Category Archives: International
Summary:A new systematic review summarizes the results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of interventions combining physical activity and dietary supplements on muscle mass and muscle function in subjects aged 60 years and older.
Although progressive muscle loss is a natural part of ageing, sarcopenia is generally identified… Read More
Since the first case was documented in the United States in 1938, the causes of autism have remained elusive. Hundreds of genes, as well as environmental exposures, have been implicated in these brain disorders. Sex also seems to have something to do with it: About 80 percent of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder are boys.
This striking bias… Read More
Do mass extinctions, like the fall of the dinosaurs, and the formation of large impact craters on Earth occur together at regular intervals? “This question has been under discussion for more than thirty years now,” says Matthias Meier from ETH Zurich’s Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology. As late as 2015, US researchers indicated… Read More
North Carolina’s Cape Lookout lighthouse has survived threats ranging from Civil War raids to multiple hurricanes, but the Outer Banks site can’t escape climate-related changes such as rising sea levels, coastal erosion and flooding from stronger storms.
A North Carolina State University study in Climatic Change found little research exists… Read More
Indian Bureaucracy Appointment: Indian Bureaucracy Appointment: Shri Hardeep Singh Puri IFS (1974) India’s former Ambassador to the United Nations in New York and Geneva has been appointed as the Chairman of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.
Mr. Puri, who was the… Read More
Summary:The Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults had been considered separate systems but a new study shows that they are actually one continuous fault system running from San Diego Bay to Seal Beach in Orange County, then on land through the Los Angeles basin.
A fault system that runs from San Diego to Los Angeles is capable of producing up to magnitude … Read More
Summary:A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study. The researchers hope that the findings could one day lead to new treatments for aging and early cancer.
A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the aging of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London… Read More
Summary:Chemists have developed a way to neutralize deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively than with traditional anti-venom — an innovation that could spare millions of people the loss of life or limbs each year.
Chemists at the University of California, Irvine have developed a way to neutralize deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively… Read More
Summary:Scientists have found that supply of the enzyme Rab4 could make a significant difference in the formation and organization of synapses. Interestingly, a reduced supply of the enzyme could increase the assembly of the synapse in neuronal networks, as well as corresponding brain functions.
Like the junctions in an electronic circuit between two … Read More
Summary:The incidence of registered dementia cases has increased slightly over a 23-year period (1992 to 2014) in the Netherlands, according to a new study.
The incidence of registered dementia cases has increased slightly over a 23-year period (1992 to 2014) in the Netherlands, according to a study published by Emma van Bussel and colleagues from the Academic… Read More
A new study by Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC) at Canisius College, examines whether dogs’ responses to cat-related sights, sounds, and smells provide clues about which dogs are cat-friendly. The study takes the first steps in identifying ways to evaluate which dogs are likely to get… Read More
Summary:Using living organisms such as bacteria or fungi, as an alternative to chemical fertilizers, can improve the soil biodiversity of green roofs, according to new research.
Using living organisms such as bacteria or fungi, as an alternative to chemical fertilisers, can improve the soil biodiversity of green roofs, according to new research from the… Read More