Science Magazine – December 1, 2022 issue: Research Highlights
The collection of 1,500 rapidly changing segments is rich in sequences associated with brain development and disease.
Ancient chefs made bitter plants taste better with techniques such as grinding and soaking.
Such interventions could greatly reduce accidental catches of threatened species.
Understanding the weather pattern known as the Indian Ocean Dipole might help to predict lack of rainfall in countries such as Kenya.
Science Magazine – November 25, 2022 issue:
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.
Reforestation has become a global priority but evidence on what works is still scant
Reference genomes used to direct the gene editor fail to account for human diversity in those of African descent
Meta’s algorithm tackles both language and strategy in a classic board game that involves negotiation
NASA mulls end for long-lived climate sentinels
Drifting satellites could still yield insights into wildfires and storms, researchers argue
New Scientist – November 26, 2022:
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
Science Magazine – November 18, 2022 issue:
High-performance electronics will focus on increasing the rate of computation
New study suggests microbiomes can promote cancer by suppressing immune response and seeding metastase
Paleontologists are urged to take a stand against a market that may provide cover for continued poaching
Twelve sites are considered for defining the Anthropocene geological epoch
nature – November 17, 2022 issue:
Interventions designed to improve agricultural practices often lack a solid evidence base. A new initiative could change that.
‘Most complicated therapy ever’ tailors bespoke, genome-edited immune cells to attack tumours.
Hydrogen is touted as a wonder fuel for everything from transport to home heating — but greener and more efficient options are often available.
US consumers could generate more than one billion pieces of e-waste a year by 2033.
Immune players called B cells are partly to blame for the decline in vaccine efficacy for people over 65.
Science Magazine – November 11, 2022 Issue:
Anopheles stephensi may dramatically increase the number of people at risk
Many researchers are setting up profiles on another social media service known as Mastodon
Astrophysicist Christian Ott filed a criminal complaint after job offer withdrawn
Long-term study in China shows yields hold up and farmers save money and time
: nature – Inside November 10, 2022 issue
A US city’s crackdown inadvertently reveals the vehicles’ value.
A vaccine upgraded to target four influenza proteins instead of the usual one protects mice against a range of viral variants.
A Brazilian fossil suggests that the super-stretcher necks of
Argentinosaurus and its ilk evolved gradually rather than in a rush.
In astronomy, the use of sound instead of light is breaking down barriers to participation and providing insight into the Universe.
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.
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.
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?