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Science news and current events archive from September, 2019.

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Week 35
Sunday September 1, 2019 (14)

Week 36
Monday September 2, 2019 (49)
Tuesday September 3, 2019 (115)
Wednesday September 4, 2019 (125)
Thursday September 5, 2019 (120)
Friday September 6, 2019 (65)
Saturday September 7, 2019 (7)
Sunday September 8, 2019 (13)

Week 37
Monday September 9, 2019 (131)
Tuesday September 10, 2019 (99)
Wednesday September 11, 2019 (129)
Thursday September 12, 2019 (102)
Friday September 13, 2019 (60)
Saturday September 14, 2019 (1)
Sunday September 15, 2019 (9)

Week 38
Monday September 16, 2019 (135)
Tuesday September 17, 2019 (107)
Wednesday September 18, 2019 (133)
Thursday September 19, 2019 (128)
Friday September 20, 2019 (58)
Saturday September 21, 2019 (3)
Sunday September 22, 2019 (4)

Week 39
Monday September 23, 2019 (125)
Tuesday September 24, 2019 (122)
Wednesday September 25, 2019 (110)
Thursday September 26, 2019 (112)
Friday September 27, 2019 (55)
Saturday September 28, 2019 (11)
Sunday September 29, 2019 (17)

Week 40
Monday September 30, 2019 (124)


