Gene therapy strategy found effective in mouse model of hereditary disease TSC

Journal Reference: Pike-See Cheah, Shilpa Prabhakar, David Yellen, Roberta L. Beauchamp, Xuan Zhang, Shingo Kasamatsu, Roderick T. Bronson, Elizabeth A. Thiele, David J. Kwiatkowski, Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov, Bence György, King-Hwa Ling, Masao Kaneki, Bakhos A. Tannous, Vijaya Ramesh, Casey A. Maguire, Xandra O. Breakefield. Gene therapy for tuberous sclerosis complex type 2 in a mouse model … Read more

Important role of prokaryotic viruses in sewage treatment uncovered

Journal Reference: Yiqiang Chen, Yulin Wang, David Paez-Espino, Martin F. Polz, Tong Zhang. Prokaryotic viruses impact functional microorganisms in nutrient removal and carbon cycle in wastewater treatment plants. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-25678-1 Clinically, phage therapy has been demonstrated by other research team as an effective way against the antibiotic resistant superbug Acinetobacter … Read more

Non-drug therapies as good as or better than drugs for treating depression in people with dementia

Non-drug therapies as good as or better than drugs for treating depression in people with dementia – NovLink Home Mash P Non-drug therapies as good as or better than drugs for treating depression in people with dementia We wish to give thanks to the writer of this write-up for this remarkable content Non-drug therapies as … Read more

Thin and brittle bones strongly linked to women’s heart disease risk

Journal Reference: Jiesuck Park, Yeonyee Elizabeth Yoon, Kyoung Min Kim, In-Chang Hwang, Wonjae Lee, Goo-Yeong Cho. Prognostic value of lower bone mineral density in predicting adverse cardiovascular disease in Asian women. Heart, 2021; heartjnl-2020-318764 DOI: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-318764 Osteoporosis, often dubbed brittle bone disease, is common, particularly among women after the menopause. It is characterised by thinning … Read more

Plants struggle to keep pace with climate change in human-dominated landscapes

Journal Reference: Yiluan Song, Christopher J. Zajic, Taehee Hwang, Christopher R. Hakkenberg, Kai Zhu. Widespread Mismatch Between Phenology and Climate in Human‐Dominated Landscapes. AGU Advances, 2021; 2 (4) DOI: 10.1029/2021AV000431 “We would commonly expect phenology to adapt very quickly to climate change, but with these findings, we see that there’s probably a limit to how … Read more

New research makes waves tackling the future of tsunami monitoring and modeling

Journal Reference: Tina Dura, Andra J. Garner, Robert Weiss, Robert E. Kopp, Simon E. Engelhart, Robert C. Witter, Richard W. Briggs, Charles S. Mueller, Alan R. Nelson, Benjamin P. Horton. Changing impacts of Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone tsunamis in California under future sea-level rise. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27445-8 However, new research by assistant … Read more

‘Why you gotta be so impolite?’ Study highlights ‘vicious cycle’ of workplace incivility

‘Why you gotta be so impolite?’ Study highlights ‘vicious cycle’ of workplace incivility – NovLink Home Mash I ‘Why you gotta be so impolite?’ Study highlights ‘vicious cycle’ of workplace incivility We want to give thanks to the writer of this post for this remarkable content ‘Why you gotta be so impolite?’ Study highlights ‘vicious … Read more

Researchers develop an algorithm to increase the efficiency of quantum computers

Journal Reference: Guillermo García-Pérez, Matteo A.C. Rossi, Boris Sokolov, Francesco Tacchino, Panagiotis Kl. Barkoutsos, Guglielmo Mazzola, Ivano Tavernelli, Sabrina Maniscalco. Learning to Measure: Adaptive Informationally Complete Generalized Measurements for Quantum Algorithms. PRX Quantum, 2021; 2 (4) DOI: 10.1103/PRXQuantum.2.040342 Quantum computers have the potential to solve important problems that are beyond reach even for the most … Read more

phyloFlash: New software for fast and easy analysis of environmental microbes

Journal Reference: Harald R. Gruber-Vodicka, Brandon K. B. Seah, Elmar Pruesse. phyloFlash: Rapid Small-Subunit rRNA Profiling and Targeted Assembly from Metagenomes. mSystems, 2020; 5 (5) DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.00920-20 First the background: Microbiologists traditionally determine which organisms they are dealing with using the small subunit ribosomal RNA or in short SSU rRNA gene. This marker gene allows … Read more

Neurotoxin from a black widow spider examined

Journal Reference: Minghao Chen, Daniel Blum, Lena Engelhard, Stefan Raunser, Richard Wagner, Christos Gatsogiannis. Molecular architecture of black widow spider neurotoxins. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26562-8 Neurotoxins are probably known to many non-specialists – in the form of botox, which is often used in cosmetic surgery. The Black Widow’s poison, however, has anything … Read more

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