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Donald Trumps hår - finasterid-pille hver morgen hæmmer testosterons omdannelse til dihydrotestosteron som hæmmer hårvækst


Trump's Hair Growth Medicine: What Is Finasteride?
President Trump uses a hair-loss drug called finasteride, which works by inhibiting the action of a testosterone byproduct at the hair follicle.

Artikel om kunstige træer er lavet (http://uglesiden.wikispaces.com/elektricitet)

ELEKTRICITET FRA KUNSTIGE BLADE (uglesiden.wikispaces.com/elektricitet):

elektricitet fra kunstige blade på kunstige træer

Scientists design electricity generator that mimics trees
A prototype biomimetic tree has been built that generates electricity when wind blows through its artificial leaves. The researchers think such technology may help people charge household appliances without the need for large wind turbines.

elektricitet fra kunstige blade på kunstige træer

Flappy leaves on fake trees could make electricity
A new device mimics the branches and leaves of a cottonwood tree and generates electricity when its artificial leaves sway in the wind. The concept won’t replace wind turbines, but the technology could spawn a niche market for small and visually unobtrusive machines that turn wind into electricity, says Michael McCloskey, an associate professor of genetics, development, and cell biology at Iowa S

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ALS-patienter kan tale med øjnene

Microsoft app helps people with ALS speak using just their eyes
A smartphone app called GazeSpeak uses eye movements to predict the words you want to say, allowing people with motor disabilities to communicate faster

Artikel er under udarbejdelse (om autisme)

autisme kan begynde i fosteret

Autism may begin early in brain development
An overload of neural connections typically observed in autistic brains begins early in mammalian development, when key neurons in the brain region known as the cerebral cortex begin to form their first circuits, new research shows. By pinpointing where and when autism-related neural defects first emerge in mice, the study results could lead to a stronger understanding of autism in humans -- inclu

autisme og herpes

What pregnant women actually need to know about herpes
Health A reported link between herpes and autism isn't as scary as it sounds A new study reports a link between herpes and autism. But there's more to it than that. And having a baby isn't as scary as many HSV-positive women are led to believe.

autisme og herpes

Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy
Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study.

autisme schizofreni

Drugs that alter inhibitory targets offer therapeutic strategies for Autism, Schizophrenia
Memories are formed at structures in the brain known as dendritic spines, which communicate with other brain cells through 'synapses.' Researchers recently discovered that an inhibitory brain receptor triggers synaptic pruning in adolescence. Now, a new article shows that drugs that selectively target these receptors, when administered during adolescence, can alter synapse number, with possible im

autisme i film

An Oscar-Nominated Film Inspires a New Approach to Autism
The obsessive interests that consume many kids on the spectrum may turn out to be pathways to growth

autisme og gener

Sorting out risk genes for brain development disorders
Gene discovery research is uncovering similarities and differences underlying a variety of disorders affecting the developing brain, including autism, attention deficits, tics, intellectual impairments, developmental delays and language difficulties. Researchers found some genes are more closely associated with autism and others with intellectual impairments, but many times there is overlap, indic

autisme - oftere på skadestuen//

Why do teens with autism go to the ER more often?
Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder use emergency-department services four times as often as their peers without autism, according to a new study. This suggests they may need better access to primary care and specialist services. Researchers looked at private insurance healthcare claims from 2005 to 2013 in 12- to 21-year-olds. Adolescents with autism received at least two separate diagnose

autisme - pseudomedicin Ayurveda med koens urin mod autisme

[In Depth] Critics assail India's attempt to ‘validate’ folk remedy
According to Hindu tradition, Indian cows are not only sacred—they are the source of a cure-all for everything from schizophrenia and autism to diabetes and cancer. That elixir is panchagavya, a drink made of cow urine, dung, milk, yogurt, and clarified butter prescribed by practitioners of Ayurveda, or traditional Indian medicine, and spread on fields as well to boost crop yields. Now, India's sc

autisme - årsag til stigning diskuteres//

The Real Reasons Autism Rates Are Up in the U.S.
A hard look at whether the rise comes from more awareness, better diagnosis—or something else --

autisme - sprogvanskeligheder kan der kompenseres for//

Adults with autism overcome childhood language challenges
Results of a small study of adults with autism has added to evidence that their brains can learn to compensate for some language comprehension challenges that are a hallmark of the disorder in children.

autismerelevant emne: emotionel bevidsthed

A higher-order theory of emotional consciousness

autisme - tidlig screening

Removing barriers to early intervention for autistic children: A new model shows promise
Acting on recommendations from the South Carolina Act Early Team, South Carolina changed its policies to pay for early intensive behavioral intervention in children under three revealed to be at high risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by a two-stage screening process. Previously, a formal diagnosis of ASD had been required. As a result, the number of children under three receiving early inter

autisme tidlig scanning

Autism Starts Months before Symptoms Appear, Study Shows. Flagging children early offers the possibility of more effective treatment.

autisme

Autism Starts Months before Symptoms Appear, Study ShowsFlagging children early offers the possibility of more effective treatment --

autisme

Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appearThe discovery could lead to better tests and therapies for children with autism.

autisme

Brain scans spot early signs of autism in high-risk babiesExperts say replication is needed and other hurdles must be surmounted to apply findings to the clinic. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21484

autisme

MRIs predict which high-risk babies will develop autism as toddlersUsing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers from around the country were able to correctly predict 80 percent of those infants who would later meet criteria for autism at two years of age.

autisme

Fecal Transplant Therapy Improves Autism Symptoms, Study FindsEvidence suggests that gains in symptom reduction are permanent.

autisme og sklerose

New cause of brain defects in tuberous sclerosis complex
A new molecular pathway that inhibits the myelination of neurons in the brains of patients with the rare genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) has been discovered by researchers. The study suggests new ways to treat some of the neurological symptoms associated with TSC, including autism and epilepsy.


Artikel er under udarbejdelse (om atomvåben)

om at nuklear sikkerhed bør have højere prioritet

Research review shows that nuclear safety is valued too low
New research has shown that the benchmark used by the Office for Nuclear Regulation for judging how much should be spent on nuclear safety has no basis in evidence and places insufficient value on human life. The review suggests it may need to be ten times higher - between £16 million and £22 million per life saved.

om at nuklear sikkerhed bør have højere prioritet

Nuclear Regulation: Safety is valued too low, research review shows
The benchmark used by the Office for Nuclear Regulation for judging how much should be spent on nuclear safety has no basis in evidence and places insufficient value on human life, suggests a new paper. The review suggests it may need to be 10 times higher -- between £16 million and £22 million per life saved.

Grønland atomaffald vil komme frem når isen smelter

Maps Show Where Melting Glaciers Will Reveal Cold-War-Era Nuclear Waste
Ice loss on the Greenland Ice Sheet could reveal buried hazardous waste from a Cold War-era military base.

atombomber og måneklipper

What Our 1st Nuclear Test Left Behind Is a Lot Like Moon Rocks. Hm.
A study of the zinc left behind at a plutonium blast site shows that it’s identical to what’s in moon rocks, supporting the idea of an explosive lunar origin. .

nordkoreas atomvåben

How the Nuclear Threat From North Korea Has Grown
The country's missile test this month gave weapons monitors a status report on the progress of North Korea's nuclear program. They said there was a significant advance.

atomaffald

Research aims to prevent nuclear waste seepage
Nuclear waste is a reality, whether remnants of nuclear weapons or the byproducts of nuclear power plants. While we aren't at risk of an attack from a giant radioactive lizard, nuclear waste can still pose threats to human health.

atomvåben - bør ikke være på high alert

Take Nukes Off a Short Fuse
For the sake of the planet, the U.S. nuclear arsenal should not be on high alert --

atomvåben er heldigvis dyre - men kan masseødelæggelsesvåben blive billige i fremtiden?

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/thank-goodness-nukes-expensive-complicated/|Thank Goodness Nukes Are So Expensive and Complicated]]
Physics and economics have partly protected humans from weapons of mass destruction, but what if WMD of the future are both devastating and cheap?

uran i havvand

Oceans hold ‘endless’ uranium for nuclear power
Trace amounts of uranium exist in seawater, but efforts to extract it for nuclear power haven’t produced enough to make it a viable source for countries that don’t have uranium mines. A practical method for extracting that uranium, which produces higher quantities in less time, could help make nuclear power a viable part of the quest for a carbon-free energy future. “Concentrations are tiny, on t

uran i havvand

Uranium from seawater factors into nuclear power
Trace amounts of uranium exist in seawater, but efforts to extract that critical ingredient for nuclear power have produced insufficient quantities to make it a viable source for those countries that lack uranium mines. A practical method for extracting that uranium, which produces higher quantities in less time, could help make nuclear power a viable part of the quest for a carbon-free energy fut

uran fra havet

Elektrokemisk trick kan gøre uranudvinding fra havet rentabeltEn gammel drøm om udvinding af uran fra havet kan måske blive rentabel med en ny metode, vurderer ekspert.


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tobakafvænning telefonopkald efter lungescreening virker

Smoking cessation counseling successful when paired with lung cancer screeningThe first successful randomized trial of its kind provides preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung cancer screening can be effective at helping people stop smoking.


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kræft: kan afkøling af hovedbund nedsætte hårtab ved kemobehandling?

Scalp cooling device may help reduce hair loss for women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapyTwo studies examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after chemotherapy.

kræft: afkøling mod kræft

Putting cancer patients in hibernation could help tackle tumours
Tumour growth would slow right down or cease while healthy cells in the body become more resistant to radiation

kræft: Er glutenfri kost forurenet med arsen og kviksølv

Gluten-free diet may increase risk of arsenic, mercury exposurePeople who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury -- toxic metals that can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological effects, according to a report in the journal Epidemiology.

kræft: Er styren kræftfremkaldende?

Limited evidence that styrene causes cancerIn 2011, the styrene, a high volume plastics chemical and animal carcinogen, was the focal point in a 'poison scandal' in the Danish media. Now a registry study of more than 72,000 employees from more than 400 companies that have been exposed to styrene during production of glassfibre reinforced plastics, has not found an increased incidence of a wide range of cancer types.

kræft og DNA-reparation

DNA repair—a new letter in the cell alphabet
Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send "repair-proteins" to the damaged parts within the DNA. To do this, an elaborate protein language has evolved. Now scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have discovered the way a new letter of this alphabet is used in cells.

kræft og actin

Image: Valentine-shaped mouse skin cancer cells connected with actin protein
This heart-shaped image shows two mouse skin cancer cells connected to each other with actin, a protein that is part of the cellular skeleton. Researchers use mouse cells like these to tease out the molecular methods that cancer employs to invade new tissues in the body. It turns out that actin plays an essential role.

kræft og actin

Heart-shaped cells
The cellular skeleton protein actin can bind cells together, and also play a number of roles in cancer's invasion into new tissues in the body.

kræft hæmmes af nødder: om at nødder kan hæmme væksten af kræftceller

Hard shell, healthy kernel: Nuts can inhibit the growth of cancer cells
Roasted and salted, ground as a baking ingredient or fresh from the shell – for all those who enjoy eating nuts, there is good news from nutritionists. Their latest research shows that nuts can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

kræft - ny behandling: om at ved at bruge et antistof mod et bestemt protein, som findes på immunsystemets makrofag-celler, aktiveres makrofagen til at ødelægge kræftceller. Metoden kan føre til ny kræftbehandling

Potential new cancer treatment activates cancer-engulfing cells
Macrophages are a type of white blood cell that can engulf and destroy cancer cells. A research group has discovered that by using an antibody for a particular protein found on macrophages, the macrophage is activated, and cancer cells are effectively eliminated. This discovery could lead to the development of new cancer treatments.

kræft- immunbehandling (dansk forskning)

Dansk forskning åbner for ny type immunbehandling af kræft
Forskere fra Aarhus Universitet har gjort opdagelsen, der kan få stor betydning for fremtidens immunbehandling af kræft.

kræft og biologisk ur

Targeting the biological clock could slow the progression of cancer
Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumor growth? Yes, according to a new study.

kræft: mikro-RNA og kræftbehandling af leverkræft

Micro-RNA may amplify effectiveness of sorafenib in difficult liver cancer cases
Only 25% of patients respond to sorafenib treatment, so researchers have endeavored to understand its mechanism of action and discover a way to boost its effectiveness.

kræft: personlig terapi mod kræft

Doctors treat deadly cancerous disorders with gene-guided, targeted therapy
Genomic testing of biopsies from patients with deadly, treatment-resistant cancerous blood syndromes called histiocytoses allowed doctors to identify genes fueling the ailments and use targeted molecular drugs to successfully treat them. Researchers recommend the regular use of comprehensive genomic profiling at diagnosis to positively impact clinical care.

kræft - blodkræftbehandling mulig med epigenetisk lægemiddel der virker på immunsystemet//

Combination of ground-breaking treatments offer powerful new path for blood cancer therapies
Researchers have identified for the first time how a new class of epigenetic drug engages with the immune system to kill off cancer cells, offering powerful new pathways for enhanced blood cancer therapies.

kræft: leukæmi i reagensglas

Scientists create novel model that shows progression from normal blood cells to leukemia
Researchers have created a novel model that shows the step-by-step progression from normal blood cells to leukemia and its precursor diseases, creating replicas of the stages of the disease to test the efficacy of therapeutic interventions at each stage, according to a study. This research marked the first time scientists have been able to transplant leukemia from humans to a test tube and then in

kræft og immunterapi - hæder til læge der har indført immunterapi på danske kræftpatienter

Inge Marie Svane får Kræftens Bekæmpelses HædersprisProfessor, overlæge, og leder af Center for Cancer Immunterapi på Herlev Hospital, Inge Marie Svane, er modtager af Kræftens Bekæmpelses Hæderspris 2017. Hun får prisen for sit arbejde med at indføre immunterapi i behandlingen af danske kræftpatienter og for at være en enestående læge for sine patienter.

kræft: lægemiddel påvirker immunceller

Newfound effect of cancer drug may expand its use
A drug first designed to prevent cancer cells from multiplying has a second effect: it switches immune cells that turn down the body's attack on tumors back into the kind that amplify it.

kræft: metastaser

IFT20 protein's role in helping cancer cells to invade
An international research team has discovered that the IFT20 protein helps some cancer cells to invade by facilitating the transportation of membranes and proteins within parts of the cell.

kræft: rectal cancer

New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment
Short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without compromising its efficacy, report scientists.

kræftbehandling af børn - virkning på sexliv som voksen: om at kræftbehandling af et barn kan have indflydelse på det senere voksne individs sexliv

Can childhood cancer treatments affect survivors' sex lives in adulthood?
A recent analysis showed that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, those who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous system were least likely to have had intercourse, be in a relationship, or have children.

kræft: melanoma celle kan fusionere med hvidt blodlegeme - hybridceller laver metastase

Clue to how cancer cells spread
In a second human case, a research team has found that a melanoma cell and a white blood cell can fuse to form a hybrid with the ability to metastasize. The finding provides further insight into how melanoma and other cancers spread from solid tumors with implications for future treatment.

kræft i pankreas (bugspytkirtlen): - vandrende proteiner forudsiger

Two migration proteins boost predictive value of pancreatic cancer biomarker
Adding two blood-borne proteins associated with cancer cell migration increases the predictive ability of the current biomarker for pancreatic cancer to detect early stage disease, a research team reports.

kræft i pankreas (bugspytkirtlen):

Why is pancreatic cancer so hard to treat? Stroma provides new clues
Why are pancreatic tumors so resistant to treatment? One reason is that the 'wound'-like tissue that surrounds the tumors, called stroma, is so dense, likely preventing cancer-killing drugs from reaching the tumor. A team has now discovered heterogeneity in the fibroblast portion of the stroma, opening up the possibility of targeted treatment.

kræft i pankreas (bugspytkirtlen):

Tumor protein could hold key to pancreatic cancer survival
A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because current chemotherapies have little impact on the disease. In a new study, researchers were able to slow down growth and spread of tumors by targeting this protein in stellate cells in animal models, in combination with current chemotherapies.

kræft i pankreas (bugspytkirtlen): om at man i en blodtest kan påvise pankreaskræft: Dette ville være vigtigt, fordi denne kræftform er en tavs dræber, der ofte er så udviklet, når den endelig opdages, til at behandling er blevet umulig

Blood test could catch pancreatic cancer before it’s too late
Pancreatic cancer is known as the “silent killer” because it is usually too advanced by the time it is discovered. An early blood test could change that

kræft i pankreas (bugspytkirtlen): om ny diagnostisk bestemmelse af pankreas.kræft, der bygger på sensitiv påvisning af extracellulære vesikler, som er bittesmå bobler af stof, som udsendes fra de fleste levende celler

Sentinels in the blood: A new diagnostic for pancreatic cancer
A crafty method to identify pancreatic cancer early in its development has been devised by researchers. Their technique relies on the sensitive detection of extracellular vesicles (EVs) -- tiny bubbles of material emitted from most living cells.

kræft i lungerne: statin gavner ikke patienter med lungekræft

Statins do not benefit patients with lung cancer, new study shows
Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new study.

kræft i prostata: om lokalisering af målsteder for kræftterapi ved hjælp af en ny metode, som påviser et genetisk sted for den almindeligste form for prostatakræft, men som også har potentiale for terapi mod f.eks. bryst-, hjerne- og tarmkræft

Researchers identify 'synthetic essentiality' as novel approach for locating cancer therapy targets
A new method has been found for identifying therapeutic targets in cancers lacking specific key tumor suppressor genes. The process, which located a genetic site for the most common form of prostate cancer, has potential for developing precision therapy for other cancers, such as breast, brain and colorectal, say researchers.

kræft i prostata - mulighed for forbedret test

Precision-medicine approach could revive prostate cancer test
A new study has identified genetic predictors of normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in healthy men, which could be used to improve the accuracy of PSA-based prostate cancer screening tests.

prostata kræft blokeres af hormon

Hormone Blockers Can Prolong Life if Prostate Cancer Recurs
Men whose prostate cancer recurs after surgery are more likely to survive if, along with the usual radiation, they take drugs to block male hormones.

prostatakræft - om hurtigere test for prostatakræft med radiotracer

New radiotracer could make diagnosing prostate cancer faster and easier
A new radiotracer has been developed to diagnose prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide and is especially difficult to diagnose. While prostate cancer is relatively easy to treat in its early stages, it is prone to metastasis and can quickly become deadly. In order to plan how aggressively they should treat the cancer, it is important for doctors to know how

kræft i prostata

New approach for the capture of tumor-derived exosomes from a prostate cancer cell line
In a new paper in Springer's Journal of Materials Science, researchers at Washington State University report a new approach for the effective capture of tumor-derived exosomes from a prostate cancer cell line. Exosomes are small secreted vesicles that play a key role in intercellular communication and cancer progression.

kræft: brystkræft efter kemoterapi

Scientists identify chain reaction that shields breast cancer stem cells from chemotherapy
Working with human breast cancer cells and mice, researchers say they have identified a biochemical pathway that triggers the regrowth of breast cancer stem cells after chemotherapy.

kræft: brystkræft og gener

Breast cancer genes could predict best treatment
Effective breast cancer treatment options are predictable based on the way certain genes act or express themselves, new research shows. The findings, published in the journal Oncogene , offer proof that gene expression patterns can help direct the type of therapy a patient receives, paving the way for more targeted and personalized approaches to care. “Breast cancer has numerous subtypes,” says E

kræft: brystkræft og gener

The way breast cancer genes act could predict your treatment
Effective treatment options for breast cancer can be predicted based on the way certain breast cancer genes act or express themselves, a researcher has concluded.

mavekræft - om at neutronanalyse har påvist detaljer i bakterieenzym som er involveret i mavekræft

Neutrons identify critical details in bacterial enzyme implicated in gastric cancer
Neutron analysis is helping researchers better understand a key enzyme found in a bacterium known to cause stomach cancer. Understanding the details of this enzyme, and thus the Helicobacter pylori bacteria's metabolism and biological pathways, could be central to developing drugs that act against H. pylori, but that do not attack the stomach's useful bacteria.
(FLERE ARTIKLER)==vitamin-D og kræft - (ny måde vitamin D styrer fedtstof-balancen i kroppen)==
Vitamin D discovery could prove key to new treatments for metabolic disorders and certain cancers
Researchers have identified a new way vitamin D helps control the balance of lipids in the body. This key finding could advance development of new treatments for metabolic disorders and certain cancers

vitamin-D og kræft - (ny måde vitamin D styrer fedtstof-balancen i kroppen)

Vitamin D discovery could prove key to new treatments
Kyoto University researchers have identified a new way vitamin D helps control the balance of lipids in the body. This key finding could advance development of new treatments for metabolic disorders and certain cancers.

kræft i stuben - behandling

The best treatment for laryngeal cancer? This approach helps decide
After a decade of using a novel approach to select patients for laryngeal cancer treatment, researchers are reporting 'exceptional' survival rates nearing 80 percent, even for the most advanced patients.

stamceller og kræft i hjernen - glioblastoma behandling med stamceller

Human stem cells hunt down and kill brain cancer
In a rapid-fire series of breakthroughs in just under a year, researchers have made another advance in the development of an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a common and aggressive brain cancer. The work, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine , describes how human stem cells, made from human skin cells, can hunt down and kill human brain cancer, a critical and monumental s

kræft der ikke reagerer på immunterapi - pembrolizumab vil næppe virke mod kræftformer, der indeholder de genetiske mutationer JAK1 eller JAK2, som er kendt for at forhindre kræftsvulster i at genkende og modtage signaler fra T-celler for at stoppe deres vækst

Scientists discover why some cancers may not respond to immunotherapy
Scientists have discovered that people with cancers containing genetic mutations JAK1 or JAK2, which are known to prevent tumors from recognizing or receiving signals from T cells to stop growing, will have little or no benefit from the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab. This early-stage research has allowed them to determine for the first time why some people with advanced melanoma or advanced col

kræft og særlig cellepopulation: om fund i kræftsvulster af en særlig slags celler, som hæmmer kroppens immunsvar mod kræft

Immune therapy scientists discover distinct cells that block cancer-fighting immune cells
Scientists have discovered a distinct cell population in tumors that inhibits the body’s immune response to fight cancer.

kræft og e-cigaretter: om at e-cigaretter måske nedsætter kræftrisikoen i forhold til anden tobak

Switching from smoking to vaping does reduce your carcinogens
Many smokers believe e-cigarettes are just as bad for you, but now a study has shown that switching to e-cigarettes reduces cancer-causing chemicals in the body




celleatlas

The race to map the human body — one cell at a time
A host of detailed cell atlases could revolutionize understanding of cancer and other diseases.
(FLERE ARTIKLER OM GIGT) ==gigt - om at gigtmedicin eventuelt ikke bør tages hele livet==
Forskere sår tvivl om livsvarig brug af gigtmedicin
Nyt projekt skal afklare, om gigtpatienter kan nøjes med at få biologisk medicin i en afgrænset periode, eller om behandlingen er livslang.



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gigt, kræft og psoreasis

Nyt hybrid-præparat til behandling af kræft- og gigtsygdomme får anbefaling
CHMP har på sit seneste møde indstillet til, at hybrid-præparatet Jylamvo til behandling af Akut Lymfoblastisk Leukæmi, gigt og psoriasis tildeles markedsføringstilladelse i Europa.

gigt - schizofreni sammenhæng ved genetiske varianter

Clues to relationship between schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis
A bioinformatics study identifies genetic variants with differing effects on risk of rheumatoid arthritis and schizophrenia.

test for gigt

New assay may lead to a cure for debilitating inflammatory joint disease
Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that triggers the inflammation persists to cause relapses. Known as autoantibodies and produced by the immune system's B cells, these defective molecules mistakenly attack the body's own proteins in an example of autoimmune disease.

gigt - ny immuncelle - ny subtybe af T-celle åbner for ny behandling af gigt

Discovery of new T-cell subtype opens window on rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers have carefully scrutinized the immune cells from patients with rheumatoid arthritis, revealing a striking new subset of T-cells that collaborate with other immune cells to drive inflammation in peripheral tissues.



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genterapi og ny indsætningsmåde

Glowing mice suggest new gene therapy technique
A collaboration between chemists and gene therapy experts produced a new way of inserting the code for modified proteins into the cells of mice. If successful in humans, the technique could be useful for vaccines or cancer therapies.

genterapi og ny indsætningsmåde

Code for firefly protein makes mouse glow in the dark
Chemists and gene therapy experts have a new way to insert the code for modified proteins into the cells of mice. They’ve used firefly proteins to make a glow-in-the-dark mouse and, if the technique also works in humans, it could be useful for vaccines or cancer therapies. “It’s almost a childlike enthusiasm we have for this.” Not only did the mouse glow, recalls Timothy Blake, a postdoctoral fel

genterapi og ny indsætningsmåde

In a possible step forward for gene therapy, researchers made mice glow like fireflies
Timothy Blake, a postdoctoral fellow in the Waymouth lab, was hard at work on a fantastical interdisciplinary experiment. He and his fellow researchers were refining compounds that would carry instructions for assembling the protein that makes fireflies light up and deliver them into the cells of an anesthetized mouse. If their technique worked, the mouse would glow in the dark.



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dinosaur - protein er påvist

[In Depth] Researchers close in on ancient dinosaur proteins
It's not quite Jurassic Park: No one has revived long-extinct dinosaurs. But two new studies suggest that it is possible to isolate protein fragments from dinosaurs much further back in time than ever thought possible. One study, led by Mary Schweitzer, a paleontologist from North Carolina State University in Raleigh who has chased dinosaur proteins for decades, confirms her highly controversial c

dinosaur fra 195 million å siden - ældste bløde væv der er påvist

'Startling' dinosaur protein discovery
Ancient proteins dating back 195 million years have been found inside a dinosaur bone.

dinosaur fra 195 million å siden - ældste bløde væv der er påvist

Good ribbance: Dinosaur rib bones reveal remnants of 195-million-year-old protein
Is fossilized rock all that remains when a dinosaur decomposes? New research provides the first evidence that proteins have been preserved within the 195-million-year-old rib of the sauropodomorph dinosaur Lufengosaurus.

dinosaur fra 195 million å siden - ældste bløde væv der er påvist

Dino rib yields evidence of oldest soft tissue remains
The rib of a long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur that lived 195 million years ago has yielded what may be the oldest remains of soft tissue ever recovered, scientists said Tuesday.




GMO-hvede med stor udbytte

New 'super yield' GM wheat trial gets go-ahead
A new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat will be planted this spring after the UK government gave the final go-ahead.



grafen fra soyabønneolie

Australian scientists use soybean oil to create graphene
Australian researchers say their discovery could significantly lower the material's cost to produce.



evolution - 540 millioner år gammel forfader uden anus

Forskere: Vores ældste forfader var én stor mund
Det mikroskopiske væsen levede for 540 millioner år siden og havde angiveligt ikke noget anus.



bipolar sygdom hos teenagere - hjernescanning tegn på selvmordsrisiko

Brain circuits may flag suicide risk in bipolar teens
A new study of adolescents and young adults at high risk of taking their own lives—those suffering from bipolar disorder—points to specific differences in the brains of those who attempt suicide and those who don’t. “Suicide is a leading cause of death of adolescents and young adults, and we can’t move on this issue fast enough,” says Hilary Blumberg, professor of psychiatric neuroscience, and pr



chimpanser dræber et medlem af deres egen gruppe

Chimp expert shocked by reaction to dead outcast
Seeing a group of chimps kill a member of their own community—something extremely rare—was shocking, says Jill Pruetz. And the abuse that followed was completely unexpected, too, she says. “It was very difficult and quite gruesome to watch,” says Pruetz, a professor of anthropology at Iowa State University. “I couldn’t initially make sense of what was happening, and I didn’t expect them to be so

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HIV lægemiddel - URMC-099 - langtidsvirkende

New drug makes HIV medicines last and last
A new drug extends the effectiveness of multiple HIV therapies by unleashing a cell’s own protective machinery on the virus. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation , are an important step toward the creation of long-acting HIV drugs that could be administered once or twice per year, unlike current HIV treatments that need to be taken every day. The drug, called URMC-099,

HIV lægemiddel - langtidsvirkende frigivelse

Novel pharmaceutic action for HIV/AIDS discovered
Using a process called LASER ART (long-acting slow effective release antiretroviral therapy), a research team has discovered an unexpected pathway to open cell storage areas for antiviral drugs. The discovery could revolutionize current treatments for HIV/AIDS by extending the actions of disease-combating medicines.



virus - ny viden om detaljer af Enterovirus

‘Mini-guts’ show how nasty virus invades
New research offers the first details of how enteroviruses—which cause millions of infections worldwide each year—enter the body through the intestine. Enterovirus infections are associated with diseases that can range from mild flu-like symptoms to much more severe outcomes such as inflammation in the brain or heart, acute paralysis, and even death. Enterovirus infections acquired within neonata



nanopartikler kan koncentreres - lyddiagnose

Device corrals nanoparticles with nothing but sound
Mechanical engineers have demonstrated a tiny whirlpool that can concentrate nanoparticles using nothing but sound. The innovation could gather proteins and other biological structures from blood, urine, or saliva samples for future diagnostic devices. Early diagnosis is key to successfully treating many diseases, but spotting early indicators of a problem is often challenging. To pick out the fi



tweet - scanning af tweetmeddelelser giver pålidelighedsscore

New tool gives tweets a credibility score
A new system can judge how reliable a tweet is based on word types. Scientists developed it after scanning 66 million tweets linked to nearly 1,400 real events. “There have been many studies about social media credibility in recent years, but very little is known about what types of words or phrases create credibility perceptions during rapidly unfolding events,” says Tanushree Mitra, a PhD candi



æg hvile - hormon kan forhindre at æg fra en kvinde ældes

Egg-Hibernating Technique Could Keep Women's Eggs Fresh
A hormone produced in the cells surrounding a woman's eggs could be used to hit the pause button on the aging of her reproductive system, new research suggests.



kunstig intelligens efterligner måden som hjernen håndterer billeddannelse (synet)

Computer Diagnoses Cataracts As Well As Eye Doctors Can
A new artificial-intelligence system designed to imitate the way the brain handles vision can diagnose a rare eye condition just as well as eye doctors can, a new study shows.



locked in syndrom - kan tale via en hjerne-computer-forbindelse

4 People with Locked-In Syndrome 'Talk' Using Their Minds
A groundbreaking study using brain-computer interfaces overturns two misconceptions about people with completely locked-in syndrome.



frø med klæbrigt spyt - studier af spyttet

To Catch Prey, Frogs Turn to Sticky Spit
Frogs are unmatched in their speed and ability to catch prey. It's all about their super-soft tongue and specialized saliva, say researchers, who got saliva to test by scraping frogs' tongues.



falske videoer og lydbidder vil være umulige at opdage som falske

Nye teknologier udvisker fakta i din nyhedsstrøm
I dag bliver falske nyheder skabt med tekst. I morgen består de af lydbidder og video, hvor det er noget nær umuligt at vurdere, om der er tale om en animeret figur eller computerstemme.



protein sanser lys (protein fra mikroorganisme, kan bruges biomedicinsk)

How a bacterial protein's structure aids biomedical studies
A light-sensing protein from a salt-loving, sulfur-forming microbe has proved key to developing methods essential to advanced drug discovery, understanding human vision and other biomedical applications. In a review published this week in Structural Dynamics, physicist Marius Schmidt of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee presents a history of decades of research of this microbe and the many new



hørelsen kan forbedres ved hjerne-computer interface

Brain-computer interface could improve hearing aids
(Phys.org)—Researchers are working on the early stages of a brain-computer interface (BCI) that can tell who you're listening to in a room full of noise and other people talking. In the future, the technology could be incorporated into hearing aids as tiny beam-formers that point in the direction of interest so that they tune in to certain conversations, sounds, or voices that an individual is pay



orangutan-aber reagerer på billeder af andre aber via en tablet

Dutch experiment with 'Tinder for orangutans'
An animal reserve in the Netherlands is having apes respond to images of their fellow creatures on a tablet, a programme dubbed "Tinder for orangutans" by the Dutch press.



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Antarktika - hvordan dannedes isskjoldet så hurtigt her for 34 millioner år siden

New explanation links competing theories of the origin of Antarctic glaciation, highlights complexity of climate change
One of the big mysteries in the scientific world is how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed so rapidly about 34 million years ago, at the boundary between the Eocene and Oligocene epochs.
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Antarktika - hvordan dannedes isskjoldet så hurtigt her for 34 millioner år siden

Rival theories about Antarctica may both be true
A new explanation for the origin of Antarctica links two competing theories. It’s one of the big mysteries in the scientific world: how did the ice sheets of Antarctica form so rapidly about 34 million years ago, at the boundary between the Eocene and Oligocene epochs? These are the two theories: Climate change: The first explanation is based on global climate change: Scientists have shown that a



hjernen hos mennesket - hvordan blev den dannet

Exploring the brain/fat connection to identify key differences amongst humans and monkeys
Among the greatest unanswered questions in all of evolutionary biology is what were the molecular forces that gave rise to the unique cognitive abilities of the human brain? Which, among the constellation of neurons, expanded amongst the myriad folds of gray and white matter in the cerebral cortex to vault humans over monkeys after the last common ancestor split some 6-8 million years ago?



influenza kan måske påvises med en håndholdt åndedrætsmonitor

Material scientist invents breath monitor to detect flu
Perena Gouma, a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has published an article in the journal Sensors that describes her invention of a hand-held breath monitor that can potentially detect the flu virus.



fotosyntese fandtes i primitive mikroorganismer

Mechanism for photosynthesis already existed in primeval microbe
A Japanese research group has discovered an evolutionary model for the biological function that creates CO2 from glucose



proteiners sortering i cellen - ny viden

Researchers discover new molecular details about protein sorting in the cell
The targeted incorporation of proteins into the membrane is a vital process for cell maintenance; these membrane proteins ensure the proper functioning of the cell's metabolism, communication with its environment, and energy supply. Protein-sorting mechanisms ensure that membrane proteins are specifically recognized among thousands of different proteins – and are sent to the membrane, where they'r



friben - truede arter - forskere bruger hunde til at snuse dem op

Scat sniffer dogs tell York U researchers a lot about endangered lizards
Dogs can be trained to find almost anything (people, drugs, weapons, poached ivory) but one York University researcher had them detect something a little unusual - the scat of endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards. The scat detection dogs helped biology PhD student Alex Filazzola discover not only scat, but the importance of shrubs in preserving lizard populations in the face of climate change.



medicinsk teknologi kan se det indre af en skulptur (kan bruges til restaurering)

Researchers from the UGR develop a new software which adapts medical technology to see the interior of a sculpture
A student at the University of Granada (UGR) has designed software that adapts current medical technology to analyze the interior of sculptures. It's a tool to see the interior without damaging wood carvings, and it has been designed for the restoration and conservation of the sculptural heritage.



klimaændring gør havet surt - forskere undersøger hvordan bl.a. han-fisk og hun-fisk reagerer

Urgent need to check how males and females respond differently to ocean acidification
Climate change can have a different impact on male and female fish, shellfish and other marine animals, with widespread implications for the future of marine life and the production of seafood.



honningbier: virus deformerer vingerne

Beleaguered bees hit by 'deformed wing virus'
A wing-deforming virus shortens the lifespan of wild honeybees already contending with a startlingly long list of existential threats, researchers said Wednesday.



batterier - der ikke indeholder elektrolytter

Scientists take the first step toward creating efficient electrolyte-free batteries
Scientists of Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), in collaboration with French, Swiss and Polish researchers, have found unique atomic-scale processes in a crystal lattice of antiferroelectric lead zirconate during a synchrotron X-ray scattering experiment. The discovery is the first step toward creating efficient, electrolyte-free accumulators of electric energy. The

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robotter baseret på gennemsigtigt hydrogel kan fange og genudsætte fisk

Transparent hydrogel-based robots can catch and release live fish
Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underwater, and grabbing and releasing a live fish.

robotter baseret på gennemsigtigt hydrogel kan fange og genudsætte fisk

Transparent gel-based robots can catch and release live fish
Engineers have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underwater, and grabbing and releasing a live fish.

robotter til indkøb

Rullende robot-tønde skal slæbe dine indkøbVespa-producenten Piaggio har udviklet en fortovsrobot, der følger i hælene på sin ejer.

robotbevægelse - robot bevæger sig på talte ordrer

A new open source dataset links human motion and language
Researchers have created a large, open source database to support the development of robot activities based on natural language input. The new KIT Motion-Language Dataset will help to unify and standardize research linking human motion and natural language, as presented in an article in Big Data.

robotbevægelse - robot bevæger sig på talte ordrer

A new open source dataset links human motion and language
Researchers have created a large, open source database to support the development of robot activities based on natural language input. The new KIT Motion-Language Dataset will help to unify and standardize research linking human motion and natural language, as presented in an article in Big Data.

robotudstillijng - Stor udstilling i London om menneskelige robotter

500 år med menneskelignende robotterFra den mest simple mekanik til avanceret kunstig intelligens. Omfattende udstilling på Londons Science Museum om de humanoide robotters historie og status.

robotter bruges til at accelerere genetisk forskning af planter

Scientists use robots, drones to accelerate plant genetic research, improve crop yield
A team of researchers is developing a robotic system of all-terrain rovers and aerial drones that can quickly and accurately gather and analyze data on the characteristics of crops.

robot-firma overtages af Ford Motor

Ford bets $1B on startup founded by Waymo, Uber vets (Update)
Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a budding robotics startup to acquire more expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021.

robot til kirurgi

Engineers developing advanced robotic systems that will become surgeon's right hand
In the operating room of the future, robots will be an integral part of the surgical team, working alongside human surgeons to make surgeries safer, faster, more precise and more automated. In the lab of electrical engineering professor Michael Yip at the University of California San Diego, engineers are developing advanced robotic systems that could make this vision a reality.

robotbi til bestøvning af planter (Japan)

Japanske forskere opfinder robotbi - spild af penge, mener dansk forsker
I stedet skal man give plads til insekterne, der har klaret opgaven siden dinosaurerne, fortæller han.

robotter til indtasning i gamle IT-systemer

'Taste-robotter' kan udføre idiot-opgaver i gamle it-systemer
https://www.version2.dk/artikel/administrative-robotter-kan-lave-idiot-opgaverne-haabloese-legacy-systemer-1073312Administrative robotter er ofte et plaster af automatisering på it-systemer, der ikke virker. Men der er gevinster at hente, mener konsulenthus. Version2

kunstig intelligens - betydning for økonomi

“The Relentless Pace of Automation”
Artificial intelligence could dramatically improve the economy and aspects of everyday life, but we need to invent ways to make sure everyone benefits.

robotter i øjet

Miniaturized robots can be propelled through biological fluids by an enzymatic reaction or ultrasound
Nanorobots and other mini-vehicles might be able to perform important services in medicine one day – for example, by conducting remotely-controlled operations or transporting pharmaceutical agents to a desired location in the body. However, to date it has been hard to steer such micro- and nanoswimmers accurately through biological fluids such as blood, synovial fluid or the inside of the eyeball.

robot - biobot

How to build a bio-bot: Researchers share design and development of biological machines
Creating tiny muscle-powered robots that can walk or swim by themselves—or better yet, when prompted—is more complicated than it looks.

robot - biobot

How to build a bio-bot: Researchers share design and development of biological machines
Creating tiny muscle-powered robots that can walk or swim by themselves -- or better yet, when prompted -- is more complicated than it looks.

robot kan undervise mennesker i at spille tennis

A Killer Spin: Table Tennis Gets 'First' Robotic Coach
The record-breaking robot teaches humans how to play table tennis.

robot til KOL-behandling med iltrobot

Dansk iltrobot skal automatisere behandlingen af KOL-patienter
Hvidovre Hospital, DTU Elektro og it-firmaet Pactor er på vej med en robot, der kan forbedre iltbehandling og forkorte indlæggelser.

kunstig intelligens risiko

Skal vi frygte den kunstige intelligens?
Kunstig intelligens fylder mere og mere i vores hverdag, men nogle eksperter mener, at udviklingen kan være risikabel.

robot - molekylrobotter - der kan ændre deres form - responderer på DNA-signaler og kan starte og stoppe formændringen som respons på et specifikt DNA-signal

Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals
A research group at Tohoku University and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has developed a molecular robot consisting of biomolecules, such as DNA and protein. The molecular robot was developed by integrating molecular machines into an artificial cell membrane. It can start and stop its shape-changing function in response to a specific DNA signal.

robot kan dyrke grøntsager

Robotic Grocers Have Learned How to Handle Your Vegetables
The ability to gently grasp soft and unpredictable items will help pave the way toward fully automated grocery stores.

asymmetri i livet - forskel på brystkræft i venstre og højre side

How Life Turns Asymmetric
In 2009, after she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, Ann Ramsdell began to search the scientific literature to see if someone with her diagnosis could make a full recovery. Ramsdell, a developmental biologist at the University of South Carolina, soon found something strange: The odds of recovery differed for women who had cancer in the left breast versus the right. Even more surprisingly,



alkoholisme - hjernens kalium-kanaler kan måskeåbne for behandling

Brain potassium channels may unlock future precision medicine approaches for alcoholism
Researchers have identified novel potassium (K+) channel genes within addiction brain circuitry that are altered by alcohol dependence and correlate with drinking levels in a mouse model of alcohol drinking.



tobak: rygning er dyrt for sundhedssektoren og for samfundet

Smoking gobbles up almost 6 percent of global health spend and nearly 2 percent of world's GDP
Smoking consumes almost 6 percent of the world's total spend on healthcare and nearly 2 percent of global GDP, reveals the first study of its kind.


protein der virker som en dør for DNA så det kan komme ind og ud af virus-kapsid

Viral protein transforms as it measures out DNA
Researchers have pieced together the three-dimensional atomic structure of a doughnut-shaped protein that acts like a door or 'portal' for the DNA to get in and out of the capsid, and have now discovered that this protein begins to transform its structure when it comes into contact with DNA.



biobrændsel fra alger - ny metode

A better way to farm algae for biofuels, chemicals
Researchers have developed a method that improves the growth of microalgae, which could have big implications for production of biofuels and other valuable chemicals.



transistor der drives af varme (termoelektrisk organisk transistor)

The world's first heat-driven transistor
Scientists have created a thermoelectric organic transistor. A temperature rise of a single degree is sufficient to cause a detectable current modulation in the transistor.

antibiotika - ny struktur

Scientists step closer to developing new drug in fight against antimicrobial resistance
Scientists have for the first time determined the molecular structure of a new antibiotic which could hold the key to tackling drug resistant bacteria.


celleadfærd studeres med krystalsensor (bl.a. celle-klæbning til nabo-stof)

Researchers explore essential cell behavior with crystal sensor
A team of scientists has developed a new tool to monitor under a microscope how cells attach to an adjacent substrate. Studying adhesion events can help researchers understand how tissues grow, how diseases spread, and how stem cells differentiate into more specific cell types.

råolie skadeligt for fisk og måske mennesker

Substance in crude oil harms fish hearts, could affect humans as well
Exposure to oil can cause severe cardiovascular effects in fish. Experiments provide direct evidence of how phenanthrene, an oil pollutant found in water, air and soil, causes irregular heartbeat and weaker contractions of heart cells.

brystmælk - nyfødte har gavn af dextrose-tilførsel i kinden (bonder bedre til moderen)

For bonding and breastfeeding, newborns benefit from a cheek full of dextrose
Researchers are proving that a dose of dextrose gel administered into a baby's cheek along with regular feedings can raise hypoglycemic babies' blood sugar, allowing them to stay with their mothers, which promotes breastfeeding.


biohacker og FDA og hunde

A Biohacker’s Plan to Upgrade Dalmatians Ends Up in the Doghouse
The FDA wants to regulate animals altered using the gene-editing technique CRISPR.



narkoman (rotte) behandles med deep brain stimulation

Scientists show deep brain stimulation blocks heroin relapse in rats
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can greatly reduce the compulsion to use heroin in standard rat models of addiction, new research has demonstrated.


orgasme hos kvinden - evolutionær basis

Researchers Reveal an Evolutionary Basis for the Female Orgasm
Following hormonal biomarkers across a wide variety of species helped scientists piece it together.


droner af papir som billig måde at levere medicin i fjerntliggende områder

These Paper Drones Are Built for One-Way Missions
The autonomous craft would be a cheap, disposable way to deliver medical supplies in remote areas or conflict zones.


kvant-computer - første praktiske indgang til at bygge en sådan

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer
An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have today unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth.


fisk - evolution: led-forbindelsen mellen fiskens kranium og rygsøjlen i en gruppe rovfisk i dybhavet

First functional fish head joint discovered in deep-sea dragonfishes in museum collections
Scientists with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the French Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle are the first to describe and illustrate an evolutionary novelty among fishes—a unique, flexible connection between the skull and vertebral column in barbeled dragonfishes, a group of closely related deep-sea predatory fishes.


bakteriestruktur fundet - var hidtil kun kendt i mere komplekse celler

Complex bacterium writes new evolutionary story
A University of Queensland-led international study has discovered a new type of bacterial structure which has previously only been seen in more complex cells.


Poliovaccine - ny måde at vaccinere mod polio - behøver ikke levende virus

Scientists prove new approach to Polio vaccines works
Scientists have identified new ways to provide vaccines against polio, which do not require the growth of live virus for their manufacture.


fødevareemballage - kan indeholde giftstoffer

Fast food packaging may contain dangerous chemicals
Health A third of fast food wrappers test positive for chemicals linked to negative health effects A new study found that more than a third of fast food packages contains a toxic chemical…


sprog - småbørn der udsættes for sprog i tidlig alder kan gøre det lettere for dem at lære sprog senere

Infants Exposed to Languages Can Retain Them Later in Life
A new study suggests we learn the sounds of language well before we learn to speak.



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højde hos mennesket - nyopdagede ændringer i DNA som har betydning for højden

GIANT study finds rare, but influential, genetic changes related to height
In the largest, deepest search to date, scientists uncovered 83 new DNA changes that affect human height. These changes are uncommon or rare, but they have potent effects, with some of them adjusting height by more than 2 cm (almost 8/10 of an inch). The 700,000-plus-person study also found several genes pointing to previously unknown biological pathways involved in skeletal growth.

højde hos mennesket - nyopdagede ændringer i DNA som har betydning for højden

Which Genes Make You Taller? A Whole Bunch Of Them, It Turns Out
You'd think it would be a simple matter of looking at a few genes from Mom and Dad. But scientists say they've already found more than 700 variants that affect height and are still counting. (Image credit: Giordano Poloni/Ikon Images/Getty Images)



kolera - bakterien dræbes af bakterievirus (dyremodel)

Cocktail of bacteria-killing viruses prevents cholera infection in animal models
Oral administration of a cocktail of three viruses, all of which specifically kill cholera bacteria, protects against infection and prevents cholera-like symptoms in animal model experiments. The findings are the first to demonstrate the efficacy of a preventative, oral phage therapy.


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kunstig intelligens - kan påvise tonen i en konversation

Wearable AI system can detect a conversation's tone
Scientists have developed an artificially intelligent, wearable system that can predict if a conversation is happy, sad, or neutral based on a person's speech patterns and vitals. Coupled with audio and vital-sign data, deep-learning system could someday serve as a 'social coach' for people with anxiety or Asperger's, they say.

kunstig intelligens - om en ny platform som giver befolkningen mulighed for at følge alt hvad en amerikansk politiker siger offentligt

A Heroic AI Will Let You Spy on Your Lawmakers’ Every Word
A new platform uses artificial intelligence to let voters keep track of every official word uttered by state legislators

kunstig intelligens - om hvordan robotter vil ændre vores liv i fremtiden

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti
What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more -- all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish

kunstig intelligens og kvantefysik

AI learns to solve quantum state of many particles at once
The same kind of artificial intelligence that beat a top human player at Go could help grapple with the astonishing complexity of large quantum systems



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astma - ny lægemiddel

Drug shows promise for treating alcoholism
An anti-inflammatory drug called Ibudilast, used in Japan to treat asthma, may be a promising new treatment for alcoholism, a new study has found.

astma - om fundet af et protein, som - når proteinet mangler eller er svækket - kan fremkalde astma

New potential route to treat asthma discovered
Researchers believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma.

astma - om nye genetiske markører for lungesygdomme, såsom COPD, astma og lungefibrose

New genetic markers for COPD discovered
Investigators describe 13 new genetic regions associated with COPD, including four that have not previously been associated with any type of lung function. The researchers also found overlap of the genetic risk of COPD with two other lung diseases, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. These findings create an improved understanding of the genetic basis for this deadly disease.

astma - skyldes manglende muskelafslapper

People with asthma are missing airway ‘muscle relaxer’

astma og fiskeolie - Kan fiskeolie være et værn mod astma?: Froskere har opdaget af omega-3 olier kan anvendes til astmapatienter.

Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma
Scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma patients.

astma: gærsvampe øger risiko for astma

Yeast found in babies' guts increases risk of asthma
Microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health.

astmamedicin mod lungeinfektion

Asthma drugs could prevent prevent deadly form of pneumonia, research suggests
Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 percent of people who contract it, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found.

astma og tarmbakterie

Asthma Now Linked to a Yeast Found in Infant Gut Microbes
A yeast found in the gut micro biome of infants is implicated in the development of asthma. .

astma - ny behandling

Study brings hope of a new treatment for asthma sufferers
Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a ‘step closer’ after a research team identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway narrowing.

astma-forekomst hos børn blev nedsat da bilskat medførte mindre bilkørsel i Stockholm

Tax on downtown driving cuts kids’ asthma attacks
A “congestion tax” that discourages downtown driving not only cuts traffic and pollution, but also sharply reduces children’s asthma attacks. The tax levied by Stockholm, Sweden, reduced air pollution levels between 5 and 10 percent, and eventually dropped the rate of pediatric asthma attacks by nearly 50 percent. The health improvement appeared more gradually than the decline in pollution, sugge

astma - ny teknik fjerner årsag til allergisk astma

New technique removes the cause of allergic asthma: Antibodies are suctioned off
Allergies are the most common cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE). Together with the inflammatory cells in the skin and mucous membranes, the "mast cells", IgE antibodies are responsible for certain allergic diseases, such as asthma and hay fever. Scientists have now successfully



vand spaltning - ved at styre elektronspin

Controlling electron spin makes water splitting more efficient
One of the main obstacles in the production of hydrogen through water splitting is that hydrogen peroxide is also formed, which affects the efficiency stability of the reaction and the stability of the production. Dutch and Israeli researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and the Weizmann Institute have succeeded in controlling the spin of electrons in the reaction and thereby almost fu



sclerose, Crohn, cølici - humangenomet og link til sygdomme - mulighed for ny behandling af inflammatorisk sygdomme

Genetic study uncovers potential new treatments for inflammatory diseases
Researchers have studied over ten million DNA variations and found new links between the human genome and inflammation tracers. The study uncovered new possibilities for treatment of diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease and celiac disease.



flygtige organiske stoffer - ny sensor

Highly sensitive gas sensors for volatile organic compound detection
A collaboration of researchers in Japan has developed a sensor for volatile organic compound (VOC) detection. Their manufacturing method allows for fine-tuning of SnO2 nanocrystal and pore sizes. Experiments found that a dramatic increase in sensitivity was realized by Pd-loading the sensors. The highly sensitive devices may have a practical use detecting specific biomarkers for medical diagnostic


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lungesygdom - om opdagelse af et vigtigt molekyle som regulerer vores åndedræt - måske af betydning for behandling af respiratoriske lidelser

Newly discovered breathing molecule vital to treating respiratory conditions
Respiratory conditions could be better targeted and treated, thanks to the discovery of the vital molecule which regulates breathing – according to research by the University of Warwick.

lungesygdom - om opdagelse af et vigtigt molekyle som regulerer vores åndedræt - måske af betydning for behandling af respiratoriske lidelser

Breathing molecule discovered: Vital to treating respiratory conditions
Respiratory conditions could be better targeted and treated, thanks to the discovery of the vital molecule which regulates breathing.



drikkevand renses af solenergi-fordamper

‘Solar vapor’ device purifies dirty drinking water
A new way to make nasty or salty water drinkable features carbon-dipped paper. It could be a cheap and efficient option for addressing global drinking water shortages, particularly in developing areas and regions affected by natural disasters. “Using extremely low-cost materials, we have been able to create a system that makes near maximum use of the solar energy during evaporation. At the same t



astronomi: om opdagelsen af et magnetfelt omkring en mærkelig neutronstjerne i et dobbeltstjerne-system som forhindrer stjernen i at modtage stof fra dens ledsagestjerne

Mind the gap—Rapid Burster behaviour explained
Scientists observing a curious neutron star in a binary system known as the 'Rapid Burster' may have solved a forty-year-old mystery surrounding its puzzling X-ray bursts. They discovered that its magnetic field creates a gap around the star, largely preventing it from feeding on matter from its stellar companion. Gas builds up until, under certain conditions, it hits the neutron star all at once,



svampe - om svampe og hvilken rolle de spiller i naturen, i videnskab og for os

The good, the bad and the ugly—the many roles of mushrooms



(BEMÆRK: FLERE ARTIKLER OM FUGLE)

fugle - evolution - om amatørornithologers hjælp til studiet af fuglenæbbets evolution

Bird lovers help scientists discover secrets of beak evolution
Citizen scientists and bird lovers across the world have helped researchers at the University of Sheffield and the University of South Florida uncover new secrets about the evolution of bird's beaks over time in a ground-breaking study published today in the journal Nature.

fugle - evolution - om amatørornithologers hjælp til studiet af fuglenæbbets evolution

Bird lovers help scientists discover secrets of beak evolution
Data shows new information about the evolution of bird beaks, report scientists. In their study, 3D scans were logged online by members of the public across the world.



kvantesystemet - om den første eksperimentelle observation af en såkaldt førsteordens faseovergang i et kvantesystem

Quantum phase transition observed for the first time
A group of scientists led by Johannes Fink from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) reported the first experimental observation of a first-order phase transition in a dissipative quantum system. Phase transitions include such phenomena as the freezing of water at the critical temperature of 0 degrees Celsius. However, phase transitions also occur at the quantum mechanical



hydrogenmetalteori - om kritik af et studie, der hævder at have opnået metallisk hydrogen

Metallisk hydrogen sætter forskerverdenen i kog
Påstand om fremstilling af metallisk hydrogen mødes med meget hård kritik fra forskere. Lige til skraldepanden, lyder det. Andre bakker dog de kritiserede forskere op.



hackerangreb - om at virksomheder er mere udsat for hackerangreb fordi de ansatte bruger mobiltelefoner

Virksomheder bliver sårbare over for hacking på grund af ansattes mobil-spil
https://www.version2.dk/artikel/virksomheders-saarbarhed-hacking-eskalerer-paa-grund-ansattes-mobil-apps-1072911Et spil på mobiltelefonen kan give hackere adgang til fortrolige dokumenter i en virksomhed, advarer ny sikkerhedsrapport. Version2



oxygen på tidlig Jord - om at der var lavt niveau af oxygen i Jordens middelalder og at dette hæmmede evolutionen i 2 milliarder år

Low level of oxygen in Earth's middle ages delayed evolution for two billion years
A low level of atmospheric oxygen in Earth's middle ages held back evolution for 2 billion years, raising fresh questions about the origins of life on this planet.



skældyr-pseudomedicin - om at skældyr bliver dræbt for at blive brugt som pangolin-scales på det asiatiske marked

Thai cops seize record three tonnes of pangolin scales
Thai customs police on Thursday unveiled a massive three-tonne cache of seized pangolin scales intended for Asia's lucrative wildlife markets, where feverish demand for the 'scaly anteater' has turned it into the most trafficked mammal on earth.



fiskeri - om at fiskere kan bruge mobiltelefonen til at fiske mere og samtidig hjælpe med miljøovervågningen og bevare fiskebestandene

Clickbait
The mobile phone apps that are enabling fishermen to increase their catches at the same time as helping environmentalists monitor and preserve stocks.



hjertesygdom og vitamin-C: om at vitamin-C måske nedsætter risikoen for hjerteflimmer (atrial fibrillation) efter hjerteoperation

Vitamin C may decrease risk of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery
Vitamin C decreased the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation (AF) by 44% in cardiac surgery patients in nine randomized trials that were conducted outside of the USA according to a meta-analysis.



schizofreni - om at en test med spejl-spil kan gøre det muligt at opdage schizofreni tidligt

'Mirror game' test could secure early detection of schizophrenia, study shows
A pioneering new study has developed a new, 'mirror game' test using computer avatars to accurately detect specific variations in how patients move and interact socially -- well-documented characteristics of the mental disorder.



hjernens mønsterudfyldning - om at hjernen udfylder manglende informationer med fyld-informationer i hullerne og at det sker i hippocampus

Your Brain’s Favorite Trick is Filling in the ______
A study reveals the surprising pattern of pattern-completing connections in the hippocampus.



biler der er selvkørende

Vejdirektoratet: Selvkørende biler vil øge trængslen med 15 procent
Kapaciteten på vejene vil stige væsentligt, når vores biler kan køre selv. Men voksende trafik vil især i hovedstadsområdet mere end æde gevinsten op.



frivilligt arbejde gør det lettere for krigsveteraner at begynde et civilt liv (USA, Irak-veteraner)

Volunteering eases veterans' transition to civilian life
The first peer-reviewed and published national study of civic service among U.S. vets who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan found volunteering improved their health and social life.


(BEMÆRK: FLERE ARTIKLER OM SØVN)

søvn og hukommelsen - mangel på søvn hæmmer nye erindringers dannelse

Sleep deprivation handicaps the brain's ability to form new memories, mouse study shows
Studying mice, scientists have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can 'solidify' lessons learned and use them when they awaken -- in the case of nocturnal mice, the next evening.

søvn - billedscanning viser hjernens omstilling under søvn

Sleep research high-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep
Striking electron microscope pictures from inside the brains of mice suggest what happens in our own brain every day: Our synapses -- the junctions between nerve cells -- grow strong and large during the stimulation of daytime, then shrink by nearly 20 percent while we sleep, creating room for more growth and learning the next day.

søvn - hjernen skrumper under søvn

Sleeping Shrinks the Brain … and That's a Good Thing
Sleep provides a time for the brain to prune synapses to ensure only the most important information is retained.

søvn - campingferie - om at telttur er godt mod søvnløshed

Søvnløs? Tag på telttur en weekend
Naturligt sollys og nattemørke kan hjælpe dig til at få en bedre døgnrytme... "

søvn - om at søvn er vigtig for at glemme - og at det netop også er vigtigt at kunne glemme

Two New Studies Explain How Memories Are "Pruned" During Sleep
The pair of papers suggest that sleep is crucial in order to wipe out memories. Yep – it turns out that, sometimes, it's smart to forget.

søvn - om at hjernen under søvn opbygger hukommelse for det, vi har lært i løbet af dagen

You can only learn so much before needing to snooze
Sleep recalibrates the brain’s memory cells, allowing us to solidify what we’ve learned and use it when next awake, new evidence from mice indicates. Sleep deprivation, sleep disorders, and sleeping pills can interfere with the process, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine conclude. “The bottom line is that sleep is not really downtime for the brain.” “Our findings sol

søvn - om at vi i søvnen rydder op i ligegyldige hukommelsesspor ved at fjerne knopper på nervecellerne

Nye studier bekræfter: Vi sover for at rydde op i hjernens kaos
I søvnen rydder hjernen helt fysisk op i ‘ligegyldige’ hukommelsesspor ved at fjerne knopper på nervecellerne. Det gør, at vi kan glemme på en smart måde.

søvn - om søvns og døgnrytmers betydning for at kunne huske

It's Okay That You Don't Like Mornings--Your Memory Probably Doesn't Either
How sleep, circadian rhythms and chronotype affect your ability to remember

søvn og indlæring

Er det lettere for småbørn at lære ord når de får en søvnpause? Ifølge en undersøgese lærer børn under skolealderen bedst når de får en nap.==
Preschoolers learn words best if they have a nap
Naps play an important role in helping babies hang onto what they learn. Now, a new study suggests naptime could have a similar effect on language learning in preschoolers. Researchers studied verb learning in three-year-olds and found that those who napped after learning new verbs had a better understanding of the words when tested 24 hours later. The findings, which will appear in the journal C

søvnkontrol i hjernen

Researchers Tap a Sleep Switch in the BrainFor more than a century, biologists have been studying sleep. And over the decades, interesting findings have piled up: Sleep deprivation, we now know, can be lethal. Sleep pressure — the need for sleep — increases the longer you’re awake. In humans and other mammals, sleep is very recognizable in readings of brain activity. Early on, the squiggling line of an EEG readout starts to form kinks cal

søvn - og en hulefisk

Tiny cavefish may help humans evolve to require very little sleep
We all do it; we all need it—humans and animals alike. Sleep is an essential behavior shared by nearly all animals and disruption of this process is associated with an array of physiological and behavioral deficits. Although there are so many factors contributing to sleep loss, very little is known about the neural basis for interactions between sleep and sensory processing.

søvn og hukommelse og glemsel: søvnens virkninger på hjernen

Matter: The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget, Scientists Say
Two studies suggest that the brain edits itself during sleep, paring back the tangle of neurons that grows in waking hours.

søvn: immunsystem regulerer søvn (hjernens immunprotein NLRP3 er med til at regulere søvn)

Study points to a universal immune mechanism as a regulator of sleep
Sleep may be regulated in part by several brain-based immune proteins collectively called inflammasome NLRP3, suggests new research conducted in mice.

søvn - og synapser

[Perspective] Synaptic scaling in sleep
Sleep appears to be a universal phenomenon in the animal kingdom (1) and lack of sleep leads to severe cognitive disruption (2). Yet, the biological function of sleep is unknown. On pages 507 and 511 of this issue, de Vivo et al. (3) and Diering et al. (4), respectively, provide a peek into the nightlife of synapses, the neural connections in the nervous system. The studies reveal substantial alte

søvn - og synapser

[This Week in Science] Synapse remodeling during sleep

ARTIKEL ER LAVET OM ELEFANTERS SØVN(uglesiden.wikispaces.com/søvn)

elefanter har kort søvn

Mysteries of elephant sleep revealed
African elephants living in the wild sleep for the shortest time of any mammal, according to a study.

elefanter har kort søvn

How Long Do Animals Sleep?
Sleep time in animals ranges from just 2 hours a day for the elephant to 20 hours a day for the sloth.

elefanter har kort søvn

Wild elephants will sleep when they’re dead
They may get less shut-eye than any other mammal Wild elephants can’t be bothered with sleep. A new study suggests that they may sleep less than any other mammal, snoozing for around two hours night.

universet er måske et hologram

Scientists Find First Observed Evidence That Our Universe May Be a Hologram
Physicists finds evidence from just after the Big Bang that supports the controversial holographic universe theory.



fedtsyrer i celler - ny metode til at visualisere dem

New way of visualizing fatty acids inside cells
A new method to image intracellular fatty acids at a single cell level has been developed by a team of researchers. They treated cells with fatty acids containing a single bromine atom and used scanning X-ray fluorescence microscopy to observe the molecules inside the cells. The technique offers superior resolution. The new method may improve understanding of the role of fatty acids in cell functi



bakterietoxin Staphylococcus epidermidis bacterier - i blodet - billedteknolog

Scientists illuminate role of staph toxins in bacterial sepsis
Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria are a significant concern for hospitalized infants, children and anyone with implanted medical devices. The bacteria can infect the bloodstream causing sepsis. Severe bacterial sepsis is characterized by an extreme immune response, inflammation, reduced blood flow, clotting, and organ failure. A new study is helping scientists to understand this issue.

peroxid indtagelse (alternativ medicin) kan være dødeligt

Peroxide ingestion, promoted by alternative medicine, can be deadly
High-concentration peroxide, sometimes promoted in alternative medicine circles for cleanses or as a so-called 'natural cure,' can lead to numerous life-threatening ailments and death itself, according to a new report.


venstre/højredrejede molekyler - ny teknik til at bygge chirale lægemidler ==

Chemists unveil versatile new method for making chiral drug molecules
A new technique has been invented for constructing chiral drug molecules, report scientists. Chiral molecules are those whose structural complexity allows them to have mirror-image, "left-handed" and "right-handed" forms. For drug molecules, usually only one of those forms works -- the other may even have unwanted side-effects -- and thus pharmaceutical chemists have a great need for methods to bu

venstre/højredrejede molekyler - ny teknik til at bygge chirale lægemidler

Chemists unveil versatile new method for making chiral drug molecules
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have invented a new technique for constructing chiral drug molecules.



(FLERE ARTIKLER OM HASH)

hash og graviditet - måske skadeligt for fosteret

Pregnant Women Turn to Marijuana, Perhaps Harming Infants
More expectant mothers are using marijuana, believing it safe. But research suggests it may hurt brain development and reduce birth weight.

hash, syntetisk - ikke sikkert og mere skadeligt end rigtig hash

Here's Why Synthetic Marijuana Isn't Safe
Synthetic marijuana compounds, sometimes called K2 or Spice, are actually chemically different from marijuana, and are more dangerous, according to a new review.

hash - kan måske nedsætte abstinenser hos narkomaner

Neurobiologist illuminates the underexplored potential of cannabis to address opioid addiction
Cannabinoids, extracts of cannabis legally sold as medical marijuana, could reduce cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms in heroin users, a number of animal studies and a small human pilot study have revealed.

hash på recept i Sverige

To patienter får for første gang cannabis på recept i Sverige
To svenske patienter med stærke nervesmerter kan nu få medicinsk cannabis på recept. Herhjemme starter et forsøg med cannabis på recept til januar næste år - og første danske producent af medicinsk cannabis er klar med høst i august.

hash i USA

Medical Marijuana Faces Fed's Catch-22
Doing large studies of marijuana's potential as medicine means getting it removed from an official federal list of substances with no official medical use--which requires more proof of its potential...




proteiner - chaperone-ledsageproteiner - ribosomernes proteiner har hver sit eget ledsageprotein

Protein chaperone takes its job seriously
For proteins, this would be the equivalent of the red-carpet treatment: each protein belonging to the complex machinery of ribosomes—components of the cell that produce proteins—has its own chaperone to guide it to the right place at the right time and protect it from harm.



Ebola - scoringssystem for sværhedsgrad

New scoring system predicts Ebola severity
While Ebola virus disease (EVD) is notorious for being one of the world's most deadly infections, it actually has a wide range of outcomes, where asymptomatic presentation may be as common as fatality. Now, researchers have developed a new scale which can help predict which patients are most at risk of dying from EVD.



(FLERE ARTIKLER OM MALARIA)

malaria - om vellykkede tidlige test for et nyt middel mod malaria

Successful preclinical tests for new agent against severe malaria
Scientists have developed a new substance that has cured severe malaria in humanized mice.

malaria - om gener, der er koblet til malariaparasittens evne til at trives i kroppen i årevis

Genes linked to malaria parasites' ability to persist in the body
The ability of malaria parasites to persist in the body for years is linked to the expression of a set of genes from the pir gene family, scientists have found.

malaria - hvorfor foretrækker malariamyg at suge blod fra mennesker med malaria?]

Why malaria mosquitoes like people with malaria
Malaria mosquitoes prefer to feed -- and feed more -- on blood from people infected with malaria. Researchers have now discovered why. The findings can lead to new ways to fight malaria without using poisonous chemicals.

malaria - hvorfor foretrækker malariamyg at suge blod fra mennesker med malaria?]

Why malaria mosquitoes like people with malaria
Malaria mosquitoes prefer to feed—and feed more—on blood from people infected with malaria. Researchers from Stockholm University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and KTH Royal Institute of Technology have discovered why. The findings can lead to new ways to fight malaria without using poisonous chemicals. The results will be published in the next issue of the journal Science.

malaria følsom for peberrod

Malaria mosquitos sensitive to horseradish
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have taken an important step on the road to understanding the underlying mechanism of how and why animals can feel pain in connection with cold or heat. However, according to the study, temperature is just one triggering factor – horseradish, mustard, cinnamon and wasabi have a similar effect.

malariavaccine - protein på overfladen af malarieparasit har fået en forklaring

Malaria vaccine target's invasion partner uncovered
A team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has discovered how a promising malarial vaccine target - the protein RH5 - helps parasites to invade human red blood cells.The study reveals that a previously mysterious protein on the surface of the parasite called P113 anchors the RH5 protein, and provides a molecular bridge between the parasite and a red bl

malariavaccine med begrænsninger

Scientists may have just made a malaria vaccine breakthroughHealth But the vaccine has its limitations This latest discovery may be a giant step forward in creating the long elusive malaria vaccine.

malariavaccine virker i kliniske forsøg

New malaria vaccine effective in clinical trialResearchers have demonstrated in a clinical trial that a new vaccine for malaria called Sanaria® PfSPZ-CVac has been up to 100 percent effective when assessed at 10 weeks after last dose of vaccine. For the trial, scientists used malaria parasites provided by Sanaria.

malaria - sesquiterpener mod malaria, kræft og hjertesygdom

Labs could churn out plant compounds that fight cancer
Compounds called sesquiterpenes—found in spicy foods, insects, plant leaves, and beer—show potential for treating malaria, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and even colds. Because they’re very sticky and bind to the enzyme that produces them, it’s been difficult and expensive to make sesquiterpenes in the lab. The team from Cardiff University may have the answer. They’ve come up with a new way of

malaria - kan det udryddes?

Should we commit to eradicate malaria worldwide?
Should we commit to eradicate malaria worldwide? For the author of a new report, eradication is the only equitable and sustainable solution.

malaria - der er opstået insekticidresistens i myggene

Scaled-up malaria control efforts breed insecticide resistance in mosquitoes
A genetic analysis of mosquito populations in Africa shows that recent successes in controlling malaria through treated bednets has led to widespread insecticide resistance in mosquitoes, according to a new study.



(FLERE ARTIKLER OM ZIKAVIRUS)

zika - hvordan virusset ændrer celler

See how Zika infection changes a human cell
The Zika virus taking hold of the inner organelles of human liver and neural stem cells has been captured via light and electron microscopy. In Cell Reports on February 28, researchers in Germany show how the African and Asian strains of Zika rearrange the endoplasmic reticulum and cytoskeletal architecture of host cells so that they can build factories where they make daughter viruses. The study

Zika - 35 myggearter kan sprede virusset

Zika may be spread by 35 species of mosquitoes, researchers say
Zika may be spread by as many as 35 species of mosquitoes, including seven found in the United States, according to a predictive model created by University of Georgia ecologists and published Tuesday in the journal, eLife.

zika - virus kan spredes af flere myggearter

More mosquito species than previously thought may transmit Zika
Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists.

zikavirus - gør immuncellerne blinde

Zika virus blindfolds immune alarm cells
Dendritic cells are 'sentinel' cells that alert the rest of the immune system when they detect viral infection. When Zika virus infects them, it shuts down interferon signaling, one route for mustering the antiviral troops. However, another antiviral pathway called RIG-I-like receptor (RLR) signaling is left intact and could be a target for immunity-boosting therapies.

zikavirus - om mulig vaccine mod Zika-virus

Ny zika-vaccine lover godt efter test på dyrForskere håber at være kommet på sporet af en vaccine, der kan eliminere risikoen for den frygtede virusinfektion zika.

zikavirus - årsag til at de skader fosteret

Scientists find clue to why Zika, but not its close relatives, causes birth defectsThe most frightening aspect of Zika virus has been its ability to produce severe fetal birth defects during pregnancy, especially microcephaly—a small head. Now, scientists have uncovered the details behind the virus’s unique ability to cross the placental barrier and expose the fetus to a range of birth defects that often go beyond microcephaly to include eye and joint injury, and even other type

zikavirus - årsag til at de skader fosteret

Scientists uncover how Zika virus causes microcephaly
A multidisciplinary team has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development, outlines a new report.

zikavirus - årsag til at de skader fosteret

Zika may cause miscarriages, thin brain tissue in babies carried to term
In early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta -- intended to protect the developing fetus -- and appears to lead to a high percentage of miscarriages and to babies born with thin brain tissue and inflammation in brain cells, report scientists.

zikavirus - årsag til at de skader fosteret

Birth Defects Rise Twentyfold in Mothers With Zika, C.D.C. Says
The agency estimated that 60 of every 1,000 pregnancies involved some type of severe defect caused by infections from the mosquito-borne virus.

zika - forskning i vaccine

Feverish Sprint for a Zika Vaccine Faces a Strange Hurdle this Summer
No one wants active viral outbreaks—but researchers need them to make sure vaccinations work

zika - forskning i vaccine

To Test Zika Vaccines, Scientists Need A New Outbreak
It's a bit of a paradox, but researchers say they need Zika virus to re-emerge this year so they can test vaccines designed to defeat it.

zika - bekæmpelse af myg med mikroRNA

Researchers aim to disrupt egg production in dengue- and Zika-spreading mosquito
The mosquito Aedes aegypti, which can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever virus, requires a blood meal to develop eggs. One way to control the spread of these diseases is to tamper with the reproductive events that follow this mosquito's blood meal. A team of scientists has explored this at the molecular level. They focused on microRNAs, which play a critical role in mos

zika - software-redskab til at følge virusudbrud

Open Science Prize goes to software tool for tracking viral outbreaks
After three rounds of competition—one of which involved a public vote—a software tool developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Basel to track Zika, Ebola and other viral disease outbreaks in real time has won the first-ever international Open Science Prize.




Wolbachia - kan måske bruges som biologisk bekæmpelse af malaria og zika og denguefeber

New tool for combating mosquito-borne disease: Insect parasite genes
Discovery of the genes the insect parasite Wolbachia uses to control its hosts' reproduction provides a powerful new tool for enhancing biological control efforts for mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika and malaria.

Wolbachia - kan måske bruges som biologisk bekæmpelse af malaria og zika og denguefeber

New tool for combating mosquito-borne disease: Insect parasite genes
Wolbachia is the most successful parasite the world has ever known. You've never heard of it because it only infects bugs: millions upon millions of species of insects, spiders, centipedes and other arthropods all around the globe.

Wolbachia - kan måske bruges som biologisk bekæmpelse af malaria og zika og denguefeber

A Bizarre Bacteria Could Be the Key to Controlling Mosquitoes
For 50 years, scientists have known that Wolbachia can cause sterility in mosquitoes and other insects. But now they finally understand exactly how it works




insekt gøres til en cyborg (guldsmeds flyvning styres via hjernestimulering)

RoboDragonfly: Tiny Backpack Turns Insect into a Cyborg
Engineers have fitted dragonflies with tiny backpack controllers that connect directly to the neurons controlling the insects' flight.



falske trusler - forudsigelse af hvordan folk vil reagere

Political affiliation can predict how people will react to false information about threats
How liberal or conservative a person is predicts how likely they are to believe information about potential hazards, a new study has found.



smertemidler - øger hjerterisiko via lungeinfektioner

Common pain relievers may increase heart attack risk during respiratory infections
Widely used pain relievers may increase the risk of a heart attack when used during a cold or flu-like illness, according to a new study. The findings suggest physicians and patients should use caution when prescribing or taking the medications, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, to ease symptoms of acute respiratory infections.



DNA-reparation - forklaring

How breaks in DNA are repaired
The results are significant for gene therapy procedures and for our understanding of cell transformation. A team of researchers has discovered that the processes for repairing DNA damage are far more complex than previously assumed. The ends of breaks in the double helix are not just joined, they are first changed in a meticulously choreographed process so that the original genetic information can



messenger RNA

messenger RNA
Moderna Therapeutics has raised nearly $2 billion on the promise that messenger RNA, the molecule that relays genetic instructions from DNA to a cell's proteinmaking machinery, could be re-engineered into a versatile set of drugs and vaccines. These strands of instructions could teach our cells to make whatever was needed to treat or prevent disease—virus-slaying antibodies, waste-gobbling enzymes



nanopartikel kan flyttes med laser

Laser-driven nanoparticle motion in liquids
Laser-driven electron microscopy is an incredibly powerful technique for filming the fastest processes in matter as they occur. A short laser pulse triggers the dynamics of interest, and a delayed electron flash then illuminates the scene for a moment. In this way, no camera shutter is required, and time-frozen snapshots of the action are obtained at a time resolution that is much faster than any



krig - kan det forudsiges?

Predicting armed conflict: Time to adjust our expectations?
This Essay provides an introduction to the general challenges of predicting political violence, particularly compared with predicting other types of events (such as earthquakes). What is possible? What is less realistic? We aim to debunk myths about predicting violence, as well as to illustrate the substantial progress in this field.



forudsigelser i videnskab

Data-driven predictions in the science of science
The desire to predict discoveries—to have some idea, in advance, of what will be discovered, by whom, when, and where—pervades nearly all aspects of modern science, from individual scientists to publishers, from funding agencies to hiring committees. In this Essay, we survey the emerging and interdisciplinary field of the “science of science” and what it teaches us about the predictability of scie



forudsigelser i sociale systemer

Prediction and explanation in social systems
Historically, social scientists have sought out explanations of human and social phenomena that provide interpretable causal mechanisms, while often ignoring their predictive accuracy. We argue that the increasingly computational nature of social science is beginning to reverse this traditional bias against prediction; however, it has also highlighted three important issues that require resolution



forudsigelser af menneskelig adfærd

Predicting human behavior: The next frontiers
Machine learning has provided researchers with new tools for understanding human behavior. In this article, we briefly describe some successes in predicting behaviors and describe the challenges over the next few years.



nikotin bliver kronisk narkotikahukommelse i hjernen (rotter)

Nicotine creates a chronic drug memory in the brain
A researcher reports a surprise that came after three months into her study on nicotine abstinence, when lab rats suddenly became fearless and sought out well-lighted areas that prey animals normally avoid. At the same time, signaling in the brain’s reward system changed, as shown by a study.



thymus-celler kan frembringes ved ny metode

Researchers engineer new thyroid cells
Researchers have discovered a new efficient way to generate thyroid cells, known as thyrocytes, using genetically modified embryonic stem cells. The findings are the first step to developing a similar protocol using human stem cells that will allow the modeling of thyroid disease to better understand its causes and the development of therapies.



bakterieinfektioner kan bekæmpes på ny måde (Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium)

Scientific team describes a new molecular mechanism to fight bacterial infections
A new antibacterial mechanism has been identified that protects macrophages – defense cells in the immune system – from the infection of the bacteria Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, a pathogen associated with several gastrointestinal diseases. This discovery, carried out with mice, could open new exploration channels for pharmacological treatments of some bacterial infections.



hvede angrives af rustsvampe

Deadly new wheat disease threatens Europe’s crops
Researchers caution that stem rust may have returned to world’s largest wheat-producing region

E-cigaretter dårligt for hjertet

E-Cigarette Smoking May Be Bad for Your Heart
A new study finds that certain markers for heart disease risk are higher in e-cigarette users than in nonusers


om at fede mennesker har sværere ved at få børn

Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy, study suggests
Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according to a study.



om at isbjørne optager flere miljøgifte når isen forsvinder pga klimaændringer

Isbjørne ophober mere miljøgift når havisen forsvinder
Norske forskere finder sammenhæng mellem havis, isbjørnes fedtlagring og forurening.



om at Jordens vand kan være dannet i Jordens indre

Earth's water may have originally been formed deep within its mantle, study shows
Earth's water may have originally been formed by chemical reactions deep within the planet's mantle, according to research led by University College Dublin.


om at klimaet skades af øget trafik

Trafik løber løbsk: CO2-udslippet fra verdens transport stiger med 60 procent
Bil- og flytrafikken vokser så hurtigt, at det fjerner håbet om at holde verdens temperaturstigning under to grader i 2050, med mindre verdens ledere handler øjeblikkeligt, konkluderer OECD-rapport.


om at kodeord er for lette at gætte

Derfor kan gamer-pc’er knække dårligt opbevarede kodeord som pindebrænde
https://www.version2.dk/artikel/derfor-kan-gamer-pcer-knaekke-daarligt-opbevarede-kodeord-pindebraende-1072931Kraften i moderne grafikkort gør det til en leg at gætte kodeord – hvis de ikke er opbevaret ordentligt.



om at meteorregn for 470 million år siden ikke øgede biodiversiteten på Jorden

Myth busted: No link between gigantic asteroid break-up, rise in biodiversity
Some 470 million years ago, during the middle part of the geological period known as the Ordovician, an asteroid collision took place somewhere between Mars and Jupiter. The collision caused an explosion that sent a cascade of meteorites towards Earth.



om at optage ekstremt hurtigere billeder af nanopartikler

Combining pulsed laser with electron gun allows for capturing fast motion of nanoparticles in a liquid
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the California Institute of Technology has combined a pulsed laser with an electron gun to capture imagery of suspended nanoparticles moving at nanosecond speeds. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their approach and how they used their apparatus to follow the motion of laser-excited nanoparticles


om at producere duftstoffer og smagsstoffer ved hjælp af bakteriedyrkning

Engineered bacteria produce rare and commercially useful compounds in large quantities
Using advanced fermentation technology, industrial biotech startup Manus Bio hopes to make manufacturing flavors, fragrances, and other products greener and more cost-effective—and maybe create new products in the process.



om at salicylsyre fremmer slimhinde-infektion med bakterien Staphylococcus aureus

Salicylic acid promotes nasal mucosa colonization by Staphylococcus aureus
Salicylic acid is a plant hormone best known for its use as a key ingredient in pain relievers, anti-acne preparations and medications for skin conditions. We also consume mild doses of salicylic acid when we eat fruits and vegetables. An international team of researchers, including scientists from Vetmeduni Vienna, has now shown that this multifaceted compound can also have an unpleasant side eff

om at salicylsyre fremmer slimhinde-infektion med bakterien Staphylococcus aureus

Salicylic acid, a widespread ingredient in pain relief medications, promotes nasal mucosa colonization
An international research team has now shown that this multifaceted compound can also have an unpleasant side effect. Salicylic acid forms complexes with iron and lab tests showed that the iron limitation strongly promotes formation of biofilms by Staphylococcus aureus. This allows the bacteria to survive and persist in our respiratory tract for longer periods of time which eventually trigger life

om at strandet hval i Norge havde 30 plastposer i maven

In Norway, zoologists find 30 plastic bags in stranded whale
Norwegian zoologists have found about 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a beaked whale that had beached on a southwestern Norway coast.

om at styre de elektriske egenskaber ved polymere halvledere

Full(erene) potential: Adding specific molecules to 'trap' charge carriers in semiconducting polymers
In what could be called a classic "Eureka" moment, UC Santa Barbara materials researchers have discovered a simple yet effective method for mastering the electrical properties of polymer semiconductors. The elegant technique allows for the efficient design and manufacture of organic circuitry (the type found in flexible displays and solar cells, for instance) of varying complexity while using the

om at vende metoden med at lave ammoniak

Flipping the switch on ammonia production: Process generates electricity instead of consuming energy
Nearly a century ago, German chemist Fritz Haber won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a process to generate ammonia from hydrogen and nitrogen gases. The process, still in use today, ushered in a revolution in agriculture, but now consumes around one percent of the world's energy to achieve the high pressures and temperatures that drive the chemical reactions to produce ammonia.

om at vende metoden med at lave ammoniak

Flipping the switch on ammonia production
Chemists have published a different method, using enzymes derived from nature, that generates ammonia at room temperature. As a bonus, the reaction generates a small electrical current.

om computer der kan skelne falske nyheder fra sande nyheder

Trick of Tweet: Data Tool Pinpoints Words Seen as Credible
Computers are sorting real news from fake on social media

om drivhusgasser fra vådområder såsom enge

Wetlands Can Help Fight Climate Change
But if these ecosystems are not protected, they could release huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere


om at quantum mechanics kan simulere komplekse systemer såsom transportsystem, børsen, vejret

Quantum RAM: Modelling the big questions with the very small
When it comes to studying transportation systems, stock markets and the weather, quantum mechanics is probably the last thing to come to mind. However, scientists have just performed a 'proof of principle' experiment showing that when it comes to simulating such complex processes in the macroscopic world quantum mechanics can provide an unexpected advantage

om evolution - og fænotypisk variation og co-evolution mellem arter med samme træk rettet mod fx samme prædator og co-evolution der forhindrer sammenbrud af et opstået samarbejde mellem arter

Studyfinds mutual reinforcement of phenotypic diversity and cooperation
A new model exploring how evolutionary dynamics work in natural selection has found that phenotypic diversity, or an organism's observable traits, co-evolves with contingent cooperation when organisms with like traits work together to protect themselves from outsiders, according to a study. The study also finds that diversity helps prevent the collapse of cooperation... "

om is med luftbobler der gør isen sprød ved tryk så kemisk analyse er vanskelig - med det kan løses med ny metode

Labspecializes in analyzing brittle portion of polar ice cores
Tiny air bubbles compressed within a polar ice core make some sections brittle to the touch, but one ice core lab knows how to handle this delicate part of the chemical analysis, thus making the dating of the entire ice core possible...

om quantum communication og overførsel af 10 bit med en enkelt foton

Researchers transmit 10 bit of information with a single photon
Researchers have managed to transmit more than 10 bit of information with a single photon. They achieved this using an ingenious method for detecting individual photons. The knowledge gained from this study can be used to improve the security and speed of quantum communication... "

om RSV en lungevirus uden vaccine eller behandling

Missing link for fighting viral pneumonia identified
According to the Centers for Disease Control, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes about 60,000 hospitalizations of children aged 0 to four, and nearly 200,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths among adults 65 and older. However, there are virtually no vaccines or treatments for these infections. In a new study, researchers found evidence that the cytokine, Interleukin 27 (IL-27), may be the..

om scanning af øjne hos diabetikere - fjernelse af den røde farvekanal i billeder viser tydeligere unormale forhold

Red'color channel' may aid in screening for diabetic eye disease
In photographs of the eye used to screen for diabetes-related eye disease, separating out the red color channel can help show some abnormalities -- especially in racial/ethnic minority patients, suggests a study... "

om at vægtøgning ikke har sammenhæng med mængden af motion i USA

Studyprovides new evidence that exercise is not key to weight control
Compelling new evidence has been gained that exercise may not be the key to controlling weight. Researchers who studied young adults from the United States and four other countries found that neither physical activity nor sedentary time were associated with weight gain

om bille som angriber fyrretræer i Honduras

Honduras manages to stall pine-munching bugs' march
Over the past three years, Honduras has lost a quarter of its pine forests to a plague of bark-munching beetles... "

om cykling i Kina

Pedal power revival in China as bike-share apps race for glory
Unlock them with an app, drop them off anywhere, and nip past lanes of stationary car traffic: the humble bicycle is seeing a revival in China as a new generation of start-ups help tackle urban congestion and pollution with fleets of brightly coloured two wheelers

om energiforsyning i Østdanmark

Energinet.dk: Vi får problemer omkring 2025
Allerede næste år bliver forsyningssikkerheden i Østdanmark dårligere, og i 2025 skal der findes helt nye løsninger, for at vi kan klare os, forklarer afdelingschef...

om fiskeopdræt uden fisk som mad

Inside the Race to Invent a Fish-Free Fish Food
Fish farms are supposed to be a sustainable replacement for ocean fishing—but most of them rely on fish-based feed. Enter science.. Inside the Race to Invent a Fish-Free Fish Food appeared first on WIRED ... "

om fløjpolitik

Neo-Nazis Face a New Foe Online and IRL: the Far-Left Antifa
In the Great Meme War, it's troll vs. troll

om fodbold på græs giver færre skader

Super Bowl 2017: Is a Turf or Grass Field Riskier for Players?
Does a football field’s surface type — grass or turf — affect players' injury rates?..

om forbindelse mellem tarm og hjerne

Do Heartburn Medications Really Cause Dementia?
Recently we talked about the two-way connection between the brain and the small and large intestines (aka the gut). This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen continues our journey through

om grønne tage holder vand

DTU vil finde danske svar på spørgsmål om grønne tage
Hvor gode er grønne tage til at tilbageholde vand, og er fugt og kondens et problem for de bærende konstruk­tioner? Et nyt laboratorium på DTU skal finde svarene...

om grønne tage holder vand

Grønne tage breder sig – og skaber frygt for fugtskandale
Det bliver stadigt mere populært at så græs på taget – men der er ikke enighed om den sikre måde at gøre det på. Byggeskadefond advarer, mens forsikringsselskab er mere fortrøstningsfuldt... "

om hybriddyr i naturen

Dansk biolog: Der er hybrid-dyr overalt i naturen
Selvom vi mennesker har været med til at skabe nye hybriddyr, er Moder Natur ikke bleg for selv at blande arter... "

om irriterende lyde

Going Crazy From Annoying Sounds Is An Actual Medical Condition
Ew, noisy chewing! Ack, clickety pens! If those sounds drive you crazy, you're not alone, and it turns out it's an actual medical condition called misophonia...

om klæbrigt spyt hos frøer

'Pretty Disgusting Snot-Like Spit' Lets Frogs Catch Their Prey
Frog tongues are super soft and wrap around their prey while secreting a sticky spit that changes consistency.

om matematik

TheMathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers
The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play, and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to find them..

om morfiner og dødsfald

Nonmedical use of prescription drugs among young people: A growing global concern
Balancing a country's need to make prescription drugs available to those in need while simultaneously curbing nonmedical use is one of our greatest challenges. A new article shows increased rates of deaths worldwide from prescription opioids as high as 550 percent depending on country and time-period. For example, from 2000 to 2014, there was a 200 percent increase in overdose deaths due to opioid.. "

om retningssans hos dyr

Maps in the head: How animals navigate their way around provides clues to how the brain forms, stores and retrieves memories

om robotter og levering af pakker

FedEx Bets on Automation as It Prepares to Fend Off Uber and Amazon
The shipping giant is investing in autonomous trucks, and is interested in delivery robots and an Alexa app... "

om sandheder og løgne

Can Empirical Entertainment Rescue Science in an Alt-Fact World?
MythBusters and Vsauce stars Adam Savage and Michael Stevens weigh in on the role of their new show in communicating

om sciencefiction og tidsrejser

Let’s Go Back to a Future Where Sci-Fi Does Good Time Travel
The concept of time travel is actually much newer than you might expect..


om tidligere klimaændringer

Hot Fossil Mammals May Offer a Glimpse of Nature's Future
One of the hottest periods in the last 66 million years may offer insights into the consequences of modern climate change -- . on ScientificAmerican.com.. "

om truet art af frø med 4 individer - forsøg på avl

Cave Squeaker, Rare Frog Last Seen in 1962, Is Found in Zimbabwe
Researchers, who had been hunting the frogs for eight years, found two males and two females and plan to breed them and reintroduce them to the wild...

om universet og Alfa Centauri rejse

150-Year Journey to Alpha Centauri Proposed [Video
] Humanity possesses the means to place probes into orbit around nearby stars. But do we have the patience?

om vindenergi når vinden ikke blæser

Hvor skal strømmen komme fra på en tåget og vindstille vinterdag?
Danmarks elforsyning bliver mere og mere afhængig af kraftige kabelforbindelser til udlandet. Det er et problem, fordi alle lande vælger denne vej, mener flere fagfolk

om wildfire og genvækst af træerne

Vegetation resilient to salvage logging after severe wildfire
Nearly a decade after being logged, vegetation in forested areas severely burned by California's Cone Fire in 2002 was relatively similar to areas untouched by logging equipment. The findings of a new study shed light on how vegetation responds to severe wildfire and whether further disturbances from logging affect regrowth... "

om at et skadedyr angriber majs i Afrika og at det kan spredes til Middelhavsområdet og nå Asien

Fall armyworm 'threatens African farmers' livelihoods'Scientists say a pest that destroys maize is spreading rapidly across Africa and could reach Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years.

om at havfugle og havdyr måske dør af B1-vitaminmangel ifølge svenske forskere

Dyr i massevis dør af uforklarlig B1-vitaminmangelSvenske forskere mener, at mangel på vitaminet B1 kan forklare en kraftig reduktion i antallet af blandt andet havfugle, hvirveldyr og ål. Derfor prøver forskerne nu at få de svenske myndigheder til at gå ind i sagen - indtil videre uden held.

om at LED-lys kan indstilles til at være mindre skadeligt for dyrelivet

LED lighting could have major impact on wildlifeLED street lighting can be tailored to reduce its impacts on the environment, according to new research.

om at ny teknologi kan hjælpe de 4 millioner amerikanere der har stærkt nedsat syn eller blindhed

Five innovations harness new technologies for people with visual impairment, blindnessNew technologies and tools are in the works to help the 4.1 million Americans living with low vision or blindness. The innovations aim to help people with vision loss more easily accomplish daily tasks, from navigating office buildings to crossing a street.

om CRISPR-terapi mod for højt cholesterol

Gene editing injection could lower your risk of heart diseaseSome people have mutations that greatly lower their cholesterol. Tests in mice suggest a one-shot CRISPR therapy could give the rest of us the same protection

om frøart der føder levende unger og som er en truet art

Exceptional reproductive biology in extremely restricted critically endangered Nimba toadThe critically endangered Nimba toad is long known for its exceptional reproductive biology. The females of this unique species give live birth to fully developed juveniles, having for nine months continuously provided nutrition to the foetuses in the womb (matrotrophy). While live birth (viviparity) among frogs and toads is rather an exception than a common characteristic, matrotrophy, in place o

om GPS-måling af kontinentdrift

How GPS keeps up with a continent in constant motionNothing on the Earth's solid surface is static because all land is moving very slowly due to continental drift. This very slow movement affects everything around you in the same way so you can't tell it is happening, unless you are able to very accurately measure where on the Earth's surface you are.

om ny måde at fremstille hydrogen på ved brug af vedvarende ressourcer

Scientists Develop a "Better Way" to Produce Renewable HydrogenScientists have developed a “better way” to make hydrogen using renewable energy, according to a paper published this...

om ny og præcis billedteknologi til mikroskoper og teleskoper

New method improves accuracy of imaging systemsNew research provides scientists looking at single molecules or into deep space a more accurate way to analyze imaging data captured by microscopes, telescopes and other devices.

om at bruge virtuelle møder til at styrke socialt sammenhold

Sådan styrker du det sociale sammenhold gennem virtuelle møderLedelse af teams, som befinder sig forskellige steder i verden, kræver, at teammedlemmerne lærer hinanden at kende. Og det man godt gøre over nettet

om at bruge øjebevægelser til diagnose for Alzheimer

Eye-Movement behavior identification for Alzheimers diagnosisIn the present work, we develop a deep-learning approach for differentiating the eye-movement behavior of people with neurodegenerative diseases over healthy control subjects during reading well-defined sentences. We define an information compaction of the eye-tracking data of subjects without and with probable Alzheimer's disease when reading a set of well-defined, previously validated, sentences

om at det især er amerikanske skuespillere og amerikanske emner der hædres med en Oscar

Psychology explains how to win an OscarIf you want to win an Oscar it is best to be an American actor in a film that portrays American culture.

om at et japansk projekt til at fjerne rumaffald er mislykkedes

Japan's troubled 'space junk' mission failsAn experimental Japanese mission to clear 'space junk' or rubbish from the Earth's orbit has ended in failure .

om at it-udviklere bliver bedre når de selv skal lide ved at bruge deres produkter

DevOps-ekspert: Udviklere bliver bedre, hvis de selv skal lide under deres dårlige kodehttps://www.version2.dk/artikel/devops-ekspert-udviklere-bliver-bedre-hvis-de-selv-skal-lide-under-deres-daarlige-kodeUdviklere laver bedre kode, hvis de selv får lov til at opleve problemerne, når applikationer tages i brug, mener DevOps-konsulent. Version2

om at prale uden at lyde som en pralerøv

Syv måder at prale på uden at lyde som en blærerøvhttps://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/7-maader-at-prale-paa-uden-at-lyde-blaereroev-6311Du er ved at revne af stolthed over dit resultat. Men hvordan skal du nu fortælle det til verden uden at lyde som en selvoptaget nar. Det kan du læse her Jobfinder

om at selvkørende biler er blevet bedre

På ét år er de selvkørende biler blevet meget bedreSelvkørende biler kørte i 2016 længere mellem hændelser, hvor føreren måtte overtage rattet. Men data er svære at bruge i den hårde konkurrence på vejene.

om at øget vandindhold under tørveholdige landbrugsområder kan øge carbonlageret i jorden

Boosting water table can curb climate risks, says studyIncreasing the water table under arable peatland can help boost yields and the amount of carbon stored in the soil, a study says.

om brug af fermentering i fødevarevirksomheder

Forskning og fermentering skaber masser af fødevareinnovationBåde store virksomheder og mindre fødevareentreprenører fermenterer i lange baner....

om diabetesmidlet Fiasp fra Novo

Diabetesmidlet Fiasp Novo får tilskudHurtigtvirkende insulinpræparat fra Novo Nordisk får generelt tilskud.

om diskussionen om brug af sundhedsdata i Danmark

Politisk aftale fastsætter principper for brug af sundhedsdataAlle partier i Folketinget er nået frem til aftale om syv overordnede principper brug af sundhedsdata.

om en stjerne der mister sin masse

Image: Shedding star AG CarinaeThis luminous star, AG Carinae, is losing mass at a phenomenal rate. Its powerful winds reach up to seven million km/hour, and exert enormous pressure on the clouds of material already expelled by the star.

om fossil ichthyosaur

Paleo Profile: Keilhau's IchthyosaurThe significance of this ancient "fish lizard" is all in the hips

om frøers seje slim på tungen - og teknologiske udnyttelser heraf

ScienceTake: Of a Frog’s Slap Shot and SalivaThe changing viscosity of frog saliva is the secret to success during the fraction of a second that a frog hits an insect with its tongue.

om frøers seje slim på tungen - og teknologiske udnyttelser heraf

The Power of Frog SpitFrogs are known for shooting out their tongues in a fraction of a second to catch insects to swallow. Now scientists have found how important sticky spit is for hunting success.

om gammel grav i Kina fra år 564

Ancient Tomb of Chinese General and Princess Filled with FigurinesThe tomb of a general and his princess wife buried on March 18, in the year 564, has been discovered in China.

om gammel grav i Kina fra år 564

In Photos: Ancient Tomb of Couple Found in ChinaArchaeologists in China have discovered an ancient tomb containing the remains of a husband and wife couple who were buried with numerous ceramic figurines.

om humanistiske forskeres samarbejde med danske virksomheder

Humanioraforskere skal øge innovationspotentialet i danske virksomhederEt nyt innovationsprojekt, HumanImpact, skal knytte humanistiske forskere tæt sammen med danske...

om lyspæren og dens betydning

Illustrious light bulbsOnce too precious to use, now too cheap to notice – the significance of the light bulb is profound.

om man kan navngive nye dyrearter ud fra billeder alene

Animal Species Named from PhotosYou think you have a new species. Can you name it from photos alone?

om mangel på uddannelse af allergilæger

Sundhedsstyrelsen: For lidt fokus på efter­uddannelse af læger inden for allergiEfter allergi blev nedlagt som speciale har regionerne haft for lidt fokus efteruddannelse af læger inden for området.

om menneskets eventuelt manglende parringssæson

Why Don’t Humans Have a Mating Season? Turns out We Do, sort OfThere’s still a controversy among scientists as to why humans seem to follow a certain pattern.

om norske færger der er batteridrevne

Norsk batterifærge har sejlet Sognefjorden tyndI 2015 besluttede det norske storting, at der skulle ses nærmere på 52 færgeoverfarter i de norske fjorde for at begrænse emissioner. Første elektriske færger var samme år blevet sat i drift på Sognefjorden, og rederiet er i dag glad for batterifærgen.

om problemerne med at måling af neuroner kun måler en lille del af neuronerne i et kredsløb

Effective synaptic interactions in subsampled nonlinear networks with strong couplingA major obstacle to understanding neural coding and computation is the fact that experimental recordings typically sample only a small fraction of the neurons in a circuit. Measured neural properties are skewed by interactions between recorded neurons and the "hidden" portion of the network. To properly interpret neural data, we thus need a better understanding of the relationships between measure

om pseudovidenskab i den medicinske verden

Corrigendum: The week in review for 01/29/2017A 1000 Points of Pseudo-Medicine Selections from Society for Science-Based Medicine Points of Interest with comments. Not every article and study that pops up my feeds in the world of pseudo-medicine is worthy of a complete blog post. But they need to be noticed and commented upon. Duty Calls . What’s the Harm The harm continues. Two chemists walk into a bar The first one says “I’ll have some H 2

om risiko ved at bruge lægemidler ud over udløbsdatoen

When Old Medicine Goes BadWith drug prices climbing, you may be tempted to keep unused pills and cough syrups past their expiration date. Don't do it, pharmacists warn. And get all medicine out of the bathroom cabinet now.

