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  • Cheaper refrigerators? Stronger hip implants? A better understanding of human disease? All of these could be possible — ScienceDaily

Cheaper refrigerators? Stronger hip implants? A better understanding of human disease? All of these could be possible — ScienceDaily

Cheaper refrigerators? Stronger hip implants? A better understanding of human disease? All of these could be possible and more, someday, thanks to an ambitious new project underway at the National…

Study advances science’s understanding of interferons, proteins that help combat viruses like SARS-CoV-2 — ScienceDaily

Science’s pursuits of unraveling how human cells fight viral infections kicked into high gear in 2020 with the devastating emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A study published recently in eLife…

Understanding the effect of aging on the genome — ScienceDaily

Time may be our worst enemy, and aging its most powerful weapon. Our hair turns grey, our strength wanes, and a slew of age-related diseases represent what is happening at…

Throwing a warm sheet over our understanding of ice and climate

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Temperatures at Earth’s highest latitudes were nearly as warm after Antarctica’s polar ice sheets developed as they were prior to glaciation, according to a new study…

Understanding ghost particle interactions

Cross sections of neutrino-nucleus interactions versus energy. Improved agreement between experiment and model calculations clearly shown for case of nucleon pair rather than single nucleon. Inset shows neutrino interacting with…

Understanding how viruses invade host cell protein-making machinery — ScienceDaily

Infectious viruses come in many shapes and sizes and use slightly different attack mechanisms to make humans and animals sick. But all viruses share something in common: They can only…

Understanding how the conditionally approved COVID-19 drug works is key to improving treatments, says researcher — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a novel, second mechanism of action by the antiviral drug remdesivir against SARS-CoV-2, according to findings published today in the Journal of…

Uncovering new understanding of Earth’s carbon cycle — ScienceDaily

A new study led by a University of Alberta PhD student — and published in Nature — is examining the Earth’s carbon cycle in new depth, using diamonds as breadcrumbs…

Risk is low no matter the timing of birth, but new insights could improve understanding of ASD — ScienceDaily

A study of more than 3.5 million Nordic children suggests that the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may increase slightly for each week a child is born before or…

New types of aurora are upending our understanding of polar lights

Scientists, amateur aurora-hunters, and a NASA intern have discovered fascinating new types of aurora in recent years. One new type of aurora revealed curls in Earth’s upper atmosphere, and another…