened immune systems, particularly those with advanced HIV/AIDS. New research could mean a better understanding of this infection and potentially better treatments for patients.
  • Flood prediction model developed July 15, 2019
    The duration of floods can be determined by river flow, precipitation and atmospheric blocking. Now an international team of researchers is offering a novel physically based Bayesian network model for inference and prediction of flood duration. The model also accurately examines the timescales of flooding.
  • Effectiveness of using natural enemies to combat pests depends on surroundings July 15, 2019
    A new study of cabbage crops in New York -- a state industry worth close to $60 million in 2017, according to the USDA -- reports for the first time that the effectiveness of releasing natural enemies to combat pests depends on the landscape surrounding the field.
  • Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia July 15, 2019
    A global study suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought.