Lyme Disease and the path toward diagnosis

Medicine
Many people have heard the term Lyme Disease before, but most are unaware of the extent the health condition can impact everyday well-being. Without the right diagnosis, Lyme Disease can wreak havoc on an individuals physical and mental state, and symptoms of the condition may persist far past when treatment ...

Traveling to the sun: Why won’t Parker Solar Probe melt?

Astronomy
This summer, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. If Earth was at one end of a yard-stick and the Sun on the other, Parker Solar Probe will make it to within four inches of ...

Study finds deep subterranean connection between two Japan volcanoes

Geology
MIAMI–Scientists have confirmed for the first time that radical changes of one volcano in southern Japan was the direct result of an erupting volcano 22 kilometers (13.7 miles) away. The observations from the two volcanos–Aira caldera and Kirishima–show that the two were connected through a common subterranean magma source in ...

New neurons archive old memories

Medicine
The ability to obtain new memories in adulthood may depend on neurogenesis — the generation of new neurons in the hippocampus — to clear out old memories that have been safely stored in the cortex, according to research in male rats published in JNeurosci. Previous research suggests that the hippocampus ...

Spanish researchers cure type 2 diabetes and obesity in mice ...

Medicine
A research team from the UAB led by Professor Fatima Bosch has managed to cure obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice using gene therapy. A single administration of an adeno-associated viral vector (AAV) carrying the FGF21 (Fibroblast Growth Factor 21) gene, resulted in genetic manipulation of the liver, adipose ...

It’s official — spending time outside is good for you

More Science
Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new report published today reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and ...

The scent of a man: What odors do female blackbuck ...

Biology
At Tal Chhapar, a wildlife sanctuary in the heart of the Thar desert, a strange drama is staged twice every year. In the blistering heat of summer from March to April and the post-monsoon months of September and October, up to a hundred blackbuck males stake out territories on the ...

A new link between cancer and aging

Medicine
Scientists at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina have found that human lung cancer cells resist dying by controlling parts of the aging process, in results published online May 10th in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The discovery could help us better understand aging and eventually ...
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  • Are we doomed to repeat prehistoric vegetation loss? September 8, 2018
    Unless we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the current warming from climate change may drive a dramatic shift in vegetation within the next 100-150 years, according to new research. The change could match the one seen as the last ice age came to an end and the planet warmed, researchers say. “We found that ecosystems all […]
  • Reserve half of Earth for wildlife? Not so fast September 7, 2018
    While some scientists have suggested we need to protect half of Earth’s surface to preserve most of its species, new research indicates that quality, not just quantity, is vital for effective conservation efforts. “There’s a lot of discussion about protecting ‘Half Earth’ as a minimum to protect biodiversity. The challenge is, which half do we […]