om teknologi der muliggør hurtig overførsel af digitale data

Terahertz wireless could make spaceborne satellite links as fast as fiber-optic linksScientists announced the development of a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits (= 0.1 terabit) per second over a single channel using the 300-GHz band. This technology enables data rates 10 times or more faster than that offered by the f

om teknologi der muliggør hurtig overførsel af digitale data

Terahertz wireless could make spaceborne satellite links as fast as fiber-optic linksScientists have announced the development of a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits (= 0.1 terabit) per second over a single channel using the 300-GHz band. This technology enables data rates 10 times or more faster than that offered by the fifth-generation mobile networks (5G), expected to appear around 2020.

om terrorisme og political science

Professor discusses how political science helps combat terrorismScience and technology are essential tools for innovation, and to reap their full potential, we also need to articulate and solve the many aspects of today's global issues that are rooted in the political, cultural, and economic realities of the human world. With that mission in mind, MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences has launched "The Human Factor"—an ongoing series of stories

om transport af aminosyrer fra føden

Bakar Fellow: Aiding cells' strategy to surviveAs any human biology text will tell you, enzymes in the stomach and intestine break down proteins that are locked into almost every bite we eat. The proteins' amino acid building blocks are then transported to the body's hungry cells.

om truede arter af hajer

US: Oceanic whitetip shark warrants 'threatened' listingThe oceanic whitetip shark's declining status in the wild warrants listing as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, an arm of the federal government has determined.

om typer af galakser

A massive galaxy long ago and far awayGalaxies today fall roughly into two categories: elliptically-shaped collections of reddish, old stars that formed predominantly during a period early in the history of the universe, and spiral shaped objects dominated by blue, young stars. The Milky Way is an example of the latter, a spiral galaxy actively making new stars. In order to understand the growth of galaxies over cosmic time and the pa

om udnyttelse af højtryks naturgas

High-pressure natural gas turbine-generatorScientists have developed a turbo expander electric generator operating on high-pressure natural gas. Natural gas, compressed at the power station, releases a large amount of thermal energy into the environment as waste; the use of such derived energy may represent a step toward sustainable energy.

om virkningerne af LSD på hjernen

Why LSD Trips Last So Long and Make Everything Seem So MeaningfulTwo recent studies reveal the effects of LSD on the brain.

om virkningerne i fremtiden af kunstig intelligens

Elon Musk's Surprising Reason Why Everyone Will Be Equal in the FutureA recent conference on the future of artificial intelligence features visionary debate between Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil, Sam Harris, Nick Bostrom, David Chalmers, Jaan Tallinn and others.

om vulkaner på dværgplaneten Ceres

Lonely Ice Volcano On Ceres May Have Once Had CompanyThe dwarf planet Ceres may once have harbored many ice volcanoes, all but one of which have flattened out and vanished into the dwarf planet's surface, a new study suggests.

om webside for kvindelige fotografer

Female Photographers Matter Now More Than EverPhotojournalist Daniella Zalcman just launched a website featuring 400 female photographers. And it's about time. The post Female Photographers Matter Now More Than Ever appeared first on WIRED .

om ny næsten-gratis videnskabelig foredragsrække med spørgemulighed (Twitter: #detvived)
I et samarbejde mellem Politiken, Københavns Universitet og Carlsbergfondet er etableret en samtalerække "Det vi ved - det vi kan" med korte forelæsninger af nogle af verdens mest markante stemmer i international topforskning og samfundsdebat inden for et bredt spektrum af videnskabelige discipliner såsom medicin, klimaforsknng, kønsforskning, evolution, robotteknologi og globale problemstillinger - efterfulgt af mulighed for spørgsmål. Afholdes første gang 21. februar 2017 kl. 17-18:30 i Festsalen, Københavns Universitet, Fiolstræde 44, K. Gratis men tilmelding er nødvendig, og der er et billetprisgebyr. Twitter: #detvived. Køb billet på politikenbillet.dk/politikenlive.

om hedelandskaber i fremtidens Danmark

Fremtidens hedelandskaber har plads til et rigere plante- og dyreliv
Forskere fra Københavns og Aarhus Universitet vil undersøge om naturlige processer, vildtgræsning

om spejlterapi: At se på virtuel hånd reducerer smerte i patientens egen hånd

Looking at a virtual hand reduces the pain in your real hand
When a virtual reality headset shows you a hand in the same position as your own, it has an analgesic effect on your own hand, raising your body’s pain threshold

om at snyd i forskningen - og massage af data - er for udbredt: Kun skrappe krav om dokumentation kan stoppe dette

Science, lies and video-taped experiments
Too many researchers make up or massage their data, says Timothy D. Clark. Only stringent demands for proof can stop them.

om bekymring for at udstilling af skatte fra skibsvrag vil øge skatterøveri

Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists’ ire
Archaeologists worry that a museum exhibition will encourage exploitation of priceless historical sites.

om at man kan opnå større livsstilsændringer, hvis man tilrettelægger en række små skridt i starten

Større livsstilsændringer kan godt begynde med små skridt
En ny ph.d.-afhandling viser, hvordan man ved hjælp af konkrete genstande, fællesskaber og...

om et mislykket japansk rumskrot-fjerner projekt

Japansk rumskrotfjerner i udu brænder op i atmosfæren
Et forsøg på at rulle et 700 meter langt kabel ud fra et transportfartøj fra ISS er slået fejl. Nu er det første forsøg på at fjerne rumskrot blevet til et stjerneskud.

om fundet af en sjælden frø i Zimbabwe som ikke er set i årtier

The cave squeaker returns: Rare frog seen after decades
The cave squeaker is back. Researchers in Zimbabwe say they have found a rare frog that hasn't been seen in decades.

om muligheden for at begrænse CO2-udsendelse i udviklingslande ved hjælp af bestemte økonomiske initiativer

Fiscal incentives may help reduce carbon emissions in developing countries
A study has found that fiscal policies introduced by governments in developing countries can have a significant effect on lowering harmful carbon emissions and help countries with fulfilling their commitments under the UNFCCC Paris Agreement.

om muligheden for at begrænse CO2-udsendelse i udviklingslande ved hjælp af bestemte økonomiske initiativer (2)

Fiscal incentives may help in fight to reduce gas emissions in developing countries
Fiscal policies introduced by governments in developing countries can have a significant effect on lowering harmful carbon emissions and help counties with fulfilling their commitments under the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, suggests a new report.

om at lave god lyd i koncertsale

Concert halls call on this Japanese engineer to shape sound
Behind some of the world's most reputed concert halls is a Japanese engineer whose finesse in shaping sound is so perfectly unobtrusive that all listeners hear is the music—in all its subtlety, texture and fullness.

om muligheden for at genkende tyngdekraftbølger fra rummet

Gravitational wave detector prepares to peer into bizarre stars
It has already made the discovery of the decade – next LIGO aims to model weird events so we can recognise them when they arrive

om at ombygge bygningsfacader, så de bliver energieffektive

Fitting hot and cold climates into the 'envelope'
The "energy eater" European building stock is aiming for a greener future. Researchers are testing an "envelope" system combining active and passive technologies, fitted over the existing façade, to make buildings more efficient. But will it work efficiently under different temperatures, both in northern and southern Europe?

om at lede efter og finde uønskede vildsvin ved hjælp af DNA-test i jord og vandhuller

Scientists Get Down And Dirty With DNA To Track Wild Pigs
Wild hogs inflict $1.5 billion in damage on U.S. property each year. But biologists can now track the elusive animals via tiny bits of DNA the swine leave behind in puddles and ponds.

om at passagerfly bør flyve uden om områder med høj kosmisk stråling

Nasa-projekt: Fly bør i fremtiden styre uden om høj kosmisk stråling
Seks ud af 265 flyvninger blev under en måling ramt af ekstraordinær høj kosmisk stråling. Det bør fremtidens flyruter indrettes efter, anbefaler Nasa-projekt.

om at antioxidant-tilskud kan bruges mod øjensygdommen makular degeneration hos ældre (AMD: Age-related macular degeneration), der kan føre til blindhed

Re-thinking Antioxidant Supplementation for Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness. Known risk factors include smoking, obesity, hypertension, high intake of vegetable fat, and low dietary intake of antioxidants and zinc. The AREDS (Age-Related Eye Disease Study) trial was designed to test whether supplementation with an antioxidant formula could slow the progression of the disease. In 2001 the results of th

om at der bør udstedes fiskeforbud i den øvre del af Den californiske Golf for at beskytte småhvalen vaquita porpoise

WWF calls for fishing ban to save last of vaquita porpoises
The World Wildlife Fund on Monday called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting an international committee of experts has determined that fewer than 30 of the critically endangered mammals probably remain in the upper Gulf of California, the only place they live.

om nye japanske elektriske biler, der vil blive udviklet i et Honda-Hitachi samarbejde

Honda, Hitachi Automotive to develop, make electric vehicles
Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. has signed a deal with Hitachi Automotive Systems to jointly develop, make and sell motors for electric vehicles, as the industry adapts to concerns over global warming and the environment.

om at unge i Indien drømmer om at få succes på Internettet eller inden for ny teknologi

Start-up fever grips young tech-savvy Indians
In the basement of a Bangalore building, hundreds of young Indians sit in neat rows of desks typing furiously, all dreaming of becoming the new Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg.

om risikoerne hvis industrien får for stor betydning for lægers efteruddannelse

LVS: En mindre del af lægers efteruddannelse skal finansieres af industrien
Den overvejende del af lægers efteruddannelse skal ikke finansieres af industrien, da det vil skævvride kvaliteten af uddannelsen, mener formand for LVS, Henrik Ullum.

kodeord: om et open-source program der kan udstille svage kodeord

Tjek selv styrken af dine kodeord med Hashcat
https://www.version2.dk/artikel/check-selv-styrken-dine-kodeord-med-hashcat-1072974Hashcat er et open source-program, der med eksempelvis GPU-kraft kan udstille blandt andet svage kodeord og MD5.

automatisering: om hvordan software i finansmarkedet påvirker, hvordan forretninger udføres og hvem der opnår profitten

As Goldman Embraces Automation, Even the Masters of the Universe Are Threatened
Software that works on Wall Street is changing how business is done and who profits from it.

strømsvigt: om at mobilnettet kan blive udsat for strømsvigt

Strømsvigt kan lukke dansk mobilnet
Da strømmen i januar gik på store dele af Bornholm, tog det et af øens tre mobilnet med sig i faldet. Det viser sig, at nettet kun har begrænset batteri-backup. Men teleselskaberne er ikke glade for at fortælle om det.

plastkirurgi: om forskellen på en plastkirurgisk behandling og en kosmetisk operation

Who is appropriately qualified to perform cosmetic surgery? 'Confusing jargon' contributes to misperceptions
Do you know what makes a 'plastic surgeon' different from a 'cosmetic surgeon'? If you're considering surgery to improve your appearance, the answer has important implications for choosing an appropriately qualified physician, according to a report.

Internettet - om risikoen for tab og fejl ved fremsendelse af data over lange afstande

Towards new IT devices with stable, transformable solitons
Unavoidably, each digital information we send around the globe is prone to be lost. Travelling long ways in wires, the initial signal decays and scatters by colliding with impurities and neighboring electromagnetic fields. Therefore, beyond each bit of your desired message, it is necessary to send other hidden bits of information that check for mistakes and take action in case of losses; while dev

tobak: om rygeres personlige risiko for at udvikle dødelige lungesygdomme

World lung health study allows scientists to predict your chance of developing deadly disease
A breakthrough advance offers the potential to defuse a 'ticking timebomb' for serious lung disease, including for over 1 billion smokers worldwide.

astronomi: sorte huller: om en stjerne, som fodres af og lever af et nærliggende sort hul

Black hole feeding frenzy discovered that breaks records
A giant black hole ripped apart a nearby star and then continued to feed off its remains for close to a decade, according to research. This black hole meal is more than 10 times longer than any other previous episode of a star’s death.

hjernens opfattelse af fremtiden: om forslag til ny forklaring på hvordan hjernen laver forudsigelser om fremtiden

How does the brain make perceptual predictions over time? There's a theory for that
A neuroscientist offers a new framework to explain how the brain makes predictions. He outlines how “prediction” may be a general principle of cortical function—along with the already-established role of inference.

immunfølsomhed: om ny viden som øger forståelsen af immunfølsomhed for kendte og almindeligt anvendte lægemidler

Unearthing immune responses to common drugs
Researchers are a step closer to understanding immune sensitivities to well-known, and commonly prescribed, medications.

nyfødtes gulsot: om opdagelse af et protein, som hæmmer det enzym, som nedbryder bilirubin hos nyfødte. Dette kan udvikles til behandling af gulsot hos nyfødte

Severe newborn jaundice could be preventable, mouse study shows
A protein that inhibits the enzyme that breaks down bilirubin in newborns has now been identified by researchers. Methods that block this inhibitor, and thus restore the enzyme’s activity, could provide a new therapeutic approach for preventing or treating severe newborn jaundice.

spyt hos frø: om klæbrigt spyt hos frøer, der er som ketchup - undertiden tykt og undertiden flydende

Frog Spit Behaves Like Bug-Catching Ketchup
The amphibians' saliva is what's known as a "shear-thinning fluid," like ketchup—sometimes thick, sometimes thin and flowing.

hjertet: om studiet af årsagerne til uregelmæssigt hjerte

Donated Hearts Beat Again in the Lab | Video
Resuscitated hearts keep the beat in a pioneering study, helping researchers target the causes of irregular rhythms.

klima og arbejdstid: om en tankeforslag om, at en tre-dages uge ville kunne nedsætte klimaændringerne

How a 3-Day Weekend Can Curb Climate Change
Universal Basic Income (UBI) and the movement towards a shorter work week is not just a solution to inequality, but one also aimed at stabilizing the environment.

omskæring af kvinder: om en provokerende tanke, der handler om at der er et evolutionært drive som baggrund for omskæring af kvinder

Female genital cutting has 'evolutionary' drive: study
The widely condemned practice of ceremonial genital mutilation among girls and young women follows an evolutionary logic, according to a provocative study published Monday.

klima og energi: om at USA's elektricitetsnet ikke vil kunne levere energi nok ved århundredets slutning på grund af den globale opvarmning

Climate change may overload US electrical grid: study
As the planet warms due to climate change and hot days become more common, the US electrical grid could be unable to meet peak energy needs by century's end, researchers warn.

drone og robot: om et system, hvor en robotarm kan fange en drone i luften

Watch DARPA’s robot arm catch a drone in mid-air
Military It can snag unmanned aerial vehicles that weigh as much as 1,100 pounds. A robot arm landing system from DARPA caught a drone in the air.

fedme: om påvisning af en ionkanal, der kræves for hormoner og anti-fedme lægemidler for at nedsætte spiselysten hos personer, der skal spise mindre

Ion channel necessary for hormone and anti-obesity drug to suppress eating identified
Researchers have identified an ion channel required for brain cells to suppress eating behavior in response to the hormone leptin or to the anti-obesity drug lorcaserin.

grøn te: om fundet af et stof i grøn te, som kan have livreddende egenskaber for patienter med knoglemarvslidelser, der giver multiple myeloma og amyloidosis

Engineering team finds compound may halt molecular cause of often-fatal condition
A team of engineers say a compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders.

Internettet: om det skjulte Internet som antages at være 500 gange større end det synlige Internet

When data's deep, dark places need to be illuminated
Much of the data of the World Wide Web hides like an iceberg below the surface. The so-called 'deep web' has been estimated to be 500 times bigger than the 'surface web' seen through search engines like Google. For scientists and others, the deep web holds important computer code and its licensing agreements. Nestled further inside the deep web, one finds the 'dark web,' a place where images and v

fosteret: om at kirtler i livmoderen er nødvendig for fostervæksten - tidligere kendte man behovet for Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF) til embryon-implantation - men andre stoffer er også nødvendige for fosterets vækst

Uterine glands vital for embryo growth, successful pregnancies
Scientists and doctors have known for several years that glands within the uterus produce Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF), which is vital for embryo implantation and successful pregnancies. Now, researchers have found that uterine glands have additional roles in promoting pregnancy beyond LIF.

antibiotika: om fundet af nye stoffer fra en Streptomyces - måske med medicinske virkninger

Pharmaceuticals from a coal mine?
Digging around in the dark can sometimes lead to interesting results: in the acidic waters of an abandoned coal mine researchers discovered ten previously unknown microbial natural products from a strain of Streptomyces. Four of the molecules contain a cyclopentenone ring, which is rare in this class of substances.

fisk vandrer: om verdens længste ferskvandsfisk-migration - tværs over Sydamerika

Scientists confirm dorado catfish as all-time distance champion of freshwater migrations
An international team of scientists has confirmed that the dorado catfish (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) of the Amazon River basin holds the record for the world's longest exclusively freshwater fish migration, an epic life-cycle journey stretching nearly the entire width of the South America continent.

hjertesygdom: om ny viden om bivirkningerne ved et lægemiddel, niacin, mod hjertesygdom

Study paints clearer picture of 'NASTy' side effects from well-known heart drug
The uncomfortable and embarrassing facial side effects many patients experience from the drug niacin, which is prescribed to prevent heart disease, typically lead to a high number of patients abandoning the therapy. For decades, researchers looking to alleviate the effects surmised that the greater the redness or warmth, the worse the experience for the patient. However, surprising new research re

e-cigaretter: om at tendensen til dripping (indhalering af dampe ved at dryppe e-cigaretvæsker direkte på varmespiraler) - måske øger giftvirkningen

One in four teen e-cigarette users have tried 'dripping'
One in four high schoolers who use electronic cigarettes are inhaling vapors produced by dripping e-liquids directly onto heating coils, instead of inhaling from the e-cigarette mouthpiece, possibly increasing exposure to toxins and nicotine, a new study has found.

kost: om at der er fordele ved at indtage moderate mængder af protein hen gennem dagen (protein-pacing) sammen med interval-sprint, modstands-motion, udstrækning og udholdenhedsmotion

Diet quality improves fitness among the fittest
In two recent peer-reviewed papers exercise scientists report proven benefits of consuming moderate amounts of protein regularly throughout the day (protein-pacing) combined with a multi-dimensional exercise regimen that includes resistance exercise, interval sprint exercise, stretching and endurance exercise.

klima i fortiden: om ny forskning som viser, at Middelhavsklimaet var varmere for 5-9000 år siden end tidligere antaget: Dette styrker klimamodellernes forudsigelser

Study rehabilitates climate models
With new methods of reconstruction, climate researchers have been able to demonstrate that some 9,000 to 5,000 years ago, the Mediterranean climate was considerably warmer than previous studies had suggested. Among other things, previous concerns regarding the reliability of climate models could thus be dispelled.

MRI: om nye diagnosemuligheder med en nano-lampe med smartere MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), der kun sætte MRI-signalet på ON ved tilstedeværelse af den pågældende sygdom: Metoden overvinder begrænsningerne ved de eksisterende MRI-kontrastmidler

Smarter MRI diagnosis with nano MRI lamp
A research team has developed the Nano MRI Lamp, a new technology platform that tunes the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signals “ON” only in the presence of the targeted disease. This study can overcome the limitations of existing MRI contrast agents.

klima: sneboldjord: om at Jorden var en snebold (Snowball Earth) 100 millioner år tidligere end hidtil antaget, ifølge forskere, og at det havde betydning for ilten i atmosfæren

Study shows planet's atmospheric oxygen rose through glaciers
Scientific paper determine that a "Snowball Earth" event actually took place 100 million years earlier than previously projected, and a rise in the planet's oxidation resulted from a number of different continents that were once connected.

klima - planter: om forskere, der vil analysere op til 6000 kimplanter ad gangen for at se, hvordan de reagerer på klimaopvarmning

Researchers tackle impact of climate change on plants
Washington State University researchers are undertaking an industrious investigation into the effects of global warming on plants. Making the effort possible is a fully automated "plant hotel" that can analyze up to 6,000 seedlings in a single experiment.

natur: bison: om at bison-okser er blevet genindført til Banff nationalpark i Canadas Rocky Mountain område

Bison return to Banff national park in Canada
The staged reintroduction since the end of last month is going smoothly, officials say.

koralrev: om at det er vigtigt at beskyttede koralområder er store nok, for at beskyttelse mod overfiskning virker efter hensigten

Size matters for marine protected areas designed to aid coral
For marine protected areas established to help coral reefs recover from overfishing, size really does seem to make a difference.

klima: monsunregn: om at den årlige sommer-monsunregn i Kina har ændret sig til tider gennem de sidste 10.000 år og undertiden var 400 km nordligere og undertiden medbragte dobbelt så meget nedbør

Shifting monsoon altered early cultures in China, study says
The annual summer monsoon that drops rain onto East Asia, an area with about a billion people, has shifted dramatically in the distant past, at times moving northward by as much as 400 kilometers and doubling rainfall in that northern reach. The monsoon's changes over the past 10,000 years likely altered the course of early human cultures in China, say the authors of a new study.

klima: udtørring: om at halvdelen af Floridas ferskvandssumpområde Everglades nu er blevet tørlagt og gået tabt som naturområde

Everglades restoration report shows success, but climate change remains a challenge
The Florida Everglades' cypress swamps, mangrove trees and "river of grass" cover the southern 20 percent of the state, making it the largest freshwater wetland in the United States. Since people started draining the wetlands for habitation and agriculture in the 1800s, about 50 percent of the Everglades have been lost, resulting in less available freshwater for residents, droughts and flooding.

hjernerystelse: om at hjernerystelse kan påvirke, hvordan du kører bil - selv efter at symptomerne er væk

Concussion may affect your driving even after symptoms disappear, says study
The effects a concussion has on driving a vehicle may continue to linger even after the symptoms disappear, according to a new study.

klima: skeptikere: om at klimaskeptiske politikeres påstand om, at klimaforskere fabrikerede falske data, ikke er korrekt

Do not buy the House Science Committee’s claim that scientists faked data until you read this
No credible evidence supports that NOAA fabricated data; evidence still points to climate change House Science Committee once again turns to dubious reporting to politicize climate scientists and their work.

fisk: alder: om at en australsk lungefisk i Chicago's akvarium er død af alder efter 80 år i akvariet

Chicago aquarium euthanizes more than 90-year-old lungfish
An Australian lungfish that entranced visitors to Chicago's Shedd Aquarium for more than 80 years has been euthanized due to old age, the popular tourist attraction announced Monday.

kolera: om mulighederne for bekæmpelse af kolera

Global Health: Turning the Tide Against Cholera
Two centuries ago, a global pandemic rose from the swamps of Bangladesh. Now researchers there may have found the tools to stop it.

klima: om et studie i Nordsverige som tyder på, at nitrogen-aflejring i søer vil påvirkes af øget algeplankton-produktion ved global opvarmning og vådere vejr - men variere afhængig af søens indhold af organisk carbon

Lakes respond differently to nitrogen disposition
Nitrogen deposition caused by human activities can lead to an increased phytoplankton production in boreal lakes. The response of boreal lakes to nitrogen deposition will strongly depend on each lake’s content of organic carbon, which are predicted to increase with future warmer and wetter climate, according to a study in northern Sweden.

om at geoglyffer i Amazon-området var bygget i områder, hvor skoven allerede i årtusinder var blevet påvirket af menneskelige aktiviteter

Mysterious Amazonian Geoglyphs Were Built in Already-Altered Forests
Humans were changing the Amazon for thousands of years before they built massive, mysterious earthworks there.

om billeder af geoglyffer

In Photos: Mysterious Amazonian Geoglyphs
Humans altered the Amazon rainforests for 2,000 years before building massive geoglyphs in the bamboo forests.

om studier af vores solsystems planeter for at forstå klimaændringer

'Listening To The Planets' To Understand Our Changing Climate | Video
Astrobiologist and author David Grinspoon has been a student of the planets his entire life. He talks to Space.com's @SteveSpaleta about what we can learn about Earth from studying our solar system’s planets.

om såkaldt body-dysmorphic-disorder (BDD) i patienter, der søger kosmetisk behandling

Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures
Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study.

om at kapuchin-abeunger af sociale hunner klarer sig bedre i fredstid, men dårligere i revolutionstider

Being friendly puts monkeys at risk in times of revolution
The young of sociable female capuchin monkeys survive better in times of peace, but are more likely to be killed when the group is going through a change of leadership

om at en hjerne-til-computer-tilslutning for første gang kan give locked-in patienter mulighed for at fortælle, hvad de føler

The Completely Locked-In Can Tell Us How They Feel For the First Time
A new brain-to-computer interface lets completely locked-in patients tell us how they feel for the first time.

om at forskere har konstrueret en lille "voltaic cell", der kan frembringe energi fra syrevæsken i maven og bruge energien til at afgive lægemidler over længere tid

Engineers harness stomach acid to power tiny sensors
Researchers have designed a small voltaic cell that are sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach and generate enough power to run sensors or drug delivery devices that can reside in the gastrointestinal tract for extended periods. This type of power could offer a safer and longer-lasting alternative to the traditional batteries now used to power such devices.

om mulige forklaringer på, hvordan den kolde Mars kan have været varm nok til at have flydende vand

Curiosity rover sharpens paradox of ancient Mars (Update)
Mars scientists are wrestling with a problem. Ample evidence says ancient Mars was sometimes wet, with water flowing and pooling on the planet's surface. Yet, the ancient sun was about one-third less warm and climate modelers struggle to produce scenarios that get the surface of Mars warm enough for keeping water unfrozen.

om at menneskets evolutionære linie har tabt en femtedel af dets DNA og modtaget endnu mere gennem de sidste 100 millioner år

Genomes in flux: New study reveals hidden dynamics of bird and mammal DNA evolution
Evolution is often thought of as a gradual remodeling of the genome, the genetic blueprints for building an organism. But in some instance it might be more appropriate to call it an overhaul. Over the past 100 million years, the human lineage has lost one-fifth of its DNA, while an even greater amount was added, report scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Until now, the extent

om at mennesket gennem over 2000 år har ændret regnskoven i Amazonas og bygget hundreder af store, mystiske jord-bygningsværker

Hundreds of ancient earthworks built in the Amazon
The Amazonian rainforest was transformed over two thousand years ago by ancient people who built hundreds of large, mysterious earthworks.

om at forskere har bygget en lab-on-a-chip, der er næsten gratis, ved brug af inkjet-printer teknologi

Scientists develop 'lab on a chip' that costs one cent to make
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a way to produce a cheap and reusable diagnostic "lab on a chip" with the help of an ordinary inkjet printer.

om at alle kan finde på at skrive grimt på Internettet, hvis de er under tilstrækkeligt stort pres

There’s a Troll Inside All of Us, Researchers Say
A study shows that even the most congenial can spew nastiness online if put under pressure.

om at finske forskere har fundet, at sort lakrids er skadeligt for hjerneudviklingen hos fostre og derfor ikke bør spises af gravide

Here's Why Pregnant Women Should Avoid Eating Licorice
Too much black licorice during pregnancy could affect a baby's brain, a new study from Finland finds.

om området nær hulerne, hvor de bibelske manuskripter blev fundet

Qumran & the Dead Sea Scrolls
The famous biblical manuscripts were found in caves near this ancient settlement.

om diagnose og behandling af patienter med smerter fra ryggen, hoften eller rygraden

Is the pain coming from your hip, spine or both?
Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees. The challenge for patients, and often their doctors, is determining the origin of the pain -- the hip, the spine or both. A new article outlines the identical symptoms associated with hip and spine pain and discusses the diagnostic steps and tests required to treat them appropriately.

om beskyttelse af den amerikanske sorte bjørn ved at uddanne mennesker, så uheldige episoder ved møder mellem bjørn og menneske kan undgås

Barely educated humans impact bear behavior
The American black bear can rest easier thanks to conservation research. A recent study indicates that while urban sprawl results in more human-bear interactions, human education can hinder negative encounters.

om ny viden om spejl-føle-synæstesi (mirror-touch synesthesia): At andre føler for dig

I feel for you: Some really do
Researchers reveal new information about mirror-touch synesthesia based on one of the largest studies of its kind.

om at de varmeste dele af Jordens indre er ældre end månen

Earth's hottest, most buoyant mantle plumes draw from a primordial reservoir older than the moon
Only the hottest, most buoyant mantle plumes draw from a primordial reservoir deep in Earth, a geochemist has concluded.

om en webbaseret softwareplatform til visualisering af 3D-data på apparatet og f.eks. virtuel reality

Complex 3D data on all devices
A new web-based software platform is swiftly bringing the visualization of 3D data to every device, optimizing the use of, for example, virtual reality and augmented reality in industry. In this way, researchers have brought the ideal of “any data on any device” a good deal closer.

om at Det europæiske Lægemiddelagentur, EMA, vil flytte fra England i forbindelse med Brexit - og måske kan ende i Danmark

Regeringen vil have EMA til Danmark
Danmark vil være med i kampen om at huse Det europæiske lægemiddelagentur, EMA, når det i forbindelse med Brexit flytter fra Storbritannien.

om homoseksualitet i den Victorianske æra

Before Straight and Gay. The discreet, disorienting passions of the Victorian era.

om ormebekæmpelse af børn i fattige lande - og problemer med tidligere udførte studier på området, der måske har fundet for overoptimistiske resultater ved ormebekæmpelses-projekter

Research finds flaws in studies of mass deworming efforts for children in poor countries
Three widely cited research studies relating to mass deworming in Africa have substantial problems in their methods and analysis. The original researchers claimed that their results show long-term effectiveness of these mass deworming programs in developing countries, but this critical analysis concludes that the findings are unlikely to be as positive as previous researchers have reported.

om risikoen ved urte-tilskud med skjulte farmaceutiske indholdsstoffer

Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements
Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a team of experts.

om at psykoterapi normaliserer hjernen hos patienter med social angst - såsom at skulle tale foran en forsamling

Psychotherapy normalizes the brain in social phobia
Anxiety in social situations is not a rare problem: Around one in ten people are affected by social anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed if fears and anxiety in social situations significantly impair everyday life and cause intense suffering. Talking in front of a larger group can be one typical feared situation. A study now reveals that the successful treat

om at fleece-jakkers små syntetiske fibre ender med at være en forurening i vores mad

Are We Eating Our Fleece Jackets? Microfibers Are Migrating Into Field And Food
Fleece jackets and pullovers have transformed our experience of the outdoors. But the little, tiny synthetic fibers that fleece is made of could also be ending up in our diets.

om at kunstige lemmer kan få signaler fra rygmarvsnerver

Prosthetic arm technology detects spinal nerve signals
Scientists have developed sensor technology for a robotic prosthetic arm that detects signals from nerves in the spinal cord.

om hvordan kødædende planter fik smag for kød: Denne evne udvikledes uafhængigt af hinanden hos forskellige plantegrupper, men med visse lighedstegn

How carnivorous plants acquired a taste for meat
A new study probes the origins of carnivory in several distantly related plants -- including the Australian, Asian and American pitcher plants, which appear strikingly similar to the human (or insect) eye. Although each species developed carnivory independently, the research concludes that the biological machinery required for digesting insects evolved in a strikingly similar fashion in all three.

om hvordan tangskove - med hjælp fra fisk - kan overleve, selv om de ædes af for mange søpindsvin

These big predators keep urchins under control
New research demonstrates the importance of predator size to help kelp beds recover from an overload of urchins. Large California sheephead fish eat large urchins, helping to keep the urchin population under control and to rejuvenate kelp forests, according to the study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B .

om hvordan det undgås, at stemmestyring-apparater modtager fejlordrer, nemlig noget, der blev sagt i fjernsynet

How to Keep Amazon Echo and Google Home From Responding to Your TV
Voice assistants are smart, but they're not yet sharp enough to understand the difference between TV and reality. The post How to Keep Amazon Echo and Google Home From Responding to Your TV appeared first on WIRED .

om at døve, der kan tegnsprog, har bedre reaktionstid

Sign language users have better reaction times and peripheral vision
Sign language users have better reaction times and peripheral vision, report researchers. A new study showed that deaf adults have the best peripheral vision and reaction times comparing to hearing adults and BSL users, providing further evidence that losing one of your five senses enhances the others.

om at kulforbruget i Kinas hovedstad vil blive kraftigt reduceret for at bekæmpe smog i Beijing

Beijing Vows Deep Cut in Coal Use in 2017 to Fight Smog
The new reductions will bring coal use in the city to less than 7 million tons this year, down from around 22 million tons in 2013

om mislykket japansk forsøg på at samle rumskral

Space junk collector burns up after hitting snag in first test
A JAXA spacecraft designed to clear Earth's neighbourhood of debris with an electrified cable re-entered the atmosphere this morning after a failed mission

om at selv om forsuring af havene generelt er dårligt vil visse havsnegle vinde på ændringen

Ocean acidification may be good for thriving marine snails
Although acidifying oceans are expected to be bad news for marine life overall, tiny snails prove that there will be winners as well as losers

om kunstige lemmer, der kan styres fra patientens rygmarvsnerver

Amputees control virtual prosthetic arm using nerve signals
A surgically implanted sensor could let people control a prosthetic using their own nerves, giving a greater range of movement than muscle-controlled devices

om at fluer spreder antibiotikaresistens fra landbrug til mennesker - f.eks. i Kina

Flies are spreading antibiotic resistance from farms to people
Bacteria can now resist our most crucial antibiotics. Some of this resistance likely evolved in farms in China, and is already more common than we thought

om at kødædende planter genbruger deres stressgener til at fordøje deres bytte

Carnivorous plants repurpose stress genes to digest their prey
Different families of pitcher plants use the same genetic tactic to make enzymes to fill their bucket shaped leaves and digest the unlucky insects that fall in

om studiet af, hvor fysisk antistof blev af, således at verden i dag består af stof og ikke antistof

LHC sees matter and antimatter misbehaving in alternate particle
The big bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter – but where did all the antimatter go? A new measurement could help us find out

om ny metode med kunstig intelligens til udvikling af nye lægemidler - ved bygning af 3D-strukturer af proteinmolekyler

New algorithms may revolutionize drug discoveries—and our understanding of life
A new set of machine learning algorithms developed by U of T researchers that can generate 3D structures of tiny protein molecules may revolutionize the development of drug therapies for a range of diseases, from Alzheimer's to cancer.

om at sporer fra tangalger vandrer langt efter de store vinterstorme og dermed er med til at genopbygge skadede tangskove, hvor de når frem

Spores from healthy kelp travel miles to rescue sick ones
After big winter storms, clumps of kelp forests often wash ashore along the Southern California coast. But, contrary to the devastation these massive piles of seaweed might indicate, the kelp may rebound pretty quickly, thanks to neighboring beds. A new study shows that in much the same way that the wind scatters plant seeds over the land, ocean currents carry trillions of microscopic spores from

om hvorvidt man kan fiske hajer på en bæredygtig måde

Can sharks be fished sustainably? Yes (but it's going to take work)
Conventional wisdom holds that sharks can't be harvested in a sustainable manner because they are long-lived animals. It takes time for them to reproduce and grow in numbers. But, researchers have evidence to suggest that sustainable shark fishing can be done with careful, science-based management. In fact, they say, an outright shark ban won't work. The

om udvikling af kødædende plantner ved lignende genetiske ændringer hos forskellige ikke-beslægtede plantegrupper

How plants evolved into carnivores
Distantly related plants acquired their ability to eat meat through similar genetic changes.

om udvikling af kødædende plantner ved lignende genetiske ændringer hos forskellige ikke-beslægtede plantegrupper

How Plants Evolved into Carnivores
Distantly-related plants acquired their ability to eat meat through similar genetic changes

om en mikrobiel brændselscelle ved brug af papir kan være billig og effektiv

Building a better microbial fuel cell—using paper
The concept behind microbial fuel cells, which rely on bacteria to generate an electrical current, is more than a century old. But turning that concept into a usable tool has been a long process. Microbial fuel cells, or MFCs, are more promising today than ever, but before their adoption can become widespread, they need to be both cheaper and more efficient.

om at Jordens indre har et varmt område, der er ældre end månen, med indhold af helium-3 og kernefusioner som i stjernerne

Only the hottest, most buoyant mantle plumes draw from a primordial reservoir deep in the Earth
The Earth's mantle—the layer between the crust and the outer core—is home to a primordial soup even older than the moon. Among the main ingredients is helium-3 (He-3), a vestige of the Big Bang and nuclear fusion reactions in stars. And the mantle is its only terrestrial source.

om et sort hul, der virker som foder for en nærliggende stjerne

Researchers discover a black hole feeding frenzy that breaks records
A giant black hole ripped apart a nearby star and then continued to feed off its remains for close to a decade, according to research. This black hole meal is more than 10 times longer than any other previous episode of a star's death.

om opdagelsen af et molekyle, som regulerer åndedrættet: Connexin26, som reagerer på CO2 i vores krop og aktiverer åndedrættet

This molecule tells us to expel some CO2
The discovery of a vital molecule that regulates breathing could lead to better targeting and treatment of respiratory conditions. Connexin26 (Cx26) is a key molecule that reacts to CO 2 in our bodies and activates breathing. “Important molecules with universal physiological functions are shaped by evolution,”

om Nano MRI Lampen - der muliggør bedre MRI uden begrænsningerne hos eksisterende MRI-kontrastmidler

Scientists devise a new platform to overcome the limits of MRI contrast agents
A research developed the Nano MRI Lamp: A new technology platform that tunes the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signals "ON" only in the presence of the targeted disease. This study can overcome the limitations of existing MRI contrast agents.

om genterapi, der muliggør, at genetisk døve mus kunne høre hvisken ned til 25 decibel

Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf mice, down to a whisper
In the summer of 2015, a team of scientists eported restoring rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf mice using gene therapy. Now the research team reports restoring a much higher level of hearing -- down to 25 decibels, the equivalent of a whisper -- using an improved gene therapy vector.

om at et 480 million gammelt fossil, der ligner en skovsnegl, er fundet i Marokko, hvilket kaster nyt lys over udviklingen af bløddyr

Spiny, armored slug reveals ancestry of molluscs
A 480-million-year-old slug-like fossil has been uncovered in Morocco, shedding new light on the evolution of molluscs -- a diverse group of invertebrates that includes clams, snails and squids. [SE STOR ARTIKEL I POLITIKEN 7.feb.2017 OM DENNE FORSKNING]

om brug af droner ved naturbevaringsprojekter

The solution from the skies to save endangered species
The world’s first astrophysics-ecology drone project could be the answer to many global conservation efforts, say experts.

om at et 480 million gammelt fossil, der ligner en skovsnegl, er fundet i Marokko, hvilket kaster nyt lys over udviklingen af bløddyr

478-Million-Year-Old Spiky Slug Solves Long-Held Mollusk Mystery
A tiny, hat-like shell that adorns a 478-million-year-old spiky slug is helping scientists figure out how mollusks evolved over the ages, according to a new study.

om at et 480 million gammelt fossil, der ligner en skovsnegl, er fundet i Marokko, hvilket kaster nyt lys over udviklingen af bløddyr

Photos: 'Hat'-Wearing Ancient Slug May Explain Mollusk Family Tree
A 478-million-year-old worm with a small hat-like shell on its head is helping scientists decipher the mollusk family tree.

om virkningerne af Tromps politik: De antimuslimske og antimexikanske handlinger virker modsat, hvad der er hensigten

Study finds troubling consequences for anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican attitudes and actions
The President's recent Executive Order is attempting to close U.S. borders to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, with the rationale that it would make Americans safer against the threat of terrorism. But new research from the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern provides evidence that this action may do just the opposite.

om helium kan bindes til andre grundstoffer og derved danne stabile stoffer?

Up, up and away: Chemists say 'yes,' helium can form compounds
Can helium bond with other elements to form a stable compound? Students attentive to Utah State University professor Alex Boldyrev's introductory chemistry lectures would immediately respond "no." And they'd be correct – if the scholars are standing on the Earth's surface.

om at kraftige brande i naturen, wildfires, bliver hyppigere på grund af klimaændringer

Research predicts extreme fires will increasingly be part of our global landscape
Increasingly dangerous fire weather is forecast as the global footprint of extreme fires expands, according to the latest research.

om at der opstår ændringer i tarmfloraen hos tvillinger, der er astronauter

Space changed gut bacteria of these twin astronauts
Researchers studying the gut microbes of Scott and Mark Kelly, NASA astronauts and identical twin brothers, have found that spaceflight causes changes, but it’s not clear what the changes mean. The research is one of 10 NASA-funded projects studying the Kelly twins to learn how living in space for a long period of time—such as a mission to Mars—affects the human body.

om at moderat-til-omfattende fysisk aktivitet hos 6-8 årige børn nedsætter stivheden af deres blodårer

Brisk exercise linked to better arterial health already in childhood
High levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity are associated with lower arterial stiffness in 6-8-year-old children, according to a new study. No similar association was found for light physical activity, report investigators.

om gennembrud for 3D-print teknologien

3D-printede turbineblade modstår 1.250 varmegrader
Turbineblade til ekstreme forhold kan nu også 3D-printes, viser nye tests fra Siemens, der kalder testen et gennembrud for teknologien.

om mus som bruger skorpiongift som smertestiller

The Badass Mouse That Turns Scorpion Venom Into a Painkiller
The scorpion venom that might kill a lesser mouse will only make the grasshopper mouse stronge.

om årsager til skader hos løbere

Do foot and tibia angles affect loading impact rates in runners?
Running is one of the most popular forms of fitness. Despite numerous health advantages, running injuries are common with incidence rates ranging from 19.4 to 79.3 percent. Foot strike patterns have been a topic of debate with regards to injury risk in runners. Foot strike patterns are typically separated into three categories: rearfoot strike, where the runner’s heel hits the ground first; midfoo

om en metode til at aflure, hvordan neurale netværk virker

Watching computers think
Neural networks are commonly used today to analyze complex data -- for instance to find clues to illnesses in genetic information. Ultimately, though, no one knows how these networks actually work exactly. That is why researchers developed software that enables them to look into these black boxes and analyze how they function.

om en lampret, hvor hunnen har promiskøs parringsadfærd

Promiscuous lamprey found to conduct 'sham matings'
The nonparasitic lamprey Lethenteron kessleri mates repeatedly without releasing eggs, in a behavior termed “sham mating,” suggesting the possibility that females choose their mates while engaged in promiscuous mating habits.

om en app som kan se ind i objekter og vise objektets indhold, f.eks. pesticidrester i et æble

App reveals constituents
A new app looks directly inside objects and displays specific constituents. It has numerous uses: For instance, apples can be scanned for pesticide residues. Applications will be added successively following the Wikipedia principle.

om at overvinde fobi: Eksponering af fobiske billeder uden at personen er bevidst om billedet, har større effektivitet mod personens fobi end eksponering af fobiske billeder, som personen er bevidst om

Less is more: Exposure to stimuli for overcoming phobia
Exposure to phobic images without conscious awareness is more effective than longer, conscious exposure for reducing fear, a team of investigators has found.

om hvorvidt solstorme (der påvirker Jordens magnetfelt) kan påvirke, at hvaler strander

Scientist studies whether solar storms cause animal beachings
A long-standing mystery among marine biologists is why otherwise healthy whales, dolphins, and porpoises -- collectively known as cetaceans -- end up getting stranded along coastal areas worldwide. Could severe solar storms, which affect Earth's magnetic fields, be confusing their internal compasses and causing them to lose their way?

om en larve, der stammer fra Amerika, og som nu spredes hurtigt i Afrika og kan blive et problem verden over

Crop-destroying armyworm 'major threat' to world farming: NGO
A crop-destroying caterpillar native to the Americas is "spreading rapidly" in Africa and threatens farming worldwide, the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) warned on Monday.

om et insekt med en eksplosiv evolutionær udvikling

Champions of biodiversity: A weevil genus beats records of explosive evolutive radiation
With as many as 120 recently discovered weevils placed in the genus Laparocerus, it now hosts a total of 237 known species and subspecies. They are all flightless beetles and most of them endemic (living exclusively in one geographic location) to a single island of the archipelagos of Madeira, Selvagens and the Canary Islands (17 islands in total). Only two species inhabit Morocco, the nearest con

om ny behandling af de neurologiske symptomer på en musemodel af ungdoms-Batten-sygdom

Research reveals strategy to potentially treat juvenile Batten disease
An international team of researchers has discovered a treatment that improves the neurological symptoms in a mouse model of juvenile Batten disease.

om at mindfulness og musikterapi skal hjælpe psykisk syge

Medicinfri psykiatri på tegnebrættet
Mindfulness og musikterapi skal hjælpe psykisk syge ud af medicinering på nyt forsøgsafsnit støttet af satspuljemidler.

om at transportstoffer for thyroid-hormoner er meget vigtige for fosterets hjerneudvikling

Transporter of thyroid hormones is crucial for the embryonal development of the brain
Thyroid hormones are very important for the development of the brain. And when the transporters of these hormones are not functioning properly, the consequences for the development of the cerebellum or 'the little brain' are very serious.

om at børn og unge risikerer sygdom ved at indtage medicin, der er beregnet for kæledyr

New study finds children, adolescents at risk from medicine intended for pets
A new study looked at calls to the COPC for pediatric exposures to medications intended for pets from January 1999 through December 2013. Researchers recommend safe storage of all medicines and to only give pets medicine when children are not in the room.

om et 700.000 år gammel fossilt næsehorn ved Norfolk

Norfolk beach rhino fossil revealed by storm surge
The rhino found on a Norfolk beach dates back about 700,000 years.

om at personlige træk "smitter" blandt førskoleelever

Are personality traits ‘contagious’ at preschool?
Personality traits are “contagious” among preschoolers who spend time together, new research shows. The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , suggests environment—not just genes—shapes personality. “Our finding, that personality traits are ‘contagious’ among children, flies in the face of common assumptions that personality is ingrained and can’t be changed,” says

om at Gore-Tex vil gå over til miljøvenlige alternativer til fluorstoffer

Gore-Tex dropper farlige stoffer efter pres fra Greenpeace
Det kan påvirke hele outdoorbranchen til at gå over til miljøvenlige alternativer til fluorstoffer, mener miljøorganisationen.

om at indlæring er begrænset af de termodynamiske love

The thermodynamics of learning
(Phys.org)—While investigating how efficiently the brain can learn new information, physicists have found that, at the neuronal level, learning efficiency is ultimately limited by the laws of thermodynamics—the same principles that limit the efficiency of many other familiar processes.

om debatten om evolution kontra kreationisme

Evolution vs. Creationism: Inside the Controversy
While writing his landmark book on the theory of biological evolution, On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin knew he would face religious opposition to a theory of creation that differed...

om at maskinlæring kan forudsige metalliske defekter i legeringer

Machine learning method accurately predicts metallic defects
For the first time, researchers have built and trained machine learning algorithms to predict defect behavior in certain intermetallic compounds with high accuracy. This method will accelerate research of new advanced alloys and lightweight new materials for applications spanning automotive to aerospace and much more.

om at for mange patienter henvises til hospitalerne fra deres læge

Læger: »Vi spilder tiden på unødvendige undersøgelser«
Utrygge læger henviser til specialister på sygehusene for at gardere sig mod fejl, skriver overlæger i Kronik i Jyllands-Posten.

om hvorfor solens overflade roterer langsommere end dens indre

New theory to explain why sun's surface rotates slower than its core
(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with the University of Hawaii, Ponta Grossa State University in Brazil and Stanford University has found what they believe is the reason that the surface of the sun rotates more slowly than its core. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team explains how they used a new technique to measure the speed of the sun's rotation at di

om nordlys

Don't panic—the northern lights won't be turning off anytime soon
The northern lights are nature's very own magnificent light show. They are the mesmerising end result of electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with the Earth's upper atmosphere. Though more frequently witnessed from the polar regions, the UK and other places on similar latitudes are lucky enough for the aurora borealis to occasionally grace their night sky.

om radioisotop-generatorer for missioner langt ud i rummet

Radial core heat spreader to improve Stirling radioisotope generator heat rejection
The NASA Glenn Research Center is developing the next generation of Stirling Radioisotope Generators (SRGs) to power deep space science missions. One potential technology gap is the waste heat rejection approach for higher power Stirling convertors. The previous 140W Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG) used a copper alloy conduction flange to transfer heat from the convertor to the gen

om betydningen af algeplankton i Stillehavet

NASA taking stock of phytoplankton populations in the Pacific
The microscopic size of phytoplankton, the plant-like organisms that live in the sunlit upper ocean, belies their importance in the global environment. They provide the food source for the zooplankton that ultimately feed larger animals ranging from small fish to whales. And like plants on land, phytoplankton use carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow and thrive through photosynthesis, which u

om HPAC-platformen til analyser af store neurovidenskabelige datasæt

HBP High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform
The High Performance Analytics and Computing (HPAC) Platform provides supercomputing, storage, and visualisation resources for the simulation of complex models and for analyzing huge neuroscientific datasets. From: HumanBrainProject

om at britiske forskere har lavet deres eget Internet for at kunne teste ny teknologi, såsom 5G, uden at påvirke det eksisterende Internet

Internet ‘playground’ trials new tech to deliver smart cities
UK researchers have created their own internet to test new technologies such as 5G on a national scale – without disrupting existing infrastructure

om genetiske markører for hvedens resistens mod mosaikvirus

New wheat streak mosaic virus resistance genetic markers developed
The Wsm2 gene is located on chromosome 3BS in wheat and most recently eight tightly linked flanking markers have been identified and mapped.

autisme

Waivers help parents of kids with autism keep working

Alzheimer

Alzheimer's disease researchers solve mystery of beguiling protein

CRISPR

Overcoming hurdles in CRISPR gene editing to improve treatment

CRISPR

Overcoming hurdles in CRISPR gene editing to improve treatment

homeopati pseudovidenskab

Russian Academy of Sciences Calls Homeopathy Pseudoscience

Niels Bohr - kvantefysik

Bohr's quantum theory revised

robotter

Exhibition charts 500 years of evolution of robots

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

Hans Rosling: Data visionary and educator dies aged 68

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

The late Hans Rosling tells the modern world's story

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

Den berømte statistiker Hans Rosling er død

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

'Edutainer' Hans Rosling, Who Taught Us About The World, Has Died

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

Farvel til en elsket statistiker: Her er hans bedste videoer

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

Data guru Hans Rosling dies at 68

CRISPR

From 'CRISPR' to 'EpiPen': Dictionary Adds Slew of Scientific WordsThe lexicographers at Merriam-Webster announced today that they have added more than 1,000 new words to the dictionary, including many that are related to science, technology and medicine.

