Scripps Institute Scientists revealed new insights into tobacco smoking addiction. When high levels of nicotine in the brain are achieved, the α5 subunit of the nicotinic receptor is activated and transmits inhibitory signals to stop further intake of nicotine. continue … Continue reading
An estimated 68,000 barrels of oil were released to the sea surface every day during the five month long leak – in addition to large amounts of methane. The environmental disaster that was the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill in … Continue reading
A recent study finds an increase in the cytokine IL-15 in celiacs and inflammatory bowel that may be causative in these diseases. Preventing the actions of this cytokine may be a new way to prevent digestive disease development. continue reading
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, in Los Angeles have developed a way to utilise proteins, one of the most abundant biomolecules in the world, as a raw material for biorefining and biofuel production. … Continue reading
Diamond chips and chemotherapeutics attached to nanoparticle reduced lung cancer tumor growth in mice. Using these diamond-nanoparticles, higher doses of the chemotherapy, dox, could be given without liver and other toxicities that can normally occur. continue reading
But in order to save the climate it would be advised to first chop down that dark pine forest.
According to new research by Utrecht University in the Netherlands that will be published in two separate papers in the upcoming edition of PNAS, plants react strongly to rising CO2 levels. This may in turn have strong climate implications, as … Continue reading
The Earth is en route to its sixth mass extinction, say a group of paleobiologists in the latest edition of Nature.