New molecule sets stage for nickel as a ‘greener’ photocatalyst, reveals key steps in reaction process

Journal Reference: Hanah Na, Liviu M. Mirica. Deciphering the mechanism of the Ni-photocatalyzed C‒O cross-coupling reaction using a tridentate pyridinophane ligand. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28948-8 A crucial component in automobile catalytic converters and in emerging hydrogen fuel cell technology, the demand for this rare silvery white transition metal continues to outstrip supply, … Read more

Study reveals set of brain regions that control complex sequences of movement

Journal Reference: Duo Xu, Mingyuan Dong, Yuxi Chen, Angel M. Delgado, Natasha C. Hughes, Linghua Zhang, Daniel H. O’Connor. Cortical processing of flexible and context-dependent sensorimotor sequences. Nature, 2022; 603 (7901): 464 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04478-7 The research, they say, could one day help scientists find ways to target those regions in people and restore motor function … Read more

New research reveals the complexity of improving rangeland management in Africa

Journal Reference: D. Layne Coppock, Luke Crowley, Susan L. Durham, Dylan Groves, Julian C. Jamison, Dean Karlan, Brien E. Norton, R. Douglas Ramsey. Community-based rangeland management in Namibia improves resource governance but not environmental and economic outcomes. Communications Earth & Environment, 2022; 3 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43247-022-00361-5 New research from faculty and staff of the Quinney … Read more

Impact of family background on children’s education unchanged in a century, research reveals

Journal Reference: Sophie von Stumm, Sophie Nicole Cave, Paul Wakeling. Persistent association between family socioeconomic status and primary school performance in Britain over 95 years. npj Science of Learning, 2022; 7 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41539-022-00120-3 The study, by the University of York, looked at data from 92,000 individuals born between 1921 and 2011 and revealed that … Read more

Study reveals new therapeutic option for head and neck carcinomas

Journal Reference: Faris F. Brkic, Stefan Stoiber, Tobias Maier, Elisabeth Gurnhofer, Lukas Kenner, Gregor Heiduschka, Lorenz Kadletz-Wanke. Targeting Wnt/Beta-Catenin Signaling in HPV-Positive Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Pharmaceuticals, 2022; 15 (3): 378 DOI: 10.3390/ph15030378 In the course of their investigations, the researchers were able to identify a protein that can be used to predict … Read more

New tool reveals how immune cells find their targets

Journal Reference: Connor S. Dobson, Anna N. Reich, Stephanie Gaglione, Blake E. Smith, Ellen J. Kim, Jiayi Dong, Larance Ronsard, Vintus Okonkwo, Daniel Lingwood, Michael Dougan, Stephanie K. Dougan, Michael E. Birnbaum. Antigen identification and high-throughput interaction mapping by reprogramming viral entry. Nature Methods, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41592-022-01436-z MIT biological engineers have now devised an experimental … Read more

Neptune is cooler than we thought: Study reveals unexpected changes in atmospheric temperatures

Journal Reference: Michael T. Roman, Leigh N. Fletcher, Glenn S. Orton, Thomas K. Greathouse, Julianne I. Moses, Naomi Rowe-Gurney, Patrick G. J. Irwin, Arrate Antuñano, James Sinclair, Yasumasa Kasaba, Takuya Fujiyoshi, Imke de Pater, Heidi B. Hammel. Subseasonal Variation in Neptune’s Mid-infrared Emission. The Planetary Science Journal, 2022; 3 (4): 78 DOI: 10.3847/PSJ/ac5aa4 The study, … Read more

Hold the salt: Study reveals how reducing sodium intake can help patients with heart failure

Journal Reference: Justin A Ezekowitz, Eloisa Colin-Ramirez, Heather Ross, Jorge Escobedo, Peter Macdonald, Richard Troughton, Clara Saldarriaga, Wendimagegn Alemayehu, Finlay A McAlister, JoAnne Arcand, John Atherton, Robert Doughty, Milan Gupta, Jonathan Howlett, Shahin Jaffer, Andrea Lavoie, Mayanna Lund, Thomas Marwick, Robert McKelvie, Gordon Moe, A Shekhar Pandey, Liane Porepa, Miroslaw Rajda, Haunnah Rheault, Jitendra Singh, … Read more

DNA discovery reveals a critical ‘accordion impact’ for switching off genes

Journal Reference: Andrew Keniry, Natasha Jansz, Linden J. Gearing, Iromi Wanigasuriya, Joseph Chen, Christian M. Nefzger, Peter F. Hickey, Quentin Gouil, Joy Liu, Kelsey A. Breslin, Megan Iminitoff, Tamara Beck, Andres Tapia del Fierro, Lachlan Whitehead, Andrew Jarratt, Sarah A. Kinkel, Phillippa C. Taberlay, Tracy Willson, Miha Pakusch, Matthew E. Ritchie, Douglas J. Hilton, Jose … Read more

Structure of a bacterial ‘drug pump’ reveals new way to counter hospital-borne infection

Journal Reference: Douglas N. Brawley, David B. Sauer, Jianping Li, Xuhui Zheng, Akiko Koide, Ganesh S. Jedhe, Tiffany Suwatthee, Jinmei Song, Zheng Liu, Paramjit S. Arora, Shohei Koide, Victor J. Torres, Da-Neng Wang, Nathaniel J. Traaseth. Structural basis for inhibition of the drug efflux pump NorA from Staphylococcus aureus. Nature Chemical Biology, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41589-022-00994-9 … Read more

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