Thursday, June 1, 2023

Washington University in St.Louis

Heat conduction plays a vital role in droplet dynamics

Action is important in repelling water from windshields, airplane wings.

Study explains what makes mRNA vaccines so effective against COVID-19

Shots trigger exceptional antibody response by activating key helper immune cells.

Study discovered how asthma may reduce the risk of brain tumors

Mouse study IDs immune cells as link points to potential therapeutic approaches.

The age of moon rocks is close to 1.97 billion years old

Scientists share analysis of the first fresh samples from the moon in more than 40 years.

Mars may be just too small to be habitable

Mars habitability is limited by its small size.

Building synthetic muscle using a synthetic chemistry approach

No animals are required to produce these fibers, which are tougher than Kevlar.

Neurons in the visual cortex change their responses over time

Neurons in the visual cortex of the brain ‘drift’ over time.

SARS-CoV-2 can find alternate route to infect cells

COVID-19 drugs, vaccines still effective against mutating viruses.

Immune system protein may defend against deadly necrotizing enterocolitis in infants

Findings may lead to new therapies for necrotizing enterocolitis.

What makes us sneeze?

Scientists identified neural mechanisms behind sneezing.

Delaying lung cancer surgery increase the risk of recurrence and mortality

Patients who undergo operation within 12 weeks of diagnosis fare better.

Western diet could increase risk of infection and inflammatory bowel disease

Diet rich in sugar, fat damages immune cells in digestive tracts of mice.

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