nih.gov – Scientists, administrators, and staff set forth a frame work to end structural racism across the biomedical research enterprise
Source: Francis S. Collins, et al. Affirming NIH’s commitment to addressing structural racism in the biomedical research enterprise. Cell, 2021.
cbc.ca – People who wear cosmetics such as lipstick or mascara may be absorbing or licking up potentially harmful ingredients that last 'forever' in the environment, a new study suggests. Here's what you should know about PFAS.
Source: Heather D. Whitehead, et al. Fluorinated Compounds in North American Cosmetics. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2021.
nytimes.com – The microscopic animals were frozen when woolly mammoths still roamed the planet, but were restored as though no time had passed.
Source: Lyubov Shmakova, et al. A living bdelloid rotifer from 24,000-year-old Arctic permafrost. Current Biology, 2021.
techtimes.com – Making the impossible, possible, with the help of quantum technology.
Source: Catxere A. Casacio, et al. Quantum-enhanced nonlinear microscopy. Nature, 2021.
wired.com – Recent studies find transplant patients and immune-suppressed people who get the shot don’t make many antibodies. But that research is just beginning.
Source: William A. Werbel, et al. Safety and Immunogenicity of a Third Dose of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Case Series. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2021.
techtimes.com – A GPS-wearing golden eagle was used by researchers to learn more about turbulence and how it can help the aeronautic industry.
Source: Kasey M. Laurent, et al. Turbulence explains the accelerations of an eagle in natural flight. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021.
zmescience.com – There are no superpowers but also no genetic damage.
Source: Sayaka Wakayama, et al. Evaluating the long-term effect of space radiation on the reproductive normality of mammalian sperm preserved on the International Space Station. Science Advances, 2021.
businessinsider.com – By studying ancient shark scales collected 3 miles under the Pacific waves, experts found that the animals almost went extinct 19 million years ago.
Source: Elizabeth C. Sibert, Leah D. Rubin. An early Miocene extinction in pelagic sharks. Science, 2021.
newscientist.com – Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is used as a pain reliever and recreationally. Now a study has found that it reduces symptoms of depression for two weeks when inhaled for one hour
Source: Peter Nagele, et al. A phase 2 trial of inhaled nitrous oxide for treatment-resistant major depression. Science Translational Medicine, 2021.
newscientist.com – Trace amounts of antidepressants washing into rivers and lakes could be making crayfish behave more boldly, and disturbing their ecosystems
Source: Alexander J. Reisinger, Lindsey S. Reisinger, Erinn K. Richmond, Emma J. Rosi. Exposure to a common antidepressant alters crayfish behavior and has potential subsequent ecosystem impacts. Ecosphere, 2021.
azom.com – Dr. Igor Ivanishin, a postdoctoral researcher in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has firsthand experience with the frustrations of oil production.
Source: Igor B. Ivanishin, Hisham A. Nasr-El-Din. Effect of calcium content on the dissolution rate of dolomites in HCl acid. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2021.