CRISPR

Overcoming hurdles in CRISPR gene editing to improve treatmentMore and more scientists are using the powerful new gene-editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9, a technology isolated from bacteria, that holds promise for new treatment of such genetic diseases as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and hemophilia. But to work well, the new gene-clipping tool must be delivered safely across the cell membrane and into its nucleus, a difficult process that can trigger

CRISPR

Overcoming hurdles in CRISPR gene editing to improve treatmentThe new gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 holds promise for new treatment of such genetic diseases as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and hemophilia. But to work well, it must be delivered across the cell membrane and into its nucleus, a process that can trigger cell defenses and 'trap' CRISPR/Cas9, reducing its treatment potential. Now, a research team has designed a delivery system using nanopar

Niels Bohr atommodel

Bohr's quantum theory revisedBohr’s atomic model was utterly revolutionary when it was presented in 1913 but, although it is still taught in schools, it became obsolete decades ago. However, its creator also developed a much wider-ranging and less known quantum theory, the principles of which changed over time. Researchers have now analyzed the development in the Danish physicist’s thought – a real example of how scientific t
(BEMÆRK MANGE ARTIKLER OM ASPEKTER AF PARKINSON) ==Parkinson - en app følger symptomerne==
Super-fast Parkinson’s app will track symptoms more closely
An app that uses deep learning could help people with Parkinson's track its progression and uncover lifestyle factors that affect their symptoms

Parkinson - håndtryk kan bruges som diagnose

Hand-grip test can indicate decline in physical function of Parkinson's patients
A basic hand-grip test has proven to be a reliable tool to monitor the decline of patients with Parkinson's diseases, say investigators.

Parkinson - ny test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease der er en prionsygdom - og måske kan lignende test bruges for Parkinson og Alzheimer

Prion Test For Rare, Fatal Brain Disease Helps Families CopeScientists now have a fairly noninvasive way to test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare form of dementia. A similar test, they say, might offer earlier diagnoses of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer - diagnose fra stemmer ved telefonopkald til et sundhedsforsikringsselskab

om et amerikansk startup-firma, som forsøger at træne et computerprogram til at finde tegn på Alzheimer eller Parkinson i stemmer, ved at analysere millioner af telefonopkald til et sundhedsforsikringsselskab

Algorithms crunch calls to health insurer for signs of disease
A US start-up is training algorithms to find signs of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s in your voice, by crunching millions of phone calls to a health insurer

nanopartikler kan screenes - måske brugbar til behandling af Parkinson

DNA 'barcoding' allows rapid testing of nanoparticles for therapeutic deliveryUsing tiny snippets of DNA as 'barcodes,' researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly screening the ability of nanoparticles to selectively deliver therapeutic genes to specific organs of the body. The technique could accelerate the development and use of gene therapies for such killers as heart disease, cancer and Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson - mulig diagnose ved at måle neurofilament i blod

Diagnostic potential for blood-based NfL in Parkinson's disease
(HealthDay)—Measuring blood neurofilament light chain (NfL) levels may help distinguish Parkinson's disease (PD) from atypical parkinsonian disorders (APD), according to a study published online Feb. 8 in Neurology.

Alzheimer, parkinson - kan skyldes giftige proteiner

Alzheimer's may be linked to defective brain cells spreading disease
Rutgers scientists say neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick.

Parkinson (mikrobiel lipid er mål for terapi måske)

Mitochondrial lipids as potential targets in early onset Parkinson's disease
A team of researchers has identified an underlying mechanism in early onset Parkinson’s. Using flies, mice and patient cells, the team focused on cardiolipin, a fat unique to cells’ mitochondria, organelles that produce energy. They demonstrated that reducing the effects of the protein FASN influences the mitochondria, leading to increased cardiolipin levels and reduced Parkinson’s symptoms.

Parkinson (mikrobiel lipid er mål for terapi måske)

Mitochondrial lipids as potential targets in early onset Parkinson's disease
A team of researchers has identified an underlying mechanism in early onset Parkinson’s. Using flies, mice and patient cells, the team focused on cardiolipin, a fat unique to cells’ mitochondria, organelles that produce energy. They demonstrated that reducing the effects of the protein FASN influences the mitochondria, leading to increased cardiolipin levels and reduced Parkinson’s symptoms. These

Parkinson og hjernerytmer (syntetisk hjernesystem til studier)

Your brain's got rhythm: Synthetic brain mimicsScientists have created synthetic brain systems called 'circuitoids' to better understand dysfunctional movements in Parkinson's, ALS and other diseases.

Parkinson og genetisk kontakt kan forhindre symptomer

Discovery of genetic 'switch' could help to prevent symptoms of Parkinson's disease
A genetic 'switch' has been discovered, which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, report scientists.

Parkinson - nyt lys på kinase

Kinase discovery sheds new light on several disease processes
New light on a key factor involved in diseases such as Parkinson's disease, gastric cancer
and melanoma has been cast through latest University of Otago, New Zealand, research carried out in collaboration with Australian scientists.

Parkinson - motion hjælper mod fald

Exercise helps prevent falls in Parkinson's patients
Statistics show that 25 per cent of recently diagnosed patients suffered a fall in the first year. That came as a surprise to researchers. They had thought that falls tended to occur during later stages of the disease.

Parkinson - SV2C-protein er nyopdaget link til sygdommen

New target for Parkinson's disease identified by researchers
Investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson's disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was associated with the curious ability of cigarette smoking to reduce PD risk.

Parkinson - toxisk protein spredes ikke som en infektion med påvirker alle dele af hjernen

Researchers suggest new theory for how Parkinson's disease develops
The toxic protein behind Parkinson’s disease may not spread like an infection from nerve cell to nerve. Instead, say researchers, the protein may simultaneously affect all parts of the nervous system inside and outside of the brain.
(MANGE ARTIKLER OM DONALD TRUMP)

Trump: antivaxers

In 2017, are antivaxers winning?
The election of Donald Trump as President has emboldened antivaxers, because they quite rightly sense that he is one of them. His inauguration as President, combined with other trends, have led observers to ask the question: Are antivaxers winning, or will 2017 be the year of the antivaxer?

Trump's Robert F. Kennedy Jr. fremmer frygt for vacciner

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. promotes an awful epidemiology study linking vaccines and neurological conditions from…Yale?Donald Trump's new BFF Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has never seen a lousy study linking vaccines to bad things that he didn't like. This is no exception. Oddly enough, this study was funded and carried out by a lawyer and an investment banker, with the help of an eminent Yale pediatrician. Not surprisingly, thanks to a combination of p-hacking and not controlling for a very obvious confounder, it doesn

Trump - og antivaccinebevægelsen

Will an American-Led Anti-Vaccine Movement Subvert Global Health?
We've made great gains in fighting infectious diseases in the last 50 years—but those gains are fragile --

Trump - energi

The Government’s Green Energy Incubator Fights for Survival in the Age of Trump
This week, ARPA-E is showing off far-out ways to cool, heat, convert, conserve, and invent energy—all of which could be on the chopping block

Trump - og støtte til kvinder i forskning via lov

Women in STEM Fields Get Boost from President Trump
President Donald Trump signed into law two bills that aim to encourage women to pursue careers in science and technology.

Trump

[Policy Forum] Science advice in the Trump White House
As President Trump takes office, he has the enormous undertaking of making thousands of political appointments across the federal government, including nearly 800 nominations requiring Senate confirmation. Among his top priorities should be to nominate a science adviser and to staff the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the single agency in the government responsible for the health o

Trump

The rusty patched bumblebee is probably doomed
Environment Trump administration freezes endangered species act protections In an executive order, President Trump has frozen protections for the first bumblebee ever listed as an endangered species.

Trump

Science stood apart from politics for a long time, not any more
A march for science to protest at Donald Trump's presidency has sparked debate about researchers getting too political. Why the fuss, wonders Michael Brooks

Trump

Donald Trump might end net neutrality
Donald Trump wants to build another wall. Not a physical wall to keep out illegal immigrants, like his proposed Mexican border project, but a virtual wall around the internet. And just as with Mexico, he wants the people behind the wall to pay for it.

Trump

Little Learners, Trump's Appeal and Brain Soup
A look inside the March/April issue of Scientific American Mindm

Trump

Trump’s Cybersecurity Chief Could Be a ‘Voice of Reason’
Homeland security advisor Tom Bossert stands out in Trump's cabinet as a cautious wonk among hotheads. The post Trump's Cybersecurity Chief Could Be a 'Voice of Reason' appeared first on WIRED .

Trump

Trump Can’t Stop the Globalization of Work—the Internet Will See to That
If immigration bans threaten the tech industry, it will route around the problem---like the internet itself. The post Trump Can't Stop the Globalization of Work—the Internet Will See to That appeared first on WIRED .

Trump:

John Oliver Returns to Out-News the News—by Ignoring Trump
For the next season of 'Last Week Tonight,' John Oliver is out to ignore the tweets report on stuff that matters.

Trump

EPA Staff Pulled From Alaska Summit After Trump Team Orders
The White House transition team told about half of the Environmental Protection Agency officials scheduled to attend an Alaska climate and environment conference to stay home. The EPA cites travel costs, but some of those kept away live right in Anchorage.

Trump: immigration/kriminalitet-manglende sammenhæng

No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds
Political discussions about immigrants often include the claim that there is a relationship between immigration patterns and increased crime. However, results of a new study find no links between the two. In fact, immigration actually appears to be linked to reductions in some types of crimes, according to the findings.

Trump: Immigrationsforbud & science

The Ninth Circuit Banned Trump’s Ban Because It Hurts Science
The court found that the state had a right to sue because the ban harmed its universities and scientific community.

Trump: murens pris

The Cost of Trump’s Wall Going Up Is Going Up

Trump: forskere

Yes, Scientists Need to Fight Back
The battle for LGBT rights offers ideas about how to do it

Trump og science klima

How 'Guerrilla Archivists' Have Rescued Data Throughout History
Activists today are racing to save climate records from the Trump administration. Secret archives were a powerful way to fight hostile political climates throughout history – from the Nazis to the Islamic State.

Trump og FDA

[Editorial] Approving new drugs
As the Trump administration takes shape, there is much speculation as to what major changes will be made. A dominant theme of the Trump campaign was to cut through bureaucracy in Washington, D.C., thereby enhancing innovation and bringing new technology to Americans more quickly. Nowhere could such a philosophical change have more impact than on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of new d

Trump og innovation

Trump’s Tax Talk Sounds Less Than “Phenomenal” for Tech
Washington is considering tax reform that would bring cash back to the U.S., but it’s unlikely to boost innovation.

Trump og klima

Potential Trump Science Adviser Says Climate Change Is Great
Opinion: A climate scientist explains why William Tapper, a candidate for science adviser to the president, gets carbon dioxide all wrong

Trump og klima: Trump og forsvarsudgifter

How Trump Should Spend That Extra $54 Billion on Defense
Even if all of President Trump's proposed new defense spending goes through, figuring out what to spend it on will be its own battle

==Trump og milj==ø
[In Brief] News at a glance
In science news around the world, the World Health Organization releases a new list of microbes for which new drugs are most critically needed, U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order that paves the way to eliminate a 2015 expansion of the Clean Water Act, the less-aggressive HIV-2 may be more deadly than previously thought, a promising dengue vaccine developed in Brazil faces an unce

==Trump og milj==ø
The Department of Defense Wants to Double Down on Renewables
As clean energy and environmental protection look set to suffer under Trump’s budget cuts, at least the military will do its bit to reduce emissions.

Trump - og science

How the fallout from Trump's travel ban is reshaping science
Researchers are cutting short travel, ending collaborations and rethinking their US ties. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21579

Trump - og vælgere

Trump's Appeal: What Psychology Tells Us
Behind his unforeseen success in the 2016 election was a masterful use of group psychology principles --

Trump - vælgeres psykologi

[Policy Forum] The need for a translational science of democracy
The bitterly factious 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign was the culmination of several trends that, taken together, constitute a syndrome of chronic ailments in the body politic. Ironically, these destructive trends have accelerated just as science has rapidly improved our understanding of them and their underlying causes. But mere understanding is not sufficient to repair our politics. The

Trump - om virkningerne af Trumps politik: Dyrevelfærd-data fra inspektioner og brud på regler fjernes fra Internettet

U.S. Government Takes Animal-Welfare Data Offline
Department of Agriculture to stop making lab inspection results and violations publicly available, citing privacy concerns

Trump kan skade sygdomsbekæmpelse der kræver internationelt samarbejde

Trump Immigration Ban May Threaten International Work on Disease
The ensuing damage to scientific collaboration puts the U.S. at risk, researchers say --

Trump skader internationelt forskningssamarbejde

Scientists Protest Trump Order with Boycotts of Journals, Conferences
More than 4,500 academics have pledged to skip U.S.-based meetings --

Trump skader internationelt forskningssamarbejde

Travel Ban Keeps Scientists Out of the Lab
The Trump administration's travel ban is preventing some researchers from returning to the U.S. Scientists fear this could negatively impact collaborations and international scientific meetings.

Trump skader omdannelsen til bæredygtig energi

US utilities seek sun as Trump sides with coal, fossil fuels
The plunging cost of solar power is leading U.S. electric companies to capture more of the sun just when President Donald Trump is moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels... "

Trump skader miljøet i USA

Stewards of Federal Lands Feel Threatened, Survey ShowsMany of the people who take care of U.S. federal lands and wildlife refuges say their jobs have become more dangerous, according to a new survey.

Trump skader miljøet i USA

In Age of Trump, Scientists Show Signs of a Political PulseAlarmed by the administration’s apparent disdain for science, members of a profession that is often loath to take sides are starting to take a stand.

Trump skader den teknologiske industri i USA

Apple, Google, Uber join fight against Trump travel banDozens of tech companies, including behemoths like Apple, Google, and Facebook, are siding with Washington state and Minnesota as they fight President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.

Trump skader forskningen

Speak up for science, however you canProtest against the US crackdown on science communication will take many forms – we shouldn’t let differences of approach divide us

Trump skader forskningen

Forskere i tusindvis marcherer mod TrumpDet bliver et opgør mellem videnskaben og Donald Trump, når “March for Science” løber af stablen verden over d. 22. april - også i Danmark.

Trump skader forskningen

Forskere i tusindvis vil marchere mod TrumpVidenskabsfolk protesterer mod Trump-regeringen, når “March for Science” løber af stablen verden over 22. april - også i Danmark.

Trump skader FDA

Donald Trump versus the FDA: Is the standard of evidence for drug approval actually too low, not too high?There are good things and bad things about holding the Monday slot on this blog. One of the good things is that I tend to have more time to come up with material. However, one of the drawbacks of holding the Monday slot is that a lot of studies and news stories are published on Monday that I’d normally like to write about but can’t because by the time I see them my post is done.

Trump og Internettet - kryptering

The Next Big Encryption FightConflict over government access to encrypted data will inevitably reignite under President Trump.

Trump skader miljøet

Scott Pruitt Is Seen Cutting the E.P.A. With a Scalpel, Not a CleaverPresident Trump’s nominee, who is expected to be confirmed this week, knows as well as anyone the legal limits on deregulation.

Trump - lyver om årsag til terrorisme

When Liberals "Lie About the Problem of Islamism" It Empowers the Right, Says Sam Harris If all that liberals can do in response is continue to lie about the causes of terrorism and lock arms with Islamists, we have some very rough times ahead, writes Sam Harris.

Trump - om virkninger af Trumps politik - over halvdelen af teknologiske virksomheder i USA har immigranter som grundlæggere

20 Tech Influencers with Strong Immigrant TiesAmerican ingenuity is often foreign-born . With 51% of tech unicorns (valuation over a billion dollars) having an immigrant founder, we take a look at the Top 20 tech influencers with strong immigrant ties.

Trump - om virkningerne af Trumps politik: store teknologifirmaer forsøger at stoppe for Trumps indvandrerstop

Tech Giants Have the Legal Clout to Help Stop Trump’s Refugee Ban
In the face of the outcry against the ban, tech's friend-of-the-court brief is good optics. But legal experts say it's about more than public image.

Trump - om at en gammel tekst om krig af Sun Tzu måske kan forklare Donald Trumps og Steve Bannons politik

"The Art of War" as a Guide to Understanding the Trump Administration
How an ancient text, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, may be influencing the actions of powerful Trump advisor Steve Bannon.

Trump - om at vi alle vil kunne bidrage med at bekæmpe falske nyheder

Fighting fake news isn't just up to Facebook and Google
You, too, can join the battle against misleading and other "fake" news online. But your options are somewhat limited unless you're already an academic or data scientist who's been studying the subject since way before Donald Trump started running for president.

Trump - om behovet for en politik om Email-privathed

Passing the Email Privacy Act Has Never Been More Urgent
With surveillance hawk Jeff Sessions about to head up Trump's DOJ, privacy advocates push for a long-overdue bill to lock in digital privacy protections. .

Trump - og crowd wisdom: Men demokratiske metoder har tendens til at favorisere de mest populære informationer og ikke nødvendigvis de mest korrekte

In crowd wisdom, the 'surprisingly popular' answer can trump ignorance of the masses
Crowd wisdom such as what might arise from online voting is popularly assumed to provide better answers than any one person by aggregating multiple perspectives. Democratic methods, however, tend to favor the most popular information, not necessarily the most correct. The ignorance of the masses can cancel out a knowledgeable minority with specialized information of a topic, resulting in the wrong

Trump - og såkaldt gruppe-visdom (crowd wisdom), hvor uvidenhed hos flertallet undertiden overtrumfer viden hos et mindretal, så svaret bliver forkert: Nu har forskere fundet på en algoritme for "overraskende popularitet", der måske kan løse problemet

In crowd wisdom, the 'surprisingly popular' answer can trump ignorance of the masses
Crowd wisdom tends to favor the most popular information, not necessarily the most correct -- mass ignorance can cancel out a knowledgeable minority, resulting in the wrong answer becoming the most accepted. To improve wisdom-of-crowds surveys, researchers have developed what they call the 'surprisingly popular' algorithm, wherein the correct answer is that which is more popular than people predic

Trump - om virkningerne af Trumps politik: Cirka hundrede firmaer i den teknologiske sektor går til angreb på Trumps immigrationsstop-politik

Tech Companies Say Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Bad for Business
Ninety-seven companies, most of them in the tech sector, have come out against the order—but there are some notable exceptions.

Trump - om virkningerne af Trumps politik: Blandt de ramte er over 15.000 læger fra de syv immigrationsramte lande - hvoraf mange arbejder blandt fattige samfundsgrupper i USA

Trump’s Travel Ban, Aimed at Terrorists, Has Blocked Doctors
Across the United States, over 15,000 physicians are from the seven affected countries. Many work in small towns, poor urban neighborhoods and V.A. hospitals.

Trump - om virkningerne af Trumps politik: Bekymring om hvorvidt EPA-forskning bliver skrottet af den nye administration i USA

EPA Scientists Worry Their New Boss Doesn’t Want Science
As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt fought environmental regulations. Now EPA scientists wonder how he can run their agency.

Trump og klima

Rick Perry Looks To Bring Texas Approach To Energy Department
On Thursday, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was sworn in as the energy secretary for the Trump administration. NPR looks ahead to a series of upcoming pieces examining Perry's role in expanding wind energy production in Texas.

Trump og klima

Trump to Undo Vehicle Rules That Curb Global Warming
The announcement, expected Tuesday, is a U-turn from Obama-era regulations on tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide.

==Trump - og milj==ø
The Fate of Environmental Law in a Trump-Era Supreme Court

==Trump og milj==ø
US drinking water at risk from Trump’s cuts to pollution rules
By dismantling guidelines designed to protect US waterways from pollution, Trump is shifting the problem downstream – and leaving the taxpayer to pay for it

Trump og science

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/topsy-turvy-world-political-science-trumps-america/|The Topsy Turvy World of Political Science in Trump’s America]]
Finding balance between science and politics has never been trickier.

Trump og science

How the Fallout from Trump's Travel Ban Is Reshaping Science
Researchers are cutting travel, ending collaborations and rethinking their U.S. ties --

Trump og science

I’m Marching to Fight the Alarming War on Science. Join Me
Upcoming marches will let scientists respond to Trump's war on facts and data.

Trump og science

Should Scientists Engage in Activism?

Trump og science

Should Scientists Engage in Activism?In the wake of the Flint water crisis and with a new notably anti-science president, U.S. scientists are reevaluating how to navigate the tension between speaking out and a fear of losing research funding.

Trump og science

Efter Trump-chok: Skal forskere holde sig væk fra demonstrationer?

Trump og science

Biotech industry blasts 'misguided' Trump travel ban

Trump og science

Should scientists engage in activism?

Trumps mentale tilstand

Psychiatrists Debate Weighing in on Trump's Mental HealthA long-standing code of ethics prohibits diagnosing public figures from afar --

Trumps mentale tilstand

Trump may be very flawed but that doesn’t make him mentally ill
Calls from psychiatrists for Donald Trump to be declared unfit to be US president on mental health grounds are misguided, says Dr Allen Frances

Trumps mentale tilstand

Should Psychiatrists' Weigh in on Trump's Mental Health?
A long-standing code of ethics prohibits diagnosing public figures from afar.

Trump og science

[Policy Forum] Ensuring scientific integrity in the Age of Trump
With the new Donald J. Trump Administration comes uncertainty in the role that science will play in the U.S. federal government. Early indications that the Administration plans to distort or disregard science and evidence, coupled with the chaos and confusion occurring within federal agencies, now imperil the effectiveness of our government. Evidence from the past 20 years demonstrates that, when

Trump og science

Politics-Wary Scientists Wade into the Trump Fray at Boston Rally
Reluctant protesters say they no longer have the luxury of staying in the lab --

Trump og science

US scientists voice fears over how science will fare under Trump
Concerns over the impact of President Trump’s policies on science have been raised at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston

Trump og science

AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march
April's pro-science Washington rally has the full backing of the world's largest scientific membership organisation.

Trump og science

Should Scientists March? U.S. Researchers Still Debating Pros And Cons
A "March for Science" is set for April 22 in Washington, D.C., to show support for evidence-based public policy. But some worry the march will be seen as partisan, and may even undermine sound policy.

Trump og science

Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science
Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S.

Trump og science

European science bodies 'concerned' about Trump
European science bodies on Thursday criticised Donald Trump's administration for what they said was a "policy reorientation" in favour of views "not based on facts and sound scientific processes and evidence."

Trump: Indrejseforbud og forskning

Scientific Conference Planners Concerned About Immigration Policy
There's increasing concern among planners of science and technical conferences about the Trump administration's immigration restrictions. Many groups signed a letter asking Trump to rescind the order.

Trump og vælgerne

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You
The human brain has a built-in tendency to conflate the aberrant with the norm. The news industry—and certain politicians—know this all too well-

robotter - i Trump-USA

https://ing.dk/artikel/analyse-kraever-hojtuddannet-arbejdskraft-at-fa-produktion-hjem-udlandet-194775| Det kræver højtuddannet arbejdskraft at få produktion hjem fra udlandet]]
Fremtidens industri er spækket med robotter, og derfor vil amerikanske industriarbejdere få det svært, når Trump vil tvinge virksomheder til at lægge produktionen i USA.

religion - kristendom i USA- nedsættes hvis der kommer en mur mod Mexico - om virkningernes af Donald Trumps politik: En mexikansk mur vil accelerere tilbagegangen for kristendom i USA

Mexico border wall likely to accelerate the decline of American Christianity
In 2015, the Pew Research Center released the largest study of American religious identity ever done in the United States of America, called "America's Changing Religious Landscape." The big discovery was that the number of American Christians had declined by 7.8 percent since the previous survey in 2007, while the number of Americans religiously unaffiliated had increased by 6.7 percent to 22.8 p

robotter i krig

https://ing.dk/artikel/ny-afhandling-militaere-robotter-ma-vurderes-sag-sag-194774|Ny afhandling: Militære robotter må vurderes fra sag til sag]]
Der er intet i krigens love, der generelt ulovliggør autonome våben. Til gengæld kan de heller ikke blåstemples som generelt lovlige, konkluderer ny ph.d.-afhandling.
FLERE ARTIKLER OM HACKERE

hackerangreb - hvorfor snydes vi så let?

Neuroscience Explains Why We Get Hacked So Easily
A study of how the brain reacts to security alerts led Google to test a new way to warn people that their computers may have been infected with malware.

hackere og politik

Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats
As we saw during the 2016 US election, protecting traditional computer systems, which use zeros and ones, from hackers is not a perfect science. Now consider the complex world of quantum computing, where bits of information can simultaneously hold multiple states beyond zero and one, and the potential threats become even trickier to tackle. Researchers have uncovered clues that could help administ.. "

om hackere og politik

Security News This Week: Hackers Play Anti-Trump Song on Local Radio Stations Across the US

hackere i Rusland]

Russian hackers get burned in deal with Russia's spy agency
For several years a group of hackers have been posting letters and documents stolen from senior Russian officials with impunity. And then the nation's spy agency tracked them down and offered them a deal.

hackere i Rusland]

Russian election hacks exploited legal grey zone: lawyers
Russia's alleged com

hackere kan ramme samfundet]

Fake attack shows how hackers could hijack our waterCybersecurity researchers have developed a new form of ransomware that was able to take over control of a simulated water treatment plant. After gaining access, the researchers were able to command programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to shut valves, increase the amount of chlorine added to water, and display false readings. They designed the simulated attack to highlight vulnerabilities in the
(FLERE ARTIKLER)

prævention for mænd

Male Birth Control Gel Inches Toward a BreakthroughDespite a plethora of birth control options for women, men have typically had far fewer choices available to them.

prævention for mænd

Male Contraceptive 'Hydrogel' Passes Test in Rhesus Monkeys

prævention for mænd

Male Contraceptive 'Hydrogel' Passes Test in Rhesus MonkeysA new type of male contraceptive that blocks the flow of sperm effectively prevented pregnancy in female monkeys, a new study finds.

prævention for mænd

This male birth control worked for over a year (in monkeys)

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

The late Hans Rosling tells the modern world's storyHans Rosling, who has died in Sweden aged 68, tells 200 years of world history in four minutes.

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

Farvel til en elsket statistiker: Her er hans bedste videoerMed banebrydende grafer og kreative metoder inden for visualisering forvandlede svenske Hans Rosling tørre tal om alt fra elektricitet til befolkningsvækst og miljø til nogle af internettets mest populære videoer.

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

Remembering The 'Edutainer' Who Made Statistics Come To Life
He called himself an "edutainer." His gift was bringing statistics about the world to life. Stanford mathematician Keith Devlin remembers Swedish statistician Hans Rosling, who died this week.

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

'Edutainer' Hans Rosling, Who Taught Us About The World, Has DiedWith facts, toys and good humor, the Swedish doctor and statistician helped people understand what numbers tell us about the world.

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

Data guru Hans Rosling dies at 68Data guru Hans Rosling, a Swedish public health expert famous for combating scientific ignorance with catchy YouTube videos in his mission to promote a "fact-based world", has died at the age of 68, his foundation announced.

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

Hans Rosling: Data visionary and educator dies aged 68Mr Rosling was known for lively, data-driven presentations debunking myths about global development.
(FLERE ARTIKLER OM STAMCELLER) ==stamceller==
The origin of stem cells

stamceller

Elaine Fuchs (Rockefeller) Part 2: Tapping the Potential of Adult Stem Cells, and Summary
http://ibioseminars.hhmi.org/lectures/cell-bio-a-med/elaine-fuchs.htmlDuring embryogenesis, a single fertilized oocyte gives rise to a multicellular organism whose cells and tissues have adopted differentiated characteristics or fates to perform the specified functions of each organ of the body. As embryos develop, cells that have acquired their particular fate proliferate, enabling tissues and

stamceller

Elaine Fuchs (Rockefeller) Part 1: Introduction to Stem Cells
http://ibioseminars.hhmi.org/lectures/cell-bio-a-med/elaine-fuchs.htmlDuring embryogenesis, a single fertilized oocyte gives rise to a multicellular organism whose cells and tissues have adopted differentiated characteristics or fates to perform the specified functions of each organ of the body. As embryos develop, cells that have acquired their particular fate proliferate, enabling tissues and

stamceller

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa (Johns Hopkins) Part 2: Stem Cells and Brain Tumors
http://www.ibiology.org/ibioseminars/alfredo-quinones-hinojosa-part-2.htmlIn the second part of his talk, Dr. Q presents results from his lab and others that are beginning to provide insight into understanding brain tumor stem cells and the key role they play in both causing and possibly curing brain cancer. From: iBiology

stamceller der vokser på en chip er alternativ til dyretest - botulismetoxin

Stem cells derived neuronal networks grown on a chip as an alternative to animal testing
Scientists have developed an in vitro stem cell-based bioassay grown on multi-electrode arrays capable of detecting the biological activity of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins. Their assay could serve in minimizing animal experiments as well as provide a physiological relevant platform for drug-screening of neuroactive compounds.

stamceller fra blod forynges

How blood can be rejuvenated
Our blood stem cells generate around a thousand billion new blood cells every day. But the blood stem cells’ capacity to produce blood changes as we age. This leads to older people being more susceptible to anemia, lowered immunity and a greater risk of developing certain kinds of blood cancer. Now for the first time, a research team has succeeded in rejuvenating blood stem cells with established

stamceller og glaucom

Research on retinal pigment epithelial cells promises new future treatment for glaucoma patients
Scientific research builds its own momentum as one discovery triggers another, building an ongoing wave of unexpected possibilities. In the world of glaucoma, such a surge began when advances in stem cell research opened doors experts had never imagined.

stamceller og lægevidenskab

Researchers take broad look at stem cells
Scientists have focused recent work on the study of and utility of adult-derived stem cells. The team put together the review after recognizing that the medical and general communities have limited knowledge about the various types of stem cells and how they could be used in medicine.

stamceller til fedtceller og muskelstamceller

Obesity reprograms muscle stem cells
Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research.

stamceller til fedtcelle mod ældning

Stem cells collected from fat may have use in anti-aging treatments
Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells -- such as fibroblasts from the skin -- and have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments, according to researchers.

stamceller: hvad starter differentiering

Scientists discover an unexpected influence on dividing stem cells' fate
When it divides, a stem cell has a choice: produce more stem cells or turn into the specific types of cells that compose skin, muscle, brain, or other tissue. New experiments in skin show this decision can be altered if tiny organs within cells aren't positioned and divvied up properly.

stamceller: hvad starter differentiering

Scientists discover an unexpected influence on dividing stem cells' fate
When most cells divide, they simply make more of themselves. But stem cells, which are responsible for repairing or making new tissue, have a choice: They can generate more stem cells or differentiate into skin cells, liver cells, or virtually any of the body's specialized cell types.

stamceller: fra embryonale stamceller

[Perspective] Mobile elements control stem cell potency
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are of great interest for tissue replacement therapies and for the study of mammalian development. Cultured ESCs as well as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are generated from somatic cells, can self-renew indefinitely and give rise to all cell types of the body including the germline. However, such stem cells are not totipotent because they are inefficient

stamceller

[This Week in Science] Limiting potential for totipotency

stamceller

The origin of stem cellsThe protein WOX2 is responsible for enabling plants to develop organs throughout their lives.

stamceller: embryon - af menneskelige stamceller - frembragt i et New York laboratorium

Embryo Experiments On Human Development Raise Ethical Concerns
Embryo-like entities are being created in a New York lab using human embryonic stem cells. Scientists hope to learn more about the earliest stages of human development without using actual embryos.

stamceller: embryon - af menneskelige stamceller - frembragt i et New York laboratorium

Embryo Experiments Reveal Earliest Human Development, But Stir Ethical Debate
Researchers who study developing human embryos have long limited their experimentation to lab embryos that are no more than 14 days into development. Some scientists are now pushing that boundary.

stamceller: embryon - kunstig embryo af mus - forskning i Cambridge England

Scientists create 'artificial embryos'
Scientists have created a functioning mouse embryo in the lab

stamceller: embryon - kunstig embryo af mus - forskning i Cambridge England

Scientists create artificial mouse 'embryo' from stem cells for first time
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have managed to create a structure resembling a mouse embryo in culture, using two types of stem cells - the body's 'master cells' - and a 3D scaffold on which they can grow.

stamceller: embryon - kunstig embryo af mus - forskning i Cambridge England

[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2123360-artificial-embryo-grown-in-a-dish-from-two-types-of-stem-cells/|Artificial embryo grown in a dish from two types of stem cells]]
For the first time, researchers have made something resembling a mouse embryo without using an egg cell, allowing them to probe the early steps of development

stamceller: embryon - kunstig embryo af mus - forskning i Cambridge England

[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170302143927.htm|Scientists create artificial mouse 'embryo' from stem cells for first time]]
Scientists have managed to create a structure resembling a mouse embryo in culture, using two types of stem cells -- the body's 'master cells' -- and a 3-D scaffold on which they can grow.

stamceller - metode forudsiger stamcellers fremtid

This simple method can predict a stem cell’s fate
Scientists have created an easy way to identify the state and fate of stem cells earlier than previously possible. Understanding a stem cell’s fate—the type of cell it will eventually become—and how far along it is in the process of development can help scientists better manipulate cells for stem cell therapy. “Having the ability to visualize a stem cell’s future will take some of the questions o

stamceller: progeria - bedre forståelse med studier af stamceller

Organ-on-a-chip model offers insights into premature aging and vascular disease
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is an extremely rare genetic condition that causes premature and accelerated aging. Recently, researchers have been able to generate induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with HGPS to better understand the mechanisms of aging and look for new treatments.
(FLERE ARTIKLER OM ZINKFORURENING)

zinkforurening

For meget zink i 73 procent af prøverne fra danske vandløb
Zink fra markerne løber ud i vandløbene og giver risiko for nerveskader på dyrene.

zinkforurening

Grisene bliver fravænnet efter fire uger, og så får de zink for at undgå diarré
Danmarks produktion af små 32 millioner svin foregår så intensivt, at grisene bliver fravænnet die, før de er klar til vegetabilsk føde. Konsekvensen er dårlig mave, som bl.a. zinkoxid kan kurere.

zinkforurening

Forbud mod zinkmedicin til svin lurer i hele Europa
Det Europæiske Lægemiddel­agentur har foreslået helt at forbyde zinkoxid til svin. Danske landmænd efterlyser en overgangsordning.

zinkforurening

Stik imod hensigten: Landmændenes brug af resistensfremkaldende zink er stegetFra 2010 til 2015 steg forbruget af zinkmedicin, der forhindrer diarré hos danske grise, med 16 procent. Det opvejer fordelen ved, at landmændene bruger mindre antibiotika, advarer forskere.

zinkforurening

Zinkbombe hober sig op: Hvornår får jorden nok af tungmetal fra danske svin?Danmark har gang i en tvivlsom udvikling, hvor jorden med gylle fra svin bliver tilført mere zink, end planterne optager. Det kan miljøet ikke leve med i længden.

zinkforurening

Forkerte zink-tal blev gemt vækDen officielle statistik over forbruget af resistensskabende zink til svin viste et stagnerende forbrug, selv om det i virkeligheden steg. Det var der bare ingen, som sagde højt.
(FLERE ARTIKLER OM METHAN) methangas til energi kan laves ud fra CO2==
Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel
Duke University researchers have developed tiny nanoparticles that help convert carbon dioxide into methane using only ultraviolet light as an energy source.
methangas til energi kan laves ud fra CO2==
Scientists discover how essential methane catalyst is made
New ways to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane gas for energy use are a step closer after scientists discovered how bacteria make a component that facilitates the process. Recycling CO2 into energy has immense potential for making these emissions useful rather than a major factor in global warming. However, because the bacteria that can convert CO2 into methane, methanogens, are notoriously

methangas til energi kan laves ud fra CO2

Scientists discover how essential methane catalyst is made
New ways to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane gas for energy use are a step closer after scientists discovered how bacteria make a component that facilitates the process.

==[[drivhusgassen methangas: Gashydrater ==Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release
The breakdown of methane hydrates due to warming climate is unlikely to lead to massive amounts of methane being released to the atmosphere, according to a recent interpretive review of scientific literature performed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Rochester.

==[[drivhusgassen methangas: Gashydrater næppe risiko for udslip ved klimaændringer, ifølge rapport. ==Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release
A recent interpretive review of scientific literature sheds light on the interactions of gas hydrates and climate.

methan drivhusgas

First direct measurements of Pacific seabed sediments reveal strong methane source
A major source of an important greenhouse gas has been discovered in the Tropical Pacific Ocean for the first time.

methan findes i havsediment i Stillehavet

First direct measurements of Pacific seabed sediments reveal strong methane source
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered a major source of an important greenhouse gas in the Tropical Pacific Ocean for the first time.

methanhydrat - i år 2100 vil måske 3,5% af verdens methanhydrat være sluppet fri til atmosfæren

3.5 percent of global methane deposits could be melted by 2100 due to climate change
A team of researchers from the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute and the University of Cambridge has proven that 3.5 percent of the world's deposits of methane hydrate (equivalent to about 60,000 million tons of carbon) could begin to melt by 2100 due to climate change and the warming of ocean waters, a fact that would cause tons of this potent greenhouse gas to be discharged into the atmosphere

methanhydrat kan indesluttes i is

[Perspective] Clathrates grow up
Although methane is a volatile gas, it can be efficiently trapped in ice, which can then be readily set on fire. Beyond the curiosity of this “burning ice,” caged methane is of great importance as one of the world's largest natural gas resources (1). In these materials, known as clathrates, methane molecules are tightly bound in nanometer-sized, regularly interspaced cages. Other inorganic materia

methan frigøres ved olieproduktion (mere end før antaget)

Oil production releases more methane than previously thought
Emissions of methane and ethane from oil production have been substantially higher than previously estimated, particularly before 2005.

methan-påvisning: om metode til i real-tid at påvise lækage af metan fra olie- og gaskilder

Low-cost imaging system detects natural gas leaks in real time
Researchers have developed an infrared imaging system that could one day offer low-cost, real-time detection of methane gas leaks in pipelines and at oil and gas facilities. Leaks of methane, the primary component of natural gas, can be costly and dangerous while also contributing to climate change as a greenhouse gas.
#NAVN?
The Curious Case of Cockroach Magnetization
The discovery that living and dead cockroaches have strikingly different magnetic properties could help bioengineers design new magnetic sensors.
#NAVN?
Magnetic meteorites narrow down solar system’s birthdate
Magnetic fields in 4-billion-year-old rocks suggest the dust and gas cloud that spawned the solar system had gone by 3.8 million years after the sun formed

magnetisme

@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170209092822.htm|Novel quantum state in strange insulating materials]]
Experiments show how electrons in Mott insulators with strong spin-orbit coupling arrange themselves to make the materials magnetic at low temperatures. The work helps bring us closer to a more complete quantum theory of magnetism.

magnetisme

Research reveals novel quantum state in strange insulating materials
Researchers from Brown University have shown experimentally how a unique form of magnetism arises in an odd class of materials called Mott insulators. The findings are a step toward a better understanding the quantum states of these materials, which have generated much interest among scientists in recent years.

magnetisk resonans mikroskop på vej

First Magnetic Resonance Microscope Has Human Biochemistry in Its Sights
With a sensor made from diamond, the new microscope can study biochemical processes in unprecedented detail.

magnetisk resonans mikroskop på vej

A sensor made from diamond can see details as small as 300 nanometers.

magnetisk polvending: om hvorfor forskere antager, at Jordens magnetiske poler måske er ved at vende

Why Scientists Think Earth's Magnetic Poles Are About to Flip
Are we headed to a magnetic reversal and all the global disruption that would bring? Enter archaeomagnetism. A look at the archaeological record in southern Africa provides some clues.

kvælstof flydende: om hvordan flydende kvælstof kan dræbe: En mand døde ved udsættelse for flydende kvælstof

Sperm Bank Death: How Does Liquid Nitrogen Kill?
A man recently died from exposure to liquid nitrogen, but how exactly can it kill?

Hvad er forskellen på forkølelse og influenza?: Hvordan kan man skene forkølelse fra influenza?

Winter Sickness: How to Tell If It's a Cold or the Flu
Catching a cold or the flu can make you feel miserable. But how can you tell which one you have?

fotodetektor: Hvad kan en selv-energidrevet fotodetektor bruges til?: Forskere har udviklet en fotodetektor, der selv skaffer sig energi, og som kan bruges inden for kemiske analyser, kommunikation, astronomiske studier og meget andet.

A new sensitive and stable self-powered photodetector
Researchers have developed a self-powered photodetector that can be used in a wide range of applications such as chemical analysis, communications, astronomical investigations and much more.

Grønland smelter: Hvor hurtigt smelter Grønlands is?: Data viser en dramatisk stigning i hvor hurtigt Grønlands is smelter nedefra.]

UCI, NASA reveal new details of Greenland ice loss
Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign, data from the new program are providing a dramatic increase in knowledge of how Greenland's ice sheet is melting from below. Two new research papers in the journal Oceanography, including one by UCI Earth system scientist Mathieu Morlighem, use OMG observations to document how meltwater and ocean

Grønland smelter

New details of Greenland ice loss revealed
Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign, data from the new program are providing a dramatic increase in knowledge of how Greenland's ice sheet is melting from below.

Grønland smelter]

Greenland ice sheet melting can cool subtropics, alter climate
A new study finds evidence that the last time Earth was as warm as it is today, cold freshwater from a melting Greenland ice sheet circulated in the Atlantic Ocean as far south as Bermuda, elevating sea levels and altering the ocean's climate and ecosystems.



==[[bakterier - blodforgiftning: Orexin er et muligt lægemiddel mod hidtil ikke behandlelig blodforgiftning der giver septic shock==Orexin as a potential drug for treating septic shock
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition due to excessive immune responses to infection that damages the patient's own tissues and organs. In septic shock, the severest stage of sepsis, the blood pressure drops to a dangerously low level, often leading to multiple organ failure and death. To date, there is no effective therapy yet available for septic shock. Recent findings may be a breakthrough in

aspirin-lignende stoffer od blodforgiftning (sepsis)

Drugs similar to aspirin, ibuprofen could help treat sepsis, study suggests
A potentially life-saving treatment for sepsis has been under our noses for decades in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) most people have in their medicine cabinets, a new study suggests.

tarmbakterier

From mice, clues to microbiome's influence on metabolic disease
The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in the onset of the metabolic disease diabetes, new research has found.

tarmbakterier: kan ændring af tarmens bakterier medføre sygdom

[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170216143847.htm|Biologists control gut inflammation by altering the abundance of resident bacteria]]
Numerous human diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and autism spectrum disorders are linked to abnormal gut microbiomes, but an open question is whether these altered microbiomes are drivers of disease. A new study took aim at that question with experiments in zebrafish to dissect whether changes in the abundance of certain gut bacteria can cause intestinal inflammation.

tarmbakterier har betydning for søvn

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study
New research suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics -- which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut -- can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress.

antibiotikaresistens kan overvindes ved hårdt skub på bakterier

'Brute force' can overcome antibiotic resistance
Antibiotics can still kill drug-resistant bacteria if they 'push' hard enough into bacterial cells, finds new research. The study opens up a promising new way of overcoming antibiotic resistance and could help scientists to design even more effective drugs.

antibiotikaresistens og tarmbakterier

The dynamic microbiota that populate all human body surfaces affect health and disease in complex and often subtle ways. At the same time, human gastrointestinal and respiratory tract microbiota are the reservoirs for most of the human pathogens that cause invasive bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance in such pathogens has dramatically increased in recent years, resulting in infections that

bakterier der tåler antibiotika

[Perspective] Why tolerance invites resistance
Bacteria use two strategies to avoid being killed by antibiotics: resistance and tolerance. Resistance mechanisms such as destruction of a drug or modification of its target allow bacteria to grow in the presence of antibiotics. Tolerance is a property of dormant, nongrowing bacterial cells in which antibiotic targets are inactive, allowing bacteria to survive. The two phenomena are mechanisticall

bakterier der tåler antibiotika

[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6327/826?rss=1|[Report] Antibiotic tolerance facilitates the evolution of resistance]]Controlled experimental evolution during antibiotic treatment can help to explain the processes leading to antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Recently, intermittent antibiotic exposures have been shown to lead rapidly to the evolution of tolerance—that is, the ability to survive under treatment without developing resistance. However, whether tolerance delays or promotes the eventual emergence of r

antibiotikaresistente bakterier fra Enterobacteriaceae

Antibiotic resistance: A burgeoning problem for kids too
In a new, first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found a 700-percent surge in infections caused by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics among children in the US. These antibiotic resistant infections are in turn linked to longer hospital stays and potentially greater risk of death.

Bakterier i 50k krystaller

50,000 Year Old Microbes Have Just Been Found In Crystals. Alive.
NASA finds 50,000 year-old bacteria alive inside gigantic crystals in a Mexican mine.

Batterier

Ny chip skal gøre det af med standbyforbrug
En ny chip skal få batterier i sensorer til at holde op til 10.000 gange længere og eliminere standbyforbrug i elektriske apparater.

bakterier: om forhindring af bakteriers dannelse af biofilm

Defense mechanism employed by algae can effectively inhibit marine fouling
Cerium dioxide nanoparticles block communication between bacteria and prevent the formation of biofilms, report scientists.

rensningsanlægs bakterier skal DNA-overvåges

DNA-analyser skal optimere drift på renseanlæg
Renseanlæg vrimler med bakterier, der hjælper med den biologiske rensning af spildevandet. Et nyt projekt med deltagelse af bl.a. Aalborg Universitet og Krüger A/S vil udvikle en metode, der gør det lettere at overvåge og styre bakterierne.

antibiotikaresistente bakteriers vej til hospitalsinfektioner

Multidrug resistant bacteria found in hospital sinks
Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. But how the bacteria find their way out of the drains, and into patients has been unclear. Now a team of scientists has charted their pathways.

bakterier og svampe som alternativer til kemisk gødning

Improving the biodiversity of green roofs
Using living organisms such as bacteria or fungi, as an alternative to chemical fertilizers, can improve the soil biodiversity of green roofs, according to new research.

bakterier og svampe som alternativer til kemisk gødning

Improving the biodiversity of green roofs
Using living organisms such as bacteria or fungi, as an alternative to chemical fertilisers, can improve the soil biodiversity of green roofs, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.

Tuberkulose på grund af bakterien Yersinia pseudotuberculosis - to proteiner der bindes til hinanden hæmmer en kemisk reaktion der er central for sygdommen

Frozen chemistry controls bacterial infections
Chemists and molecular biologists have made an unexpected discovery in infection biology. The researchers can now show that two proteins that bind to one another slow down a chemical reaction central to the course of the disease in the bacteria Yersinia pseudotuberculosis.

tuberkulosebakterie kan gemme sig i immuncellerne selv

TB bacteria can elude immune response by living inside dead macrophages
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered that the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (TB) can hide and live on inside the very immune cells that are sent to hunt and kill it.

bakterier: tuberkulose lægemiddel fundet i jordbakterier

New TB drug candidates developed from soil bacteria
A new treatment for TB set to be developed using compounds derived from bacterium that live in soil, according to international collaboration of researchers. A new compound – created from soil bacteria which prevent other bacteria growing around them – is an effective killer of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes TB, say the scientists.

antibiotikaresistens MRSA-bakterier kan fjernes med friskluft og støvmasker

Forskere: Kan frisk luft og støvmasker bremse MRSA?
MRSA-bakterierne binder sig til støvet i svinestalden, men svin og mennesker bliver hurtigt fri for MRSA, når de forlader staldene, viser nye forsøg.

MRSA fra mink

Nu bliver medarbejderne på minkfarme også smittet med svine-MRSA
I 44 tilfælde har Statens Serum Institut de seneste tre år registreret, at medarbejdere, der arbejder med mink, har fået den særlige husdyr-variant af de resistente MRSA-bakterier.

tarmbakterier mod eksem

It May Be Your Microbiome Will Become Your Personal Pharmacy
It may be possible to treat eczema with a super-effective ointment made from your own microbes.

om kolera-bakteriers strategier

Cholera bacteria stab and poison enemies at predictable ratesThe enemies were thrown together, so the killing began. Brandishing harpoon-like appendages covered in poison, two armies of cholera bacteria stabbed each other, rupturing victims like water balloons. Scientists tracked the battle over sustenance and turf mathematically to gain insights that could, someday, lead to new, targeted therapies to fight infections.

bakterier: om krig mellem bakterier: Bbakteriepopulationer angriber fjernt beslægtede konkurrenter og skaber derved et samfund, hvor de kan trives, viser forskning

Killing off rivals makes for happy families, bacteria study finds
Populations of bacteria will attack distantly related competitors in order to create a peaceful community in which they can flourish, according to a study.

bakterier: om samarbejde og udvikling hos krigsførende bakterier

Vicious microbial warfare helps bacteria evolve cooperationBacteria that are more violent towards strangers also seem to share more with similar neighbours, a system that may explain how cooperation first evolved

bakterier: om my metode til at ramme resistente bakterier

DTU-metode skal ramme resistente bakterier mere præcist
Antibiotikabehandling kan måske blive endnu mere personlig med DTU’s metode, som hurtigt finder resistensgenerne og den mest effektive behandling.

bakterier: om opdagelse af hvordan skadelige bakterier kan udmanøvrere menneskets immunsystem

Bacterial survival strategy: Splitting into virulent and non-virulent subtypes
Researchers have discovered a survival strategy that harmful bacteria can use to outsmart the human immune response, resulting in more severe and persistent infections and more effective spreading from person to person.

bakterier: om hvor lidt energi liv behøver for at overleve på Jorden - afhænger f.eks. af bakteriers størrelse

Looking for life's (lower) limits
Just how little energy life needs to survive is the subject of a new study. By analyzing maintenance budgets and cellular processes across species and sizes of bacteria, researchers found distinct trends along the spectrum and one surprising constant. Their investigation into the lower bound of energy required for life helps us understand ecological constraints on other planetary bodies in our sol

bakterier: om hvor lidt energi liv behøver for at overleve på Jorden - afhænger f.eks. af bakteriers størrelse (2)

Researchers look for life's (lower) limits
When energy and nutrients abound, a bacterium will repair itself while synthesizing new parts to create a twin and then split, all as quickly as conditions allow. But if resources shrink, so does growth rate. The cell responds by shunting its dwindling supplies from replication to repair, shutting down processes until it's running a skeleton crew to survive. Below a crucial level, it's all over

bakterier: om at virus (lambda-fager) "beslutter", hvordan de skal angribe kolibakterier

Decision-making process of viruses could lead to new antibiotic treatments
Humans face hundreds of decisions every day. But we're not alone. Even the tiniest viruses also make decisions, and scientists are researching how they do so, to help lead to better treatments for some diseases. A team of scientists has discovered how the lambda phage decides what actions to take in its host, the E. coli bacterium.

bakterier: om bygning af en mikrobiel brændselscelle med bakterier til at frembringe en elektrisk strøm, som er billigere og mere effektiv end tidligere kendt

Building a better microbial fuel cell, using paper
Significant progress in developing microbial fuel cells has been made by scientists, which rely on bacteria to generate an electrical current, that are cheaper and more efficient.

bakterier: om stigning i antallet af infektioner med bakterien Clostridium difficile: Behandling med midlet metronidazole bruges ofte, men behandling med vancomycin er bedre ifølge et nyt studie

Routinely prescribed antibiotic may not be best for treating severe C. diff infections
Over the past two decades there has been a sharp rise in the number and severity of infections caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile. Scientists report that patients with a severe C. diff infection (CDI) were less likely to die when treated with the antibiotic vancomycin compared to the standard treatment of metronidazole.

bakterier: om fundet af nye typer af antibiotika fra en bakterie, der er fundet i en forladt kulmine (geldanamycin-derivater og cyclopentenone ansamyciner)

Novel microbial geldanamycin derivatives and cyclopentenone ansamycins from an abandoned coal mine
Digging around in the dark can sometimes lead to interesting results: in the acidic waters of an abandoned coal mine in Kentucky (USA), researchers discovered ten previously unknown microbial natural products from a strain of Streptomyces. They have now introduced these compounds in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Four of the molecules contain a cyclopentenone ring, which is rare in this class of s

Alzheimer og tarmbakterier: bakterier kan fremskynde Alzheimer

Gut bacteria may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease
New research has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers behind the study, the results open up the door to new opportunities for preventing and treating the disease.

