Globus Announces New Endochronic Communication Capability

Today we announce work by the Globus team that overcomes that limitation so that data transfers can start—and in some cases even complete—before a user makes a transfer request. This new capability is made possible by the use of specially doped fibers that exploit the curious endochronic properties of thiotimoline to propagate (in ways still not well understood by scientists) a user’s intent to move data before that intent is expressed in the form of a transfer command.

Movement of crops, animals played a key role in domestication

Over the last 15 years, archaeologists have challenged outdated ideas about humans controlling nature. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Xinyi Liu in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis argues for a new conceptual bridge connecting the science of biological domestication to early food globalization.

العزلة الاجتماعية المرتبطة بالفجوة العمرية البيولوجية وزيادة معدل الوفيات

ضة للوفاة لأسباب مختلفة. نشرت البحث في مجلة الكلية الأمريكية لأمراض القلب: التطورات, تشير إلى أن التواصل الاجتماعي يقوم بدورٍ مهمٍ في الصحة البدنية العامة وإطالة العمر، ويجب معالجة ذلك على أنه جزء ضروري من المحددات الاجتماعية للصحة.

Study Shows Improved Outcomes in Hospitals Accredited for Rectal Cancer Surgery

Hospitals accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) demonstrate significantly better outcomes for patients undergoing rectal cancer surgery compared to non-accredited hospitals, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Q&A: How to train AI when you don’t have enough data

As researchers explore potential applications for AI, they have found scenarios where AI could be really useful but there’s not enough data to accurately train the algorithms. Jenq-Neng Hwang, University of Washington professor of electrical and computer and engineering, specializes in these issues.

Social media use may help to empower plastic surgery patients

For patients considering or undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery (PRS) procedures, using social media to gather information and answer questions can enhance patient empowerment – potentially leading to increased autonomy and better decision-making, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Insomnia Symptoms May Predict Subsequent Drinking in Adults

People with symptoms of insomnia may be likely to increase their drinking over time, according to a study published in Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research. In the study of adult drinkers, people who had worse insomnia symptoms at the outset of the study tended to increase the amount they drank and the number of times they binge drank during the subsequent year. The researchers found that, even at subclinical levels, insomnia symptoms were a significant predictor of future drinking in adults, suggesting that insomnia symptoms should be addressed to help reduce the risk of problem drinking.

Andrew E. Place, MD, PhD appointed as Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Vice President, Pediatric Chief Medical Officer

Andrew E. Place, MD, PhD, has been named as Vice President, Pediatric Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (within the Department of Pediatric Oncology) and Boston Children’s Hospital (within the Division of Hematology/Oncology) for the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Going ‘Back to the Future’ to Forecast the Fate of a Dead Florida Coral Reef

How coral populations expand into new areas and sustain themselves over time is limited by the scope of modern observations. Going back thousands of years, a study provides geological insights into coral range expansions by reconstructing the composition of a Late Holocene-aged subfossil coral death assemblage in S.E. Florida and comparing it to modern reefs throughout the region.

Adding just enough fuel to the fire

PPPL researchers have determined the maximum density of uncharged particles at the edge of a plasma before certain instabilities become unpredictable. This is the first time such a level has been established for Lithium Tokamak Experiment-Beta. Knowing this level is a big step in their mission to prove lithium is the ideal choice for an inner-wall coating in a tokamak because it guides them toward the best practices for fueling their plasmas.

Supply chain expert says it’s smooth sailing for vehicle freight while coal exporters fume after Baltimore port closure

A West Virginia University global supply chain expert sees a varied landscape of challenges for different industries looking to move commodities into and out of the United States following Tuesday’s (March 26) collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge and subsequent closing…

Logistics Expert Available to Discuss Supply Chain Impacts of the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge

Associate Professor of Logistics Management Phil Evers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business  is available to speak on the supply chain impacts of the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge. His primary research concentrates on exploring methods…

Could AI Play a Role in Locating Damage to the Brain After Stroke?

Artificial intelligence (AI) may serve as a future tool for neurologists to help locate where in the brain a stroke occurred. In a new study, AI processed text from health histories and neurologic examinations to locate lesions in the brain. The study, which looked specifically at the large language model called generative pre-trained transformer 4 (GPT-4), is published in the March 27, 2024, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Critical materials assessment tags potential supply chain bottlenecks

Global production of LED lights, wind turbine generators, EV batteries and more require critical materials that are in high demand. A new report, led by scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, assesses rare materials and their supply.

Filters, Coupled with Digital Health Program, Reduced Arsenic Levels by Nearly Half in Study Participants in Households Relying on Well Water in American Indian Communities

A community-led water-testing project made up of households that rely on private well water with high arsenic levels saw on average a 47 percent drop in participants’ urinary arsenic levels after filters were installed and a digital health program was implemented, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Over the two-year study period, participating households received phone calls to encourage use of the filter and a reminder to replace the filter cartridge.