Study shows how artificial light affects seasonal rhythms of plants in U.S. cities • News Service • Iowa State University

Iowa State University researchers found urban nighttime light alters the natural circadian rhythms of plants. AMES, Iowa – A new study led by Iowa State University researchers shows how artificial light has affected the natural seasonal processes of plants in urban regions of the United States. The study, published in the peer-reviewed academic journal PNAS … Read more

Research shows how Gulf of Mexico escaped anc

image: The Mississippi River flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. According to researchers at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, river sediments and ocean currents helped simple sea life in the Gulf survive a deep-ocean mass extinction 56 million years ago. view more Credit: US Geological Survey An ancient bout of global warming 56 … Read more

Research shows how the Gulf of Mexico escaped ancient mass extinction

The Mississippi River flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. According to researchers at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, river sediments and ocean currents helped simple sea life in the Gulf survive a deep-ocean mass extinction 56 million years ago. Credit: US Geological Survey An ancient bout of global warming 56 million years ago … Read more

This study shows the key to depression recovery

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a recent study from the University of Toronto, researchers found that feeling sensations, including ones connected to sadness, may be key to depression recovery. They showed that keeping the sensation alive in the face of stress is critical for well-being, particularly for those who have recovered from depression. The physical … Read more

This study shows a new way to detect dementia before symptoms appear

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. In a recent study from Boston University and elsewhere, researchers found a blood biomarker that could help identify people with the earliest signs of dementia, even before the onset of symptoms. In the study, the team measured blood levels of P-tau181, a marker of neurodegeneration, in 52 cognitively healthy adults, from … Read more

Research shows how Gulf of Mexico escaped ancient mass extinction — ScienceDaily

An ancient bout of global warming 56 million years ago that acidified oceans and wiped-out marine life had a milder effect in the Gulf of Mexico, where life was sheltered by the basin’s unique geology – according to research by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG). Published in the journal Marine and Petroleum … Read more

Organ Transplant Breakthrough Shows Human Liver Can Survive Outside The Body For Days

When a donor organ becomes available to someone in need of a transplant, medical personnel need to act quickly. It only takes a few hours to expand ice crystals to damage delicate tissue, leaving a window of less than 12 hours to assess, transport, and implant the new organ. This not only creates a tremendous … Read more

New Artificial Enzyme Shows Potential for New Renewable Energy Source

A new artificial enzyme has shown it can chew through lignin, the tough polymer that helps woody plants hold their shape. Lignin also stores tremendous potential for renewable energy and materials. New artificial enzyme breaks down tough, woody lignin. Research shows promise for developing a new renewable energy source. A new artificial enzyme has demonstrated … Read more

New Research Shows ADHD Medication Doesn’t Help Kids Learn

According to new research, stimulant medication has no detectable impact on how many children with ADHD learn in the classroom. For decades, most doctors, parents, and teachers have believed that stimulant medications help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) learn. However, in the first study of its kind, scientists at the Center for Children … Read more

Mass gatherings like Burning Man have lasting transformative effects, shows Yale study

Credit: Curtis Simmons, Flickr: simmons_tx. Throughout history, mass gatherings such as collective rituals, ceremonies, and pilgrimages have created intense social bonds and feelings of unity in human societies. But Yale psychologists wondered if modern day secular gatherings that emphasize creativity and community serve an even broader purpose. The research team studied people’s subjective experiences and … Read more