Biomedical engineers find neural activity during rest is highly organized

Journal Reference: Xiao Liu, David A. Leopold, Yifan Yang. Single-neuron firing cascades underlie global spontaneous brain events. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021; 118 (47): e2105395118 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2105395118 The finding, published Nov. 18 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was made in rodents, but may have implications for better understanding … Read more

Chemistry: Researchers develop novel, inexpensive catalysts enabling noble metal chemistry

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This is how the superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa reacts to antibiotics

Journal Reference: Dominik Wüllner, Maren Gesper, Annika Haupt, Xiaofei Liang, Pei Zhou, Pascal Dietze, Franz Narberhaus, Julia E. Bandow. Adaptive responses of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to treatment with antibiotics. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2021; DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00878-21 Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have studied how different drugs affect the difficult-to-treat bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. According to the World … Read more

Courting success: Why the ‘head’ outsmarts the body in basketball

Journal Reference: Michael Rogers, Alyson J. Crozier, Natasha K. Schranz, Roger G. Eston, Grant R. Tomkinson. Player Profiling and Monitoring in Basketball: A Delphi Study of the Most Important Non-Game Performance Indicators from the Perspective of Elite Athlete Coaches. Sports Medicine, 2021; DOI: 10.1007/s40279-021-01584-w But what was is it about the star player that put … Read more

Recycling of tectonic plates a key driver of Earth’s oxygen budget

Journal Reference: Yuxiang Zhang, Esteban Gazel, Glenn A. Gaetani, Frieder Klein. Serpentinite-derived slab fluids control the oxidation state of the subarc mantle. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (48) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abj2515 “This cycle is a really a big deal,” said Esteban Gazel, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences in Cornell’s College of Engineering, and co-lead author … Read more

Snow monkeys go fishing to survive harsh Japanese winters

Journal Reference: Alexander M. Milner, Susanna A. Wood, Catherine Docherty, Laura Biessy, Masaki Takenaka, Koji Tojo. Winter diet of Japanese macaques from Chubu Sangaku National Park, Japan incorporates freshwater biota. Scientific Reports, 2021; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-01972-2 The snow monkey (Japanese macaque Macaca fuscata) is native to the main islands of Japan, except Hokkaido. The … Read more

Efficient organic solar cells processed from green solvents

Journal Reference: Haiyang Chen, Rui Zhang, Xiaobin Chen, Guang Zeng, Libor Kobera, Sabina Abbrent, Ben Zhang, Weijie Chen, Guiying Xu, Jiyeon Oh, So-Huei Kang, Shanshan Chen, Changduk Yang, Jiri Brus, Jianhui Hou, Feng Gao, Yaowen Li, Yongfang Li. A guest-assisted molecular-organization approach for >17% efficiency organic solar cells using environmentally friendly solvents. Nature Energy, 2021; … Read more

Bringing 400-million-year-old fossilized armored worms to ‘virtual’ life

Journal Reference: Sarah M. Jacquet, Tara Selly, James D. Schiffbauer, Glenn A. Brock. Sclerite assembly, articulation and protective system of Lower Devonian machaeridians. Papers in Palaeontology, 2021; DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1410 Jacquet, an assistant professor of geological sciences in the MU College of Arts and Science, believes this study offers a new way for scientists to investigate … Read more

Tectonic shift in Southern Ocean caused dramatic ancient cooling event

Journal Reference: Isabel Sauermilch, Joanne M. Whittaker, Andreas Klocker, David R. Munday, Katharina Hochmuth, Peter K. Bijl, Joseph H. LaCasce. Gateway-driven weakening of ocean gyres leads to Southern Ocean cooling. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26658-1 High-resolution simulations of ocean circulations show that the tectonic opening of Southern Ocean seaways caused a fundamental reorganisation … Read more

Sun is likely an unaccounted source of the Earth’s water

Journal Reference: Luke Daly, Martin R. Lee, Lydia J. Hallis, Hope A. Ishii, John P. Bradley, Phillip. A. Bland, David W. Saxey, Denis Fougerouse, William D. A. Rickard, Lucy V. Forman, Nicholas E. Timms, Fred Jourdan, Steven M. Reddy, Tobias Salge, Zakaria Quadir, Evangelos Christou, Morgan A. Cox, Jeffrey A. Aguiar, Khalid Hattar, Anthony Monterrosa, … Read more