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2021-11-12 21:00:23
by Reece Nations
XPRIZE and Musk Foundation Name Student Carbon Removal Competition Winners

LOS ANGELES — Winners have been announced in the $5 million carbon removal student competition award program launched by XPRIZE... Read More

LOS ANGELES — Winners have been announced in the $5 million carbon removal student competition award program launched by XPRIZE with support from the Musk Foundation, to fund early-stage concepts and remove barriers of entry for carbon emission removal innovations.... Read More

2021-11-02 21:14:58
by Anthropocene
Researchers Have Now Made Wood That You Can Fold and Mold

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Wood seems to be the gift that keeps on giving.... Read More

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Wood seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. Researchers have tinkered with its chemistry and physical structure to make it transparent, squishy, strong as steel, filter water, and... Read More

2021-11-02 20:53:53
by Dan McCue
Schumer, Pelosi, Moderates Strike Deal to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that Democrats have reached a deal on legislation to lower... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that Democrats have reached a deal on legislation to lower prescription drug prices. "It's not everything we all wanted. Many of us would have wanted to go much further, but... Read More

Pig-to-Human Transplants Come a Step Closer with New Test

Scientists temporarily attached a pig's kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in... Read More

Scientists temporarily attached a pig's kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Pigs have been the most recent research focus... Read More

2021-10-15 20:21:27
by Reece Nations
Tech Innovation ‘Fundamental Foundation’ of Feasibly Solving Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON -- The foundations of what could prove to be the next great innovations in climate change prevention technology were... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The foundations of what could prove to be the next great innovations in climate change prevention technology were laid out and dissected during a Brookings Institution webinar this week. Sanjay Patnaik, director of Brookings Center on Regulation and... Read More

2021-10-13 16:01:52
by Alexa Hornbeck
Gene Editing Treatment Used in Human Subjects With Rare Genetic Blindness

WASHINGTON — New data presented by researchers from Editas Medicine, a leading genome editing company, reveals that gene editing treatments... Read More

WASHINGTON — New data presented by researchers from Editas Medicine, a leading genome editing company, reveals that gene editing treatments are not only safe in humans, but may hold promise of treating a rare retinal disease that leads to blindness.... Read More

2021-10-07 13:40:14
by Alexa Hornbeck
Eating Within Consistent 10-Hour Window Reduces Risk of Chronic Diseases

Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Salk Institute conducted a review of time-restricted eating that shows... Read More

Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Salk Institute conducted a review of time-restricted eating that shows eating within an 8-10-hour window can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.  “Just like... Read More

2021-10-05 18:02:50
by Dan McCue
NIH Chief, Who Led Fight Against COVID, Alzheimer's and Cancer, Retiring

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health for 12 years and a key leader... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health for 12 years and a key leader in the nation’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, is retiring. Collins, who is 71, said he intends to step down... Read More

2021-09-29 21:45:19
by Alexa Hornbeck
Bridging the Texture Gap in Plant-Based Food Formulations

The market for plant-based foods continues to grow with new technologies that can take foods like soy, potato and peas,... Read More

The market for plant-based foods continues to grow with new technologies that can take foods like soy, potato and peas, and transform them into plant-based meats, cheeses, candy and more. According to retail sales data from the Plant Based Foods... Read More

2021-09-29 21:37:24
by Reece Nations
Microneedle Vaccine Patches Offer Potent, Cost-Effective Protection

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have developed a 3D-printed vaccine patch that activates... Read More

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have developed a 3D-printed vaccine patch that activates improved immune cell activation in comparison to traditional methods. Researchers discovered the immune response the patches stimulated was 10 times... Read More

Oldest Human Footprints in North America Found in New Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking across North America around 23,000... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking across North America around 23,000 years ago, researchers reported Thursday. The first footprints were found in a dry lake bed in White Sands National Park... Read More

2021-09-21 20:49:30
by Anthropocene
A Spoonful of Sugar Makes a Better Battery

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. By simply adding a dash of sugar, researchers in Australia... Read More

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. By simply adding a dash of sugar, researchers in Australia have boosted the life of a type of battery that could drive electric vehicles twice as far on a single... Read More

2021-09-21 19:53:53
by Tom Ramstack
NASA Officials Argue for Continuing International Space Station Operations

WASHINGTON -- Space technologists made a plea to Congress Tuesday to continue authorization for the International Space Station even as... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Space technologists made a plea to Congress Tuesday to continue authorization for the International Space Station even as private companies play a bigger role in the exploration formerly done only by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The... Read More

2021-09-15 19:47:11
by Reece Nations
CDC Interim Estimates Find Moderna Vaccines Most Effective Against Delta Breakthroughs

WASHINGTON — Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on COVID-19's delta variant found that vaccine efficacy... Read More

WASHINGTON — Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on COVID-19's delta variant found that vaccine efficacy was higher among recipients of the Moderna vaccination at 95%, higher than both the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Johnson & Johnson... Read More

2021-09-14 21:58:08
by Anthropocene
Insects and Fallen Trees Are a Potent Duo When It Comes to Climate Change

This article is by Warren Cornwall and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. When tallying up the myriad things sending planet-warming gases into... Read More

This article is by Warren Cornwall and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. When tallying up the myriad things sending planet-warming gases into the atmosphere, don’t overlook bugs. While humans drive up the overall levels of greenhouse gases by burning fossil fuels, a... Read More

2021-08-26 20:32:24
by Reece Nations
Report on COVID-19 Origins Suggests Lab Leak Theory ‘Unlikely’

A scientific report first published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell sheds new light on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic... Read More

A scientific report first published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell sheds new light on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and concludes that evidence of a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology is unlikely. Researchers studying the geographic locations... Read More

