Seven hours of sleep is optimal in middle and old age, say researchers

Journal Reference: Yuzhu Li, Barbara J. Sahakian, Jujiao Kang, Christelle Langley, Wei Zhang, Chao Xie, Shitong Xiang, Jintai Yu, Wei Cheng, Jianfeng Feng. The brain structure and genetic mechanisms underlying the nonlinear association between sleep duration, cognition and mental health. Nature Aging, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s43587-022-00210-2 Sleep plays an important role in enabling cognitive function and … Read more

Nanoplastic particles love firm: Researchers analyze polyethylene degradation in environment

Journal Reference: Teresa Menzel, Nora Meides, Anika Mauel, Ulrich Mansfeld, Winfried Kretschmer, Meike Kuhn, Eva M. Herzig, Volker Altstädt, Peter Strohriegl, Jürgen Senker, Holger Ruckdäschel. Degradation of low-density polyethylene to nanoplastic particles by accelerated weathering. Science of The Total Environment, 2022; 826: 154035 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154035 Polyethylene is a plastic that occurs in various molecular structures. … Read more

Researchers investigate connection between loss of motivation and Alzheimer’s disease progression

Journal Reference: Changyong Guo, Di Wen, Yihong Zhang, Richie Mustaklem, Basil Mustaklem, Miou Zhou, Tao Ma, Yao-Ying Ma. Amyloid-β oligomers in the nucleus accumbens decrease motivation via insertion of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors. Molecular Psychiatry, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41380-022-01459-0 The study, led by Yao-Ying Ma, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, was recently featured in … Read more

Researchers unveil a highly efficient means to reverse magnetization with spin currents

Journal Reference: Jeongchun Ryu, Ryan Thompson, Jae Yeol Park, Seok-Jong Kim, Gaeun Choi, Jaimin Kang, Han Beom Jeong, Makoto Kohda, Jong Min Yuk, Junsaku Nitta, Kyung-Jin Lee, Byong-Guk Park. Efficient spin–orbit torque in magnetic trilayers using all three polarizations of a spin current. Nature Electronics, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41928-022-00735-9 “We established a new method to enable … Read more

Researchers detect coronavirus particles with ‘sluggish mild’

Journal Reference: Young Jin Yoo, Joo Hwan Ko, Gil Ju Lee, Jiwon Kang, Min Seok Kim, Stefan G. Stanciu, Hyeon‐Ho Jeong, Dae‐Hyeong Kim, Young Min Song. Gires–Tournois Immunoassay Platform for Label‐Free Bright‐Field Imaging and Facile Quantification of Bioparticles. Advanced Materials, 2022; 2110003 DOI: 10.1002/adma.202110003 Despite all the bad news the COVID-19 pandemic brought upon the … Read more

Management researchers prescribe possible remedy in opioid misuse

Journal Reference: Abdullah Gökçınar, Metin Çakanyıldırım, Theodore Price, Meredith C. B. Adams. Balanced Opioid Prescribing via a Clinical Trade-Off: Pain Relief vs. Adverse Effects of Discomfort, Dependence, and Tolerance/Hypersensitivity. Decision Analysis, 2022; DOI: 10.1287/deca.2021.0447 In a study published online Feb. 3 in the INFORMS journal Decision Analysis, Naveen Jindal School of Management researchers explored how … Read more

Researchers create miniature wide-angle camera with flat metalenses

Journal Reference: Ji Chen, Xin Ye, Shenglun Gao, Yuxin Chen, Yunwei Zhao, Chunyu Huang, Kai Qiu, Shining Zhu, Tao Li. A planar wide-angle-imaging camera enabled by metalens array. Optica, 2022; DOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.446063 Tao Li and colleagues from Nanjing University in China report their new ultrathin camera in Optica, Optica Publishing Group’s journal for high-impact research. … Read more

Researchers have uncovered a regulator of body weight that could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders

Researchers have uncovered a regulator of body weight that could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders – NovLink Home Mash G Researchers have uncovered a regulator of body weight that could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders We would like to say thanks to the writer of this article for this amazing content … Read more

Researchers generate high-quality quantum light with modular waveguide device

Journal Reference: Kan Takase, Akito Kawasaki, Byung Kyu Jeong, Mamoru Endo, Takahiro Kashiwazaki, Takushi Kazama, Koji Enbutsu, Kei Watanabe, Takeshi Umeki, Shigehito Miki, Hirotaka Terai, Masahiro Yabuno, Fumihiro China, Warit Asavanant, Jun-ichi Yoshikawa, Akira Furusawa. Generation of Schrödinger cat states with Wigner negativity using a continuous-wave low-loss waveguide optical parametric amplifier. Optics Express, 2022; 30 … Read more

Researchers identify a new treatment for metabolic syndrome

Journal Reference: Ila Mishra, Wei Rose Xie, Juan C. Bournat, Yang He, Chunmei Wang, Elizabeth Sabath Silva, Hailan Liu, Zhiqiang Ku, Yinghua Chen, Bernadette O. Erokwu, Peilin Jia, Zhongming Zhao, Zhiqiang An, Chris A. Flask, Yanlin He, Yong Xu, Atul R. Chopra. Protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor δ serves as the orexigenic asprosin receptor. Cell Metabolism, … Read more