🔬Research, Clinical Trials, Experiments, Studies & Breakthroughs

By TPF | Coverage of breakthroughs, as well as related and/or significant findings from other fields, along with the presentation of significant trials and findings. Resources and information about trials, specific ones and information for those seeking to participate in one.

Plastic risk for Antarctic: new research

Jon Waters. The discovery that kelp has rafted a record 20,000km to reach the Antarctic highlights the need to tackle the threats to the continent …

Climate Change

Researchers engineer bacteria to create fertilizer out of thin air

In the future, plants will be able to create their own fertilizer. Farmers will no longer need to buy and spread fertilizer for their crops, and …

Washington University

Multidisciplinary Constraints on the Abundance of Diamond and Eclogite in the Cratonic Lithosphere - Garber - - Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

Joshua M. Garber<p>Corresponding Author<p>E-mail address:jxg1395@psu.edu<p>http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5313-0982<p>Department of Earth Science, University of …

Dusk for Dawn: Mission of Many Firsts to Gather More Data in Home Stretch

<b>Pasadena Conference to Include New Insight into Dwarf Planet Ceres</b><p>As NASA's Dawn spacecraft prepares to wrap up its groundbreaking 11-year mission, …

Astronomy

Cracking the cold chain challenge is key to making vaccines ubiquitous

Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, …

Public Health

Scientists develop new strategies to switch brain circuits on and off without surgery

New noninvasive technique for precisely controlling brain circuits could one day help treat neurological conditions.The post Scientists develop new …

Neuroscience

Cellphones and cancer: a guide to the messy, frustrating research - Vox

With 5G networks coming, understanding the health effects of radiofrequency radiation is more urgent than ever.<p>“Get that thing off your skull.”<p>That’s something my mom says just about every time she sees me with a cellphone pressed against my ear. She also worries about cellphones in pockets, …

Cancer

Chinese Researchers Achieve Stunning Quantum-Entanglement Record

Scientists have just packed 18 qubits — the most basic units of quantum computing — into just six weirdly connected photons. That's an unprecedented …

Quantum Physics

Are the ghosts of nature’s past haunting ecology today?

Silliman et al. discuss the ecological and conservation implications of predators showing-up and thriving in ecosystems thought beyond their niche …

Enceladus auroral hiss emissions during Cassini's Grand Finale

Research Letter<p>Corresponding Author<p>E-mail address:ali‐sulaiman@uiowa.edu<p>Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of IowaIowa City, Iowa, …

Sci-Hub: removing barriers in the way of science

Romans had whaling industry, archaeological excavation suggests

Ancient bones found around the Strait of Gibraltar suggest that the Romans might have had a thriving whaling industry, researchers have claimed.<p>The bones, dating to the first few centuries AD or earlier, belong to grey whales and North Atlantic right whales – coastal migratory species that are no …

excavation

A daily rating of President Trump’s tweets

President Trump uses Twitter like no other head of state. Find out how the public perceives his tweets. YouGov TweetIndex shows interesting or …

Donald Trump

Archaeologist Howard Carter: How Persistence Led Him To King Tut's Tomb

Even Indiana Jones would probably have given up.<p>Howard Carter and his team dug through hundreds of boulders in Egypt's Valley of the Kings for about …

Archaeology

Ancient DNA testing solves 100-year-old controversy in Southeast Asian prehistory

Southeast Asia is one of the most genetically diverse regions in the world, but for more than 100 years scientists have disagreed about which theory …

Anthropology

'Blind' robot can climb stairs, leap on desks

The "blind" Cheetah 3 robot developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is designed to avoid obstacles and climb stairs using "feel" instead of sensors or cameras.

Robotics

Blood test breakthrough could spot leukaemia years before it emerges, study finds

Blood cancers could one day be detected by screening after scientists found signs of their onset etched in the DNA, years before symptoms …

Cancer

Cross-sex Hormones and Acute Cardiovascular Events in Transgender Persons | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

Background:<p>Venous thromboembolism (VTE), ischemic stroke, and myocardial infarction in transgender persons may be related to hormone use.<p>Objective:<p>To …

Medical Journals

New study finds that e-cigarettes increase cardiovascular risk as much as cigarettes

The usage of e-cigarettes containing nicotine has a significant impact on vascular functions claims new study. Research published in the SAGE …

I am human, hear me roar: Judging formidability from human vocalizations

Many animals use vocalizations to judge one another's size and physical formidability when in competition for mates or other resources. Now, …

Zoology

Can fasting improve MS symptoms? Study to evaluate effects of fasting on immune system, gut bacteria

Study to evaluate effects of fasting on immune system, gut bacteria<p>People with multiple sclerosis (MS) can find an abundance of conflicting advice …

Immune System

Change health messaging to focus on potential impact to help stop the next pandemic

Changing public health messaging to focus on the impact of our actions -- for example, the potentially harmful impact of infecting a colleague with a …

Public Health

Few Gang Members are Undocumented Immigrants: Report

While President Donald Trump continues to condemn illegal immigrants who come into the US as “gang members” and “criminals,” federal data shows that …

Immigration

Harvard's HIV Vaccine Candidate Offers Glimmer of Hope in AIDS Battle

A new HIV vaccine has now become the fifth drug ever to make it to advanced human clinical trials after showing extensive promise in other patients.

Public Health

Discovery of a new on/off switch affecting cell-to-cell communications

Biology

18-qubit entanglement sets new record

Physicists have experimentally demonstrated 18-qubit entanglement, which is the largest entangled state achieved so far with individual control of …

Quantum Physics

Training artificial intelligence with artificial X-rays

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds real potential for improving both the speed and accuracy of medical diagnostics. But before clinicians can harness …

Artificial Intelligence

Cross species transfer of genes has driven evolution

Far from just being the product of our parents, University of Adelaide scientists have shown that widespread transfer of genes between species has …

Biology

The Neotropical species of Clistopyga (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Pimplinae). Part II: the C. isayae species group, with the description of seven new species | PALACIO | Zootaxa

Bordera, S., González-Moreno, A., Khalaim, A.I. & Sääksjärvi, I.E. (2014) Revision of North American species of <i>Clistopyga</i> (Hymenoptera: …

Zoology