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(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) Researchers discover how brain cells in the microscopic worm C. elegans send electrical signals.
(Johns Hopkins University) Incorporating the arts -- rapping, dancing, drawing -- into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins University.
(Cornell University) Using data on 77 North American migratory bird species from the eBird citizen-science program, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology say that, in as little as four decades, it may be very difficult to predict how climate change will affect migratory bird populations and the ecosystems they inhabit. Their conclusions are presented in a paper published in the journal Ecography.
(Clemson University) The study from Clemson University's College of Science uses a glowing mouse to track tiny message-carriers in the brain that could prove useful in diagnosing and treating injuries, infections or diseases.
(Society for Ecological Restoration International) The United Nations today recognized the critical role of ecosystem restoration as a tool for improving environmental conditions and enhancing human communities by designating 2021-2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. This global recognition comes after growing calls and commitments by the international community to put ecological restoration at the forefront of national agendas. The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) applauds this important step toward focusing the world's attention on the imperative of restoring degraded ecosystems.
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) New HIV infections declined by 30 percent in southern African communities where health workers conducted house-to-house voluntary HIV testing, referred people who tested positive to begin HIV treatment according to local guidelines, and offered other proven HIV prevention measures to those who tested negative. Local guidelines evolved during the study from offering HIV treatment based on immune health to offering immediate treatment for all.
(University of Colorado at Boulder) A new study debunks a popular, two-decade-old theory about the shape of networks.
(Cornell University) A groundbreaking Cornell-led study included for the first time data for both prison and jail time to illuminate the extensive scope of mass incarceration in the US, nearly 1 in 2 Americans have had a brother or sister, parent, spouse or child spend time in jail or prison -- a far higher figure than previously estimated.
(Florida State University) Researchers find a Florida-specific strain of red-tide causing algae thrives in both high and low CO2 concentrations.
(Montana State University) A team that includes researchers at Montana State University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research has won an award for developing a low-cost tool for monitoring the atmosphere's water vapor.
(Boston College) Typically, light is converted to electricity by chemically altering a semiconductor to have a built-in electric field. A team of researchers from Boston College, the University of California Los Angeles, and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne have developed an alternative means using a unique semimetal that intrinsically generates direct current through the nonlinear mixing of the waves of light.