Understanding how sunscreens damage coral

Journal Reference: Djordje Vuckovic, Amanda I. Tinoco, Lorraine Ling, Christian Renicke, John R. Pringle, William A. Mitch. Conversion of oxybenzone sunscreen to phototoxic glucoside conjugates by sea anemones and corals. Science, 2022; 376 (6593): 644 DOI: 10.1126/science.abn2600 “It would be a sad irony if ecotourism aimed at protecting coral reefs were actually exacerbating their decline,” … Read more

U.S., EU responsible for the majority of ecological damage caused by excess use of raw supplies, study finds

Journal Reference: Jason Hickel, Daniel W O’Neill, Andrew L Fanning, Huzaifa Zoomkawala. National responsibility for ecological breakdown: a fair-shares assessment of resource use, 1970–2017. The Lancet Planetary Health, 2022; 6 (4): e342 DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(22)00044-4 Human impacts on the Earth’s -system processes are exceeding several planetary boundaries, not only in terms of CO? emissions and climate … Read more

Stabilizing low blood sugar in infancy prevents long-term brain damage

Journal References: Rajesh Shah, Darren W. T. Dai, Jane M. Alsweiler, Gavin T. L. Brown, J. Geoffrey Chase, Gregory D. Gamble, Deborah L. Harris, Peter Keegan, Samson Nivins, Trecia A. Wouldes, Benjamin Thompson, Jason Turuwhenua, Jane E. Harding, Christopher J. D. McKinlay, Heidi Feldman, William Hay, Robert Hess, Darrell Wilson, Jenny Rogers, Steven Miller, Eleanor … Read more

Damage to inner ear system predicts fall risk among people with Alzheimer’s disease

Journal Reference: Kevin Biju, Esther Oh, Paul Rosenberg, Qian-Li Xue, Paul Dash, M. Haroon Burhanullah, Yuri Agrawal. Vestibular Function Predicts Balance and Fall Risk in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2022; 1 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-215366 Overall, the researchers say, their study found that impairment of the vestibular system was linked to a 50% … Read more

Dementia patients struggle to cope with change because of damage to general intelligence brain networks

Dementia patients struggle to cope with change because of damage to general intelligence brain networks – NovLink Home Mash I Dementia patients struggle to cope with change because of damage to general intelligence brain networks We would like to say thanks to the writer of this short article for this incredible web content Dementia patients … Read more

Ridgecrest shows how earthquakes damage Earth’s crust

Journal Reference: Alba M. Rodriguez Padilla, Michael E. Oskin, Christopher W. D. Milliner, Andreas Plesch. Accrual of widespread rock damage from the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes. Nature Geoscience, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41561-021-00888-w The earthquake zone — which belongs to a network of faults called the Eastern California Shear Zone — is sparsely populated and arid, without much … Read more

Scientists think a peptide could cease, reverse damage to nerve cells

Journal Reference: Zhenyu Chen, Eric Chai, Yongchao Mou, Ricardo H. Roda, Craig Blackstone, Xue-Jun Li. Inhibiting mitochondrial fission rescues degeneration in hereditary spastic paraplegia neurons. Brain, 2022; DOI: 10.1093/brain/awab488 The UIC research, published in the clinical neurology and translational neuroscience journal Brain, was led by Xue-Jun Li, the Michael A. Werckle Professor of biomedical sciences … Read more

COVID-19 ventilator patients can have permanent nerve damage

Journal Reference: George R. Malik, Alexis R. Wolfe, Rachna Soriano, Leslie Rydberg, Lisa F. Wolfe, Swati Deshmukh, Jason H. Ko, Ryan P. Nussbaum, Prakash Jayabalan, James M. Walter, Colin K. Franz. Injury-Prone: Peripheral nerve injuries associated with prone positioning for COVID-19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome. medRxiv, 2020; DOI: 10.1101/2020.07.01.20144436 Scientists believe the nerve damage is … Read more

Engineered nanomaterial captures off-target cancer drug to prevent tissue damage

Journal Reference: Sarah A.E. Young, Joy Muthami, Mica Pitcher, Petar Antovski, Patricia Wamea, Robert Denis Murphy, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Andrew Schmidt, Samuel Clark, Ali Khademhosseini, Amir Sheikhi. Engineering hairy cellulose nanocrystals for chemotherapy drug capture. Materials Today Chemistry, 2022; 23: 100711 DOI: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2021.100711 “To reduce the off-target effects of cancer drugs during and after localized chemotherapy, … Read more

Hurricanes expected to linger over Northeast cities, causing greater damage

Journal Reference: Andra J. Garner, Robert E. Kopp, Benjamin P. Horton. Evolving Tropical Cyclone Tracks in the North Atlantic in a Warming Climate. Earth’s Future, 2021; DOI: 10.1029/2021EF002326 In the new study, climate scientist Andra Garner at Rowan University analyzed more than 35,000 computer-simulated storms. To assess likely storm outcomes in the future, Garner and … Read more