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Regular use of Facebook is linked to increase in weight anxiety. reports the International Journal of Eating Disorders
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced the launch of its next generation enhanced HTML article, the “Anywhere Article, which puts readability, interaction, and portability at the heart of the user experience.
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The AGU and Wiley announced today their partnership to publish the new open access peer-reviewed journal, Earth’s Future, which will begin accepting submissions on 17 June.
In the human body, lipids do not only serve as energy stores and structural elements, but they are also important signaling molecules. Disruptions of lipid signal transmission seem to be involved in diseases such as atherosclerosis and diabetes, as well as inflammation and pain. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers from Heidelberg have now reported on photoactivatable lipids that can be used to manipulate signaling processes in cells with both spatial and time resolution.
The Fastest and the Brightest: BODIPY–tetrazine derivatives as superbright bioorthogonal turn-on probes
American researchers have developed a probe for marking biomolecules that begins to fluoresce only when it is “switched on” by binding. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the reaction takes place very quickly and the difference in brightness between the “on” and “off” states is two orders of magnitude bigger than for conventional activatable probes.
From: Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres
From: Social Science Quarterly
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Meat eating is often a contentious subject, whether considering the technical, ethical, environmental, political, or health-related aspects of production and consumption.
A newly discovered strain of yellow-green algae has an ideal lipid profile for biofuel production
Study identifies 60 year Antarctic warming trend
New study places ash dieback disease into its historical context
New research explores the impact of ice free seas on the planet's atmospheric circulation
Catalyst Keeps Fruit Fresh Longer: Even at low temperatures, platinum nanoparticles on a support catalyze breakdown of ethylene
Ripening fruit, vegetables, and flowers release ethylene, which works as a plant hormone. Ethylene accelerates ripening, so other unripened fruit also begins to ripen—fruit and vegetables quickly spoil and flowers wilt. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Japanese researchers have now introduced a new catalytic system for the fast and complete degradation of ethylene. This system could keep the air in warehouses ethylene-free, keeping perishable products fresh longer.
12% of globally-important food fish species, which live on coral and rocky reefs, face extinction due to overfishing, new study finds
From: Invertebrate Biology
From: Journal of Zoology
Precision agriculture promises to make farming more efficient and should have an important impact on the serious issue of food security, according to a new study published in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. In an article about the study in the magazine’s May issue, University of Reading Professor Margaret A. Oliver, BSc, PhD, assesses how there is potential to manage land more effectively to improve the farming economy and crop quality, and to ensure food security.
Changes in the bases that make up DNA act as markers, telling a cell which genes it should read and which it shouldn’t. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a British team has now introduced a new method that makes it possible to enrich the rare gene segments that contain the modified base hydroxymethylcytosine and to identify individual hydroxymethylcytosine molecules in DNA. Such modifications are associated with autoimmune diseases and cancer.
The tropics are the most biologically diverse regions on the planet and new research in Evolution has used one of earth’s most diverse species, ants, to discover why.