Novel nuclear microRNA is being developed for the treatment of cardiovascular disease

Journal Reference: Pia Laitinen, Mari-Anna Väänänen, Ida-Liisa Kolari, Petri I. Mäkinen, Minna U. Kaikkonen, Marc S. Weinberg, Kevin V. Morris, Paula Korhonen, Tarja Malm, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Thomas C. Roberts, Mikko P. Turunen, Tiia A. Turunen. Nuclear microRNA-466c regulates Vegfa expression in response to hypoxia. PLOS ONE, 2022; 17 (3): e0265948 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0265948 MicroRNAs are small … Read more

Nuclear reactor power levels can be monitored using seismic and acoustic data

Journal Reference: Chengping Chai, Camila Ramirez, Monica Maceira, Omar Marcillo. Monitoring Operational States of a Nuclear Reactor Using Seismoacoustic Signatures and Machine Learning. Seismological Research Letters, 2022; DOI: 10.1785/0220210294 By applying several machine learning models to the data, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could also predict when the reactor was transitioning between on and … Read more

Nuclear power may be the key to least-cost, zero-emission electricity systems

Journal Reference: Lei Duan, Robert Petroski, Lowell Wood, Ken Caldeira. Stylized least-cost analysis of flexible nuclear power in deeply decarbonized electricity systems considering wind and solar resources worldwide. Nature Energy, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41560-022-00979-x Human activity is spewing carbon pollution into the atmosphere, affecting the global carbon cycle and causing warming, as well as altered precipitation … Read more

European Commission reprimanded by its own advisory body – ‘No, gas and nuclear energy are not temporarily green either’ – Foodlog

European Commission reprimanded by its own advisory body No

In an opinion published on Monday 24 January, the EU Platform for Sustainable Finance, an advisory body to the European Commission, rejected the choice of Brussels. According to the platform, fossil gas and nuclear energy should not be considered green. The advisors call fossil “far from green”. Gas-fired power stations must gradually switch to circular … Read more

From Chernobyl to ‘La la land’: the battle of nuclear power so that Europe has Wifi

From Chernobyl to La la land the battle of nuclear

In the mid-seventies of the last century, a motto began to travel the world: “Nuclear, no. Thanks”. Hundreds of thousands of young people demonstrated in the streets, from Berlin to Paris, from Madrid to Auckland, demanding an end to nuclear plants. They wore a pin with a smiling sun on their lapels designed by Danish … Read more

European Commission unveils project classifying nuclear investments as “sustainable”

European Commission unveils project classifying nuclear investments as sustainable

The Civaux nuclear power station (Vienne), October 8, 2021. STÉPHANE MAHÉ / REUTERS The European Commission unveiled, on the night of Friday December 31 to Saturday 1is January, a green labeling project for nuclear and gas power plants which aims to facilitate the financing of installations contributing to the fight against climate change. The proposed … Read more

Iran announces rocket launch amid nuclear talks

Iran announces rocket launch amid nuclear talks

A photo released by the Iranian Defense Ministry on December 30, 2021 of the Simorgh satellite rocket lift off, when it was launched at an undisclosed location in Iran. – / AFP The United States say “Concerned” by this advance. Iran said Thursday, December 30, to have launched into space a rocket carrying three space … Read more

“You can’t see radioactivity, you can’t feel it, so people don’t care”: in Brennilis, nuclear power no longer mobilizes

You cant see radioactivity you cant feel it so people

The Brennilis plant, in Brittany, in 2012. YVERGNIAUX/ANDIA.FR We can’t miss it. From the top of the village, perched on the highest mountain range in the region, the concrete dome emerges from the hilly landscape of the Arrée mountains. The reactor block of the Finistère nuclear power station of Brennilis remains one of the last … Read more

Iranian nuclear negotiations threatened with stalemate

Iranian nuclear negotiations threatened with stalemate

European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian chief negotiator Ali Bagheri (right) and delegations during Iran nuclear negotiations in Vienna on December 17, 2021. HANDOUT / REUTERS The Europeans hoped to negotiate relentlessly during the holiday season to try to make up for lost time. They had to agree, Friday, … Read more

Preserving the Iran nuclear deal is a necessity

Preserving the Iran nuclear deal is a necessity

Editorial of the “World”. Each day that passes in Vienna brings additional pessimism about the negotiations undertaken to save a crucial agreement aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The interminable negotiations which made it possible to reach the 2015 compromise (a freeze of the program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions) … Read more

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