Study finds that sound plus electrical body stimulation has potential to

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team has found that electrical stimulation of the body combined with sound activates the brain’s somatosensory or “tactile” cortex, increasing the potential for using the technique to treat chronic pain and other sensory disorders. The researchers tested the non-invasive technique on animals and are planning clinical trials on humans … Read more

Study finds evidence that giant meteorite imp

New Curtin research has provided the strongest evidence yet that Earth’s continents were formed by giant meteorite impacts that were particularly prevalent during the first billion years or so of our planet’s four-and-a-half-billion year history. Dr. Tim Johnson, from Curtin’s School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, said the idea that the continents originally formed at … Read more

Ontario woman finds sister, biological father after taking DNA test

Ontario resident Carlie McMaster says she submitted her DNA to Ancestry.com in 2019 to discover more about her father’s side of the family following his passing. The 28-year-old Brantford, Ont., resident said she just wanted to learn about her family’s health history, when she made the discovery that would change her life. The website matched … Read more

Modeling finds how dwarf planet Ceres powers unexpected geologic activity

For a long time, our view of Ceres was fuzzy, said Scott King, a geoscientist in the Virginia Tech College of Science. A dwarf planet and the largest body found in the asteroid belt — the region between Jupiter and Mars speckled with hundreds of thousands of asteroids — Ceres had no distinguishable surface features … Read more

UC San Diego Researchers Study Finds Biological Age, Not Birthdate May Reveal Healthy Longevity

Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay August 1, 2022 – A first-of-its-kind study of 1,813 older women suggests that the accelerated biological aging of the body — epigenetic age acceleration specifically — is associated with lower odds of living to be 90 years old and also being physically mobile and having intact mental function. In the … Read more

Male ‘biological clock’ can affect chances of birth more than was thought, study finds | IVF

The first thing a woman seeking to conceive via fertility treatment will undoubtedly be told is the impact her age will have on her chances of a successful pregnancy. But now a study of nearly 19,000 IVF cycles has shown how the influence of the paternal age on live birth rates could play a more … Read more

Real estate investor finds earnings success in ‘early days of biology revolution’

Alexandria Real Estate Equities founder and executive chairman Joel Marcus says the company has found success in the ‘dramatic intersection’ of biology and technology. Despite real estate investors battling a looming recession, hiring slowdowns and higher interest rates, one firm is finding success at the “dramatic intersection” of biology and technology industries. “The early days … Read more

Wine-drinkers of the world rejoice! New research, led by UMass Amherst, finds key to billion-dollar problem

AMHERST, Mass. – Grapevine Trunk Diseases, or GTDs, are the bane of vineyard owners worldwide, and as of 2012, were responsible for more than $1.5 billion in annual economic damages. While researchers have long known that a host of pathogenic fungi combine to gang up on grapevines, the mechanics of how these GTD-causing fungi work … Read more

Better outcomes when police, ambulance and mental health services attend 111 mental health emergencies together, NZ study finds

Having emergency services work together to attend mental health emergencies reduces the likelihood of the person in crisis ending up in hospital, a study from the University of Otago in New Zealand has found. Having emergency services work together to attend mental health emergencies reduces the likelihood of the person in crisis ending up in … Read more

EPA Finds New Insecticide Is Putting Over 100 Species in Jeopardy of Extinction

WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency released a draft biological evaluation today showing that the bee-killing insecticide sulfoxaflor is potentially putting 24 species of insects in extinction jeopardy, including Karner blue butterflies and American burying beetles. The pesticide is also potentially jeopardizing the ongoing existence of 94 plant species that depend on insect pollinators, according to … Read more