Saturday, April 29, 2017

T Cell Revival Correlates With Lung Cancer Response to PD-1 Immunotherapy

In lung cancer patients who were taking immunotherapy drugs targeting the PD-1 pathway, testing for CD8 T cell activation in their blood partially predicted...

Developing embryos found to use ancient viral DNA

EMBL scientists detect important function of genetic sequence our ancestors assimilated from a virus
Global Water Cycle

Groundwater Flow Is Key for Modeling the Global Water Cycle

The SciencePlants are one of the largest water users on land and, through transpiration, they move more water into the atmosphere than streams or...

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Finding life — and farming minerals — deep under the sea

Japanese researchers have access to the largest scientific vessel ever constructed, one that has a 120 metre tall derrick capable of drilling to 7500...

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Bright future for self-charging batteries

New technology developed by Hydro-Québec and McGill University could one day make battery chargers obsolete

T Cell Revival Correlates With Lung Cancer Response to PD-1 Immunotherapy

In lung cancer patients who were taking immunotherapy drugs targeting the PD-1 pathway, testing for CD8 T cell activation in their blood partially predicted...

Study: Early Organic Carbon Got Deep Burial in Mantle

Rice University petrologists who recreated hot, high-pressure conditions from 60 miles below Earth’s surface have found a new clue about a crucial event in...
carbon sink

Research finds a hidden carbon sink in the soils beneath our feet

Research on grasslands in Ireland, supervised by Prof Gary Lanigan (Teagasc - the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and Prof Rachel Creamer and...
Emotion

Facial Expressions: How Brains Process Emotion

New research shows that the amygdala has distinct neurons that judge the intensity and ambiguity of facial expressions.Have you ever thought someone was angry...
concussion

Experts issue new guidance on treatment of concussions

Condition's definition is refined; UW Medicine physicians are among international panel of authors
artificial intelligence

The “Anakin” Method: Using Artificial Intelligence to Fight Disease

Growing up in small-town Central Alabama, Justin Smith was drawn to Legos and science fiction books and films, like Star Wars and Star Trek...
volumetric

‘Volumetric’ Imaging Method Reveals Chemical Content, Might Lead to Systems That Eliminate Need to...

A “chemical imaging” system that uses a special type of laser beam to penetrate deep into tissue might lead to technologies that eliminate the...
Microfluidic devices

Makerspaces could enable widespread adoption of microfluidics

Lincoln Laboratory researchers propose an alternative to expensive microfluidics fabrication facilities.

Nanodiamonds as energy materials: tuning the functionalities

nanodiamonds
An international team has shed light onto interactions between nanodiamonds and water molecules. Experiments at synchrotron sources showed how hydrogenated groups on nanodiamond surfaces...

Steel structure shelters sarcophagus at Chernobyl

Chernobyl
This week marks the 31st anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant's Unit 4 reactor. The blast discharged 400 times...

Scientists identify chemical causes of battery “capacity fade”

Capacity fade
Like you, me and everyone we know, batteries have a finite lifespan.When a battery enters “old age,” scientists refer to its diminished performance as...