Top Science Current Events and Science News from September 2019



IMpower131
Patients with Stage IV squamous non-small cell lung cancer enrolled in clinical trial to test the immunotherapy atezolizumab and chemotherapy against chemotherapy alone experienced a longer survival rate, among a subgroup of patients with high PD-LI. (2019-09-10)
A breakthrough in imaginative AI with experimental validation to accelerate drug discovery
Deep Knowledge Analytics salutes its parent company, Deep Knowledge Ventures, in the landmark Nature Biotechnology publication of its portfolio company, Insilico Medicine, demonstrating the design, synthesis and preclinical validation of a novel drug candidate in just 46 days. (2019-09-03)
Earthquake symmetry
A recent study investigated around 100,000 localized seismic events to search for patterns in the data. (2019-09-04)
Prehistoric AC
Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists from the University of Missouri, Ohio University and University of Florida, while challenging over a century of previous beliefs. (2019-09-04)
Not just images
Hebrew University scientists have successfully transformed an MRI from a diagnostic camera into a device that can record changes in the biological makeup of brain tissue. (2019-09-05)
Lessons in learning
A new Harvard study shows that, though students felt like they learned more from traditional lectures, they actually learned more when taking part in active learning classrooms. (2019-09-05)
Grains in the rain
Of the major food crops, only rice is currently able to survive flooding. (2019-09-19)
Can AI spot liars?
Though algorithms are increasingly being deployed in all facets of life, a new USC study has found that they fail basic tests as truth detectors. (2019-09-04)
Special journal issue brings focus to importance of studying landscape pattern
A new special issue of the journal Landscape Ecology organized by scientists at the USDA Forest Service and North Carolina State University assesses the state of the science of landscape pattern analysis. (2019-09-17)
Mysterious vaping illness characterized by fat-laden cells in the lung
University of Utah Health investigators have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the US in recent months. (2019-09-06)
The effects of variation in T6SS and bacteria on competition in host environment
A group of scientists studying the ways plant-associated bacteria interact were surprised to find that strains predicted to be more sensitive to bacteria were able to coexist with aggressor strains. (2019-09-17)
Model of health
Until now, there's never been a tool that could determine how long it will take a patient to heal from a tibial fracture. (2019-09-10)
Just add water
Chemists uncover a mechanism behind doping organic semiconductors (2019-09-16)
GPM satellite finds heavy rainfall on northern side of typhoon Lingling
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the rainfall rates happening within Typhoon Lingling and found the heaviest precipitation on its northern side. (2019-09-06)
Buzzkill?
They say love is blind, but if you're a queen honeybee it could mean true loss of sight. (2019-09-10)
Addressing food insecurity in health care settings
A review of articles covering food insecurity interventions in health care settings from 2000-2018 found that interventions focused on either referrals or direct provision of food or vouchers both suffered from poor follow-up, a general lack of comparison groups, and limited statistical power and generalizability. (2019-09-09)
Scientists in New York City discover a valuable method to track rats
A new paper in The Journal of Urban Ecology, published by Oxford University Press, finds that rats can be baited to, or repelled from, locations using pheromones found in the scents of other rats. (2019-09-17)
Sex for cooperation
To understand the origins of human sociality studying the social dynamics of our closest relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, is important. (2019-09-10)
Finding your niche
Researchers find a new way to explain population differences in personality structure among humans (2019-09-16)
ADHD medication: How much is too much for a hyperactive child?
When children with ADHD don't respond well to Methylphenidate (MPH, also known as Ritalin) doctors often increase the dose. (2019-09-09)
New research discovers the financial cost of trachoma surveys
The global health community is working to eliminate trachoma, a bacterial disease that causes blindness. (2019-09-05)
Pain in the asp: Bird-deterring nets create haven for stinging pests
While collecting data from live oak trees in the world's largest medical center, Rice University evolutionary ecologists have discovered huge quantities of one of North America's most venomous caterpillars. (2019-09-06)
NASA estimates Hurricane Dorian's massive rainfall track
On Monday morning, September 9, Hurricane Dorian was a post-tropical storm after a mid-latitude weather front and cold seas had altered its tropical characteristics over the weekend. (2019-09-09)
Investigational drug with immunotherapy may provide new therapeutic opportunity for patients previously treated for kidney and lung cancer
Investigational drug with immunotherapy may provide new therapeutic opportunity for patients previously treated for kidney and lung cancer. (2019-09-25)
Study examines suicide at county level in US
This study examined patterns of suicide in the United States at the county level during an 18-year period and looked at associated geographic and community-level factors. (2019-09-06)
Cross clade immune responses found in South Africa from the RV144/Thai HIV vaccine regimen
A clade B/E based vaccine regimen induced cross-clade responses in South Africans and, at peak immunogenicity, the South African vaccines exhibited significantly higher cellular and antibody immune responses than the Thai vaccines. (2019-09-18)
Obesity linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with genetics and lifestyle also raising risk
Obesity is linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), with high genetic risk and unfavorable lifestyle also increasing risk but to a much lesser extent. (2019-09-15)
NASA-NOAA satellite provides forecasters a view of tropical storm Jerry's structure
Tropical Storm Jerry is the latest in a line of tropical cyclones to develop in the North Atlantic Ocean this season. (2019-09-18)
EPA announces plan to end required animal tests for chemical safety testing
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today that animal testing to assess the safety of products under EPA's authority will be substantially reduced in 6 years and phased out by 2035. (2019-09-10)
Scientists identify a personality feature that could predict how often you exercise
Individuals who make concrete plans to meet their goals may engage in more physical activity, including visits to the gym, compared to those who don't plan quite so far ahead, research shows. (2019-09-20)
SUTD researchers revolutionize 3D printed products with data-driven design method
SUTD demonstrated this new cost-effective, data-driven approach by designing and 3D printing an ankle brace that has varying degrees of rigidity to provide both comfort and support for the user. (2019-09-20)
Biomarker identified for early beta cell death in Type 1 diabetes
Beta cells in the pancreas produce insulin. Their death is a key feature of Type 1 diabetes, and that loss starts long before diagnosis. (2019-09-06)
MD Anderson study confirms protein as potential cause of most common type of pancreatic cancer
An oncogene, UPS21, has been confirmed as a frequently amplified gene in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the most common and often lethal form of pancreatic cancer. (2019-09-04)
Extreme flooding from storm surge and heavy precipitation projected to increase higher probability of compound flooding from precipitation and storm surge in Europe under anthropogenic climate change
Risk of compound flooding, which can result when rapid sea level rises associated with storms occur along with heavy rains, is currently concentrated along Mediterranean countries but will greatly increase for Northern European in the future as the climate warms, according to a new modeling study. (2019-09-18)
Climate change expected to accelerate spread of sometimes-fatal fungal infection
Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions like the southwestern United States and California's San Joaquin Valley, but a new study predicts climate change will cause the fungal infection's range to more than double in size this century, reaching previously unaffected areas across the western U.S. (2019-09-16)
Genome study shows that iran's population is more heterogeneous than previously believed
An international research endeavour has provided a genome-wide genetic characterization of the Iranian population, enabling further research on genetic diseases and historical migration movements / Publication in 'PLOS Genetics' (2019-09-24)
New study confirms protective effect of diabetes drugs against kidney failure
A new meta-analysis published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology has found that SGLT2 inhibitors can reduce the risk of dialysis, transplantation, or death due to kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes. (2019-09-05)
Study shows nearly half of cancer patients who enter a comprehensive tobacco treatment program quit smoking
In the largest smoking cessation study of cancer patients to date, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that comprehensive tobacco treatment can help cancer patients successfully quit and abstain from smoking. (2019-09-27)
Evidence suggests rare deer lived 50 years beyond 'extinction'
Schomburgk's deer (Rucervus schomburgki) was added to the extinction list in 1938. (2019-09-06)
BioMILD trial demonstrates lung cancer screening using MicroRNA blood test enhances prevention
Lung cancer screening efforts have accelerated in the last decade, with researchers showing that low dose CT screening is effective in reducing lung cancer mortality. (2019-09-09)
Stanford scientists find potential diagnostic tool, treatment for Parkinson's disease
Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have pinpointed a molecular defect that seems almost universal among patients with Parkinson's disease and those at a high risk of acquiring it. (2019-09-26)
Land restoration in Latin America shows big potential for climate change mitigation
Land restoration in Latin America and the Caribbean is picking up pace and scaling up projects will help the region meet its pledges under the Bonn Challenge, which aims to restore 350 million hectares of degraded and deforested land worldwide by 2030. (2019-09-13)
A decade of renewable energy investment, led by solar, tops US $2.5 trillion
A UN-backed report shows global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade -- 2010 to 2019 inclusive -- is on course to hit USD 2.6 trillion, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology. (2019-09-05)
Home-based education reduces hospitalizations in patients with atrial fibrillation
Home-based and personalized education keeps patients with atrial fibrillation out of hospital, according to late breaking results from the HELP-AF study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-01)
World's largest evidence review: Nutritional supplements for mental health
We've all heard that 'food is good for your mood'. (2019-09-09)
Short-term study suggests vegan diet can boost gut microbes related to body weight, body composition and blood sugar control
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-16)
LSU Health research targets metformin as breast cancer prescription
Research conducted by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that metformin, a commonly prescribed drug for Type 2 Diabetes, may be effective in treating cancers that lack a protein called Nischarin. (2019-09-19)
Symptoms of depression in caregivers may predict future health problems
Caregivers of stroke survivors who show signs of depression may have a higher risk of suffering their own health challenges down the line, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-01)
Novel molecules designed by artificial intelligence in 21 days are validated in mice
Experimental validation confirms the ability of artificial intelligence to accelerate drug discovery (2019-09-02)
Big game hunting for a more versatile catalyst
For the first time, researchers at Harvard University and Cornell University have discovered exactly how a reactive copper-nitrene catalyst works, a finding that could revolutionize how chemical industries produce everything from pharmaceuticals to household goods. (2019-09-12)

