A cosmic mystery: ESO telescope captures the disappearance of a massive star

Credit: ESO/L. Calçada Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have discovered the absence of an unstable massive star in a dwarf galaxy. Scientists...

Geoengineering’s benefits limited for apple crops in India

Abruptly ending climate intervention might backfire rapidly Credit: Jyoti Singh Geoengineering – spraying sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to combat global warming – would only temporarily and partially...

COVID-19 outcomes in patients with rare inborn immune disorders

Garvan’s Prof Stuart Tangye and KU Leuven’s Prof Isabelle Meyts have co-led a multi-centre international consortium to assess the severity of COVID-19 in individuals with inborn errors of immunity. A new research report reveals that...

AIE bioprobes can be an ideal way to detect biomarkers in body fluids

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 15 2020 In the pandemic age of telehealth and new technologies, remote site lab or point-of-care (POC) testing of biofluids is a potentially rapid and non-invasive way to test for...

In vitro protective effects of Paeonia mascula subsp. hellenica callus extract on human keratinocytes

1. Fowler, J. F., Woolery-Lloyd, H., Waldorf, H. & Saini, R. Innovations in natural ingredients and their use in skin care. J. Drugs Dermatol. 9, S72–S81 (2010) (quiz s82–3). PubMed  Google Scholar  2. He, C.-N. et al. Phytochemical...

New optimized protocol allows rapid identification of protein-protein interactions

A research team from University of Helsinki introduces a new optimized and integrated interaction proteomics protocol that combines two state-of-the art methods to allow rapid identification of protein-protein interactions and more. Proteins in human cells...

Removal of an abluminal lining improves decellularization of human umbilical arteries

Preparation of human umbilical arteries Human umbilical cords were obtained from the AN-AN Women and Children Clinic (Tainan, Taiwan) with patients’ consents and all the experimental protocols and the inform consent form were approved by...

More chemicals can be assessed for endocrine disrupting effects

A European guidance document aimed at identifying endocrine-disrupting pesticides can—with some modifications—be used to assess other chemicals’ endocrine-disrupting effects, according to scientists from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and Copenhagen University...

Career Tips This Week: True Grit is Knowing When to Quit

Hello beautiful people,Grit has become the new buzzword for success, and research shows that it really does matter. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in challenging settings, such as rookie teachers in...

Species-Specific Biodegradation of Sporopollenin-Based Microcapsules

Materials Natural Lycopodium clavatum spores (S-type) were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC (St. Louis, MO, USA). Camellia sinensis (camellia) bee pollen was purchased from Xi’an Yuenun Biological Technology Co., Ltd. (Xi’an, China). Natural Typha angustifolia...

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