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late blight disease, genetic

Defeating late blight disease of potato in sub-Saharan Africa

Three academic experts, including Richard E. Goodman from the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, shed light on defeating late blight disease of potato in sub-Saharan Africa, starting with a brief introduction to the crop in question.
learning through collaborative design, science

Science Education: Learning Through Collaborative Design-Professional Development

Sherry A. Southerland and Jennifer Schellinger tell us what we need to know about Learning Through Collaborative Design-Professional Development (LCD PD) in this special science education focus.
April 2021

Open Access Government April 2021

The April 2021 edition of Open Access Government speaks about government policy issues globally, like COVID-19, health & social care, research & innovation, finance, digital transformation, agriculture, environment and energy.
natural pest control, entomology

Natural pest control: Moving forward with biopesticides

Dr Joel R. Coats, Distinguished Professor of Entomology & Toxicology, explains biopesticides in the field of natural pest control.
huntington's disease research, cell biology

Huntington’s disease (HD) research

Dr. James E Goldman and Dr. Osama Al-Dalahmah from the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University, provide an in-depth perspective on Huntington’s disease (HD) research.
biological tissues, biology

Next-generation sequencing to analyse biological tissues

Richie Kohman, Synthetic Biology Platform Lead at Wyss Institute at Harvard, explains the use of next-generation sequencing to analyse biological tissues in a spatially resolved context.
artificial tear substitutes, dry eye

Polymers and polymer-based drug delivery in the treatment of dry eye disease

Professor Heather Sheardown, C20/20 Ophthalmic Materials Innovation Hub, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, explores how polymers can be used to treat dry eye disease.
anti-asian racism, chinese virus

Research finds anti-Asian racism rose after COVID-19 called “China Virus”

The recent shootings in Atlanta and Cherokee County took eight lives, six of them Asian - highlighting the rise in anti-Asian racism after COVID-19.
cloud seedling, rain

How is cloud seeding implemented?

Here, Droplet Measurement Technologies LLC Chief Scientist Darrel Baumgardner examines traditional approaches and methodologies to cloud seeding, which aims to enhance or suppress precipitation and launder the air below clouds to remove pollutants.
executive orders on climate, biden

President Biden signs bundle of executive orders on climate change

Yesterday, President Biden signed a slew of executive orders on climate change, describing the new proposals as a way to fight an "existential threat".
January 2021

Open Access Government January 2021

The January 2021 edition of Open Access Government discusses global government policy issues, such as COVID-19, health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, economic development, agriculture, environment and energy.
microscopic analysis, penetrator impact

Microscopic analysis of samples from penetrator impact craters

M. Danner and R.M Winglee from Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, discuss the microscopic analysis of samples from penetrator impact craters.
tattoo toxicology, tattoo inks

Beyond skin deep: The emerging science of tattoo toxicology

Jonas J. Calsbeek, Jeremy A. MacMahon & Pamela J. Lein, PhD from University of California, Davis, explain the emerging science of tattoo toxicology.
inflammatory, COVID-19 complication

Removal of inflammatory ‘evil humors’ – the key to treating COVID-19 complications?

Phillip P. Chan, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO), discusses the use of CytoSorb, a broad-spectrum blood purification technology to treat cytokine storm and hyperinflammation in critically ill COVID-19 patients.
mamallian dive response, death

The Elephant in the Water: The mammalian dive response and sudden death

Frank F Vincenzi, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, tells us about the mammalian dive response (MDR), drawing on the case of the woman who developed a fatal heart rhythm while SCUBA diving.
microbiology, pollution, dr elica m moss

Dr Elica M. Moss: Changing the landscape of microbiology

Here, we interview Dr Elica M. Moss, a Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Health and Environmental Toxicology at the Alabama A&M University.
plant roots, plants

Where is the water? Trying to unveil how plant roots find water

Chang-Soo KIM, Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, discusses the importance of developing a deeper understanding about how plant roots find water.
vaccine in december, drug

US healthcare workers could get Pfizer vaccine in December

Today (20 November) Pfizer and BioNTech are sending their drug for approval to the FDA, meaning that the most vulnerable Americans could get the vaccine in December.
first COVID lockdown, COVID-19

US experienced spike in insomnia during first COVID lockdown

A significant increase in online searches for "insomnia" signalled to researchers that the first COVID lockdown was hard-hitting on mental health in the US.
loneliness during lockdown, research

49% of young adults in US feel deep loneliness during lockdown

Loneliness during lockdown is one of the most universal afflictions - when researchers studied young adults in the US, they found "alarming" levels of COVID-19 depression.

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