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This week in #ScienceNews and #Innovation, transgenic mice, monkeys, and even ferrets are in short supply as labs race to study COVID-19 in animal models. Meanwhile, British doctors are testing a new heart disease drug aimed to disarm neutrophils, the body’s own defenders. (Image credit: SPL/SCIENCE SOURCE) And, Amazon is working on developing a vaccine [...]

By |2020-03-10T23:38:05-04:00March 10th, 2020|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, researchers studying brain states in zebrafish have mapped the neural underpinnings of two behaviours: exploration and hunting. Read more about it here. Using Bayesian modelling of 52 radiometric age estimates, researchers have established that the last appearance of Homo erectus was 117,000-108,000 years ago.

By |2020-02-28T14:57:59-05:00February 28th, 2020|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: On the heels of the first ultra-high resolution images from the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, the European Space Agency has launched its Solar Orbiter. Beginning its journey on February 9th, the orbiter will take roughly two years to reach its closest solar position (a position equivalent to [...]

By |2020-02-20T17:14:22-05:00February 20th, 2020|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, scientists in Australia are the first to grow the novel coronavirus outside of China in cell cultures. Discover the latest research on the coronavirus here. Genome sequencing has identified specific genes that are linked to mental illnesses. However, those studies have largely been in patients of European descent. Researchers in [...]

By |2020-02-12T20:08:49-05:00February 12th, 2020|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week in #ScienceNews and #Innovation, Johnson & Johnson joins the ranks of biopharma rapidly working to develop a vaccine against China’s coronavirus. Read the latest updates on the coronavirus here. Plus, in response to Australia’s devastating bushfires, a team of attribution scientists are working to determine how much climate change and global warming are [...]

By |2020-01-29T19:35:42-05:00January 29th, 2020|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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Today, for our weekly LSCDS feature of #ScienceNews and #Innovation, US lawmakers have agreed on a spending bill that will funnel 25$ million into gun-violence research. And, check out Nature’s picks for the top science images of 2019. (Photo credit: Dr. Igor Siwanowicz) Finally, Velano Vascular has received $25 million in funding to finance the [...]

By |2019-12-18T11:38:21-05:00December 18th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: Climate scientists call for action in “Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against”, detailing the evidence that suggests the planet is in a state of emergency. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian biotech company, reported positive data for its lead drug in treating lupus nephritis. The Phase 3 [...]

By |2019-12-11T14:51:17-05:00December 11th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: The stresses associated with PhD research is highlighted by Nature journals as they published the results of a survey of over 6000 students from across the world. The survey delved into the challenges and pressures faced by students as they journey towards their degree. Data from NASA’s Cassini [...]

By |2019-11-19T18:16:36-05:00November 19th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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For this week’s LSCDS feature of #ScienceNews and #Innovation, parallel studies report that measles can wipe out the body’s immune memory, leaving infected children especially vulnerable to other illnesses like influenza. Plus, the white house has nominated radiation oncologist Dr. Stephan Hahn as the FDA’s new commissioner. Finally, check out the 10 most influential Nature [...]

By |2019-11-06T00:02:07-05:00November 6th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: After terminating their clinical trials for aducanumab in March 2019, Biogen has announced it will be seeking FDA approval for the controversial Alzheimer’s drug. This sudden turnaround helps revive the amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease, which lost credibility after the initial cancellation of aducanumab trials. And as we [...]

By |2019-10-29T22:39:37-04:00October 29th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments