An Oxford University study has shown that the new drug NUC-7738âa novel chemotherapy drug, derived from a fungusâhas up to 40 times greater potency for killing cancer cells than its parent compound, with limited toxic side effects. The naturally-occurring nucleoside analogue known as Cordycepin (a.k.a 3â-deoxyadenosine) is found in the Himalayan fungus Cordyceps sinensis and […]
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ScotlandRani: Action against global warming Queen Elizabeth II calls on politics to take action against global warming. Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell / PA Wire / DPA © DPA-Infocom GmbH The Queen is also expected to attend the UN climate summit…
Learn about the Caroline Herschel Medal, meant to honor the contributions of women astronomers. And meet the women who helped shape astronomy.
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(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) About six gigatons — roughly 12 times the mass of all living humans — of carbon appears to be emitted over land every year, according to data from the Chinese Global Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Scientific Experimental Satellite (TanSat).
(Penn State) resurrected the genus Philozoon by using modern technologies to thoroughly characterize two of the species of algae that biologist Patrick Geddes had investigated in the mid-to-late 19th century, along with six new related ones.
Coffee is Now Linked to Reduced Risk of Many Ailments, Including Liver Disease, Parkinson’s, Melanoma, Even Suicide
What beats a cup of joe in the morning? Nothing after you realize the myriad beneficial health outcomes that are now associated with drinking coffee. For example, a new study from the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh, published today in BMC Public Health, found that drinking any type of coffee led to a reduced risk of […]
(University of Edinburgh) The evolution of ankle and foot bones into different shapes and sizes helped mammals adapt and thrive after the extinction of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.
COMMENT 12 May 2021 Analysis suggests that to limit global temperature rise, we must slash emissions and invest now to protect, manage and restore ecosystems and land for the future. Cécile A. J. Girardin Cécile A. J. Girardin is science…
A radically reformed approach to education, in which different subjects teach connected themes, like climate change or food security, is being proposed by researchers who argue that it would better prepare children for the future. In a newly published study, education researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh argue that there is a compelling […]
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