2021-08-25 14:28:18
by Alexa Hornbeck
Study Shows COVID-19 Vaccines are Safe for Pregnant and Lactating Women

A recent study from researchers at the University of Washington shows that COVID-19 vaccines are well-tolerated among individuals who are... Read More

A recent study from researchers at the University of Washington shows that COVID-19 vaccines are well-tolerated among individuals who are pregnant, lactating, or planning pregnancy. “I think pregnant individuals are hardwired to try to protect their baby, and when there... Read More

2021-08-24 15:27:53
by Victoria Turner
NASA Administrator Makes Space Resource History with 10 Cent Check

WASHINGTON -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Administrator Bill Nelson handed over a check for 10 cents to Lunar... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Administrator Bill Nelson handed over a check for 10 cents to Lunar Outpost CEO Justin Cyrus at yesterday’s Space Foundation 36th Space Symposium.  The check was 10% of the Colorado-based startup’s $1... Read More

2021-08-16 21:47:27
by Alexa Hornbeck
New Study Reveals Unexpected Findings About Aging and Metabolism

A new study from a team of international researchers finds that our metabolism does not slow down over the span... Read More

A new study from a team of international researchers finds that our metabolism does not slow down over the span of a lifetime as traditionally believed, but rather stalls from age 20 to 60.  “We can see that infants have... Read More

2021-08-11 20:43:57
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Audio Recordings that Reliably Detect COVID-19 not Quite Ready for Use

The underlying algorithms for an app that can mass detect COVID-19 through audio are not quite ready yet, researchers say.... Read More

The underlying algorithms for an app that can mass detect COVID-19 through audio are not quite ready yet, researchers say. COVID-19 has a distinct effect on the audio produced by infected people, which has enticed researchers to explore using it... Read More

2021-07-22 21:21:00
by Anthropocene
Microbes in Cow Stomachs Can Decompose Plastic

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Livestock farming produces a large share of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions,... Read More

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Livestock farming produces a large share of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, what with cows belching and farting tons of methane. But the ruminants might be unlikely allies in the world’s fight against... Read More

2021-07-22 12:32:27
by Reece Nations
Striking Vulnerability to COVID-19 Found in Diabetics

One of the more disturbing trends of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the susceptibility of diabetic Americans to the... Read More

One of the more disturbing trends of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the susceptibility of diabetic Americans to the virus. Researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso conducted a study that indicates unmanaged diabetes is a decisive... Read More

2021-07-16 13:49:29
by Alexa Hornbeck
Researchers Find COVID can Cause Disruption in the Brain

Stanford researchers recently published a study which examines the brains of those who died from COVID-19, finding they resembled those with... Read More

Stanford researchers recently published a study which examines the brains of those who died from COVID-19, finding they resembled those with Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative conditions.  “We want to understand how the brain responds to this virus and people with... Read More

Device Taps Brain Waves to Help Paralyzed Man Communicate

In a medical first, researchers harnessed the brain waves of a paralyzed man unable to speak — and turned what... Read More

In a medical first, researchers harnessed the brain waves of a paralyzed man unable to speak — and turned what he intended to say into sentences on a computer screen. It will take years of additional research but the study,... Read More

2021-07-14 21:15:58
by Tom Ramstack
Virologists Urge Finding COVID-19’s Origin To Prevent Future Pandemics

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel called a group of virologists together Wednesday to figure out the source of the COVID-19... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel called a group of virologists together Wednesday to figure out the source of the COVID-19 virus but ended their hearing by concluding they still don’t know. However, they did agree the virus that has killed... Read More

2021-07-14 20:00:54
by TWN Staff
DeGette, Bucshon Lead Bipartisan Push to Improve Diagnostic Testing

WASHINGTON - Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Dr. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., are leading a renewed bipartisan drive to improve the... Read More

WASHINGTON - Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Dr. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., are leading a renewed bipartisan drive to improve the nation’s diagnostic testing capabilities and ensure hospitals and laboratories across the country are better able to respond to future national... Read More

2021-07-13 23:09:08
by Anthropocene
Plant-Based Plastic Cutlery Rarely Gets Composted. This Advance Could Give it a new Purpose.

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Using compostable forks and spoons might soothe an environmentalist’s soul,... Read More

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Using compostable forks and spoons might soothe an environmentalist’s soul, but the reality is that most of this cutlery ends up in landfills, where it sits around just like conventional... Read More

2021-07-07 13:59:10
by Alexa Hornbeck
Rapid PCR Testing Needed as More COVID Variants Emerge

The U.S. is experiencing a decline in COVID-19 testing and vaccinations continue as the emergence of new variants like Delta... Read More

The U.S. is experiencing a decline in COVID-19 testing and vaccinations continue as the emergence of new variants like Delta or Lambda have spurred the need for PCR testing devices. “Many companies have reported a fall off of testing with... Read More

2021-06-25 11:54:15
by Ansley Puckett
Small Dog Research Center Opens in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. - The American pet food company Hill’s Pet Nutrition opened its new Small Paws Innovation Center in Topeka,... Read More

TOPEKA, Kan. - The American pet food company Hill’s Pet Nutrition opened its new Small Paws Innovation Center in Topeka, Kansas, on Wednesday.   The 25,000-square foot nutrition center will focus completely on the nutrition needs of small dogs, which make... Read More

2021-06-23 14:20:13
by Brock Blasdell
NIH Says Cannabis Use Could Increase Suicidal Thoughts in Young Adults

The National Institutes of Health now believes cannabis use, regardless of frequency, could be associated with increased thoughts of suicide... Read More

The National Institutes of Health now believes cannabis use, regardless of frequency, could be associated with increased thoughts of suicide among young adults.  In a study released Tuesday, the finding involving over 280,000 young adults found a statistical association between... Read More

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