Cardiomyocyte-specific knockout of ADAM17 ameliorates left ventricular remodeling and function in diabetic cardiomyopathy of mice

Body weight, blood glucose and serum lipid profile Body weight (BW), fasting blood glucose (FBG), total cholesterol (TC) and triglycerides (TG) were remarkably higher in A17fl/fl DM group mice relative to those in the A17fl/fl control group. By comparison, BW, FBG, and serum lipid levels did not differ between the A17α-MHCKO DM and littermate A17fl/fl… Continue reading Cardiomyocyte-specific knockout of ADAM17 ameliorates left ventricular remodeling and function in diabetic cardiomyopathy of mice

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Europe’s last pandas were giant weaklings who couldn’t even eat bamboo

An artist’s interpretation of the new species of European panda. (Image credit: © Velizar Simeonovski, Chicago) (opens in new tab) A pair of fossil teeth in a museum collection recently revealed when pandas last roamed Europe.  When researchers examined the teeth, which had been kept in storage for around 40 years, they discovered that the… Continue reading Europe’s last pandas were giant weaklings who couldn’t even eat bamboo

Researchers hope graphene foam sensors can give prosthetics ‘human touch’

Researchers are hoping graphene foam sensors will help transform prosthetics and robotic limbs, allowing them to mimic the sensitivity and feedback of the human touch. The project, led in part by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), aims to develop sensors which provide enhanced capabilities to robots, helping improve their dexterity and motor… Continue reading Researchers hope graphene foam sensors can give prosthetics ‘human touch’

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Giant pandas roamed around Europe six million years ago

Closer examination of two fossilised teeth lurking in the collection of the Bulgarian National Museum of Natural History has revealed they belonged to a species of giant panda that lived in Europe around six million years ago. The two teeth – an upper carnassial and an upper canine – were discovered in a coalfield in… Continue reading Giant pandas roamed around Europe six million years ago

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Europe’s Last Panda? New Discovery of Species Closely Related to Giant Panda

Reconstruction of A. nikolovi sp. nov. from Bulgaria. Artwork by Velizar Simeonovski, Chicago. Credit: © Velizar Simeonovski, Chicago Fossilized teeth originally found in the 1970s actually belong to a new, sizeable close relative of the modern giant panda. A new species of panda has been uncovered by scientists who state it is currently the last… Continue reading Europe’s Last Panda? New Discovery of Species Closely Related to Giant Panda

Improvements to Pan-STARRS1 Astrometry. II. Corrections for Differential Chromatic Refraction

In a previous paper, we applied the Gaia DR2 catalog to improve the astrometric accuracy of about 1.7 billion objects in Pan-STARRS1 Data Release 2 (PS1 DR2). We report here on further improvements made by utilizing Gaia EDR3 and correcting for the effects of differential chromatic refraction (DCR) in decl. We extend the correction algorithm… Continue reading Improvements to Pan-STARRS1 Astrometry. II. Corrections for Differential Chromatic Refraction

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Edge-of-the-Multis: Evidence for a Transition in the Outer Architectures of Compact Multiplanet Systems

Although the architectures of compact multiple-planet systems are well characterized, there has been little examination of their “outer edges,” or the locations of their outermost planets. Here we present evidence that the observed high-multiplicity Kepler systems truncate at smaller orbital periods than can be explained by geometric and detection biases alone. To show this, we… Continue reading Edge-of-the-Multis: Evidence for a Transition in the Outer Architectures of Compact Multiplanet Systems

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Bacterial Pathogen That Causes a Tropical Disease Now Found in US

A bacterium that causes a deadly tropical disease called meliodosis, sometimes known as Whitmore’s disease, has been detected in water and soil in the United States, officials have announced. While we cannot known how widespread the bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei, may be at this time, we can no longer assume that it is confined to the… Continue reading Bacterial Pathogen That Causes a Tropical Disease Now Found in US

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U.K. Hospitals Declare ‘Critical Incidents’ As Ambulance Crisis Persists

Abstract blur of a hospital interior. getty Hospitals in the U.K.’s Midlands temporarily declared ‘critical incidents’ last week as Covid-19 continues to hit the country’s health service. Facilities across the county announced they were under ‘unprecedented’ pressure earlier this week, as staff shortages and increased demand stretched services. Hospitals in Derby previously recently announced similar… Continue reading U.K. Hospitals Declare ‘Critical Incidents’ As Ambulance Crisis Persists

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