How people understand other people – NovLink

Journal Reference: Julia Wolf, Sabrina Coninx, Albert Newen. Rethinking Integration of Epistemic Strategies in Social Understanding: Examining the Central Role of Mindreading in Pluralist Accounts. Erkenntnis, 2021; DOI: 10.1007/s10670-021-00486-7 Strategies for understanding others In recent years, researchers have criticised mindreading for being too complicated and demanding to be a common strategy for understanding other people. … Read more

Can defects turn inert materials into helpful, active ones? – NovLink

Journal Reference: Yu Lei, Srimanta Pakhira, Kazunori Fujisawa, He Liu, Cynthia Guerrero-Bermea, Tianyi Zhang, Archi Dasgupta, Luis M. Martinez, Srinivasa Rao Singamaneni, Ke Wang, Jeff Shallenberger, Ana Laura Elías, Rodolfo Cruz-Silva, Morinobu Endo, Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes, Mauricio Terrones. Low temperature activation of inert hexagonal boron nitride for metal deposition and single atom catalysis. Materials Today, … Read more

Repurposed ALS drug shows promise in mouse model of rare childhood genetic disorder – NovLink

Journal Reference: Antony Cougnoux, Julia C. Yerger, Mason Fellmeth, Jenny Serra-Vinardell, Fatemeh Navid, Christopher A. Wassif, Niamh X. Cawley, Forbes D. Porter. Reduction of glutamate neurotoxicity: A novel therapeutic approach for Niemann-Pick disease, type C1. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, 2021; DOI: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2021.11.008 The study was conducted by Forbes D. Porter, M.D., Ph.D., of NIH’s Eunice … Read more

Cystic fibrosis faithfully modeled in a human Lung Airway Chip – NovLink

Journal Reference: Roberto Plebani, Ratnakar Potla, Mercy Soong, Haiqing Bai, Zohreh Izadifar, Amanda Jiang, Renee N. Travis, Chaitra Belgur, Alexandre Dinis, Mark J. Cartwright, Rachelle Prantil-Baun, Pawan Jolly, Sarah E. Gilpin, Mario Romano, Donald E. Ingber. Modeling pulmonary cystic fibrosis in a human lung airway-on-a-chip. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 2021; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcf.2021.10.004 Advances in patient … Read more

Can we perceive gender from children’s voices? – NovLink

Journal Reference: Santiago Barreda, Peter F. Assmann. Perception of gender in children’s voices. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2021; 150 (5): 3949 DOI: 10.1121/10.0006785 Gender perception is much more complicated in children because gender differences in speech may emerge before sex-related anatomical differences between speakers. This suggests listeners may need to consider … Read more

New ultrahard diamond glass synthesized – NovLink

Journal Reference: Yuchen Shang, Zhaodong Liu, Jiajun Dong, Mingguang Yao, Zhenxing Yang, Quanjun Li, Chunguang Zhai, Fangren Shen, Xuyuan Hou, Lin Wang, Nianqiang Zhang, Wei Zhang, Rong Fu, Jianfeng Ji, Xingmin Zhang, He Lin, Yingwei Fei, Bertil Sundqvist, Weihua Wang, Bingbing Liu. Ultrahard bulk amorphous carbon from collapsed fullerene. Nature, 2021; 599 (7886): 599 DOI: … Read more

Giving social support to others may boost your health – NovLink

Journal Reference: Tao Jiang, Syamil Yakin, Jennifer Crocker, Baldwin M. Way. Perceived social support-giving moderates the association between social relationships and interleukin-6 levels in blood. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2022; 100: 25 DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2021.11.002 While researchers have long thought that receiving social support from others is a key to health, results from studies have shown … Read more

Pathway for ‘green ammonia’ opens in a combined experimental and computational study – NovLink

Journal Reference: Qianru Wang, Jaysree Pan, Jianping Guo, Heine Anton Hansen, Hua Xie, Ling Jiang, Lei Hua, Haiyang Li, Yeqin Guan, Peikun Wang, Wenbo Gao, Lin Liu, Hujun Cao, Zhitao Xiong, Tejs Vegge, Ping Chen. Ternary ruthenium complex hydrides for ammonia synthesis via the associative mechanism. Nature Catalysis, 2021; 4 (11): 959 DOI: 10.1038/s41929-021-00698-8 There … Read more

Getting quantum dots to stop blinking – NovLink

Journal Reference: Jiaojian Shi, Weiwei Sun, Hendrik Utzat, Ardavan Farahvash, Frank Y. Gao, Zhuquan Zhang, Ulugbek Barotov, Adam P. Willard, Keith A. Nelson, Moungi G. Bawendi. All-optical fluorescence blinking control in quantum dots with ultrafast mid-infrared pulses. Nature Nanotechnology, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41565-021-01016-w Now, a team of chemists at MIT has come up with a way … Read more

Deleting dysfunctional cells alleviates diabetes – NovLink

Journal Reference: Lichao Wang, Binsheng Wang, Nathan S. Gasek, Yueying Zhou, Rachel L. Cohn, Dominique E. Martin, Wulin Zuo, William F. Flynn, Chun Guo, Evan R. Jellison, Taewan Kim, Larissa G.P. Langhi Prata, Allyson K. Palmer, Ming Li, Christina L. Inman, Lauren S. Barber, Iman M.A. Al-Naggar, Yanjiao Zhou, George A. Kuchel, Alexander Meves, Tamar … Read more