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Research Preview: Nature Magazine – Dec 1, 2022

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Science Magazine – December 1, 2022 issue:

Research Highlights

Fast-evolving genome regions point to DNA that sets humans apart

The collection of 1,500 rapidly changing segments is rich in sequences associated with brain development and disease.

Prehistoric rubbish hints that early cooks cared about flavour

Ancient chefs made bitter plants taste better with techniques such as grinding and soaking.

Off the hook: electrical device keeps sharks away from fishing lines

Such interventions could greatly reduce accidental catches of threatened species.

Devastating drought in East Africa is traced to nearby seas

Understanding the weather pattern known as the Indian Ocean Dipole might help to predict lack of rainfall in countries such as Kenya.

Research Preview: Science Magazine – Nov 25, 2022

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Science Magazine – November 25, 2022 issue:

Cell engineering

The successful use of engineered white blood cells (cells that are removed from the human body, modified with receptors that allow them to recognize cancer cells, and then returned to the body) to fight and eliminate tumor cells has frequently been called revolutionary and has even allowed researchers the rare opportunity to refer to a cure for certain cancers.

How to regrow a forest? Scientists aren’t sure

Reforestation has become a global priority but evidence on what works is still scant

‘Ancestry problem’ sends CRISPR astray in some people

Reference genomes used to direct the gene editor fail to account for human diversity in those of African descent

AI learns the art of Diplomac

Meta’s algorithm tackles both language and strategy in a classic board game that involves negotiationNASA mulls end for long-lived climate sentinels

NASA mulls end for long-lived climate sentinels

Drifting satellites could still yield insights into wildfires and storms, researchers argue

Research Preview: Nature Magazine – Nov 24, 2022

Volume 611 Issue 7937

nature – November 24, 2022 issue:

Research Highlights

Research: New Scientist Magazine – Nov 26, 2022

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New Scientist – November 26, 2022:

COVER STORIES

  • FEATURES – The hunt for the lost ancestral language of Europe and southern Asia
  • FEATURES – Why the Colorado river is drying up – and what we can do about it
  • FEATURES – Will artificial intelligence ever discover new laws of physics?
  • NEWS – Drug that delays onset of type 1 diabetes gets approval in US

Research Preview: Science Magazine – Nov 18, 2022

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Science Magazine – November 18, 2022 issue:

Moore’s law: The journey ahead

High-performance electronics will focus on increasing the rate of computation

Tumors can teem with microbes. But what are they doing there?

New study suggests microbiomes can promote cancer by suppressing immune response and seeding metastase

Booming trade in mammoth ivory may be bad news for elephants

Paleontologists are urged to take a stand against a market that may provide cover for continued poaching

Defining the onset of the Anthropocene

Twelve sites are considered for defining the Anthropocene geological epoch

Research Preview: Nature Magazine – Nov 17, 2022

Volume 611 Issue 7936

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Farming feeds the world. We desperately need to know how to do it better

Interventions designed to improve agricultural practices often lack a solid evidence base. A new initiative could change that.

CRISPR cancer trial success paves the way for personalized treatments

‘Most complicated therapy ever’ tailors bespoke, genome-edited immune cells to attack tumours.

Overhyping hydrogen as a fuel risks endangering net-zero goals

Hydrogen is touted as a wonder fuel for everything from transport to home heating — but greener and more efficient options are often available.

A fortune in gold is buried in electronic waste

US consumers could generate more than one billion pieces of e-waste a year by 2033.

Why older people get less protection from flu vaccines

Immune players called B cells are partly to blame for the decline in vaccine efficacy for people over 65.

Research Preview: Science Magazine – Nov 11, 2022

Science Magazine – November 11, 2022 Issue:

Invasive mosquito adds to Africa’s malaria toll

Anopheles stephensi may dramatically increase the number of people at risk

As Musk reshapes Twitter, academics ponder taking flight

Many researchers are setting up profiles on another social media service known as Mastodon

Scientists on trial after speaking out on harassment

Astrophysicist Christian Ott filed a criminal complaint after job offer withdrawn

Perennial rice could be a ‘game changer’

Long-term study in China shows yields hold up and farmers save money and time

Research Preview: Nature Magazine – Nov 10, 2022

Volume 611 Issue 7935

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A natural experiment shows electric scooters really do cut traffic

A US city’s crackdown inadvertently reveals the vehicles’ value.

Extra-strength mRNA vaccine fends off a bevy of flu strains

A vaccine upgraded to target four influenza proteins instead of the usual one protects mice against a range of viral variants.

How the dinosaur got its long neck: slowly

A Brazilian fossil suggests that the super-stretcher necks of Argentinosaurus and its ilk evolved gradually rather than in a rush.

Sounds of the stars: how scientists are listening in on space

In astronomy, the use of sound instead of light is breaking down barriers to participation and providing insight into the Universe.

Research Preview: Science Magazine – Nov 4, 2022

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Science Magazine – Brain connectivity

No neuron is an island

The brain is so much more than its constituent cells. Each neuron in the brain connects with thousands of other neurons—but instead of a cacophony of connections, we have a synchronized symphony.

Atlas-based data integration for mapping the connections and architecture of the brain

Detailed knowledge about the neural connections among regions of the brain is key for advancing our understanding of normal brain function and changes that occur with aging and disease.

Solving brain circuit function and dysfunction with computational modeling and optogenetic fMRI

Can we construct a model of brain function that enables an understanding of whole-brain circuit mechanisms underlying neurological disease and use it to predict the outcome of therapeutic interventions?

Scale matters: The nested human connectome

The emergent properties of the connected brain

Research Preview: Nature Magazine – Nov 3, 2022

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