Plastic Snowfall in the Alps – Nanoplastics Permeate the Environment

By Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) February 1, 2022 Teamwork: Scientists ascending to the research station in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Credit: ZAMG / Niedermoser In a new study, Empa researcher Dominik Brunner, together with colleagues from Utrecht University and the Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics, is investigating … Read more

Mars rover Perseverance collects new sample after clearing pebble clog

NASA’s Mars rover Persistence took a sample to replace the material stuck in his throat. Perseverance broke out in a rock called Issole on December 29, 2021, collecting the sixth core specimen from touching the Red Planet Crater Lake last February. But a car-sized rover could not seal the titanium tube as planneda problem that … Read more

​​Large-scale study shows declining soybean resistance to stem and root rot – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Phytophthora stem and root rot results in approximately $ 50 million in annual losses for Canadian soybean production and is especially devastating because it can attack soybean plants at all growth stages. To combat this disease, growers turn to soybeans with resistance genes known as Rps. However, the large-scale deployment of Rps genes has led … Read more

Crisis Text Line addresses its data use controversy

Crisis Text Line, a messaging service that uses technology and human volunteers to provide mental health support, has ended its controversial data-sharing relationship with Loris.ai, a for-profit spinoff from nonprofit’s founder, Nancy Lublin. In a blog post Monday evening, Crisis Text Line cited their “community’s concerns” as the impetus for the policy change, alluding to … Read more

Chemicals in everyday plastic items may lead to weight gain

.New research explores the effect of chemicals in everyday plastic items on mouse fat cells. Group4 Studio / Getty Images Changes in diet and exercise do not fully explain the steep rise in overweight and obesity over recent decades. One theory claims that chemicals in everyday plastic products promote weight gain by changing human metabolism. … Read more

Personalized Immunotherapy Could Potentially Be Used To Treat Metastatic Breast Cancer

Woman with breast cancer had metastatic lesions in chest wall (top, left) and liver (bottom, left). After receiving the immunotherapy, tumors shrank completely. Recent scans (R) show she is cancer free more than 5 years later. Credit: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) An experimental form of immunotherapy that uses an individual’s own tumor-fighting immune cells … Read more

American Roentgen Ray Society awards 2022 ARRS Gold Medal to Edward Lee – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Leesburg, VA, February 1, 2022—The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) proudly announces that Edward Y. LeeMD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School has been awarded the 2022 ARRS Gold Medal. Credit: Dr. Edward Y. Lee, American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) Leesburg, VA, February 1, 2022—The American Roentgen … Read more

New Milky Way mosaic reveals 1,000 strange ‘filaments’ at the heart of our galaxy

An unprecedentedly detailed new telescope image of the complex heart of our galaxy is now giving researchers their best view yet of hundreds of strange magnetic filaments seen nowhere else. To construct the image, astronomers used 200 hours of time on the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) MeerKAT telescope. Consisting of 64 antennas spread … Read more

Union Budget 2022: Explained in charts

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman on Tuesday unveiled a budget worth 39.45 lakh crore with huge pressure on infrastructure spending.From the expansion of national highways, affordable housing to the production of 400 new-generation Vande Bharat trains and more, the government aims to improve job creation and boost economic activity.Total government spending will be 4.6 … Read more

Paris Agreement limits still catastrophic for coral reefs  – BIOENGINEER.ORG

University of Leeds news Embargo: 1 February 2022, 7pm GMT Paris Agreement limits still catastrophic for coral reefs Limiting global warming to 1.5 ° C above pre-industrial levels will still be catastrophic for coral reefs, new research suggests. Scientists led by the University of Leeds have discovered that more than 90% of tropical coral reefs … Read more