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  • newExperimental COVID-19 vaccine safe, generates immune response
    An investigational vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was generally well tolerated and prompted neutralizing antibody activity in healthy adults, according to interim results.
    - 7 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 2:43am -
  • newVision scientists discover why people literally don't see eye to eye
    We humans may not always see eye to eye on politics, religion, sports and other matters of debate. And now it turns out we also cannot agree on the location and size of objects in our physical surroundings, according to new research.
    - 10 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 12:17am -
  • newConverting female mosquitoes to non-biting males with implications for mosquito control
    Researchers have proven that a single gene can convert female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into fertile male mosquitoes and identified a gene needed for male mosquito flight.
    - 10 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 12:17am -
  • newQuantum body scanner? What happens when vector vortex beams meet scattering media
    Propagate light through any kind of medium -- be it free space or biological tissue -- and light will scatter. Robustness to scattering is a common requirement for communications and for imaging systems. Structured light, with its use of projected patterns, is resistant to scattering, and has therefore emerged as a versatile tool. In particular, modes of structured light carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM) have attracted significant attention for applications in biomedical imaging.
    - 10 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 12:00am -
  • newKeeping innocent people out of jail using the science of perception
    People wrongfully accused of a crime often wait years -- if ever -- to be exonerated. Many of these wrongfully accused cases stem from unreliable eyewitness testimony. Now, scientists have identified a new way of presenting a lineup to an eyewitness that could improve the likelihood that the correct suspect is identified and reduce the number of innocent people sentenced to jail.
    - 12 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 10:03pm -
  • newScientists ID gene responsible for deadly glioblastoma
    The discovery of the oncogene responsible for glioblastoma could be the brain cancer's Achilles' heel, one researcher says.
    - 14 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 7:51pm -
  • newResearchers found a link between genes and preeclampsia
    Researchers have showed that HLA-G gene regulates male-to-female ratio at birth. The study strengthens earlier findings of the vulnerability of male fetuses to preeclampsia.
    - 14 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 7:42pm -
  • newLoss of a co-twin linked to heightened psychiatric risk
    The death of a twin, especially earlier in life, can increase the risk of their surviving twin being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, finds a new study.
    - 14 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 7:42pm -
  • newArtificial 'neurotransistor' created
    While the optimization of conventional microelectronics is slowly reaching its physical limits, nature offers us a blueprint how information can be processed and stored efficiently: our own brain. Scientists have now successfully imitated the functioning of neurons using semiconductor materials.
    - 14 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 7:42pm -
  • newTech sector job interviews assess anxiety, not software skills
    A new study finds that the technical interviews currently used in hiring for many software engineering positions test whether a job candidate has performance anxiety rather than whether the candidate is competent at coding. The interviews may also be used to exclude groups or favor specific job candidates.
    - 14 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 7:42pm -
  • newRobot jaws shows medicated chewing gum could be the future
    Medicated chewing gum has been recognized as a new advanced drug delivery method but currently there is no gold standard for testing drug release from chewing gum in vitro. New research has shown a chewing robot with built-in humanoid jaws could provide opportunities for pharmaceutical companies to develop medicated chewing gum.
    - 14 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 7:42pm -
  • newMore than one cognition: A call for change in the field of comparative psychology
    Researchers argue that cognitive studies in comparative psychology often wrongly take an anthropocentric approach, resulting in an over-valuation of human-like abilities and the assumption that cognitive skills cluster in animals as they do in humans. The authors advocate for philosophical and procedural changes to the discipline that would lead to a better understanding of animal minds and the evolution of multiple forms of cognition.
    - 14 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 7:42pm -
  • newFreedom of choice: Adding value to public goods
    An experimental game reveals that having the freedom to choose preferred public goods greatly increases their value by motivating more, and better, provisioning.
    - 14 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 7:41pm -
  • newHow our brains remain active during familiar, repetitive tasks
    New research, based on earlier results in mice, suggests that our brains are never at rest, even when we are not learning anything about the world around us.
    - 16 hours ago 14 Jul 20, 5:58pm -
  • Domestic violence increased in the great recession
    Researchers found that physical abuse in adults increased substantially, with Black and Native American people being disproportionately affected.
    - 1 day ago 14 Jul 20, 2:26am -