Latest News

Add to Favorites Subscribe Share
newswise-fb-share-
Newswise: New model helps pave the way to bringing clean fusion energy down to Earth

New model helps pave the way to bringing clean fusion energy down to Earth

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

State-of-the-art simulation confirms a key source of heat and energy loss in spherical fusion facilities.

Channels: DOE Science News, Energy, Fusion, Physics, DOE Science News, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 2:50 PM EST
Open in New Tab
Comment
UChicago_logo.png

Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression

University of Chicago

A group of University of Chicago scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality. Rather than directions going one-way from DNA to RNA to proteins, the latest study shows that RNA itself modulates how DNA is transcribed—using a chemical process that is increasingly apparent to be vital to biology. The discovery has significant implications for our understanding of human disease and drug design.

Channels: Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Pharmaceuticals, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 2:50 PM EST
Open in New Tab
Comment
Research Results
Newswise: New algorithms improve prosthetics for upper limb amputees

New algorithms improve prosthetics for upper limb amputees

Texas A&M University

Dr. Maryam Zahabi is leading a team of researchers in an effort to improve prosthetics for upper limb amputees. Her team is looking at the mental demand placed on individuals using prosthetics and how new prosthetic interfaces can help reduce this demand.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Healthcare, Mathematics, Technology,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST
Open in New Tab
Comment
Research Results
Newswise: africa-dna-dig-960.jpg

Nature Study: First Ancient DNA from West Africa Illuminates the Deep Human Past

Saint Louis University

The research team sequenced DNA from four children buried 8,000 and 3,000 years ago at Shum Laka in Cameroon, a site excavated by a Belgian and Cameroonian team 30 years ago. The findings, “Ancient West African foragers in the context of African population history," published Jan. 22 in Nature, represent the first ancient DNA from West or Central Africa, and some of the oldest DNA recovered from an African tropical context.

Channels: All Journal News, Archaeology and Anthropology, History, African News, Nature (journal), Staff Picks,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST
Open in New Tab
Comment
Feature
Embargo will expire:
29-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST
Released to reporters:
22-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 29-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST

The Newswise PressPass gives verified journalists access to embargoed stories. Please log in to complete a presspass application.
If you have not yet registered, please do so. When you fill out the registration form, please identify yourself as a reporter in order to advance to the presspass application form.

Research Results
Newswise: Late Neolithic Italy Was Home to Complex Networks of Metal Exchange
  • Embargo expired:
    22-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST

Late Neolithic Italy Was Home to Complex Networks of Metal Exchange

PLOS

Analysis reveals where prehistoric Italian communities got their copper, from Tuscany and beyond

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, History, PLOS ONE, All Journal News,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
Open in New Tab
Comment
Research Results

Walking sharks discovered in the tropics

University of Queensland

Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea.

Channels: Environmental Science, Marine Science, Nature, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
Open in New Tab
Comment
Research Results
Newswise: 222174_web.jpg

Caterpillar loss in tropical forest linked to extreme rain, temperature events

University of Nevada, Reno

Using a 22-year dataset of plant-caterpillar-parasitoid interactions collected within a patch of protected Costa Rican lowland Caribbean forest, scientists report declines in caterpillar and parasitoid diversity and density that are paralleled by losses in an important ecosystem service: biocontrol of herbivores by parasitoids.

Channels: Agriculture, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, Scientific Reports, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
Open in New Tab
Comment
Research Results
Newswise: First Ancient DNA from West and Central Africa Illuminates Deep Human Past
  • Embargo expired:
    22-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST

First Ancient DNA from West and Central Africa Illuminates Deep Human Past

Harvard Medical School

An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Nature (journal), African News, Evolution and Darwin, Genetics, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
Open in New Tab
Comment
Expert Pitch


0.89641