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PCSK9 inhibitors: Specific studies are mandatory to prove efficacy and safety in CKD
High cardiovascular morbidity and mortality remains a persisting problem in patients with CKDPCSK9 inhibition represents a novel and successful treatment approach to reduce LDL-C in patients with normal to moderately impaired kidney function. (2019-06-13)
Tracking major sources of energy loss in compact fusion facilities
Analysis of energy loss in low-aspect ratio tokamaks opens a new chapter in the development of predictions of transport in such facilities. (2019-06-11)
Radio ridge between two galaxy clusters bridges intergalactic space
Intergalactic magnetic fields connect two merging galaxy clusters, according to a new study, which reports the first discovery of a vast ridge of radio-emitting plasma in a filament of the cosmic web. (2019-06-06)
Researchers uncover a new obstacle to effective accelerator beams
Release proposes explanation for failure to focus accelerator-fired ion beams. (2019-06-06)
As hot as the sun's interior
Physicists at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) have developed a new method for producing plasma, enabling them to deal with some of the problems that stand in the way of this extremely difficult process. (2019-06-05)
A new method for 3D reconstructions of eruptive events on sun
An international team of scientists, led by Skoltech professor Tatiana Podladchikova, has developed a new 3D method for reconstructing space weather phenomena; in particular, the shock waves produced by the Sun's energy outbursts. (2019-06-05)
Physicists create stable, strongly magnetized plasma jet in laboratory
A team of scientists has for the first time created a particular form of coherent and magnetized plasma jet that could deepen the understanding of the workings of much larger jets that stream from newborn stars and possibly black holes. (2019-05-31)
Renegade fat cells induce bone-damaging lesions in multiple myeloma
A study of samples from patients with multiple myeloma (MM) has demonstrated how 'reprogrammed' fat cells contribute to long-lasting bone damage, even after the cancer has gone into remission. (2019-05-29)
Scientists found a way to increase the capacity of energy sources for portable electronics
Scientists from Skoltech, Moscow State University (MSU) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have proposed a new approach to replacing carbon atoms with nitrogen atoms in the supercapacitor's crystal lattice and developed a novel capacity enhancement method based on carbon lattice modification with the aid of plasma. (2019-05-28)
The sun follows the rhythm of the planets
One of the big questions in solar physics is why the sun's activity follows a regular cycle of 11 years. (2019-05-27)
Scientists uncover exotic matter in the sun's atmosphere
Scientists today announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the sun's atmosphere. (2019-05-24)
Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material
A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to Penn State researchers at Penn State who say they can create new types of components for energy-efficient photoelectric devices and electronic circuits with this material. (2019-05-24)
Study identifies enzymes that prevent diabetic kidney disease
A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center has proven that certain biological protective factors play a large role in preventing diabetic kidney disease in certain people. (2019-05-20)
Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth
Release describes application of machine learning form of artificial intelligence to predict the behavior of fusion plasma. (2019-05-17)
Enzyme may indicate predisposition to cardiovascular disease
Study suggests that people with low levels of PDIA1 in blood plasma may be at high risk of thrombosis; this group also investigated PDIA1's specific interactions in cancer. (2019-05-17)
Hopkins-led team finds biomarkers to diagnose serious kidney allergic reaction
A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis (AIN), an underdiagnosed but treatable kidney disorder that impairs renal function in the short term and can lead to chronic kidney disease, permanent damage or renal failure if left unchecked. (2019-05-16)
Clean and effective electronic waste recycling
E-waste recycling is far below what it should be to reduce its impact on the environment and human health simply because it is not economically feasible. (2019-05-15)
Whole grain can contribute to health by changing intestinal serotonin production
Adults consuming whole grain rye have lower plasma serotonin levels than people eating low-fibre wheat bread, according to a recent study by the University of Eastern Finland and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). (2019-05-13)
'Fire streaks' ever more real in the collisions of atomic nuclei and protons
Collisions of lead nuclei take place under extreme physical conditions. (2019-05-09)
Making the invisible visible: New method opens unexplored realms for liquid biopsies
A new approach to RNA sequencing reveals thousands of previously inaccessible RNA fragments in blood plasma that might serve as disease- and organ-specific biomarkers (2019-05-03)
Researchers ready B cells for novel cell therapy
