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Asteroids: What They Are and Where They Come From

By   /  July 25, 2021  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Asteroids: What They Are and Where They Come From

When we think of the solar system, we tend to think of the Sun and the nine planets that orbit it. But there’s a lot more orbiting the Sun than just planets (and dwarf planets — we see you, Pluto!) Take asteroids, for example. Asteroids are the debris left over from the formation of the […]

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X-ray videocystometry for high-speed monitoring of urinary tract function in mice

By   /  July 24, 2021  /  Science  /  Comments Off on X-ray videocystometry for high-speed monitoring of urinary tract function in mice

Abstract Lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTd) represents a major health care problem with a high, unmet medical need. Design of additional therapies for LUTd requires precise tools to study bladder storage and voiding (dys)function in animal models. We developed videocystometry in mice, combining intravesical pressure measurements with high-speed fluoroscopy of the urinary tract. Videocystometry substantially […]

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Graphene-mediated ferromagnetic coupling in the nickel nano-islands/graphene hybrid

By   /  July 24, 2021  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Graphene-mediated ferromagnetic coupling in the nickel nano-islands/graphene hybrid

Abstract Nanoscale magnetic structures are fundamental to the design and fabrication of spintronic devices and have exhibited tremendous potential superior to the conventional semiconductor devices. However, most of the magnetic moments in nanostructures are unstable due to size effect, and the possible solution based on exchange coupling between nanomagnetism is still not clear. Here, graphene-mediated […]

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Pax5 regulates B cell immunity by promoting PI3K signaling via PTEN down-regulation

By   /  July 24, 2021  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Pax5 regulates B cell immunity by promoting PI3K signaling via PTEN down-regulation

Pax5 regulates mature B cell B cells are a crucial part of adaptive immune responses, so better understanding their development and maturation is crucial. B cell development is controlled by the transcription factor Pax5, but it is not known whether Pax5 regulates B cell maturation. To study how Pax5 affected B cell maturation, Calderón et […]

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The Future of Space-Based Quantum Technology

By   /  July 23, 2021  /  Science  /  Comments Off on The Future of Space-Based Quantum Technology

Quantum technologies are already revolutionizing life on Earth. But they also have the potential to change the way we operate in space. With the U.S., China and Europe all investing heavily in this area, these changes are likely to be with us sooner rather than later. So how will space-based quantum technologies make a difference? […]

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Hugging Is an Evolutionary Tool for Survival

By   /  July 22, 2021  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Hugging Is an Evolutionary Tool for Survival

To hug or not to hug, that’s the question right now. We’re in a precarious place in the world of greetings etiquette. Depending on where you live, many of us are vaccinated. But it’s hard to know for sure before you embrace whether or not the person you’re leaning into has gotten the jab. At […]

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Reply to comment on “Nonadjacent dependency processing in monkeys, apes, and humans”

By   /  July 22, 2021  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Reply to comment on “Nonadjacent dependency processing in monkeys, apes, and humans”

Abstract Rawski et al. revisit our recent findings suggesting the latent ability to process nonadjacent dependencies (“Non-ADs”) in monkeys and apes. Specifically, the authors question the relevance of our findings for the evolution of human syntax. We argue that (i) these conclusions hinge upon an assumption that language processing is necessarily hierarchical, which remains an […]

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Woodwalton Fen NNR – David Bradley

By   /  July 22, 2021  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Woodwalton Fen NNR – David Bradley

Having spent a morning photographing Marbled White butterflies and Six-spot Burnet, Brassy Longhorn, and Burnet Companion moths on Trumpington Meadows near Cambridge I was inspired to travel slightly further afield to see if I could find any more interesting species of Lepidoptera. RSPB Hope Farm in Knapwell I remember had been productive on their pre-lockdown open […]

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People with COVID Often Infect Their Pets

By   /  July 20, 2021  /  Science  /  Comments Off on People with COVID Often Infect Their Pets

Dogs or cats that live in a household with people who have COVID often become infected and sick themselves. Experts advise infected individuals to keep a distance from their animals if possible. New research shows that people who become infected with the novel coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2, and fall ill often pass the pathogen on to […]

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Tomatoes have a kind of nervous system that warns about attacks

By   /  July 20, 2021  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Tomatoes have a kind of nervous system that warns about attacks

By Clare Wilson Cherry tomato plants have a kind of nervous system Shutterstock / Digihelion Tomatoes that are being eaten by insects use electrical signals to send an alert to the rest of the plant, similar to the way our nervous systems warn of damage. The messages seem to help the plant muster defences such […]

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