Global team of scientists determine ‘fingerprint’ for how much warmth, drought is too much for forests

Journal Reference: William M. Hammond, A. Park Williams, John T. Abatzoglou, Henry D. Adams, Tamir Klein, Rosana López, Cuauhtémoc Sáenz-Romero, Henrik Hartmann, David D. Breshears, Craig D. Allen. Global field observations of tree die-off reveal hotter-drought fingerprint for Earth’s forests. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29289-2 Just published in the journal Nature Communications, the … Read more

Precipitation trends determine how often droughts and heat waves will occur together

Journal Reference: Emanuele Bevacqua, Giuseppe Zappa, Flavio Lehner, and Jakob Zscheischler. Precipitation trends determine future occurrences of compound hot-dry events. Nature Climate Change, 2022 DOI: 10.1038/s41558-022-01309-5 “In the past, periods of drought and heat waves were often considered separately; there is, however, a strong correlation between the two events, which can be seen in the … Read more

Smartphone app can vibrate a single drop of blood to determine how well it clots

Journal Reference: Justin Chan, Kelly Michaelsen, Joanne K. Estergreen, Daniel E. Sabath, Shyamnath Gollakota. Micro-mechanical blood clot testing using smartphones. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28499-y Warfarin isn’t perfect, however, and requires patients to be tested frequently to make sure their blood is in the correct range — blood that clots too easily could … Read more

Fat in your stomach or on your buttocks – Different genes determine the influence of fat on obesity – Foodlog

Fat in your stomach or on your buttocks Different

Obesity was identified by the WHO in 1948 as described like a disease. But until now, in the perception of many, it is a behavioral problem. And if it’s not a sign of the individual’s character weakness, obesity is the result of the government’s inability to solve medical and social problems. There is sometimes an … Read more

Predator interactions chiefly determine where Prochlorococcus thrive

Journal Reference: Christopher L. Follett, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, François Ribalet, Emily Zakem, David Caron, E. Virginia Armbrust, and Michael J. Follows. Trophic interactions with heterotrophic bacteria limit the range of Prochlorococcus. PNAS, 2022 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2110993118 Prochlorococcus can be found in the ocean’s warm surface waters, and their population drops off dramatically in regions closer to the … Read more

Queen’s genes determine sex of entire ant colonies

Journal Reference: German Lagunas-Robles, Jessica Purcell, Alan Brelsford. Linked supergenes underlie split sex ratio and social organization in an ant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021; 118 (46): e2101427118 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2101427118 “It’s weird to have any parent that’s only producing one sex or the other,” said UC Riverside entomologist and study author Jessica … Read more