Category Archives: Case Studies

Is aging caused by decreased cellular metabolism?

Slowing down -- Is aging caused by decreased cellular metabolism

Summary:Researchers have uncovered new information regarding the effects of impaired expression of the gene SHMT2 in genetically modified mice. They found that suppression of SHMT2 expression of SHMT2 altered activity in metabolic pathways, which in turn inhibited growth and impaired mitochondrial respiration, which is a critical cellular function… Read More

University of Leeds study on how Skipping breakfast is linked to lower GCSE grades

Skipping breakfast linked to lower GCSE grades

Summary:Students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower GCSE grades than those who ate breakfast frequently, according to a new study.

Students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower GCSE grades than those who ate breakfast frequently, according to a new study in Yorkshire.

Researchers, from the University of Leeds, have

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Smart buildings face challenges but have plenty of potential says study

Smart buildings face challenges but have plenty of potential

Summary:Scientists have examined the concepts of occupant-centric control in the burgeoning field of smart buildings. They propose future directions for OCC research by providing recommendations to address these challenges and to standardize OCC implementations.

We often hear the word “smart” applied to everyday objects: smartphones,… Read More

Eat oysters in months with an ‘r’? Rule of thumb is at least 4,000 years old

Only eat oysters in months with an 'r' Rule of thumb is at least 4,000 years old

Summary:Foodie tradition dictates only eating wild oysters during months containing the letter ‘r’ — from September to April. Now, a new study suggests people have been following this practice for at least 4,000 years.

Foodie tradition dictates only eating wild oysters in months with the letter “r” — from September… Read More

Clay – as a feed supplement in dairy cattle has multiple benefits

Clay as a feed supplement in dairy cattle has multiple benefits

Summary:Dairy producers frequently add clay as a feed supplement to reduce the symptoms of aflatoxin and subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in lactating cows. In a new study, researchers show that clay can also improve the degradability of feedstuffs.

Dairy producers frequently add clay as a feed supplement to reduce the symptoms of aflatoxin and subacute… Read More

Vanishing ice is putting reindeer herders at risk

Vanishing ice puts reindeer herders at risk

Summary:Mongolia’s Tsaatan reindeer herders depend on munkh mus, or eternal ice, for their livelihoods. Now, soaring global temperatures may threaten that existence.

Deep in the Sayan Mountains of northern Mongolia, patches of ice rest year-round in the crooks between hills.

Locals in this high tundra call the perennial snowbanks munkh mus, or

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Would people be willing to give their personal data for research? Study by University of Bristol

Would people be willing to give their personal data for research

Summary:New research has found that over half of people would be willing to donate their personal data for research to benefit the wider general public.

New research led by the University of Bristol has found that over half of people would be willing to donate their personal data for research to benefit the wider general public.

The study published in PLOS ONE

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PLOS study says that heavy smoking causes faces to look older

Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring

Summary:‘Smoker’s Face,’ a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects caused by heavy tobacco usage. “Smoker’s Face,” a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects caused by heavy tobacco usage. Louise Millard of the University … Read More

Study finds how an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens

How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens

Summary:With a shortage of new tuberculosis drugs in the pipeline, a software tool can predict how current drugs–including unlikely candidates — can be combined in new ways to create more effective treatments.

With a shortage of new tuberculosis drugs in the pipeline, a software tool from the University of Michigan can predict how current drugs… Read More

US Army Research | Scientists help soldiers figure out what robots know

Scientists help soldiers figure out what robots knowScientists help soldiers figure out what robots know

Summary:A research team developed new algorithms and filled in knowledge gaps about how robots contribute to teams and what robots know about their environment and teammates.

An Army-led research team developed new algorithms and filled in knowledge gaps about how robots contribute to teams and what robots know about their environment and teammates.

Dr.

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US Army Research | Boosting 5G technology

Boosting 5G technology

Summary:A new project may boost 5G and mm-Wave technologies, improving military communications and sensing equipment.

An Army-funded project may boost 5G and mm-Wave technologies, improving military communications and sensing equipment.

Carbonics, Inc., partnered with the University of Southern California to develop a carbon nanotube technology

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