The art of aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Now in its fourth year, the Drone Photo Awards has quickly become one of the most spectacular aerial photography competitions on the calendar. This year’s winners raise the bar for the art of drone photography, from an incredible close-up of a polar be… Continue reading The art of aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

How gut bacteria may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts

Can the make-up of your gut microbiome affect the success of a weight loss intervention? A unique new study is indicating this is certainly possible, identifying several mechanisms by which gut bacteria can either help or hinder weight loss.Continue Re… Continue reading How gut bacteria may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts

Clues of link between neurodegeneration and herpes virus infections

New research presents a novel mechanism that could help explain how viral infections lead to neurodegenerative disease

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications is suggesting a novel causal link between neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and infection with the herpesvirus. The preclinical research indicates a deficiency in a key protein allows the virus to trigger neuronal damage.

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Experts argue COVID-19 vaccine boosters should be delayed

A new article published in The Lancet is arguing against broadly administering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots at this point in time. The article is co-authored by two of the US Food and Drug Administration’s top vaccine advisors, both of whom recently … Continue reading Experts argue COVID-19 vaccine boosters should be delayed

Microscopic wonders in the 2021 Nikon Small World photography awards

Ever wondered what the inside of a dinosaur bone looks like in close-up? Or how about a few grains of pollen caught in knots of cotton fabric? Wonder no more thanks to a hand-picked look at highlights from this year’s incredible Nikon Small World Photo… Continue reading Microscopic wonders in the 2021 Nikon Small World photography awards

New CDC data shows COVID-19 vaccines still work well against Delta

New data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering up-to-date insights into the effect of the Delta variant on vaccine effectiveness. The reports indicate unvaccinated people are still 10 times more likely to suffer hospi… Continue reading New CDC data shows COVID-19 vaccines still work well against Delta

Yale study identifies those at risk of breakthrough COVID-19 infections

A small but robust study from Yale University researchers is offering insights into the characteristics of severe COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals. Although these kinds of breakthrough infections are very rare, the research helps doc… Continue reading Yale study identifies those at risk of breakthrough COVID-19 infections

Harvard study links poor office air quality with reduced cognitive function

New research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found a correlation between air quality in office environments and workers’ cognitive function. The international study found low ventilation rates and increased levels of particulate … Continue reading Harvard study links poor office air quality with reduced cognitive function

WHO director “appalled” at inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The director of the World Health Organization has said he is “appalled” at the extent of vaccine inequity spreading across the world. Global vaccine-sharing initiative COVAX has reported it is falling short of its distribution milestones as high and up… Continue reading WHO director “appalled” at inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Researchers uncover new way gut bacteria disrupt drug effectiveness

A milestone study published in the journal Nature is reporting how gut bacteria can accumulate quantities of therapeutic drugs and potentially reduce their effectiveness. The research builds on growing insights into the ways our microbiome can either r… Continue reading Researchers uncover new way gut bacteria disrupt drug effectiveness