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A research team has discovered a dual-benefit mode of action that could be used to combat COVID-19

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A research team led by Prof. Stephan Ludwig, a virologist at the Institute of Virology at the University of Münster, has found a new dual attack mode of action while working on the development of a drug candidate against SARS-CoV-2 infections. This could constitute the basis for a broadly effective drug…

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Digiday+ Research: Going into 2022, agencies are still spooked about the Great Resignation

January 11, 2022 by Max Willens The agency world is riding into 2022 in high spirits, but the Great Resignation — and talent issues in general — still loom as top concerns in the new year, according to Digiday+ research.  In November, Digiday Research polled agency professionals on a number of topics, including how 2021 went…

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Research on magnetite in salmon nostrils has revealed the sensory mechanisms that enable magnetic perception

Credit: CC0 Public Domain It’s widely understood that animals such as salmon, butterflies and birds have an innate magnetic sense, allowing them to use the Earth’s magnetic field for navigation to places such as feeding and breeding grounds. But scientists have struggled to determine exactly how the underlying sensory mechanism for magnetic perception actually works.…

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Recent research on magnetite in salmon nostrils illuminates the understanding of sensory mechanisms that enable magnetic perception across all life

It’s widely understood that animals such as salmon, butterflies and birds have an innate magnetic sense, allowing them to use the Earth’s magnetic field for navigation to places such as feeding and breeding grounds. But scientists have struggled to determine exactly how the underlying sensory mechanism for magnetic perception actually works. In a paper published…

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Research is growing to point out reproductive health issues for female firefighters

When Sophia Huston started working as a hotshot — a specialized wildland firefighter with advanced technical training — she was 19 and didn’t know what she was getting herself into. She was physically fit and worked out regularly, but she wasn’t ready for preseason training, when the U.S. Forest Service, the agency she worked for,…

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New research method reveals how businesses can run better experiments

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Many companies today use experiments to gather the data that drives their strategies. That’s how Facebook knows whether a newsfeed change increased user engagement, or how a bank knows whether its new promotional strategy increased deposits. But a phenomenon called interference has always made getting to that clear cause-and-effect difficult. Now…

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New research sheds light on the division of labor among genetic switches

Inactivating one of two X chromosomes in female mouse stem cells: The X-inactivating gene Xist produces many RNA copies (pink), a process that is driven by a small region on the X chromosome called Xert (yellow). The whole genome is stained blue. Credit: MPI f. Molecular Genetics / T. Schwämmle The cells of female mammals…

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Digiday+ Research: 2021 was great for publishers, and they expect major revenue growth in 2022

January 4, 2022 by Max Willens Google, Facebook and Amazon may gobble up most of the incremental budgets flowing into digital ad spending, but the crumbs left over seem to have many publishers excited about what’s in store for them in 2022, according to new Digiday+ research. While 2021 didn’t unfold the way most people…

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New research reveals a way to remove carbon dioxide from factory emissions and make useful products

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Carbon dioxide can be harvested from smokestacks and used to create commercially valuable chemicals thanks to a novel compound developed by a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University researcher. Published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, the study shows that the new metal organic framework, loaded with a…

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A new vaccine strategy is discovered by a research team to prevent SARS-CoV-2 nasal infections

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the Department of Microbiology and State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) have conducted a comprehensive study for identifying an effective vaccine regimen in preventing SARS-CoV-2 nasal infection. The study demonstrated that a combination of intramuscular PD1-based receptor-binding…