Science News #004

Effective approaches to reduce Covid-19 spreading and the consequences of decades of global nutrition transition which impacts both humanity as a whole and our planet in today’s science news. Article 1: Researchers examine which approaches are most effective at reducing COVID-19 spread Before you read, here’s an important aspect mentioned at the end of the„Science News #004“ weiterlesen

Science News #003

News from the Science World Study on Social Isolation during Childhood on Mice Date: 04/09/2020SD-Date: 31/08/2020Source: The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of MedicineScienceDaily Summary: „Researchers have identified specific sub-populations of brain cells in the prefrontal cortex, a key part of the brain that regulates social behavior, that are required for normal sociability„Science News #003“ weiterlesen

Covid-19: Experimental vaccine safe, generates immune response

Date: July 14, 2020 (SD article)Date: July 19, 2020 (release of this article)Source: NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesSummary of ScienceDaily: „An investigational vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was generally well tolerated and prompted neutralizing antibody activity in healthy adults, according to interim results.“„Covid-19: Experimental vaccine safe, generates immune response“ weiterlesen

Humidity and Heat: A Potentially Fatal Combination

Date: 15 May, 2020 Date: (SD): 8 May, 2020 Source: Earth Institute at Columbia University Summary of ScienceDaily: „A new study has identified thousands of incidents of previously rare or unprecedented extreme heat/humidity combinations in parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and North America, including in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.“ Method of Research„Humidity and Heat: A Potentially Fatal Combination“ weiterlesen

Covid-19 Targeted Cells May Have Been Identified

Date: April 22, 2020 (SD article) Date: April 27, 2020 (Release of this Article) Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summary of ScienceDaily: „Researchers have identified specific types of cells that appear to be the targets of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that is causing the Covid-19 pandemic.“ Method of Research A team consisting of MIT, Ragon Institute„Covid-19 Targeted Cells May Have Been Identified“ weiterlesen

Volcanic Activity at the End of the Triassic Period

Study: For Nature Communications Source: McGill University Summary of ScienceDaily: „A new study finds volcanic activity played a direct role in triggering extreme climate change at the end of the Triassic period 201 million year ago, wiping out almost half of all existing species.„ Method of Research The international team of researchers, including McGill Professor„Volcanic Activity at the End of the Triassic Period“ weiterlesen

Scientists have Discovered Six new Coronaviruses in Bats

Clarification: In order to avoid a misunderstanding and the spread of misinformation, it is important to know that neither of these viruses are closely related to SARS-Cov-1, MERS or Covid-19 (all of them caused wide-spread disease in humans). More research is required to evalute the risk of a spillover to other species and to understand„Scientists have Discovered Six new Coronaviruses in Bats“ weiterlesen