Discovering Metropolitan Detroit’s Wild Side Through The Great Lakes Way – The Nature of Cities

The vision is that all residents and visitors of southeast Michigan — people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and interests — are connected to these water resources, feel welcome on its trails, and share in the benefits and opportunities offered by access to water. The portion of the Great Lakes basin ecosystem stretching from … Read more

This Egg Donor Wants to Be Paid to Babysit Her Biological Son & Reddit is Completely on Her Side

Should babysitting be free if you know the couple? That’s one of the big questions being posed in a very complex situation involving a baby, his parents and his biological mom. A Reddit user took to AITA forum to share that she had donated her eggs to two friends V and M because they wanted … Read more

Viewpoint: The disinformation-promoting Non-GMO Project takes on synthetic biology on behalf of the consumer. Are they really on your side?

The Non-GMO Project is a pay-for-certification scheme masquerading as a 501 (c) 3 organization that allows food manufacturers to decorate their packages with the organization’s artwork — a label that implies a risk-free product, where none ever existed. The “certification” is simply an assertion that food in the package contains no ingredients derived from (perfectly … Read more

The human side to research brought to life by scientific artist Kelly Stanford

Scientific artist Kelly Stanford has sure come a long way since we last spoke to her in 2019. The Manchester, UK-based science communicator is a Physical Geography PhD candidate from the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute and winner of EGU’s Artist (not) in Residence in 2021. This year, at the Union’s General Assembly … Read more

Wild Side: The Breeding Bird Survey

For about 20 years now, I’ve spent one morning every June running the Vineyard’s Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) route. Coordinated by the US Geological Survey, the BBS is a continent-wide, long-term monitoring program for breeding birds. Prompted by concerns over the impact of insecticides such as DDT on bird populations, the BBS was launched in … Read more

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) can control prostate cancer with fewer side effects – BIOENGINEER.ORG

In recent years, a new treatment strategy known as focal therapy (partial gland ablation) has emerged for prostate cancer considered to be “intermediate risk” – mostly, small tumors confined to one area of ​​the prostate. At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), researchers have been working closely with an advanced focal therapy approach known as … Read more

The World’s Most Popular Weed Killer Has a Previously Unknown Effect on Bumblebees

The world’s favorite herbicide is making it harder for buff-tailed bumblebees to keep their hives warm enough to incubate larvae, new research finds. Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) face food shortages due to habitat loss and the widespread monocultures of agricultural crops. Like honeybees, they feed on nectar collected from plants, and store more of it in … Read more

Gene Therapy Successfully Treats Spinal Cord Injuries Without Side Effects

A new gene therapy that inhibits targeted nerve cell signaling effectively reduced neuropathic pain in mice with spinal cord or peripheral nerve injuries with no detectable side effects. In mouse studies, pain-blocking neurotransmitters produced long-lasting benefits without detectable side effects. An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of California San Diego … Read more

New Method Could Help Relieve Immunotherapy Side Effects

By University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center May 29, 2022 Study shows combined IL-6 and immune checkpoint blockade reduces toxicity while preserving anti-tumor immune response The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers have developed a unique technique for reducing immune-related side events associated with immunotherapy treatment by targeting the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6). … Read more

On your back? Side? Face-down? Mice show how we sleep may trigger or protect our brain from diseases like ALS

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is the most common form of motor neuron disease. People with ALS progressively lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movements, including the ability to speak, swallow and breathe. There is no known cure. But recently, we studied mice and … Read more