Predicting equatorial plasma bubbles with SWARM

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Shortly after sunset, pockets of super-heated gas called ‘plasma bubbles’ form in the upper atmosphere and stretch into space (up to 900km above the Earth’s surface). These bubbles start small and grow rapidly — from the size of a football pitch to that of a small country in just a couple of hours. As the … Read more

Predicting the future: A fast, easy scan can reveal late-life dementia risk

Journal Reference: Tenielle Porter, Marc Sim, Richard L. Prince, John T. Schousboe, Catherine Bondonno, Wai H. Lim, Kun Zhu, Douglas P. Kiel, Jonathan M. Hodgson, Simon M. Laws, Joshua R. Lewis. Abdominal aortic calcification on lateral spine images captured during bone density testing and late-life dementia risk in older women: A prospective cohort study. The … Read more

New research identifies blood biomarker for predicting dementia before symptoms develop

Journal Reference: Emer R. McGrath, Alexa S. Beiser, Adrienne O’Donnell, Qiong Yang, Saptaparni Ghosh, Mitzi M. Gonzales, Jayandra J. Himali, Claudia L. Satizabal, Keith A. Johnson, Russell P. Tracy, Sudha Seshadri. Blood Phosphorylated Tau 181 as a Biomarker for Amyloid Burden on Brain PET in Cognitively Healthy Adults. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2022; 1 DOI: … Read more

Predicting the most stable boron nitride structure with quantum simulations

Journal Reference: Yutaka Nikaido, Tom Ichibha, Kenta Hongo, Fernando A. Reboredo, K. C. Hari Kumar, Priya Mahadevan, Ryo Maezono, Kousuke Nakano. Diffusion Monte Carlo Study on Relative Stabilities of Boron Nitride Polymorphs. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2022; 126 (13): 6000 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c10943 However, BN polymorphs pose a particular problem. Despite conducting several experiments … Read more

Estimates of the carbon cycle – vital to predicting climate change – are incorrect, new researchers show

Journal Reference: Jinshi Jian, Vanessa Bailey, Kalyn Dorheim, Alexandra G. Konings, Dalei Hao, Alexey N. Shiklomanov, Abigail Snyder, Meredith Steele, Munemasa Teramoto, Rodrigo Vargas, Ben Bond-Lamberty. Historically inconsistent productivity and respiration fluxes in the global terrestrial carbon cycle. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29391-5 The estimate of how much carbon dioxide plants pull from … Read more

Cognitive decline key factor in predicting life expectancy in Alzheimer’s disease

Journal Reference: Jeff Schaffert, Christian LoBue, Linda S. Hynan, John Hart, Heidi Rossetti, Anne R. Carlew, Laura Lacritz, Charles L. White, C. Munro Cullum. Predictors of Life Expectancy in Autopsy-Confirmed Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2022; 86 (1): 271 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-215200 Using a National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center dataset on 764 autopsy-confirmed cases, C. Munro … Read more

Predicting solar cell performance from terahertz and microwave spectroscopy

Journal Reference: Hannes Hempel, Tom J. Savenjie, Martin Stolterfoht, Jens Neu, Michele Failla, Vaisakh C. Paingad, Petr Kužel, Edwin J. Heilweil, Jacob A. Spies, Markus Schleuning, Jiashang Zhao, Dennis Friedrich, Klaus Schwarzburg, Laurens D.A. Siebbeles, Patrick Dörflinger, Vladimir Dyakonov, Ryuzi Katoh, Min Ji Hong, John G. Labram, Maurizio Monti, Edward Butler‐Caddle, James Lloyd‐Hughes, Mohammad M. … Read more

Predicting the chaos in Tourette syndrome tics

Journal Reference: Payton Beeler, Nicholas O. Jensen, Soyoung Kim, Amy Robichaux-Viehoever, Bradley L. Schlaggar, Deanna J. Greene, Kevin J. Black, Rajan K. Chakrabarty. Fractality of tics as a quantitative assessment tool for Tourette syndrome. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2022; 19 (187) DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2021.0742 But when those patients were sent to see a specialist, … Read more

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