Researchers show potential for improved water-use efficiency in field-grown plants

Journal Reference: Liana G Acevedo-Siaca, Katarzyna Głowacka, Steven M Driever, Coralie E Salesse-Smith, Nitsan Lugassi, David Granot, Stephen P Long, Johannes Kromdijk. Guard-cell-targeted overexpression of Arabidopsis Hexokinase 1 can improve water use efficiency in field-grown tobacco plants. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2022; DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erac218 In a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Botany, … Read more

Bacteria busting proteins offer potential for smarter drugs

Journal Reference: Shouya Feng, Daniel Enosi Tuipulotu, Abhimanu Pandey, Weidong Jing, Cheng Shen, Chinh Ngo, Melkamu B. Tessema, Fei-Ju Li, Daniel Fox, Anukriti Mathur, Anyang Zhao, Runli Wang, Klaus Pfeffer, Daniel Degrandi, Masahiro Yamamoto, Patrick C. Reading, Gaetan Burgio, Si Ming Man. Pathogen-selective killing by guanylate-binding proteins as a molecular mechanism leading to inflammasome signaling. … Read more

Potential target for treatment among patients with type 2 diabetes

Journal Reference: Liora S. Katz, Gabriel Brill, Pili Zhang, Anil Kumar, Sharon Baumel-Alterzon, Lee B. Honig, Nicolás Gómez-Banoy, Esra Karakose, Marius Tanase, Ludivine Doridot, Alexandra Alvarsson, Bennett Davenport, Peng Wang, Luca Lambertini, Sarah A. Stanley, Dirk Homann, Andrew F. Stewart, James C. Lo, Mark A. Herman, Adolfo Garcia-Ocaña, Donald K. Scott. Maladaptive positive feedback production … Read more

Elon Musk’s antics turn owners and potential customers against Tesla

Elon Musks antics turn owners and potential customers against Tesla

Dennis Levitt got his first Tesla, a blue Model S, in 2013 and he loved it. “It was so much better than any car he’s ever driven,” says the 73-year-old self-storage company executive. He bought the brand just as Elon Musk, the charismatic CEO of Tesla Inc., bought another Model S the following year and … Read more

New insights into HIV latent cells yield potential cure targets

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An enhanced understanding of the HIV-infected, memory CD4+ T cells that persist over decades in individuals taking antiretroviral therapy has been a long-time goal of HIV cure researchers. However, technology limitations have made it difficult to isolate or analyze these individual cells in their natural state. As a result, scientists have been unable to determine … Read more

Anti-inflammatory compound shows potential in treating patients with severe COVID-19

Journal Reference: Aaron M. Gusdon, Nauder Faraday, John S. Aita, Sunil Kumar, Ishan Mehta, HuiMahn A. Choi, Jeffery L. Cleland, Keith Robinson, Louise D. McCullough, Derek K. Ng, Rangaramanujam M. Kannan, Sujatha Kannan. Dendrimer nanotherapy for severe COVID-19 attenuates inflammation and neurological injury markers and improves outcomes in a phase2a clinical trial. Science Translational Medicine, … Read more

Potential energy surfaces of water mapped

Journal Reference: Annette Pietzsch, Johannes Niskanen, Vinicius Vaz da Cruz, Robby Büchner, Sebastian Eckert, Mattis Fondell, Raphael M. Jay, Xingye Lu, Daniel McNally, Thorsten Schmitt, Alexander Föhlisch. Cuts through the manifold of molecular H2O potential energy surfaces in liquid water at ambient conditions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (28) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2118101119 … Read more

New study confirms potential of geoelectrical methods in search for hidden graves

Journal Reference: Kennedy O. Doro, Amar M. Kolapkar, Carl-Georg Bank, Daniel J. Wescott, Hayley L. Mickleburgh. Geophysical imaging of buried human remains in simulated mass and single graves: Experiment design and results from pre-burial to six months after burial. Forensic Science International, 2022; 335: 111289 DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2022.111289 New research by geophysicists at The University of … Read more

Scientists demonstrate that some tropical plants have potential to remove toxic heavy metals from the soil

Journal Reference: Yamin Wang, Swee Ngin Tan, Mohamed Lokman Mohd Yusof, Subhadip Ghosh, Yeng Ming Lam. Assessment of heavy metal and metalloid levels and screening potential of tropical plant species for phytoremediation in Singapore. Environmental Pollution, 2022; 295: 118681 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118681 Phytoremediation is the use of plants to extract and store contaminants from soil. As … Read more

Study reports potential target and compounds to slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Journal Reference: Khanh V. Do, Erik Hjorth, Ying Wang, Bokkyoo Jun, Marie-Audrey I. Kautzmann, Makiko Ohshima, Maria Eriksdotter, Marianne Schultzberg, Nicolas G. Bazan. Cerebrospinal Fluid Profile of Lipid Mediators in Alzheimer’s Disease. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 2022; DOI: 10.1007/s10571-022-01216-5 Specialized lipid mediators are bioactive compounds composed of polyunsaturated fatty acids like DHA and EPA. They … Read more

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