Washington [US], October 4 (ANI): Communication among cells is altered in pregnant women who go on to develop postpartum depression (PPD) after giving birth, suggests researchers of a federally-funded study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Washington [US], October 4 (ANI): Scientists have developed a breakthrough process to transform the most widely produced plastic polyethene (PE) into the second-most widely produced plastic, polypropylene (PP), which could reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
Washington [US], October 4 (ANI): A large study has looked at DNA methylation in Alzheimer's disease. DNA methylation is the process by which the activity of genes is regulated, acting a bit like a dimmer-switch to turn genes on or off. Increasingly, this process is thought to have a key role in the development of diseases such as dementia.
Washington [US], October 3 (ANI): Europa is more than just one of Jupiter's many moons; it's also one of the solar system's most promising locations for searching for extraterrestrial life. There is a liquid water ocean under 10 kilometres of ice that could support life. It is, however, one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system, with surface temperatures of -180 degrees Celsius and extreme levels of radiation. Exploring Europa may be possible in the coming years as a result of Georgia Tech's research into silicon-germanium transistor technology.
Washington [US], October 2 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a system that uses carbon dioxide, CO2, to produce biodegradable plastics, or bioplastics, that could replace the nondegradable plastics used today. The research addresses two challenges: the accumulation of nondegradable plastics and the remediation of greenhouse gas emissions.
Washington [US], October 2 (ANI): An international team of researchers has found acidity levels increasing three to four times faster than ocean waters elsewhere and a strong correlation between the accelerated rate of melting ice in the region and the rate of ocean acidification. This threatens the Earth's climate and the survival of plants, shellfish, coral reefs and other marine life.
Washington [US], October 2 (ANI): Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), researchers have identified the most distant globular clusters ever discovered. These dense groups of millions of stars may be relics that contain the first and oldest stars in the universe.
Washington [US], October 2 (ANI): According to a new study conducted by Lund University in Sweden, cities have a negative impact on bird diversity. Even if the forest areas are of equal quality, urban woodlands have far fewer bird species than rural forests.
Washington [US], October 2 (ANI): Scientists have yet to fully comprehend why ticks are such hazardous disease vectors. A team of researchers has discovered that tick saliva suppresses the skin's protective function, increasing the risk of infections like tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) or Lyme disease.
Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): According to a recent modelling study, changing weather conditions could increase suitable habitat for the brown marmorated stink bug in the United States by 70 per cent.
Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): A trove of fossils in China, unearthed in rock dating back some 436 million years, has revealed for the first time that the mysterious galeaspids, a jawless freshwater fish, possessed paired fins.
Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): The first map of the 'galactic underworld' a chart of the corpses of once massive suns that have since collapsed into black holes and neutron stars have revealed a graveyard that stretches three times the height of the Milky Way, and that almost a third of the objects have been flung out from the galaxy altogether.
Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): The first evidence of lasting social relationships between chimpanzees and gorillas in the wild has been found during a long-term study led by primatologist Crickette Sanz at Washington University in St. Louis.
Postdam, [Germany], September 30 (ANI): If properly designed, a CO2 tax can be both extremely effective and socially just. This is the conclusion of a new study on Global Commons and Climate Change conducted by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Mercator Research Institute (MCC).