Seven Factors Identified That Increase Mortality Risk for Patients With COVID-19

COVID Death Concept

The risk of death for patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection and thoracic cancer is based on seven major determinants, according to research published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. The researchers analyzed data from The Thoracic Cancers International COVID-19 Collaboration (TERAVOLT), which is an … Read more

Growing Ground “Bulge” Detected Near Three Sisters Volcanoes

Growing Ground “Bulge” Detected Near Three Sisters Volcanoes

Aerial view northward along glaciated summits of South Sister, Middle Sister, and North Sister volcanoes. Credit: Photograph by John Scurlock Scientists detect rejuvenated uplift near South Sister volcano. Using satellite imagery and sophisticated GPS instruments, Cascades Volcano Observatory geophysicists have detected a subtle increase in the rate of uplift of the ground surface about 3 … Read more

“Alien” Species of Predatory Hammerhead Worms Identified in Europe and Africa

“Alien” Species of Predatory Hammerhead Worms Identified in Europe and Africa

Humbertium covidum, an invasive hammerhead worm found in Italy. Credit: Pierre Gros Two new species of potentially invasive hammerhead flatworms from Europe (France and Italy) and Africa (Mayotte) “Alien” species of predatory hammerhead worms – including a spectacularly iridescent green-blue specimen – identified in Europe and Africa. One of the consequences of globalization is the … Read more

Deploying Artificial Intelligence Technology To Improve Mental Health

Machine Learning Mental Health

Caption: Machine learning is an artificial intelligence technology that becomes proficient at autonomously performing a task, when given data and examples of desired behavior. It can identify meaningful patterns that humans may not have been able to detect as quickly without the machine’s help. MIT scientist Rosalind Picard collaborates with clinicians to develop tools for … Read more

Shrinking Superconducting Qubits for Quantum Computing With Atom-Thin Materials

Advanced Computer Chips CPU Processors

Using 2D materials, researchers have built superconducting qubits that are a fraction of the size of previous qubits, paving the way for smaller quantum computers. For quantum computers to surpass their classical counterparts in speed and capacity, their qubits—which are superconducting circuits that can exist in an infinite combination of binary states—need to be on … Read more

Complex Three-Dimensional Kidney Tissue Created in the Lab From Scratch

Complex Three-Dimensional Kidney Tissue Created in the Lab From Scratch

Researchers in Japan have generated a kidney-like 3D tissue, consisting of extensively branched tubules, from cultured mouse embryonic stem cells. Credit: Dr. Shunsuke Tanigawa A research team based in Kumamoto University (Japan) has created complex 3D kidney tissue in the lab solely from cultured mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells. These organoids could lead the way … Read more

MIT Research Reveals How Omicron Escapes From All Four Classes of Antibodies That Target COVID-19

MIT Research Reveals How Omicron Escapes From All Four Classes of Antibodies That Target COVID-19

A computational study shows that dozens of mutations help the virus’ spike protein evade antibodies that target SARS-CoV-2. Credit: CDC; Christine Daniloff, MIT A computational study shows that dozens of mutations help the virus’ spike protein evade antibodies that target SARS-CoV-2. A new study from MIT suggests that the dozens of mutations in the spike … Read more

Science Hardware Work Kicks Off Week on International Space Station

Science Hardware Work Kicks Off Week on International Space Station

By NASA January 31, 2022 ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer swaps samples inside the Materials Science Laboratory, a physics research device. Credit: NASA The seven-member Expedition 66 crew started the last day of January working on a wide variety of research gear supporting biology, physics, and Earth science. Spacewalk tool work and vision tests were also on Monday’s … Read more