Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Floods and hurricanes predicted with social media

Social media can warn us about extreme weather events before they happen - such as hurricanes, storms and floods - according to new research by the University of Warwick. Nataliya Tkachenko, with he..

UH Cancer Center researcher finds new driver of an aggressive form of brain cancer

Credit: UHCancerCenter University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers have identified an essential driver of tumor cell invasion in glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer that ..

Researchers solve the structure of the Zika virus helicase

Credit: Protein & Cell A team led by researchers from Tianjin University (P.R. China) has solved the structure of the Zika virus helicase, which is a key target for antiviral development. The research..

Men have a lot to learn about their own fertility

The first large-scale study of its kind has revealed that Canadian men generally lack knowledge about the risk factors contributing to male infertility. Research led by Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, head of ..

Learning how to fine-tune nanofabrication

Credit: Kyoto University iCeMS Daniel Packwood, Junior Associate Professor at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), is improving methods for constructing ..

Gone with the wind: Mission conclusion for instrument to monitor ocean winds

Credit: NASA On Sept. 21, 2014, NASA scientists and engineers launched RapidScat toward the orbiting International Space Station, 250 miles above the Earth's surface, with a few objectives in ..

Huntsman Cancer Institute leads international colorectal study

SALT LAKE CITY - Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah will head an international study to find out how lifestyle and other health factors impact colon and rectal cancer outcomes. ..

Penn State signs new Master Research contract with Lockheed Martin

Penn State and Lockheed Martin have signed a Master Research contract, establishing an agreement that includes research collaboration, an enhanced recruiting relationship and increased engagement in P..

Study highlights diversity of arthropods found in US homes — From swabs of dust

Credit: Anne A. Madden, with the assistance from Robert Mcgugan at the University of Colorado, Boulder Nanomaterials Characterization Facility. False-coloring done by Robin Hacker-Cary. Researchers..

‘Listening’ to signals traveling through bridges for diagnosing damage

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 29, 2016 - A group of Clarkson University mathematicians and a civil engineer developed a passive and noninvasive approach to "listen" to a collection of relevant signals fr..

NASA sees wind shear affecting Tropical Cyclone 11S

Credit: Credits: NASA/NRL Tropical Cyclone 11S appeared elongated in NASA satellite imagery as a result of the storm being battered by wind shear. When NASA's Terra satellite flew over Trop..

CIRM approves new funding to UC San Diego researchers fighting Zika virus and cancer

Credit: UC San Diego Health The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has approved a pair of $2 million awards to University of Califo..

UCI team identifies key mutation that suppresses the immune system in melanoma

Orange, Calif., March 7, 2017 -- University of California, Irvine researchers have identified a specific mutation that allows melanoma tumor cells to remain undetected by the immune system. The findin..

Ötzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers

(Saarland University) Biomarkers are biological attributes that can give doctors or researchers clues about the health status or illnesses of a patient. Scientists are placing great hope in a new type..