Scientists identify a new therapeutic target for HIV

Scientists in Montreal and London have identified the key role played by transcription factorRORC2 in HIV infection: the molecule attaches itself to parts of the virus’s genome yet doesn’t prevent it from replicating. Co-led by researchers Petronela Ancuta of the Université de Montréal-affiliated hospital research center CRCHUM and Ariberto Fassati of University College London, the… Continue reading Scientists identify a new therapeutic target for HIV

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Epic NASA video imagines the surreal future of space travel

NASA has released a video showcasing its vision for the future of space travel, including kayaking on Titan. NASA continues to share inspiration for the future of space travel and tourism. A new video published in October has been making the rounds again recently. The video focuses heavily on animated illustrations of what NASA envisions… Continue reading Epic NASA video imagines the surreal future of space travel

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SlZHD17 is involved in the control of chlorophyll and carotenoid metabolism in tomato fruit

SlMYB72 interacts with the zinc-finger homeodomain transcription factor SlZHD17 We have shown the important role of SlMYB72 in the regulation of chlorophyll and carotenoid biosynthesis in a previous study26. Here, the SlMYB72-interacting protein SlZHD17 was identified. We verified the interaction by bimolecular fluorescent complementation assay (BiFC) and firefly luciferase complementation imaging assay (LCI) in tobacco… Continue reading SlZHD17 is involved in the control of chlorophyll and carotenoid metabolism in tomato fruit

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High-Speed Space Junk Risk Forces NASA Astronauts to Abandon Spacewalk

NASA postponed a spacewalk on Tuesday due to a threat that’s becoming routine: space debris that might fly too close to the International Space Station (ISS). A pair of astronauts was supposed to don spacesuits, drift out of the ISS, and spend six-and-a-half hours replacing a faulty antenna system. But NASA announced early Tuesday that it had received a… Continue reading High-Speed Space Junk Risk Forces NASA Astronauts to Abandon Spacewalk

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A Third of First Year University Students Have Moderate to Severe Depression/Anxiety

Upping drug use linked to heightened risk; sense of belonging linked to lower risk. Around a third of first year university students have or develop moderate to severe anxiety and/or depression, suggests the first study of its kind, published in the open access journal BMJ Open. Increasing use of prescription (but not prescribed) and illicit… Continue reading A Third of First Year University Students Have Moderate to Severe Depression/Anxiety

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Third of first year university students have moderate to severe depression / anxiety

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Around a third of first year university students have or develop moderate to severe anxiety and/or depression, suggests the first study of its kind, published in the open access journal BMJ Open. Increasing use of prescription (but not prescribed) and illicit drug use among those without mental health issues at the… Continue reading Third of first year university students have moderate to severe depression / anxiety

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Allergic conditions linked to lower COVID-19 infection risk

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain People with allergic conditions such as hay fever, rhinitis, and atopic eczema, may have a lower risk of COVID-19 infection, especially if they also have asthma, finds a large, population-based study of UK adults, published online in the respiratory journal Thorax. And contrary to the findings of recent studies, older age,… Continue reading Allergic conditions linked to lower COVID-19 infection risk

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Children with well controlled asthma less likely to be bullied/teased by peers

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Children whose asthma is relatively well controlled are less likely to be bullied or teased by their peers because of their condition, suggests a study published online in the Archives of DIsease in Childhood. But kids who report bullying or teasing because of their asthma are more likely to report worse… Continue reading Children with well controlled asthma less likely to be bullied/teased by peers

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Virginia Tech researchers discover potential target for diagnosing and treating Lyme disease

You don’t have to go far to find ticks. Just step outside and look for some grass. Look to the top of the shiny, green blade – usually ankle high. A tick might be there, waiting. If something breathing brushes up against grass, the tick takes something similar to a needle – called its hypostome,… Continue reading Virginia Tech researchers discover potential target for diagnosing and treating Lyme disease

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