Y-chromosome loss due to aging and other factors worsens prognosis for heart failure – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Humans have X and Y sex chromosomes, with the XY combination being male and XX being female. However, as men age, they lose their Y chromosome, primarily in blood cells. This is called mosaic loss of Y chromosome in blood (mLOY). Hematopoietic mLOY is known to increase with age and tobacco use; it is detectable … Read more

COVID-19 rebound after taking Paxlovid likely due to insufficient drug exposure – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Paxlovid is the leading oral medication for preventing severe cases of COVID-19 in high-risk individuals. However, symptoms returned in some patients after treatment was completed, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a health advisory on this so-called “COVID-19 rebound.” Paxlovid is the leading oral medication for preventing severe cases of … Read more

Systematic warming pool discovered in the Pacific due to human activities – BIOENGINEER.ORG

In a study just released in the journal Nature Communications Earth and Environment, Dr. Armineh Barkhordarian confirms that this systematic warming pool is not the result of natural climatic variations – but of human influences instead. “This warming pool will continue to increase the water temperature in the future, increasing both the frequency and intensity … Read more

Fifth of global food-related emissions due to transport: research – BIOENGINEER.ORG

In 2007, ‘locavore’ – a person who only eats food grown or produced within a 100-mile (161km) radius – was the Oxford Word of the Year. Now, 15 years later, University of Sydney researchers urge it to trend once more. They have found that 19 percent of global food system greenhouse gas emissions are caused … Read more

COVID-19 pandemic increases employment disruptions due to childcare insecurity – BIOENGINEER.ORG

CHAPEL HILL, NC – A study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows how frequently childcare insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic occurred and the effect it had on parental job loss. Employment disruptions due to childcare insecurity existed before the pandemic began, especially for parents of children with special medical needs. But shutdowns and other measures taken … Read more

Biologists find drastic reduction of bats at Azure Cave, likely due to WNS | ABC Fox Great Falls

Press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks: ZORTMAN – A recent survey of bats at Azure Cave in Phillips County found a significant population reduction since last year, likely due to white-nose syndrome (WNS). Biologists from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Montana Natural Heritage Program and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted their regular … Read more

Biologists find drastic reduction of bats at Azure Cave, likely due to WNS | Great-falls

Press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks: ZORTMAN – A recent survey of bats at Azure Cave in Phillips County found a significant population reduction since last year, likely due to white-nose syndrome (WNS). Biologists from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Montana Natural Heritage Program and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted their regular … Read more

Biologists find drastic reduction of bats at Azure Cave, likely due to WNS

ZORTMAN – A recent survey of bats at Azure Cave in Phillips County found a significant population reduction since last year, likely due to white-nose syndrome (WNS). Biologists from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Montana Natural Heritage Program and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted their regular winter survey in May. Azure Cave is a … Read more

“Ugly” Reef Fish Are Most in Need of Conservation Support Due to Their Ecological Traits and Evolutionary History

Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus) is a small, brightly colored member of the dragonet family. Machine learning enables largest study to date on aesthetic preferences and fish ecology. What makes a fish beautiful to humans? Is it colorful, symmetrical, and distinctive? Perhaps you don’t know the features, but you just “know it when you see it.” That … Read more

Decline of diatoms due to ocean acidification – BIOENGINEER.ORG

While calcifying organisms like oysters and corals have difficulty forming their shells and skeletons in more acidic seawater, diatoms have been considered less susceptible to the effects of ocean acidification – a chemical change triggered by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2). The globally widespread tiny diatoms use silica, a compound of silicon, oxygen and … Read more