Better Understanding of Earth’s Atmospheric Chemistry From Studying Mars

Illustration of ESA’s Mars Express at Mars. Credit: ESA Long-term studies of ozone and water vapor in the atmosphere of Mars could lead to better understanding of atmospheric chemistry for the Earth. A new analysis of data from ESA’s Mars Express mission has revealed that our knowledge of the way

A “Golden Nail” – Quarry Near Salzgitter, Germany Becomes Global Geological Reference Point

Salzgitter-Salder: A perfect rock boundary sequence over 40 meters. Credit: Silke Voigt, Goethe University Frankfurt Research team with Goethe University participation successfully proposes former quarry in Lower Saxony as Global Stratotype Section and Point. The international team of geoscientists led by Prof. Silke Voigt from the Goethe University Frankfurt, Prof. Ireneusz

Tiny Hairlike Structures Could Help Treat Lung Illnesses Like COVID-19

3-D Illustration of Ciliated Cells. With a $2.3 million NIH award, USC researchers will study how cilia behavior and structure impact their function, a key in improving diagnostics and treatments for lung illnesses like COVID-19. Cilia, microscopic hairlike structures found along the bronchi (air passages throughout the lungs), are the first

Scientists Have Created the First Genetically Engineered Marsupial

Genome editing targeting a gene responsible for making body pigments resulted in albino offspring, suggesting that the genetic engineering was successful in marsupials. Credit: RIKEN Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) have succeeded in creating the first genetically engineered marsupial. This study, published in the scientific

No Sign of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines in Breast Milk

Small UCSF study indicates vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating women. Messenger RNA vaccines against COVID-19 were not detected in human milk, according to a small study by UC San Francisco, providing early evidence that the vaccine mRNA is not transferred to the infant. The study, which analyzed the breast milk

A New Source of Coherent Radiation

A new way of producing coherent light in the ultra-violet spectral region, which points the way to developing brilliant table-top x-ray sources, has been produced in research led at the University of Strathclyde. The scientists have developed a type of ultra-short wavelength coherent light source that does not require laser

Using Solar Radio Signals to Monitor Melting Ice Sheets

The experimental setup and test site at Store Glacier, Greenland. Researchers conceptualized a battery-powered receiver with an antenna placed on the ice that can measure ice thickness using the sun’s radio waves. Credit: Sean Peters A new method for seeing through ice sheets using radio signals from the sun could