Bakterie kan lave elektricitet

Scientists now control how bacteria make electricity
A bacterium first isolated in New York state’s Lake Oneida almost 30 years ago has an innate ability to generate electricity. And the little powerhouse might one day pave the way for making wastewater drinkable. The bacterium, Shewanella oneidensis , inspired researchers from the Bazan Research Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to create a chemically modified microbial fuel ce

bakterier: armhulelugt: Bakterier i armhuler fremkalder svedlugt: Anden persons bakterier kan helbrede

Stinky armpits? Bacteria from a less smelly person can fix them
Bacteria in your armpits are to blame for body odour, and some people have it particularly bad. But bacteria from a more fragrant relative can help

korallers bakterier beskytter

A warm relationship between corals and bacteria
Bacteria in certain microbiomes appear to help corals adapt to higher water temperatures and protect against bleaching, as shown by a KAUST-led research team.

tarmbakterier og kærlighed

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Microbes, a Love Story
Are you attracted to her, or to the teeming community of microorganisms living in her gut?

mulighed for nye antibiotika

New protein discovery may lead to new, natural antibioticsScientists have discovered a new protein that likely will advance the search for new natural antibiotics, according to a new study.

bakteriofag støtter bakteriefotosyntese

Viruses support photosynthesis in bacteria
Viruses propagate by infecting a host cell and reproducing inside. This not only affects humans and animals, but bacteria as well. This type of virus is called bacteriophage. They carry so called auxiliary metabolic genes in their genome, which are responsible for producing certain proteins that give the virus an advantage. Researchers have analyzed the structure of such a protein more closely. It

bakteriofag støtter bakteriefotosyntese

Study: Viruses support photosynthesis in bacteria – an evolutionary advantage?
Viruses propagate by infecting a host cell and reproducing inside. This not only affects humans and animals, but bacteria as well. This type of virus is called bacteriophages. They carry so-called auxiliary metabolic genes in their genomes, which are responsible for producing certain proteins that give the virus an advantage. Researchers at the University of Kaiserslautern and the Ruhr University

MRSA i næsten alle danske svin

Chok-undersøgelse: Nu har 88 procent af danske svin MRSA
Det går den forkerte vej med at bekæmpe de resistente MRSA-bakterier i danske svinestalde, viser helt ny undersøgelse. Uacceptabelt, siger politiker.

bakterie fundet i krystal er 50000 år og levende

Microbes in Glittering Crystal Cave Revived After 10,000 Years
The organisms were found inside enormous selenite crystals in a cave in Chihuahua, Mexico. They may be up to 50,000 years old.

bakterie fundet i krystal er 50000 år og levende

In Photos: Shimmering Cave of the Crystals
Scientists have discovered and revived microbes that may have been dormant for 10,000 to 50,000 years. They discovered the microbes in the Cave of the Crystals in Mexico.

hvordan flåt bekæmper bakterier

How ticks protect themselves from Lyme bacteria and other microbesFor hundreds of millions of years, ticks have survived on Earth by sucking blood from their victims for days, often leaving behind terrible diseases as a thank-you note. But no one has ever looked at why ticks, themselves, are able to survive while harboring bacteria, viruses and parasites. Now, for the first time, scientists have decoded how the ingenious tick immune system fights a myriad of mic

hvordan flåt bekæmper bakterier

Researchers unravel how ticks protect themselves from Lyme bacteria and other microbesEveryone agrees that ticks are exceedingly nasty creatures. For hundreds of millions of years, they have survived on Earth by sucking blood from their victims for days, often leaving behind terrible diseases as a thank-you note. In humans, these diseases include many unpleasant and dangerous illnesses, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, babesiosis, Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever, and

hvordan flåt bekæmper bakterier

Why Don't Ticks Die of Lyme Disease?
A mystery that has long been bugging us may be solved.

flåt ankrer sig fast med biologisk cement

Tick "cement" as a potential bioadhesive for human tissue
Ticks are well known for their ability to anchor themselves firmly to the skin, so that they can suck blood for several days. This anchoring mechanism is so effective because it is based on a cement-like substance with excellent adhesive properties, so that it works like a dowel for the mouthparts of the tick. Researchers from MedUni Vienna and Vienna University of Technology want to study this "t

tuberkulose-resistente køer lavet i Kina ved kloning

'Tuberculosis-resistant' cattle developed in China
Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.

tuberkuloseresistente køer lavet ved CRISPR teknologi

Tuberculosis-resistant cows developed for the first time using CRISPR technology
CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology has been used for the first time to successfully produce live cows with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis, reports new research published in the open access journal Genome Biology.

om ny metode til at studere tuberkulose-infektion i laboratoriet

Researchers use tiny 3-D spheres to combat tuberculosis
Researchers have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the laboratory.
hertilhertil

organoider: hjertet: Hvordan kan man få forskellige hjerteceller til at slå samlet?: Forskere har samlet tre hjertecelletyper som velcro og derved frembragt hjertevæv der slår som et væv.

Matters of the heart: Researchers create 3-D beating heart
Matters of the heart can be complicated, but scientists have now found a way to create 3-D heart tissue that beats in synchronized harmony, like a heart in love, that will lead to better understanding of cardiac health and improved treatments. Researchers have devised a way to stick three different types of cardiac cells together, like Velcro, to make heart tissue that beats as one.

organoider: Hvordan kan man lave organ-simulationer?: For første gang har man lavet 2D biochips "colliding" med 3D miniorganer og det frembringer nogle af de bedste organsimulationer man har opnået.]

Scientists Are Trading In Lab Mice for Hundreds of Mini-Brains on a Chip
For the first time, 2-D biochips are colliding with 3-D mini-organs—and together they're making some of the best organ simulations ever. The post Scientists Are Trading In Lab Mice for Hundreds of Mini-Brains on a Chip appeared first on WIRED .

robotdroner: I Japan bestøver med liljer med droner i insektstørrelse]

Robo-Bees Could Aid Insects with Pollination Duties
Mini drones sporting horsehair coated in a sticky gel could one day take the pressure off beleaguered bee populations by transporting pollen from plant to plant, researchers said.

robotdroner: I Japan bestøver med liljer med droner i insektstørrelse]

Robotic bee could help pollinate crops as real bees decline
With bee populations tumbling, an autonomous drone just 4 centimetres wide could help pollinate crops by flying from flower to flower

robotdroner: I Japan bestøver med liljer med droner i insektstørrelse]

This long-forgotten gel could help robots pollinate all our crops
Animals Taking some of the burden off the bees In 2007, chemist Eijiro Miyako created a thick, viscous sticky gel that could conduct electricity. He hoped that it could be used in batteries or actuators, but the gel…

robotdroner: I Japan bestøver med liljer med droner i insektstørrelse]

Watch This $100 Drone Try to Do a Bumblebee’s Job
Japanese tinkerers created a tiny, flower-pollinating drone for a world without insects.

robotdroner: I Japan bestøver med liljer med droner i insektstørrelse]

Sticky gels turn insect-sized drones into artificial pollinators
As bees slip onto the endangered species list in the United States, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones. The undersides of these artificial pollinators are coated with horse hairs and an ionic gel just sticky enough to pick up pollen from one flower and deposit it onto another. Far from replacing bees, the drones' designers are hopeful that their invention could so

robotdroner: I Japan bestøver med liljer med droner i insektstørrelse]

Sticky gels turn insect-sized drones into artificial pollinators
As bees slip onto the endangered species lists, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones. The undersides of these artificial pollinators are coated with horse hairs and an ionic gel just sticky enough to pick up pollen from one flower and deposit it onto another. The drones' designers are hopeful that their invention could someday help carry the burden that modern agric

nano

Researchers publish study on rare-earth garnets
Researchers in the Physics Department and Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering recently published findings that may advance the understanding of rare-earth garnets, a promising material useful as a magnetic insulator in applications including magnetic recording devices, thermoelectric generation, microwave devices and in optical telecommunications.

nano

Lattice of nanotraps and line narrowing in Raman gas
Decreasing the emission linewidth from a molecule is one of the key aims in precision spectroscopy. One approach is based on cooling molecules to near absolute zero. An alternative way is to localize the molecules on subwavelength scale. A novel approach in this direction uses a standing wave in a gas-filled hollow fibre. It creates an array of deep, nanometer-scale traps for Raman-active molecule

3D print

Most stretchable elastomer for 3-D printing
Due to its excellent material properties of elasticity, resilience, and electrical and thermal insulation, elastomers have been used in a myriad of applications. They are especially ideal for fabricating soft robots, flexible electronics and smart biomedical devices which require soft and deformable material properties to establish safe and smooth interactions with humans externally and internally

airbagskandale

Producent bag livsfarlige airbags erklærer sig skyldig og forbereder milliarderstatning
Den japanske airbagproducent bag verdenshistoriens største biltilbagekaldelse kommer til at betale seks milliarder kroner i forlig med amerikanske myndigheder.

alligatorer

Extending the history of crocs in California
If you think of crocodylians in the United States (you do think about them, don't you?), your mind probably settles on the alligators of the southeast. The extra-enthusiastic croc buff might even remember the American crocodile native to southern Florida (and a good chunk of Central and South America). The extra-extra-extra-enthusiastic croc buff (I am purposefully not using the word "nerd" here),

AML

Computer trained to predict which AML patients will go into remission, which will relapse
Researchers have developed the first computer machine-learning model to accurately predict which patients diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, or AML, will go into remission following treatment for their disease and which will relapse.

amøbe

New species of amoeba named after Gandalf from "The Lord of the Rings"
Thecamoebians are amoebae that have evolved the ability to produce a varyingly shaped outer carapace or shell in which to protect themselves. A collaborative of researchers has now identified a species of thecamoeba with a carapace that resembles the wizard's hat worn by Gandalf, a major character in The Lord of the Rings, a trilogy by author J.R.R. Tolkien.

antibiotikaresistens

Bacteria sleep, then rapidly evolve, to survive antibiotic treatments
Antibiotic resistance is a major and growing problem worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, and new resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. But how these bacterial resistance mechanisms occur, and whether we can predic

Antropocæn

Calculating the Day Humans Began Changing the Earth Forever
A pair of scientists believe they have an equation that can pinpoint the year the Anthropocene began.

arktis

Old aerial photos can help monitor glacier change, study shows
Old aerial photographs of Arctic glaciers can be used to assess and measure changes to their surface over time, according to a new study.

astronomi

NASA team looks to ancient Earth first to study hazy exoplanets
For astronomers trying to understand which distant planets might have habitable conditions, the role of atmospheric haze has been hazy. To help sort it out, a team of researchers has been looking to Earth – specifically Earth during the Archean era, an epic 1-1/2-billion-year period early in our planet's history.

atomkraftværk

Eksplosion i fransk atomkraftværk - ingen risiko for udslip
En eksplosion i et fransk atomkraftanlæg har såret flere, men skaber ikke risiko for stråling.

autofagi

[Report] A switch from canonical to noncanonical autophagy shapes B cell responses
Autophagy is important in a variety of cellular and pathophysiological situations; however, its role in immune responses remains elusive. Here, we show that among B cells, germinal center (GC) cells exhibited the highest rate of autophagy during viral infection. In contrast to mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1–dependent canonical autophagy, GC B cell autophagy occurred predominantly throug

axolotl

[Editors' Choice] Regrow like an axolotl

Batteri

Battery can be recharged with carbon dioxide
(Phys.org)—Researchers have developed a type of rechargeable battery called a flow cell that can be recharged with a water-based solution containing dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuel power plants. The device works by taking advantage of the CO2 concentration difference between CO2 emissions and ambient air, which can ultimately be used to generate electricity.

bier

Despite few taste genes, honey bees seek out essential nutrients based on floral resources
Despite having few taste genes, honey bees are fine-tuned to know what minerals the colony may lack and proactively seek out nutrients in conjunction with the season when their floral diet varies.

bioluminescens

Behavioral biology: The firefly among fish
The flashlight fish Anomalops katoptron, which inhabits the coral reefs of the Pacific, uses flashing signals to forage for food at night. The moment it finds food, the flashing signal changes to a permanent glow while the fish is feeding. In addition to the lighting conditions in its surroundings, the presence of food also determines the bioluminescence of the fish.

biphenol A

[Feature] Rules of evidence
A common plastic additive called bisphenol A (BPA) has become the focus of major controversy. It can weakly mimic the human hormone estrogen, and leach out of products—including plastic drinking bottles and medical supplies—in small quantities. As a result, some companies and governments have moved to remove BPA from certain products, even though there is still fierce debate among regulators over

bison

Bison Reintroduced to Canadian Wild After a Century of Conservation Efforts
Bison have returned to a Canadian park after the animals' near extinction in the 1800s.

chip

Chipmaker Infineon says US could block Wolfspeed deal
German semiconductor giant Infineon has said its proposed acquisition of US computer chip specialist Wolfspeed has run into opposition from US regulators over security concerns.

Crohns sygdom

Bacteria links Crohn's disease to arthritis
Patients with Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes abdominal pain and diarrhea, can also experience joint pain. In Crohn's disease, which affects about 800,000 Americans, the immune system can attack not only the bowels, but the musculoskeletal system as well, leading to spondyloarthritis, a painful condition that affects the spine and joints.

dans

What Makes a Woman a Good Dancer? Watch the Hips, a Study Says
Researchers found that big hip swings and asymmetric arm and thigh movements give the impression of being a better dancer.

Deccan Traps

[This Week in Science] Double trouble for the Deccan Traps


dieselbiler

'Dieselgate' fallout leads to score-settling at Volkswagen
Volkswagen's "dieselgate" crisis turned personal this week, as the German auto giant's patriarch and ex-boss Ferdinand Piech implicated his successors in the cheating scandal.

DNA shuffling

An 'ignition key' revs up DNA shuffling to make antibodies
Rearranging the genome is a risky endeavor, and human cells reserve it for special occasions, like making egg and sperm cells.

droner

No one knows the best way to stop a drone
Military Is there a way to knock drones out of the sky that’s just as cheap as the drone itself? There are many proposed ways to stop a drone and none of them are great. Read on.

evolution

Researchers cast into doubt a tenet of the dominant evolutionary biology model
A team of Université Laval researchers has cast into doubt a tenet of evolutionary biology according to which organisms with more than one copy of the same gene in their genome are more resilient to genetic perturbations. In an article to be published tomorrow in Science, the researchers show that this genetic redundancy can also make the genome more fragile, leaving organisms more vulnerable to t

evolution

Autocatalytic biodiversity hypothesis aims to supplant Darwin's 'war of the species'
If competition is the main evolutionary driver, why do so many species coexist within the same ecosystem? This a central question in ecology. Many ideas have been suggested in an attempt to explain this evolutionary paradox. Most of them are based on the importance of ecological niches for the maintenance of differentiated environments versus dominated environments.

falske nyheder

Wikipedia editors ban 'unreliable' Daily Mail as source
Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the use of articles from British tabloid The Daily Mail and its globally popular website as sources, calling them "unreliable", according to a statement.

fedtforbrænding

Skip Dinner? Evening Fast May Burn Fat
Looking to burn more fat? You could give fasting a try, according to results from a preliminary study.

flyvende biler

Uber brings in NASA engineer to build flying cars
Flying cars have become something of a hot ticket item of late. In the past few years, companies like Terrafugia, Aeromobil and Moller International have all grabbed headlines with their particular designs. And soon enough, international transportation giant Uber could be joining the ranks of those looking to turn a popular staple of science fiction into science fact.

forbold

Soccer success in the young can be measured in the brain
The working memory and other cognitive functions in children and young people can be associated with how successful they are on the soccer pitch, a new study shows. Soccer clubs that focus too much on physical attributes therefore risk overlooking future stars.

fotodetektor

A new sensitive and stable self-powered photodetector
Researchers in Singapore and China have collaborated to develop a self-powered photodetector that can be used in a wide range of applications such as chemical analysis, communications, astronomical investigations and much more.

fotoner

Large groups of photons on demand—an equivalent of photonic 'integrated circuit'
Physicists from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw have developed a holographic atomic memory device capable of generating single photons on demand in groups of several dozen or more. The device, successfully demonstrated in practice, overcomes one of the fundamental obstacles towards the construction of a quantum computer.

astronomi: galakser

Astronomers find faintest early galaxies yet, probe how the early universe lit up
Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new technique to discover the faintest galaxies yet seen in the early universe —10 times fainter than any previously seen. These galaxies will help astronomers probe a little-understood, but important period in cosmic history. Their new technique helps probe the time a billion years after the Big Bang, when the early, dark universe

games

[Book Review] Game changers
Board games are growing as a popular hobby in mainstream culture and academic circles, thanks, in part, to the rise of "Eurogames," which emphasize strategy and individual development over luck and conflict. Given their wide appeal, board games also represent a media form ripe with potential for science education. This review presents two games with environmentally themed expansions that can help

GMO

[Feature] Genetic divide
How much evidence is enough evidence? When it comes to genetically modified (GM) organisms, the answer depends on where you live—and what it is. In the United States and Canada, for example, farmers, consumers, and regulators have been largely persuaded by studies showing that GM crops and foods are safe to eat and pose little risk to the environment. Chinese officials are taking a similar stance.

graviditet

Glands in the uterus may keep pregnancy healthy
The discovery of new roles for uterine glands could clarify how pregnancies develop and lead to better prevention of miscarriage and complications such as preeclampsia. The majority of pregnancy losses occur during the first trimester, when biological communication between embryo and mother is critical for the establishment of the pregnancy. Scientists and doctors have known for several years tha

hestens evolution

Climate change responsible for the great diversity in horses
Changing environments and ecosystems were driving the evolution of horses over the past 20 million years. This is the main conclusion of a new study by paleontologists. The team analyzed 140 species of horses, most of them extinct, synthesizing decades of research on the fossil history of this popular group of mammals.

hestens evolution

Climate change responsible for rapid expansion of horse species over last 20 million years
Changing environments and ecosystems were driving the evolution of horses over the past 20 million years. This is the main conclusion of a new study published in Science by a team of palaeontologists from Spain and Argentina. The team analysed 140 species of horses, most of them extinct, synthesising decades of research on the fossil history of this popular group of mammals.

HIV

[Feature] Politics vs. data on needle swaps
After Hungary's conservative Fidesz party took power in 2010, it began cutting funding for needle exchange programs, which aim to prevent the spread of blood-borne diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis among users of heroin and other injectable drugs. Study after study has shown that giving drug users clean needles, and collecting dirty ones, can be a cost-effective way of preventing disease and

hjerneforskning

Er hjerneforskningen på vildspor – og kan en kontroversiel kvantecomputer bruges til noget?
Reservoir computing er et nyt forsøg på at efterligne hjernens beregninger, men samtidig viser en ny undersøgelse, at de metoder, hjerneforskere bruger til at forstå neurale processer, ikke kan bruges på en 'hjerne', vi kender i alle detaljer – en lille CPU.

hjernen

The Internet and your brain are more alike than you think
Although we spend a lot of our time online nowadays—streaming music and video, checking email and social media, or obsessively reading the news—few of us know about the mathematical algorithms that manage how our content is delivered. But deciding how to route information fairly and efficiently through a distributed system with no central authority was a priority for the Internet's founders. Now,

huler

Scientists just found signs of a stolen Dead Sea Scroll
Science A cave looks like it once held more scrolls, but they're long gone "Dead Sea Scrolls" have been found in 11 caves. Now scientists think they've found a 12th—but the scroll itself was stolen decades ago.

indlæring

What Science Says about How to Get Preschool Right
The push for rigorous prekindergarten education has overlooked the evidence on how young kids really learn bestm

klimaændring

Increase in the number of extremely strong fronts over Europe?
A new research finds an increase of strong and extremely strong fronts in summertime and autumn over Europe. If this is a trend or caused by climate change remains to be seen, according to a new report.

kolera

Could stabby bacteria one day fight infections?
Scientists have observed as two armies of cholera bacteria stabbed each other with poisonous, harpoon-like appendages, rupturing victims like water balloons. Their insights could eventually lead to new, targeted therapies to fight infections. The dueling bacteria wouldn’t be the infectors in that scenario, though; they’d be the remedy. Conceivably, specially engineered assassin bacteria friendly

kviksølv

New study identifies organic matter composition as a critical factor controlling mercury methylation
The biological formation of neurotoxic methyl mercury is an enigmatic process underpinning mercury-related health and environmental hazards. Nevertheless, the exact mechanisms and the factors controlling the process are still not well understood. In a collaborative effort, researchers at Uppsala and Umeå University now show that the formation of methylmercury in sediment is controlled by the molec

La Nina

Weak and short La Nina fades away; climate shifts to neutral
La Nina, we hardly knew ye.

LED

Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays
Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light.

LED

New design tools bring large-area LED products on the market with speed, quality and lower costs
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland develops novel LED light sources based on large, flexible and transparent substrates in collaboration with the Finnish companies Flexbright and Lighting Design Collective. An easy-to-customise LED foil suitable for mass production enables the introduction of the large area lighting and display technologies to applications such as vehicles, greenhouses, shop

lægemangel

Politisk aftale om lægedækning på plads
Samtlige politiske partier er enige om en aftale, der skal være med til at sikre lægedækningen. Men aftalen kommer ikke til at afhjælpe problemerne, siger PLO

lægemangel

Aftale åbner for regionsklinikker uden forudgående udbud
Med den politiske aftale om lægedækning får regionerne mulighed for at oprette klinikker, uden et ydernummer først har været sendt i udbud. Hele ideen med almen praksis vil blive alvorligt truet af det her, siger PLO-formand.

Mars

Mars orbiter seeks future landing sites
At an international workshop this week about where NASA's next Mars rover should land, most of the information comes from a prolific spacecraft that's been orbiting Mars since 2006.

maskinlæring

[Perspective] Machine learning for quantum physics
Machine learning has been used to beat a human competitor in a game of Go (1), a game that has long been viewed as the most challenging of board games for artificial intelligence. Research is now under way to investigate whether machine learning can be used to solve long outstanding problems in quantum science. On page 602 of this issue, Carleo and Troyer (2) use machine learning on one of quantum

maskinlæring

[This Week in Science] Machine learning and quantum physics


mikrobiomet

[Perspective] Finding enzymes in the gut metagenome
The human gut microbiome consists of trillions of microorganisms that colonize the colon (1). The composition of this microbiome has profound effects on human health: It not only influences normal processes, like maturation of the immune system, but it is also associated with cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and other diseases (2). Understanding these influences requires knowledge of the biochemi

mikroplast

UK's proposed ban could miss important products containing microplastics
A survey led by the microbeads coalition has revealed that limitations of the U.K. government's proposed ban could let microplastics slip through loopholes.

miRNA

[Report] Activity-dependent spatially localized miRNA maturation in neuronal dendrites
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression by binding to target messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and preventing their translation. In general, the number of potential mRNA targets in a cell is much greater than the miRNA copy number, complicating high-fidelity miRNA-target interactions. We developed an inducible fluorescent probe to explore whether the maturation of a miRNA could be regulated in space and

mælkeproduktion

Subsea mining moves closer to shore
The demand for raw materials is rising continuously, forcing mining companies to use lower-grade ores and to explore at greater depths. This could lead to a decline in production in the coming decades. Many industrialized economies also depend on imports of metals for their high-tech industries. Some of these metals occur in ore deposits that are found only in a few countries. In order to ensure a

månen Europa

NASA receives science report on Europa lander concept
A report on the potential science value of a lander on the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa has been delivered to NASA, and the agency is now engaging the broader science community to open a discussion about its findings.

nano

[Perspective] Flipping nanoscopy on its head
About the smallest object we can see with the naked eye is our own hair. With a magnifying glass, we can see about 10 times better, and light microscopy, until relatively recently, could resolve features about 300 times thinner than human hair (~250 nm). Recent developments in fluorescence “nanoscopy” made it possible to routinely image cellular structures at 20- to 30-nm resolution (1), but a gap

nano

Team takes deeper look at unconventional oil and gas
Understanding how oil and gas molecules, water and rocks interact at the nanoscale will help make extraction of hydrocarbons through hydraulic fracturing more efficient, according to Rice University researchers.

nano

Directly radiolabeled nanographene materials without chelators are suitable for bioimaging applications
Positron emission tomography plays a pivotal role for monitoring the distribution and accumulation of radiolabeled nanomaterials in living subjects. The radioactive metals are usually connected to the nanomaterial through an anchor, a so-called chelator, but this chemical binding can be omitted if nanographene is used The replacement

nano

Forskere vil finde strukturen af de mindste byggeklodser i nanokemien
Struktur og funktion på nanoskala: To unge forskere fra Københavns Universitet har modtaget...

Nissan-skandale

Nissan taber retssag om emissionssvindel
Den japanske bilproducent har tabt sin retssag mod den sydkoreanske regering, som har anklaget Nissan for svindel med producentens firehjulstrækkere. Nissan står nu over for milliardbøde.

NMRI

Peter Mansfield, Nobel winner for work on MRI, dies at 83
Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, has died at the age of 83.

nyrer

Researchers develop device that emulates human kidney function
Instead of running tests on live kidneys, researchers at Binghamton, University State University of New York have developed a model kidney for working out the kinks in medicines and treatments.

næsehorn

Why we need to save rare black rhino genes
The first comparison of the genes of all living and extinct black rhinoceros populations uncovers a massive decline in genetic diversity, with 44 of 64 genetic lineages no longer existing. The new data suggest that the future is bleak for the black rhinoceros unless the conservation of genetically distinct populations is made a priority. “The new genetic data we have collected will allow us to id

pingviner

Endangered African penguins are falling into an 'ecological trap'
As the climate changes and fisheries transform the oceans, the world's African penguins are in trouble. Young penguins aren't able to take all the changes into account and are finding themselves 'trapped' in parts of the sea that can no longer support them even as better options are available.

pingviner

Klimaforandringer sender pingviner i sulte-fælde
Pingvinerne fanges i "økologisk fælde", når de søger hen, hvor føden burde være rigelig, men i virkeligheden er sparsom.

pingviner

Climate change and overfishing set a deadly trap for young penguins
Environment Human influence on their habitats sends penguins mixed signals Ecological traps happen when environmental signals suggesting a great place to eat, drink, or have babies, actually point to places that are the opposite.

planter i rummet

Primitive plants survive almost two years in outer space
Searing temperatures, radiation and lack of air didn't kill algae kept outside the International Space Station – so maybe life from space could colonise worlds

polymerer

Decreasing the mass of aircraft with polymer composites
Members of the Department of Chemistry of Lomonosov Moscow State University have created unique polymer matrices for polymer composites based on novel phthalonitrile monomers. The materials are stronger than metals, which helps to decrease the mass of aircraft parts that operate at high temperatures. Scientists have published the project results in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.

proteinekspression

[This Week in Science] Intraneuronal control of protein expression


proteiner

Chemicals hitch a ride onto new protein for better compounds
Chemists have developed a powerful new method of selectively linking chemicals to proteins, a major advance in the manipulation of biomolecules that could transform the way drugs are developed, proteins are probed, and molecules are tracked and imaged.

proteinnetværk

[This Week in Science] Robustness of protein networks


psykisk syge

Apps til psykisk syge er det rene Wild West: Kan i værste fald skade patienterne
https://www.version2.dk/artikel/wild-west-marked-psyk-apps-kan-skade-patienterne-1073309Danmark kan næppe dæmme op for det hurtigt voksende marked og tilbyde en tilstrækkelig teknisk og funktionel afprøvning og garanti af de mange apps til psykisk syge, lyder det.

Rorschach test

[Book Review] Revealing Rorschach
We're all familiar with the inkblots that make up the Rorschach test: black and white, bilaterally symmetrical figures that hover close to familiarity. Or, at least, we think we are. In modern times, the term "Rorschach test" often serves as a metaphor for our divisiveness, as shorthand for an encoded message, or as a warning that appearances can be deceiving. But we may not know as much as we thi

satellitter

New support for British spaceports
Plans to launch satellites - and even people - from the UK get a boost from government.

schizofreni

Technique to measure oxidative stress in blood samples offers potential aid in schizophrenia diagnosis
Researchers from the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) and Baltimore (UMB) campuses have developed a blood test that could help doctors more quickly diagnose schizophrenia and other disorders. Their study, "Redox Probing for Chemical Information of Oxidative Stress," was recently published in the journal Analytical Chemistry.

seglcellemutation

How a sickle cell gene mutation hides diabetes
A routine diabetes test produces lower blood sugar readings in African Americans with sickle cell trait than in those without, new research shows. Patients may then remain untreated or have a mistaken sense of blood sugar control. Sickle cell trait (SCT) is a genetic hemoglobin variant found in 8 to 10 percent of African Americans. It occurs in people with one copy of the mutation that, if they h

skovbrande

Suburbs Are Increasingly Threatened by Wildfires Due to Climate Change
Warmer winters, prolonged drought, and other effects of global warming multiply the threat of fire in these communitiesm

smagssans

Despite few taste genes, honey bees seek out essential nutrients based on floral resources
Despite having few taste genes, honey bees are fine-tuned to know what minerals the colony may lack and proactively seek out nutrients in conjunction with the season when their floral diet varies.

smerteopfattelse

Do anti-inflammatory drugs effectively treat spinal pain?
While anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly used to treat back pain, a new review suggests that they may not provide meaningful benefits to most people.

sneleopard

Livestock Make Up a Quarter of Snow Leopards' Meals
A new study could help explain why so many snow leopards get killed in retaliation for eating domestic animals.

solens nebula

Scientists estimate solar nebula's lifetime
About 4.6 billion years ago, an enormous cloud of hydrogen gas and dust collapsed under its own weight, eventually flattening into a disk called the solar nebula. Most of this interstellar material contracted at the disk's center to form the sun, and part of the solar nebula's remaining gas and dust condensed to form the planets and the rest of our solar system.

astronomi: sorte huller

Midsize Black Hole Found Hiding in Globular Cluster
The discovery brings the number of known "intermediate-mass" black holes to about a dozenm

storm]

NASA spots Tropical Cyclone Carlos south of La Reunion Island
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Carlos as it moved south of La Reunion Island in the Southern Indian Ocean.

søstjerner

We save coral reefs and then sea stars eat them
A study that may sound a new alarm for endangered corals shows that small marine protected areas may be especially vulnerable to attack by crown-of-thorns sea stars ( Acanthaster species), which can devastate reefs. The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE , don’t diminish the importance of protected areas, but point to a new threat that may emerge from the degraded areas that often surrou

telomerer

[Report] TZAP: A telomere-associated protein involved in telomere length control
Telomeres are found at the end of chromosomes and are important for chromosome stability. Here we describe a specific telomere-associated protein: TZAP (telomeric zinc finger–associated protein). TZAP binds preferentially to long telomeres that have a low concentration of shelterin complex, competing with the telomeric-repeat binding factors TRF1 and TRF2. When localized at telomeres, TZAP trigger

telomerer

[Perspective] TZAP or not to zap telomeres
Telomeres play vital roles in genome stability, protecting chromosome ends from degradation and rearrangements. Telomere erosion with aging occurs in most human somatic cells. This limits cellular life span and suppresses uncontrolled proliferation of premalignant cells. On the other hand, short telomeres may prevent continued tissue renewal and contribute to organismal aging. Therefore, maintaini

tidligt solsystem

[This Week in Science] Meteorite magnetism in the early solar system


trafikdrab

To Win the War on Cars, San Francisco Weaponizes Real Estate
New rules for developers won't kill traffic, but should make life better. The post To Win the War on Cars, San Francisco Weaponizes Real Estate appeared first on WIRED .

Twitter

Forget New Users. Twitter Needs to Find New Ads
Twitter still can't figure out its business---or how to make money.

Twitter

Twitter woes deepen as loss widens, user growth sputters
Twitter came under fresh pressure Thursday as the social network reported sluggish revenue and user growth, and widening losses in the past quarter.

vandkraftværker

Wind Power Surpasses Hydroelectric in a Crucial Measure
The generating capacity of the nation’s wind turbines surpassed that of hydroelectric dams last year for the first time. Here’s a look at wind’s rise.

Venus

Ny NASA-chip kan holde til Venus' ekstreme forhold
En mission til vores ugæstfri nabo er måske rykket et skridt tættere på.

vindkraft

EU-dom kan stoppe alle danske vindprojekter
Danske kommuner kan blive tvunget til sætte alle igangværende projekter i bero, fordi man ikke har fulgt den gældende lovgivning på området. Miljøstyrelsen er i gang med at undersøge konsekvenserne.

vindmøller

Nu har EU's vindmøller større kapacitet end kulkraftværkerne
Udbygning med 12,5 GW vindkraft i hele EU i 2016 har ført til, at der nu er mere vindkapacitet end kulkapacitet i Europa. Den største kapacitet findes dog stadig på de naturgasdrevne kraftværker.

virtuel valuta

China tightens controls on Bitcoin trading platforms
Chinese bitcoin trading platforms risk closure if they breach new controls on the virtual currency, the central bank said Thursday, as authorities step up efforts to curb the flow of money offshore.

økosystemer

Researchers discuss the future of conservation
Conservationists need to adopt a critical shift in thinking to keep the Earth's ecosystems diverse and useful in an increasingly "unnatural" world.

arkæologi: 13000 år redskab fundet i Danmark

Hunting tools tell how first people in Denmark lived
A Danish town says archaeologists have found some 13,000-year-old hunting tools that give "a fantastic insight" into how some of the first people in Denmark lived.

biologiske materialer: Bildæk kan fremstilles af træmateriale

Researchers invent process to produce renewable car tires from trees, grass
A team of researchers has invented a new technology to produce automobile tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using renewable resources found right in our backyards.

dinosaur: Proteinholdigt kollagen fundet i 195 million år gammel dinosaur

Dinosaur surprise: Scientists find collagen inside a 195-million-year-old bone
Dinosaur paleontology has long been the domain of bones and teeth - but now soft tissues could be changing the game. Scientists say they have discovered collagen preserved in a 195-million-year-old rib from a long-necked Lufengosaurus.

feber i fisk: Fisk får feber ved infektion

Fish express a form of fever related to that of humans
Fish express a form of fever in response to infection. This can save their live. A study, lead by Professor Alain Vanderplasschen of the Laboratory of Immunology-Vaccinology of the Univeristy of Liège (FARAH), reveals that it is induced by the same molecule that triggers fever in humans.

fisk og epilepsi: Middel mod epilepsi fundet i fiskemodel

Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial
'Bench-to-bedside' describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients. Now, a study describes what could be considered a direct 'aquarium-to-bedside' approach, taking a drug discovered in a genetic zebrafish model of epilepsy and testing it, with promising results, in a small number of children with the disease.

graviditet: Gravides krop reagerer på hvilket køn fosteret har

Baby's sex plays a role in pregnant woman's immunity
Women have claimed for years that their bodies react differently whether they’re pregnant with a boy or girl. Now evidence shows the sex of a baby is associated with pregnant women’s immune responses.

hjernen: Når man tager en politiuniform på ændres vores hjerne

Status profiling: Research suggests simply wearing a police uniform changes the way the brain processes information
Simply putting on a uniform, similar to one the police might wear, automatically affects how we perceive others, creating a bias towards those considered to be of a low social status, new research from a team of cognitive neuroscientists suggests.

hjernen: evne til at lave beslutninger: Hjernens evne til at træffe bevidste beslutninger forsøges studeret

Traffic light in the brain
New insights into the roles of different subareas in the prefrontal cortex have been uncovered by researchers. Whether the brain responds to an external stimulus or not depends significantly on the balance between areas of excitation and inhibition in the prefrontal cortex (PFC). Synaptic connections in the front of the cerebral cortex enable the brain to make a conscious decision on whether to re

hukommelsen: ændres: Vi tror at vi husker klart - men hukommelsen ændres

Why Do Our Memories Change? [Video]
We are certain that we remember events clearly, but most of us are only half right --

hunde og aber: adfærd: moral

Monkeys and dogs judge humans by how they treat others
Experiments show that both canines and capuchins prefer those of us who help other people, hinting that morality may have a more-ancient origin than thought

immunsystem: En særlig slags immunceller reagerer forskelligt i mænd og kvinder

These immune cells differ in males and females
A specific kind of immune cell behaves very differently in stressed males versus stressed females—resulting in women’s greater susceptibility to certain diseases. New research with mice may explain why. The study finds that females were more vulnerable to certain stress-related and allergic diseases than males because of distinct differences found in mast cells, a type of white blood cell that’s

insulinproducerende celler: Nogle typer af insulinproducerende celler overlever utypisk i type-1 diabetikere

How some insulin-producing cells survive in type 1 diabetes
Medical researches have identified how insulin-producing cells that are typically destroyed in type 1 diabetes can change in order to survive immune attack. The finding may lead to strategies for recovering these cells in diabetic patients, said the researchers.

Jordens indre: Lavatidslommer fra Jordens indre er tidslommer trods kontinentaldrift

Secrets of Earth’s birth carried in lava jets from planet’s core
Time capsules from around the time of Earth’s birth 4.5 billion years ago are preserved in the hottest mantle plumes despite planet’s plate tectonic activity

personlig antibiotikabehandling: poreFUME metode: Mulighed for personlig antibiotikabehandling ved ny metode, kaldet poreFUME metoden

One step closer to personalized antibiotic treatment
A new super-fast and cheap method called poreFUME can now shed light on the pool of resistance genes in the gut faster than before. This can lead to treatment of infections sooner and with better results.

plast-genanvendelse: Genanvendelse af plast

40 kommuner skal genanvende plast på nyt fælles anlæg
For første gang går kommuner og affaldsselskaber sammen om et nyt anlæg, der skal indsamle og forarbejde 18.000 ton plastaffald om året fra næsten halvdelen af de danske kommuner.

polyfenol: grøn te: Stof fra grøn te mod knoglemarvsygdom

How green tea could help treat bone marrow disorders
Scientists are investigating a compound found in green tea for often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders. Jan Bieschke of Washington University in St. Louis studies how proteins fold and shape themselves, and how these processes can contribute to a variety of diseases. He says the compound epigallocatechine-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea leaves, ma

porøse proteinkrystaller: Porøse proteinkrystaller kan føre biomolekyler frem til celler

In-cell molecular sieve from protein crystal
Scientists have applied rational crystal design to create protein crystals with extended porous network to accumulate exogenous molecules inside living cells. This work lays a foundation for engineering of stable self-assembling crystalline porous materials which can concentrate and preserve bioactive substances in various cell types.

solkraft på bygninger: Dansk bygning med solenergi vækker international opsigt

The school with the largest solar facade in the world
he Copenhagen International School's new building is covered by 12,000 colored solar panels based on a technology developed at EPFL. It is one of the largest building-integrated solar power plants in Denmark.

dybhavsminedrift

Long-term impacts of deep-sea mineral mining
A new international study has demonstrated that deep-sea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deep-sea life. This study, led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was the first to review all the available information on the impacts of small-scale sea-floor disturbances simulating mining activity. It found clear impacts on marine ecosystems from deep-sea nodule mining

atomtest: cancer: Befolkning i det sydlige New Mexico mener at den første atombombetest medførte kræfttilfælde

Residents say 1st atom bomb test caused cancer cases
Residents say the world's first atomic bomb test caused generations of southern New Mexico families to suffer from cancer and economic hardship, according to surveys gathered by an advocacy group seeking compensation for descendants.

ionpumper

Ionpumpe­forsker modtager Novo Nordisk Prisen
Professor Poul Nissen fra Institut for Molekylærbiologi og Genetik på Aarhus Universitet har fået fornem pris for sin forskning i ionpumpers struktur og mekanisme.

lecithin

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Lecithin enhances antimicrobial properties of the essential oil, eugenol
Lecithin, a natural emulsifier commonly used in processed foods, synergistically enhances the antimicrobial properties of the natural essential oil, eugenol, but only when applied in very small quantities, report scientists.

1700 år grav i Mexico

1,700-Year-Old Untouched Tomb Yields Elaborate Headdress Figurine
An untouched tomb bearing 1,700-year-old skeletons and ancient figurines was recently uncovered in Mexico.

adfærd og trafik-skilte

Study examines how behavioral science can help tackle problem of idling engines
New research suggests that insights from behavioural science can help inform the design of road signs to bring about changes in driver behaviour.

adfærd: sværge og ophidselse

New research demonstrates a link between swearing fluency and emotion
A new research paper explores how experiencing emotion impacts on people swearing. The findings show there is a direct connection between swearing and emotional arousal. Although this may seem obvious, this research confirms such a link objectively. The findings cast new light on opinions around whether swearing may be considered to be a socially acceptable way of expressing emotion.

adfærd; sociale dyr

Monkey fights help explain tipping points in animal societies
Previous studies of flocks, swarms, and schools suggest that animal societies may verge on a "critical" point -- in other words, they are extremely sensitive and can be easily tipped into a new social regime. A new analysis of pigtail macaque monkeys sheds light on these social 'tipping points' in animal societies.

algoritmer

Algorithms: the managers of our digital lives
Algorithms are a crucial cog in the mechanics of our digital world, but also a nosy minder of our personal lives and a subtle, even insidious influence on our behaviour.

Andromeda

Hubble sees spiral in Andromeda
The Andromeda constellation is one of the 88 modern constellations and should not be confused with our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy. The Andromeda constellation is home to the pictured galaxy known as NGC 7640.

Andromeda

Hubble sees spiral in Andromeda
The Andromeda constellation is one of the 88 modern constellations and should not be confused with our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy. The Andromeda constellation is home to the pictured galaxy known as NGC 7640.

antibiotikaresistens

Bacteria 'sleep', then rapidly evolve, to survive antibiotic treatments
Using quantitative approaches from physics, biophysicists discovered a surprising way that bacteria can evolve resistance to antibiotics. After evolving a sleeping mechanism, the bacteria can then wake up and evolve resistance 20 times faster than normal -- at which point continuing to administer antibiotics won't kill the bacteria. The results indicate that tolerance may play a crucial role in th

antidepressiv: sexdrive

AntiDepressants that Increase Sex Drive / Libido (Pro-Sexual Anti-Depressants List)
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arktis

Litter levels in the depths of the Arctic are on the rise
The Arctic has a serious litter problem: in just 10 years, the concentration of marine litter at a deep-sea station in the Arctic Ocean has risen 20-fold, according to researchers.

arktis: affaldsproblem

Litter levels in the depths of the Arctic are on the rise
The Arctic has a serious litter problem: in just ten years, the concentration of marine litter at a deep-sea station in the Arctic Ocean has risen 20-fold. This was recently reported in a study by researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).

arkæologi

Digging deeper: Using new archaeological techniques to uncover more about our past
Researchers are using new archaeological techniques and technologies to learn more about an iconic Islamic palace in Southern Spain.

arkæologi; bådfund i Skotland

Mysterious Viking Ship Burial Yields a Trove of Artifacts
The boat burial, found in Western Scotland, contained a rich collection of grave goods, suggesting the person lying within was a prominent individual.
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arsen

Researchers develop genetic tool to improve arsenic studies
Environmental engineers are making it easier to identify the bacterial species responsible for releasing a form of arsenic that contaminates the water supplies of millions of people worldwide.

asteroider

NASA's OSIRIS-REx begins Earth-Trojan asteroid search
A NASA spacecraft begins its search Thursday for an enigmatic class of near-Earth objects known as Earth-Trojan asteroids. OSIRIS-REx, currently on a two-year outbound journey to the asteroid Bennu, will spend almost two weeks searching for evidence of these small bodies.

astronomi

NASA's OSIRIS-REx begins Earth-Trojan asteroid search
A NASA spacecraft begins its search Thursday for an enigmatic class of near-Earth objects known as Earth-Trojan asteroids. OSIRIS-REx, currently on a two-year outbound journey to the asteroid Bennu, will spend almost two weeks searching for evidence of these small bodies.

batteri

New, long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep
A new flow battery has been developed that stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. This new chemistry allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive battery with an exceptionally long lifetime and offers the potential to significantly decrease the costs of production.

batterier: lithium

Technique to suppress dendrite growth in lithium metal batteries
A team of researchers at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) has reported an implantable solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) in a lithium metal anode. This stable SEI film can suppress lithium dendrite growth to realize safe lithium metal batteries (LMB). Their results appear in the journal Chem, published on February 9, 2017.

Big Bang: tyngdekraftbølger

Ancient signals from the early universe
For the first time, theoretical physicists from the University of Basel have calculated the signal of specific gravitational wave sources that emerged fractions of a second after the Big Bang. The source of the signal is a long-lost cosmological phenomenon called "oscillon". The journal Physical Review Letters has published the results.

bilforurening i London

Car drivers cause the most pollution in London – but are least exposed to it themselves
Car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter, a new study by the University of Surrey has found. But drivers themselves are the commuters least exposed to harmful particulate matter (PM), when compared with those taking the Underground or the bus.

computing

New study of ferroelectrics offers roadmap to multivalued logic for neuromorphic computing
Research lays out a theoretical map to use ferroelectric material to process information using multivalued logic -- a leap beyond the simple ones and zeroes that make up our current computing systems that could let us process information much more efficiently.

dating

Why Tinder Is So 'Evilly Satisfying'
Data from swiping apps like Tinder are giving researchers a window into how dating and relationships could be changing.

Deccan

Simulation suggests two plumes involved in producing Deccan Traps
(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with the University of Quebec has found evidence that suggests the formation of the Deccan Traps igneous province came about due to two eruptions from two distinct plumes. In their paper published in the journal Science, Petar Glišovic and Alessandro Forte, describe how they created a computer simulation able to depict events that occurred in what is now India over

det tidlige univers: tyngdekraftbølger

Ancient signals from the early universe
For the first time, theoretical physicists have calculated the signal of specific gravitational wave sources that emerged fractions of a second after the Big Bang. The source of the signal is a long-lost cosmological phenomenon called 'oscillon.'

diagnoser

Can The Internet Help You Get The Right Diagnosis?
Doctors told Jen Brea that her symptoms were psychosomatic, so she filmed herself and turned to the Internet for guidance. She describes how her online community helped her find the right diagnosis.

dinosaur

Giant flying reptile ruled ancient Transylvania
A giant pterosaur – a toothless flying reptile with a 10 metre wingspan – may have been the dominant predator in ancient Romania, suggests new research. The creature has a considerably shorter and stronger neck with larger muscles than the long graceful necks of others in its species.
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DNA i politiarbejde

Conflicting Views on a Wider Police Use of DNA
At a public meeting, experts shared their views on whether investigators should be able to study the DNA of relatives of crime suspects.

DNA walker

Super-resolution system reveals mechanics of tiny 'DNA walker'
Researchers have introduced a new type of "super-resolution" microscopy and used it to discover the precise walking mechanism behind tiny structures made of DNA that could find biomedical and industrial applications.

DNA-metode til gensplejsning

New method of genetic engineering indispensable tool in biotechnological applications
Scientists are pioneering a new method of genetic engineering for basic and applied biological research and medicine. Their work has the potential to open new doors in genomic research by improving the precision and adherence of sliced DNA.

drivhusgasser

Scientist calls for industrial scale-up of greenhouse gas-eating microbe technology in UK
A leading green energy scientist who uses bacteria to turn greenhouse gases into usable chemicals is calling for more investment from industry and government subsidies to scale up this newest of technologies.

droner: vilde dyr tælles

Drones are setting their sights on wildlife
Animals And they’re making science safer for everyone involved To learn about wild animals, biologists have traditionally flown small planes or helicopters overhead, poured over satellite pictures, or approached on foot. But…

EEG

Multi-feature classifiers for burst detection in single EEG channels from preterm infants
The study of electroencephalographic (EEG) bursts in preterm infants provides valuable information about maturation or prognostication after perinatal asphyxia. Over the last two decades, a number of works proposed algorithms to automatically detect EEG bursts in preterm infants, but they were designed for populations under 35 weeks of post menstrual age (PMA). However, as the brain activity evolv

Einstein

Quest to settle riddle over Einstein's theory may soon be over
Astronomy experiments could soon test an idea developed by Albert Einstein almost exactly a century ago, scientists say.

