Mini-jet found near Milky Way’s supermassive black hole – NovLink

Journal Reference: Gerald Cecil, Alexander Y. Wagner, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Geoffrey V. Bicknell, Dipanjan Mukherjee. Tracing the Milky Way’s Vestigial Nuclear Jet. The Astrophysical Journal, 2021; 922 (2): 254 DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac224f This is further evidence that the black hole, with a mass of 4.1 million Suns, is not a sleeping monster but periodically hiccups as stars … Read more

Artificial intelligence that can discover hidden physical laws in various data – NovLink

This technology could enable us to discover the hidden equations of motion behind phenomena for which the laws were considered unexplainable. For example, it may be possible to use physics-based knowledge and simulations to examine ecosystem sustainability. The research group consisted of Associate Professor YAGUCHI Takaharu and PhD. student CHEN Yuhan (Graduate School of System … Read more

Virtual conferences are better for the environment and more inclusive – NovLink

Journal Reference: Matthew Skiles, Euijin Yang, Orad Reshef, Diego Robalino Muñoz, Diana Cintron, Mary Laura Lind, Alexander Rush, Patricia Perez Calleja, Robert Nerenberg, Andrea Armani, Kasey M. Faust, Manish Kumar. Conference demographics and footprint changed by virtual platforms. Nature Sustainability, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41893-021-00823-2 A research team led by engineers from The University of Texas at … Read more

High BMI causes depression – and both physical and social factors play a role – NovLink

Journal Reference: Francesco Casanova, Jessica O’Loughlin, Susan Martin, Robin N Beaumont, Andrew R Wood, Ed Watkins, Rachel Freathy, Saskia Hagenaars, Timothy M Frayling, Hanieh Yaghootkar, Jess Tyrrell. Higher adiposity and mental health: Causal inference using Mendelian randomisation. Human Molecular Genetics, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddab204 With one in four adults estimated to be obese in the UK, … Read more

Plant competition during climate change – NovLink

Journal Reference: Simon Haberstroh, Maria C. Caldeira, Raquel Lobo‐do‐Vale, Joana I. Martins, Julia Moemken, Joaquim G. Pinto, Christiane Werner. Non‐linear plant‐plant interactions modulate impact of extreme drought and recovery on a Mediterranean ecosystem. New Phytologist, 2021; DOI: 10.1111/nph.17522 The researchers set up a field study in the Park Tapada Real in the small Portuguese town … Read more

Asthma may reduce risk of brain tumors — but how? – NovLink

Journal Reference: Jit Chatterjee, Shilpa Sanapala, Olivia Cobb, Alice Bewley, Andrea K. Goldstein, Elizabeth Cordell, Xia Ge, Joel R. Garbow, Michael J. Holtzman, David H. Gutmann. Asthma reduces glioma formation by T cell decorin-mediated inhibition of microglia. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27455-6 It comes down to the behavior of T cells, a type … Read more

Doctoral student finds alternative cell option for organs-on-chips – NovLink

Journal Reference: Tanmay Mathur, James J. Tronolone, Abhishek Jain. Comparative Analysis of Blood‐Derived Endothelial Cells for Designing Next‐Generation Personalized Organ‐on‐Chips. Journal of the American Heart Association, 2021; 10 (22) DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.121.022795 As an example, even though sickle cell disease was first described in the early 1900s, the range of severity in the disease causes challenges … Read more

Citizen scientists find young-Jupiter-like object missed by previous exoplanet searches – NovLink

Journal Reference: Jacqueline K. Faherty, Jonathan Gagné, Mark Popinchalk, Johanna M. Vos, Adam J. Burgasser, Jörg Schümann, Adam C. Schneider, J. Davy Kirkpatrick, Aaron M. Meisner, Marc J. Kuchner, Daniella C. Bardalez Gagliuffi, Federico Marocco, Dan Caselden, Eileen C. Gonzales, Austin Rothermich, Sarah L. Casewell, John H. Debes, Christian Aganze, Andrew Ayala, Chih-Chun Hsu, William … Read more

Chemicals from hair and beauty products impact hormones, especially during pregnancy – NovLink

Journal Reference: Zorimar Rivera-Núñez, Pahriya Ashrap, Emily S. Barrett, Adana A.M. Llanos, Deborah J. Watkins, Amber L. Cathey, Carmen M. Vélez-Vega, Zaira Rosario, José F. Cordero, Akram Alshawabkeh, John D. Meeker. Personal care products: Demographic characteristics and maternal hormones in pregnant women from Puerto Rico. Environmental Research, 2021; 112376 DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.112376 Personal care and beauty … Read more