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Kekulé’s Shattered Dream: Snakes Become Ladders – New Molecules Serve As Ziplines for Energy

Researchers create novel molecules that serve as ziplines for energy. In the 19th century, the scientific community puzzled over how the atoms in the mysterious compound benzene were arranged. This “aromatic” molecule soon proved to have a surprisingly simple structure: It consisted of six carbon and six hydrogen atoms. But how could these twelve atoms […]

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Genetic Research Shows Rapid Immune Response in Children Protects Them From COVID-19

Discovery of importance of interferon response in preventing serious infection will underpin new diagnostics and therapeutics. Fundamental differences in the immune response of adults and children can help to explain why children are much less likely to become seriously ill from SARS-CoV-2, according to new research from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, University College London, and their […]

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Exploring Earth From Space: The Stunningly Beautiful Kangerlussuaq Glacier

The Kangerlussuaq Glacier, one of Greenland’s largest tidewater outlet glaciers, is pictured in this false-color image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission. Meaning ‘large fjord’ in Greenlandic, the Kangerlussuaq Glacier flows into the head of the Kangerlussuaq Fjord, the second largest fjord in east Greenland. Each Sentinel-1 satellite carries an advanced radar instrument giving us […]

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Kevlar-Inspired Molecular Nanofibers Constructed That Are Stronger Than Steel

Self-assembly of Kevlar-inspired molecules leads to structures with robust properties, offering new materials for solid-state applications. Self-assembly is ubiquitous in the natural world, serving as a route to form organized structures in every living organism. This phenomenon can be seen, for instance, when two strands of DNA — without any external prodding or guidance — join to […]

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Research Shows Vaccinated Women Pass COVID-19 Antibodies to Breastfeeding Babies

UMass Amherst research first to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in infant stool. Women vaccinated against COVID-19 transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants, potentially giving their babies passive immunity against the coronavirus, according to University of Massachusetts Amherst research. The study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, measured the immune response to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine in both breast milk […]

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Reduce Frailty To Prevent Dementia

Reducing frailty in older adults could be an effective strategy to prevent dementia, according to a largescale new study. Published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, the study found that frailty was a strong risk factor for dementia, even among people who are at a high genetic risk for dementia, and that it might be modified […]

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Einstein Proven Right Yet Again: Theory of General Relativity Passes a Range of Precise Tests

The theory of general relativity passes a range of precise tests set by pair of extreme stars. More than 100 years after Albert Einstein presented his theory of gravity, scientists around the world continue their efforts to find flaws in general relativity. The observation of any deviation from General Relativity would constitute a major discovery […]