Risky driving behaviors increase as common sleep disorder worsens

Journal Reference: Jason M Doherty, Catherine M Roe, Samantha A Murphy, Ann M Johnson, Ella Fleischer, Cristina D Toedebusch, Tiara Redrick, David Freund, John C Morris, Suzanne E Schindler, Anne M Fagan, David M Holtzman, Brendan P Lucey, Ganesh M Babulal. Adverse driving behaviors are associated with sleep apnea severity and age in cognitively normal … Read more

Unexpected protein could play role in common brain disorder

Journal Reference: Yi Xiao Jiang, Qin Cao, Michael R. Sawaya, Romany Abskharon, Peng Ge, Michael DeTure, Dennis W. Dickson, Janine Y. Fu, Rachel R. Ogorzalek Loo, Joseph A. Loo, David S. Eisenberg. Amyloid fibrils in disease FTLD-TDP are composed of TMEM106B not TDP-43. Nature, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04670-9 Now, UCLA biochemists have discovered such fibrils in … Read more

Extract from a common kitchen spice could be key to greener, more efficient fuel cells

Journal Reference: Sai Prasad Nayak, Lakshman K. Ventrapragada, Sai Sathish Ramamurthy, J.K. Kiran Kumar, Apparao M. Rao. Green synthesis of a novel porous gold-curcumin nanocomposite for super-efficient alcohol oxidation. Nano Energy, 2022; 94: 106966 DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2022.106966 Researchers at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) and their collaborators from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning … Read more

Study helps explain how xanthan gum, a common food additive, is processed in the gut

Journal Reference: Matthew P. Ostrowski, Sabina Leanti La Rosa, Benoit J. Kunath, Andrew Robertson, Gabriel Pereira, Live H. Hagen, Neha J. Varghese, Ling Qiu, Tianming Yao, Gabrielle Flint, James Li, Sean P. McDonald, Duna Buttner, Nicholas A. Pudlo, Matthew K. Schnizlein, Vincent B. Young, Harry Brumer, Thomas M. Schmidt, Nicolas Terrapon, Vincent Lombard, Bernard Henrissat, … Read more

Combination of biomarkers can identify common cognitive disease

Journal Reference: Petronella Kettunen, Maria Bjerke, Carl Eckerström, Michael Jonsson, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Johan Svensson, Anders Wallin. Blood‐brain barrier dysfunction and reduced cerebrospinal fluid levels of soluble amyloid precursor protein‐β in patients with subcortical small‐vessel disease. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, 2022; 14 (1) DOI: 10.1002/dad2.12296 Subcortical small-vessel disease is one … Read more

Chemical found in leafy greens shown to slow growth of COVID-19 and common cold viruses

Journal Reference: Alvaro A. Ordonez, C. Korin Bullen, Andres F. Villabona-Rueda, Elizabeth A. Thompson, Mitchell L. Turner, Vanessa F. Merino, Yu Yan, John Kim, Stephanie L. Davis, Oliver Komm, Jonathan D. Powell, Franco R. D’Alessio, Robert H. Yolken, Sanjay K. Jain, Lorraine Jones-Brando. Sulforaphane exhibits antiviral activity against pandemic SARS-CoV-2 and seasonal HCoV-OC43 coronaviruses in … Read more

Much more than common, single-cell analysis reveals heterogeneity in metal adsorption

Journal Reference: Ayumi Minoda, Shin-ichi Miyashita, Shin-ichiro Fujii, Kazumi Inagaki, Yoshio Takahashi. Cell population behavior of the unicellular red alga Galdieria sulphuraria during precious metal biosorption. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2022; 432: 128576 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.128576 Precious metals — including gold, platinum, and palladium — have been detected in the environment at trace levels and the … Read more

‘Healthspan’ increasing even for people with common chronic conditions

Journal Reference: Holly Q. Bennett, Andrew Kingston, Ilianna Lourida, Louise Robinson, Lynne Corner, Carol Brayne, Fiona E. Matthews, Carol Jagger. A comparison over 2 decades of disability-free life expectancy at age 65 years for those with long-term conditions in England: Analysis of the 2 longitudinal Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies. PLOS Medicine, 2022; 19 (3): … Read more

Alec Baldwin pointed gun ‘against all rules and common sense,’ movie armorer says

Alec Baldwin pointed gun against all rules and common sense

“Mr. Baldwin knew that he could never point a firearm at crew members under any circumstances and had a duty of safety to his fellow crew members,” Gutierrez Reed said. “Yet he did point the gun at Halyna before the fatal incident against all rules and common sense.” Baldwin’s version of the moments that led … Read more

Common houseplants can improve air quality indoors

Journal Reference: Curtis Gubb, Tijana Blanusa, Alistair Griffiths, Christian Pfrang. Potted plants can remove the pollutant nitrogen dioxide indoors. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, 2022; 15 (3): 479 DOI: 10.1007/s11869-022-01171-6 During a series of experiments monitoring common houseplants exposed to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) — a common pollutant — researchers calculated that in some conditions, the … Read more