El nino

How the Pacific Ocean changes weather around the world
Environment Our current understanding of the El Niño Southern Oscillation There is a growing realization today that the world’s weather is inextricably linked: weather is global. And the weather story of the planet begins in the world’s…

energi: kul

Tænketank: Samtlige kulværker i EU skal lukkes inden 2031
Ellers vil Europa langt fra kunne leve op til CO2-løfterne i klimaaftalen fra Paris.

energinet

New York 101: How New York City Gets Its Electricity
The sprawling, eccentric machine that first delivered power in Manhattan 135 years ago is undergoing a major transformation.

energispild

Ny molbohistorie om spildvarme: Varmepumperne kører på gas
To jyske fjernvarmeprojekter benytter for første gang herhjemme varmepumper på naturgas. Professor kalder det dumt at benytte et fossilt brændsel i stedet for el.

fedme og motion

Why Exercise Is Not Enough to Prevent Weight Gain
New research runs counter to the idea that the obesity epidemic in the U.S. is caused by a lack of physical activity.

feromon

Video: The search for human pheromones
Molecules known as pheromones are a potent form of chemical communication in the animal kingdom, able to convey a creature's gender, fertility and more with scent alone. Scientists have sought to determine if humans' body odor also contains pheromones.

ferroelektrisk materiale

New study of ferroelectrics offers roadmap to multivalued logic for neuromorphic computing
Research published Wednesday, in Nature Scientific Reports lays out a theoretical map to use ferroelectric material to process information using multivalued logic - a leap beyond the simple ones and zeroes that make up our current computing systems that could let us process information much more efficiently.

fisk Victoria-søen

Scientists solve fish evolution mystery
A University of Wyoming researcher is part of an international team that has discovered how more than 700 species of fish have evolved in East Africa's Lake Victoria region over the past 150,000 years.

flygtninge

What it's like to be a parent in a war zone | Aala El-Khani
How do parents protect their children and help them feel secure again when their homes are ripped apart by war? In this warm-hearted talk, psychologist Aala El-Khani shares her work supporting -- and learning from -- refugee families affected by the civil war in Syria. She asks: How can we help these loving parents give their kids the warm, secure parenting they most need?

for tidligt fødte

Can the NICU be too quiet for premature babies?
Premature babies often spend the first several weeks of life in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), where, ideally, they are protected from too much noise stimulation. However, the trend to private rooms in hospital ICUs may mean that some preemies are not getting enough exposure to sounds that are beneficial to their development, such as language and music. In private rooms, researchers say,

forsvundne piger i Kina

Many of China’s ‘missing girls’ are likely hiding
An oft-cited statistic says that China’s one-child policy has resulted in anywhere from 30 million to 60 million “missing girls.” A new study finds that those numbers are likely overblown and that a large number of those girls isn’t missing at all—it was more of an administrative story that had to do with the local registration of births in China. “People think 30 million girls are missing from t

fostres hjerneudvikling

X-ray to study micronutrients in human minibrains
It is consensus that mothers' diet has critical effects on fetal development, and the absence of nutrients is related to impairments on brain formation. In order to characterize the nutrients during human brain development, Brazilian scientists investigated human minibrains using synchrotron radiation, a sort of X-ray. Results showed that concentration and distribution of chemical elements are rel

fugledød

Researchers: Warm Pacific water led to vast seabird die-off
A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from California to Alaska, researchers have pinned the cause to unusually warm ocean temperatures that affected the tiny fish they eat.

førerløse biler: gamle forældregamle forældre

Clooneys Expecting Twins: 6 Facts About Older Parents
George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins this summer, making the couple part of a growing trend of people becoming parents at older ages in the United States.

Google Chromebook

How Google Chromebooks conquered schools
The Google Chromebook, a type of stripped-down laptop, isn't a practical mobile device for many people—mostly because it basically turns into an expensive paperweight whenever it can't find a Wi-Fi connection.

grafen

Unique properties of 2-D materials and metals grown on carbon-coated surfaces
Two-dimensional materials are a bit of a mind-bending concept. Humans live in a three-dimensional world, after all, where everything observed in our natural world has height, width, and depth. And yet when graphene—a carbon material unique in its truly flat, one-atom-deep dimension—was first produced in 2004, the mind-bending concept became reality and an unexplored frontier in materials science.

grafen-lignende stof

Nano-level lubricant tuning improves material for electronic devices and surface coatings
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which is ubiquitously used as a solid lubricant, has recently been shown to have a two-dimensional (2D) form that is similar to graphene. But, when thinned down to less than a nanometer thick, MoS2 demonstrates properties with great promise as a functional material for electronic devices and surface coatings.

graviditetsrisiko

Pre-eclampsia deaths are avoidable, say researchers
Pregnancy in the UK has never been safer, say scientists. Less than 1 in 10,000 women in the UK die in pregnancy and women who get pre-eclampsia have a less than 1 in 1,000,000 chance of dying.

hjernen

What I learned as a ‘brain tourist’ in Japan
This article was simultaneously posted on Neurographic: https://medium.com/neurographic/what-i-learned-as-a-brain-tourist-in-japanI never would have guessed that studying the brain would take me to such interesting places. When I signed up for graduate school, I assumed that I was resigning myself to staying in the same place and doing more or less the same thing for five to six […]

hjernen

Diversity of meso-scale architecture in human and non-human connectomes
The brain's functional diversity is reflected in the meso-scale architecture of its connectome, i.e. its division into clusters and communities of topologically-related brain regions. The dominant view, and one that is reinforced by current analysis techniques, is that communities are strictly assortative and segregated from one another, purportedly for the purpose of carrying out specialized info

hjernen

Neural Reconstruction Integrity: A metric for assessing the connectivity of reconstructed neural networks
Neuroscientists are actively pursuing high-precision maps, or graphs, consisting of networks of neurons and connecting synapses in mammalian and non-mammalian brains. Such graphs, when coupled with physiological and behavioral data, are likely to facilitate greater understanding of how circuits in these networks give rise to complex information processing capabilities. Given that the automated or

hjertet

High-throughput, in vivo validation of candidate congenital heart disease genes
Specific genetic errors that trigger congenital heart disease in humans can be reproduced reliably in Drosophila melanogaster -- the common fruit fly -- an initial step toward personalized therapies for patients in the future.

humor

We all want funny mates but that’s not quite enough
Study after study affirms that people want a partner with a sense of humor. But it’s less about cracking jokes than about finding a style of humor that makes you both laugh. That’s what Jeffrey Hall, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas, has concluded in an article to appear in the journal Personal Relationships . Hall surveyed the findings of 39 studies, invol

hvalstranding i New Zealand

400 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand’s ‘whale trap’ beach
The reasons for mass strandings of marine animals, like this event in New Zealand, aren’t clear, but NASA is looking into whether solar storms could be involved

ionkanaler

Adaptor proteins control ion channel gating mechanism
Ion channels are proteins that form pores in cellular membranes, which can be opened and shut like lock gates to allow the passage of electrically charged atoms (ions). Members of this class of proteins are crucial components involved in a wide range of processes that are essential for survival. In order to ensure that they correctly perform these functions, however, the opening and closing of the

Jordens indre

How Math Could Help Map Earth's Interior
A new solution to a decades-old geometry puzzle might unlock the secrets of our planet's inner structure --

jordskælv

Team publishes new data about the history of the Pacific Ring of Fire
The movements of Earth's tectonic plates shape the face of our planet. The sinking of one plate beneath another causes volcanism and earthquakes. As part of the International Ocean Discovery Program, an international science team was able to drill and investigate the origin of a subduction zone for the first time in 2014. The team is now publishing its data in the international scientific journal

Kamuflage

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klimaændring

Using science to see which countries are following through on climate change goals
If the United States and its fellow Paris Agreement signatories are to meet global climate targets, they're going to have to make serious commitments that attack the problem on multiple fronts, including reducing coal use, raising renewable energy, accelerating carbon-capture technologies and electrifying more of our automotive fleet, a new analysis shows.

klimaændring

New talk of warming pause just another faux climate controversy
The latest attempt to resurrect climate change deniers' favourite trope of a warming pause is just more smoke and mirrors

klimaændring i 1300-tallet Amerika

1,000 Years Ago, Corn Made This Society Big. Then, A Changing Climate Destroyed It
The Mississippian American Indian culture rose to power after A.D. 900 by farming corn. Now, new evidence suggests a dramatic change in climate might have led to the culture's collapse in the 1300s.

klimaændring: planter

Bluebells may fail to flourish as warmer days speed start of spring
Carpets of bluebells have long been a feature of spring woodlands - but the flowers may not be at their best in years to come as climates get warmer, research suggests.

klimaændringer

Extreme high temperatures set to break records: ANU expert
A climate and health expert at The Australian National University (ANU) has warned that extreme high temperatures across New South Wales, including Western Sydney, and in Canberra could set new temperature records and put people's lives at risk.

koala og ræve: Australien

Foxes seen climbing trees at night to track down and eat koalas
Native Australian tree-dwellers may be at risk from European red foxes, which appear to have learnt how to climb trees in pursuit of prey such as koalas

koble stoffer til proteiner

Chemicals hitch a ride onto new protein for better compounds
Chemists have developed a powerful new method of selectively linking chemicals to proteins, a major advance in the manipulation of biomolecules that could transform the way drugs are developed, proteins are probed, and molecules are tracked and imaged. This technique, called ReACT, is akin to a chemical Swiss army knife for proteins.

kunstig intelligens

The State of the Art of Artificial General Intelligence – Ben Goertzel – Think Again Podcast #85
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Artificial Intelligence inventor Ben Goertzel on thinking (and feeling) machines.

kunstig intelligens

Googles kunstige intelligens forlader skyen
Smarte besked-svar på nye Android-ure fungerer nu helt uden at forbinde til Googles servere.

kvantefysik

Taming complexity
Quantum systems consisting of many particles are a major challenge for physicists, since their behavior can be determined only with immense computational power. Physicists have now discovered an elegant way to simplify the problem.

kvantefysik og kunstig intelligens

Researchers use artificial neural network to simulate a quantum many-body system
(Phys.org)—A pair of physicists with ETH Zurich has developed a way to use an artificial neural network to characterize the wave function of a quantum many-body system. In their paper published in the journal Science, Giuseppe Carleo and Matthias Troyer describe how they coaxed a neural network to simulate some aspects of a quantum many-body system. Michael Hush with the University of New South Wa

kvanteinformation

Kvanterygter løber hurtigere end klassiske rygter
Teoretisk analyse viser, at kvanteinformation kan forplante sig hurtigere gennem et netværk end klassisk information – men kun til en vis grænse.

kvark-partikler

Heavy, short-lived elementary particle could help refine understanding of the universe
The top quark is a unique little thing.

kærlighed

Here’s the science behind 5 classic love songs
In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are five love songs that pose serious scientific questions. Experts from the University of Melbourne offer insights about the evolution of love, how it changes our bodies, and what human couples can learn from prairie voles and spiders. 1. “What Is Love?” by Howard Jones, 1984 Is love a feeling or an emotion? It’s a confusing question because the terms are someti

køn og sygdomme

When Does Medicine Leave Women Behind?
Men and women experience some diseases differently. Doctor Paula Johnson says this is alarming — because most treatments were designed for men, not women.

La Nina

What kind of La Nina year is this?
Scientists had been anticipating since last summer that La Niña, the phenomenon often associated with dry and somewhat cool weather on the West Coast, would develop this winter and extend a five-year drought across the Southwest.

LED

Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays
Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light.

liposomer

Liposomes modified with temperature-responsive polymers are tuned for cellular uptake
(Phys.org)—Drug delivery is tricky because the therapeutic compound needs to be non-toxic and deliver the correct dosage at the correct time. Some therapeutics are chemically unstable and others do not have the correct solubility profile for cellular uptake. One way that researchers have overcome some of these drawbacks is using stimuli-responsive polymers.

luftforurening

Chinese air pollution linked to respiratory and cardiovascular deaths
In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

læger og patientens race

What's Race Got to Do with Medicine?
Doctors often take a patient's race into account when making a diagnosis--or ruling one out. Professor Dorothy Roberts says this practice is both outdated and dangerous.Med)

løgne

Want to Make a Lie Seem True? Say It Again. And Again. And Again
Welcome to the "illusory truth effect," a glitch in the human psyche that equates repetition with truth.

Mars

Three sites where NASA might retrieve its first Mars rock
Agency narrows possible targets for the first-ever sample return from the red planet. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21470

Mars

Three sites where NASA might retrieve its first Mars rock
Agency narrows possible targets for the first-ever sample return from the red planet. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21470

maskinlæring: løse kriminalgåder

How machine learning is changing crime-solving tactics
Modern forensic DNA analyses are crucial to crime scene investigations; however the interpretation of the DNA profiles can be complex. Two researchers from the Forensics and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) have turned to computer technology to assist complicated profile interpretation, specifically when it comes to samples containing DNA from multiple people.

meteoritter: Antarktis

Antarctic Expedition Will Hunt for 'Missing' Meteorites
A hypothesis about meteorites gets put to the test in a new mission to the icy continent.

mikroRNA

Developmental biology: Life support for precursor cells
Programmed cell death is an integral part of embryonic development. Exploring the regulation of the process, researchers have shown that so-called microRNAs protect the precursors of neurons from 'precocious' elimination.

==milj==ø
Understanding climate change as a social issue
Earth's increasingly deadly and destructive climate is prompting social work leaders to focus the profession's attention on one of humanity's most pressing issues: environmental change.

mobiloplalder

Spanish software optimizes design of new mobile device chargers
An electronic power converter is a system that adapts electric energy from a source to a specific load need. "For example, it's the system that obtains energy from the electricity grid through a socket and adapts it to charge the battery of a mobile telephone or other devices," said Andrés Barrado, one of the UC3M professors who created this company.

MRSA: Brasiliansk pebertræ kan bekæmpe stafylokokkerBrasiliansk pebertræ kan bekæmpe stafylokokker

Extract from this weed can disrupt MRSA
The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree—a weedy, invasive plant common in Florida—contain an extract with the power to disarm antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, a new study shows. “Traditional healers in the Amazon have used the Brazilian peppertree for hundreds of years to treat infections of the skin and soft tissues,”

musikere

Software helps musicians stop slouching by ruining their music
A system called the Musician's Mirror is designed to guard against posture-related injuries by giving players unpleasant auditory feedback

månen Europa liv

NASA has an unusually bold plan to find life on Europa
Space For the first time since the Viking mission failures, the space agency may take the direct approach The Europa lander's primary goal would be to search for evidence of life on this frigid world.

nanorør

Nanotube growth moving in the right direction
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and collaborators have captured a movie of how large populations of carbon nanotubes grow and align themselves.

Netflix

Couch Potato Scientists Get Ready: Coming to Netflix in February
Looking for science- and technology-themed entertainment on Netflix? Here’s what's new to the site this month.
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New Zealand

First Gene Drive in Mammals Could Aid Vast New Zealand Eradication Plan
Evolution-warping technology applied to mice is a step toward “synthetic” species conservation.

norovirus

New study re-evaluates the total burden of norovirus on the UK
The annual number of estimated number of norovirus cases annually in the UK is approximately 800,000 greater than previously estimated, new research concludes.

palmeolie

Cattle pastures and other degraded lands become new oil palm plantations
A new study published last week in the journal Environmental Research Letters by researchers at the University of Puerto Rico offers the first regional look at lands being converted to palm oil plantations in Latin America. Palm oil is a primary ingredient in processed foods, soaps, cosmetics, and biofuel. Growth of the palm oil industry has caused widespread deforestation in Southeast Asia, a con

phishing

Dansk algoritme skal automatisk afsløre phishing-domæner
https://www.version2.dk/artikel/to-forskere-aau-gaar-kamp-mod-phishing-1073287Ved at udvikle algoritmer, som kan spotte og advare mod malicious domænenavne, er to forskere fra Aalborg Universitet i gang med at bekæmpe phishing- og botangreb. Version2

planter

Plasmas promote protein introduction in plants
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO, have developed a technique for introducing proteins into plant cells using plasma treatment. Their method could have multiple applications in plant research and industry.

probiotika

Prebiotics may help to cope with stress
Probiotics are well known to benefit digestive health, but prebiotics are less well understood. Recent study in rats shows that prebiotic fibers may help to protect beneficial gut bacteria and restore healthy sleep patterns after a stressful event.

proteiner

50 year-old protein volume paradox resolved
Durable proteins make life possible in the crushing depths of the ocean, and may have evolved in life below the surface of ice-bound oceanic exo-planets. These proteins stay folded - allowing them to perform their function—under immense pressures. But other proteins unfold under pressure, rendering them inoperable. What's the difference between them?

racepolitik

Racial disparities persist in who has a say in California politics, study shows
A report released recently by Advancement Project California and co-authored by a UC Berkeley professor finds that whites have the most power and influence in terms of who has a say in California politics, while Latinos and Asian Americans have the least, despite comprising the majority of the state's population.

regn

A daily disturbance from the upper atmosphere leaves its footprints on tropical rainfall
No matter where you live, rain seems to fall more often at certain times of day, whether it is seen in the daily afternoon rainstorm or a typical overnight shower. Indeed, statistically, long-term average rainfall tends to cluster at certain times of the 24-hour cycle, but that time frame varies depending on location. A team of scientists led by postdoctoral researcher Takatoshi Sakazaki at UH Man

regn: tidspunkt i døgnet

A daily disturbance from the upper atmosphere leaves its footprints on tropical rainfall
No matter where you live, rain seems to fall more often at certain times of day, whether it is seen in the daily afternoon rainstorm or a typical overnight shower. Indeed, statistically, long-term average rainfall tends to cluster at certain times of the 24-hour cycle, but that time frame varies depending on location.

regnskov i Sydamerika

Long Before Making Enigmatic Earthworks, People Reshaped Brazil’s Rain Forest
New research finds that humans were sustainably managing the landscape, perhaps thousands of years before they were carving intricate geoglyphs into the earth.

rumstation

NASA approves first commercial airlock for space station science and SmallSat deployment
In a significant move towards further expansion of the International Space Station's (ISS) burgeoning research and commercial space economy capabilities, NASA has approved the development of the first privately developed airlock and is targeting blastoff to the orbiting lab complex in two years.

rumtid og tidskrystaller

Discovery of Time Crystals Could Radically Change Our Understanding of the Space-Time Continuum
Time crystals could even form stable qubits, making quantum computing possible.

satellitten Galileo

Technique to prevent the falsification of Galileo navigational signals
The European Union activated its Galileo satellite navigation system in December 2016. The EU is dedicated to setting this system apart from other navigation systems such as GPS—the U.S. counterpart of Galileo. Researchers from the Department of Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) have now risen to this challenge as well, designing authentication features that will

skandale-kirurg: luftrør

Skandale-kirurgen Macchiarini fortsætter sin forskning
Paolo Macchiarini opererer luftrør ind i aber i Kazan i Rusland.

smerte

Is Pain A Symptom Or A Disease?
Doctors are often puzzled when pain lives on after the underlying cause goes away. Medical professor Elliot Krane explains why it can makes sense to think of chronic pain as a disease.

solens nebula

Solar Nebula's Lifetime: Swirling gas disk disappeared within solar system's first four million years
The gas cloud from which our solar system formed lasted about 4 million years.

sorte huller

Black holes are even stranger than you can imagine
Our love of black holes continues to grow as our knowledge of these celestial bodies expands. The latest news is the discovery of a rare "middleweight" black hole, a relative newcomer to the black hole family.

sporingssystem for at fare vild

Ny teknik hjælper politi med at finde borgere, der er faret vild
Fortabte svenskere kan nu få hjælp af landsdækkende sporingssystem https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ny-teknik-hjaelper-politi-med-at-finde-borgere-faret-vild-1073350Version2

sprog

Discovering what shapes language diversity
A team of international researchers, led by Colorado State University's Michael Gavin, have taken a first step in answering fundamental questions about human diversity.

sprog om motion: sprog/ diversitetsprog: diversitet

Discovering what shapes language diversity
Scientists have used a form of simulation modeling to study the processes that shape language diversity patterns.

tektoniske plader

Cold plates and hot melts: New data on history of Pacific Ring of Fire
The movements of Earth's tectonic plates shape the face of our planet. The sinking of one plate beneath another causes volcanism and earthquakes. Scientists have been able to drill and investigate the origin of a subduction zone for the first time in 2014.

terror

Attack on an airline or airport could cost the economy billions in losses
The potential economic losses of the recent deadly attack in the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport could top billions of dollars over the next two years, according to USC terrorism experts.

tidligere tiders klima

Sea-level change in Southeast Asia 6,000 years ago has implications for today
For the 100 million people who live within 3 feet of sea level in East and Southeast Asia, the news that sea level in their region fluctuated wildly more than 6,000 years ago is important, according to researcho

trafiksikkerhed

Less driving linked to a decrease in roadway fatalities
A new study shows that a significant decrease in automobile travel from 2003-2014 correlated with a decrease in the number of crash deaths, with the largest reduction among young men. The study also discovered that at the same time, there was no increase in how active Americans were, meaning physical activity did not replace driving for many people.
A new report from the Department of Homeland Security suggests the wall will cost far more than some politicians said it would.

Twitter

Data Mining Reveals the Rise of ISIS Propaganda on Twitter
Twitter has closed 25,000 accounts that supported the terrorist organisation ISIS. An analysis of these tweets shows how ISIS emerged with a message of extreme violence.

tyngdekraftbølger

Increasing the sensitivity of next-generation gravitational wave detectors
Nearly one year ago today, the LIGO Collaboration announced the detection of gravitational waves, once again confirming Einstein's theory of General Relativity. This important discovery by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (aLIGO) has spurred great interest in improving these advanced optical detectors. The mission of gravitational wave scientists worldwide is to mak

tyngdekraftbølger

New laser technology enables more sensitive gravitational-wave detectors
One year ago, the first direct detection of gravitational waves was announced. Laser experts from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI), from the Leibniz Universität Hannover, and from the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) played leading roles in this discovery, because their super-precise laser technology at the heart of the LIGO instruments in the US

tyngdekraftbølger

What drives universe's expansion?
Experiments with advanced technology could soon test an idea developed by Albert Einstein almost exactly a century ago, and settle a longstanding puzzle over what is driving the accelerated expansion of the universe.

uddøen: havsvampe

Fossil treasure trove reveals post-extinction world ruled by sponges
Exceptionally well-preserved fossil communities are always exciting, but some are more interesting than others. Fossils from particularly important times or environments can tell palaeontologists much more than those from periods already well documented. A new window into the aftermath of the second-biggest mass extinction since the rise of animals is therefore very interesting indeed.

universets udvidelse

What drives universe's expansion?
Experiments with advanced technology could soon test an idea developed by Albert Einstein almost exactly a century ago, and settle a longstanding puzzle over what is driving the accelerated expansion of the universe.

universitetsforskning i inkubatorer

University incubators may lead to lower-quality innovation, new study shows
The establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations, according to a new study.

vaginal podning af nyfødte

Vaginal Seeding: To Swab or Not to Swab Your Newborn Baby
More mothers are requesting vaginal seeding, but does the evidence support this potentially risky intervention?

vandkraft

Researchers simulate global potential of electricity generated using hydropower
TU Delft researchers have completed a detailed account of the global potential of hydropower. The results of their research were published in the scientific journal PLOS One on Wednesday, 8 February 2017.

vegetarisme

Saving The Planet, One Burger At A Time: This Juicy Patty Is Meat-Free
Pat Brown was a renowned biomedical researcher. But he left that to tackle what he saw as the biggest problem facing Earth: animal agriculture. His solution: a veggie burger so beef-like it bleeds.

Venus

NASA demonstrates electronics for longer Venus surface missions
A team of scientists at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland recently completed a technology demonstration that could enable new scientific missions to the surface of Venus. The team demonstrated the first prolonged operation of electronics in the harsh conditions found on Venus.

Økologisk pesticid: Insektdræbende svampInsektdræbende svamp

Major breakthrough in search for environmentally friendly pesticide
A 'new generation' of environmentally friendly pesticides is a step closer as researchers make an important breakthrough in pest control efficiency thanks to an insect-killing fungus.

øret

Chaotic Dynamics of Inner Ear Hair Cells
Experimental records of active bundle motility are used to demonstrate the presence of a low-dimensional chaotic attractor in hair cell dynamics. Dimensionality tests from dynamic systems theory are applied to estimate the number of independent variables sufficient for modeling the hair cell response. Poincare maps are constructed to observe a quasiperiodic transition from chaos to order with incr


Jupiters dannelse

New Study Pins Down Jupiter's BirthdayThe gas giant planet took shape within 4 million years of our solar system's formation


Stamfaderen til Ingrid Marie æblet

Dansk forsker sætter nye grene på æblesorternes stamtræEn ny ph.d.-afhandling kortlægger danske æblesorters slægtskab og har blandt andet fundet en ny stamfader til det kendte Ingrid Marie-æble.

Lang vej til bæredygtigt flybrændstof

Aviation takes baby steps toward sustainable fuelsThe air transportation sector is turning slowly toward sustainable fuels as part of the global fight against climate change.

Nanomateriale som smøremiddel

Nano-level lubricant tuning improves material for electronic devices and surface coatingsResearchers have developed a new approach to dynamically tune the micro- and nano-scale roughness of atomically thin MoS2, and consequently the appropriate degree of hydrophobicity for various potential MoS2-based applications.

Ny mulig behandling mod lupus påvist

Stressed out interferons reveal potential key to alternative lupus treatmentNew research has identified a previously unknown mechanism involved in the immune response that could provide an alternative therapy target for treating the estimated 1.5 million Americans and five million-plus people worldwide suffering from lupus.

Rosling: kendt statistiker død

Five important lessons we can learn from statistician Hans Rosling
I first came across Hans Rosling's work while I was trying to make mathematics students fall in love with statistics. His TED talks are inspirational since they present data in new and dynamic ways, but not just that, they're also educational and eye-opening.

indføre proteiner i planteceller

Plasmas promote protein introduction in plants
Scientists have developed a technique for introducing proteins into plant cells using plasma treatment. Their method could have multiple applications in plant research and industry.

2D

Experts investigate how order emerges from chaos
Igor Kolokolov and Vladimir Lebedev, scientific experts from HSE's Faculty of Physics and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, have developed an analytical theory binding the structure of coherent vortices formed due to inverse cascades in 2-D turbulence with the statistical properties of hydrodynamic fluctuations. Uncovering this link could be useful in ide

astronomi

Scientists make huge dataset of nearby stars available to public
The search for planets beyond our solar system is about to gain some new recruits.


bedøvelse

Danske anæstesi­læger i åben krig mod FDA
Dansk Selskab for Anæstesiologi og Intensiv Medicin afviser advarsel fra de amerikanske sundhedsmyndigheder.

Brefeldin A

Researchers derive pharmaceutical from natural sources by synthesizing processes and catalysts
Once they can synthesise molecules of active natural substances, scientists will be able to harness nature's medicine cabinet for the drugs of the future. By testing newly developed synthesising processes and catalysts, a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF managed to produce the promising natural substance Brefeldin A faster and in larger quantities.

byfarme

Højteknologisk landbrug: Fremtidens mad spirer på storbyens urbane farme
Rundt om i verdens storbyer skyder plantefabrikker op med avancerede teknologier til at brødføde byboere. Nu spirer det også herhjemme.

chili

This Heatless Habanero Packs All Of The Flavor With None Of The Burn
Some breeders vie to grow ever more mouth-burning peppers. The guy behind the Habanada had a different goal: a habanero with no heat all. The aromatic, melon-like result is winning over top chefs. (Image credit: Courtesy of Blue Hill)

cobalt i blod af skildpadder

High metal levels found in Queensland turtle blood
Cobalt, a naturally occurring mineral that can also be an environmental pollutant, has been recorded in the blood of Queensland turtles at potentially harmful levels

computere der bruger mindre energi

The ultimate green technology: Creating computers that use 10,000 times less energy
Imagine patterning and visualizing silicon at the atomic level, something which, if done successfully, will revolutionize the quantum and classical computing industry. A team of scientists in Edmonton, Canada has done just that, led by a world-renowned physicist and his up-and-coming protégé.

connectom

Diversity of meso-scale architecture in human and non-human connectomes
The brain's functional diversity is reflected in the meso-scale architecture of its connectome, i.e. its division into clusters and communities of topologically-related brain regions. The dominant view, and one that is reinforced by current analysis techniques, is that communities are strictly assortative and segregated from one another, purportedly for the purpose of carrying out specialized info

cyperkriminalitet

Teleselskabet 3 afpresses: It-kriminelle hævder at have tappet tusindvis af kunders CPR
https://www.version2.dk/artikel/it-kriminelle-haevder-at-have-tappet-tusindvis-kundedata-hos-teleselskabet-3-moedt-1073375Teleselskabet 3 bliver pt. afpresset af kriminelle, der kræver et større millionbeløb for ikke at udlevere CPR, navn og adresse på ca. 3.600 kunder. 3 har overdraget sagen til politiet. Version2

delfiiner

Help to save rare humpback dolphins
Flinders researchers have confirmed the importance of the remote Ningaloo Reef as a conservation site of significance for the rare and secretive Australian humpback dolphin.

depression

Caregivers need help dealing with depression
There are more than 34 million people in the US who care for terminally ill loved ones, but few resources are available to help them navigate the challenges they encounter. A new study published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine finds that nearly one-quarter of caregivers are moderately or severely depressed and nearly one-third have moderate or severe anxiety. Researchers recommend that heal

depression hos piger

Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard
A study tracking depression rates among U.S. teens from 2005 to 2014 finds an increase — especially among girls. A steady diet of harsh judgements from social media may play a role, researchers say. (Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR)

energisystem

Using new archaeological techniques to uncover more about our past
Bournemouth University researchers are using new archaeological techniques and technologies to learn more about an iconic Islamic palace in Southern Spain.

evolution

How evolution alters biological invasions
Biological invasions pose major threats to biodiversity, but little is known about how evolution might alter their impacts over time.

farver af blomster

Roses are red, violets are blue—what gives flowers those eye-catching hues?
To solve the mystery of why roses are red and violets are blue, scientists are peering into the genes of plant petals.

flagermus

Ohio critics hope bats might slow down pipeline project
Opponents of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline expected to be built across the northern half of Ohio are clinging to the wings of a furry flier, the northern long-eared bat, in their efforts to at least delay the $2 billion project.

fugle: rød glente i Danmark

Kæmpe rovfugl vender stærkt tilbage til Danmark
Med et vingefang på halvanden meter er den røde glente én af Danmarks største rovfugle. I januar blev der spottet et rekord-antal.

fugleinfluenza

Some China cities close poultry markets amid bird flu fears
Several Chinese cities have shut down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China.

fusion

Physicists improve method for designing fusion experiments
Measure twice, cut once is an old carpenter's proverb—a reminder that careful planning can save time and materials in the long run.

grafen

A new platform to study graphene's electronic properties
Graphene's unusual electronic structure enables this extraordinary material to break many records of strength, electricity and heat conduction. Physicists at the Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems (PCS), in collaboration with the Research Institute for Standards and Science (KRISS), used a model to explain the electronic structure of graphene measured by a new spectroscopic platform

happyness

Science: How to Get into the "Flow" and Do What Makes You Happiest
Researchers study the "paradox of happiness" to find out how get into "flow activities" that would make us happiest. .

havbundens organiske stof

Low bottom-water oxygen leads to more organic matter ending up on the seafloor
Periodic oscillations of bottom-water oxygen concentrations can alter benthic communities and carbon storage for decades, reveals a new study published in Science Advances. This is particularly relevant as low oxygen conditions are on the rise in the world's oceans.

hestes evolution

How the horse can help us answer one of evolution's biggest questions
For 600m years, life has been responding to our changing world. Virtually every conceivable environment in every corner of the planet has been occupied as animals and plants have diversified. Environmental shifts and mass extinctions produce new evolutionary opportunities for organisms to exploit as they compete for survival.

hjerneskade

Studies uncover long-term effects of traumatic brain injury
Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury wants to know: What will my child be like 10 years from now?

hukommelsestab

What amnesiac patients can tell us about how memories are made


hunde donerer blod

Scientists uncover huge reservoir of melting carbon under Western United States
New research published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters describes how scientists have used the world's largest array of seismic sensors to map a deep-Earth area of melting carbon covering 1.8 million square kilometres. Situated under the Western US, 350km beneath the Earth's surface, the discovered melting region challenges accepted understanding of how much carbon the Earth contains – much

hydra regeneration

ScienceTake: How a Little Bit of Hydra Regrows a Whole Animal
A protein scaffold in the body of the hydra, a tiny predator, helps it regenerate a whole animal from even a small piece.

hydra regeneration

Growth Secrets of the Hydra
The tiny hydra, a relative of jellyfish and a favorite in school biology labs, can regrow a whole animal from a piece, partly because even small remnants contain part of a protein scaffold that guides development.

indkapslng af medicin

Corn, milk proteins make medicine easier to swallow
It’s all about the layers, say scientists. Encapsulating a drug in corn protein nanoparticles and then covering with them milk protein can make children’s medications better tasting and safer.

kiropraktik

Corrigendum. The week in review for 02/12/2017
The week in review. Chiropractic and stroke. Integrative Medical doctors don’t trust vaccines. Death from medical marijuana. Shilajit: compost or mulch oozing from Himalayan rocks. India goes full Tuskeegee with AIDS. And more

klimaændring Australien hedebølger

Australia’s extreme heatwave is a preview of things to come
The current record-breaking heat, sparking bush fires and putting people in hospital, could be a foretaste of the new normal as climate change proceeds

klimaændringer

Humans affect Earth system more than natural forces
Humans are causing the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces, new research co-led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found.

klimaændringer dæmningkollapsrisiko

188,000 under evacuation orders near Northern California dam
At least 188,000 people remain under evacuation orders after Northern California authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country's tallest dam was in danger of failing Sunday and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.

klimaændringer dæmningkollapsrisiko

130.000 evakueret: Overløb ved USA's højeste dæmning risikerer at kollapse
Det næststørste vandreservoir i Californien er flydt over, og vandmasserne har borteroderet en del af overløbsbygværkerne. Cirka 130.000 beboere er i gang med at evakuere, og et nyt regnvejr er på vej.

kometjagt

Comet's trip past Earth offers first in a trio of opportunities
Comet hunters still have a chance to see comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková in the next few days using binoculars or a telescope. It's the first of a trio of comets that will—between now and the end of 2018—pass close enough to Earth for backyard observers to try to spot and for scientists to study using ground-based instruments.

kræft

Ny rapport: Bedre chancer for at overleve kræft
Mulighederne for at overleve kræft er forbedret på fire store kræftområder, og forskellen mellem regionerne er nærmest ikke-eksisterende, det er hovedkonklusionerne i en ny rapport.

kul

Nordjylland og Fyn holder fast i kulkraftværkerne
Mens alle andre danske kraftvarmeværker efterhånden ombygges til biomasse og måske reducerer elkapaciteten, har hverken Nordjyllandsværket eller Fynsværket planer om at sige farvel til kullene.

Larsen is

The Break in the Larsen Ice Shelf Is Bad for the Planet, But Huge for Science
A big chunk of Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to break off into a new iceberg. This group of scientists is ready to capture every gruesome detail.

liv i mørke

Mismatched eyes help squid survive ocean's twilight zone
From eyes the size of basketballs to appendages that blink and glow, deep-sea dwellers have developed some strange features to help them survive their cold, dark habitat.

livslængde

Tough early life makes wild animals live longer
Growing up in tough conditions can make wild animals live longer, new research suggests.

luftforurening

Do Car Bans Actually Mitigate Air Pollution?
Recent measures in Paris and New Delhi yield mixed results

lys til kommunikation

Researcher explores how light can solve wireless space shortage
The proliferation of wireless devices may make daily life easier, but their signals are crowding an already limited number of available radio frequencies that enable wireless communication. A University of Georgia researcher is looking to make the most of the spectrum by using photonics, the science of creating, detecting and maneuvering light.

lyspulser

New record achieved in terahertz pulse generation
A group of scientists from TU Wien and ETH Zurich have succeeded in their attempts to generate ultrashort terahertz light pulses. With lengths of just a few picoseconds, these pulses are ideally suited to spectroscopic applications and enable extremely precise frequency measurements to be taken.

muskusokser og biolog i isbjørnedragt

Scientist Dons Polar Bear Costume to Stalk Musk Oxen in the Arctic
How is rapid warming in the Arctic affecting animals that are adapted to cold? A wildlife biologist is using many techniques to find out, including stalking muskoxen in a polar bear costume.

olieudslip i Danmark

50 meter lang flænge i grundstødt skib - risiko for olieudslip i dansk farvand
Dykkere har her til formiddag fundet en flænge på 50 meter i skroget på portugisisk containerskib, der fredag aften gik på grund nord for Fyns Hoved. Der er fundet olierester i vandet ved As Vig nær Juelsminde og på stranden på Endelave.

proteiner 3D

New study shows that proteins are 'virtually' knotted
Many of the processes essential to life involve proteins - long molecules which 'fold' into three-dimensional shapes allowing them to perform their biological role.

proteiners form

50+ Year-Old Protein Volume Paradox Resolved
New research makes it possible to predict how volume for a given protein will change between the folded and unfolded state. Computations accurately predict how a protein will react to increased pressure, shed light on the inner-workings of life in the ocean depths, and may also offer insights into alien life.

rumforskning Australien

Why it's time for Australia to launch its own space agency
Any nation that hopes to have a space program needs to be able to keep an eye on its orbiting assets at all times. This means that Australia has become a key link in the global chain of ground-based tracking stations.

sandheder og løgne

Science in the Age of Alternative Facts
In a time when many agencies and researchers are threatened, let's remember how the scientific method originated. .

smugling af arkæologiske ting

Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts
Albanian police say they have prevented the smuggling of 230 archaeological artifacts from ancient Apollonia and have arrested two people.

squid øje

Deep-sea squid points a big, bulging eye up and a tiny eye down
Videos reveal that the cock-eyed squid’s two contrasting eyes are adapted for entirely different hunting purposes

tog komfort

Passengers take mobile measure of comfort for railway companies
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a smartphone app that allows passengers to measure ride comfort themselves using their smartphones.

ure

Researchers find new date for the first mass production of timepieces
New research brings the commonly accepted date for the birth of mass production of watches forwards by nearly 100 years, and, will change the way many people view the watch industry as it stands today.

vægge

The (Anthropological) Truth about Walls
From the Great Wall of China to Hadrian's Wall to the New Amsterdam Wall on Wall Street to the Wall defended by Castle Black, walls have a long-standing place in history and pop culture to defend...

ZomBees

Honeybees hijacked by parasitic fly larvae
If you've ever seen bees flying around at night, there's a good chance they're so-called "ZomBees"—honey bees whose brains are under the control of tiny fly larvae growing inside their bodies.

: bio-bot som du selv kan bygge

Now you can 'build your own' bio-botI'll bet you don't have one of these at home.

bio-bot som du selv kan bygge

Now you can 'build your own' bio-botFor the past several years, researchers have been developing a class of walking 'bio-bots' powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical and optical pulses. Now, a research group is sharing the recipe for the current generation of bio-bots.

dinoslægtning fødte levende unger

First live birth evidence in dinosaur relativeScientists have uncovered the first evidence of live births in the group of animals that includes dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds.

dinoslægtning fødte levende unger

Fossil af 245 mio. år gammelt havkrybdyr gemmer hemmelighed i mavenDen fire meter lange dinosaur- og krokodillestamfader lagde ikke æg, men fødte levende unger.

dinoslægtning fødte levende unger

Crocodile's ancient cousin defied family norms, gave birth to live youngAnimals "Go suck an egg" This member of the Archosauromorpha family, which includes birds and crocodiles, was pregnant with live young.

dinoslægtning fødte levende unger

Fossil discovery rewrites understanding of reproductive evolution (Update)A remarkable 250 million-year-old "terrible-headed lizard" fossil found in China shows an embryo inside the mother—clear evidence for live birth.

dinoslægtning fødte levende unger

Fossil discovery rewrites understanding of reproductive evolutionA remarkable 250-million-year-old 'terrible-headed lizard' fossil found in China shows an embryo inside the mother -- clear evidence for live birth. The fossil unexpectedly provided the first evidence for live birth in an animal group previously thought to exclusively lay eggs.

: evolutionær baggrund for depression

Researchers Believe Depression Once Offered Humans an Evolutionary AdvantageGenetic, immune, and neurological components point to evolutionary underpinnings.

gener for skaldethed

More Than 200 Baldness-Linked Genetic Markers FoundMore than 200 new genetic markers linked with male pattern baldness have been identified, according to a new study from the United Kingdom.

homeopati

Human gene editing, a letter to President Trump and a no to homeopathyThe week in science: 10–16 February 2017.

hvordan hjernen gemmer brugbar hukommelse

How the brain maintains useful memoriesResearchers have discovered a reason why we often struggle to remember the smaller details of past experiences.

nordkorea missil

Nyt missil fra Nordkorea kan nemmere skjulesNordkorea kan let skjule og hurtigt affyre et nyt kortrækkende missil baseret på fast brændstof, der blev testet i søndags. Dermed øges landets militære styrke.

Rorschach blækklatter

Fractal secrets of Rorschach's famed ink blots revealedThe simplicity of the stains' repeating patterns is key to why we see so many images in them.

årsag til levetidsforlængelse ved mindre fødeindtag

How eating less can slow the aging processNew research shows why calorie restriction made mice live longer and healthier lives.

: antibiotika plus iltbehandling

Chokbehandling med ilt under tryk booster virkning af antibiotikaDansk forskning viser, at antibiotika virker bedre, hvis behandlingen kombineres med ilt-tilførsel under tryk. Teorien er, at ilt-chokket gør, at medicinen kan trænge længere ind i en betændelsestilstand.

CRISPR

What's holding up CRISPR-based curesThe gene-editing tool called CRISPR that can quickly and cleanly remove specific pieces of DNA has revolutionized biotechnology. Many researchers believe the technique could end thousands of ailments. So what's needed to realize CRISPR's potential? Another breakthrough. The cover story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, runs down the la

CRISPR patent

Broad Institute Wins Big Battle Over CRISPR Gene-Editing PatentCRISPR technology is already worth billions of dollars, investors say. This ruling seems to affirm the biggest piece of the pie goes to the Broad, over patent rival University of California, Berkeley.

CRISPR patent

Broad Institute wins bitter battle over CRISPR patentsThe US Patent and Trademark Office issues a verdict in legal tussle over rights to genome-editing technology. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21502

CRISPR patent

Disputed CRISPR Patents Stay with Broad Institute, U.S. Panel RulesThree judges have released their decision --

CRISPR patent

Patent Office Hands Win in CRISPR Battle to Broad InstituteThe dispute between researchers at UC Berkeley and the Broad Institute over the invention of the powerful gene-editing technique has been decided.

datatilsynet

Datagiganter har fri leg i Danmark, mens Datatilsynet jager småsynderehttps://www.version2.dk/artikel/datatilsynets-jagt-paa-datasyndere-praeget-tunnelsyn-1073400Mens Datatilsynet holder skarpt øje med danske forskere, så fortsætter store amerikanske datagiganter som Facebook, Apple og Google deres massive dataindsamling uden for (vor) lands lov og ret. Version2

depression

How depression can muddle thinkingDepression is associated with sadness, fatigue and a lack of motivation. But people with depression can also have trouble processing information and solving problems. Now scientists studying a rat model for depression are identifying on a molecular level how the condition could affect thinking. The findings could lead to the development of new depression treatments that would address associated co

depression

Is Your Diet Fighting Depression – or Intensifying It?We know there's a gut-brain connection, but just how deep does it go? Could we treat depression just by adopting a particular diet?

diabetes

Experimental Therapy May Slow Type 1 DiabetesResearchers are turning to the immune system to treat type 1 diabetes at its source.

hjerteflimmer

http://dagensmedicin.dk/stort-antal-hjertepatienter-underbehandlede/|Stort antal hjertepatienter er underbehandlede]]Knap en tredjedel af patienter med hjerteflimmer får ikke korrekt behandling med blodfortyndende medicin, viser ny forskning fra hjertemedicinsk afdeling på Herlev og Gentofte Hospital.

iltforsyning til havene under klimaopvarmning

Global ocean de-oxygenation quantifiedOxygen is an essential necessity of life on land. The same applies for almost all organisms in the ocean. However, the oxygen supply in the oceans is threatened by global warming in two ways: Warmer surface waters take up less oxygen than colder waters. In addition, warmer water stabilizes the stratification of the ocean. This weakens the circulation connecting the surface with the deep ocean and

kemiundervisning med Minecraft spil

Learning chemistry within Minecraft video gameScientists are exploring whether teaching real-world science through a popular computer game may offer a more engaging and effective educational approach than traditional concepts of instruction. A group of 39 college students from diverse majors played an enhanced version of the popular video game "Minecraft" and learned chemistry in the process, despite being given no in-class science instructio

laser til mærkning af organiske fødevarer

Swedish supermarket tests lasers to label organic produceSomething high-tech is happening in the produce aisle at some Swedish supermarkets, where laser marks have replaced labels on the organic avocados and sweet potatoes.

moralopfattelse hos hunde og aber

Experiments suggest dogs and monkeys have a human-like sense of morality(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Kyoto University has found that dogs and capuchin monkeys watch how humans interact with one another and react less positively to those that are less willing to help or share. In their paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, the team describes a series of experiments they carried out with several dogs and capuchin monkeys and what

planters evne til at tåle tørke

How a plant resists droughtClimate change will bring worsening droughts that threaten crops. One potential way to protect crops is by spraying them with a compound that induces the plants to become more drought resistant. Now, by identifying the key molecular mechanism that enables a plant to minimize water loss, researchers may be one step closer to that goal.

platfodet for kamp

Flat-footed fighters: Heel-down posture in great apes and humans confers a fighting advantageWalking on our heels, a feature that separates great apes, including humans, from other primates, confers advantages in fighting, according to a new study. Although moving from the balls of the feet is important for quickness, standing with heels planted allows more swinging force, suggesting that aggression may have played a part in shaping our stance.

Platfødder til kamp

"Platfødder" gør mennesker overlegne i kampEr par hæle solidt plantet i jorden giver menneskeaber langt større slagkraft end andre primater.

pseudovidenskab

Turning chiropractors into primary care physicians via Legislative AlchemyVia the magic of Legislative Alchemy, chiropractic lobbyists are trying to to convince state legislators to expand chiropractic scope of practice so they can rebrand as primary care physicians.

skaldethed

Study of 52,000 men uncovers the genetics underlying male pattern baldnessA genomic study of baldness identified more than 200 genetic regions involved in this common but potentially embarrassing condition. These genetic variants could be used to predict a man's chance of severe hair loss.

statiner og cholesterol

Statin side effects are strongest predictor of failure to meet cholesterol targetsStatin side effects are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to new research. Other predictors were statin non-adherence and use of weaker statins.

vitamin D

Vitamin D supplements may prevent millions of winter infectionsTaking vitamin D could lead to 3 million fewer respiratory infections – like colds and flu – in the UK every year, but some say the evidence isn’t clear

vitamin D

Increased levels of active vitamin D can help to optimize muscle strengthResearchers have shown that increasing the levels of active vitamin D can help to optimize muscle strength in humans.

ADHD hjernen

Brain differences in ADHD
Largest imaging study of ADHD to date identifies differences in five regions of the brain, with greatest differences seen in children rather than adults.

ansigtsgenkendelse afslører illegale kæledyr-lemurer

Facial recognition could spot illegal pet lemurs
A new computer facial recognition system can correctly identify over 100 lemurs with 98.7 percent accuracy. Facial recognition is usually used to find criminals, identify passport and driver’s license fraud, and catch shoplifters, but it could also spot endangered lemurs in the jungles of Madagascar, says Anil Jain, biometrics expert and professor at Michigan State University. “Like humans, lemur

autism tidlig scanning

Brain scans identify if baby sibling also has autism
By using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the brains of infants who have older siblings with autism, scientists were able to correctly identify 80 percent of the babies who would be subsequently diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age. The researchers used MRI to measure the brains of “low-risk” infants, with no family history of autism, and “high-risk” infants who had at least one autis

Aztekerne og Salmonella

Collapse of Aztec Society Linked to Catastrophic Salmonella Outbreak
DNA of 500-year-old bacteria is first direct evidence of an epidemic — one of humanity's deadliest — that occurred after Spanish conquest.

aztekerne og Salmonella

Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak
DNA of 500-year-old bacteria is first direct evidence of an epidemic — one of humanity's deadliest — that occurred after Spanish conquest.

biohackers

Otzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers
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 of biomarker, so-called microRNAs. These short ribonucleic acid molecules are notable for their very high level of stability. Researchers at Saarland University, the University of Luxembourg and the Eurac Research center

biohackers

Ötzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers
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 of biomarker, so-called microRNAs. These short ribonucleic acid molecules are notable for their very high level of stability. Researchers have now established that such microRNAs can remain stable even after 5,300 years.

biosensor påviser HIV på 1 uge

Team develops a biosensor able to detect HIV only one week after infection
A team from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has developed a biosensor that can detect type 1 HIV during the first week after infection. In the experiments, performed on human serum, the biosensor detected the p24 antigen, a protein present in the HIV-1 virus. This new technology, which has been patented by CSIC, detects the protein at concentrations 100,000 times lower than in current

CRISPR

[Feature] The Birth of CRISPR Inc
Just 5 years ago, the community of researchers studying CRISPR, the powerful new genome editing tool, was small. When the first inklings that CRISPR could become a big business emerged, leading scientists expected to work together. But the attempt at unity collapsed—with a good deal of noise and dust. As the science grew even more compelling and venture capital (VC) beckoned, the jockeying to star

CRISPR

[Policy Forum] CRISPR, surrogate licensing, and scientific discovery
Several institutions are embroiled in a legal dispute over the foundational patent rights to CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology, and it may take years for their competing claims to be resolved (1–4). But even before ownership of the patents is finalized, the institutions behind CRISPR have wasted no time capitalizing on the huge market for this groundbreaking technology by entering into a series

CRISPR mod blindhed

Genome surgery with CRISPR-Cas9 to prevent blindness
CRISPR-Cas9 can be delivered directly into the eye of living animals to treat age-related macular degeneration efficiently and safely, report scientists.

CRISPR patent

Why the CRISPR patent verdict isn’t the end of the story
From legal challenges to ongoing experimentation, the story of who owns the rights to CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing is still being written.

CRISPR patent

Who should be allowed to use CRISPR?
Health Exclusive agreements with private companies could delay vital research But what still hangs in the air, detailed in a report out today in the journal Science , is who will be allowed to use this technology and in what way.

CRISPR Patent

6 Takeaways from the CRISPR Patent Decision
The landmark ruling will have ripple effects .

CRISPR Patent

A Patent Decision on Crispr Gene Editing Favors MIT
The US Patent Office says two groups, one based at UC Berkeley and the other in Cambridge, Mass. own overlapping parts of a powerful new genetic technique.

