Fukushima: An Ongoing Nuclear Disaster

      Fukushima is an imposing threat to the Japanese coastline and life on planet Earth in general. It’s been almost two years since the most significant nuclear event since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986; the Fukushima event took place on March 11, 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant which is located on the northern coast of Japan.

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Fukushima Water Contamination

Marine Cloud Brightening may help stop coral reef bleaching

As the effects of global climate change become apparent, it is clear that some of the most sensitive ecosystems are already in decline. Scientists have started exploring techniques to mitigate the effects of sea temperature rise, sea level rise, ocean acidification and other byproducts of global climate change.

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Increasing CO2 emissions have disastrous consequences for marine life: recent studies reiterate impacts of Ocean Acidification

            In 2013, most people can agree that global climate change, also known as global warming, regardless of the causes, is a serious, real, and impending threat to earth’s ecosystems, plants, and animal life.

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Ocean Acidification is the phenomenon confirmed by observations scientists and o
Ocean Acidification is the phenomenon confirmed by observations scientists and o
Ocean Acidification is the phenomenon confirmed by observations scientists and o

Progress in Stem Cell Reprogramming: Novel Chemicals Avoid Deleterious Mutations

Seven years ago, the creation of iPS (induced pluripotent) cells were initially reported and since then, scientists began to devote to the field attempting to breach the limitations of many diseases.

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Skull ecomorphology provides insight into evolution, niche feeding behavior of large herbivorous dinosaurs

Theories of dinosaur feeding behavior have often stemmed from the debate on the metabolic nature of the extinct animals. Some were little more than fuel for either side of the “hot blooded/cold blooded” debate that has continued for over a century.

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Malaria parasite P. falciparum manipulates mosquito feeding behavior

While nearly absent in developed countries, the mosquito parasite Plasmodium falciparum causes 200 million cases of malaria worldwide, resulting in 770 thousand deaths each year. In the ongoing battle to eradicate malaria, researchers have long been interested how parasites manipulate their hosts in order to increase the likelihood of transmission.

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Novel approaches to antiviral drugs and ways to fight viral infections

Viruses from influenza to HIV cause health problems for many people in all different parts of the world. Researchers and doctors are working hard to fight viral infections but the problems they face are challenging because of the speed at which viruses can evolve and the complexity of the problem which is fundamentally different from the way bacterial infections are treated.

 

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Novel approaches to antiviral drugs and ways to fight viral infections

Cytoplasmic HuR expression associated with bladder cancer prognosis

A recent study from the University of Nebraska Medical center shows that cytoplasmic Human antigen R (HuR) plays an important role in cell proliferation, progression, and survival of bladder cancer patients. The findings may lead to more effective prognoses and prediction of bladder and other cancer cases.

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New azhdarchid pterosaur discovered in Upper Cretaceous Transylvanian Basin

An exciting new discovery in the Upper Transylvanian Basin of Romania will provide further insight on the morphology, and stratigraphic and geographic distribution of European pterosaurs. The fossil remains identified as Eurazhdarcho langendorfensis comes from the collection of the Transylvanian Museum Society.

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Lancet Neurology: Hypertension Will Accelerate the Brain Ageing

Researchers of U.S. California University at Davis had a research and the result showed hypertension would accelerate the aging of brain. The research participants were 579 middle aged people with average age being 39 in 2009 when they attended the research.

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