New COVID Antibody Detection Method Does Not Require a Blood Sample

Coronavirus Antibody Detection Method

Scientists developed a new, minimally invasive, antibody-based detection method for SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) that could lead to the blood sample-free detection of many diseases. Credit: Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo The global COVID-19 pandemic is not over, despite significant and stunning advances in vaccine technology. A key challenge in … Read more

Another Primary Webb Space Telescope Instrument Gets the “Go for Science”

James Webb Space Telescope Cold Side

This illustration shows the cold side of the Webb telescope, where the mirrors and instruments are positioned. Credit: Northrop Grumman Recently, NIRISS, one of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s four primary scientific instruments concluded its postlaunch preparations and was declared ready for science. Now a second of Webb’s four primary scientific instruments, known as the … Read more

Giant Panda’s “Amazing” Feature Developed at Least Six Million Years Ago

Ailurarctos Reconstruction

An artist reconstruction of Ailurarctos from Shuitangba. The grasping function of its false thumb (shown in the right individual) has reached to the level of modern pandas, whereas the radial sesamoid may have protruded slightly more than its modern counterpart during walking (seen in the left individual). Credit: Illustration by Mauricio Anton Eating bamboo? It’s … Read more

Tenoumer Crater, Mauritania – One of the Best-Preserved Craters on Earth

Tenoumer Crater Mauritania Crop

Copernicus Sentinel-2 image captured on May 16, 2022, of Tenoumer Crater in Mauritania, one of the best-preserved craters on Earth. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2022), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO One of the best-preserved craters on Earth lies deep within the Sahara Desert. On Asteroid Day, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite mission … Read more

Scientists Unravel the Early History of the Solar System

Early Solar System

An artist’s impression of the early solar system. Credit: Tobias Stierli / Flaeck / PlanetS The solar system’s chaotic early stages An international team of researchers led by the ETH Zurich and the National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS has more accurately recreated the early history of several asteroids than ever before. Their findings … Read more

7 Healthy Japanese Foods to Add to Your Diet

A traditional Japanese dinner is very healthy. Japanese food is famous for its health benefits. The Japanese have the second-highest life expectancy in the world, and they attribute their good health to their diets. Researchers are still trying to figure out why Japanese food is so healthy, but there’s no doubt that it’s a good … Read more

FDA-Approved Drug Reduces Blood Vessel Problems Caused by Aging

Red Blood Cells Flow in Blood Vessel

An FDA-approved blood sugar-lowering medicine may help prevent vascular constriction and stiffness in aged male mice. The study shows that the medication stopped the constriction and stiffening of the blood vessels According to new research published in GeroScience by the University of Missouri School of Medicine, an FDA-approved medicine used to control blood sugar in … Read more

Stress Induces a Kind of Sleep That Helps Relieve Anxiety

Stress Induces a Kind of Sleep That Helps Relieve Anxiety

Circuits in the brain can induce a restorative sleep that protects against further anxiety. Credit: Imperial College London Stress boosts a kind of sleep that subsequently relieves anxiety, according to new research using mice that also pinpoints the mechanism responsible. Since sleep is similar across mammals, it is likely the same mechanism discovered in this … Read more