Scientists at Seattle Children's Research Institute are paving the way to use gene-edited B cells -- a type of white blood cell in the immune system -- to treat a wide range of potential diseases that affect children, including hemophilia and other protein deficiency disorders, autoimmune diseases, and infectious diseases. (2019-05-02)
Exploding electrical wires underwater to understand shock waves
Shock wave studies allow researchers to achieve the warm dense matter that's found only in the extreme conditions around stars and created in the laboratory for inertial confinement fusion research, and researchers in Israel recently set out to understand the relation, if any, between the evolution of a shock wave and the expansion of the exploding wire. (2019-05-02)
Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome identified by Stanford researchers
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have created a blood test that can flag chronic fatigue syndrome, which currently lacks a standard, reliable diagnostic test. (2019-04-29)
Looking for 'help' signals in the blood of newborns with HIE
Measuring a number of biomarkers over time that are produced as the body responds to inflammation and injury may help to pinpoint newborns who are more vulnerable to suffering lasting brain injury due to disrupted oxygen delivery and blood flow, according to research presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2019 Annual Meeting. (2019-04-27)
Extracting something from nothing: A bright glow from empty space
Particles traveling through empty space can emit bright flashes of gamma rays by interacting with the quantum vacuum, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Strathclyde. (2019-04-25)
A breakthrough in the study of laser/plasma interactions
Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CEA Saclay have developed a particle-in-cell simulation tool that is enabling cutting-edge simulations of laser/plasma coupling mechanisms. (2019-04-24)
NUS researchers identified new biomarkers associated with 'chemobrain'
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have identified new biomarkers related to the cognitive impairment associated with cancer known as chemobrain. (2019-04-23)
Nature: When lightning strikes -- the LOFAR radio telescope is watching closely
It is still unclear what exactly happens when lightning develops. (2019-04-18)
Flies smell through a Gore-Tex system
A research group led by a scientist of the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) has gained important insights into how the nanopores that allow the fruit fly to detect chemicals in the air, and has identified the gene responsible for their development. (2019-04-18)
Why lightning often strikes twice
An international research team led by the University of Groningen has used the LOFAR radio telescope to study the development of lightning flashes in unprecedented detail. (2019-04-17)
New software aims to reduce variability in ELISA biomarker tests
A new computational approach has been developed to reduce variability in common research biomarker tests, a promising step in improving the ability of biomedical researchers and basic scientists to reproduce data and facilitate more consistent results across laboratories and long-term projects. (2019-04-17)
The scientists are developing a technology for water purification by electric discharges
The environment around us is becoming increasingly polluted. This includes one of our most precious natural resources -- water. (2019-04-16)
Physicists improve understanding of heat and particle flow in the edge of a fusion device
PPPL physicists have discovered valuable information about how plasma flows at the edge inside doughnut-shaped fusion devices. (2019-04-15)
The FASEB Journal: New strategy to reduce cancer drug's cardiotoxic effects
Doxorubicin (Doxo) is a widely used chemotherapeutic drug for cancer, though it can have toxic effects on the heart. (2019-04-11)
Active ingredient of aconite root against peripheral neuropathic pain is identified as neoline
Aconite root is used in East Asian traditional medicines to treat pain. (2019-04-10)
Ready, set, go: Scientists evaluate novel technique for firing up fusion-reaction fuel
Article describes analytical confirmation that transient CHI, a novel device for starting up fusion plasmas, can achieve startup in future compact fusion facilities. (2019-04-10)
Specific criteria needed for different types of myeloma
When our plasma cells start producing a single cancer-causing protein rather than an array of antibody-like proteins to protect us, it's one of two arms of the Y-shaped protein that's likely to blame. (2019-04-08)
Cold plasma can kill 99.9% of airborne viruses, U-M study shows
Dangerous airborne viruses are rendered harmless on-the-fly when exposed to energetic, charged fragments of air molecules, University of Michigan researchers have shown. (2019-04-08)
Unexpected rain on sun links two solar mysteries
Researchers find rain on the sun in an unexpected place. (2019-04-05)
Ready, steady, go: 2 new studies reveal the steps in plant immune receptor activation
Two landmark studies provide unprecedented structural insight into how plant immune receptors are primed -- and then activated -- to provide plants with resistance against microbial pathogens. (2019-04-04)
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