CRISPR Patent

Forskere fra MIT vinder første slag om patent på gensaks
I går faldt første afgørelsen i sagen om patentrettighederne på genredigeringsværktøjet Crispr. Således kan forskere fra Broad Institute på MIT beholde de patenter, som universitetet allerede har på den omstridte teknologi.

den elektroniske læge

Den elektroniske læge: Kan science fiction-fantasien blive virkelighed?
Et apparat, der kan scanne dig og afsløre ti sygdomme, er virkelighed til sommer, lover bagmændene bag en pengestærk international konkurrence. Forskere advarer om, at selv hvis det lykkes, kan det belaste i stedet for aflaste lægerne.

diabetes type 1 og hæmmet immunangreb

Pilot study shows stable insulin production in type 1 diabetes
A small pilot study, in which researchers attempted to slow attacks mounted by the immune system on insulin-producing cells in type 1 diabetes, has given promising results, report investigators.

DNA computer bringer lægemidler frem i blodet

DNA computer brings 'intelligent drugs' a step closer
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) present a new method for controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream using DNA computers. In the journal Nature Communications, the team, led by biomedical engineer Maarten Merkx, describes how it has developed the first DNA computer capable of detecting several antibodies in the blood and performing subsequent calculations based on this i

EDTA Anna Iben Hollensberg

Læge giver drop mod åreforkalkninger: »Jeg anser det, jeg laver, som meget lægefagligt«
Anna Iben Hollensberg har forladt den offentlige sygesikring og har solgt sin praksis. Friheden giver hende mulighed for, at tilbyde f.eks. EDTA-infusion mod åreforkalkning, selvom Sundhedsstyrelsen ikke anbefaler behandlingen.

eksplosiver

Five of the most explosive non-nuclear chemicals ever made
A chemistry department at a British university was recently evacuated after a student made the known explosive, TATP.

elefant mammut hybrider

Harvard-forskere vil på to år skabe mammutfostre
Elefant-mammut hybrid skal blive til virkelighed ved hjælp af avanceret genteknologi.

elefant mammut hybrider

Can we grow woolly mammoths in the lab? George Church hopes so
We may only be two years away from creating hybrid mammoth embryos, but that would only be the first step on a very long road towards resurrecting the animal

et enkelt fedtmåltid ændrer leverens energistofskifte

Pizza, burgers and the like: A single high-fat meal can damage the metabolism
The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats. Scientists have found that even the one-off consumption of a greater amount of palm oil reduces the body's sensitivity to insulin and causes increased fat deposits as well as changes in the energy metabolism of the liver.

fange myg og måle vejret

New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs
A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape—and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite.

folk dør af kokain sammen med opioder

Opioids May Be Causing Increase in Cocaine Overdoses
The number of people dying from cocaine overdoses in the United States is on the rise, and a new study suggests why: People are using cocaine and opioids together.

frygt for at leve evigt

Apeirophobia is Apparently the Fear of Living Forever
Some people are just as afraid of eternal life as non-existence.

glemsel

Remembering the need to forget
We are built to forget – it is a psychological necessity. But in a social media world that captures – and, more importantly, remembers – everything we say and do, forgetting is becoming a thing of the past. If we lose the ability to forget our past, we lose the ability to construct our own stories – a part of what it means to be human, warned one Western researcher.

HPV vaccination og Milena Penkowa

Milena Penkowa i tilsynssag
Den omstridte forsker beskyldes for at slå plat på syge piger, som mener, at de har bivirkninger efter HPV-vaccination. Nu er hun indberettet til Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed.

højre og venstre bestemmes af rygmarven

Right-handed or left-handed: Why?
It is not the brain that determines if people are right or left-handed, but the spinal cord, new research indicates. The biopsychologists have demonstrated that gene activity in the spinal cord is asymmetrical already in the womb.

høns og bevaring af sjældne fugle

GM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in Edinburgh
Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds.

høns og bevaring af sjældne fugle

Egg-free surrogate chickens produced in bid to save rare breeds
Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds.

høns og bevaring af sjældne fugle

Hens that can lay eggs from other species could save rare birds
Like a seed bank for poultry, a 'frozen aviary' will store primordial stem cells for rare breeds of birds so they can be saved

indianere slaver i Amerika

Colonists shipped Native Americans abroad as slaves
Native Americans, including noncombatants, who surrendered during King Philip’s War to avoid enslavement were enslaved at nearly the same rate as captured combatants, research shows. “Between 1492 and 1880, between 2 and 5.5 million Native Americans were enslaved in the Americas in addition to 12.5 million African slaves.” Native American slavery “is a piece of the history of slavery that has bee

klimaændringer og sygdomspredning

Cholera, Other Illnesses May Spread with Climate Change
Climate change is contributing to the spread of certain diseases, researchers say.

Kreativitet og evolution

The Origins of Creativity
New evidence of ancient ingenuity forces scientists to reconsider when our ancestors started thinking outside the box .

meteorit dusør Ejby

Stor dusør udbetales for Ejby-meteorittenStor dusør udbetales for Ejby-meteoritten
Stumperne fra danmarkshistoriens største meteoritfald er nu gjort op. I alt blev der fundet 8.937,78...

målrettet strålebehandling af hjernetumor bedst

Targeted radiosurgery better than whole-brain radiation for treating brain tumors
Tumors that originate in other organs of the body and spread to the brain are known as metastatic brain tumors. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, this tumor type is the most common in adults, affecting as many as 300,000 people each year. Researchers compared two common postsurgical therapies for metastatic brain tumors and found that stereotactic radiosurgery can provide better o

New Zealand den 8. kontinent

Earth Has a Hidden 8th Continent
The island nation of New Zealand may be the tiny chunk of a massive continent that lurks mostly under the Pacific Ocean, new research suggests.

New Zealand den 8. kontinent

We might have an eighth continent. Here’s why that matters.
Science The way we categorize things is actually important Does it really matter if Pluto is a planet or if there are eight continents instead of seven? Yes. Yes it does.

New Zealand den 8. kontinent

Geologer: Vi har fundet et nyt kontinent
Geologibøgerne skal justeres, efter at geologer har opdaget det nye kontinent Zealandia.

New Zealand den 8. kontinent

Geologists Spy an Eighth Continent: Zealandia
This mostly submerged world should be recognized alongside Africa, Australia and others, argue some researchers .

New Zealand den 8. kontinent

N. Zealand part of sunken 'lost continent': scientists
New Zealand sits atop a previously unknown continent—mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific—that should be recognised with the name Zealandia, scientists said Friday.

New Zealand den 8. kontinent

Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand?
It's almost all under water, but Zealandia should be considered a continent, say researchers.

New Zealand den 8. kontinent

Geologists spy an eighth continent: Zealandia
This mostly submerged world should be recognized alongside Africa, Australia and others, argue some researchers.

oxytocin får fædre til at blive plejere

How Dads bond with toddlers: Brain scans link oxytocin to paternal nurturing
Fathers given boosts of the hormone oxytocin show increased activity in brain regions associated with reward and empathy when viewing photos of their toddlers, a new study finds.

Permafrost og klimaændring

Climate-driven permafrost thaw
In bitter cold regions like northwestern Canada, permafrost has preserved relict ground-ice and vast glacial sedimentary stores in a quasi-stable state. These landscapes therefore retain a high potential for climate-driven transformation, say researchers.

phthalater hormonforstyrrende

Principiel sejr: EU stempler for første gang phthalater som hormonforstyrrende for mennesker
REACH-komiteen under EU fastslog torsdag, at de fire blødgørere - DEHP, DBP, DIBP og BBP – har sundhedsskadelige effekter, der går videre end kun til problemer med at få børn. Nu går Danmark efter at få stofferne helt forbudt i produkter til mennesker.

piger bedre til at læse som unge

Are girls really better at reading than boys – or are the tests painting a false picture?
In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men's and women's reading skills. Why is that? Could the answer be in the way the tests are designed?

Schizofreni og B-vitaminer

B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds
A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose B vitamins -- including B6, B8 and B12 -- can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone.

soldater screening for mentale sygdomme

Screening soldiers doesn’t protect them from mental illness
Checking British soldiers for symptoms of PTSD, depression and alcohol problems doesn't prevent them from developing psychological illness after war

sterilisering af mænd med Vasalgel

Can sperm-blocking hydrogel replace vasectomy?
For over a century, men who didn’t want to father a child had only one permanent option for contraception: vasectomy. But the findings of the new study suggest there could be an alternative that is as efficient and has the potential to be easily and successfully reversible. The procedure involves the use of Vasalgel—a polymer-based hydrogel that is injected into the vas deferens, which is the tub

T-hjælperceller og influenza

Team tracks rare T cells in blood to better understand annual flu vaccine
A team has found a way to identify the small population of circulating helper T cells present in the blood after an annual flu vaccine to monitor their contribution to antibody strength. A technique that identifies these helper immune cells could inform future vaccine design, especially for vulnerable populations.
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vinddrevne pumper skal sikre isen på Arntis

Vanvittig idé? 10 millioner vinddrevne pumper skal sikre isen på Arktis
Forskere fra det anerkendte Arizona State University i USA foreslår en ny arktisk løsning til at genfryse dele af Det Arktiske Hav. De kalder selv ideen lidt skør …

vinddrevne pumper skal sikre isen på Arntis

10 mio. ismaskiner skal pumpe havisen tilbage i Arktis
Forskere vil bruge vinddrevne pumper til at genskabe den arktiske havis. Der er dog lige et par udfordringer.

havbundsminiraler

Panel to discuss deep-sea mining at AAAS Meeting
Home to an immense diversity of marine life, the deep ocean also contains valuable minerals with metals such as nickel, copper, cobalt, manganese, zinc, and gold, and rare-earth elements used in electronic technology like smart phones and medical imaging machines. As demand for these resources increases and supplies on land decrease, commercial mining operators are looking to the deep ocean as the


: apps i medicin

Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine
Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.

dopamin og parring

How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed
In a new study, researchers found for the first time that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in human bonding, bringing the brain's reward system into our understanding of how we form human attachments. The results, based on a study with 19 mother-infant pairs, have important implications for therapies addressing postpartum depression as well as disorders of the dopamine system such as Park

D-vitamin og colitis

Low level vitamin D during remission contributes to relapse in ulcerative colitis patients
Lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the colon, a new study has found.

fiskeri og klimaændringer

Smart reforms key to global fish recovery, even with climate change
New Research finds that climate change will cause dramatic impacts in the world's fisheries, but with effective management most fisheries could yield more fish and more prosperity, even with a changing climate.

gensplejsning og fødevarer

Gene editing can complement traditional food-animal improvements
Animal scientist say that gene editing -- following in the footsteps of traditional breeding -- has tremendous potential to boost the sustainability of livestock production, while also enhancing food-animal health and welfare.

honningbiers evolution

Honey bee genetics sheds light on bee origins
Where do honey bees come from? A new study clears some of the fog around honey bee origins. The work could be useful in breeding bees resistant to disease or pesticides.

høns avler sjældne arter

Egg-free surrogate chickens produced in bid to save rare breeds
Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds. The advance -- using gene-editing techniques -- could help to boost breeding of endangered birds, as well as improving production of commercial hens, researchers say.

høretab ny årsag fundet

Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified
Some people can pass a hearing test but have trouble understanding speech in a noisy environment. New research identifies a new mechanism for this condition just years after its discovery.

sandheder og løgne

Communications expert explains how science should respond to fake news
The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science .

: alger tåler rumrejse

Alger fra Antarktis overlever rejse i rummet
En gruppe algestammer er blevet vækket til live efter at have tilbragt 16 måneder i rummet. Algernes DNA kan løfte sløret for nye måder at fremstille mad på Mars, hvis vi en dag koloniserer den røde planet.

B12-vitaminmangel øger risiko for nervesygdom hos diabetes-2 patienter

Vitaminmangel påvirker nervesystemet hos patienter med diabetes
Et nyt dansk studie viser sammenhæng mellem behandling med metformin og lavt B12-vitaminniveau hos type 2-diabetikere. Det øger risikoen for neuropati.

batterier grønnere

Ny kemi i batterier øger muligheden for at lagre grøn energi
Forskergruppe på Harvard kan gøre lagring af grøn energi i batterier billigere og mere effektiv, uden at batterierne mister kapacitet.

bier forsvinder i USA

Bee decline threatens US crop production
The first-ever study to map US wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands.

bier forsvinder i USA

Bee decline threatens US crop production
The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands—from California's Central Valley to the Midwest's corn belt and the Mississippi River valley.

bier forsvinder i USA

Save the bees? There's an app for that
Let's say a farmer wanted to plant wildflowers to nurture the bumble bees that pollinate her crops.

CRISPR debat om anvendelser

CRISPR for Human Embryos? Diseases, Yes – Designer Babies, No
Creating a race of super soldiers is off the table, too. Read More

daptomycin antibiotika

Antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteria in pediatric skin infections
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial scourge that is resistant to most common antibiotics and thus difficult to treat, particularly in children where it commonly causes complicated skin and skin structure infections. In a randomized, controlled clinical trial -- the first of its kind -- a multi-institution research team reports that daptomycin, part of a new class of a

dolly det klonede får

More lessons from Dolly the sheep—is a clone really born at age zero?
In 1997 Dolly the sheep was introduced to the world by biologists Keith Campbell, Ian Wilmut and colleagues. Not just any lamb, Dolly was a clone. Rather than being made from a sperm and an egg, she originated from a mammary gland cell of another, no-longer-living, six-year-old Fynn Dorset ewe.

elefanter og mammut kimære

Prehistoric Woolly Mammoths About to Be Resurrected, Claim Harvard Scientists
Harvard scientists say they are two years away from creating a hybrid embryo with mammoth traits. Read More

fluorescence-metode påviser kviksølvforurening i fisk

Fluorescence method detects mercury contamination in fish
Researchers from the University of Burgos (Spain) have developed a fluorescent polymer that lights up in contact with mercury that may be present in fish. High levels of the metal were detected in samples of swordfish and tuna. According to the conclusions of another Spanish study, mercury exposure is linked to reduced foetal and placental growth in pregnant women.

mindfullness i mediterende mus

‘Meditating mice’ reveal secrets of mindfulness training
Mice are less on edge if their brainwaves are coaxed to resemble those patterns that meditation boosts in humans

myres evolution af social-gen

Scientists explore the evolution of a 'social supergene' in the red fire ant
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the chromosome responsible for the social organisation of colonies of the highly invasive fire ant is likely to have evolved via a single event rather than over time.

nanoprint

Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics
A new technique uses liquid metals to create large wafers around 1.5 nanometres in depth to produce integrated circuits, report scientists in a new report.

Nationalt Genom Center

Nyt center skal sætte skub i brug af personlig medicin
Et nyt Nationalt Genom Center skal medvirke til, at patienter kan få mere effektiv behandling med færre bivirkninger.

plast i Arktis

Mængden af plastik-affald i Arktis eksploderer
På tolv år er mængden af plast på den arktiske havbund vokset med mere end 50 procent.

pseudovidenskab antivaccine-kennedy

Prove the scientific consensus and win a prize: A time-dishonored PR ploy used by cranks, quacks, and pseudoscientists
Last week, antivaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. teamed up with Robert De Niro to issue a challenge to provide one scientific study that proves thimerosal in vaccines is safe, with a cash prize of $100,000. They thus joined a long line of antivaxers, creationists, and climate science denialists offering money to "prove" the scientific consensus. Science doesn't work that way.

sandheder og løgne

The War for Science
It’s more than a skirmish over funding, censorship, and “alternative facts”—it’s a battle for basic decency, the people we love, and the future of our planet --

sandheder og løgne

'Alternative facts' not just in politics and media
A Michigan State University scholar is warning those who read about the latest groundbreaking research to proceed with caution.

Selenmangel pga klimaændringer

Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change
As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease. Because the selenium content of crops may also be reduced, the risk of selenium deficiency could be increased in many regions of the world. This was shown by a recent study which used data-mining to model the global distribution of selenium.

Selenmangel pga klimaændringer

Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change
Selenium is an essential micronutrient obtained from dietary sources such as cereals. The selenium content of foodstuffs largely depends on concentrations in the soil: previous studies have shown that low selenium concentrations are associated with high pH and oxygen availability and low clay and soil organic carbon content. In Europe, as is known from regional studies, selenium-poor soils are fou


vaccineforskning i rummet

New legal powers could send UK scientists into space to research vaccines and medicines
British scientists will be able to fly to the edge of space to conduct vital medical experiments under new powers unveiled this week.

20% spild af mad

Fifth of world's food lost to over-eating and waste, study finds
Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests.

aktiv dødshjælp

Læge-netværk hjælper patienter med at dø
Et nyt netværk af læger yder aktiv dødshjælp til syge patienter. Det er dybt problematisk, at en gruppe læger udfører et arbejde, der er i strid med loven, mener Lægeforeningen.

antibiotikaresistens gener

Scientists find genetic mutations that drive antibiotic resistance
Scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have identified novel mutations in bacteria that promote the evolution of high-level antibiotic resistance.

antimikrobelle stoffer i varan

Antimicrobial substances identified in Komodo dragon blood
In a land where survival is precarious, Komodo dragons thrive despite being exposed to scads of bacteria that would kill less hardy creatures. Now in a study, scientists report that they have detected antimicrobial protein fragments in the lizard's blood that appear to help them resist deadly infections. The discovery could lead to the development of new drugs capable of combating bacteria that ha

antimikrobelle stoffer i varan

Antimicrobial substances identified in Komodo dragon blood
In a land where survival is precarious, Komodo dragons thrive despite being exposed to scads of bacteria that would kill less hardy creatures. Now in a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research, scientists report that they have detected antimicrobial protein fragments in the lizard's blood that appear to help them resist deadly infections. The discovery could lead to the development of n

atmosfæriske floder

Atmosfæriske floder giver anledning til store stormskader
Vandtransport i smalle korridorer i atmosfæren er et vejrfænomen, der får voksende opmærksomhed. Det medfører både oversvømmelser og ekstreme vindhastigheder.

Aztek døde af salmonella måske

Two studies offer evidence suggesting salmonella may have killed off the Aztecs
—Two separate studies conducted by two teams of researchers has led to evidence suggesting that salmonella infections may have been one of the factors that led to the deaths of the vast majority of the Aztecs living in Mexico after the arrival of the Spaniards. Both studies were conducted by teams with members from around the globe and both resulted in papers that have been uploaded to t

bør læger ikke have skæg?

Should Doctors Have Beards?
The hygiene of facial hair in health care is a controversy that dates back at least to the 1800s --

Chimpanse med Down syndrom

Second case of 'Down syndrome' in chimps
Japanese researchers have confirmed the second case known to science of a chimpanzee born with trisomy 22, a chromosomal defect similar to that of Down syndrome (or trisomy 21) in humans.

Chimpanse med Down syndrom

Researchers document second case of 'Down syndrome' in chimps
Japanese researchers have confirmed the second case known to science of a chimpanzee born with trisomy 22, a chromosomal defect similar to that of Down syndrome (or trisomy 21) in humans. The report on Kanako, a 24-year-old female chimp born into captivity, was led by Satoshi Hirata of Kyoto University in Japan, and appears in the journal Primates, published by Springer. The authors also describe

CRISPR

CAR T cells more powerful when built with CRISPR, researchers find
Researchers have harnessed the power of CRISPR/Cas9 to create more-potent chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells that enhance tumor rejection in mice.

CRISPR

Will phages complicate quest for designer gut bacteria?
Researchers planning to use the CRISPR genome-editing system to produce designer gut bacteria may need to account for the dynamic evolution of the microbial immune system. CRISPR is an acquired immune system that allows bacteria and other single-celled organisms to store snippets of DNA to protect themselves from viruses called phages. The system allows a cell to “remember” and mount a defense ag

CRISPR

The Long-Shot Bid to Put Crispr in the Hands of the People
Legal experts are filing a petition. They want the federal government to step in and bring Crispr back to the people.

CRISPR

Microbe, virus co-evolution: Model of CRISPR, phage co-evolution explains confusing experimental results
A new study suggests that researchers planning to use the CRISPR genome-editing system to produce designer gut bacteria may need to account for the dynamic evolution of the microbial immune system.

CRISPR

Scientists present the smallest member of the CRISPR-Cas9 family developed to date
Scientists at the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), in collaboration with KIM Eunji (ToolGen Inc.) and KIM Jeong Hun (Seoul National University) have engineered the smallest CRISPR-Cas9 to date, delivered it to the muscle cells and in the eyes of mice via adeno-associated viruses (AAV) and used it to modify a gene causing blindness. Published on Nature Co

Dolly klonet får

8 Mammals That Have Been Cloned Since Dolly the Sheep
It was 20 years ago this week that scientists announced the first successful cloning of a mammal — the now-famous sheep Dolly.

Dolly klonet får

20 Years After Dolly the Sheep, What Have We Learned About Cloning?
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the announcement of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.

Epigenetik

An epigenetics gold rush: new controls for gene expression
How rediscovered chemical tags on DNA and RNA are shaking up the field.

epilepsi gen

Significant epilepsy gene discovery in dogs
Research groups have described in collaboration a novel myoclonic epilepsy in dogs and identified its genetic cause. The study reveals a novel candidate gene for human myoclonic epilepsies, one of the most common forms of epilepsy. As a result, a genetic test was developed for veterinary diagnostics and breeding programs.

fluorescens viser kviksølvforurening i fisk

Fluorescence method detects mercury contamination in fish
Researchers have developed a fluorescent polymer that lights up in contact with mercury that may be present in fish. High levels of the metal were detected in samples of swordfish and tuna. According to the conclusions of another study, mercury exposure is linked to reduced fetal and placental growth in pregnant women.

frygt hukommelse

How the brain remembers fearful experiences
Scientists reveal for the first time the specific patterns of electrical activity in rat brains that are associated with specific memories, in this case a fearful experience.

havbund minedrift

Should we mine the deep ocean?
Environment Behind the deep sea “gold rush” for increasingly rare minerals Is the deep sea the next frontier for mining or a search for fool’s gold?

HIV vaccine

HIV vaccine therapy lets five people control virus without drugs
The therapy gives the immune system the tools to flush out HIV, meaning daily drugs can be ditched – one man has been free of them for seven months

hjernekirurgi af hjernekræft ved brug af supervæske til ultralyd

Superfluid is now helping brain surgeons
A superfluid, which resembles brain tissue, makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during an operation. This will make it easier for surgeons to remove brain tumors more accurately, say researchers.

hjernens belønningssystem

Researchers uncover brain circuitry central to reward-seeking behavior
Scientists have found that as mice learn to associate a particular sound with a rewarding sugary drink, one set of prefrontal neurons becomes more active and promotes reward-seeking behavior while other prefrontal neurons are silenced, and those neurons act like a brake on reward-seeking.

hvorfor er billers skelet så let

Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell
Beetles wear a body armor that should weigh them down—think medieval knights and turtles. In fact, those hard shells protecting delicate wings are surprisingly light, allowing even flight.

hvorfor er billers skelet så let

Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell
A professor of mechanical and materials engineering has found a way to analyze the fibrous nanostructure of a beetle's lightweight but durable shell.

influenzatest

Proteins in your runny nose could reveal a viral infection
It may seem obvious, but the key to confirming whether someone is suffering from a cold or flu virus might lie at the misery's source -- the inflamed passages of the nose and throat. Scientists have identified a group of proteins that, when detected in specific quantities in the mucous, are 86 percent accurate in confirming the infection is from a cold or flu virus, according to a small, proof-of-

informationskrig Rusland

Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops
Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military—information warfare troops.

jordlignende planet

Nearby Star Hosts 7 Earth-Size Planets [Video]
Astronomers say at least three of the worlds may be habitable, and could be studied for signs of life within a decade --

katteparasit og psykosesmitte

Despite 'Mind-Controlling' Parasite, Cat Owners Not at Risk for Psychosis
Cats are known to carry a parasite linked to symptoms of psychosis in humans, but despite this, a new study finds no connection between cat ownership and symptoms of psychosis.

katteparasit og psykosesmitte

Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems
New research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental illness.

katteparasit og psykosesmitte

Cat poop parasites don't actually make you psychotic
Animals Correlation and causation get mixed up again Cat owners can sleep easy tonight. Well, maybe they can’t if their cat likes to wake them up at 4am by gently clawing their cheeks, but they can at least put their minds…

kemoterapi-bivirkninger og muskelmasse

Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects
Measuring patients' muscle mass and quality could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for toxic side effects that could require hospitalizations, researchers report.

kreative hjerner

Creative people have better-connected brains
Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap into the right side of your brain to stimulate creativity. But forget the "right-brain" myth -- a new study suggests it's how well the two brain hemispheres communicate that sets highly creative people apart.

kunstig nedfrysning af Arktis

Tiny, Wind-Powered Pumps Could Help Replenish Arctic Ice
Tens of thousands of wind-powered pumps could freeze more sea ice during the Arctic winter, thereby preserving more summer sea ice, researchers propose.

kunstigt ben

Brain-machine interfaces: Bidirectional communication at last
A prosthetic limb controlled by brain activity can partially recover the lost motor function. Neuroscientists asked whether it was possible to transmit the missing sensation back to the brain by stimulating neural activity in the cortex. They discovered that not only was it possible to create an artificial sensation of neuroprosthetic movements, but that the underlying learning process occurs very

lodret farming

Den vertikale farm: Landbrug uden jord og naturligt sollys
Dyrkning uden jord og naturligt lys har stort potentiale til at forsyne verdens storbyer med lokalt producerede fødevarer. En mulighed virksomheden Aerofarms har fået øjnene op for med deres vertikale farm i New Jersey, som er verdens hidtil største af sin slags.

nanotrampoline

Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
For the first time, scientists have measured quantum criticality by developing a thin membrane suspended in air by very narrow bridges, thereby forming a 'nano-trampoline'. This enabled specific heat measurements of thin films through a quantum phase transition from a superconducting state to an electrically insulating state close to absolute zero temperature, and is expected to be a milestone in

ny måde at teste farmaceutiske stoffer

Study says drugs could be developed cheaper and faster
Chemists at the University of Waterloo, SCIEX and Pfizer have discovered a new way to help the pharmaceutical industry identify and test new drugs, which could revolutionize drug development, and substantially reduce the cost and time drugs need to reach their market.

oxytoxin og fædre pleje

Oxytocin may drive dads to nurture their toddlers
Fathers given boosts of the hormone oxytocin show increased activity in brain regions associated with reward and empathy when viewing photos of their toddlers, new research shows. “Our findings add to the evidence that fathers, and not just mothers, undergo hormonal changes that are likely to facilitate increased empathy and motivation to care for their children,” says lead author James Rilling,

Ranunkel blomst

Buttercups focus light to heat their flowers and attract insects
A special layer of cells inside the petals makes them act together like a parabolic reflector, focusing visible and infrared light on the flower centre

Ranunkel blomst

Sophisticated optical secrets revealed in glossy buttercup flowers
Buttercup flowers are known for their intense, shiny yellow colour. For over a century, biologists have sought to understand why the buttercup stands out. University of Groningen scientists have now brought together all that was known about the buttercup and added some new information too. The results will be published by the Journal of the Royal Society Interface on 22 February 2017.

resveratrol mod lungesygdom

Resveratrol may be an effective intervention for lung aging
Researchers demonstrate, for the first time that inhaled resveratrol treatments slow aging-related degenerative changes in mouse lung. Lung aging, characterized by airspace enlargement and decreasing lung function, is a significant risk factor for chronic human lung diseases.

sandheder og løgne

Learn to spot ‘alternative facts’ in science
The Volkswagen emissions scandal and past promotions of tobacco are two examples of “alternative facts” in science’s past, a researcher warns. “In everyday life, we recognize that we should think twice about trusting someone’s decision if they have a significant vested interest that could skew their judgment,” says Kevin Elliott, an associate professor at Michigan State University who specializes

signal fra hjernen

Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain
For the first time, a single multifunction flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair, has successfully delivered a combination of optical, electrical and chemical signals back and forth into the brain.

smertefølelse

Itch neurons play a role in managing pain
There are neurons in your skin that are wired to sense itchy things. These neurons are separate from the ones that detect pain, and yet, chemical-induced itch is often accompanied by mild pain such as burning and stinging sensations. But when it comes to sending signals toward your brain through your spinal cord, itch and mild pain can go through the same set of spinal cord neurons.

smugling af fisk

Hidden no more: First-ever global view of transshipment in commercial fishing industry
Transshipment, the transfer of goods from one boat to another, is a major pathway for illegally caught and unreported fish to enter the global seafood market. It has also been associated with drug smuggling and slave labor. Illegal in many cases, transshipment has been largely invisible and nearly impossible to manage, because it often occurs far from shore and out of sight. Until now.

Stevia og diabetes

Dansk forsker udvikler diabetesmedicin af stevia
Lektor på Aarhus Universitet har arbejdet med stevia i 25 år og er klar med kliniske studier af sin diabetesmedicin.

testosteronbehandling

Testosterone treatment improves bone density and anemia, may lead to cardiac risk
Testosterone treatment improved bone density and anemia for men over 65 with unequivocally low testosterone, a new study has concluded. However, testosterone treatment did not improve cognitive function, and it increased the amount of plaque buildup in participants' coronary arteries.

ulve

VIDEO: Frivillige samler DNA-prøver fra dræbte dyr
Ulveentusiaster undersøger en død kronhjortekalv, der er dræbt af bid fra noget, der formodentlig er en ulv.

ulve

Sporhunden Novo er specialist i at opsnuse ulve
Hyrdehunden Novo er en af syv hunde i verden, der er specialtrænede i at opspore rovdyr som ulve. Han har bl.a. været med til at snuse sig ind på ulvene i Vestjylland.

ulve

VIDEO: Ulvepar lever efter alt at dømme i Vestjylland
En lang række indicier peger på, at et ulvepar trives i det vestlige Jylland - og måske er flyttet permanent hertil. Dyrene er blevet spottet af flere kamerafælder. Ulveunger kan være på vej.

ulve

DNA bekræfter ulveangreb i Vestjylland
Angreb på får har i lang tid plaget husdyrejere omkring Holstebro. DNA-prøver viser nu, at en ulv i mindst ét tilfælde er skyldig.

ørkenfolk der tåler arsen

Unravelling the atomic and nuclear structure of the heaviest elements
Little is known about the heaviest, radioactive elements in Mendeleev's table. But an extremely sensitive technique involving laser light and gas jets makes it possible for the very first time to gain insight into their atomic and nuclear structure.

: 61 million år gammel pingvin fossil

The oldest fossilized giant penguin
A recently discovered fossil of a giant penguin with a body length of around 150 centimeters has been described in a new article. The new find dates back to the Paleocene era and, with an age of approximately 61 million years, counts among the oldest penguin fossils in the world. The bones differ significantly from those of other discoveries of the same age and indicate that the diversity of Paleo

61 million år gammel pingvin fossil

Oldest penguin fossil shows that penguins diversified earlier than previously assumed
Together with colleagues from New Zealand, Senckenberg scientist Dr. Gerald Mayr described a recently discovered fossil of a giant penguin with a body length of around 150 centimeters. The new find dates back to the Paleocene era and, with an age of approx. 61 million years, counts among the oldest penguin fossils in the world. The bones differ significantly from those of other discoveries of the

antibiotika

Lucy Shapiro (Stanford Univ) Part 2: Escalating Infectious Disease Threat
Many antibiotics, which we have taken for granted since the 1950's, are now becoming ineffective because bacteria have developed ways of acquiring resistance. The development of new antibiotics is lagging behind the loss of the old ones in this race to combat infectious disease. Simultaneously, there is an increase in infectious diseases around the world due to over population, globalization and

apoptose

Xiaodong Wang (U Texas Southwestern/HHMI) Part 3: Extrinsic Pathway of Apoptosis
Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death that plays important roles during animal development, immune response, elimination of damaged cells, and maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Apoptosis is executed by intracellular proteases named caspases that are activated during the onset of apoptosis by extrinsic and intrinsic pathways. The intrinsic pathway is triggered by the release of proteins su

apoptose

Xiaodong Wang (U Texas Southwestern/HHMI) Part 2: The Intrinsic Pathway of Apoptosis
Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death that plays important roles during animal development, immune response, elimination of damaged cells, and maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Apoptosis is executed by intracellular proteases named caspases that are activated during the onset of apoptosis by extrinsic and intrinsic pathways. The intrinsic pathway is triggered by the release of proteins su

apoptose

Xiaodong Wang (U Texas Southwestern/HHMI) Part 1: Introduction to Apoptosis
Lecture Overview Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death that plays important roles during animal development, immune response, elimination of damaged cells, and maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Apoptosis is executed by intracellular proteases named caspases that are activated during the onset of apoptosis by extrinsic and intrinsic pathways. See more at http://www.ibioseminars.orgThe int

atmosfæriske floder

'Atmospheric rivers' associated with California flooding also common in the southeast
Much of the flood-inducing rainfall that has pummeled California over the last month flowed into the region via a river in the sky. But these so-called atmospheric rivers, which transport large quantities of water vapor poleward from the tropics, can wreak havoc in the Southeast as well.

borgervidenskab

Want people to volunteer as lab rats? Turn your science into a game.
Science Book Excerpt: Power Play: How video games can save the world One of the most successful examples of citizen science is Lab in the Wild, an experimental platform for conducting online behavioral experiments…

cassava gift

Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa
Some African countries have long witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor and conflict-ridden, where people's main food is a bitter, poisonous variety of cassava.

chimpanse med down syndrom

'Down Syndrome' in Chimps Seen for Only the Second Time
A 24-year-old female chimpanzee in Japan has a genetic disorder not observed in her species since 1969, one that looks similar to Down syndrome in humans.

D vitamin

Britisk undersøgelse: D-vitamin i fødevarer forebygger sygdomme
Forsøg med 11.000 personer viser, at D-vitaminberigelse af fødevarer vil kunne nedbringe antallet af sygemeldinger markant. Danskere er dog skeptiske.

diamanter

Diamond's 2-billion-year growth charts tectonic shift in early Earth's carbon cycle
A study of tiny mineral 'inclusions' within diamonds from Botswana has shown that diamond crystals can take billions of years to grow. One diamond was found to contain silicate material that formed 2.3 billion years ago in its interior and a 250 million-year-old garnet crystal towards its outer rim, the largest age range ever detected in a single specimen. Analysis of the inclusions also suggests

doomsday frølager på Svalbard

Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits
Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops.

drone kan spises

Spiselig drone skal redde liv i katastrofeområder
En drone, der kan spises, forventes i produktion i slutningen af 2017. Den skal levere fødevarehjælp og samtidig erstatte farlige missioner for nødhjælpsarbejdere.

droner lander på bevægelige mål

Researchers teach drones to land themselves on moving targets
Researchers are using artificial intelligence called fuzzy logic to get drones to navigate and land themselves on moving platforms. This holds promise for commercial uses such as delivering packages from moving vehicles.

droner lander på bevægelige mål

Researchers teach drones to land themselves on moving targets
The buzzword in drone research is autonomous—having the unmanned aerial vehicle do most or all of its own flying.

fermenterede fødevarer

Fermented Foods Find Fervent Advocate
Properly fermented foods deliver probiotics that could help cut disease risk, said a researcher at the annual meeting of the AAAS.

fruktose dannes i hjernen

Fructose is generated in the human brain
Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study. The finding raises questions about fructose's effects on the brain and eating behavior.

fugle evolution

[Perspective] A Mesozoic aviary
The evolution of birds from a group of small dinosaurs between 170 million and 150 million years ago has emerged as a textbook example of a major evolutionary transformation in the fossil record (1). The attainment of powered flight—that is, active flapping that generates thrust—has been widely regarded, sometimes explicitly but often implicitly, as a long evolutionary march in which natural selec

fugle evolution

[This Week in Science] How dinosaurs took to the air
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fugles evolution

Scott Edwards (Harvard) Part 2: Multilocus phylogeography of Australian birds
http://www.ibioseminars.orgIn his first lecture, Dr. Edwards explains that studying gene alleles within different populations or species allows the construction of gene trees showing how the groups are related. The gene trees can be used to link genetic variation to geographic distribution of populations; the study of phylogeography. In Part 2, Edwards expands his discussion of phylogeography wi

fødevarebehov i fremtiden

Widely accepted vision for agriculture may be inaccurate, misleading
'Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population.' This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, policymakers and farmers, but now researchers are challenging this assertion and suggesting a new vision for the future of agriculture. New research suggests that production likely will need to increase between 25 p

Google site search lukkes

Google lukker og slukker for Google Site Search
https://www.version2.dk/artikel/google-lukker-slukker-google-site-search-1073681Google lukker og slukker for Google Site Search

hjerne til computer

Implant lets paralyzed people type with their minds
A brain-to-computer hookup recently allowed people with severe limb weakness to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date. Two of the participants have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and one has a spinal cord injury. They each had one or two baby-aspirin-sized electrode arrays placed in their brains to record signals

hsp90 chaparone protein

Researchers uncover a role for HSP90 in gene-environment interactions in humans
Proteins do most of the work inside the human body, supporting the structure, function, regulation, and repair of organs, tissues and cells. Proteins are synthesized as extended chains of amino acids that must fold into intricate three-dimensional shapes to perform their work. However, protein folding is a very delicate process: crowded conditions within a cell or environmental changes around the

hukommelse i det neurale system

Mu-ming Poo (UC Berkeley, CAS Shanghai) Part 1: The Cellular Basis of Learning and Memory
http://www.ibioseminars.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=718&Itemid=709In part 1 of his lecture, Dr. Poo gives an overview of the cellular basis of learning and memory. He explains how sensory input results in neuronal activity in the neural circuits that can strengthen or weaken synaptic junctions for extended periods of time. The result of this modification of the synapse is pe

hukommelse i det visionære system

Mu-ming Poo (UC Berkeley, CAS Shanghai) Part 3: Sequence Learning and Memory
http://www.ibioseminars.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=716&Itemid=711Part 3 starts with a "name that tune" game to demonstrate that memory is temporally specific, i.e., the sequence and interval between events are important elements in our memory. Poo goes on to describe two experiments, based on the concept of STDP, that investigate how the visual system may store the memory o

humlebier kan indlære

Watch scientists train bees to play with tiny soccer balls
Animals The study shows that bees can adapt to really weird circumstances Here's the buzz: bees are brilliant.

humlebier kan indlære

Bees Learn to Roll Balls, Earn Rewards | Video
Bumblebees show scientists that they can learn so-called “unnatural” activities, such as rolling a ball into a target.

humlebier kan indlære

Goal! Ball-Rolling Bees Score Big Science Wins
Bees roll tiny balls and score miniature goals, in a new study demonstrating their capabilities for complex learning.

humlebier kan indlære

[Report] Bumblebees show cognitive flexibility by improving on an observed complex behavior
We explored bees’ behavioral flexibility in a task that required transporting a small ball to a defined location to gain a reward. Bees were pretrained to know the correct location of the ball. Subsequently, to obtain a reward, bees had to move a displaced ball to the defined location. Bees that observed demonstration of the technique from a live or model demonstrator learned the task more efficie

humlebier kan indlære

Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning
Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning abilities.

humlebier kan indlære

Bees learn football from their buddies
The insects show sophisticated learning for non-bee related tasks, and can even improve on what they are taught.

humlebier kan indlære

Bees learn to play golf and show off how clever they really are
Bumblebees have shown they can learn how to push a ball into a hole to get a reward, staking their claim to be considered tool users

humlebier kan indlære

ScienceTake: Bumblebees Demonstrate the Power of Insect Brains
Scientists trained bumblebees to move a ball to the center of a platform to gain a sugary treat.

humlebier kan indlære

Small Brain, Big Smarts
Bumblebees, trained to push a ball to a goal to get a treat, show that the insect brain should be judged by its power, not its size.

humlebier kan indlære

Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning
Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning abilities, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

hvordan sommerfugle kan få energi til migration

The value of nutrition and exercise, according to a moth
How can animals that feed mostly on sugar embark on migrations spanning continents? What looked like flawed scientific data led to an unexpected discovery, thanks to the tenacity of a group of biologists.

klimaændring og dybhavet

Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans
Researchers from 20 of the world's leading oceanographic research centers today warned that the world's largest habitat - the deep ocean floor - may face starvation and sweeping ecological change by the year 2100.

klimaændring virkning på dybhavet

Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans
Researchers from 20 of the world's leading oceanographic research centers today warned that the world's largest habitat -- the deep ocean floor -- may face starvation and sweeping ecological change by the year 2100.

kost bør indeholde mere grøntsager og frugt

You should be eating 10 pieces of fruit or veg every day, not 5
A review of 95 studies suggests we should be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day to reduce our chances of dying from a heart attack or cancer

kunstigt kød

Lab-Grown Meat Is Almost Here
Pluripotent stems cells might be the key to creating reliable lab-grown meat. .

livets opståen

Jack Szostak (Harvard/HHMI) Part 1: The Origin of Cellular Life on Earth
http://www.ibiology.org/ibioseminars/evolution-ecology/jack-szostak-part-1.htmlSzostak begins his lecture with examples of the extreme environments in which life exists on Earth. He postulates that given the large number of earth-like planets orbiting sun-like stars, and the ability of microbial life to exist in a wide range of environments, it is probable that an environment that could support

livets opståen

Jack Szostak (Harvard/HHMI) Part 2: Protocell Membranes
http://www.ibiology.org/ibioseminars/evolution-ecology/jack-szostak-part-2.htmlSzostak begins his lecture with examples of the extreme environments in which life exists on Earth. He postulates that given the large number of Earth-like planets orbiting Sun-like stars, and the ability of microbial life to exist in a wide range of environments, it is probable that an environment that could support

livets opståen

Jack Szostak (Harvard/HHMI) Part 3: Non-enzymatic Copying of Nucleic Acid Templates
http://www.ibiology.org/ibioseminars/evolution-ecology/jack-szostak-part-3.htmlSzostak begins his lecture with examples of the extreme environments in which life exists on Earth. He postulates that given the large number of Earth-like planets orbiting Sun-like stars, and the ability of microbial life to exist in a wide range of environments, it is probable that an environment that could support

meningitis

1813 sendte ikke ambulance –17-årig døde af meningitis
Det var en fejl, at akuttelefonen 1813 ikke sendte en ambulance nytårsmorgen, hvor 17-årig ringede til akuttelefonen og kort efter døde af meningitis. Det vurderer ekspert.

mikroskop - ny type

This Microscope Reveals Human Biochemistry at Previously Unimaginable Scales
A sensor made from diamond can see details as small as 300 nanometers.

neanderthal gener

Extinct Neanderthals still control expression of human genes
Early humans may have outcompeted Neanderthals, but their influence lives on in DNA some of us inherited after the two interbred

neanderthal gener

Neanderthal DNA contributes to human gene expression
The last Neanderthal died 40,000 years ago, but much of their genome lives on, in bits and pieces, through modern humans. The impact of Neanderthals' genetic contribution has been uncertain: Do these snippets affect our genome's function, or are they just silent passengers along for the ride? In Cell on February 23, researchers report evidence that Neanderthal DNA sequences still influence how gen

nitrat-anion kan danne uventede Lewis syrer

The unexpected supramolecular chemistry of nitrate anions
A team of researchers argues that the nitrate anion can display a counterintuitive Lewis acidity. Their findings may serve as a (retrospective) guide to interpret data involving the chemical behavior of nitrate anions, which are ubiquitous in nature.

ny type magnet med grafen

Three layers of graphene reveals a new kind of magnet
Metals have a large density of electrons and to be able to see the wave nature of electrons one has to make metallic wires that are only a few atoms wide. However, in graphene - one atom thick graphite—the density of electrons is much smaller and can be changed by making a transistor. As a result of the low density of electrons the wave nature of electrons, as described by quantum mechanics, is ea

OCD og gener

OCD-like behavior linked to genetic mutation
A new study found evidence suggesting how neural dysfunction in a certain region of the brain can lead to obsessive and repetitive behaviors much like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

PERK protein og Alzheimer

PERK protein opens line of communication between inside and outside of the cell
PERK is known to detect protein folding errors in the cell. Researchers at the Laboratory of Cell Death Research & Therapy at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) have now revealed a hidden perk: the protein also coordinates the communication between the inside and the outside of the cell. These findings open up new avenues for further research into treatments for cancer, Alzheimer's, and dia

personlig genkortlægning

Direct-to-consumer genomics: Harmful or empowering?
In a new study, a research explores questions that stem from new advances in direct-to-consumer DNA tests, which have the effect of separating the physician-patient relationship from access to new personal health data.

plantefrø nedbrydes af to arter- fugl og ræv- og spredes

Research shows secondary seed dispersal by predator animals is important for recolonization of plants
In the middle of Alberta's boreal forest, a bird eats a wild chokecherry. During his scavenging, the bird is caught and eaten by a fox. The cherry seed, now inside the belly of the bird within the belly of fox, is transported far away from the tree it came from. Eventually, the seed is deposited on the ground. After being broken down in the belly of not one but two animals, the seed is ready to ge

polio dyremodel

Researchers develop model for studying rare polio-like illness
Scientists have developed the first animal model for studying paralysis caused by virus linked to a polio-like illness that paralyzed 120 children in 2014.

prion

Protein Folding and Prion Disease - Susan Lindquist (MIT)
The role of protein folding in prion disease such as mad cow disease is explained by Susan Lindquist. Watch the entire seminar at www.ibioseminars.org. From: iBiology

protein der sikrer æg/sæd fusion bruges også ved virusfusion

New link found between sex and viruses
Sexual reproduction and viral infections both rely on a functionally identical protein, according to new research. The protein enables the fusion of two cells, such as a sperm cell and egg cell, or the fusion of a virus with a cell membrane. The discovery suggests that the protein evolved early in the history of life on Earth, and new details about the protein's function could help fight parasitic

proteiner der ikke foldes på bestemt måde

[Perspective] Quantifying protein (dis)order
Twenty-five years ago, Chothia predicted that the structural domains of all proteins can be classified into about 1000 folds (1). Later studies refined this number; however, scientists also found that some proteins or parts of proteins never assume a specific fold. These regions are called intrinsically unstructured or disordered (2). Oncogenes such as p53 or breast cancer 1 (BRCA1) contain long d

psykopater - nyt syn på

Top professional performance through psychopathy
The term “psychopath” is not flattering: such people are considered cold, manipulative, do not feel any remorse and seek thrills without any fear – and all that at other’s expense. A study is now shattering this image. They claim that a certain form of psychopathy can lead to top professional performance, without harming others or the company.

sandheder og løgne

The Essential Role of Storytelling in the Search for Truth
As trust in experts declines, authenticity and personal connection matter more. And where does authenticity come from, anyway?

SARS

SARS and MERS: What’s Next?
It may be difficult to remember now, but when SARS was first recognized in February 2003, people were scared. This heretofore unknown disease was killing people—nearly 10 percent of those infected with what came to be recognized as the SARS-associated coronavirus. Before the end of the year, cases were reported in 29 countries.

skove trues af tørke

Forests worldwide threatened by drought
Forests around the world are at risk of death due to widespread drought, University of Stirling researchers have found.

solenergi i Kina

What 4 Million Solar Panels Look Like from Space
The largest solar farm in the world, in China, generates almost as much electricity as a large nuclear power plant

solsystem fundet mange lysår væk

NASA wants the internet to get hype about these new exoplanets
Space You can basically read fanfiction about them On Wednesday, NASA announced the discovery of seven "Earthlike" planets orbiting a nearby star. And then they rolled out a lot of goodies.

solsystem fundet mange lysår væk

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life
For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star—and these new worlds could hold life.

svin der er virusresistente

Gene-edited pigs show signs of resistance to major viral disease
Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year.

synæstesi

Sensory Perception - Catherine Dulac (Harvard)
Catherine Dulac describes the condition Synesthesia, as an example of sensory perception gone wrong. Watch the whole video at www.ibioseminars.org. From: iBiology

sønner af kokain-fædre har hukommelsesproblemer

Sons of cocaine-using fathers have profound memory impairments
Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The researchers say the findings reveal that drug abuse by fathers -- separate from the well-established effects of cocaine use in mothers -- may negatively impact cognitive development in their male offspring.

tobak og reklame - australske plain packets

Plain packets help smokers quit by killing brand identities
Smokers no longer derive a sense of identity from cigarette brands after plain packaging rule was introduced in Australia, helping them to kick the habit

transposoner

Susan Wessler (UC Riverside) Part 2: How transposable elements amplify throughout genomes
http://www.ibioseminars.orgIn Part 1, Wessler introduces transposable elements (TEs); small movable pieces of DNA that can insert throughout the genome. She describes their discovery in maize by Barbara McClintock in the 1940's and their impact on the current study of genetics. Wessler goes on to provide more details about TEs and transposase, the enzyme that facilitates insertion of TEs into th

transposoner

Susan Wessler (UC Riverside) Part 1: Introduction to transposable elements
http://www.ibioseminars.orgIn Part 1, Wessler introduces transposable elements (TEs); small movable pieces of DNA that can insert throughout the genome. She describes their discovery in maize by Barbara McClintock in the 1940's and their impact on the current study of genetics. Wessler goes on to provide more details about TEs and transposase, the enzyme that facilitates insertion of TEs into th

ulve

Ulvejagt: Sådan klapper fotofælden
Vildtkameraer er et afgørende våben i “jagten” på de jyske ulve.

1000 år gammel legetøjsbåd i Norge

The toy boat that sailed the seas of time
A thousand years ago, for reasons we will never know, the residents of a tiny farmstead on the coast of central Norway filled an old well with dirt. Maybe the water dried up, or maybe it became foul. But when archaeologists found the old well and dug it up in the summer of 2016, they discovered an unexpected surprise: a carefully carved toy, a wooden boat with a raised prow like a proud Viking shi

antibiotika - ny type - Staphylococcus aureus - amyloid antibiotika

Novel amyloid structure could lead to new types of antibiotics
The highly pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is one of the five most common causes of hospital-acquired infections. In the US alone, approximately 500,000 patients at hospitals contract a staph infection. It is the bacteria responsible for MRSA, for which there is no vaccine.

apps kan øge sundhed men kan også give falsk tryghed

Interactive health apps may inspire healthy behaviors, but watch the tone
Just like real doctors and nurses, online health tools with good -- but controlled -- communication skills can promote healthier lifestyles, according to researchers. However, if their tone is conversational, these tools may lull users into a false sense of comfort, they add. In a study, people who experienced a back-and-forth interaction with an online health risk assessment website were more lik

diamant tog 2 milliarder år om at dannes

Diamond’s 2-billion-year growth charts tectonic shift in early Earth’s carbon cycle
A study of tiny mineral 'inclusions' within diamonds from Botswana has shown that diamond crystals can take billions of years to grow. One diamond was found to contain silicate material that formed 2.3 billion years ago in its interior and a 250 million-year-old garnet crystal towards its outer rim, the largest age range ever detected in a single specimen. Analysis of the inclusions also suggests

DNA er elektrisk - det letter reparationer

Electrons use DNA like a wire for signaling DNA replication
In the early 1990s, Jacqueline Barton, the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, discovered an unexpected property of DNA—that it can act like an electrical wire to transfer electrons quickly across long distances. Later, she and her colleagues showed that cells take advantage of this trait to help locate and repair potentially harmful mutations to DNA.

