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Researchers report the potential for carbon capture and utilization (CCU) to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: PNAS Article:
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Dry air makes flu symptoms worse, and not just because it's hard to stay hydrated. New research links dry air with reduced antiviral defenses, suggesting that a lack of moisture can compromise the immune system. In PNAS:
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RNA editing in chloroplasts may contribute a type of chloroplast-to-nucleus signalling. Commentary in PNAS by Robert M. Larkin:
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3D tissue printing is getting closer to functional organ production. Researchers working with tinted hydrogels are printing functional air sacs with lung-like complexity. In PNAS Journal Club:
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PNAS 9h
Blocking the inflammatory kinase IKKβ slows the progression of many neurodegenerative diseases, but it appears to have the opposite effect in Huntington's disease. In PNAS (OA):
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PNAS 10h
The grape flavoring methyl anthranilate requires large volumes of toxic catalysts to produce. What if engineered bacteria could produce the same flavor at an industrial scale but without the harmful waste products? In PNAS:
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BES Macroecology May 17
From Chen et al. in : the diverse ecological structure of Mesozoic mammaliaform communities seems to be linked to Late Cretaceous dental evolution, the rise of angiosperms, and competition with other vertebrates.
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CPNAS 11h
Study Will Examine Risks and Benefits of Climate Interventions. A committee is working to develop a research agenda for geoengineering strategies that reflect sunlight to cool Earth.
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In theory, bacterial tolerance reflects a cell's ability to survive both the initial antibiotic damage and secondary damage from a downstream cascade of events. New research examines these secondary effects. Commentary by Aviram Rasouly & Evgeny Nudler:
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PNAS 12h
Tinbergen's challenge for the neuroscience of behavior: how cross-disciplinary consortia can help us understand the development, mechanisms, function and evolution of behavior. PNAS Perspective (OA) by Donald Pfaff, Inna Tabansky and Wulf Haubensak:
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PNAS May 19
Using carbon capture when manufacturing the top 20 bulk chemicals could reduce the chemical industry's greenhouse gas production by over 75%, according to research published this week. In PNAS:
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PNAS May 19
Female sweat bees ruling social nests have more daughters to help run things. Solitary females have more sons to mate with the daughters in social nests. Skewed sex ratios point to social cooperation in insects. In PNAS Journal Club:
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PNAS May 19
Same-sex couples are 73% more likely to be denied a mortgage than straight couples with a similar financial profile, and same-sex couples also pay higher interest rates, according to a large-scale study of US mortgage lending data. In PNAS:
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PNAS May 18
The mechanism behing spontaneous mutations in maize has been hiding in plain sight, in low-copy retrotransposons in the maize genome. Commentary by Sue Wessler of in PNAS:
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PNAS May 18
When endangered anguillid eels prepare to spawn, they stop feeding, shrink their guts, break down their skeletons, and build up their gonads. In polluted waters, this body reorganization may transfer toxic metals to eel ovaries. In PNAS:
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PNAS May 18
An ammonite, marine gastropods, mites, spiders, millipedes, a cockroach, and other marine and terrestrial life, preserved in Burmese amber for nearly 99 million years. Research published this week in PNAS:
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PNAS May 18
Journal Club: Rat neurons fire in sync, helping elucidate the biological basis of
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PNAS May 17
3D-printed organs may be closer than we think. Researchers created a tiny lung-like air sac, no bigger than a penny, by adding Yellow 5 to the soft hydrogel used in traditional bioprinting. In PNAS Journal Club:
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EIA May 17
In 2018, the United States was a net exporter of , coal coke, products, , and . The United States remained a net importer of , which has been true for every year since 1944.
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Eric Topol May 14
Should we be routinely assessing aneuploidy in patients with ? Results of 2 cohorts w/ prostate cancer shows the prognostic impact Konrad Stopsack
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