Top Science Podcasts

We have hand picked the top science podcasts of 2019.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Risk
Why do we revere risk-takers, even when their actions terrify us? Why are some better at taking risks than others? This hour, TED speakers explore the alluring, dangerous, and calculated sides of risk. Guests include professional rock climber Alex Honnold, economist Mariana Mazzucato, psychology researcher Kashfia Rahman, structural engineer and bridge designer Ian Firth, and risk intelligence expert Dylan Evans.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#541 Wayfinding
These days when we want to know where we are or how to get where we want to go, most of us will pull out a smart phone with a built-in GPS and map app. Some of us old timers might still use an old school paper map from time to time. But we didn't always used to lean so heavily on maps and technology, and in some remote places of the world some people still navigate and wayfind their way without the aid of these tools... and in some cases do better without them. This week, host Rachelle Saunders...
Now Playing: Radiolab

Dolly Parton's America: Neon Moss
Today on Radiolab, we're bringing you the fourth episode of Jad's special series, Dolly Parton's America. In this episode, Jad goes back up the mountain to visit Dolly's actual Tennessee mountain home, where she tells stories about her first trips out of the holler. Back on the mountaintop, standing under the rain by the Little Pigeon River, the trip triggers memories of Jad's first visit to his father's childhood home, and opens the gateway to dizzying stories of music and migration. Support Radiolab today at Radiolab.org/donate.