Doomsday lager af plantefrø på Svalbard

'Doomsday Vault' Gains 50,000 Seeds to Fend Off Food Crises
The new deposit included samples from gene banks around the world.

Doomsday lager af plantefrø på Svalbard

In Photos: Take a Tour of the World's 'Doomsday' Seed Vault
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault functions as a giant icebox of sorts for the world's important crop seeds.

faste mod diabetes

Fasting-mimicking diet may reverse diabetes
In a study on mice and another study on human pancreatic cells, researchers discover that a scientifically designed fasting diet can trigger the generation of new pancreatic cells to replace dysfunctional ones and stabilize blood glucose.

fructose i hjernen

Sugar Swap: Human Brain Converts Glucose into Fructose
The human brain can produce the sugar fructose, a new small study finds.

fugles evolution fra flyvende dinosaurer

Paleontologist suggests path to flight for dinosaurs not as straight as thought
(Phys.org)—Stephen Brusatte, a fellow in Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Edinburgh in the U.K. has published a Perspective piece in the journal Science outlining the state of current research into the development of flight in dinosaurs. In it, he suggests that contrary to common assumptions, it appears that the path to flight for dinosaurs was anything but a straight line.

gener for at udvikle angst

New risk factors for anxiety disorders
Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders. A research team aims to derive new therapies from this finding which are better tailored to the individual patients.

grafen som magnet

Three layers of graphene reveals a new kind of magnet
Scientists have discovered the magnetism of electrons in three layers of graphene. This study reveals a new kind of magnet and provides insight on how electronic devices using graphene could be made for fundamental studies as well as various applications.

hjernenerveceller kan følges gennem hele organet - nogle slyngede sig som vedbenplanter om hele hjernen - måske af betydning for studiet af bevidsthed

A giant neuron found wrapped around entire mouse brain
3D reconstructions show a 'crown of thorns' shape stemming from a region linked to consciousness.

hjertemidler der er protonpumpehæmmere kan skade nyrerne og uden varsel give kronisk nyreskade - stofferne er fx Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix

On heartburn drugs? Kidney trouble could surprise you
People taking heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors—Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium, and Protonix—may not be aware of kidney damage linked to the medications, research suggests. The new study evaluated the use of PPIs in 125,000 patients. Results indicate that more than half of patients who develop chronic kidney damage while taking the drugs don’t experience acute kidney problems beforehand,

humlebi kan lære

Could A Bumblebee Learn To Play Fetch? Probably
Scientists found that bumblebees are nimble learners, especially when there's a sugary reward at the end. No wonder they're such good pollinators.

hydrogel og vævet fiberstof er miljøvenlige

Researchers develop tough composites of hydrogels and woven fiber fabric
Efforts are currently underway around the world to create materials that are friendly to both society and the environment. Among them are those that comprise different materials, which exhibit the merits of each component.

interaktioner mellem RNA og DNA påvises med nyt værktøj

New tool to map RNA-DNA interactions could help researchers translate gene sequences into functions
Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new tool to identify interactions between RNA and DNA molecules. The tool, called MARGI (Mapping RNA Genome Interactions), is the first technology that's capable of providing a full account of all the RNA molecules that interact with a segment of DNA, as well as the locations of all these interactions—in just a single experime

katte forurenes med bromider i hjemmet

High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats
A study from Stockholm University have now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes. The study has been published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

lykke er noget du kan undervise dig selv i på daglig basis

Teach yourself everyday happiness with imagery training
Researchers have found that self-guided positive imagery training can successfully combat negative emotions in our daily lives. This tool is so powerful that it also changes the way our brain functions.

meditation

Your Brain as Laboratory: The Science of Meditation
The idea that meditation is actually a form of research is gaining respect --

mimikry hos hvepse

Biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry
The masquerade is almost perfect. Certain moths of the subfamily Arctiinae are marked with a yellow and black pattern. But these day-active insects have wasp waists and their antennae resemble those of wasps. Their transparent wings are folded in a wasp-like way. For more than 150 years there has been a plausible explanation for this type of imitation, which is commonly known as mimicry. It says t

modgift med australsk edderkop

'Record' anti-venom dose saves boy from deadly Australian spider
A 10-year-old Australian boy has survived a bite from one of the world's deadliest spiders after taking a record 12 vials of anti-venom, local media reported.

oxytocin gør fædre til yngelplejere

'Love Hormone' May Help Dads Bond with Toddlers
Dads who looked at a picture of their kids, showed more activity in certain parts of their brains after a boost of oxytocin via a nasal spray.

pseudovidenskab

What’s in that tube?
With Science-Based Toothpaste on one hand, and "all natural homeopathic toothpaste" on the other, what's the difference?

sandheder og løgne

Alternative Facts: How Do We Determine What Is True?
An archaeologist explains how the answer to determining what is the truth has changed over time and why it matters so much now.

solkraft til biograf i Afrika

Solar-powered cinema opens in Burkina ahead of festival
A solar-powered cinema was unveiled in Burkina Faso Friday ahead of Ouagadougou's hosting of Africa's top film festival, even as movie theatres on the continent continue to disappear.

solsystem mange lysår væk har 7 exoplaneter

McDonald's new science straw, a head-tripping optical illusion, and other amazing images of the week
Science Newsworthy eye candy From freshly-discovered exoplanets of Earth size to the new J-shaped straw of McDonald's, PopSci brings you the Images of the Week.

solsystem mange lysår væk har 7 exoplaneter

The search for extraterrestrial life in the water worlds close to home
The discovery of seven exoplanets around a star 40 light years from our Sun has raised the possibility that they could harbour life.

tandem-radar fordi to satellitter er bedre end en

Two radar eyes are better than one
A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of the Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

VX: The Nerve Agent Used To Kill Kim Jong Nam Is Rare And Deadly
A colorless, odorless liquid, similar in consistency to motor oil, VX kills in tiny quantities that can be absorbed through the skin. It is among the deadliest chemical weapons ever devised.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

North Korean Assassination: What Is VX Nerve Agent?
The exiled brother of the North Korean leader was assassinated using a nerve agent called VX, which is known for its incredible speed and lethality.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Was Kim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve gas? Doesn’t look like it
Malaysia says Kim Jong-nam - half-brother of North Korea's Kim Jong-un - was killed with VX nerve gas that was found on his face and hands. But chemical weapons experts are not convinced

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

VX Nerve Agent in North Korean's Murder: How Does It Work?
Traces of the lethal chemical, smeared on Kim Jong-nam’s face at a Malaysian airport, can penetrate skin and kill fast --

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Lufthavn bliver renset efter snigmord med nervegas: Nødvendigt?
Nordkoreas leders halvbror blev dræbt af VX-nervegas i en lufthavn, som nu bliver renset. Overreaktion siger danske gifteksperter.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Banned chemical weapon VX is potent killer that lingers
The banned chemical weapon VX is considered by some experts to be the nastiest of the nasty nerve agents known to exist. With a consistency similar to motor oil, it lingers for long periods in the environment and even a tiny amount causes victims' bodies to flood with fluids, producing a feeling of drowning before death.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Chemical Weapon Found On Body Of North Korean Leader's Half-Brother
Malaysian police said VX nerve agent — classified as a weapon of mass destruction — was found on Kim Jong Nam's body. South Korea says North Korea ordered the hit.

: lykke er noget du kan undervise dig selv i på daglig basis

Teach yourself everyday happiness with imagery training
Researchers have found that self-guided positive imagery training can successfully combat negative emotions in our daily lives. This tool is so powerful that it also changes the way our brain functions.

meditation

Your Brain as Laboratory: The Science of Meditation
The idea that meditation is actually a form of research is gaining respect --

mimikry hos hvepse

Biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry
The masquerade is almost perfect. Certain moths of the subfamily Arctiinae are marked with a yellow and black pattern. But these day-active insects have wasp waists and their antennae resemble those of wasps. Their transparent wings are folded in a wasp-like way. For more than 150 years there has been a plausible explanation for this type of imitation, which is commonly known as mimicry. It says t

modgift med australsk edderkop

'Record' anti-venom dose saves boy from deadly Australian spider
A 10-year-old Australian boy has survived a bite from one of the world's deadliest spiders after taking a record 12 vials of anti-venom, local media reported.

oxytocin gør fædre til yngelplejere

'Love Hormone' May Help Dads Bond with Toddlers
Dads who looked at a picture of their kids, showed more activity in certain parts of their brains after a boost of oxytocin via a nasal spray.

pseudovidenskab

What’s in that tube?
With Science-Based Toothpaste on one hand, and "all natural homeopathic toothpaste" on the other, what's the difference?

sandheder og løgne

Alternative Facts: How Do We Determine What Is True?
An archaeologist explains how the answer to determining what is the truth has changed over time and why it matters so much now.

solkraft til biograf i Afrika

Solar-powered cinema opens in Burkina ahead of festival
A solar-powered cinema was unveiled in Burkina Faso Friday ahead of Ouagadougou's hosting of Africa's top film festival, even as movie theatres on the continent continue to disappear.

solsystem mange lysår væk har 7 exoplaneter

McDonald's new science straw, a head-tripping optical illusion, and other amazing images of the week
Science Newsworthy eye candy From freshly-discovered exoplanets of Earth size to the new J-shaped straw of McDonald's, PopSci brings you the Images of the Week.

solsystem mange lysår væk har 7 exoplaneter

The search for extraterrestrial life in the water worlds close to home
The discovery of seven exoplanets around a star 40 light years from our Sun has raised the possibility that they could harbour life.

tandem-radar fordi to satellitter er bedre end en

Two radar eyes are better than one
A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of the Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

VX: The Nerve Agent Used To Kill Kim Jong Nam Is Rare And Deadly
A colorless, odorless liquid, similar in consistency to motor oil, VX kills in tiny quantities that can be absorbed through the skin. It is among the deadliest chemical weapons ever devised.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

North Korean Assassination: What Is VX Nerve Agent?
The exiled brother of the North Korean leader was assassinated using a nerve agent called VX, which is known for its incredible speed and lethality.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Was Kim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve gas? Doesn’t look like it
Malaysia says Kim Jong-nam - half-brother of North Korea's Kim Jong-un - was killed with VX nerve gas that was found on his face and hands. But chemical weapons experts are not convinced

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

VX Nerve Agent in North Korean's Murder: How Does It Work?
Traces of the lethal chemical, smeared on Kim Jong-nam’s face at a Malaysian airport, can penetrate skin and kill fast --

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Lufthavn bliver renset efter snigmord med nervegas: Nødvendigt?
Nordkoreas leders halvbror blev dræbt af VX-nervegas i en lufthavn, som nu bliver renset. Overreaktion siger danske gifteksperter.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Banned chemical weapon VX is potent killer that lingers
The banned chemical weapon VX is considered by some experts to be the nastiest of the nasty nerve agents known to exist. With a consistency similar to motor oil, it lingers for long periods in the environment and even a tiny amount causes victims' bodies to flood with fluids, producing a feeling of drowning before death.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Chemical Weapon Found On Body Of North Korean Leader's Half-Brother
Malaysian police said VX nerve agent — classified as a weapon of mass destruction — was found on Kim Jong Nam's body. South Korea says North Korea ordered the hit.

Alzheimer - højt blodsukker kan give Alzheimer

Sugar's 'tipping point' link to Alzheimer's disease revealed
For the first time a molecular 'tipping point' has been demonstrated in Alzheimer's, linking high blood sugar with this debilitating disease.

hjerneceller foretrækker en af forældrenes DNA

Playing favorites: Brain cells prefer one parent's gene over the other's
It has long been thought that each copy of our DNA instructions -- one inherited from mom and one from dad -- is treated the same. A new study shows that it is not uncommon for cells in the brain to preferentially activate one copy over the other. The finding breaks basic tenants of classic genetics and suggests new ways in which genetic mutations might cause brain disorders.

selvkørende bil for selvbygger

Studerende har gjort sin bil selvkørende for 5.000 kroner
Med lidt teknisk snilde kan man gøre sin Honda Civic eller Acura ILX selvkørende. Både software og hardwaredesign er frit tilgængeligt på nettet. Det har en ung amerikaner benyttet sig af.

ulve

Guide: Sådan gør du hvis du møder en ulv
Ulve er sky dyr, men hvis du skulle støde på en sjælden nysgerrig en af slagsen, er her anbefalingerne fra eksperterne.

ulve

KORT: Ulven vender stærkt tilbage overalt i Europa
Ørken eller Arktis: Den europæiske ulv er fredet, kan leve overalt og vandrer gerne flere tusinde kilometer. Derfor er den i kraftig fremgang.

VX kemisk våben

Killing Kim Jong Nam With VX Nerve Agent Crossed a ‘Red Line’
The apparent assassination of Kim Jong-un's half-brother sets off alarms for chemical weapons experts

antibiotika hjælper cystisk fibrose patienter men de risikerer permanent høretab

Antibiotics used to treat cystic fibrosis increases risk of permanent hearing loss
A powerful class of antibiotics provides life-saving relief for people with cystic fibrosis; however, a new study for the first time reveals the levels at which high cumulative dosages over time significantly increases the risk of permanent hearing loss in these patients. The study suggests physicians who treat patients with cystic fibrosis may be able to consider alternative strategies for treati

cholesterol kan regulere aktiviteten af adenosin-receptor og andre hjernemembranproteiner

New role of cholesterol in regulating brain proteins discovered
A study demonstrates that the cholesterol present in cell membranes can interfere with the function of an important brain membrane protein, through a previously unknown mode of interaction. Specifically, cholesterol is capable of regulating the activity of the adenosine receptor, by invading it and accessing the active site. This will allow new ways of interacting with these proteins to be devised

cyberkrybskytteri

Canada conservationist warns of 'cyber poaching'
Photographers, poachers and eco-tour operators are in the crosshairs of a Canadian conservationist who warns that tracking tags are being hacked and misused to harass and hunt endangered animals.

evolution af blomsterplanter

Where do flowers come from? Shedding light on Darwin’s 'abominable mystery'
The mystery that is the origin of flowering plants has been partially solved thanks to a team of scientists. Their discovery sheds light on a question that much intrigued Darwin: the appearance of a structure as complex as the flower over the course of evolution.

fuglekikkeri fra hjemmet er depressionsforebyggende

Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health
People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Queensland.

halvleder med et atoms tykkelse

As thin as an atom: A revolutionary semiconductor for electronics
Semiconductors that are as thin as an atom are no longer the stuff of science fiction. A new two-dimensional material could revolutionize electronics, say researchers.

hydrogenlagringssystem

Nano-sized hydrogen storage system increases efficiency
An efficient hydrogen storage system has been developed that could be a boon for hydrogen powered vehicles.

Lidar system - Google/Uber konflikt

Google’s Lawsuit Against Uber Revolves Around Frickin’ Lasers
Google spent years developing its lidar system—and says Uber stole the whole thing

livet på mars - 8 måneder i isolation på vulkan i Hawaii (video)

Life on Mars: Preparing for the Red Planet
Six people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate a colony on Mars. We chronicle their mission in 360 video.

musik for børn udvikledes for at give forældrene tid

The making of music
A new study suggests that music -- and specifically infant-directed song -- evolved as a way for parents to signal to children that their needs are being met, while still freeing up parents to perform other tasks, like foraging for food, or caring for other offspring.

Neanderthalgener har stadig indflydelse på om visse gener aktiveres eller ej

Neanderthal DNA contributes to human gene expression
The last Neanderthal died 40,000 years ago, but much of their genome lives on, in bits and pieces, through modern humans. The impact of Neanderthals' genetic contribution has been uncertain. Researchers now report evidence that Neanderthal DNA sequences still influence how genes are turned on or off in modern humans. Neanderthal genes' effects on gene expression likely contribute to traits such as

personer med specielt gen tåler ikke en bestemt Alzheimer medicin Donepezil

Alzheimer's drug prescribed off-label could pose risk for some
Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. Researchers discovered that for people who carry a specific genetic variation -- the K-variant of butyrylcholinesterase, or BChE-K -- donezpezil could accelerate cognitive decline.

påvisning af hvilke T-killerceller der bedst kan angribe kræftcellerr

Novel 'barcode' tracking of T cells in immunotherapy patients identifies likely cancer-killers
A new discovery makes an important step in identifying which specific T cells within the diverse army of a person's immune system are best suited to fight cancer.

påvisning af RNA-DNA interaktion

Decoding the genome's cryptic language
Bioengineers have developed a new tool to identify RNA-DNA interactions. The tool can provide a full account of all the RNA molecules that interact with a segment of DNA, as well as the locations of all these interactions -- in just a single experiment. The research is a step toward identifying new functions and instructions encoded in the genome.

sandheder og løgne

The Internet Made ‘Fake News’ a Thing—Then Made It Nothing
As an epithet that defines and dominates the current political moment, "fake news" has become as unstuck from fact—and as unstoppable—as any viral hoax

solsystem mange lysår væk

Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting single star
Seven planets orbiting a single star have been discovered in a solar system 40 light-years from Earth.

farven på dinosaurer

Fossil Pigments Reveal the True Colors of Dinosaurs
Long thought impossible, preservation of fossil pigments is allowing scientists to reconstruct extinct organisms with unprecedented accuracy—a feat that is yielding surprising insights into the... --

5G mobilnetværk i 2020

ZTE launches world's first 5G-ready smartphone
Chinese telecoms giant ZTE unveiled Sunday what it said is the world's first smartphone compatible with the lightening-fast 5G mobile internet service that networks expect to have up and running by 2020.

angst behandlet med deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation for patients with chronic anorexia is safe and might improve symptoms
A small study in 16 people suggests that deep brain stimulation is safe and might help improve mood, anxiety and well-being, while increasing weight.

cholesterol har betydning for hjerne-membranprotein

A study demonstrates that the cholesterol present in cell membranes can interfere with the function of an important brain membrane protein, through a previously unknown mode of interaction.
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delfiners genom - og betydning for studiet af menneskets sygdomme

Diving deep into the dolphin genome could benefit human health
A new database of bottlenose dolphin DNA and associated proteins just completed could possibly aid in dolphin care and research of human medical problems such as stroke and kidney failure.

DNA-vaccine mod kræft

Novel DNA vaccine design improves chances of inducing anti-tumor immunity
Scientists have devised a novel DNA vaccine approach through molecular design to improve the immune responses elicited against one of the most important cancer antigen targets.

fuglekikkeri fra hjemmet forsvar mod depression

Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health
People living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to new research.

solsystem med beboelige planeter

Astronomers Find 7 Potentially Habitable Planets
Astronomers have discovered a solar system full of potentially habitable planets. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute, which searches for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Alzheimer

How protein misfolding may kickstart chemical evolution
Alzheimer's disease, and other neurodegenerative conditions involving abnormal folding of proteins, may help explain the emergence of life—and how to create it.

fotoluminiscerende stoffer

Let it glow: Researchers design new photoluminescent compounds
Chemical compounds that emit light are used in a variety of different materials, from glow-in-the-dark children’s toys to LED lights to light-emitting sensors. As the demand for these compounds increases, finding new efficient methods for their production is essential. New research describes a new strategy for producing photoluminescent (PL) compounds with increased capabilities.

gen for at lugte asparges

Genes for Smelling Asparagus Metabolites Determine Urine Luck
Genome analysis pinpoints the DNA that gives some people an asparagus edge

klimaændring - drivhuseffekt kommer fra brødproduktion

Half the greenhouse gas from bread comes from 1 thing
Analysis of the production of a loaf of bread—growing wheat, milling flour, baking, etc.—reveals which part of the process contributes the most greenhouse gas. The findings, published in the journal Nature Plants , show ammonium nitrate fertilizer used in wheat cultivation contributes almost half (43 percent) of the greenhouse gas emissions—dwarfing all other processes in the supply chain. “Consu

mursten dannes ved stuetemperatur

Sustainable ceramics without a kiln
The manufacture of cement, bricks, bathroom tiles and porcelain crockery normally requires a great deal of heat: a kiln is used to fire the ceramic materials at temperatures well in excess of 1,000°C. Now, material scientists from ETH Zurich have developed what seems at first glance to be an astonishingly simple method of manufacture that works at room temperature. The scientists used a calcium ca

svampegifte

Matching up fruit flies, mushroom toxins and human health
Pulling data from 180 different lines of fruit flies, researchers from Michigan Technological University compared resistance to a toxin found in mushrooms like the Death Cap and Destroying Angel. Their results were published by PLOS ONE this week.

svampegifte

Matching up fruit flies, mushroom toxins and human health
Some fruit flies build up tolerance to the toxin alpha-amanitin; the genetic mechanisms behind this adaptation link to an important metabolic pathway. Scientists have now used genome-wide association mapping to draw the connections for 180 fruit fly lines.

antibiotikaresistens

WHO Releases List of World's Most Dangerous Superbugs
The U.N. agency’s first-ever such list names 12 bacterial threats as the highest-priority needs for antibiotics


Azheimer

Human neurons in mouse brains are more susceptible to Alzheimer's pathology
Cells behave differently when removed from their environments, just as cells that develop in cultures do not behave like cells in living creatures. To study the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in a more natural environment, scientists have successfully circumscribed this challenge by transplanting human neural cells into mouse brains containing amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s d

biologisk ur

Study shows stem cells fiercely abide by innate developmental timing
The mystery of what controls the range of developmental clocks in mammals—from 22 months for an elephant to 12 days for a opossum—may lie in the strict time-keeping of pluripotent stem cells for each unique species.

Candida auris i hospitaler dødelig

First systematic study of deadly, antibiotic-resistant fungus reported
The deadly fungus, Candida auris, which has been found in hospitals, is resistant to entire classes of antimicrobial drugs, limiting treatment options for those infected. Microbiologists have provided previously uninvestigated details pertaining to C. auris drug resistance and growth patterns.

chimpanser har færre sociale færdigheder end hunde

Dogs and toddlers outdo chimps at social skills
Dogs and two-year-olds share similar patterns in social intelligence—much more so than children and their close relatives, chimpanzees. These findings, published in the journal Animal Behavior , could help scientists better understand how humans evolved socially. Evan MacLean, director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona, and his colleagues looked at how two-year-o

CRISPR

First CRISPR single-nucleotide edited transgenic mice
Cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, Huntington's disease and phenylketonuria are all examples of disorders caused by the mutation of a single nucleotide, a building block of DNA. The human DNA consists of approximately 3 billion nucleotides of four types: Adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T). In some cases, the difference of just one nucleotide can bring serious consequences. S

CRISPR

Startup Aims to Treat Muscular Dystrophy with CRISPR
Patients groups are backing gene-editing as potential “home run” against disease.

DNA som elektrisk ledning

DNA acts like electrical wire to replicate itself
DNA’s ability to act like an electrical wire plays a part in how it replicates, new research shows. In the early 1990s, Jacqueline Barton, professor of chemistry at Caltech, discovered an unexpected property of DNA—that it can act like an electrical wire to transfer electrons quickly across long distances. Later, she and colleagues showed that cells take advantage of this trait to help locate and

dyrke menneskeceller på æbler

Scientists have found a way of growing human tissue on apples
Scientists at the University of Ottawa have developed a way of growing human cells and tissue on apples.

fødevareproduktion i 2050

Double food production by 2050? Not so fast
“Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population,” is a popular idea, but an inaccurate one, according to new research. Production likely will need to increase between 25 percent and 70 percent to meet 2050 food demand, a study in Bioscience suggests. The data don’t support the assertion that we need to double global crop and animal production by 2050, argues Mitch Hunt

havsvamp fjerner arsen

Sponge bacterium found to encapsulate arsenic drawn from environment
Arsenic is the leading freshwater contaminant on the planet, affecting millions of people worldwide and causing an untold number of deaths every year. Removing arsenic from groundwater and freshwater is a major challenge still facing scientists and policymakers. Now a new Tel Aviv University study published in Nature Communications sheds light on a unique biological model of arsenic detoxification

hurtig peptidsyntese

New technology offers fast peptide synthesis
Manufacturing small proteins known as peptides is usually very time-consuming, which has slowed development of new peptide drugs for diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and bacterial infections.

kæmpepingviner

Giant Prehistoric Penguins Evolved During the Dinosaur Age
Penguins that walked the Earth 61 million years ago might have been giants, growing to nearly 5 feet tall, according to the oldest fossils of these penguins unearthed to date.

metallisk hydrogen forsvundet

Omdiskuteret metallisk hydrogen forsvinder sporløst
Skeptikerne var flere, da forskere fra Harvard University fremviste, hvad de mener, var verdens første metalliske hydrogen. Nu er metallet gået tabt uden at efterlade spor af sin eksistens.

pesticider behøves mindre end antaget

Crops in France found to thrive despite reduced use of pesticides
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members affiliated with several institutions in France has found that lowering the amount of pesticides applied to crops does not have to mean lessening expected yields. In their paper published in the journal Nature Plants, the team describes their study of hundreds of French farms where pesticide use was varied to find out how much was actually needed. Vasil

plast

New polymer additive could revolutionize plastics recycling
Only 2 percent of the 78 million tons of manufactured plastics are currently recycled into similar products because polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), which account for two-thirds of the world's plastics, have different chemical structures and cannot be efficiently repurposed together. That could all change with a new discovery.

schizofreni

Changes in RNA splicing: A new mechanism for genetic risk in schizophrenia
New research has identified sections of DNA associated with altered regulation of gene expression underlying schizophrenia. The implicated loci contribute to schizophrenia risk by affecting alternative splicing, part of the process that translates the same DNA code into multiple different proteins.

silkefibre

Bioinspired process makes materials light, robust, programmable at nano- to macro-scale
Researchers at Tufts University's School of Engineering have developed a new bioinspired technique that transforms silk protein into complex materials that are easily programmable at the nano-, micro- and macro-scales as well as ultralight and robust. Among the varied structures generated was a web of silk nano fibers able to withstand a load 4,000 times its own weight. The research is published o

skadedyr kontrol biologisk

Towards more sustainable control of insect and mite pests
Anisoplin, a new protein produced by a pathogenic fungus of insects and mites that provides new possibilities for the design of biotechnological tools to control pests, researchers have discovered.

statin-bivirkninger

Bivirkninger hindrer hjerte­patienter fra at nå behandlingsmål
Statinbivirkninger er væsentligste årsag til, at hjertepatienter ikke når behandlingsmål for LDL-kolesterol, antyder norsk undersøgelse.

svampeangreb udnyttes

Understanding how brown rot fungi degrade wood could lead to new tools for more efficient biofuel production
Wood's complex structure makes it highly resistant to biological or chemical decomposition. The structure includes cellulose, long chains of linked sugar molecules, embedded in a scaffolding of a chemical known as lignin. Brown rot fungi, however, possess a unique ability to attack the cellulose fraction of wood while avoiding the surrounding lignin. This study provides evidence that brown rot fun

ultralyd

Optical generation of ultrasound via photoacoustic effect
Limitations of the piezoelectric array technologies conventionally used for ultrasonics inspired a group of University College London researchers to explore an alternative mechanism for generating ultrasound via light, also known as the photoacoustic effect. Coupling this with 3-D printing, the group was able to generate sounds fields with specific shapes for potential use in biological cell manip

allergi kan bekæmpes af probiotica før høfebersæsonen

Allergies? Probiotic combination may curb your symptoms, new study finds
As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That's because new research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms, if it's taken during allergy season.

digital skovtur på mobilen - inspiration i naturen

Digital skovtur: Kort og aktiviteter på mobilen giver ny inspiration i naturen
Flere kommuner laver digitale løsninger, som kan bruges i skoven.

hudceller af personer med schizofreni viser at sygdommen starter i fosteret

Skin cells suggest schizophrenia may start in the womb
The skin cells of four adults with schizophrenia provide an unprecedented “window” into how the disease began before they were born. Scientists call the findings the first proof of concept for the hypothesis that a common genomic pathway lies at the root of schizophrenia—and say the work is a step toward the design of treatments that could be administered to pregnant mothers at high risk for bear

termitter lister i myreland - men imiterer myre-tramp når de trues

Tiptoeing termites bang their heads to mimic ant footsteps
Termites have evolved super-soft footsteps that enable them to forage unnoticed alongside ants – but when threatened they imitate the heavy-footed predators

turister til Månen

Musk’s moon trip ‘tourists’ should be praised as pioneers
Fee-paying astronauts are pioneers in helping create a revolution in commercial space flight that will benefit us all, says Richard Garriott de Cayeux

vælgere rokkes ikke af de hører - pga forudfattede meninger

Study shows how information sources affect voters
For all the fact-checking and objective reporting produced by major media outlets, voters in the US nonetheless rely heavily on their pre-existing views when deciding if politicians' statements are true or not, according to a new study.

livets oprindelse tidspunkt Canadiske fossiler

Canadiske fossiler skubber tidspunkt for livets oprindelse
Nye fund tyder på, at den simpleste form for liv på Jorden opstod langt tidligere end antaget.

livets oprindelse tidspunkt Canadiske fossiler

World’s Oldest Fossils Possibly Discovered In Quebec | Video
Scientists have discovered fossil traces of primordial microbes that are at least 3.7 billion years old in a rocky outcrop in Quebec, Canada, which suggests life on Earth may have arisen shortly after the oceans cooled.

livets oprindelse tidspunkt Canadiske fossiler

World's Oldest Fossils Possibly Uncovered in Canada
Scientists have found the distinct chemical traces of ancient life in rocks from Quebec, Canada, but not everyone is convinced that they represent the earliest evidence of life on Earth.

ældste form for liv på Jorden 3770 million år

World's oldest fossils unearthed
Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.

ældste form for liv på Jorden 3770 million år

4 billion years: World's oldest fossils unearthed
Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered by an international team led by UCL scientists, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.

200 nye mineraler skyldes menneskets tilstedeværelse

Humans help cook up mineral bounty
Scientists identify 208 new minerals that owe their existence wholly or in part to humans.

28 februar 2017 de sjældne sygdommes dag - ny døvhedssygdom

Novel syndrome highlights the importance of rare disease research
Tuesday Feb. 28, 2017 is Rare Disease Day, and this year's slogan is 'With research, possibilities are limitless'. Disease Models & Mechanisms is marking the day by spotlighting a recent paper on a newly discovered deafness-dystonia syndrome documented in a family from Pakistan.

3D print af carbonfiber-komposit - mulighed for letvægt materiale stærkere end stål

Lab researchers 3D print with high-performance carbon fiber
Researchers, for the the first time, have 3D printed aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger than steel material.

Alexander Flemings penicilllin-petriskål solgt på auktion

This Tiny Patch Of Mold Cost One Lucky Buyer Nearly $15,000
On the mold market — which is a thing, apparently — this bit of green is a "holy relic": some of the mold that helped Alexander Fleming discover penicillin. And it sold for big bucks at auction.

Alzheimer

Amyloid-Busting Drugs for Alzheimer’s Keep Failing, but So Is Everything Else
Drug failures may be telling us that we don’t know what causes Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer

Cholesterol-processing enzyme protects from debilitating brain lesions
An enzyme that helps break down cholesterol may also be a therapeutic target to stave off neurologic diseases, including Alzheimer's and a rare genetic disorder, according to a new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Karolinska Institute in Sweden discove

Alzheimer

Amyloid-Busting Drugs for Alzheimer’s Keep Failing, but So Does Everything Else
Drug failures may be telling us that we don’t know what causes Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer

May smartphones help to maintain memory in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease?
May SmartPhones help to maintain memory in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease? A small trial succeeds using Google calendar application to maintain prospective memory (the ability to remember to do things in the future) in a patient with mild Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer

New approach to treating Alzheimer's disease
Researchers have introduced a new approach to treat Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death among in older adults. The exact causes of Alzheimer's disease are still unknown, but several factors are presumed to be causative agents. Among these, the aggregation of amyloid-? peptide has been implicated as a contributor to the formation of neuritic plaques, which a

antibiotikaforbrug - colistin - i husdyrproduktion - regler strammes i Danmark

Efter stigende medicinforbrug: Ministerium indskrænker brug af antibiotikum
En uønsket stigning i brugen af antibiotikummet colistin får nu Miljø- og Fødevareministeriet til at stramme reglerne for brugen af denne type medicin i husdyrproduktion.

biblioteker får børn til at læse med udstoppede dyr og overnatning

Sleepovers with stuffed animals help children learn to read
Sending stuffed animals for a sleepover at the library encourages children to read with them, even long after the sleepover took place, say researchers. For the first time, the study proves stuffed animal sleepovers are an effective way to get children to read.

biosensorer med transistor-teknologi er forbedret med silicium-nanotråde på overfladen

Silicon nanowires fabricated via imprinting technology could be the future for transistor-based biosensors
Korean researchers are improving the fabrication of transistor-based biosensors by using silicon nanowires on their surface.

blæksprutter - da de mistede deres hårde skal under evolutionen

Why the Octopus Lost Its Shell
The ancestors of octopuses and squid once sported hard shells, but when did they lose their "mobile homes" and become agile, soft-bodied swimmers? A new study finds that this change may have occurred during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

blæksprutter - da de mistede deres hårde skal under evolutionen

Shedding new light on the evolution of the squid
Octopus, cuttlefish and squid are well known in the invertebrate world. With their ink-squirting decoy technique, ability to change color, bizarre body plan and remarkable intelligence they highlight that lacking a back-bone doesn't always mean lacking sophistication.

blæksprutter - da de mistede deres hårde skal under evolutionen

Squid evolved in marine wars more than 100 million years ago
Evolution of jawed vertebrates and bony fish created evolutionary pressure that boosted cephalopod diversification some 100 million years ago

blæksprutter - da de mistede deres hårde skal under evolutionen

Shedding new light on the evolution of the squid
Octopus, cuttlefish and squid are well known in the invertebrate world. With their ink-squirting decoy technique, ability to change colour, bizarre body plan and remarkable intelligence they highlight that lacking a back-bone doesn't always mean lacking sophistication.

by-batteri i Nordhavn, København

Nordhavn har tilsluttet kæmpebatteri
Danmarks første store by-batteri skal fuldt integreres i elnettet for at teste de nye forbrugsmønstre med elbiler og varmepumper.

celle-efterligning i form af kunstige vesikler imiterer molekylær crowding

Researchers imitate molecular crowding in cells
Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists have now been able to simulate these confined natural conditions in artificial vesicles for the first time. These results are offering better insight into the development of nanoreactors and artificial organelles.

celle-efterligning i form af kunstige vesikler imiterer molekylær crowding - mulighed for studier af kunstige organeller

Researchers imitate molecular crowding in cells
Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to simulate these confined natural conditions in artificial vesicles for the first time. As reported in the academic journal Small, the results are offering better insight into the development of nanoreactors and artificial organelles.

cellekerneskelets molekylære struktur opdaget

Molecular structure of the cell nucleoskeleton revealed for the first time
Using 3-D electron microscopy, structural biologists have succeeded in elucidating the architecture of the lamina of the cell nucleus at molecular resolution for the first time. This scaffold stabilizes the cell nucleus in higher eukaryotes and is involved in organizing, activating and duplicating the genetic material. Diseases such as muscular dystrophy and premature aging, caused by mutations in

celler - nyopdaget måde hvormed celler skiller sig af med proteinklumper

In cleaning up misfolded proteins, cell powerhouses can break down
Working with yeast and human cells, researchers say they have discovered an unexpected route for cells to eliminate protein clumps that may sometimes be the molecular equivalent of throwing too much or the wrong trash into the garbage disposal.

celler kan nu nanoindsprøjtes med fremmedstoffer

Nanoinjection increases survival rate of cells
How do tumors grow? And how do bacteria transform harmless substances into medical agents? When biophysicists want to understand what is happening in living cells, they have to introduce fluorescent probes or other foreign molecules. There are several ways to overcome the cell wall without causing the cell permanent harm. Physicists have developed a particularly gentle method for this: nanoinjecti

demens hyppigere hos folk med antiimmune sygdomme som sclerose og psoriasis

Autoimmune disorders linked to an increased risk of dementia
People with conditions like multiple sclerosis and psoriasis are more likely to develop dementia, and cardiovascular problems could be to blame

dinosaur link til fugle

Lasers flesh out dino-bird profile
A chicken-sized, feathered dinosaur that scuttled around Earth 160 million years ago is helping flesh out the missing link between land-bound animals and flying ones, scientists said Tuesday.

e-cigaretter anvendes for at opnå boost af social image

Why Do People Vape? Reasons Have Changed
The reasons people use e-cigarettes are shifting, with fewer using them as a way to quit smoking, and more using them as to a way to boost their social image, a new study finds.

farve dannet ved lys mod bittesmå metalpartikler kan ændres - plasmonisk print

Chemical reaction alters the colours of plasmonic prints
Plasmonic printing produces resolutions several times greater than conventional printing methods. In plasmonic printing, colours are formed on the surfaces of tiny metallic particles when light excites their electrons to oscillate. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have now shown how the colours of such metallic particles can be altered with hydrogen. The

finansverdenen - testosteron skaber finansbobler når mænd agerer men ikke når det er kvinder

Are market bubbles caused by traders' testosterone levels?
Research conducted at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has determined that psychological momentum significantly affects performance among men but not among women, which may account for exaggerated risk-taking in financial and business endeavors among males.

frøer æder unger som ikke er deres egne

Male poison frogs become cannibals after taking over territories
Systematic 'infanticide' of unrelated young occurs in several animal species. For carnivores and primates, infanticidal actions are mainly sexually motivated. A study in Scientific Reports by researchers of Vetmeduni Vienna has shown for the first time that also male poison frogs selectively eat other males' offspring—after having taken over their rivals' territories. They were thus able to demons

gener for øjensygdom der fører til blindhed - Macular Telangiectasia type 2 MacTel

World-first genetic clues point to risk of blindness
Scientists have discovered the first evidence of genes that cause Macular Telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), a degenerative eye disease which leads to blindness and is currently incurable and untreatable. The team's findings established five key regions -- or loci -- in the genome most likely to influence a person's risk of developing MacTel. The finding will enable researchers to better understand t

Google Street View brugt til studier af byers bæredygtighed

Using Google to map our ecosystem
Researchers have developed a method to quantify ecosystem services of street trees. Using nearly 100,000 images from Google Street View, the study helps further understanding on how green spaces contribute to urban sustainability.

havenes og atmosfærens dannelse

Study opens new questions on how the atmosphere and oceans formed
Seawater cycles throughout Earth's interior down to 2,900km, much deeper than previously thought, reopening questions about how the atmosphere and oceans formed.

hepatitic C lægemiddelpatent - retssager om tilladelse af kopiering af patentet i Indien og Argentina

Hepatitis C drugs re-energize global fight over patents
Lawsuits in India and Argentina seek to reduce drug costs by allowing generic versions of antiviral treatments

hjernen bliver snydt - hvad du ser afhænger af hvad du samtidig hører

The Strange 'McGurk' Effect: How Your Eyes Can Affect What You Hear
The brain can be fooled, the McGurk shows.

hjernescanning viser hvilke artikler der vil gå viralt

Your brain activity might predict which articles you read will go viral
Science Even if you wouldn't share them yourself Our brain has a way to determine which article is more valuable to share. A story’s virality can be predicted by brain signals, according to a new study.

hjerte og kost

3 Diet Trends That Aren't Heart-Healthy | Video
Experts attempt to dispel the hype surrounding some popular diet trends in a new review study.

hjerteanfald fremkaldt af aktiverede T-celler

Activated T-cells drive post-heart attack heart failure
Chronic inflammation after a heart attack can promote heart failure and death. Researchers have now shown that activated T-cells — part of the immune system’s inflammatory response — are both necessary and sufficient to produce such heart failure.

hjertekirurgi - lysstråle erstatter blodtest for at påvise blodproprisiko under operationen

Light beam replaces blood test during heart surgery
Light beamed into a patient's blood through an optical fiber can determine whether blood is clotting during an operation, continuously and in real time. Researchers believe it could take the place of traditional blood tests in some situations and have myriad healthcare applications.

honningbier respons for virus og parasitter

Scientists reveal core genes involved in immunity of honey bees
A core set of genes involved in the responses of honey bees to multiple diseases caused by viruses and parasites has been identified by an international team of researchers. The findings provide a better-defined starting point for future studies of honey-bee health, and may help scientists and beekeepers breed honey bees that are more resilient to stress.

hukommelse - virkning af overindlæring

The Power of Overlearning: It can help to work on something you already know how to do
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hukommelse - virkning af overindlæring

The Power of Overlearning
It can help to work on something you already know how to do --

husdyr - DNA fra udstoppede dyr afslører genetisk diversitet i landbrug

DNA from taxidermy specimens explains genetic structure of British and Irish goats
Modern-day British and Irish goats used in agriculture lack genetic diversity. DNA comparisons were made with decades-old taxidermy specimens -- the first time such specimens have been used to answer questions about livestock genetics.

husdyr - DNA fra udstoppede dyr afslører genetisk diversitet i landbrug

DNA from taxidermy specimens explains genetic structure of British and Irish goats
Intensive selective breeding over the past 200 years and high extinction rates among feral populations has greatly reduced the genetic diversity present in domestic goat breeds. The effect these pressures have had on Irish and British goat populations has been explored in a landmark DNA study that compared modern-day domestic and feral goats with museum specimens from years gone by.

højeste temperaturmåling i Antarktis

Highest temperatures recorded for antarctic region
The World Meteorological Organization announced today new verified record high- temperatures in Antarctica, ranging from the high 60s (in Fahrenheit) to the high teens, depending on the location they were recorded in Antarctica. Knowledge and verification of such extremes are important in the study of weather patterns, climate variability and human induced change, report scientists.

hårfarvning efterligner melanin

Toward a safer permanent hair dye that mimics melanin
Coloring hair has become a common practice, particularly for people who want to hide their graying locks. But an ingredient in many of today's commercial hair dyes has been linked to allergic reactions and skin irritation. Now scientists have developed a potentially safer alternative by mimicking the hair's natural color molecule: melanin. Their report appears in the journal ACS Biomaterials Scien

ikke-vævet stof - nyt software gør produkterne mere bøjelige ved at simulere fibrenes bevægelse i vindhvirvler

Simulation tool for efficient production of non-woven fabrics
Non-woven fabrics are indispensable to everyday life. A Fraunhofer Institute has developed software that makes the production of non-woven products much more efficient and flexible. With the tool FIDYST, it has been possible for the first time to simulate the movement of fibers in turbulent air currents. A real innovation – and the breakthrough in a theory that is over a hundred years old.

keramisk materiale laves med nanopulver ved stuetemperatur - f.eks. til badeværelsefliser og porcelæn

Make ceramics with a press instead of a kiln
Making ceramic materials like cement, bricks, bathroom tile, and porcelain, normally requires lots of heat—kilns used to fire the materials get to temperatures well over 1800º F. A new method, by contrast, works at room temperature. Scientists used a calcium carbonate nanopowder as the starting material and instead of firing it, they added a small amount of water and then compacted it. “The manuf

kost og brystkræft - dårlig kost øger risiko for brystkræft

Poor adolescent, early adult diet associated with increased risk for premenopausal breast cancer
Women who consumed a diet as adolescents or young adults associated with chronic inflammation had a higher risk for premenopausal breast cancer compared with those whose adolescent and early adulthood diet was not associated with chronic inflammation.

krig mindre sandsynlig mellem lande der er venners venner

War less likely between nations that are 'friends of friends': study
Even nations can have friends of friends, a new study has found.

kronisk smerte afhjælpes ved fælleslæsning

Shared reading can help with chronic pain
A study has found that shared reading (SR) can be a useful therapy for chronic pain sufferers.

kronisk smerte behandles med lysterapi

Promise in light therapy to treat chronic pain
Chronic pain afflicts over 100 million people across the United States. It diminishes their productivity, their quality of life and costs hundreds of billions of dollars each year to medically manage. It shatters people's emotional wellbeing, tears apart families and claims lives through suicides and accidental drug overdoses. But now researchers have found promise in a novel, non-pharmacological

kræft i hjernen hos børn - Københavns Universitet

Treatment of malignant brain tumour in children gets closer
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have identified important mechanisms underlying how a special...

kræftcellers stivhed er indikator for kræft - og stivheden kan nu måles bedre

A better way to measure the stiffness of cancer cells
Biomedical engineers have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. An increase in cell stiffness is an indicator of cancerous tissue, but current technology cannot gauge cells individually. In a study, researchers describe a technique for assessing an individual cell's stiffness using patterns that appear within its internal structure.

kunstige synapser gør computere mere hjernelignende

Artificial synapse could make computers more like brains
Scientists have created an artificial synapse, the space over which neurons communicate. It could help computers better recreate the way the human brain processes information and lead to improvements in brain-machine technologies. “It works like a real synapse but it’s an organic electronic device that can be engineered,” says Alberto Salleo, associate professor of materials science and engineeri

landsbyer i Afrika, Asien og Sydamerika er ikke bæredygtige som man har troet

In small village communities, local resources are often not used sustainably
Village communities in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and South America have not been using local forest resources as sustainably as is often assumed. This is the conclusion of a study published by scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) together with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Wageningen University in science journal Environment

melanoma-billedteknologi af to melanin molekyler er et gennembrud

Fine-tuned microscopy technique offers breakthrough imaging of melanoma
Researchers have recently refined a classic Raman-based technique and succeeded in imaging the two dominant melanin molecules -- a breakthrough that could lead to new understandings and, critically, early detection of melanoma, say investigators.

melanoma-billedteknologi af to melanin molekyler er et gennembrud

A fine-tuned microscopy technique offers breakthrough imaging of melanoma
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, with over 232,000 new cases and 55,000 deaths per year worldwide. Those with light-skin or red hair are often prone to hard-to-detect melanomas, often caused by properties of pigments within skin called melanins. People with fair skin have a higher concentration of the melanin known as pheomelanin in their skin, and a corresponding higher probability

menneskets udvikling - spiste vi tang?

Did seaweed make us who we are today?
Millions of years ago something happened, allowing early Homo sapiens to branch out from the primitive hominoid family tree. Was this crucial turn in human evolution partly driven by seaweed and its particular content of essential nutrients?

migration af mennesker

Human migration
A special issue explores the intersection of science and migration

migration af mennesker - i spotlight og væk fra spotlight

What the numbers say about refugees
The biggest concentrations of displaced people lie far from the spotlight

migration af mennesker - USA

What happened when 4 million African Americans left the South to seek opportunity
The period in American history known as the Great Migration—those decades from 1940 to 1970 during which nearly 4 million African Americans left the South, hopeful that better lives awaited to the North and West—has been the subject of historical and political analysis, of literature, poetry and even song.

migræne

Migraine-Fighting Arm Patch Shows Small Effect
A device that is worn like a patch around the upper arm and stimulates the nerves could relieve migraines.

mikrobiel RODEO - mulighederne i bioteknologi

New tool, RODEO, promises to capture the breadth of microbial biosynthetic potential
In an age of booming biotechnology, it might be easy to forget how much we still rely on the bounty of the natural world. Some microbes make us sick, some keep us healthy, while others continue to give us some of our best cures in the form of naturally occurring products such as penicillin and tetracycline.

musling-aflejringer fortæller om menneskeskabte ændringer i havets økosystem

Mollusk graveyards are time machines to oceans' pristine past
Mollusk fossils provide a reliable measure of human-driven changes in marine ecosystems and shifts in ocean biodiversity across time and space, new research shows.

musling-aflejringer fortæller om menneskeskabte ændringer i havets økosystem

Mollusk graveyards are time machines to oceans' pristine past
A University of Florida study shows that mollusk fossils provide a reliable measure of human-driven changes in marine ecosystems and shifts in ocean biodiversity across time and space.

nanopartikel-belægning kan gøres igen og igen 80 gange - mulighed for papir der kan påtrykkes igen og igen

Reprintable Paper Becomes a Reality
A new nanoparticle coating may allow the material to be erased and reused more than 80 times --

nanovæv med mulighed for fremtidig udnyttelse fx over sår eller som skudsikker vest

Portable nanofiber device offers precise, point-and-shoot capability
Harvard researchers have developed a lightweight, portable nanofiber fabrication device that could one day be used to dress wounds on a battlefield or dress shoppers in customizable fabrics.The research was published recently in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering.

neanderthal-gener i vores genom

Neandertals Live On in Our Genomes
Researchers found that Neandertal gene variants still affect the way genes are turned off and on in modern humans. --

nerveskade behandlet med omsluttende nerve-nanofiber

Nerve wrapping nanofiber mesh promoting regeneration
A joint research team developed a mesh which can be wrapped around injured peripheral nerves to facilitate their regeneration and restore their functions.

non-coding RNA er ofte funktionelt alligevel

Improved gene expression atlas shows that many human long non-coding RNAs may actually be functional
Scientists have generated a comprehensive atlas of human long non-coding RNAs with substantially improved gene models, allowing them to better assess the diversity and functionality of these RNAs. Their results suggest that 19,175 of these RNAs may be functional, hinting that there could be as many -- or even more -- functional non-coding RNAs than the approximately 20,000 protein-coding genes in

non-coding RNA er ofte funktionelt alligevel

Improved gene expression atlas shows that many human long non-coding RNAs may actually be functional
While it was once believed that genes regulated biological functions almost exclusively by being transcribed to coding RNAs that were then translated into proteins, it is now known that the picture is much more complex. In fact, studies examining the association between genes and diseases have shown that most disease variants are found outside of protein-coding genes.

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New uses for your old phone, tablet, or laptop
DIY How to breathe new life into an outdated device Just because one of the gadgets you own has become outdated doesn't mean you have to trash it. There are lots of ways to give your hardware a second life.

pingviner i Afrika trues af klimaændring og overfiskning

African Penguins Pulled into an Ecological Trap
Climate change and overfishing have made the penguins’ feeding grounds a mirage—which has led to a drop in penguin population. Jason G. Goldman reports.

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Glowing, 'Living' Gloves Could Aid Crime-Scene Investigations
Researchers bioengineered a "living material" that will light up when in contact with certain chemicals.